Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Facial recognition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2018 Can facial recognition technology save retail? How far will stores go with facial recognition? Especially in light of a dismal future for brick and mortar stores? Several retailers, including...
Target Restock at least makes an attempt

Target Restock at least makes an attempt

Target Restock Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 May 2018 Target Restock at least makes an attempt Retailers, want yet another example of the death spiral you are in? Target announced yesterday that it is expanding next-day delivery service Target Restock...
Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Amazon Best Buy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2018 Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership? The recently announced Amazon Best Buy partnership is not the kind of partnership where Best Buy is opening a store within a store on Amazon. Rather, this...
TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2018 TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus It’s happening. With television viewing moving away from cable and satellite, it’s the streaming services taking control of our lives. The last fort...
There was little Toys R Us could do

There was little Toys R Us could do

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2018 There was little Toys R Us could do Were you a Toys R Us kid who didn’t want to grow up? It saddens me that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down. It really does. Toys R Us stood as a retailing icon. For many...
Is Alexa laughing at us or with us?

Is Alexa laughing at us or with us?

Alexa Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 March 2018 Is Alexa laughing at us or with us? Few things I’m finding more hilarious than Alexa laughing from some Echo units. The glitches produce funny responses on social media (“It has begun”) and true fear in...
Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 February 2018 Netflix spending means you can never leave Reading that Netflix spending on content reaches $8 billion, you wonder, “Why?” Reading that Amazon spending on content reaches $5 billion, you ask...
Spotify should be making devices

Spotify should be making devices

Spotify devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2018 Spotify should be making devices I arrived late as an Apple Music subscriber. But before then, I counted myself an avid user of the Spotify platform. Why did I switch? Because Apple Music...
Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market

Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market

Amazon Go Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 January 2018 Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market Well, damn. Amazon completely revolutionized grocery shopping in one fell swoop with Amazon Go. Stories flooding the newswires yesterday told of a...
NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 January 2018 NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage One look at Nielson’s NFL TV ratings for 2017, and it demonstrates that let’s just all take a deep breath when it comes to downfall of the NFL. First off, let’s...
Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney to buy Fox Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2017 Disney means business with Fox acquisition What happens when an industry evolves into chaos? You consolidate. Or least that’s what Disney is doing, announcing it’s buying most of 21st Century...
Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen – and I love it

Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen – and I love it

LOTR coming to Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 November 2017 Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen – and I love it Amazon taking on LOTR (The Lord of the Rings) is being greeted with boos. Why mess with a good thing? But I love Amazon all...