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December 3 2010
by Scott Johnson

“Do Not Track” – Some Predictions to Guide Investment

Congress has proposed an opt-out capability for user tracking.  Much has been written about Do Not Track, and I won’t rehash all of that.  I will simply say I think it is a good idea, and in general expecting that any industry will effectively police itself is naive. What has not been widely discussed is: […]

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November 17 2010
by Scott Johnson

Expanding “Opt In” to include “Claw Back.”

My partner Thanasis wrote a thoughtful piece about the trade-offs between privacy and convenience.  Since I am a table pounding “opt-in” zealot, I felt compelled to weigh in.  Opt-in is why Pontiflex is taking share so rapidly from legacy “email list brokers”.  Opt-out is the reason Facebook got kicked in the gut when they launched Beacon, and how […]

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November 10 2010
by Scott Johnson

Appointment Viewing

Someone who’s opinion I highly respect posited to me that appointment viewing of video, except for live sports, was on its way to zero; that all pre-recorded TV would be consumed on demand.  I disagree, and I say why below, but this got me thinking about how we will consume different types of video content […]

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April 16 2010
by Thanasis Delistathis

iPad: a revolution in personal media consumption

After getting a chance to play with it for a couple of weeks, I believe this is the dawn of another computing revolution, centered around new ways to consume media.

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April 6 2010
by Thanasis Delistathis

Why we invested (again) in Stitcher Radio

Stitcher Radio announced today the closing of its Series B round of funding, lead by Benchmark.  We added to our Series A investment with more dollars in this round and I thought it would be worthwhile explaining why we choose to invest again in Stitcher and what we consider the bid idea. Many of you […]

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March 16 2010
by Thanasis Delistathis

Facebook Connect: The biggest no-brainer in the history of earth

Well; maybe that is a slight exaggeration.  But when I sit back and try to think about some other things that would qualify as some of, say, the top 10 biggest no-brainers in the history of earth, Facebook Connect has got to be among them. The tagline is one I heard in radio ads on […]

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February 25 2010
by Todd Hixon

Five Reasons To Believe in Tablets

We recently made an investment in Tap ‘n Tap; they provide an Android-based software framework that enables OEMs to create tablets that compete with the Apple iPad. You have to believe a couple of things for this investment to work out: 1) the tablet market will be big, 2) Android will be a major part […]

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December 22 2009
by Thanasis Delistathis

The changing landscape of internet TV

I have argued in a past blog entry that getting your TV through the internet is inevitable.  The big question is “how will it unfold”?  Who is likely to lead this revolution? In numerous blogs and articles, it appears likely that Apple is trying to play a role.  Here is an article from today’s Wall […]

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September 1 2009
by Scott Johnson

The Ad Dollar Tug-of-War

The often sited truth in advertising states that half of all ad dollars are wasted, but you can never tell which half.  Well, that is changing, and everyone is excited about all of those ad dollars moving to measurable media instead of being flushed down the wasteful “old media” toilet.  But what if, instead of […]

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July 14 2009
by Thanasis Delistathis

Are we going to get our TV through the internet? Change is coming.

The internet is growing our entertainment choices and when we access it.  Many of the shows people watch on TV can now be found on the internet.  So why do I have a bill over $100 from Comcast for TV service in order to only watch 4-5 channels 90% of the time.  Many other people […]

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