Articles posted by "Peter Koeppel"


Sears and Lampert Going Down Together

In 2006, hedge fund manager Edward S. Lampert was ranked number 67 on a Forbes list of the top 400 richest Americans, just above Amazon exec Jeff Bezos. Sears Holdings, which includes the Sears and Kmart brands, had a share price hovering around $162. That was then, and 11 years [...]Read more

Uber’s Gamification of its Driver Pool

Even as Uber struggles to develop more palatable relationships with its drivers, it’s interesting to note how many different tools the ride hailing service is still using to manipulate them. From encouraging longer drive times to moving drivers to areas where Uber would like [...]Read more
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YouTube Fans Nip at the Heels of TV Viewership

There was a time not so long ago when the world looked upon web-based video streaming as a curiosity more than a legitimate way to view content. If there was ever a need for proof that that world is long gone, YouTube has delivered. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal [...]Read more

Viacom’s New Distributor-Friendly Approach

Viacom has long been known for massive cable bundles and bloated channels, but as cable packages shrink, it’s becoming abundantly clear that pay television is a new frontier for all the major players. This is why the media giant has declared it will be narrowing its focus onto [...]Read more

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