1. John Grono from GAP Research
    5 hours ago re: CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Draws 8.3 Million TV Viewers -- And 9.2 Million Live Streams by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - Oct. 16)

    IMHO, it would be preferable that the stream count was reported side-by-side with the total streaming time (assuming that the Gold Standard for video and audio - average minute audience - will not yet be countenanced).

    Further the stream counts should be reported de-duplicated.   A person may start streaming content but due to high demand and narrow access, it is very common that you get a drop-out and have to re-initiate the stream.   That person then contributes twice to the stream count.

    Think of this in another way.   What if televison reported their audiences as 'tune-ins'?   That is, you are watching a show, the ads come on, you start channel surfing, go back to your original channel - no, they are still showing ads, so some more surfing, then finally back to the show.

    Would we accept that as the programme audience?   Not in a pink fit!   So why do we allow this for streams?

  2. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    7 hours ago re: Dem Debates Are Like Reality TV, But Not In A Good Way by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - Oct. 17)

    Welcome to democracy. And today you are lucky. You don't have to scan newspapers on microfishe to find out more about each one of the people; you have the internet. There are candidates representatives all over for questions. The problem we have is a media - mostly except for Fux news, an anti social media - problem within the Nature of Things that people are rooting for a Circus Maximus ratings game. But calm yourself. We are going through a transition which we will notice a few hundred years from now. 

  3. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    7 hours ago re: FTC Privacy Settlement Too Favorable To Facebook, Watchdogs Say by by Wendy Davis (Digital News Daily - Oct. 16)

    Elizabeth Warren was right even though it was a "fake" ad. Zuckerborg was promised the kingdom of California from the dictator. Oh goody.

  4. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US
    8 hours ago re: 'Consumer Reports' Finds Tesla Smart Summon Feature 'Glitchy' by by Chuck Martin (AI & IoT Daily - Oct. 15)

    "However, it also found that the system, designed to work only in private parking lots, “works only intermittently, depending on the car’s readings of the surroundings.”


    In other words, the system is moody.  This kind of info just makes me laugh outloud.


    The CR report stated that the researchers repeatedly asked for Tesla for comment but received no response.

    Maybe they were using the "Smart Summons" APP to try and reach them,,,,,,,see, Moody.

  5. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US
    8 hours ago re: Uber Adds E-Mopeds To Ridesharing Options by by Chuck Martin (AI & IoT Daily - Oct. 17)

    I see what they did here.  They can advertise the "I-Peds" as a "self driving"  fleet !!

    “We see it as another step towards our goal to become a one-stop shop for all transportation needs,” stated Uber."

    Personally, this will be a Never-Stop shop for any transportation.

    Did anyone do the math on the I-peds?  $18.00 an hour for a nice-weather-only,  slo-mo death-trap??

    They relly do prey on the stupidity of humans

  6. Tom Denford from ID Comms Inc
    Yesterday, 4:46 PM re: Let's Bring Industry Together, Not Widen Divide by by Marla Kaplowitz (MAD - Oct. 15)

    Marla, there is no intention to 'widen the divide'. Predicting major pitches is meant as helpful intelligence for agencies and marketers wanting to know how to plan their resources for the year ahead. Our predictions are based on actual briefs we have received from advertisers (at present ID Comms has received briefs from 3 advertisers considering pitching media in 2020, each one with a media budget of over $1bn) and we predict 2-3 others at that scale, using our own market tracking tools which have been pretty accurate over the years as predictors of global pitch activity. We also refer to the good database managed by ComVergence on pitch activity as well as the 4As own database, which we have previously contributed information to when asked. There are a number of robust data points that sit behind this story, I can assure you we don't make these headlines up in a self-serving way. But I concede it remains somewhat speculative - who is foolish enough to predict anything in this industry? We try. 

  7. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 3:49 PM re: Why Netflix Is The Most Vulnerable Digital Giant by by Deren Baker, Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - Oct. 17)

    I agree, Deren. Some of us have been pointing this out for some time but there is a large block of folks who think that Netflix actually "disrupted" TV and are rooting for it largely on emotional grounds. Yes, Netflix has cut fairly deeply into the ratings of primetime braodcast network shows but these represent a mere 8-10% of the average person's total TV consumption---not all of it. Now,TV and the movie studios are counterattacking by invading Netflix's turf, with a host of diverse and appealing content. It may well be Netflix's turn to be "disrupted".

  8. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 3:42 PM re: What Would Ad Industry Do If It Heard 22% Of Nielsen's TV Panel Were Bots? by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - Oct. 17)

    Dave, of course "we" need to hold digital platforms accountable and the process starts when we stop relying on the sellers to provide "audience" data and switch to objective, third party measurements that are audited and adhere to the same standards for every platform. How this will come about is anyone's guess, however.

  9. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 3:38 PM re: CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Draws 8.3 Million TV Viewers -- And 9.2 Million Live Streams by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - Oct. 16)

    A live stream "start" is not the same thing as an average commercial minute "audience" as calculated by Nielsen. A fairer comparison would be with a total audience rating for the CNN debates, counting any set that tuned in at any time for even one minute, including any that zapped the commercials. That number would, no dount, be far higher than the 8.3 million average commecial minute audience reported by Nielsen.

