Will the traditional side of the entertainment business follow their digital upstarts and start to distribute directly to their audiences without a television network intermediary?Read more "Will Showrunners run directly to consumers?"
There has been so much discussion around the restructuring of Google I thought it would be helpful to post a complete list of all of the Google companies along with some key articles to better understand the restructure. The depth and breadth of their holdings are massive. The ratio of innovation and disruption across the […]Read more "Google Alphabet Soup. Guide to all companies Google."
I just wrote about how Apple may be blocking Spotify from working seamlessly with their hardware. I was worried that these type of tactics from Apple may give AppleMusic the upper hand. In some ways I wanted Apple’s new service to give me a great reason to switch as all of my owned tracks still […]Read more "Apple Music is a complete disaster."
I love Spotify. When Beats first came out I went on the free trial and found that both the content curation and user experience (UX/UI) to be way better. For a first version I was amazed at how good Beats was. Back then Spotify was still a bit clunky and basic functions like searching your […]Read more "AppleMusic & the detail that may kill Spotify."
Let me get a bit esoteric for a minute. We hunger for things that have the promise to transform us. Our search for meaning has always led us to want to understand the origin of life itself. We use science and technology to play creator in order to get us closer to the answer. Advancements in […]Read more "Is #VR our new reality?"
Far too many of us start our day, while still in bed, by reaching for our phones. What might start out as a lazy, luxurious excercise of checking the weather, news or our social feeds, soon turns into text and email…and just like that we project ourselves into the middle of our fast-paced, never-ending to-do-list of a day…body tense and heart pounding […]Read more "Waking up to meditation instead of technology."
How Walmart’s attempt at blocking ApplePay is a cheap shot across the bow in defense of protecting their own proprietary and weaker payment technology.Read more "Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay."
In reflection of the Digital NewFronts a few weeks back, the Upfronts and the NYTVFestival this week, I’m amazed that we are trying to get web video to fit within a TV model. When TV first came to market it was simply filmed theater until we figured out the medium. The same will happen with […]Read more "Why are we still treating web video as if it were TV?"
What if apps did for TV’s and the entire viewing experience what apps did for phones? It was not so long ago that the idea of loading an app on a phone was not possible. The first iPhone did not allow this and it took some time before the API and …Read more "Apps, the future of a new TV experience, and the death of the old."
With its new funding round, Spotify will compete directly with Apple and Pandora. In my last post, I purposefully did not mention Spotify as they were not available in the U.S. market, nor did they have the funding to compete – but now they do. Ap…Read more "Spotify positioned to compete directly with Apple and Pandora in music."