Some Questions & Thoughts re Internet Video vs the Incumbents

= How many people have really given up cable or satellite for internet only delivery of content ? 100k at the most  ? Based on company reports, it seems like people are giving up their wired telephone lines at home long before they give up their cable/sat/telco TV = Why are DVR sales continuing to…

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Where is the internet when we need it ?

Its unfortunate, but true. The internet is not a driving force in our economy. Its a stable mature platform on the same level as electricity, phone service and TV. You can’t live without it, but don’t it expect to be a catalyst for the economy. We now argue about whether new companies have a business…

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Tech & Misc Ramblings…

1. Youtube has become the defacto innovation killer in the video space. Unfortunately for the industry, if Youtube doesn’t adopt it, it doesn’t exist. Its MicroSoft Windows circa late 80’s, early 90’s all over again. 2. I just booted Firefox to the curb on my PC and replaced it with Chrome (Yes I see the…

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The Great Internet Video Lie

Internet Video. Its the salvation for content creators everywhere. Its the end to dependence on the big bad meanies, the cable and satellite companies. Right  ? Hell no. The concept that “over the top” video creates a valid business alternative for content creators is as misguided an internet business myth as there is. For grins,…

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Youtube’s Desperation

Youtube has been messing with the magic quite a bit lately.  Wide screen, high quality and the drive me crazy pre rolls to subscribe among many others. (BTW, watching the subscribe button scurrying around the screen was fun the first 300 times).  But lets talk Youtube business. Thats the source of their desperation. From all…

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Talking Youtube Live

This past Nov 22nd Youtube had its first major live event. A concert featuring HDNet fave Joe Satriani , Katy Perry Will.I.Am and others.   Of course everyone involved in the space is chattering about whether or not the show was a success. According to Mogulus, the live internet broadcast peaked at about 700k simultaneous…

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