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Comics reflect reality - as business advisors, there are times when it is important that we tell clients what they need to hear, even if it is not... Show more

Tracking the numbers - Lots of data being released - 250K private jobs created in December vs. 190K estimate. DOL data coming at the end of the week.

Tracking the numbers - the business nets have been on the 25000 watch for days. Shortly after the opening bell, it happened as all major indices are... Show more

Tracking the numbers - Worldwide box office reported today up 3%. BO outside of North America was $28.8B up 5% based on the strength of China’s... Show more

Tracking the numbers - Year end stats on the competitive cable news industry and a discussion on cord cutting and where the audience may be found... Show more

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Tracking the numbers - Star Wars #1 for the year with > $1B ww box office. Total domestic BO down ~2.4% to $11.2B and the not so good news is that... Show more

Holiday time is a great time to catch up on some reading. I am currently reading The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

Although it...
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Comics reflect reality - companies need to assess their insurance coverage on a regular basis; many small businesses do not do so. You would be... Show more

Happy Birthday to Stan Lee, the man who probably created more visual effects(and other production) jobs than anyone else on the planet... Show more

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Tracking the numbers - retail sales for the holiday season are up by 4.9% according to Mastercard’s Spending Pulse Report, with spending from 11/1 -... Show more

With Dec 31 approaching, we are looking forward to the multitude of year & quarter end stats on box office, categories of TV and cable ratings and... Show more

Streaming catches-up with cable. A new PwC report the number of NetFlix subs now equals those who subscribe to cable; they expect NetFlix to pull... Show more

Weekend box office - It’s Star Wars all the way. $220 Million domestic and $230 M international for a total of $450M. I would not be surprised if... Show more

When Marvin Davis purchased Fox and took it private circa 1980, it was primarily for the land value.

He was going to build condos on the site. He...
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It looks like the Disney acquisition of key Fox assets is no longer a rumor and will happen. Will there be other consolidation?

It is probably just a...
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Changing face of TV - @TMobile announces that it is acquiring @Layer3TV. This makes for a more competitive cable TV environment.

Continuing ed - sitting in on Top 5 IPTV Challenges: Decoding UX Trends, Android TV & Cloud Services a @TiVo @ParksAssociates webinar. State of the... Show more

Never looking back - @PWC says sports media rights to surpass gate revenue for first time. It won’t happen till ‘18, but the trend is clear.

Streaming media announcement of the day - NFL reaches a $500M annual deal with Verizon to stream games to mobile devices. #acceleratingtippingpoint