Did…Did People Forget How Podcasts Worked?

The term “Netflix for podcasts” or “YouTube for podcasts” has been thrown around in a number of recent articles about the future of the format.…

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There’s a Massive Untapped Market for Subscription Video Games

The last couple years have brought several conversations around the potential of video game streaming services. Not Twitch-like streaming, which is about broadcasts and sharing…

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The Cubs Go Exclusive

It’s a rough time to be a fan of the Chicago Cubs, which is an odd sentence to write less than three years after the…

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Video Lures More Media Companies

Publishing company Complex has become the latest media outlet to license original programming to a streaming service, in this case both Netflix and Hulu. The…

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Google Wants to Manage the Open Web

One of the key revelations in the last week or so has been that technology companies are not necessarily our friends when it comes to…

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Maybe We Let People Buy What They Like

The debate about what people should or shouldn’t be able to purchase using food stamps or other assistance programs has been raging for decades. Ronald…

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Let’s Get Back to Owned Media

“Should We Replace Facebook with Personal Websites?” I had to audibly sigh when I saw that Vice headline considering Facebook (and other social network platforms)…

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Google Rebrands Feed, Retains All Its Problems

Last year Google introduced Feed, a personalized feed of news and updates appearing below the main search bar within the Google mobile app. I took…

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Snapchat Opens Up User Content to Media Brands, But Something’s Missing

Repurposing user-generated content in marketing programs has been a practice since about a day after people started creating that content. Marketers quickly realized, all the…

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My Challenges to Media

Media organizations are capable of so much better, especially in a few areas.