Netflix Is Outperforming YouTube

By Debra Dejong / October 16, 2018

According to the recent study “2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report” by the American-Canadian company Sandvine, Netflix was able to overtake YouTube in downstream data worldwide despite providing paid vs free content. The snapshot below (which was taken from the report) shows that Netflix holds the top spot in the Americas. In EMEA, YouTube is still number one, with Netflix in second place. In APAC, Netflix ranks third, after Facebook. Furthermore, Netflix is also number 1 in global downstream traffic with…

Is BMW Turning From A Car Into An App?

By Dan Lavie / April 22, 2017

Car manufacturers are replacing engineers and motor manufacturers with IT specialists and brand builders. BMW for one sees its future in the digital domain, seeing at as a way to increase its customer base of 30 million to 100 million. This marks a shift from being a manufacturer to a service provider. It puts the auto maker in competition with companies such as Google. Just consider that your expensive car is standing idle most of the time. A program like…

SEC Accepts Social Media for Disclosing Material Information

By Dan Lavie / April 16, 2013

The SEC has officially announced that posting corporate information on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are equal to releasing information via a news release and on the corporate website. In general, the SEC stipulates that companies must make material information available to all investors simultaneously via SEC filing or press release. The SEC made the move following an investigation into the Facebook posting of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. He bragged that his company’s monthly viewing had exceeded…