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How the Pandemic Birthed the Metaverse

Forced isolation, ad fatigue, the desire to be recognized as a full-fledged citizen with rights in cyberspace, and some fantastic technology advancements are bringing us to the birth of the metaverse. It’s still just gestating.

Can Tech Help Creatives Earn a Decent Living

The creative industry – art, music, the theatre – was hit hard by the pandemic. Can new tech help them finally get recognized for what they're worth?

Can Disney Become Netflix? Or Will Netflix Become Disney?

While Disney has created a strong brand for content, will it be able to effectively compete against Netflix?

Disney May Not Remain Content’s King. Here’s Why.

Disney must adapt to the evolution in content creation by moving from a centralized studio model to a highly fragmented one.

Why Hollywood’s Star-centric Revenue Model Doesn’t Work

Much of Hollywood has no real business model. That fact is masked by a near-religious belief in the star system. Disney is a rare exception. But movies can make money in other ways, including by...

Goodbye, Hollywood

Hollywood is now irrelevant. The assets of the old studios barely matter anymore. The media companies that succeed will be those that can capitalize on lower cost formats while maximizing reach. 

The Media Industry Explained: Hidden Costs and 3 Hindenburgs

What the hell is going on with media?  By virtually all measures, confidence in it has eroded. To bring clarity as to why and how this happened, it’s helpful to understand the components of the ecosystem. 

Virtual Production Could Upend the Movie Industry

Over the last decade, the big story in Hollywood has been how streaming platforms have disrupted distribution. But in the next decade, the big story in Hollywood may well be how companies in gaming, visual...

Information Wants to be Free; Consumers May Want to Pay

Current approaches to dynamic pricing are consumer-hostile. The author argues that there's a better way to build win-win relationships in the digital space that use cooperation, trust, and transparency to nurture customer lifetime value.

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