As I write this Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, and his wife are at the hospital about to welcome their first child and embark on a whole new adventure in parenthood. As you may know, Josh has been the editor of FierceOnlineVideo for just about a year and during that time we've enjoyed his insightful commentaries and thoughtful news coverage.
Washington loves a good analogy almost as much as Silicon Valley, and recent events are providing plenty of fodder for Internet analogies.
If the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal ultimately goes through, the market for broadband and cable service won't change much. But it will change in important ways. Comcast, for one, will soon be the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in nearly every major market.
Did Aereo just take a page out of Apple's retail strategy playbook? Faced with capacity issues in major markets just before two big broadcast events, it's telling people to get in line.
Headlines from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are heralding the arrival this year of two would-be milestones in online video: a full-fledged online pay-TV service and streaming 4K.
When I began writing this column in April, I saw trouble ahead for Netflix. The company was still in the process of bouncing back from the Qwikster disaster and I was feeling vindicated for believing I had seen the fiasco coming.