Buying your way out of ad blocking

Robert Cookson, for the Financial Times, reports that companies are paying their way out of ad-blocking: Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Taboola have quietly paid the German start-up behind Adblock Plus, the world’s most popular software for blocking online advertising,…

Why your website is ugly

Duncan Arthur: We’ve seen traditional publishers we applaud for beautifully designed print publications throw out their own rulebook for their web-based versions. High-end design, it seems, has been viewed as incompatible with amassing the glut of page views and…

The new tech tabloids

Harry Marks on the high-profile, high traffic technology blogs: Business Insider, CNet, ZDNet, eWeek, Gizmodo, and the rest (there really are too many to name) aren’t news organizations, they’re the online equivalents of 24-hour cable news noise networks…