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Tom Galvin

In his spare time, Tom roots for his children and the New York Mets.

Tom Galvin Has 16 Posts

Content Disruption? Try Consolidation

If you’re looking for news, there is a fifty-fifty chance you’re finding it at one of ten online publishers. If you are looking for entertainment, there’s a one in 3 chance you’re getting it from Netflix. Over the past two decades, there were a lot of predictions about the Internet. One was that it would […]

Posted on February 8, 2016

If Trump Wins

In 1980, as Ronald Reagan was cruising to the GOP nomination, former President Gerald Ford contemplated jumping into the race, because it was unfathomable to him that the country would elect someone as conservative as Reagan. “Every place I go, and everything I hear, there is a growing, growing sentiment that Governor Reagan cannot win […]

Posted on January 14, 2016

Does it Matter Where The Next Bill Gates Comes From?

Eight years ago, as part of a survey testing people’s attitudes about technology and innovation, we asked Americans: “From what country will the next Bill Gates come from?” Only 1 in 5 thought the next global tech leader would come from the United States, with nearly a majority saying he or she would hail from […]

Posted on October 8, 2015

Regulate Tech? The Next Big Battle

Last week Robert Reich, economist and former Clinton Cabinet official, raised a stir with a New York Times piece calling for a break-up of “Big Tech.” His point is that the digital platforms of companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook have become so vital and market dominant that their power is dangerous if left […]

Posted on September 23, 2015

Is Freemium the Answer to Content Theft?

Content theft has long been the bane of creators (and increasingly users whose computers get infected when they visit pirate sites, but more about that soon), but a new poll suggests that the rise of ad-supported music services may be helping. According to the Zogby Analytics survey commissioned by CALinnovates, the growing availability of so-called […]

Posted on September 17, 2015

When Big Data Gets Hoarded

When “Big Data” emerged as a disruptive trend less than a decade ago, entrepreneurs marveled at the insights and new services it would offer. Now they are all hiring lawyers. Because now that Big Data is, well, big, the Lucky Few accumulated, or sorted, or created the platform for it, want to hold onto it. […]

Posted on September 15, 2015
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