2007 Volume 4, Issue 2
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Tips on mastering new technology
Early exposure to
emerging business trends
“The future is here, it’s just not evenly
– Tim O’Reilly, Web 2.0
publisher & visionary
(Tools of Change Conference,
CONVERGENCE: TURN CHAOS INTO OPPORTUNITY
Seven years ago, the music business was wrestling a
new development: digital downloads. Enemy? Or opportunity? Billions of dollars in
red ink destroyed a flourishing industry revenue stream. As companies
struggled to create an alternative, Apple Computer worked with several creative
consultants to perfect a new device dubbed iPOD by a freelance writer.
Now, another generation on, we have iPhone.
The convergence of broadcast, telecoms, media, and internet/IT has generated a
lot of excitement and promises–and snake oil. There’s a lot of information and FUD
(fear, uncertainty, and doubt) out there about where it’s all headed. Do you see
your organization or your personal career in this story?
Some of the updates below signal a new industry being born out of the chaos that
was TV, telephones, music, movies, books, and business communications. Creating
opportunity out of that chaos is about passion, discipline, and being part of an
emerging market as it opens up. Think ahead, position your venture to win,
because what's ahead may bring change―whether you’ve planned for it or not!
Got other opinions? As an industry strategist and commentator, I want to hear your news and
views, or have a conversation with you about your current projects. So drop me a
line. If we can identify where there could be mutual benefit, I would be happy
to suggest a strategy, or connect you to other like-minded executives or
MARKET ANALYSIS & TRENDS
iPhone Disruption Continues
750,000? How many iPhones were pre-ordered, how many sold to date? The numbers
are in . . .
Internet TV Tsunami Growing
comprises more than half of all Internet traffic, TV service market will reach
$5.79B by 2011 . . .
Google and Viacom Clash
$1B law suit
has been served to Google by media giant Viacom over copyright violation.
Howard Chats with AT&T’s CTO, Kris Rinne
“common access across … broadband, wireless or desktop” says Rinne “being able
to personalize it and optimize it is the Killer App, I guess.”
At Churchill's Silicon Valley Top 10 Trends 2007
Valley VC leaders (including Doerr, McNamee) spelled out the future at the San
Jose Hilton recently
Tips on Mobile Video
migration of content into portable form will be blockbuster"
Moderates @ Digital Hollywood 2007
All the Time” panel debates whether broadband TV is ready to compete with the
Cover Story: Greenfield for TV Technology, AUG 08 Vol. 25, No. 17, "TitanCast
Preps for Primetime"
Howard’s IPTV Book News
Howard announced the publication of his new book
and Internet Video, co-authored with Wes Simpson. It was a Focal Press
NAB 2007 Best Seller, and here are a few updates:
Analyst Praise IPTV & Internet Video:
“The right book at
the right time. Greenfield and Simpson offer a clear, compelling overview…”
Websites & Downloads:
Release & Table of Contents
Authors interviewed at NAB (video)
Publisher's Website & Abstract
(Elsevier / Focal Press)
Go Associates home page (more links
& related digital media articles)
Howard’s New CNET (Silicon.com) Column …
IPTV for Beginners, 2)
Interview with Howard:
Q & A with readers
around the country on what’s at stake with IPTV and future of video.
STUFF WORTH CHECKING OUT!
New York Times Bits Blog Goes
This summer a
collection of expansive, truly world-class Technology and Business writers went
What a Venture Capitalist Sees
7 Digital Media
UberTrends by David Beisel, new VP on Sand Hill Road (Venrock)
blogging on the
Always-On website― good basic overview.
Three Big New Media Forums
The following are
invitation-only landmark industry events Howard & Go Associates will be
participating and covering:
BT 21st Century
Global Summit, Oxford, UK
(September 12–13, 2007)
Google Zeitgeist, Fall 2007,
Mountain View, California (October 9–11, 2007)
Lake Como Media / Entertainment
Forum, Como, Italy (October 24–26, 2007)
More on convergence contraptions and trends: The iPhone one quarter on.
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