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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.

Disney's Streaming Service: Lower Price Than Netflix; 2019 Launch Date

Tom's Guide--Disney's building its own Netflix-like streaming service, but which content is it taking away from competitors?
August 06, 2018 Go to Tom's Guide

Netflix Still Isn't Fully Acknowledging Looming Competition From Disney

The Motley Fool--Disney is entering the streaming space swinging next year, but Netflix still doesn't seem overly concerned.
July 30, 2018 Go to The Motley Fool

Jeffrey Katzenberg-Led WndrCo Closes $1 Billion Funding; Disney, Fox, WB Among Investors (Report)

Variety--Jeffrey Katzenberg has brought in a clutch of major Hollywood companies as investors in WndrCo, the mobile-video venture the former DreamWorks Animation chief co-founded last year. According to a C…
July 27, 2018 Go to Variety

Do Traditional Media Companies Really Want to Be Netflix?

Inc.com--Netflix crashed and burned with its latest earnings release. For media companies going all in on streaming, Netflix's struggles should make them think twice.
July 24, 2018 Go to Inc.com

YouTube Is Reportedly Combatting Instagram's IGTV By Cutting Six-Figure Checks To Creators - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--YouTube is reportedly paying five- and six-figure checks to creators like Lilly Singh in order to prevent them from defecting to IGTV.
July 23, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Helping Television Get Over The Branded Content Hump: 'On YouTube, 85% of the views are going to influencer content, on Facebook, it's more like 70%."

Forbes--Branded content promises to be the bridge between the growing world of influencer video and traditional TV networks. But in order for that to happen, there needs to be better systems in place to track and measure them explains Tubular Labs' Rob Gabe.
July 23, 2018 Go to Forbes

We're underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video

Vox--Doctored photos can easily create false memories. What happens when there’s fake video?
July 23, 2018 Go to Vox

Peter Chernin Plans New $500 Million New Media Fund

Deadline--Media mogul Peter Chernin is planning to raise a new media fund of more than $500 million, opening a new chapter for the digitally savvy executive who has been one of Hollywood’s technology i…
July 21, 2018 Go to Deadline

How Netflix Is Forcing an Overhaul of Television's Old Guard, and What the Government Can Do About It

The Ringer--The ascendance of the streaming service and its Silicon Valley brethren like Apple and Google is sparking an unprecedented consolidation of TV’s power players
May 24, 2018 Go to The Ringer