links for 2010-02-25

  • "Future Tense host Jon Gordon has been promoted to MPR's social media editor, with responsibilities for MPRNewsQ's mobile strategy. The job — which came together in just two weeks, he says — "is, in a sense, making MPR content more discussable on social networks."

    "I've always felt one thing holding MPR back is timely transcriptions of radio content; it's difficult to listen to — and then retweet — an entire interview segment, for example. It would also be great if we could more quickly get clips, but all this requires labor and MPR's newsroom still isn't as big as, say, the Pioneer Press'. Radio is still the dog that wags the tail, and the net-side return-on-investment likely isn't that powerful yet."

  • The low-end Digital Still Camera (DSC) market is coming under intensifying competitive pressure from cell phones that are sporting increasingly high-resolution image sensors, according to iSuppli Corp. The average resolution for handset cameras’ CMOS sensors in 2008 was 1.5 megapixels. By 2009, that average increased to 2.1 megapixels and iSuppli forecasts it will rise to 5.7 megapixels by 2013. In comparison, DSCs averaged 7.6 megapixels in 2008 and will rise to 13.9 megapixels in 2013."

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