The future of TV: technologies to watch →
and companion article.
The Future of TV →
Article from the UK Telegraph. Very interesting… and make SURE to read the comments.
heddaville: Top 5 Music Countdown: Gripping beer chugging contest + impress your friends at your next keg party with these top 5 new album releases! Heather, i love your life.
Webisode Watch - Where Creativity Happens →
Next time you have a craft attack while working at your computer, check out www.WhereCreativityHappens.com
Intel ties up with Sky for high-tech webisode... →
Intel has partnered with Sky Digital Media to launch a series of webisodes to engage directly with consumers and highlight its innovative edge.
Mark Cuban predicts 'net neutrality' will only... →
“In this scenario, Cuban says, anyone who wants to have reliable access to high-quality, live video will have to subscribe to a television provider like Comcast. All those people now canceling their cable subscriptions in favor of watching all their TV via Hulu, Netflix and Apple’s (AAPL) iTunes will soon change their minds. Speaking of which, Cuban predicts that the current abundance...
PRESS RELEASE: 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100... →
A $100 billion value for 37signals is “not outlandish,” says Aanandamayee Bhatnagar, a finance professor and valuation guru at Grenada State’s Schnook School of Business. Bhatnagar points to a leaked, confidential corporate strategy plan that projects 37signals will attract twelve billion users by the end of 2013. How will the company overcome the fact that there are only 6.8 billion people alive...
Full stream ahead for some HDTVs →
Internet HDTVs are still new and technology advancements, particularly in the area of HD video streaming, are sure to expand programming in the months ahead. The days of a laptop on the couch and an assortment of dusty boxes underneath the TV may be coming to an end.
Altoids, Fox Partner On Online And Mobile Series →
Altoids is partnering with Fox Mobile Studios to produce an original branded comedy series available for streaming or download on mobile, as well as Web-based, platforms. “Brainstorm,” a scripted series that marks Fox Mobile’s first foray into branded entertainment, follows the adventures of an art director and his co-workers as they try to save their fictional, struggling ad...
Report: TV Networks Should Be Afraid -- Very... →
If analyst Laura Martin is right, Hulu is the demon seed that will wipe out the network television business as we know it. In a new report, the Soleil Securities analyst estimates that the online video hub will cost TV networks $920 per viewer in advertising if their audiences are cannibalized by Hulu. And she believes the bulk of viewing on Hulu is indeed taking eyeballs from TV.
Earlier this year, we said we expected to be cash flow positive sometime in...– ‘300 Million and On’ by Mark Zuckerberg Today at 1:00pm on the Facebook Blog http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=136782277130
Adobe to Acquire Omniture in $1.8 Billion Deal →
Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to buy Omniture Inc. for about $1.8 billion, a combination designed to help users track and make money from Web sites that were created with Adobe programs. The Silicon Valley software company said it will pay Omniture $21.50 a share in cash, a 24% premium to its Tuesday closing price of $17.32. Adobe said the price is 45% higher than Omniture’s average closing...
The $150 Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA On... →
The two students (from MIT, of course) put together a low-budget rig to fly a camera high enough to photograph the curvature of the Earth. Instead of rockets, boosters and expensive control systems, they filled a weather balloon with helium and hung a styrofoam beer cooler underneath to carry a cheap Canon A470 compact camera. Instant hand warmers kept things from freezing up and made sure the...
Ugly Betty’s ‘Mode After Hours’ WebSeries Coming... →
“According to a behind the scenes episode on ABC.com, “the idea for the webisodes came out of the idea that we always want to give our fans more content”, stated Lisa Schomas, Co-Producer for Ugly Betty. Beginning in September of ‘08 for six episodes and then returning in March of ‘09 for six more episodes, the show kept fans satisfied while waiting for season 3 of Ugly Betty to...
