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Is Twitter the new electronic TV Guide?

Not too long ago, I wrote about Facebook’s potential to become the new Electronic Programming Guide for our digital world. People check Facebook an average of…

The Media Scarcity Index

As digital modes have transformed media, whole sectors have lost something fundamental and valuable: scarcity. With an explosion in new content creation and effortless replication of…

What happens when Netflix starts streaming live events?

Netflix has never streamed a live event, and CEO Reed Hastings says they never will. Now that’s a wise comment for a disruptor to put…

Where are the next great media empires?

I think we all have a clear view of who built the most amazing and enduring media empires over the last several decades. But even…

Big Data’s booming. Big Results aren’t.

The New York Times named 2012 the crossover year for Big Data: as a term and as a concept, Big Data broke through from the…