Podcast: Commentary on the All Things Digital conference
Today, we bring you episode 5 of our Beyond the Hype podcast series. In this segment, Cheryl Travis chats with Lois Paul about last month’s All Things Digital, or D conference, hosted by the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. They discuss the highlights of this exclusive conference.
Lois shares how she goes to D because of the enormous respect she has for Mossberg. "You can just see it - Walt revels in this," she said. "It is really a conversation Walt and Kara have with industry leaders that are affecting all things digital."
She summarized the point of these conversations by saying that it was a combination of people wanting the personalization of their entertainment and their information on any device they want any way they want. It's not just about sitting around the living room and watching television. The experience increasingly is combined with interaction and social elements. She remarks how it was clear from the discussion that a lot of these approaches are evolutionary and not revolutionary.
Lois also commented about how Rupert Murdoch made a good showing at the conference (his first since News Corp. bought the Wall Street Journal). He was very candid about how there needs to be more of both an entertainment flavor and consiseness in how people get their information. Certainly, the changes we've seen with the Journal have reflected this.
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