Rewiring America: Preparation for Always On - Shelly Palmer
By: Shelly Palmer
Google made some news earlier this week when it announced that it was bringing its high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, to Austin sometime next year. AT&T also announced that it would follow in Google's footsteps and bring Fiber Internet to Austin.
Social Lessons from the King - It's Being Human That's the Hard Part - Tom Troja
By: Tom Troja
At the beginning of "The King's Speech" Colin Firth, as the soon-to-be King George VI, stands before his soon-to-be subjects and fails miserably. He can barely get a word out. The next hour is the story of this man's struggle to break free of what binds him and stand up in a perilous moment to instill confidence in his product, Great Britain.
Tech Overload in the Digital Media Business
By: Jack Myers
The time is ripe for acquisitions of venture funded digital media companies by large media companies, agency holding companies and even marketers. The digital media and advertising marketplace today is defined by excessive competitive overlap and redundancy. There’s an ecosystem waiting to be exploited and the price is right. Watch this week’s Jack Myers video to learn why the opportunity is now.
Wible's Weekly - Cord-Cutting, Aereo Aggravation and the Demise of Films on TV - Janney/MediaEntertainment
By: Tony Wible
Cord Cutting – Approximately 1.08 million U.S. MVPD customers (1.1% of accounts) canceled their service in 2012, according to a report by Convergence Consulting Group. Approximately 3.74 million subscribers have cut the cord since 2008, potentially growing to 4.7 million in 2013. The number of alternatives, including NFLX, as well as improving broadband speeds have made it easier for users to cut the cord. Interestingly, the proportion of TV viewers watching full episodes online for free declined. The increase in TV Everywhere deals and broader increases of content behind paywalls will continue to drive this number down. We expect the recent Nielsen announcements on device measurement to drive TV Everywhere content increases.
The Ten Most Hated Jobs - Why? - Charlie Warner
By: Charlie Warner
Of the blogs I read regularly, Steve Denning on Forbes.com consistently writes the most thoughtful ones about management. Recently he posted about the ten happiest and the ten most hated jobs in America. I think there are some lessons in the lists for managing media organizations and media salespeople.
Memo To NBCU's Steve Burke
By: Jack Myers
NBCUniversal is a leader in development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and content for a global audience. The NBC Television Network has a unified national persona that is evident through its unique programming, made possible by over 200 of its affiliate stations across the United States. NBCUniversal also has a strong commitment to its digital properties. Its new aggressive digital strategy emphasizes multiplatform programming and marketing initiatives. Jack Myers', Hooked Up is a great tool that illustrates the changing roles of consumers that can allow NBC to fully capitalize on collaboration between content, consumer outreach and digital media interfaces.