Tag Archives: Netflix

Protecting Your Rights to Binge

A few weeks ago, I presented on one example of digital disruption—how digital businesses (like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) are not only changing the way we watch TV, but also how TV is being made. I talked to some classmates about the project and got some great feedback, so for this post, I wanted to […]

The Netflix Problem: Can Other Networks Even Compete?

  As I talked about in my blog last week, Netflix can help television shows increase their viewership by increasing the availability of the content. However, Netflix has also negatively affected traditional TV ratings because its functionality gives it some competitive advantages. Revenue Model Basic Cable (i.e. AMC, FX, etc.) and Broadcast Networks (i.e. FOX, […]

A Bad Week For Net Neutrality (And How The Markets Can Fix This)

It’s been a bad week for “net neutrality,” and more broadly, the future of the open web.


Two weeks ago I gave my presentation on Social TV, specifically how it has impacted AMC. There was just so much information on this topic, so I wanted to further explain some of the insights I garnered from my research. My takeaways were: 1. Use Social Media to Find an Audience. Finding an audience is […]

Net Neutrality: A Big Day

Today in a 3-2 vote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved “net neutrality”. This means that no one has control over a free and open internet. Before service providers like Comcast, handled different internet activities in different ways and at different costs. Now internet service providers will be regulated on how they handle the data […]

Poll: Is Crowdsourcing a Problem-solving Technique or Just Another Marketing Campaign?

In the last decade crowdsourcing has become a critical tool for businesses to solve some of their biggest problems. Crowdsourcing can effectively and efficiently solve business challenges in IT, product development, operations, and other functions. According to Google (a crowdsourcing genius), the definition of crowdsource is: “obtain information or input into a particular task or […]

Spoiler Alert!

Have you ever fallen behind on a TV series? Whether by your doubts of its quality or simply having a busy schedule, I am willing to bet that 100% of people say yes, and have had the following happen to you: 1)  a.  Miss an episode of blah blah 1)  b.  Decide to start watching […]

Boring Social Media News: Courtesy of the SEC

Earlier today, the SEC announced that Social Media is an acceptable method of disclosing company information, as long as investors have been informed which outlets are to be used. Yes, you read that correctly: earlier today. As in April 2, 2013. From the SEC official press release (which Forbes notes was tweeted a whole 20 minutes after […]

You’re 21, In a Liberal Arts College in the Northeast…Let’s Watch HBO’s Girls!

Recently, Netflix announced that it would allow users to share their viewing data on their Facebook pages.  This is a big change for Netflix, but one that consumers have been anticipating for years.  The primary value proposition of Netflix’s business model is the strength of its recommendation algorithm.  Based on the television shows, movies and […]