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Matt Spangler

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The Future of the Web: Brand Content & Browsers

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 12:49 PM

On Oct 18th, 500 people crowded into the Cedar Lake performance space for the latest New York class of TechStars.

The "Demo Day" as its called is a kind of minor league farm system for potential tech companies. They present their vision, get feedback and...

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The Future of the Website?

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 6:01 PM

Open seating plans, designer furniture, loft-like feel, hard-wood floors, rooms bathed in sunlight and Apple machines on every desktop. In the hi-tech worlds of digital agencies, creative consultancies and tech startups, the offices can often look and feel strikingly similar. Conversations can feel the same, too. Often I come upon...

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Find New Profits From Old Products: YouTube, Brand Channels, and Easy Money

(3) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 12:22 PM

"Can you help us quickly find new opportunities and open new markets to deliver short term revenue growth?"

It's the most common question I hear through my consulting practice, when corporate executives from blue chips discuss their challenges with me. In many cases, the answer might be hiding in plain...

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All In The Family

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 1:20 PM

It's mid-January 2011, but I am still pondering 2010. I decided to set aside these first two weeks to reflect on this past year's themes, partially in an effort to identify what gave my life the most joy and meaning in 2010. I usually avoid year-end recaps but as I...

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Lessons From Late Night

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 5:29 PM

I'v gotta admit its been fun to watch the huge cluster f&*k that is the new NBC "Late Night" wars. At the minimum its given some great fodder for each host to joke on each other. The video of Jimmy Kimmel doing Leno last night is an instant...

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A Doctor's Healthcare Reform Roadmap: A Father-Son Interview

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 4:40 PM

Like many others in the country, I have been closely following the national debate on healthcare.  It is one of the defining moments of this Presidency and my generation.  The tough decisions we make now will only become increasingly important as our health gets worse and our tax brackets get...

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Apple's Big Missed Opportunity?

(20) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 12:51 PM

This week, the buzz about Apple's new release of iTunes 9 began. One headline read, "more iTunes 9 details, Apple Developing Social networking application?" The timing is impeccable following the departure of Google's Eric Schmidt from the Apple board on August 3rd due to the continued "conflict of...

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An Open Letter to MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta

(5) Comments | Posted May 26, 2009 | 10:19 AM

Dear Mr. Van Natta,

You started your new position as CEO of MySpace on April 27th and you're one month into your new gig. By now you've gotten the lay of the land, met with all the key players and given your inspirational speeches. You've had meetings with Rupert and...

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