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...
Who watches the MLB anymore? You?

Who watches the MLB anymore? You?

The MLB Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 July 2017 Who watches the MLB anymore? You? Believe it or not, I was watching SportsCenter this morning. The main topic concerned Adrian Beltre, becoming the first Dominican Republic native to reach 3,000 hits in a...
How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 April 2017 The Burger King Google was a good idea. But it went all kablooey. Sometimes bad execution thwarts a great idea. The idea behind Burger King Google ad was fabulous....
Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 April 2017 There is more to come from Twitter, Google and Facebook Another sure sign TV isn’t like it once was. Amazon is paying $50 million to air the NFL’s Thursday night package...
YouTube advertising becoming dangerous

YouTube advertising becoming dangerous

YouTube advertising becoming dangerous Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 April 2017 Brands risk being associated with questionable content Advertisers caught in the web of offensive online content are hoping Google fixes the problem. Pronto. Otherwise, those...
YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing 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 it’ll be a success. Because...
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...
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...
Google products are interesting but not different

Google products are interesting but not different

Google products are interesting but not different Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 October 2016 Google’s advantage is its brand Let me be the first to admit that Google’s new line of technology looks pretty sweet. My interest is piqued when new...
Bing It and Uncle Buck

Bing It and Uncle Buck

Bing it. I mean Google it. Go ahead and Bing it. Sounds a bit odd doesn’t it? Yet that is exactly the phrase used in the ABC Television Series Uncle Buck. Pretty obvious that Microsoft paid heavily for the endorsement. So heavily that its product placement was...
My fickle relationship with the Google Monopoly

My fickle relationship with the Google Monopoly

The Sovereign State of Google Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 June 2016 My fickle relationship with the Google Monopoly There is a Google monopoly. Consider this — certain brand preferences are so rooted in us that it feels natural as breathing when we...
The Amazon corporate culture

The Amazon corporate culture

As a business owner (and someone who has worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years), I found The New York Times story on the Amazon corporate culture to be appalling. Supported by interviews with more than 100 current and former employees, NYT found a...