  10. Ira Berger from The Richards Group
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM re: Dem Debates Are Like Reality TV, But Not In A Good Way by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - Oct. 17)

    I think you need to go to the "way back" machine and take a look at the Republican dabates 
    4 years back. 

  11. Gary milner from The Simpler Way
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM re: CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Draws 8.3 Million TV Viewers -- And 9.2 Million Live Streams by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - Oct. 16)

    Is the streaming figures indicative of society change and where the tv market is headed?


  12. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM re: Dem Debates Are Like Reality TV, But Not In A Good Way by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - Oct. 17)

    I didn't listen to his show but I read that Rush Limbaugh made the same point about the recent debates, that the country is portrayed by Democrats as a dystopia. Nothing is fair, nothing is good, big business is bad, health care is a crisis even for working adults, and the climate will soon kill us all. Apparently fear sells but the Republicans do their own share of fear-mongering.

  13. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US
    Yesterday, 9:52 PM re: Walmart Kicks Off In-Home Grocery Delivery by by Sarah Mahoney (Marketing Daily - Oct. 15)

    To use the service, customers select either the kitchen or garage fridge as a delivery spot, and pay $49.95 for the corresponding smart device. Installation of the lock is free. Customers then pay $19.95 per month, and the first month in the pilot is free. How much $$$ are we willing to waste so you can do one more thing with a smart phone? we have locks on our doors , and you're too fricken lazy to stop at the grocery store .........WOW, we are doomed

  14. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US
    Yesterday, 9:47 PM re: 71% Of Consumers Worry About Tech Failures in Self-Driving Vehicles by by Chuck Martin, Staff Writer (Connected Thinking - Oct. 16)

    The biggest hurdle to get over is the trust factor. The Biggest Hurdle is this is just a dumb idea. They need to get a grip that most people want to control their own car.

  15. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 7:38 PM re: Radical Honesty: The Only Way Forward by by Barry Lowenthal, Op-Ed Contributor (MediaDailyNews - Oct. 16)

    Barry, I agree with  you and Warren's little ploy was great. One thing, however. Social media garners a fair amount of usage, however, it's not where 80% of Americans get "their news". Rather it's where 80% of Americans get something that many consider "news"---mainly not the same kind of news they get from the broadcast TV networks or stations and the 24/7 cable channels.

    I believe that social media must be prodded or, eventually , coerced into accepting responsibility for what they allow to appear on their platforms and that obvious falsehoods must be curbed, somehow. But this needs great care or new types of abuses may develop with social media platforms dominated by one political viewpoint censoring posts by those favoring the opposing viewpoint---under the guise of keeping things "honest". I also doubt that advertisers, with their many diverse interests, can be expected to band together to curb false or dishonjest "news" by boycotting the offending platforms. More likely some sort of governmental regulation is needed---but that, too, can cause problems of a political as well as a bureaucratical nature. It's a very tough nut to crack.

  16. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 5:07 PM re: Forecast: Mobile Financial Services Could Hit $1 Trillion In 5 Years by by Gavin O'Malley (Digital News Daily - Oct. 15)

    We have it pegged at $1,1738 trillion but in seven years, John. Of course there's a possible "error" margin involved in such estimates--like plus or minus $1 trillion.

  17. John Grono from GAP Research
    Yesterday, 4:18 PM re: Forecast: Mobile Financial Services Could Hit $1 Trillion In 5 Years by by Gavin O'Malley (Digital News Daily - Oct. 15)

    Mobile financial services could also not hit $1 trillion In 5 years time.

  18. Phillip Nones from Mullin/Ashley Associates, Inc.
    Yesterday, 3:10 PM re: How Media -- And Politics -- Can Be A Matter Of Perspective by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - Oct. 16)

    "Everyone eventually sees the greatness in Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam, right?"

    Nope.

  19. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM re: Reddit To Warn Congress Against Weakening Websites' Legal Protections by by Wendy Davis (Digital News Daily - Oct. 15)

    Publishers. They said it themselves. Publishers are responsible for whatever anyone publishes on their site. That's the cost of freedom.

  20. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM re: Facebook's LIbra Loses Another Backer by by Gavin O'Malley, Staff Writer (Social Media Insider - Oct. 16)

    He has lied to congress before. What makes anyone think he, the puppet's friend, won't be doing it again ?

  21. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 11:05 AM re: YouTube's Stance On Violent Trump Video Alarms Journalists by by Rob Williams (Publishing Insider - Oct. 16)

    Nothing is free. Freedom isn't free. We must pay for this freedom with a form of regulation or freedom will be gone. 

  22. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM re: TV Advertisers Sift Through Facts, Lies And Audience Numbers by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - Oct. 15)

    "however one defines it" is an apt phrase. News has always been what editors decide is news. The media might try to persuade us "what to think" with varying success but they always determine "what we think about" by sheer force or omission.

  23. Daniel Wheeler from Republican American
    Yesterday, 9:46 AM re: YouTube's Stance On Violent Trump Video Alarms Journalists by by Rob Williams (Publishing Insider - Oct. 16)

    So a movie where a person kills a bunch of people in a church, is OK unless they are journalists?   
    Where was the outrage of the violence in the original movie?