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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Gender Swap: 14 Times Women Took Over Iconic Male Roles on TV

IndieWire--"Hannibal," "Legion," "Lost in Space," and "Battlestar Galactica" are just some of the TV shows that have gender-flipped a character from male to female.
April 22, 2018 Go to IndieWire

3 Tips for Building Social Influencers into Your Editorial Strategy

Publishing Executive--If our editorial teams are not the influencers on a topic in a social channel, who is? That’s the question today’s media brands need to grapple with.
April 20, 2018 Go to Publishing Executive

Cramer tracks the 'very close' race to $1 trillion between Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft

CNBC--Jim Cramer examines four massive tech giants to see which one is most likely to win the race to a $1 trillion in market cap.
April 20, 2018 Go to CNBC

AT&T chief reveals plans for new streaming service -- in court

CNET--Revelation of new $15-a-month Watch service comes during antitrust fight over Time Warner merger.
April 20, 2018 Go to CNET

Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and More Filmmakers Pick the Best Films of the 21st Century

IndieWire--One thing both filmmakers can agree on: Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" is an absolute masterpiece.
April 17, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Tronc cuts dozens of employees, including former Times Editor Lewis D'Vorkin

latimes.com--Tronc cut jobs ahead of its sale of the Los Angeles Times.
April 17, 2018 Go to latimes.com

Why Hollywood Refuses To Talk About Mike Myers

thebuzztube--After the success of Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek, you’d think Mike Myers would have a long, prolific career. But that hasn’t been the case.
April 15, 2018 Go to thebuzztube

New research shows successful founders are far older than the Valley stereotype

TechCrunch--There is a classic stereotype of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur: often a computer science nerd, almost certainly male, ambitious and, most importantly, young — very young. Founders who have been c…
April 11, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

15 Reasons Batman & Robin Was A Living Nightmare For The Cast And Crew Behind The Scenes

Ranker-- You knew Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin was bad, but did you know it was somehow worse behind the scenes?
April 08, 2018 Go to Ranker

David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn't Believe in Auteur Directing: 'Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck'

IndieWire--You probably don't want to call Fincher an "auteur" when you're standing in front of him.
April 07, 2018 Go to IndieWire