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Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy. While the Street was not impressed with any of it (as evidenced by the downward movement in share ...

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Data Science 101 – Definitions You Need to Know

Data Science 101 – Definitions You Need to Know

Our 7th Annual Media Technology Summit is just a few weeks away, and the subject of data science is going to be front and center. Each and every one of us creates a wealth of data every day, but... information is not knowledge. The data must be wrangled and put in context to make it actionable. There are many different ...

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and ...

10 Definitions Every C-Suite Exec Must Be Able to Teach

10 Definitions Every C-Suite Exec Must Be Able to Teach

We're busy planning our 7th Annual Media Technology Summit, and we're going to devote quite a bit of time to the subject(s) of programmatic advertising. While it is one of the most overused phases in our business, the impact data-driven automation is going to have on how advertising is measured, bought and sold cannot be ...

Change Your Password with LEET

Change Your Password with LEET

I am an advocate of strong passwords — inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint … it’s written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it? 7-1d7w!Ka  is an ...

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint. We sent out our pre-breakfast discussion guide just as the Twenty-First Century Fox/Time Warner and Sprint/T-Mobile deals blew ...

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them are completed, the impact will be felt across the value chain, Hollywood will be shaken to its core and we will live in a very different world. Here are just a few deals that, ...

Israel’s Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome

The politics of the conflict between Hamas and the State of Israel are well documented, and I'm sure you have already formed an opinion about who is at fault and what must be done. This article is not about any of that. It's not about right or wrong, good or bad, politics or religion … it's about a remarkable technology ...

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month – such is life in the world of connected devices. But for today, the LG G3 is my ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Will Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 replace your laptop? That’s the million dollar question. Microsoft says it absolutely can – and they’re right. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s newest tablet. The device has a bigger screen than its predecessors (12”), is more powerful and comes with better accessories. All in ...