End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
YouTube TV isn’t special, but it’s one of a coming wave

YouTube TV isn’t special, but it’s one of a coming wave

YouTube TV isn’t special, but it’s one of a coming wave Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 March 2017 Still waiting for the one TV streaming service to take control Google announced yesterday that it’s joining the horde of companies going after...
Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Amazon is the new Sears Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 February 2017 Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck. I’ll explain the Roebuck part of Sears Roebuck in a minute. Yesterday, I happened upon a song while driving home from the office. It was...
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...
Aligning IT providers. Who is eliminated?

Aligning IT providers. Who is eliminated?

IT provider alignment Aligning IT providers. Who is eliminated? IT (Information Technology) is changing It is no secret that Information Technology continues to evolve. Both IT providers and their clients continue to adapt to the ever-changing needs of stakeholders....
Twitter and its Trust and Safety Council

Twitter and its Trust and Safety Council

I enjoy Twitter about as much as I do Jim Carrey films. For those of you who do not know me, that means not at all. Maybe it’s this heightened level of disdain that prompts me to write so often about it. Scan back over our blogs and you’ll see impassioned...
The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

Just yesterday, I found myself calling the AT&T customer service number. The reason for that? The day prior, I was paying the U-Verse (AT&T’s internet option) bill and noticed that AT&T was offering a deal for the 1GB GigaPower network option — for just a...
NFL Yahoo live stream a success

NFL Yahoo live stream a success

The numbers are in and it looks like the NFL Yahoo live stream was a success, foretelling what could be the future for all sports – and a potential blow to the cable TV giants. The NFL reported that the Buffalo-Jacksonville game, played in London and streamed for free...
The Internet of Things is everywhere

The Internet of Things is everywhere

In just the last few years, my life has been reimagined. Mind you, it hasn’t been my doing, but rather, the Internet of Things that has done so. If the Internet of Things is a phrase you are novice to, Wikipedia coins it as the “Network of physical objects or ‘things’...
Fiat Chrysler hack disturbing in many ways

Fiat Chrysler hack disturbing in many ways

Fiat Chrysler hack disturbing in many ways Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 July 2015 They can hack into our cars now? Now this Fiat Chrysler hack is a little scary. Fiat Chrysler is recalling its new Jeep Cherokees after the company found that its...
Comcast Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast Time Warner Cable merger

The news that the Comcast Time Warner Cable merger will not be pursued is good news for consumers. But it’s no reason to celebrate. Comcast saw how the proposed merger was going to be received by the FCC, so it backed out of the $45 billion merger before the...
HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV.

HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV.

HBO GO. or is it HBO Now? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 April 2015 HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV. HBO NOW. Reed Hastings must be bubbling below the surface. I would be. The Netflix CEO has a reason to celebrate. His long touted rival, HBO, has steered...