Daily Reading from October 14, 2008

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  • Economics of Online Video 2: Unit Cost Structure — "After performing a detailed analysis of the economics of streaming video, we continue to believe it is a very tough business--with high capital costs and low profit margins.  In the first installment of this series, we explored the ramifications of ..."
  • Let's Get Practical — "Having lived through an aggressive downturn when the Internet bubble burst, I'm going to spend the next "chunk of blog posts" trying to give you - the entrepreneur, CEO, or executive of a startup - some practical suggestions about how ..."
  • Advice On Partnering With The Big and Powerful: Don't — "Big companies have something you don’t.  Time.  They can commit one or more people to the ongoing task of “exploring partnership opportunities”.  You probably can’t.  You have a day job (and probably a night job too).  As such, the mere ..."

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