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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2016 6:40:18 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
In the case of the jam study Ariella cites, I suspect it's because people subconsciously devote x period of time to their "jam decision" or what-have-you (i.e., people only have so much patience for a single thing), and when that time period expires and a purchasing decision has yet to be made, no purchase is made at all.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2016 6:38:45 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
@Ariella: Nowadays, Netflix is less about telling you about stuff you might like and more about pushing certain programming (especially its original programming) on you -- making it more difficult to find content I'll like as I wade through all the stuff Netflix is trying to promote (I can't even sort through stuff I've already watched by rating I gave it anymore).

No, Netflix, I don't want to watch Aziz Ansari's new show or the latest hipster documentary or whatever the flavor of the month is now.

I might cancel.  Waste of money.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2016 6:36:16 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
I would imagine that the choice problem is heightened at Costco because the volume of stuff you're buying there -- since you're buying in bulk -- probably creates a deeper and more looming sense of commitment.  "This is the ketchup I'm going to be stuck with for the next two years."

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Ariella
Ariella
1/26/2016 6:36:15 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
@Joe having a wild and crazy time, aren't' you? You think the algorithms got switched around?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2016 6:34:32 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
It's the same for me with Netflix.  Back when Netflix actually recommended things to you based on, you know, things you actually might like, it was so much easier and more appealing.  Now?  I pretty much just use it to repeat-binge on things I've already seen as I fall asleep.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/26/2016 3:02:17 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
>  "I frankly think it will be a great fit for AT&T To eat up Yahoo to get the further footprint, get the original content.." 

Hmm. Is Yahoo actually doing that well with its original content? 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/yahoo-shuts-down-yahoo-screen-851946

Yahoo Screen is shutting down.... and it looks like they lost $42MM on the experiment. That's not too bad, actually. They could have lost a lot more... not sure how the $1B buy of Tumblr is doing....

 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/26/2016 2:57:34 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
> Creating compelling content requires skill and money...

For sure. Just look at Yahoo's attempts to get its online video content going... Community didn't really re-boot that well. Katie Couric is sorta doing okay, but not quite the "Gotcha Journalism" she's known for....

 

 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/26/2016 2:17:58 PM
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As I am sure you agree @mitch, many of the service providers have what I'd like to call "outsource" their content requirements.    AT&T & Yahoo is just one example.    I frankly think it will be a great fit for AT&T To eat up Yahoo to get the further footprint, get the original content (since Yahoo does do some good work). 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/26/2016 2:05:07 PM
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From a braoder leadership question, though, doing nothing cannot be an answer.   If Edison elected to do nothing, we won't have electricity; If Ford elected not to build the Model T, we won't talking about Driverless Cars; If Jobs did not have the vision for the GUI when the first Mac was created, we won't be where we are today...etc. etc. etc...   It is up to us to make sure that courage is maintained--right?  Or am I being simply naive? 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/26/2016 2:03:08 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
The Problem is that indecision is the "death Knell".    I am not that keen especially on service provider  as in my home county of Orange County, Cox elected not to extend service to a particular shopping center because "it was not profitable".    They need to figure out how to survive long-term.   There lies the challenge. 

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