Category: Business

Edge Buys Creative Oasis

By Chrissie Cluney, Contributing Editor Edge, a content agency, has acquired brand and retail agency Creative Oasis as part of an expansion of its capabilities. The content agency, which is almost fifteen years old, puts content, social and digital at the heart of its approach. This move shifts the agency into more of a full-service…

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Ford Fires On All Pistons

Mark Fields is out!  Jim Hackett is in! If we were wondering the impact of innovation on the auto industry its clear we found it. The company that took pride in not taking bailout money, now has to swallow some pride as the innovation team has to look at the total company. This should be…

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The Blue Bulb of Facebook.

With Goldman Sacks valuing Facebook at $50 B with the monies from a “Russian Investor”. I had to laugh. If the CIA had Google, why can’t the KGB have Facebook. Mind you that is just speculation, but as we have all seen the blue bulb of the Internet, I want to raise a caution flag.…

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The Macro Vision of Meta Message is that It takes more than Broadcasting to Catch the Eye

Rovi, acquired Sonic Solutions for $720 M enabling them to offer a program guide for over the top video that will deliver programming from online video rentals. Rovi has transformed itself from the MacroVision copyright protection strategy to an Internet distributor. Already Sonic Solutions is being used by Best Buy, Blockbuster and CinemaNOW. This migration…

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Should Intel and Nokia Merge

Andy Abramson had an interesting concept in his blog this week about Intel and Nokia working more closely together.  The basis of the concept starts with the battle in silicon right now.  Its and interesting question to contemplate for a number of reasons. 1)  The WiMAX, ATOM revolution has not produced the momentum that Intel…

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Meritocracy and Skype

The pressure on me these days to blog is goofy. While I am a personality (good and bad) by in large I keep my negative opinions to myself. The Skype suit by Joltid, brings home the fact that for so many years, no one in the meritocracy has enabled enough innovation to overcome these set…

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