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Monetizing Media is Not a Modern Day Tall Fish Tale

Monetizing Media is Not a Modern Day Tall Fish Tale

If you’ve been anywhere near the water, even as a visitor, you’ve heard a fish tale - where the fisherman or fisherwoman in question embellishes a bit (or sometimes a lot).  The story takes a few twists and turns about the experience, how small the pole was and how strong the fish (and angler) was.

Super Bowl LI: The Streaming Story

Super Bowl LI: The Streaming Story

The big game is over and wow, what a spectacle it was.  Every year, it seems we say that this game was better than the last.  And often, these statements are true.  But Super Bowl LI was, by any measure, extraordinary, breaking many Super Bowl records along the way.

Pick Your Dance Partner Carefully … Even More So With Technology

Pick Your Dance Partner Carefully … Even More So With Technology

Online video has seen a great deal of change in its 17-plus years of existence.  From the format wars of years past to the current evolution of AVC to HEVC, one thing is evident: change is constant.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Change often means that you are adapting to new trends - maybe even setting them.

Seeing is Believing: What is Your (Virtual) Reality?

Seeing is Believing: What is Your (Virtual) Reality?

I’m a big fan of the latest HBO hit show ‘Westworld’.  The premise is that Westworld is a massive theme park (think Walt Disney World on some serious performance enhancement substances) where visitors interact with some very realistic artificial beings (robots).