AT&T’s $1.2B Gamble
AT&T’s proposed $49 billion purchase of DirecTV would bring DirecTV’s 20 million US pay-TV subscribers into the fold and give AT&T a better foothold to compete in the rapidly consolidating communications industry.
Prometheus Appeals to Sci-Fi Fans Both Young and Old
Image from: daniel4d If you’re anything like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting Prometheus as one of this summer’s most epic movies. Also, if you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching Alien on repeat in anticipation. Why Alien, you ask? For one, Prometheus marks Alien director Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi after 30 years of making more terrestrial but equally entertaining movies such as Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. Even more
Entertainment junkies flock to Ticketmaster, Fandango and StubHub
Image from: Ticket Image / Shutterstock With the summer concert season upon us, and lots of great shows coming to Compete HQ’s hometown of Boston in the next few months, there’s a ton of buzz online about the best shows, and the best venues. I wouldn’t mind checking out some of my favorite artists this summer, and maybe catch a Sox game or two. Where does a fan go if
Blogosphere 2010 vs. 2011: Which Industries Have a Pulse Now?
Image from: wavebreakmedia ltd/Shutterstock Many industries are finding it increasingly important to have a prescence online where they can speak their mind and give a complete voice to their brand. In Technorati’s latest study, the State of the Blogosphere 2011, the company uncovered some insights into why and how people blog, what content they blog about, and even how bloggers connect with brands. That’s where we thought we our data
Rockstar Games: Creating Controversy and Commanding Buzz
Image from: GTA V / Shutterstock Since the original Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997, Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, has been surrounded by controversy. By creating games like those in the Grand Theft Auto series that openly showcase violence and sexuality, Rockstar is no stranger to pushing the envelope in terms of game content. But that same controversy has also driven tremendous success with each new
Summer Cinema Smash or Site Traffic Stinker?
36 years ago, Stephen Spielberg released Jaws during a traditionally quiet time of the year for the box office. It took in seven million dollars that opening weekend, and became the highest grossing film of all time until Star Wars debuted two years later. What followed was a new era of Hollywood, a period in which the summer quarter would account for 40 percent of the entire year’s box office
iPad 2 – On the Crest of the Tablet Tidal Wave
It started as a ripple back in 2001 when Bill Gates demoed the prototype Microsoft Tablet PC at Comdex. And now, ten years later, this tablet tidal wave has hit, and news flash – it’s entirely iPad. Are you surprised? Like the iPhone and the iPod before it, Apple has once again invaded an existing space (tablet PCs/e-readers) and made it its own by introducing enough style and innovation that
Christian Louboutin Gets Carried Away With "Sex And The City The Movie 2"
Get the martini shaker ready for another round of Cosmos! The fabulous foursome from Sex And The City return for a second movie on Thursday, May 27th. It seems hard to believe that I’ve been following these ladies since 1998 as they endured brunches, boyfriends, breakups, babies, and, of course, Mr. Big.
House of Blues Boston: Traffic Analysis of the World’s Most Popular Club
I came across an article recently stating that the House of Blues in Boston sold more concert tickets than any other club in 2009. This is an amazing feat, as the location’s first event open to the public was on February 21st. The Boston Globe’s James Reed reported that the House of Blues hosted nearly 250 shows in 2009, and while it may have not been the most profitable club