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Google's chief economist sees tablets as profit center for newspapers

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Oct 2013, 23:29

The popularity of the smartphone added insult to injury for the nation's daily newspapers; seen as a dying industry with the evolution of the internet, the smartphone allowed news junkies to carry direct news feeds with them wherever they went, making the newspaper old and obsolete. The tablet, with the same immediacy and mobility as a smartphone, but with an easier to read screen, would be another nail in the coffin of the daily newspaper...

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posted on 06 Oct 2013, 23:50

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

So... newspapers have become irrelevant, your industry has died, time to change or have your company's die as well!

If only they would actually try to change to fit the new process, instead they will probably end up like the RIAA and MPAA aka the MAFIAA and suing everyone into oblivion because they cannot fathom change or even adjusting to a much more direct and yet much less $$$$ oriented revenue stream!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 00:06

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

It doesn't really require an economist to see that traditional newspapers are dying and that they need to change in order to stay relevant.

Google Currents is pretty decent though.

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