OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 June 2017 OverDrive a haven for book readers For those who love to read, the OverDrive app might just be the greatest gift to readers of all tastes. And what’s better. It’s also keeping our libraries relevant and...
YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2017 One billion videos are downloaded each day Here’s something I hadn’t considered about YouTube TV. Maybe Millennials have developed such a habit watching YouTube that...
WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 March 2017 Apple and the rest will be fine, Samsung at risk Afraid to use your iPhone now? Afraid to watch your smart TV? The WikiLeaks Vault 7 report says the CIA...
Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2017 There is opportunity here for simplicity but the market is confusing now It’s Monday and I have an hour to spare after work. I decide to hit up an old standby. Best Buy,...
Fitbit sales drop. How it can stop the trend.

Fitbit sales drop. How it can stop the trend.

Fitbit sales drop. How it can stop the trend. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 January 2017 It’s about emotion, people Not two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Fitbit needing to dig deeper. Guess it just did, although not in the way I intended. Fitbit...
Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure?

Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure?

Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 January 2017 Is it a simple fix? I am not much of a video gamer. What I am is a brand enthusiast. Moreover, I am intrigued when a brand whiffs badly. And Nintendo Super Mario Run is doing...
Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 December 2016 Super Mario Run is just another issue for Android. Super Mario Run won’t be available for Android, as if the news couldn’t get any worse for Samsung and its...
UBER Taxi. Differences vanish.

UBER Taxi. Differences vanish.

UBER Taxi. Differences vanish. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 July 2016 What’s in store for Uber? UBER Taxi is not a typo. It’s the reality of what all too often is a brand migration from competitive redefinition to equal and alternative. What made...
Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 July 2016 How long will this last? On Monday, I wrote about the popularity of the new Pokemon Go app and how its popularity both befuddled me and intrigued me. “The power...
A market study in the era of Peak TV

A market study in the era of Peak TV

Peak TV A market study in the era of Peak TV The winners and losers of Peak TV, and what Apple TV can do about it We are living in the world of Peak TV, a term coined by FX President John Landgraf a few years ago – and he was right in many ways. We are living in an...
What is the deal with Pokemon Go?

What is the deal with Pokemon Go?

I am the last person to comment on the mania surrounding a Nintendo game, but the immediate popularity of Pokemon Go is too immense to ignore. And too interesting to leave alone, too. Reports are that the game has been downloaded more than a million times since its...
The mistake of the Fitbit Blaze

The mistake of the Fitbit Blaze

As a gadget guy, I’ve dabbled in the world of wearable technology and have looked at everything from the Apple Watch to the new Fitbit Blaze. For a time, I gave the original Fitbit a shot. I liked it enough, but soon found the charging and syncing process to be a few...