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The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.

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?

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. 

Tech’s Wild Ride — Why FAANGs Are Down As Smartphone Boom Wanes

With tech stocks declining, it it time to rethink the FAANG group? Some of the biggest concerns are regulatory risk, over-investments by fund managers in the FAANGs, and a worry that the incremental utility of...

When Business Models Matter More Than Tech

Technology can provide a platform for future growth but seizing the white space of opportunity requires a well-thought-out business model—and a willingness to change an existing business model if necessary, whether to enable a new...

This Week’s Techonomic 5

Welcome to the first installment of our Techonomic 5, a brand-new series spotlighting techonomic happenings from around the Web and beyond. Every two weeks, our editorial team shares its picks of the top people, companies,...

How Data Will Drive Business Strategy in 2014

Among all the recent year-end roundups and summaries was a surprising piece of business news. Blockbuster, the last surviving sentinel of the video rental industry announced that it would close its remaining 300 or so...

Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer on Data, Disruption, and Network Effects

At its core, our stock photography agency, Shutterstock, is a technology company. Forty percent of our nearly 300 employees are technologists—programmers, product specialists, and data scientists. People all over the world depend on us every...

How Google Could Break Down Cable TV’s Door

Cable TV is ripe for getting ripped apart, and it looks like Google could be the one to do it. All media is just data. And that means the cable TV business as we know...