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The Catalyst of the Story (or, The Alchemy of Breaking Bad)

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I haven’t yet watched the first episode of the final season of Breaking Bad, but I’m eager to see how it all ends. I feel a slight trepidation that it’ll end poorly, but surely not as badly as LOST or Battlestar Galactica… I’m confident that Vince Gilligan will not do me wrong. There’s a lot […]

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Who’s Who In Online Video (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The online video space is a confusing one, to say the least. Consolidation of services, channels, content, and technologies coupled with an ever-changing playing field and a seemingly endless parade of players makes it a tad difficult to follow the market; it seems to change on a daily basis. And no wonder: we’re talking about an $85 billion dollar opportunity.

What I’ve done in this visualization is to identify who the current players are, loosely classify them by category, and casually arrange them in a “stack” where the top of the stack represents production of content and the bottom represents consumption by audiences.

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More Evidence Against Blu-ray

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So maybe I’m on the right side of this trend after all… Netflix apparently has no love for Blu-ray rental. http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/03/netflix-bumps-extra-blu-ray-charge-for-most-accounts-again.ars Again, it seems that only HD mavens with lots of money can really do the Blu-ray thing.

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Blu-Ray Adoption

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Predicting The Curves I’m wondering whether it’s worth it to stay behind the trailing edge of adopting Blu-ray. I imagine that using this technology is very much a personal decision and depends on a lot of factors, but I suspect that there’s also a demographic sweet spot that Blu-ray adopters are living in, and I […]

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