Nintendo Universal partnership

Nintendo Universal partnership

A few years back, I wrote a blog suggesting that Nintendo should consider its present status in the marketplace and team up with some of the other big guns in the entertainment and technology circuit. I felt Nintendo had room to capitalize on its wonderful array of...
OnLive’s brand must be about more than the technology

OnLive’s brand must be about more than the technology

OnLive’s brand must be about more than the technology Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 July 2012 The technology is a support point for the promise OnLive is no longer new to the world of gaming. Yet, almost three years after its release, I am still...
Best Buy is leaderless…So what is a Best Buy CEO to do?

Best Buy is leaderless…So what is a Best Buy CEO to do?

Best Buy is leaderless…So what is a Best Buy CEO to do? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 April 2012 Best Buy needs a renewed focus I hate to harp on Best Buy yet again, but boy, when it rains it pours. Best Buy is leaderless and Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn...
Best Buy Mobile. Not the answer.

Best Buy Mobile. Not the answer.

Best Buy Mobile. Not the answer. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 March 2012 This feels like reducing overhead rather than creating preference Things are not looking very good for Best Buy. Its last quarter, which ended March 3, had it down by $1.7...
Best Buy selling used games. Beware, GameStop is watching.

Best Buy selling used games. Beware, GameStop is watching.

Best Buy selling used games. Beware, GameStop is watching. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2012 What one does, the other will follow Over the past year or so, retailer Best Buy has been trying to establish a presence in used games. The transition...
What will digital games mean for GameStop?

What will digital games mean for GameStop?

What will digital games mean for GameStop? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 February 2012 GameStop is best positioned to take advantage Film has done it. Television has done it. Music has done it. I’m speaking of the shift towards digital...
A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same

A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same

A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2011 There’s nothing here to topple Apple TV Samsung is currently in late stage talks to bring Google TV to its new line of televisions. The pairing...
Nintendo console mistakes the medium for the message

Nintendo console mistakes the medium for the message

Nintendo console mistakes the medium for the message Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 August 2011 Nintendo consoles should be about more than the technology Some time ago in an earlier blog, when the Nintendo console 3DS was in development but had not yet...
Table stakes like price never work, just ask Playstation

Table stakes like price never work, just ask Playstation

Table stakes like price never work, just ask Playstation Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 January 2011 Especially when trying to reach the serious gamer The dark hand of hackers has cast a gloomy shadow over the Playstation Network (PSN) as last week saw a...
The permission issues of a Playstation phone

The permission issues of a Playstation phone

The permission issues of a Playstation phone Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 January 2011 I mean, c’mon. Really? Building a brand without the correct permissions is like a house of cards. Inevitably, it will fall. The importance of permissions is...
OnLive game system’s success will be based on brand

OnLive game system’s success will be based on brand

OnLive game system’s success will be based on brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 December 2010 Any innovation needs brand to gain preference In an already crowded and competitive market, the OnLive game system hopes to make its mark in the video...