Tag Archives: Digital Media

Making Money From the Paradox of Choice

In parallel to 3GSM, Ogilvy runs a telco conference in the beautiful Dolce Sitges Hotel, about 35km from Barcelona where the main even is. Sitges is a vacation town for the Barcelonians, a quiet place fit for a more exclusive … Continue reading

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Long Tail Aggregators

I’m at the AlwaysOn Media Conference in NYC today. At breakfast, Esther Dyson (who just recently left CNet), Chris Dobbrow (now at GoingOn, the platform powering AlwaysOn), Melinda Gipson (GateHouse Media) and I had an interesting discussion about how to … Continue reading

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Snowmobiles and Cell Phones

I’m at the Polaris Digital Media Summit in Deer Valley, UT. It’s great event with a good mix of portfolio and industry execs. Since snowboarding is not allowed in Deer Valley, a few of us went snowmobiling yesterday. The weather … Continue reading

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Flipping the Ad Model: Consumer Choice == More Money

Talk to a grizzled broadcast TV exec and he’ll lament consumer choice: the choice of many cable/sat channels, the choice of spending time online or in front of the TV, the choice of whether to watch ads or fast-forward through them, … Continue reading

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Madison Avenue Subsidizing Mobile

Thanks to Bill Wittenberg for this pointer to a NYT article looking at how advertising can subsidize some advanced mobile services for consumers. The article mentions Xero, Blyk, Virgin’s Sugar Mama I’ve written about before, etc.  Link to Madison Avenue Calling – New York Times

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Bob Metcalfe on Internet Video

Beet.TV caught up with my partner Bob Metcalfe and did a nice interview on the evolution of the Internet to the video Internet. Bob makes three key points: The Internet has been getting richer since the days of uppercase ASCII As communication … Continue reading

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Second Life Numbers: Mystery Revealed

Some of you have probably followed the debate in the blogosphere about virtual community usage and growth. Very recently, Clay Shirky and David Kirkpatrick had a somewhat tense exchange over the credibility of some Second Life numbers. David talked to CEO Philip Rosedale and … Continue reading

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The Latest from JibJab

Weird Al has creeped many people out but never like this. Looking at the JibJab Flash animation/collage, which uses photos for characters’ faces, I can’t help but wonder if there is a way to automate the production process more.

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Video Downloads

In looking at the video download space, three sets of questions loom large. First, how much does portability matter? Is it OK to only download to the PC/laptop? Will consumers buy the necessary gear to display PC-downloaded movies on their … Continue reading

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Technology of the Year

A Yahoo! exec friend of mine commented on a call today that Flash should be named “the technology of the year” because it enabled Internet video and let sites like YouTube and Heavy get big very fast. I had never … Continue reading

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