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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Starbucks's mobile payments system has more users than Apple's or Google's in US

Recode--New estimates predict that it will stay that way.
May 22, 2018 Go to Recode

Morgan Stanley Pegs YouTube's Valuation At $160 Billion, Above Disney, Comcast, And Netflix - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--The investment bank also said that YouTube’s new subscription services could be a major revenue driver in the future, given that music is the most-watched type of content on the platform.
May 21, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

This Is How a Newspaper Dies

POLITICO Magazine--It’s with a spasm of profits.
May 21, 2018 Go to POLITICO Magazine

Why you should never have a data room - the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you'll ever

Both Sides of the Table--I’m about to offer you some fund-raising advice that flies directly in the face of what most conventional wisdom will tell you.
May 19, 2018 Go to Both Sides of the Table

Reaching Peak Meeting Efficiency - Learning By Shipping

Learning By Shipping--Meetings are undeniably the most important tool for build a high-performance team with shared values
May 15, 2018 Go to Learning By Shipping

Infographic: Why a Global Content Operating Model Makes Sense

SDL--Infographic: Why a Global Content Operating Model Makes Sense
May 14, 2018 Go to SDL

Publishers Have More First-Party Data Than They Think

Publishing Executive--Publishers who have the first-party data to offer advertisers will be at an advantage. Fortunately, they already have more available than they think.
May 11, 2018 Go to Publishing Executive

MoviePass Business Model is 'Highly Uncertain' as the Company's Owner Releases Stark Financials

IndieWire--In a SEC filing, MoviePass owners Helios and Matheson revealed they are spending over $20 million a month and quickly running out of cash.
May 08, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Cramer tracks the 'very close' race to $1 trillion between Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft

CNBC--Jim Cramer examines four massive tech giants to see which one is most likely to win the race to a $1 trillion in market cap.
April 20, 2018 Go to CNBC

Tronc cuts dozens of employees, including former Times Editor Lewis D'Vorkin

latimes.com--Tronc cut jobs ahead of its sale of the Los Angeles Times.
April 17, 2018 Go to latimes.com