Netflix pioneered streaming video, and specializes in it, while iTunes reaches hundreds of millions of Apple hardware buyers. Amazon started much later, and used its Prime membership to sell additional streaming video beyond what they provide through the free streaming service.
Go to any tech conference these days and you are likely to hear plenty of talk about platforms, software development kits (SDKs), and application programming interfaces (APIs).
I am fairly confident that a declaration can be made that the once-definitive analyst prediction that UGC -- user-generated content -- would supplant and replace all advertising, movie, broadcast, film, video and whatever else production can now officially be declared dead digibabble.
Because the University of Wisconsin Press had done such a bang-up job on my memoir My Germany--which got me three different tours, two in Germany--I gave them Assault With a Deadly Lie, and the cover they came up with knocked me out. So I decided the older Nick Hoffman books needed a makeover.
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Big Business, you know who you are, you've really let us down. But, you haven't just let me down, I could handle that. Instead, you are letting down a whole bunch of people.
As an author who was beginning to wonder if she was washed up, I've found a new day has dawned. No longer am I at the mercy of the powers that be in publishing. I am extremely grateful to Amazon for making it possible for me to share my stories with the world.
So you decide to do it yourself, go the Amazon way, make it on your own. You can now take your manuscript and convert it to a book with your name on the cover without having to rely on a traditional publisher.
While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.
Bookstores? They need to adapt and change, too, as many have. Because they are valuable, sacrosanct for some. Holy places. The church of the passionate reader, the beloved local business that nurtures local writers; a community's heart and soul thriving on that most precious of commodities: ideas, words, art, emotion.
CIRP estimates that proprietary program viewership ranges from over 80 percent of HBO Go subscribers who have watched at least one episode of Game of Thrones to less than 40 percent of Amazon Prime members who have watched at least one episode of Transparent.
Amazon announced on December 26 that 10 million new Amazon Prime members "tried" it in the 2014 "holiday season." Based on CIRP analysis of prior Amazon Prime member conversion and retention, we estimate that 7 million of these customers will pay for a one-year Amazon Prime membership.
Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.
Across industries, across geographies, and across all demographics, companies are no longer winning consumer love against category competitors. Today the battle for consumer loyalty is against companies in any category that define excellent service, lightning fast responses, and bespoke experiences.
When I received the call, today I was on deadline for a book I am researching on burnout, and had completely missed this news. What I learned, researching the story myself, did not burn me out, but it did burn me up!
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