Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

  We’ve seen a number of companies, like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) look to position themselves within our Content is King investing theme. It’s a smart strategy as that proprietary content is a competitive moat that helps reduce customer churn. With Watch, Facebook (FB) is looking to push into streaming video and vie with Alphabet’s […]

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Tencent set to Stream 2017, 2018 and 2019 NFL games in China

Tencent set to Stream 2017, 2018 and 2019 NFL games in China

We’re not only seeing a blurring of our Content is King and Connected Society investing themes here in the U.S., we’re seeing in China as well in a deal between Tencent and the NFL. Live news and sports were two of the holdouts in streaming content, but with Google (GOOGL) adding streaming news to YouTube; […]

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Apple to spend big to ride our Content is King theme 

Apple to spend big to ride our Content is King theme 

  Thus far Apple (AAPL) has stayed on the Content is King theme sidelines, but a combination of recent hire and a purported $1 billion check book to develop content change that. Granted, that $1 billion is well below what Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) are spending, but Apple has Apple TV – a solid […]

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Remaining Opportunistic as the Market Gets Cautious

Remaining Opportunistic as the Market Gets Cautious

We expect Disney shares are likely to trade sideways over the next several weeks as the market continues to digest the recently announced moves by the House of Mouse. We, on the other hand, continue to see our Content is King investment theme providing significant tailwinds to the business, and as such we’re suspending our stop-loss and will instead look to use further share weakness to improve our cost position.

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The Tematica Take on Disney’s Pending New Streaming Service

The Tematica Take on Disney’s Pending New Streaming Service

We expect Disney shares are likely to trade sideways over the next several weeks as the market continues to digest the recently announced moves by the House of Mouse. We, on the other hand, continue to see our Content is King investment theme providing significant tailwinds to the business, and as such we’re suspending our stop-loss and will instead look to use further share weakness to improve our cost position.

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Riding Thematic Tailwinds with Peloton’s Streaming Workouts 

Riding Thematic Tailwinds with Peloton’s Streaming Workouts 

We see this next iteration of exercise sitting at the intersection of our Connected Society and Fountain of Youth investing themes, and it sure doesn’t hurt to get a positive endorsement from Mary Meeker! Peloton, a four-year-old startup that sells exercise bikes tied to a live-streamed workout experience, is revving up for expansion armed with […]

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An NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games Win Cements Amazon’s Content Plans

An NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games Win Cements Amazon’s Content Plans

The only thing better than one thematic tailwind pushing on a company’s business is two… so you can imagine how powerful three of them must be! Amazon is a company actively adding that 3rd leg to the stool.

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Verizon to join AT&T, Comcast and others with its streaming TV service

Verizon to join AT&T, Comcast and others with its streaming TV service

Following in the footsteps of HBO, AT&T, and Comcast, it’s looking like Verizon wants to appeal to the watch what I want, when I want, where I want Connected Society viewer. More competition should serve to improve choice, price and programming choices, and hopefully lower cable bills as well. The question is what does this […]

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More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than a DVR… Who Even Has a DVD Player Anymore?

The power of streaming the content you want, when you want it on the device you prefer is not to be underestimated. It’s been a sea-change in how people consume content, and that has led to a shift in the hardware that people use. With Netflix outstripping digital video recorders (DVRs), we have to question […]

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