Two years ago, Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, was asked who could possibly threaten his company’s domination. He immediately replied: “Our number one enemy is sleep”, and then added “And we’re winning!

Hastings: “Our number one enemy is sleep” (Nov. 2017)

Even the greatest companies find it next to impossible to predict what might be the next big threat for their businesses. Sometimes the blind spot is so large, that it eventually eliminates the company in some cases. …

Before we start, let’s talk first about the passing year.

2018 was a bumpy road for most media companies. It was the year when Disney finally merged with Fox and planning to come out this fall with the most anticipated OTT service of all. On the same year At&t completed its acquisition of Warner Media and will launch its own OTT service at the end of this year.

It was also the year when live mobile gaming such as PUBG and Fortnite took the world by storm and this is just the beginning of a new era.

VR & AR…

It has been a great honor of participating in the Leaders Forum, hosted by IBC, the biggest European media conference and discuss the future of media.

For many years I was participating the show as an exhibitor, and to be given the opportunity to share my opinions with the visitors was a very exciting moment for me.

I decided to summarize some of the thoughts I shared with the audience on the show. Here are my top 7 insights from IBC 2018:

  1. Media Consolidation has Just Started: there has been a lot of discussions on where the media market will…

“The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.” ~ Confucius.

Last night, Netflix just broke another amazing record. The shares of Comcast dived in 5.5% last night, losing more than $6B in valuation and for the first time in history, making its fierce competitor, Netflix, worth more than the biggest cable company in the world (see data below).

Here are 3 of the biggest stories in tech from the last couple of weeks.

  1. Pokémon Go

This is probably the biggest story of 2016 and not just the last couple of weeks, and yes, I’m talking about Pokémon Go.

There isn’t even a single analyst that haven’t wrote tons of words about this unbelievable phenomenal, and yet I’ll try to conclude and add my two cents…

Time spent playing the game is ridiculous

So first, what is the secret source? Why makes this game so popular? Is it the augmented reality (AR) aspect of the game? Is it the fact that you actually need to leave…

Intro: as part of role as a managing partner of KDC Media Fund, I provide a bi-weekly overviews to the team of Keshet (Israel’s leading broadcaster), of the big tech stories happened during the past two weeks. This will be the online version of it.

So without further due, here are the top stories of the past couple of weeks with some of my takes.

  1. Autonomous Cars:

This wasn’t a great week for Tesla. The first person riding the automaker car in auto pilot has died in a car crash. Moreover, the company behind the auto pilot technology, Mobileye, which…

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Once an Entrepreneur, now a VC Guy. #vegan from #telaviv

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