HBO Doesn’t Get It, (Still) Forces Cable TV On Users For Streaming


I really, really want to pay for HBO’s content. But I do not want cable TV. Or any ‘dumb pipe.’ I’ve written about this time and time again and having never paid for cable TV since moving out of my parent’s house in early 2000s I’m not being forced into a world of subsidizing content I don’t want or can’t timeshift.

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July 29, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits

Soon Everyone Will Own A Smartphone


I previously shared research on smartphone ownership that showed more than 50% of Americans own a smartphone. In that post I noted the day will come sooner rather than later that everyone has one: of all ages and demographics.

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July 8, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits

Movie Attendance Plummets: 43% Decline In Y/Y for July 4

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We’ve been sharing data related to the decline of people physically going to the movie theater to watch movies for several years, while also showing consistent increases in users streaming content to the comfort (and high quality screens) of their homes.

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July 7, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits

Streaming Video Outpacing Movie Theater Revenue

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All I can say is: good. Movie theaters are overpriced, unclean, offer absurdly marked up / unhealthy snacks and have not innovated at all in the last …well, as long as I have been alive.

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June 5, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits

Irrational Fear Of Data = Being Afraid Of Reality

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Bruce Feiler wrote a column in the fashion and style section of the NYT that was basically sharing his distaste for data collection and analysis. It was concurrently fearful, ignorant and just plain wrong.

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June 4, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits
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The Bold Italic Is Flirting With The Future Of Local Content


As someone who lives in (and loves) San Francisco and has been here for some time now, I am an avid reader and fan of our local publications. They all bring something unique to the table but a personal favorite of mine has been The Bold Italic.

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May 21, 2014 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits
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