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TV in Ye Olden Times

Are We Experiencing (Another) Golden Age of Television?

The television landscape is very different now than it was in the first Golden Age of Television (basically around 1940-1960 if keeping track).  The television market has exploded in the last few decades going from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) and adding literally hundreds of networks including…

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Facts of Love

The Facts of Love – Valentine’s Day – Infographic

I’ve found that Valentine’s Day brings out some interesting emotions in people. Many seem to just look at it as another “consumer holiday” to spend money on loved ones. Others seem to resent it saying, “When you love someone, every day should be Valentine’s Day.” Regardless of how you…

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Paste Magazine

What’s the Best of 2013…So Far?

Paste Magazine recently pulled some lists together touting what they feel are the “Best of 2013 (So far)” for albums, movies, videogames, books and TV shows. Having taken a gander at these lists, I’ve learned one thing – I need to read more, listen more, play more and watch more. I’m glad…

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Big Data Race

Who’s Running in the Race for Big Data?

The race for Big Data is on. But you knew this already, didn’t you? If you’re just tuning in, “Big Data” is defined as sets of data that is so large or complex that it can’t be managed with traditional data processing applications. If you’ve read previous blogs, you know I like to cite…

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Big Data

Demystifying Big Data – Infographic

Keeping in line with Wednesday’s post about the impact of big data when used for developing the Netflix series House of Cards, for Infographic Friday, I wanted to share this image courtesy of Wipro that further breaks down the concept of big data and it’s varied uses. If you missed the memo and…

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House of Cards

The Impact of Big Data, House of Cards and You!

Love them or hate them, what Netflix did with their exclusive series, House of Cards, was genius.  This article in the New York Times covers it in greater detail, but the short version is that Netflix used all of their subscriber profile data a.k.a. big data (viewing habits, likes, interests, etc.)…

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