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Top articles of the week | February 18

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

The great unbundling has spun into reverse        NY Times

A fascinating read about the myriad of services that we buy online. The internet gave consumers to pick & choose what the want but is that what they really buy? The article explains how bundling is back (Netflix, Spotify, etc) and how these new service providers are going back to bundling

 

How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way Into the Future    Wired

We recently started working with a Canadian publisher helping them with their strategic planning. Going deep on the transformation of the media landscape inevitably led us to the Times. This Wired article covers the journey they made, the political challenges and their road forward.

 

Reveries on the future of VR                       Jason Rosenthal, Medium

This year is probably the year of the through of disillusionment of Virtual Reality. This article explains how VR is the biggest change to human communication since the printing press. Some very interesting arguments

 

With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos is solving Digital Retail’s Biggest Flaw               Fast Company

I’ve been thinking a lot about how ecommerce and retail sales work together. This past week, Target announced poor fourth quarter results. The reason? Ecommerce cannibalized store sales. Amazon is taking a different approach (of course)

 

Episode 18: Gwenael Le Bodic, CEO @ GreenCopper       PNR Podcast

GreenCopper was recently named one of the most innovative companies by FastCompany. We had the pleasure of talking with Gwenael their CEO about his company, the live events space and the massive opportunities in front of them

 

BONUS: Using M&A as a vehicle for growth                       PNR Blog

We recently completed a merger for two companies, Combustible and BJ Media. We explain in this blog post how it was done, why we’re bullish on their growth and why M&A is critical to strategic advantage.