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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The Cubs

With all the support and encouragement I got to buy the team, I think its appropriate to share the  decision making process behind what happened and why. Buying the Cubs was a unique opportunity to own one of the most storied franchises in sports.  Its a team that represents so much to so many, with…

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What Yahoo Should Do

In this economic day and age, cash is king.  As markets, industries and companies delever in what seems to be a chorus of balance sheet  deflation, the value of cash as an investment vehicle has increased exponentially.  What does this have to do with Yahoo’s strategy ? First of all, it means that MicroSoft would…

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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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