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UltraViolet learns it’s hard to beat iTunes

UltraViolet has been a strategic investment for the entertainment industry for several years. With it, they seek the Holy Grail – a way to satisfy their consumers’ desire to view their purchased movies anywhere and everywhere.

It turns out that it’s very difficult to meet expectations when it comes to delivering content everywhere. Continue reading »

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How will publishers survive channel proliferation?

Publishing has always been inextricably tied to channels. From books and newsprint to radio and television and then to personal computers via the web, channels are how publishers deliver the goods.

Each time the channel map has expanded, publishers have had a decision to make: are they in the channel business or the content business? Continue reading »

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Apple iCloud is tethered to a down-to-earth business model

Apple’s iCloud is now official, soon to be floating above our iTunes-enabled devices, providing all kinds of interesting features.

Often people hear “Cloud” and think “Streaming”. While streaming may be a part of iCloud in the future, yesterday’s announcement was grounded in downloads. Continue reading »

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The promise of content everywhere remains unfulfilled

The Green Hornet is waiting for me in my iTunes account, yet to be downloaded to a device.

I normally use Netflix streaming as my movie source, but I have a trip to Germany for work and decided to download some iPad content for the trip. My so far unsuccessful attempt was a painful reminder of the way things used to be for PC users. Continue reading »

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The New York Times is spending big bucks to monetize online content

You’ve got to spend money to make money. ┬áThat’s just as true online as it is offline – as evidenced most recently by the reported $25M bill for the New York Times’ latest online content store. Content monetization investment will … Continue reading »

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With Apps, Apple is borrowing a page from YouTube to change the publishing world

ew data from Distimo shows that the Apple App is not just a phone phenomenon. iPhone, iPad and Mac users are all buying in (literally) to Apps for their devices. With Android, Amazon and RIM elbowing their way in, it’s clear that apps have reached critical mass and are changing content consumption habits everywhere.

What’s so special about them? Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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How to publish in a Long Tail world

We are entering the Long Tail Era. Creating the big hit – whether it’s a TV show, book, movie or song – will soon be a “those were the days” memory for content producers everywhere.

What is the path to success in this new world? Stop resisting and embrace the Long Tail! Continue reading »

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Apple Apps face an open world

Apple has decided to allow publishers to sell content subscriptions on the iStore. That’s a big deal for a company that doesn’t like to share the iCash being generated by its content distribution ecosystem.

Why would they open up like this? Continue reading »

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