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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

Cord-Cutters - The Nightmare for Cable Providers to Come ?

2015 - 10 - 30

We been expecting cord-cutters for a while and have yet seen any moves.

剪線潮,喊很久,卻只聞樓梯響,不見人下來。

  1. Cord-Cutting Might Not Be So Bad for Cable Companies

Today, video is only about 40% of cable companies’ profits… For a typical cable operator, a 10% loss in video subscribers trims revenues by 6% but only trims profits by about 4%….

http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2015/04/12/5-things-to-know-about-cord-cutters/

這篇小文章的第5點我本來還不知道。

以4G而言,我用手機上Netflix和Amazon Prime透過MHL接大螢幕,看這麼久了,1080p始終流暢,一次lag都沒有。家裡如果有ZTE MF910或D-Link DWR921這種LTE分享器加吃到飽,看片和一般上網都夠,光纖或cable的確可以砍了。

而自製內容、專屬獨家,是否為cord-cutting蔚然成風的關鍵?

YouTube Red: Trigger For Cord Cutting?

Google’s YouTube announced its first-ever subscription service last week, YouTube Red, with the usual set of (uninteresting) “premium” features– ad-free videos and offline/background playback. The only interesting tidbit was that YouTube Red also would house “original” movies and TV shows starring well-known YouTube personalities. While it may seem mundane, this move has the potential to present a true disruption to the TV industry.

In addition to scale, creating a parallel library of premium content also gives YouTube another strategic advantage. Teenagers who have grown up watching YouTube could increasingly gravitate toward long-form content produced by personalities and brands they are familiar with. Long-term, this could decrease interest in traditional movies and TV shows (maybe even sports), leading to real cord cutting.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3621666-youtube-red-trigger-cord-cutting

這篇Seeking Alpha的文章,沒抓住真重點。

我的觀察是,YouTube Red能否打敗Amazon Prime及Netflix,搶先將主要的體育台、地區新聞台、全國新聞網、肥皂劇、脫口秀… 都收羅進它的頻道裡,才是cord-cutting會不會蔚然成風的關鍵。自製內容,專屬獨家,都不是。

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