• TV Drives Revenues In Digital Realm
    The appeal of traditional television to Google and Apple is apparent in the changing economics of the business: Subscription revenues growth is accelerating, advertising is holding its own and video is becoming the streaming gold of an exploding mobile ecosystem.
  • Facebook Must Invent New Sharing, Transaction Forms
    Simply pursuing a bigger chunk of the $70 billion global advertising market won't cut it. Facebook must invent new forms of sharing and transacting that encourage users to trade their privacy concerns for convenience and relevance.
  • Google To Lead Mobile Age
    Google's opening salvo in the battle to dominate mobile connectivity--hinging on its control of user data across its own ecosystem and the branded sites of marketers--highlights the tradeoff between user privacy and information.
  • Retrans Battles: What Would Malone Do?
    Time Warner Cable and Cablevision are engaged in an old-fashioned fee stranglehold that feels dysfunctional in these times. The companies should take a page out of John Malone's playbook.
  • Media Futures: Companies Embrace Social, Mobile Or Exit Stage
    2012 will be a tipping point as exploding mobile-connected consumer adoption reshapes all business structure, process and economics. The chasm will deepen between companies integrating anywhere connections into every level of their operations and those that don't.
  • Amazon's Bezos Fires Up Mobile Success
    Once again, Jeff Bezos is looking like the smartest guy in the room. He can teach just about every company in any industry a few things about innovating for, connecting with and monetizing connected consumers.
  • Companies Must Capitalize More On Social, Mobile To Drive Revs
    Initial indications that mobile e-commerce is driving holiday spending growth should be a wake-up call not only to retailers and traditional media, but to social networks and other new media players that consider themselves edgy.
  • Retailers Miss Opportunity To Reach Shoppers With Social, Mobile Commerce
    The accelerated momentum in e-commerce, social mobile and daily deals will energize holiday sales, which officially launch on Black Friday.This emerging status quo will continue to reshape the retail and marketing experience. While consumers charge ahead, marketers and retailers generally are not positioning themselves to take advantage of the phenomenon.
  • Big 4 TV Nets Wane As Google, Facebook Command Ad Dollars
    Television advertising at more than $65 billion annually may seem impervious to erosion by interactive digital forces, but it's just a matter of time before widespread consumer adoption translates into sizable shifts in marketer spending.
  • Yahoo Dismantling -- The Only Solution
    There is only one way to solve Yahoo's problems, and that's by dismantling the company. It is the reverse of the value creation often promised and seldom realized in mergers. It is the inevitable end to a company that has failed to proactively respond to major trends like interactive social mobility. On the heels of ousting its unpopular CEO Carol Bartz and putting itself on the sale block, Yahoo is unleashing a bevy of new mobile devices, apps and newfangled features to play catch-up. While it is sure to stimulate some activity, the efforts are likely too little, too late.
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