While I never going into depth about the finds, I do encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.
Everyone has commented on the $50 Billion valuation placed on Facebook by the Goldman-Sachs deal. Well InnovatioAfrica.com has weighed-in, the twist. It used the Business Model Generation Canvas to sketch out an Alpha version of the core business model. Then asked us to comment and add our insights to help flush it out. Go over and a hand.
OK, so the real title of the post is ‘Like Web Video, but With a Budget and People You’ve Heard of–Kiefer Sutherland Jumps From “24″ to “The Confession”’. This All Things Digital post checks in with DGB as they finish up production on a new series call “The Confession” a web-only series that is melding full weight TV production operation with Internet deliver. With the public ever more willing to watch long format content on sites like Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix it has a shot. Financially everyone involved is mum.
Those of us who in the last 12 months purchase an Internet enabled TV (Blu-ray player, smartphone, or gaming console) raise your hand; me too. According to Ryan Lawler over on Gigaom we have all have given a big open armed welcome to the new television gatekeepers Consumer Electronic Makers. The shift hasn’t been lost on the cable distributors, that’s why they have announced new apps for connected TVs, players, mobile devices.
Sumner Redstone sit back and bask in your glow. Content has been anointed king… event text thank to the Internet. Kirk Cheyfitz, CEO &Chief Editorial Officer at Story Worldwide, explores what he views as the next great media confrontation and how the battlefield lays out. The winning formula is “…original content that consumers genuinely want to engage with and pass along to others.”
Predicting the future of the Internet is easy: anything it hasn’t yet dramatically transformed, it will.
OK, this one has a long comment trail, but what would you expect with a title as black and white as this. Of course it being penned by Chris Dixon also helped. Here is his scorecard:
- Already transformed: music, news, advertising, telecom
- Being transformed: finance, commerce, TV & movies, real estate, politics & government
- Soon to be transformed: healthcare, education, energy
Chris’ thoughts about what’s ‘on deck’ is anything you can think of, include second hits to some of those listed above. And, it’s because the modern economy primarily runs on information.