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Category Archives: Disruption

Smartphones are sucking the fun out of leisure time

Now along comes research that indicates a new type of disruption – that the use of digital technology, and more specifically the smartphone, is actually decreasing the fun many people have during the leisure time . . . Continue reading

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The digital death of boredom and its implications for LBEs

Boredom used to be location-based entertainment’s friend. That has changed today. . . Continue reading

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The intersection of personal digital technology & bricks-and-mortar entertainment

The Triple Revolution of the Internet, social media and the always-on-connectivity of now ubiquitous mobile devices is disrupting the entertainment venue industry in ways and at a speed that most in industry fail to recognize . . . Continue reading

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The migration of the meaning of Place

Now the physicality of place is no longer its sole meaning. The definition of place has changed due to the Internet and mobile devices, especially the smartphone. Continue reading

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Is the Terminator prophecy coming true?

I found a very interesting comment by James Cameron, director of The Titanic and Avatar movies in an interview in the current issue of Fast Company magazine about whether the machines have risen. Continue reading

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Playing Video Games Now a College Varsity Sport

This is just one more example of how the digital world is disrupting traditional entertainment, and now sports. Not only is pure digital displacing the physical and real world versions, but we are also seeing a convergence of digital and real world experiences creating new forms of competition. Continue reading

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More about the Social TV competition

Twitter and Facebook Social TV are examples of just one of the many new kinds of growing digital disruptions to yesteryear’s entertainment landscape. Continue reading

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Smartphones are making TV tougher competition than ever

Now we have the synergistic combination of two digital screens merging to become more powerful and attractive than either alone. Disruptive digital at-home entertainment competition continues to ramp up its game. Continue reading

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Disruption by a new 3rd place with lubricated socialization

Bars and restaurants have a new form of competition, which although not a category killer, is sure to cut into their market shares. Continue reading

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