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Great content comes in all shapes and sizes, covering all manner of topics from all corners of the world. Just this week we had the privilege of providing access to a lecture and panel discussion involving modern conceptual art, a first for Tinypass. Arts at MIT’s Alumni Arts Exchange (AAX) explored artist Jeff Lieberman’s kinetic sculpture, Breaking Wave. Lieberman, who has completed four degrees at MIT (Physics, Math, Mech. Eng., Media Arts + Sciences), explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, creativity, and consciousness. You can get a taste for the visual impact of Breaking Wave here.
The event, held on November 20th, was only open to MIT alums but was live-streamed on the web by Redstar Union, which develops next-gen media around music and innovation, and broadcasts curated live performances to the web in real time HD.
The MIT Alumni Arts Exchange (AAx) is a global network of over 12,000 MIT alumni of all ages who are involved with and interested in the arts. AAx hosts a series of events throughout the year centered around a special activity, theme or holiday. The mission of AAx is to provide a gathering space, either virtual or actual, for like-minded MIT alumni to learn about arts activities on the MIT campus, and the work that their fellow alumni artists are exhibiting or performing. AAx was officially launched on March 13, 2014 – celebrating both Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s birthday.
The Daily Banter, a snarky and fiercely independent online news publication, has just issued a plea to its loyal readers. Please help us keep producing high quality journalism. Bemoaning the prevalence of trashy tabloid sites, The Daily Banter shares that despite its impressive growth, soaring to over 5 million readers last month, advertising revenues are not sufficient to keep the site running.
The Daily Banter has turned to Tinypass to power a subscription benefit plan that asks readers to pay $5.99/month – “the price of two coffees”- for premium, ad-free access. The package also includes special features like exclusive content and live interactions with authors. Explaining why he chose to implement a subscription model, Ben Cohen, Editor in Chief and Founder of The Daily Banter writes:
It’s simple really – reader funded journalism is potentially the most powerful, disruptive force to have ever hit the media industry. If we have enough readers behind us, we can have an incredible amount of autonomy – no answering to advertisers or investors, and no interference from corporate bosses.
We couldn’t agree more. We believe that readers value thought-provoking, well-written content and are committed to helping support their favorite publications. To learn more about how Tinypass is helping online publishers re-imagine their business models, shoot us a note at [email protected] To learn more about The Banter’s offer visit http://thedailybanter.com/early-adopters.
The convergence of the upcoming September 11th anniversary with the brutal murders of Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff at the hands of ISIS led our friends at Esquire to turn to their archives in an effort to honor the death of the two courageous journalists. David Granger, Esquire’s Editor in Chief, explains:
Tom Junod’s “The Falling Man” has been read by nearly 20 million people since we first published it in September 2003. It’s the story behind a single image from September 11th that struck such a raw and terrifying nerve that it was almost immediately banished from public view. It came immediately to mind when photos and video of James Foley’s beheading by ISIS began circling the globe, followed two weeks later by the devastating video of Steven Sotloff’s murder. We wondered whether there was something we could do to honor their courage as journalists. And that’s when we came back to those 20 million readers.
We’ve teamed up with Creatavist and Tinypass on a fundraiser to sell a re-issue of “The Falling Man,” with a new introduction about James Foley. All revenue will go to the James Foley Scholarship Fund at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication. Our audacious goal is to raise $200,000, enough to cover a full four-year scholarship. We may fail miserably, or we might surprise ourselves. Either way, we hope you’ll help.
Please visit http://premium.esquire.com/the-falling-man to read the story and donate to the James Foley Scholarship Fund.
It’s not every day that you come across an enterprise that was founded in 1843, much less one that is thriving some 171 years later and is eager to innovate. That, however, is exactly the good fortune that we have had in collaborating with The Economist Group’s Media Lab and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. The EIU is charged with helping businesses, financial firms and governments better understand how the world is changing and how those changes “create opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed.”
One way that the unit seeks to understand how the world is changing is by tapping the expertise of its proprietary editorial panel of over 120,000 decision-makers who hail from the world’s largest corporations to innovative new start-ups in 192 countries worldwide. By participating in periodic online surveys, the panel members help “test new ideas, capture new trends and make insights actionable.”
In return for participating in the EIU’s survey program, panel members were traditionally mailed a physical book as a reward. Rather than receiving a physical gift, Ron Diorio, VP of Business Development and Innovation at The Economist, wanted to give panel members the option of receiving a digital download – an eBook, PDF, or audio file – via the Economist Store. This is where we come in. The entire rewards program – from the notification of the reward to the delivery of the download – is powered by Tinypass. To learn more about how we are innovating with some of the world’s largest and most innovative media organizations, drop us a line at [email protected].
EverSport Media, whose mission is to bring fans authorized, live game broadcasts of sporting events from around the world via the web and online media devices, chose Tinypass & Ooyala to sell PPV access to its live sporting events. The site recently broadcast the first edition of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA) World Football cup, an international football tournament for teams unaffiliated with FIFA.
Like EverSport.tv, any publisher can monetize its live video streams with our Video Paywall product. For more details about Oyala and other video hosting providers integrated with Tinypass please take a look at our video integration guide.
You can watch the final of the tournament for free by clicking “Replay” below. Also, keep an eye out for two brand new sporting events that will be broadcast live on EverSport on July 31st.