Media Publications

  • Waiting for the home networking guy

    June 02, 2008 | Telecommunications | BusinessWeek Online

    Anyone who has taken a do-it-yourself approach to home networking gets exactly why we need Best Buy's Geek Squad. As digital media technology finds more locations within the home, and becomes increasingly complex, there's a growing need for technical experts to help make it all work together.

  • Emerging Digital Ecosystem business models at the confluence of the IT, telecom, and media and entertainment industries

    May 15, 2008 | Media | World Economic Forum

    Particularly stable in the past was telecommunications. Its basic business model involved generating a reasonable return on capital-intensive network infrastructure assets that connected businesses and individuals in a highly regulated environment.

  • The unassured future of wireless data

    April 16, 2007 | Telecommunications | BusinessWeek Online

    On the surface, it would seem that text messaging and other wireless data services are becoming commonplace. But the actual patterns of use point to a different scenario—one that makes it much harder for wireless providers to expand their data services profitably. When Bain & Co.

  • Media money will flow to content managers

    August 30, 2006 | Media | The Financial Times

    To catch a glimpse of where media industry profits are headed, look no further than Heavy.com. There, advertisers such as Sony, Nike, Axe and Diesel have settled in to reach the coveted 18- to 34-year-old males - more than 10m unique users each month.

  • Fighting heats up in battle of the bundle

    February 21, 2006 | Telecommunications | The Financial Times

    Cable television and telephone companies are spending heavily to create the wired world's vision of nirvana: integrated voice, internet and video to the home. But so far, customers are resisting "bundled" services in their droves.

  • What bloggers can teach the media

    January 31, 2006 | Media | Strategy & Innovation

    To successfully compete in the future, media companies need to learn how to get the most out of their content. Few industries have felt the disruptive impact of the last decade's biggest innovation, the internet, more than media.

  • The Mega-Merger Mouse Trap

    February 16, 2004 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    Comcast's hostile move to buy Disney is the type of adventurous offer that takes investors' breaths away — along with their money. Since making an unsolicited, $48 billion bid for the Disney empire last week, Comcast has lost roughly $9.3 billion in market value.

  • The Mega-Merger Mouse Trap

    February 16, 2004 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Wall Street Journal

    COMCAST'S HOSTILE MOVE to buy Disney is the type of adventurous offer that takes investors' breath away — along with their money. Since making an unsolicited, $48 billion bid for the Disney empire last week, Comcast has lost roughly $9.3 billion in market value.

  • At issue retailing

    February 23, 2002 | Media | The Boston Globe

    What went wrong at Kmart? Its bankruptcy protection filing last month did not stem from dodgy bets or years of product paralysis. Rather, Kmart passed the test of business failure on fertile, well-tilled, consumer terrain.

  • Making CRM Work

    February 14, 2002 | Media | Results Brief

    Customer relationship management (CRM) tools disappoint most users. That's because too many businesses put technology before thought, applying CRM software before they've straightened out their business strategies. But CRM can work. Properly applied, it can help increase customer loyalty and so