Milestones and Transitions

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Milestones Mike Driscoll and I founded Metamarkets in 2009 to provide large scale analytics to media companies, and I’m very gratified we have reached our objectives. Over the past 18 months, Metamarkets has built and shipped some of the most scalable, cutting-edge data analytics infrastructure in the marketplace. Our engineering and product teams have designed, built and deployed from scratch a cloud-hosted integrated analytics stack on behalf of market-leading, web-scale media businesses. As we have pushed into the market, we have seen our product scale to accommodate the biggest, fastest-moving event sets on the internet. The core value proposition for […]

Milestones and Transitions
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Itching for a Fight: Standing up for Publishers

Filed in Corporate, Musings

Over recent years, global media companies—themselves among the highest profile brands of recent decades, companies responsible for creation of much of the world’s high-quality proprietary content—have seen their core businesses assailed. Cashflows have come under pressure. Many companies have either supplemented or fully replaced professional content-creation with lower-quality automated or user-generated content. The century-old contract between consumer, publisher and advertiser has been vacated: no longer may content creators reasonably expect to recoup their content creation cost basis (plus some moderate margin) by selling advertising. Publishers Have Stark Choices To continue to operate in denial of the structural shift underway across […]

Itching for a Fight: Standing up for Publishers
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