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  • Aug 2, 2013
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  • Comments Off on U.S. couch potatoes go digital, Google wants to help, Facebook “gets it” … and Madison Avenue tries to “get it”
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U.S. couch potatoes go digital, Google wants to help, Facebook “gets it” … and Madison Avenue tries to “get it”

By: Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer   2 August 2013 – The amount of time people in the US spend consuming digital media is set to overtake hours spent watching television for the first time this year, marking a significant tipping point in the shift away from traditional forms of media. The average adult […]


Why Apple, Google and Samsung want Blackberry to succeed (and other thoughts in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress)

  21 February 2013 – My favorite event of the year starts this coming Monday, February 25th and runs for 4 full days: The Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is run by the ever brilliant GSMA Organization.  And there is quite a lot happening Sunday with some “pre-MWC” events so let’s call it a 5-day event. […]


  • Feb 11, 2013
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The film business moves from Hollywood to Asia

  11 February 2013– The 63rd Berlin film festival (also called the Berlinale) opened last week. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide. Up to 400 films are […]


  • Feb 9, 2013
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The Lift Conference 2013: 3 delightful days in Geneva with technology innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers. Oh, and some porn, too.

9 February 2013 – We just returned from three wonderful days at  “Lift Conference 2013” in Geneva. Lift is one of Europe’s leading technology and innovation events, exploring the business and social implications of new technology. Lift’s unique format allows for a very rich experience where participants mingle in a dynamic and informal environment. Together […]


  • Feb 6, 2013
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“Paperman” – Oscar nominated for Best Animated Short Film, seamlessly merges CGI and hand-drawn animation

We’re really looking forward to the release of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph this month – even more so now that we know we’ll get to see this charming accompanying short on the big screen. Paperman has been nominated for Best Animated Short Film at this year’s Oscar’s (where it’s up against Irish producer Cronin O’Reilly’s Head […]


  • Feb 6, 2013
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Magazine sales suffer from the hard cell

  6 February 2013 – There has been an interesting series of article running in the Financial Times and other media sources based on fresh stats from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM): in supermarkets across the world, a consumer waits to pay and, instead of browsing the magazines and chewing gum displayed alongside, he/she […]


  • Jan 30, 2013
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From the Sundance Film Festival: “Google And The World Brain” – the failed book settlement and the world’s knowledge in the hands of a corporation

    30 January 2013 – Valerie Pelton … a Principal of EAM Capital and its General Counsel … gets to go to all the cool media events.  Well, she lived and worked in Hollywood for a number of years so why not?  She recently came back from the Sundance Film Festival and said her favorite […]


  • Oct 18, 2012
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Felix Baumgartner’s dive was a giant leap for live online viewing

15 October 2012 — Remarkable footage of a man free-falling from the edge of space has set new records, not just for daredevil stunts but for live online viewing, as more than 8m people watched the Red Bull Stratos stunt on YouTube. Felix Baumgartner, 43, became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound […]


  • Oct 9, 2012
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No start-up can rest on its laurels in the age of the iPhone, when the time between innovation and disruption is ever shortening

      9 October 2012 –   Fast Company’s Austin Carr brings us the first installment of a three-part series on Hipstamatic,  one of the first start-ups to crack the photo formula in the mobile space — then it watched similar services gain ground and eventually blaze by. The company’s experience proves that no […]


  • Jun 1, 2012
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Hopes for the Hollywood “cloud” darken

              1 June 2012 – Hollywood studios banking on a cloud-based locker system to revive home entertainment sales face an uphill battle after a new report showed a slowdown in purchases of film content from Apple’s iTunes store.  While revenues from subscription rental services such as Netflix are increasing, […]


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