Lost Remote acquired by WebMediaBrands

Lost Remote, a great blog covering social TV, has been acquired by WebMediaBrands, the parent company of Mediabistro. The site will be incorporated into the overall business and continue to cover Social TV. A big congrats to the team and founder, Cory Bergman. Cory and I started our blogs around the same time, about 12 years ago, as two […]

Think Web Video Can Challenge Upfronts and TV? Fuhgeddaboudit!

“Google, Microsoft and AOL are hoping that their web video offerings and NewFront presentations will help them extract a healthy slice of the TV industry’s upfront money this year. Not happening.” Simulmedia founder Dave Morgan expains why.

BBC Future Media director outlines connected media strategy

BBC Future Media director Ralph Rivera, in a speech to the BBC’s online staff, says digital media is still basically being used as a distribution medium for old media formats — just like when television first launched and was basically a way of transmitting radio. “The iPlayer, as great as it is, is still television online,” […]

Rupert Murdoch: The future of newspapers is all digital

Rupert Murdoch believes newspapers will continue to exists on paper for about 20 more years with declining circulation, and then eventually become completely electronic. Personally, I think it will accelerate a lot faster than that. He made his comments about the future of journalism while giving testimony during a British inquiry on media ethics. The […]

Mobile commerce rapidly exploding

Mobile commerce is growing rapidly and now more than a third of mobile product owners are using their devices for mobile commerce, according to a new study from the Consumer Electronics Association. That means,  on average, each consumer plans to spend $575 on mobile purchases in the next 12 months.

Make Every Ad Perform Like a Super Bowl Ad

If you are curious how social media analytics firms are helping brands, Networked Insights, a social media analytics and marketing start-up, has published a free report, tied to the Super Bowl, on how you can use  real-time social data to understand your audiences and deliver them relevant content. Using Super Bowl-related examples, the report offers ideas on […]

The future of television advertising

David Verklin, the former CEO of Aegis Media Americas, one of the five largest buyers of advertising time and space in the nation, says in this video interview that TV has moved from a device to “an experience” in the past 36 months. He believes advertisers will continue to spend a lot of dollars on […]

Is the ‘App Internet’ the future?

Forrester Research’s Chairman and CEO George Colony said recently that the world is moving toward the “App Internet, which offers a “faster, simpler and better Internet experience.” The App Internet market is worth $2.2 billion, according to Forrester Research, and decision makers at 41% of companies are now moving away from Web-based software toward the App Internet, Colony […]

Net’s share of ad spending to pass newspapers in 2013

The Internet’s share of global ad spending is expected to grow in the next several years, and pass newspaper ad spending for the first time in 2013.

The Future of Media: Apple TV, Pandora in cars, engaging tablets

What does the future of media hold? A new Apple TV, Pandora streaming in cars, increased reader engagement thanks to tablets, according to the speakers at the first day of Business Insiders’ Ignition: Future of Media conference.