Happy Easter! I hope this holiday’s message of reborn life resonates in Ukraine in particular.
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4/11/2022: Nielsen study shows most streaming viewers spend $30 or less, FierceVideo
I spent the first three days of the week filling in at my trade-pub video-industry client, starting with this writeup of some Nielsen research.
4/11/2022: Apple TV+ debuts Friday Night Baseball, FierceVideo
I used this post to share my own review of Apple’s baseball-coverage venture, as viewed during Friday’s Nationals-Mets game.
4/12/2022: How SpaceX came to dominate the launch business, Fast Company
I knew that a lot of aerospace-establishment types were skeptical of SpaceX a dozen years ago, but digging up their actual quotes was something else.
4/12/2022: FIFA makes a new bid for soccer fans with FIFA+ streaming, FierceVideo
If any sports organization can afford to bankroll a streaming service and then let anybody watch for free, it would be FIFA.
4/12/2022: Netflix adds double-thumbs-up option for rave reviews, FierceVideo
Remember: Don’t call this new Netflix review option “two thumbs up,” because that’s a trademarked Ebert & Siskel phrase.
4/13/2022: Report cites fewer than 10,000 daily viewers for CNN+, FierceVideo
Maybe CNN’s subscription streaming service would have more paying viewers if the news was less depressing?
4/13/2022: Adults remain uninterested in VR live events, FierceVideo
The Morning Consult survey that I wrote up referred to virtual reality as “the metaverse,” but I was not going to use Facebook’s preferred word in the headline or lede if I could help it.
4/14/2022, Stellantis Partners With Qualcomm for 5G-Connected Cars, PCMag
Writing up this connected-car news allowed me to use some leftover notes from Qualcomm’s Tech Summit and then from CES.
4/14/2022: S02 E16 – SmartTechCheck Podcast, Mark Vena
I joined this podcast (also available in video form) via my laptop, once again using my phone’s camera in place of the laptop’s webcam.
4/15/2022: In First Shareholder Letter, Amazon CEO Sticks With the Bezos Playbook, PCMag
I made a point of noting the things new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy didn’t mention in his first letter to shareholders.