Goodbye Gatekeepers

Harvey Weinstein was a gate-keeper — a position that existed in multiple industries, including the media. That entire structure, though, is untenable on the Internet, and that’s a good thing.

The iPhone 8 Price Rise, The Cellular Apple Watch, Apple TV 4K and Disney

The iPhone 8 price raise was unexpected and a reminder of how much Apple values margin. Then, the cellular Apple Watch was the real glimpse of the future, and why no one should be surprised Disney didn’t make a deal with Apple.

Disney Shifts to Streaming, Disney Versus Netflix, ESPN

Disney is making big changes — finally. What will be fascinating to watch is if the company is willing to fully embrace the Internet and its own brand and become an aggregator.

Publishers and the Pursuit of the Past

The newspaper industry is seeking an antitrust provision to negotiate for a return to a world that is gone and never coming back; worse, it is an approach that could ruin publishing’s true future.

The Local News Business Model

Subscriptions are the future of local news: the key, though, is getting rid of newspapers.