Monthly Archives: June 2018

YouTube, IGTV: The Battle Begins

VidCon 2018: Helping creators earn more money and build stronger communities YouTube creators are the heartbeat of our platform. That’s why we’re committed to building products that empower and support the creator community. We hope these tools help creators build … Continue reading

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YouTube: What?

No. Really? I can’t even… Introducing Premieres Convince me viewers asked for this. Otherwise, IGTV is laughing at this pathetic countermove — which they will probably add tommorrow. Previously here: IGTV: YouTube’s Ass-Pucker Moment First YouTube Opponent: IGTV YouTube Schizophrenia … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Writer/Publisher Alan R. Bechtold

This is why I don’t like to look back. This is why I won’t use Facebook. This is why past a certain point in my life, I have a strict firewall. Stupidly, I let this post by Bob Lefsetz influence … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Pirated. Thank You.

No. Not this blog (I send out DMCA notices to squish people when they try that!). Something I did in the pre-Internet days. I’m not going to say what it is or where it is. I’m not being coy. I … Continue reading

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Lime eScooter Rentals Go To Paris

Lime picks Paris for European escooter sharing launch The electric scooter rental craze that is sweeping the US is coming to Europe. Silicon Valley-based Lime is launching its scooters in Paris this week, marking the start of an aggressive international … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules On Online Sales Taxes

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax Norquist Statement on South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court rules that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax Ermmmm, so will this dragnet also include individuals who … Continue reading

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IGTV: YouTube’s Ass-Pucker Moment

The headline sounds obscene, but it’s a phenomenon described in Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It’s the kind of reaction the FBI hopes to elicit in a suspect, and that’s … Continue reading

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Daylight Contraction Begins

Get outside! Winter is coming.

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Blunt Force Business Advice

Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich by Sam Wilkin. From pages 334-335 of the trade paperback edition: A lot of experts on personal financial success will exhort you to be the best. … Continue reading

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First YouTube Opponent: IGTV

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to 1 … Continue reading

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