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Saturday Jan 11, 2014
  This week marked the annual b2b marketing frenzy known as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 155,000 visitors, a record, trundled across an Exhibition Area the size of 37 football fields. This year saw a new group of visitors, spirited away in hospitality suites far above the 3100 exhibitors and their booth babes- the Ad Guys. They took home far more than a bad hangover and free pens. They schmoozed their largest clients and...
Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
Twitter is on a tear. The social network grew 38.9% year-over-year (compared with 18.1% for Facebook) and the share price has soared 60% in the last 30 days. The surprising source of this internet euphoria…television. Twitter’s higher engagement and targeted TV ad suite could siphon some of the money that is currently going to Pay TV. Now the operators are scrambling to launch their own 2-Screen and authenticated TV Everywhere tools...
Monday Dec 09, 2013
Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH. In the first half of 2013, 43 percent of all album sales were digital, up from 38 percent the year before (Nielsen). Stream volume soared 25% this year, with more than 100 billion audio and video streams. In fact,...
Saturday Dec 07, 2013
Ten years ago, Google was awarded just 4 US patents and had no lobbying presence in Washington.  The passage this week of the Innovation Act by the most unproductive US Congress in history, represents Google’s transition to “Washington Insider”. Fed up with the patent trolls ( and government inaction on issues like visa reform, Google went on...
Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler has a radical premise: cooperation triumphs over self-interest. In a lecture this month in Tel Aviv, he called for cooperation and community as a tool to fundamentally transform business.  “In today’s knowledge economy, the most valuable resources –information and knowledge- are a public good, and the best way to develop and maximize this good is through millions of networked people pooling...

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