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Who’ll Win America’s Streaming TV Battle?

If you’re a Star Trek fan, CBS just made your day. It announced that it’s bringing back a Star Trek television series. But there’s a catch… In a sign of the changing times in the TV industry, the only way to see the new series will be to subscribe to CBS All Access – the...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

What to Expect From the Apple Watch Launch

It just booked the world’s biggest quarterly profit in history – an incredible $18 billion… It just became the world’s first $700-billion company… Its stock was (finally) just added to the world’s most famous stock index – the Dow Jones. But as if Apple (AAPL) hasn’t accomplished enough already this year, it’s about to make...

Get Ready to Rock Out to Some “Beats” in 2015

File this one under: “Bound to Happen.” According to the Financial Times, Apple (AAPL) is preparing an iOS update that will push its new Beats streaming music service to iPhones and iPads in the New Year. If you remember, Apple forked out $3 billion in May to buy Beats Electronics from hip hop artist, Dr....

Amazon’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Crush Netflix

Earlier this year, Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Instant Video service was able to bypass Hulu and iTunes to become the third-most popular streaming service. And it’s currently gunning for the top two contenders in the space – YouTube and Netflix (NFLX). On Veterans Day, the company announced the programming lineup for its 2015 pilot season. The...

Welcome to C.H.A.O.S. by Marty Biancuzzo

When people hear the word “chaos,” they fear the worst. Not me. I embrace it. I thrive on chaos. Chaos is actually a brilliant force. Chaos nukes the status quo… Chaos disrupts entire markets… Chaos kills existing industries… Take Apple (AAPL), for example. Apple is a perfect example of a company that wreaked unbridled chaos....

The Smartest Way to Play Next Year’s Two Hottest IPOs

What a year it’s been for technology IPOs… According to Renaissance Capital, the U.S. market saw 43 tech companies go public this year, generating $7.6 billion in proceeds. And they’ve performed strongly, too. The average tech IPO in 2013 has jumped 39% during its first month of trading. While the mainstream media likes to blitz...

Why Downloads Are Dying: How Technology is Changing the Music Industry (Part 1)

Today’s modern technology isn’t just changing lives, it’s also changing people’s entire philosophies and popular culture. For example, it’s spawned a distinct difference between the younger generation and “the rest of us”: Younger folks aren’t as hung up on owning what comedian George Carlin famously dismissed as “stuff.” From Zipcar, to Netflix (NFLX), to owning...

The Most Important Lesson From the Failures of HMV and Blockbuster

File this one under “Innovate or Die.” After 92 years in business, iconic British music retailer HMV filed for administration on Tuesday. The company operates 223 stores in the U.K., with 4,300 employees. And the U.K. high street suffered another big hit today, with Blockbuster also calling in the administrators. The news comes as no...

Music Platform Wars: Apple iTunes vs. Google Music

Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) latest smartphone release, the iPhone 4S, might be experiencing record sales… but Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android marketshare continues to dominate. Recent research from Gartner indicates that Google now lays claim to 52.3% of the smartphone market – more than double its marketshare last year. At the same time, Apple’s hold over the...