Why Apple’s iTV Won’t be a TV

For the last several years, there have been many rumors that Apple is working on a device for the living room that would reinvent the television viewing experience much the same way they redefined the smart phone with the iPhone.  For believers, comments by Tim Cook in November 2012 all but confirm this.  Johnny Ive […]

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Complex TV Industry Today Means Trouble Tomorrow

In the last year or two there has been an increasing sense that the TV industry is about to experience significant change (Examples: here, here, here, here, and here). But as of late, there appears to be growing skepticism that the End of TV and the Cable Bundle, as predicted by Derek Thompson in July […]

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Netflix’s UX Innovation Problem

Perhaps no company was as excited for a fresh start in 2012 as Netflix.  They spent the latter half of 2011 in the news, and for almost entirely the wrong reasons.  First there was the 60% price hike announced in July. Following customer outcry, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings offered an “explanation and some reflections” in […]

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TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 Observations

For anyone who has not read Clay Shirky’s blog post about the collapse of complex business models as it relates to the  future of the television industry, the premise is that complexity within a business or industry affects its ability to acclimate to rapidly changing conditions.  If changes occur quickly enough, rather than simplify and […]

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