Competitive Analysis and Financial Flow Research for Media Delivery

Competitive Analysis and Financial Flow Research for Media Delivery

Synopsis: Building on the “Value Chain Research” delivered (see this project for an example), the media and entertainment service engaged DeepSrat to perform a thorough analysis of seven major competitors. This research also analyzed the financial flows of the content delivery value chain for three content revenue models: pay-peruse/ view, subscriptions, and “free” content financed by corporate marketing and advertising budgets (or other . . . Read More

Banking on the Wrongs ~ A Guide to the Anti-Millenial Funding Craze

Banking on the Wrongs ~ A Guide to the Anti-Millenial Funding Craze

Its been quite a hiatus from sharing these days. I have my reasons and hope to share soon. I recently gave this talk for Founders Institute, locally run by Ken Rutkowski of METal and a large group of interesting Canadian startups. As a guy who generally doesn’t raise money and a curmudgeon on this irrational market ( maybe I am just jealous), these myths are what I have collected over the last 15 years of my exposure to Internet businesses. Hop . . . Read More

From Bits of Plastic to Streams of Bits

From Bits of Plastic to Streams of Bits

Streaming media is about to become a flood By David Bloom With heartfelt apologies to John Donne, recent events compel me to ask not for whom the bell tolls, but to propose that it tolls, pretty loudly, for CD.  And DVD. And HDD. Oh, and of course for Thee (this last a sop to all you literary traditionalists out there). The news of the last couple of weeks suggests that a long-brewing shift in how we consume our movies, TV shows, music, . . . Read More

Trust Us? Are You Really My Friend?

Trust Us? Are You Really My Friend?

It may be the most overused, least appreciated, most haphazardly defined word in modern life. Yet, it makes online commerce possible, discussion groups debatable and eBay profitable. Simultaneously, its abuse leads to urgent letters from Nigerian depositories, fuels goofball conspiracy theories, enables a menagerie of computer viruses, and funnels millions of hapless targets into the clutches of phishers and frauds. “IT” is trust. . . . Read More

”Boiling the Human” H+ Summit Transcript/ Harvard-Kurzweil

”Boiling the Human” H+ Summit Transcript/ Harvard-Kurzweil

Building a Services Market for the Transhuman Era By Tony Greenberg, Alex Veytsel & Eric Pulier Excerpts from a presentation at the H+ Conference, Harvard University June 13, 2010 Download the PowerPoint deck here /Click through web preso here One man, one army. So we’re going to count down what we do. I’m honored to be hanging out here with (Rob) Tercek, (Alex) Lightman and a bunch of other buddies. When Alex said, “Co . . . Read More

Save the Entrepreneur: Big Business Keeps Buying Startups, And Killing ‘Em

Save the Entrepreneur: Big Business Keeps Buying Startups, And Killing ‘Em

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker Every week it seems like we see more stories of big companies paying big bucks to scoop up little firms with interesting technologies.  And then the big companies kill, in one fashion or another, what they just bought, seemingly squandering whatever initially made the acquisition so attractive. What’s this all abo . . . Read More

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