UPDATE: I switched it up. It’s struh tek er ee, as in strategy and tech Wikipedia: The word “strategery” (/strəˈtiːdʒəri/ strə-tee-jər-ee) was coined for a Saturday Night Live sketch, written by James Downey, airing October 7, 2000, which satirized the performances of George W. Bush and Al Gore, two candidates for President of the United […]

Samsung Electronics loses $12 billion market value on smartphone worries

Reuters: Samsung Electronics Co lost $12 billion in market value on Friday, hit by brokerage downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. The share slide of more than 6 percent comes after it recently introduced two stripped-down versions of the S4, fanning worries that profit margins for its […]

Additional Notes on TV

This is a follow-up to my three-part series on TV: Part 1: The Cord-Cutting Fantasy. Getting only the content you want without paying for everything is a fantasy. Pay TV is socialism that works. Part 2: Why TV has resisted disruption. Great content is differentiated, has high barriers to entry, and depends on networks. Part […]

My Apple TV Prediction

I wrapped up my three-part series on TV yesterday, and in case it wasn’t clear, my conclusion was a pretty specific prediction about the Apple TV: Imagine a $99 (or $129) “console” with an optional $49 controller and an App Store. That’s a lot of potential escapism, and a lot of user attention. It’s a […]

The Jobs TV Does

This is Part 3 of a three-part series on what changes, if any, may be coming to TV TV, as I have recounted in the last two articles, is as firmly entrenched as an incumbent can be. The idea that you can cut the cord and simply watch the shows you currently want to watch […]

No Week In Review for May 26-June 1

Just a note that there will not be a week in review for May 26-June 1. In addition, I’m evaluating what is the best format for the Week In Review moving forward. If you’ve enjoyed the Week in Review in the past (archive here), I’d appreciate your thoughts on what section was the most valuable. […]