- Kit DigitalGlobal Lead Analyst, 2010 - present
- Hive AwardsExecutive Director, 2009
- Toad Stool ConsultantsFounder/CEO, 2007
- Boston University School of Law
- Binghamton University
- Stuyvesant High School
Late last year, I wrote about rumors I was hearing that GAFA (Google/Apple/Facebook/Amazon) had come to the conclusion that the only way they were going to be players in the TV industry was to control their own chunk of broadband access. The thought was, wh...
So Ellen’s Twitter selfie (taken by Bradley Cooper) has broken all sorts of retweet records and the usual suspects are claiming a win for Samsung. But is it? To quote my friend Todd Walker (on Twitter) “the brand attached to that selfie is Twitter. Not one ...
One of the recurring themes you hear from naysayers who are unhappy with Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp is that it does the exact same thing as any number of messaging apps. Which is true. It just does it better and easier. Take Skype , whic...
One of the things that got lost in the news about the Time-Warner/Comcast merger was that the day before, there had been no small amount of buzz around an alleged Apple/Time Warner deal where Time Warner was going to allow Apple to create an interface for T...
I was on a panel this week at Digital Hollywood on 2nd Screen, and Sirpa Aggarwal from Arktan was kind enough to supply me with two nicely edited video clips. Also featured in the video are Rahul Aggarwal from Arktan, Marc Scarpa from Simplynew and Amaury B...
The Toad Stool by Alan Wolk: Short Video Clips From Digital Hollywood Panel
I was on a panel this week at Digital Hollywood on 2nd Screen, and Sirpa Aggarwal from Arktan was kind enough to supply me with two nicely e
The Toad Stool by Alan Wolk: Backdoor Saviors: Why Virtual MVPDs May Be ...
To no one's great surprise, Intel's attempt at creating their version of the mythical Apple TV didn't pan out. The OnCue service - a streami
The Toad Stool by Alan Wolk: Slaves of the Internet, Here's Your Problem
I hate the word "content" and strive to use it as infrequently as possible. I find it to be emblematic of the way stories, photos, movies an
Why the Chromecast's future could be brighter than the Apple TV's
The launch of the Chromecast marks Google’s latest attempt to enter the consumer TV market—an attempt that, while still in its early stages,
Madison Avenue is No Silicon Valley - DIGIDAY:DAILY
Running down the checklist of things that make Silicon Valley a success makes clear that few of the characteristics apply to the ad world. P
Russell Razzaque: How Religion Can Inoculate Against Radicalism
In The Wall Street Journal, British psychiatrist Russell Razzaque recounts the lesson of his retreat from a London university's Islamic Soci
Seamless Wi-Fi on your smartphone could quickly become reality
The Wi-Fi Alliance won’t accept its first devices for Passpoint certification until late June, but once the doors to its labs swing wide the
Robert Tercek: Inventing the Future of Second Screen
Last Tuesday, a little over 250 industry professionals gathered for a 2nd Screen Summit in Beverly Hills. No one in the audience had any ide
The Toad Stool by Alan Wolk: A Few Words From Our Sponsor
A Few Words From Our Sponsor. Tweet. Tell most brands that their users are looking for "content" and their eyes light up at the pr