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Archives for January, 2009

Reflections on Google’s 4Q08 Earnings: A Little TAC Goes a Long Way

by Andrew Frank  |  January 23, 2009  |  1 Comment

You could almost hear the Internet breathe a sigh of relief at the realization that its bellwether, Google, would once again beat analyst estimates and post impressive growth numbers, even if guidance vaguely but ominously acknowledged unpleasant market realities. But what do these numbers really say about the health of the greater online publishing world? [...]

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Social Media Turns a Page

by Andrew Frank  |  January 20, 2009  |  Comments Off

(This post is by Andrew Frank and Allen Weiner and is cross-posted on both of our blogs) Online coverage of President Barack Obama’s inauguration brought new clarity to the media opportunity for social networks, proving the inherent value of varying social graphs and demonstrating what it takes to ignite powerful, meaningful conversations at a huge [...]

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Rethinking the Value of Convenience

by Andrew Frank  |  January 13, 2009  |  1 Comment

One of my take-aways from CES 2009 was a renewed idea that, as our devices and services and personal networks become exponentially more complex, the role of convenience is changing from a product benefit to a first-order value proposition; something consumers will pay for in its own right. To be sure, convenience isn’t the only [...]

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The New Face of Convergence at CES

by Andrew Frank  |  January 9, 2009  |  2 Comments

Against an ominous backdrop of half-skinned highrises and idle cranes in Las Vegas, the annual Consumer Electronics Show has been anything but idle. Innovation and disruption are here in abundance as manufacturers, start-ups, internet, software, and media companies demonstrated real velocity on the path to the promised land of any content on any screen, anytime, [...]


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