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In my last post I connected a failure to understand the principles of user-centered design and the stunning outcome of the 2016 election. I thought that there were some real lessons to learn, best summarized by the following (please forgive me for quoting myself): Ask users...

Celebrity fan apps are all the rage, with many companies offering celebrities their very own apps at little-to-no upfront cost. While apps can be powerful tools for some celebs, they can also require considerable investment of time and resources, and should be pursued carefully, in...

I am NOT giving it away, but it seems many other folks are. I've been struck over the past few months by how many companies are not only willing, but eager, to produce VR content for celebrities FOR FREE. High-quality production for linear content is expensive; high-quality production...

Roku's announcements from this year's CES are a big deal. Fast Company has a comprehensive review and analysis here, but I wanted to briefly summarize and make a few points about what this could mean for the future intersection of content and technology (our sweet...

I had the pleasure of visiting my friends at Google today. We met so that I could demo the latest Android watches and discuss the future of these products and the potential applications of Android Wear and other wearable technologies. If you know me you're sick of...

Re-posted from Billboard, Feb. 25, 2014 Leslie Fram is CMT's SVP of music strategy and Matthew Siegel is Viacom Music Group's VP of music strategy. Here they write about what they say is a "missed opportunity" by the tech industry to actively create products geared around...

If you care about the internet, entrepreneurship or technology, you should care about PIPA / SOPA. For the record, I am 100% in favor of protecting the rights of artists and copyright holders. Artistic creation takes incredible effort and intellectual property rights help insure that we...

For those of you who don't know, Amazon provides elastic storage and computing power through on its cloud of servers through two services - S3 and EC2. These services have been a huge deal for many websites, as they enable applications to handle dynamic traffic...