When we were designing the site, we were wrong about almost everything we...– Scott Heiferman, CEO of meetup.com The Boss - Scott Heiferman of Meetup - The Pursuit of Community - NYTimes.com (via veken)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-13) →
handstamp: King Khan & The Shrines (56) The Rural Alberta Advantage (39) Rodrigo y Gabriela (33) Phoenix (24) School of Seven Bells (24) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Keanu Reeves starring in webisodes. The actor has a role in “Spärhusen,” a new “Spinal Tap”-esque comedic webisode series set to launch later this month from online programming hub My Damn Channel. <source hollywoodreporter.com>
Philadelphia Free Library System is shutting down →
POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 9:19 PM The Philadelphia Free Library system is broke, and they’re shutting it down, including cancelling “all branch and regional library programs, programs for children and teens, after school programs, computer classes, and programs for adults” and “all children programs, programs to support small businesses and job...
Technorati to offer Original Content
I just got an email from Technorati about the changes that the company is going through… Subject 3 of 4 stated: “Become a Technorati Writer Technorati is entering into the next phase of our evolution: original content. Beginning in October, Technorati will feature original content on the site written by bloggers just like you! This is an amazing opportunity to give your writing vast...
I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script →
A rant by Josh Olson.
Bushnell Talks "Broadroom" As New Webisodes... →
“The Broadroom”, a Web show collaboration between MOREmagazine and Maybelline about women in the workplace from Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnell, premiered last night onMaybelline.com. “The Broadroom” is a neatly packaged and delivered treat for Bushnell’s target demographic. That audience, mainly comprised of white women of a certain age and income, will...
Check out this interview with Yacht! I’m going to see them open for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tonight..
The Top 10 Most Watched Web TV Shows →
brandpluscontent: Excellent mashable/visible measures mission cool!
“Brian Pickens, senior research manager at Ipsos MediaCT, said in a...– InformationWeek - September 9, 2009 12:22 PM Apple, Google, Hulu Show Online Video Gains - The online video businesses is growing, but viewers want to watch Internet video on their TVs.By Thomas Claburn
The Internet Manifesto →
There are many poignant declarations in this manifesto. Here’s one: “The web rearranges existing media structures by transcending their former boundaries and oligopolies. The publication and dissemination of media contents are no longer tied to heavy investments. Journalism’s self-conception is—fortunately—being cured of its gatekeeping function. All that remains is the journalistic...
In addition to announcing an impressive list of new distribution partners,...– Blip.tv: A 21st Century NBC? Thanks for the interview Mike! (via brandpluscontent) Thank you, Christine! (via bliptv)
If an agreement is reached, it would be a major change for YouTube, which has...– YouTube Said to Be in Talks on Pay Movies - NYTimes.com (via pdl2h)
The Future of Video Advertising (mediapost) →
This article is nails several topics. I am particularly pleased to see that in topics 4 & 5, the blogger points to brevity and interactivity in both video content and advertising. This is where ‘Hotspotting’ is going to turn some heads.
Verizon FiOS TV Subscribers Prepare for Labor Day... →
In addition to offering Howcast videos in HD, Verizon has worked with social media innovators Facebook Connect, Twitter, ESPN, Veoh, blip.tv and Dailymotion to create a truly converged Internet-to-television experience that lets FiOS TV subscribers connect with others while watching TV, plus search and view on their TV screens a variety of online, personal PC-based videos.
Schlomo does it again.
From Thrillist: Schlomo’s Banh Mi Cushman Some dude who goes by the name of Schlomo Rabinowitz turned a meter maid trike into SF’s next mobile food slinger, from whence he’ll serve Banh Mis on baguette from Lee’s (naturally), with mayo made from “uber yuppie eggs”, and your choice of chicken/pork/pate, all of which he’ll tuck inconspicuously beneath...
Sony Electronics has hired one of my favorite people in the world to vlog and blog about gear, gadgets, innovation and technology AND to keep an ear out to listen to what consumers have to say about it all. Congrats to Sukhjit!… and Sony Electronics!!