Category Archives: Technology

Case Study: Asymco (Finland)

The name of the publication and / or company

Asymco

Established

2010

Web Address

asymco.com

Form of the company

Sole proprietorship

Describe your site or business in few words.

Asymco is a technology oriented blog and business, owned by a former Nokia analyst Horace Dediu, who is based in Helsinki, Finland. The blog has a large international audience and it has been cited by business and technology publications such as Fortune, Forbes and Wired, for example. Mr. Dediu is very well-respected especially as an Apple analyst.

Mr. Dediu says the contents of his blog is analysis, not journalism. It’s not meant to be news or commentary. It’s meant to be taking those news and data, public information, and trying to interpret them. Initially, he planned to do app development, and the blog was intended as a way to promote that business. However, soon he found out that the type of work that was requested from the blog turned out to be more management consulting. He obtained some consulting engagements within three months from starting the blog and that is still the primary source of income for him.

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Case Study: GIGAZINE (Japan)

Based on the interview made on 07.04.2011 with Keito Yamazaki,GIGAZINE founder

The name of the publication and / or company

OSA Inc.

Established

April 2000

Web Address

gigazine.net

Form of the company

Business corporation (joint-stock company)

Describe your site or business in few words.

“GIGAZINE” is an online magazine. The name is coined from the words “gigabyte” and “magazine”, and relates to the fact that the website contains gigabytes of information.

The website has gained popularity by covering a variety of news topics, including contents related to Information Technology, current affairs as well as news at home and abroad. Review on software, hardware and online service, in addition to event reports and interviews are also covered.

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Case Study: Mangas Verdes (Spain)

The name of the publication and / or company

Mangas Verdes

Established

2004

Web Address

www.mangasverdes.es 

Form of the company

Personal Weblog

Describe your site or business in few words.

“Mangas Verdes” is a journalistic blog that gives information about 4 specific issues: Technology, Politics, Arts & Games. It was created, according to its CEO, Manuel Almeyda, to express “ideas not given in traditional mass media”.

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Case study: TechnicallyPhilly.com (USA)

Based on interview with co-founder Sean Blanda, Nov 2011.

The name of the publication and / or company

TechnicallyPhilly.com

Established

2009

Web Address

TechnicallyPhilly.com

Form of the company

S corp. – Part of Technically Media Inc.

Describe your site or business in few words.

Covering the community of people who use technology in Philadelphia. Daily updates about technology, venture capital companies, startups, tech policy and social organizations.

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Case study: Ars Technica (USA)

Based on an interview with Ken Fisher, Ars Technica founder August 17 2011. The numbers are from the early days from the site and before Condé Nast acquired it 2008.

The name of the publication and / or company

Ars Technica

Established

July 1998, LLC

Web Address

http://arstechnica.com/

Describe your site or business in few words.

Ars Technica is a publication that’s really devoted to telling the story of the interaction of IT and culture. They do news and reviews articles but focus on technology from a pretty broad angle. Ars Technica tries to put everything into “big conversation” about technology, no matter if its gaming, science or Federal Policy on broadband.

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Case study: Afterdawn.com (Finland)

The name of the publication and / or company

Afterdawn.com

Established (year)

2003 (registered 25.06.2003)

Web address

www.afterdawn.com

A form of the organization

A joint stock company (osakeyhtiö).

Short description of the site or business

AfterDawn Oy is a privately owned web publisher, located in Oulu, Finland. Company publishes its AfterDawn.com -branded tech information sites in six languages. The Afterdawn sites offer tech news, software downloads, reviews and guides.

From the website:

“We aim to cater all the information, product reviews and technical details for users seeking information about mobile phones, high-definition television, gaming console technology and digital multimedia. Simply put, when people are making purchase decisions on high-end products within our niche, they should be able to find unbiased information from our sites to influence their decision.”

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