Broadcasting's increasingly blurred - the challenges facing the TV business model

Broadcasting’s increasingly blurred – the challenges facing the TV business model

In a world where we’re increasingly expecting increasingly high definition in relation to the content that we consume, the TV business model is becoming increasingly blurred. In a recent case in the US, the Supreme Court decided that Aereo’s business model was no different to a cable provider, despite the difference in technology, and therefore…

So you think you're innovative? Prove it!

So you think you’re innovative? Prove it!

Are you really walking the talk? Can you measure your actions and see improvements? This article reveals survey results that cover issues like these — results that might inspire a second look at your organization… As organizations, we believe the future of the professions we represent will be greatly enhanced by our ability not only…

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Some had said that the release of the new Blackberry 10 device and OS was its last chance.  There was certainly a lot riding on it.  Since Blackberry’s high point in terms of innovative poster child, other players, notably Apple, have taken that crown. Apple in particular, from its consumer roots, has created some revolutionary…

Can You See What it is Yet? - The Value of Systems Level Thinking

Can You See What it is Yet? – The Power of Systems Level Thinking

It’s hard to envisage a world without mobile phones, but they have only been around for some 20 years.  I remember back in the 90’s, with the proliferation of providers and competition there was a bit of an arms race between the networks to create the most attractive packages.  For the consumer this often meant confusion and…

Sprint says it will not charge for FaceTime over network, Verizon calls iOS 6 pricing conversations ‘premature’

In a couple of recent postings I looked at the impact of mobile network consolidation and also whether people would be willing to pay a premium for premium network performance. It will be interesting to see how the increased availablility of video calling over mobile netowrks with iOS 6 changes the market.

The Rise of Texting and the Fall of Post

The Rise of Texting and the Fall of Post – Not all it seems though

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator recently published its annual review of the UK communications market.  The report is 400+ pages of analysis of the nation’s usage of communications mechanisms from social networks, to mobile voice and texts, to post and face to face.  It’s data rich and a great snapshot of the nation in this rapidly…