Netscovery: Discover the bright side of the Internet

Netscovery: Discover the bright side of the Internet

How the Internet saved computer games -- and is shaking the media industry

May 14, 2012

Media companies are doing their best to make it harder and harder for people to share files (mainly movies and music). This war is happening on every front: technical, as well as legal. The Internet made it much harder (or, often, impossible) to play a game without paying the appropriate fee, effectively saving the computer games industry. It also made it very easy to share movies and songs -- grossly overpriced goods which are now available for free. Is the media industry doomed?

Opinions

Rage comics: everybody's nobody's new fashion

May 7, 2012

If you spend any time on Facebook, then chances are you have come across strange, and definitely funny comics characters -- especially faces -- populating often self made, and personal, comics. Welcome to the world of "Rage Faces", a piece of popular culture that could start only on the Internet.

The future

How the Internet saved computer games -- and is shaking the media industry

May 14, 2012

Media companies are doing their best to make it harder and harder for people to share files (mainly movies and music). This war is happening on every front: technical, as well as legal. The Internet made it much harder (or, often, impossible) to play a game without paying the appropriate fee, effectively saving the computer games industry. It also made it very easy to share movies and songs -- grossly overpriced goods which are now available for free. Is the media industry doomed?

Internet People

iiNet Australia wins a lawsuit against big studios: they are not liable for what users transfer

April 23, 2012

A long drawn court case between the Australian Internet provider iiNet and big studios (including Village Roadshow, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Disney) is finally over. The verdict: iiNet wins. The Internet wins with them. What does this victory mean?

SaaS Reviews

Kickstarter review

April 2, 2012

To create something successful, you normally need three basic ingredients: a great idea; a great team to execute it; and a great deal of money. All of them are very rare indeed. The third ingredient, money, is particularly tricky because it's often beyond a creator's control. Or, it was: KickStarter changed that.

Site Reviews

Badoo raises further: slow growth and perseverance pays back!

April 19, 2012

Several social sites, like Twitter or Facebook, enjoy instant popularity and constant, explosive growth. Others, experience their popularity and are simply crushed by it (see MySpace or Friendster). Some other site have a steady growth, and patiently get there. One of them is Badoo: how did they do that?

Announcements

Writing articles for Netscovery

October 22, 2011

This article will try to give you some guidelines on writing articles. It is not meant to set down laws about how you must write; they are just recommendations. This article might be particularly useful for people who are new to writing for a magazine.

It is good to keep in mind the criteria that the editors follow when revising your article. Firstly, the article must be clear, well structured, and easy to read; it must be accurate; it must be at the right level for the target reader and it must use correct and appropriate English.