LAST100 | BLOGGING

Last100, a part of the readwriteweb family of “publications,” was* a digital lifestyle blog for everybody, not just early adopters. With my journalism and product background, I brought a broader perspective to “tech blogging,” not just rewrites, short blurbs, lists, and incestuous opinion.

The Gphone.

Gphone is coming; how Google could rewrite the ruleswas a speculative post about Google’s anticipated entry into the mobile communications space. Here I looked at Google producing an actual device, not just an operating system — hence, the Gphone.

Relevance Today.

As it turned out, Google went with the OS — what became Android — and licensed it to all sorts of phone and tablet manufacturers, including Samsung. As one would expect, the debate over what is best rages on: open platform (Google and Android) vs. closed (Apple and iOS).

Other Google posts include:

Google’s plan: not one Phone but thousands

Google to bid on wireless spectrum; is it playing to win?

Concept Credit: the amazing visualization artist (and human being) Lorin Wood.

Music Distribution.

Radiohead’s new album challenges music industry’s conventional business model” examined the release of Radiohead’s seventh studio album, In Rainbow (one of my favorites), which the band did completely on its own, with no label support, and a pay-what-you-want pricing model.

Relevance Today.

Not many major artists followed Radiohead’s lead (Nine Inch Nails did), but non traditional pricing models and distribution strategies remain to this day.

Additional reporting included:

Interview: Steve Hofstetter, an up-and-coming comic, successfully plays same game as Radiohead, NIN

Hofstetter proves digital distribution works for indie comedians; lands spot on late-night TV

Image Credit: leesprogblog (I’m too lazy to find my Radiohead concert pics)