it might make more sense to measure Internet connections in terms of how many simultaneous HD streams it can hold up to. 4 people in your household? You should probably get the 4HD Extreme(tm) package from Comcast for your maximum Hulu/blip/YouTube enjoyment.
The thing is, Kelly says smart stuff like this all the time. He’ll just casually throw it out there and then he always sort of looks amazed when everyone simultaneously turns around to him afterwards with a look like “You goddamned genus!” Regardless, spending an hour with him is like spending an hour in the mainstream future.
One of the great things about being in LA as a tech guy is that you get exposure to a alternate universe of entertainment/movie/tv/music people. And as the worlds of tech and media get closer it is fun to watch as a close bystander.
A good friend of mine, Aaron Rabin, is a writer/director who struggling to break through in Hollywood. He just did a “TV” series called Looking for Grace. He posted the series on Blip and now it is starting to get some real traction, even being featured on the Blip homepage today.
Web video is very quickly changing from the wild west of uploads to professionally produced content easily distributed to millions at the click of a mouse. While this trend has been going on for a while, Blip is now over 5 years old, the devices to watch the content on had still not caught up to the wave.
2010 feels like the tipping point where the quality of content that is available and the number things like the Boxee box and GoogleTV have finally equalized. While there has been a lot of talk about this for a long time I think that the next 5 years are going to be a accelerated transition to where the average consumer will not be able to differentiate between a network like ABC and Blip.
I look forward to this transition and the opportunities it will afford to people like Aaron, who as recently as 5-6 years ago would have found it almost impossible to pull off what now is a simple mouse click.
DC Sports Talk host Chad Dukes goes on one of the most epic rants you’ll ever hear in response to the game last night. This is absolutely a must listen and actually succeeded in making me feel bad for Redskins fans. Normally I love a good bit of schadenfreude and get a kick of rejoicing in the opposition’s misery… but I can even do that here. I honestly just feel bad for the guy. Everything he says is 100% correct.
I can’t really feel bad for this guy, as I’m a dolphins fan.. but i do feel his pain.
Not only do my friends send me audio clips of their kid singing the Miami Dolphins Fight Song… which is (by itself) awesome.. but I get the added value of a Remix of said Fight Song using my name… Double Awesome.
“I have always loved watching videos there but always believed that any company controlled by a consortia of interests would be doomed in the long run – especially by established, large incumbents with an interest in protecting the past more than innovating the future.”—
“Much of Blip’s growth is the result of the company building out its sales force over the past year, which is now up to 10 people, according to CEO and cofounder Mike Hudack. Now that the company is able to attract big advertisers — such as JPMorgan, General Mills, AT&T, etc. — it’s able to generate real revenue for its show producers.”—
“But a funny thing happened in the second quarter, when, for the first time ever, IPTV and satellite subscriber increases didn’t make up for cable losses. Cable providers lost a total of 711,000 subscribers in those three months, and 216,000 of those households did not sign up with other providers, deciding instead not to pay for multichannel video services at all.”—Big Cable Is Bleeding: 500K+ Subscribers Lost In Q3: Video « (via mikehudack)