What If…DraftKings & FanDuel Merged?

This past June, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins told USA Today a merger between his company and FanDuel was a “very interesting idea.” The two companies today control almost 95% of the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) marketplace. From several POVs, this makes too much sense…

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What If…Yahoo Gets Sold?

In recent days, speculation has ramped up considerably. When 1st quarter earnings were reported earlier this week, analysts were not surprised. Revenue from mobile and native advertising were up, total revenue was down. Activist investors are itching to unlock whatever value they…

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What If…Skinny TV Bundles Are Mandated?

(note: a la carte programming was also addressed in our  June 16, 2015 post) Surprise, surprise, they now are…at least in Canada. On March 1, 2016 a new rule from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission went into effect. The CRTC…

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What If…@Twitter Turns 10, Now What?

Happy 10th birthday Twitter. You’ve profoundly changed the way people communicate…mostly for the positive, sometimes with real challenges. You’ve simultaneously given us the opportunity and forced us to share thoughts more succinctly. You’ve enabled people (both good & evil) to reach…

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What If…Every Device Became Smart?

CES 2016 will likely be remembered as the year the Internet of Things (IoT) grew from concept to reality…almost. From the Apple watch and Microsoft Kinect to refrigerators in the the Connected Home section at Best Buy, the range of…

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What If…ESPN Is No Longer King?

For the better part of the last two decades, ESPN has been the most well-known sports media brand and the largest cable network. In 2014, the Wall St Journal and TV by the Numbers reported ESPN earned an estimated $6.84…

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What If…YouTube Red Becomes Netflix?

If you thought YouTube Red was simply trading $9.99/month for YouTube content with no ads (plus unlimited songs from Google Play Music), think again. It’s beginning to look like Google, errr…Alphabet has far more expansive plans like setting its sights…

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What If…Fantasy Sports Are Regulated?

The real question is not if, but when? There’s simply too much noise and heat for it not to happen. Case in point: The FBI has begun an investigation after questions of predatory practices and use of insider information were alleged. Both…

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