Our company has been featured on the prestigious website Nieman Journalism Lab among B2B companies, sprouting around the world in niches to take advantage of emerging trends & opportunities of the digital economy.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published a 2013 Digital News Report, that sheds light on the ways readers consume digital news content worldwide. The report, extremely valuable for all digital news publishers, describes in detail directions in which the entire industry is developing.
It shows that digital consumers now seem more willing to pay for news, and use tablets and smartphones to consume them. Also the erection of paywalls, combined subscriptions, and app-based purchases is constantly growing. The highest rates of paying for digital news are now seen in Brazil, Italy, Spain, Japan, and France & we can expect a significant jump in the percentage of users paying for digital news in the coming months.
Since the formation of Cleeng in 2011, our product has grown tremendously – and we now have hundreds of publishers selling their content worldwide, using our packages.
Today, we are introducing a new pricing model. Our objective is to truly democratize premium content sales. Cleeng is now the first and only SaaS platform on the market to offer a Free package, with unlimited transactions (compare with the chart below).
Are you familiar with the Agile development approach? It gives an opportunity to continuously evaluate the direction of a project throughout the entire development lifecycle. Iterations and customer feedback built its foundation, which means that the inevitability of changing needs & requirements is also taken into account.
At the end of the sequence of iterations (called also ‘sprints’) the development team must come up with a deliverable product / feature. Working in short cycles is truly fruitful & leaves enough time to quickly navigate the project in another direction. This way developers can avoid boosting too many hours into a product that their customers might not want.
At Cleeng, we embrace the #Agile paradigm with love.
Two weeks ago, at our Amsterdam headquarters, we were chatting about how many amazing, creative and inspiring people use Cleeng solution to sell their talent. We had no doubts this was the right moment to present them to our audience. The following blogpost is initiating a series of in-depth interviews, showing Cleeng customers’ output & giving you a sneak peak behind-the-scenes on their business in the making.
Cleeng presents: Jon Hotchkiss & This vs. That
Let me begin with an excess of exclamations: TEDMED 2013 was amazing!!! 1,800 multidisciplinary leaders, 65 speakers & performers, 2,700+ TEDMED live locations brought to a tremendous success of this year’s edition. Hashtag #tedmed is still active for comments and discussions on Twitter. I guess we all are ‘suffering’ from a little ‘TED ache’ (term coined by Pritpal S Tamber, TEDMED’s Clinical Editor). Our heads almost hurt with so many great insights. We’re happy that TEDMED chose Cleeng – a leader among the conference streaming solutions.
This month brought us a tremendous success – Cleeng was announced to a winner of the Red Herring’s Top 100 award.
We’re incredibly happy that the Red Herring editors – the same who recognized companies such as Facebook, Twitter or Google to change the way we live and work – identified Cleeng as one of the 100 most promising new companies in Europe.