While I never going into depth about the finds, I do encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.
The big opportunity around video is mobile; the iPad will lead to the emergence of new sorts of video programming say Peter Li of Accel Partners.
Mark Cuban is perplexed as to why someone, broadcast networks in particular, would consider giving away for free something that another is currently paying to use. Especially after a hard multi-year battle to gain carriage fees from the cable service provides. But this is exactly the request Google TV is making to content owners. What does this have to do with Netflix? Well they are the group that struck a content provisioning deal with Epix with compensation great enough to help the fledgling premium TV network project that they would turn a profit. Thus, it isn’t a stretch to feel that Netflix’s business model can find a way to appropriately compensate the broadcasters as well.
This is a continuation of Mark Cuban’s insights on the state of network television. In this blast he provides his take on what the true commonality is between those industries that fell victim to the Internet… a business model that centered on ala carte sales. And, as every television service consumer knows ala carte in not on the menu.
Shukla Bose tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India’s slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
Seth Godin’s riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. In fact he provides his top 20 reasons. I personally love number 9; “…because both my friend and I will benefit if I share the idea”