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Of News and Newborns

July 25, 2013 / by William Meneray / 0 Comment

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

July 01, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 2 Comments

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

June 09, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 17 Comments

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

June 09, 2013 / by William Meneray / 1 Comment

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

May 21, 2013 / by Matthew Hall / 0 Comment

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

Follow-up to the 'Illusory Silver-Bullet'

May 15, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 0 Comment

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

Original TV Series: The Illusory 'Silver Bullet'

April 30, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 3 Comments

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

April 10, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 0 Comment

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

The Times are Good

April 09, 2013 / by William Meneray / 2 Comments

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

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

April 07, 2013 / by Michael Zawalsky / 0 Comment

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