Author Archives: Dean DeBiase

The Most Innovative Company?

An amazing prediction was made this week by a professor of marketing at NYU and head of investment firm Firebrand Partners, Scott Galloway. Speaking at the American Magazine Conference in New York (and as reported by The New York Post) Galloway said that within two years, Facebook will become the most valuable company in the world.

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Mobile Media vs. Portable Media

New data from Google this week shows that tablet usage spikes at night. The implication is that we tend to use tablets out of the work environment when they can be enjoyed in conjunction with TV usage. In fact, as the research suggests, there is much concern about how much attention tablets are diverting away from broadcasts.

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The Death of Daily Deals and Digital Coupons?

Editors Note - this is the first in our Industry View series in which we do a deep dive into an emerging industry's innovation opportunities. Groupon’s “stutter-step” IPO. A drop in traffic to their site and that of Living Social. Facebook’s abrupt about face in the daily deal segment. Yelp’s downsizing. These recent events have left many claiming that the best days of the digital coupon are now behind us.

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Another Digital Innovator Bows Out

While the tech world considered life AJ (After Jobs), another digital pioneer of no small note also decided to call it a day – Jim Romenesko. Perhaps unknown to most, Romenesko, as The New York Times reports it, “was a blogger before there were blogs.”  Working primarily to aggregate news by and for journalists – and provide the occasional insight ...

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