The Idea Adoption Curve

Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.

Faceless Publishers

The missing piece when it comes to the future of media are faceless publishers. Vox Media’s deal with The Ringer shows the way.

Vox Acquires Recode; Stars, Money, and Reach; The Apple Car and Jony Ive

Recode has sold to Vox, and while everyone involved is putting a happy face on the matter, it seems highly likely that Recode failed as a business. Understanding how content businesses work show where they went wrong, but what does that mean for someone like Bill Simmons?

Also, Jeff Williams spoke at Recode, and he just might have changed my mind about Jony Ive.

Daily Update: Facebook to Host Media Content, Vox’s Facebook Strategy and Keywee, Bill Simmons’s Next Move

Good morning, I apologize that this Daily Update is a bit tardy: first, it’s late temporally (sorry east coasters!), second, it’s a Media Monday on Tuesday! On to the update: Facebook to Host Media Content From the New York Times: With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic […]

Blogging’s Bright Future

Blogs may not be the only means of expression on line, but they are a more viable as a business for writers focused on niches than ever before.

Daily Update: On The New Republic, Journalism, and BuzzFeed; Uber and Portland; Uber and India

Good morning, Today’s report is a little long and little late due to some late-breaking developments. My apologies. On to the update: On the New Republic, Journalism, and BuzzFeed Anyone who follows journalism even tangentially was certainly inundated with the news about the upheaval at The New Republic. In case you missed it, a summary […]