Making Millions Playing Video Games

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Twitch is an online platform that gives video game steamers the ability to make money directly from the viewers they attract. Unlike many traditional content creators that must achieve a minimum size to attract ad buyers and corporate partners, or even YouTube content creators who require YouTube to sell ads on their behalf and sometimes don't see a direct correlation between views and revenues, Twitch streamers are able to form a direct relationship with their viewers and to easily monetize their popularity.

YouTube’s Evolving Challenge

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YouTube (YT) is the largest search engine in the world, second only to Google itself. With over 1 billion hours of content watched each day and over 300 hours of new content uploaded each minute, YouTube sits in the middle […]

A Blockbuster Failure and the Changing Media Landscape

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The fall of Blockbuster remains a classic example of digital disruption. Formerly a dominant player in the rental market, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010. The trends the led to the big B's demise are also challenging the media ecosystem today. Will we see more blockbuster failures? Will incumbents be able to adapt?

YouTube: How to Continue Digital Dominance?

YouTube is the current king of digital video. However, as we’ve learned in DIG and in BSSE, no single strategy is successful forever and disruptors often get disrupted themselves as industry landscapes change. How can YouTube remain dominant as giant platforms with valuable user data like Facebook and Amazon enter the video space?

How AwesomenessTV Became Awesome

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To start off, you may be wondering: what exactly is AwesomenessTV and why haven’t I heard of it? For starters, AwesomenessTV began in 2012 as a multichannel network on YouTube specifically targeting the teenager and pre-teen demographic (so, not us!). […]

Google and Its Chromecast

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As the content / television industry rapidly evolves with the emergence of new internet streaming technologies, Google and its Chromecast are here to win our hearts (and help us cut the cord with traditional cable and satellite packages).