Several hundred execs filled The TimesCenter Wednesday for a day of intense conversation and discovery (on stage and off) about the current state of digital content online… and where we’re headed. Many more of you followed and participated online through our live stream. Check out the list of links below for our live coverage of all the sessions.
But while paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads is over as a live event, the conversation is just beginning. And, of course, coverage and analysis of the digital content business across platforms is a 365-days-a-year job at paidContent — not a one-off event.
Thank you to our great cast of speakers and moderators for giving us a lot to think about, to everyone who asked a question or shared an idea, to our new combined team for making it all happen, and to our sponsors for their support.
We’ve archived all the videos from the day, but if you want a taste of what the day was like, watch this video of Union Square Venture’s Fred Wilson in conversation with our own Mathew Ingram — in which Wilson said media companies wouldn’t be threatened by technology if they opened up more.
Live-blogged stories from the event:
- Content, not hardware, have made tablets the current king
- The new digital newsstand: Enabling “pass-along” — and saying no sometimes
- Digital story-telling and the rise of the new publishers
- Fred Wilson: Content owners, don’t fear the future
- New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way
- HTML5 is a newspaper’s best friend – even if it has a mobile app
- Conde Nast’s Sauerberg: Get busy innovating, or get busy dying
- Don’t think of it as content, think of it as information
- For discoverability, traditional tools still dominate
- Does social beat search, or does “peacocking” get in the way?
- Financial Times exec: iOS apps don’t work for publishers
- Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters
- Social media doesn’t speed up the news cycle — it kills it
- Richard Russo: Amazon puts great young writers in “particular peril”
- Is a vast video library worth the time and money?
- Harry Potter’s publishing wand can tame Amazon, pirates