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Terence and Philip discussion innovation, starting with a recent article questioning Avid’s continued ability to innovate. The discussion covers who might be innovating, what it innovation and a whole lot of other subjects as well.

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In this episode Terence and Philip discuss the way the App Store works and the issues that arise for developers; business models and compatibility between versions in Media Composer; in-app purchases; Adobe panels; Flash; Creative Cloud; app interchange formats; reporting; and app ecosystems.

House of Cards spurred a lot of binge viewing. Gary Delfiner is one who binged and thinks there might be an opportunity for additional revenue to producers by preselling a popular series to the most ardent fans first. Give them early access before the “free” (or no additional payment) version some weeks later.

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So far the evidence from Tor Books and O’Reilly (publisher of David Pogue’s Missing Manual series) has shown no decrease in sales when their e-Books went DRM free. Conventional wisdom was simply wrong.

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An interesting article at the Hollywood Reporter argues that the Television industry needs a Steve Jobs – like visionary and needs it soon. While Television has been adapting (slowly) to the changes in viewer behavior it’s not particularly “customer friendly”.

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Over at The Mac Observer, John Martellaro writes what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time: almost everything written about Apple by “analysts” is either completely worthless because they know nothing; or is being written to manipulate the stock price.

Apple is not like other companies, which is why analysts et al get it wrong 90% of the time when they’re writing about Apple.

David Justus writes at GigOm argues that Cost per Hour will be a pivotal metric for both producers and consumers, but I’m slightly dubious (despite wanting it to be true.)

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Over the weekend Dylan Reeve published a blog post IN DEFENSE OF ‘GOOD ENOUGH. We are so attuned to always wanting/having/striving for “the best” that we can get bogged down and miss appropriateness. He completely nails it at the end:

Don’t think of good enough as settling for something inferior or imperfect, think of it as striking a perfect balance. (more…)

In a post titled Old EMI Email Shows They Knew That Giving Away Songs For Free Leads To More Sales Mike Masnick focuses on an email between EMI employees from 2009:

 We are being told that historically the track which is offered for free like this is usually still the top selling track in digital retail. (more…)

Yesterday Broadcast Engineer had a headline Intel set to destroy cable TV industry suggesting Intel were ready to disrupt the pay TV industry with a new set top box and a lá carte content. (more…)

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