1 September

ESPN’s new College Football Play Center

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ESPN’s new College Football Play Center

Yesterday was the first saturday of college football’s 2013-2014 season. And at ESPN, this is a holiday of sorts: from College Gameday (fun USA Today piece here) to the dozens of exclusive ESPN games available via Watch ESPN & ESPN3 on your Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Using the Watch ESPN Apple TV […]

15 August

Introducing the Watch ESPN Live Toolbar

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Introducing the Watch ESPN Live Toolbar

We just released a major update to the WatchESPN app on iOS for iPhone and iPad. The latest WatchESPN version introduces several new enhancements, including Live Toolbar, which enhances content discovery and introduces more interactivity.

27 July

ESPN Fantasy Football 2013: Live Drafting on Mobile

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ESPN Fantasy Football 2013: Live Drafting on Mobile

The NFL is upon us and ESPN is yet again your home for fantasy football. You can create or reactive your league here. Notably new for 2013: the ability to perform live and mock drafts directly from your iPhone and iPad. It’s a terrific experience and screenshots are below.

24 July

Apple’s Mantra: A Few Great Things

Apple’s  Mantra: A Few Great Things

This is the marketing text from Apple’s “Designed by Apple” campaign (which launched a few months ago on television). I have been seeing the print ads more and more – and the text is really powerful. It of course holds true to Apple’s hardware and software worlds – but it should resonate to any creator: […]

22 July

ESPN.com Moves to Facebook Comments

ESPN.com Moves to Facebook Comments

Starting this past Thursday, ESPN.com comments are now done through Facebook comments / authentication. We had tested over the last several months on various ESPN properties like ESPNW, X Games, Grantland and ESPN’s Major League Baseball section. The results were overwhelmingly positive and we are excited about the resulting quality of conversation and social connections […]

21 July

Facebook Premium: It’s in the Product Experience

Facebook Premium: It’s in the Product Experience

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, took to Medium this week to share some thoughts on Facebook: “Now that I use Facebook more regularly, I started having some ideas for the service—here’s one… They could offer Facebook Premium. For $10 a month, people who really love Facebook (and can afford it), could see no ads. Maybe […]

24 June

Twitter Brings Mobile Notifications Front & Center

Twitter Brings Mobile Notifications Front & Center

One of the great (maybe most under used?) Twitter features is mobile notifications. They are very valuable when used properly (ie following the right users) and overwhelming when used incorrectly (ie following too many people) – and Twitter recognizes this. Hence, Twitter is now recommending mobile notifications of recommended users on Twitter.com. Great in-the-river promotion […]

23 June

Nikes Uses Facebook to Push Timely E-Commerce Golf Gear Around US Open

Nikes Uses Facebook to Push Timely E-Commerce Golf Gear Around US Open

Below are subsequent Facebook posts by Nike Golf that uploads Tiger Woods’ and Rory McIlroy’s entire Nike outfitting – from shoes to clothing to clubs to balls. It’s brilliant in its simplicity, timelines and relevance. It also shows the value of their athlete and sponsorship model: these are Nike golfers head to toe. And with […]

19 June

Watch ESPN Arrives on Apple TV

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Watch ESPN Arrives on Apple TV

WatchESPN is now available on your Apple TV. Fans now have access to on demand video, live streaming games, and live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line (some content requires video subscription from affiliated providers). There are now multiple ways to get WatchESPN content on your big screen: the Apple […]

13 June

LinkedIn’s Influencers Now Includes Bill Gates

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LinkedIn’s Influencers Now Includes Bill Gates

Like several others (ie Medium, YouTube Channels), LinkedIn has made a strong bet on quality, unique content with their Influencer product. Today, this email arrived which is about as influential as it gets: Bill Gates sharing insights from his influencer, Warren Buffett.

7 April

The Tax of the New. From Incremental to Next

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The tax of new thinking and building… I like that term set by Julie Zhuo on PandoDaily. The tax is not just the challenge of thinking and building… it’s the challenge of shifting prior and current momentum (philosophically, emotionally, actually, etc). It’s the challenge of placing yourself and your experiences onto unknown paths. But that […]

10 March

Mailbox and Innovation Around the Mailbox

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I have intentionally attempted to shift my mobile habits to take advantage of new, well-done applications. I tried to replace iOS’s safari with Google’s Chrome application. And now I am trying to replace the core iOS mail app with Mailbox. In trying to do so, three obvious points come along: 1. There is much innovation […]