ALUMNI BLOG

Of News and Newborns

William Meneray | July 25, 2013

The media circus surrounding the Royal Baby revealed a rivalry at heart of the news industry that's slowly tearing it apart


Google Will Regret Shutting Down Google Reader

Michael Zawalsky | July 01, 2013

Google's decision to retire Reader will force many of the company's top users into its competitors' web of services - and not just their RSS services


Arrested Economics: Assessing Netflix's Original Content Business

Ivey Business Review | June 09, 2013

Arrested Development and House of Cards aren't designed to deliver the metrics Wall Street expects, and this means a lot about how Netflix views its future


A Deal with the Devil: Part I

William Meneray | June 09, 2013

How Blizzard's attempt to monetize Diablo 3's virtual economy is embroiled in crisis – both for gamers and the company itself


Macklemore & Fifty Shades of Grey: the Democratization of Taste

Matthew Hall | May 21, 2013

The Internet is taking control of what we like away from the mysterious cabal of media executives


Follow-up to the 'Illusory Silver-Bullet'

Ivey Business Review | May 15, 2013

Underlying changes to the TV series model will offset some pressures, but the future remains challenging


Original TV Series: The Illusory 'Silver Bullet'

Ivey Business Review | April 30, 2013

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon see original TV series as the path to success. It's not. But consumers win.


Responses to 'Craptops' and Thoughts on Microsoft's Challenging Future

Michael Zawalsky | April 10, 2013

To remain relevant, Microsoft must go far beyond invigilating hardware restrictions on PC vendors


The Times are Good

William Meneray | April 09, 2013

After 125 years the FT remains an institution to envy, not copy


UPDATED: The Technology Wars and the Double-Edged Sword of Regulation

Michael Zawalsky | April 07, 2013

The scale, scope and nature of the Amazon v. Apple v. Facebook v. Google contest seems great for consumers - but it may have hidden costs that regulators will struggle to overcome