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Frederic Guarino

Founder, VR Valley Network

Frederic has been at the crossroads of media/entertainment and technology for the past 17+ years, specializing in marketing and monetization strategies for brands on all digital platforms. Throughout his career, Frederic has worked on convergent strategies between media and technology for startups, content producers (Corbis) and international media companies such as Lagardère Group.
How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust

How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.
10/06/2015 05:32 EDT
The Battle Between Tech and

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."
04/14/2014 02:44 EDT
Netflix Killed the DVD Star... And Other History

Netflix Killed the DVD Star... And Other History Lessons

MPAA president Jack Valenti, testifying before the U.S. Congress in 1982 said: "the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone... We are going to bleed and hemorrhage, unless this Congress at least protect[s] one industry whose total future depends on its protection from the savagery and ravages of this machine." We're hearing the same ramblings today against digital media, as Netflix is being called the "Albanian army" by TimeWarner CEO Jeff Bewkes. The same apocalyptic tone as in past scuffles surrounds Tech vs Media Battle #4, with analog incumbents vs digital upstarts.
10/30/2013 08:54 EDT