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Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
Let’s start with a few disclaimers - first of all, I’ve known Michael for a long time, and I’m a fanof his writing even when I don’t agree with his conclusions. He’s made a career out of biting the handthat feeds him, taking on media power players, and poking around [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
I’ve always wondered how cops felt about NYPD Blue, or how lawyers feel when they watchLaw and Order. Now I know. I just watched the seasons finale of HBO’s reality/sitcom - Silicon Valley. If you haven’t seen the series bit dramatic ending - quick, stop reading. Because I’m going tospill the beans - [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
AnaheimCaliforniais the home of Disneyland. It's a place where parents of mostly small children wander the streets wearing Mickey ears and looking for a bit of Americana fun. But for the next three days, worlds collide. More than 20,000young teens, and some with parents in tow, are descending on the massiveAnaheim [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
While I’m sure that the ITVhad nointention of making television program about business when itlaunched The series “Selfridges” first for the UK, and now on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater in the US - it turns out thishighly engaging piece of period drama hasmore than it’s share of useful,memorable, actionable advice for [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
It’s hard to say exactly what has driven the shift from passive to empowered customers -perhaps it is ourconnected lives, or our abundance of choice, or the ability to get what we want when we want it, wherewe want it. But anyway you explore the trend, a new consumer is [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
VideoIt’s hard to describe the new AMC series Humans as science fiction. The story is set in the "just-around-the-corner" future in London. There are no driverless cars or sleek bullet trains -- just normalsuburbanneighborhoods, and robots. It's worth a look for anyone who’s looking to build or grow a business in [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:57pm
There are lots of opinions about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Here are five of my rules to live by. See if they seem to align with what's worked for you. I'll be interested in your feedback and alternative rules to live by in the comments. Here [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
At this year’s Vidcon, the YouTube fanfest in Anaheim, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki changed her tone. Last year - YouTube’s posture was powerful and unwavering. But this year, Wojcicki’s third at Vidcon, there was a noticeable shift. Wojcicki's focus was on the community, more compassionate and connected - reaching out to solve problems and strengthen YouTube’s bond with its creator community.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
VideoThe thing about competing withKaleil Isaza Tuzman was it never quite made sense. Even as his company wasstruggling, they always seemed tohave a way to buy competitors and grow. When I was runningMagnify.net,there wasn’t a day that went by that a competitor was rumored to be forsale to Kit Digital [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
The data is pretty compelling. Meerkat has more than two-million registered users and Twitter’s Periscope App has two-million daily active users and says they watch 40 years-worth video every day. Now Facebook is adding streaming functionality to its massive social network. Can brands find a way to embrace live streaming?
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
VideoWhat did you have for dinner last night? Did you take a picture of it andpost it on Instagram? What about your last vacation… was it somewhere fantastic and photogenic? In just a few short years our mobile phone driven world has turned a world of camera-shy and oftenappropriately modest friends [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
The Video NewFronts of 2016 will go down in history as a year of consolidation. Now it’s down to three big players - YouTube, AOL and Facebook, and Facebook was MIA. Web video is central to the emerging behavior of web content for both consumers and marketers, making the evolution of the space important both economically and editorially.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
Facebook live has arrived on the scene at a particularly opportune moment. While Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat opened the door, it appears they’d only scratched the surface.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
Out in the world of Virtual Reality, the Samsung Gear VR is rapidly becoming the device that is driving consumer adoption. Only Google Cardboard gives iPhone users a chance to even explore VR. That may be about to change.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
A review of two very different TV boxes--the TiVo Bolt and the Nvidia Shield.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
When Meron Gribetz stood on the TED Stage, he was almost giddy with excitement. Sure he had cool toys to show, and certainly the pre-TED buzz had created anticipation for his Augmented Reality glasses. And once you put on his Meta2 AR glasses - you'll never forget it.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
At CES 2016 the future of the automotive and digital worlds converged. From the controversial Faraday Future to the expanding power of NVIDIA's on board supercomputer... the dawn of the digital car is here.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
VideoSteve Jobs was the ultimate entrepreneur - visionary, hard charging, and difficult. And this is clear in the newly released documentary "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine." But the thing about being a documentary filmmaker is you don’t get to write the narrative voice of your film. Documentaries are a [...]
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
Last year Chris Milk gave a TED talk about his journey into Virtual Reality and his dream to become Evil Knievel. Now he’s back - a year later - with a new TED talk. This is rare and exciting. But he won't be alone talking about AR/VR this year at TED. Meron Gribetz is leading an effort to produce and sell augmented reality (AR) glasses with natural gestural hand recognition. Both talks promise to be explosive.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
From around the world, a strange band of adventurers travels to Austin Texas. It’s hard to describe them, a mix of content creators, technologists, game designers, and consumer brands. Will 2016 be the year of VR? Standing in Austin it sure seems like it.
Founder of video curation site waywire.com As a lifelong New Yorker, and serial entrepreneur, I was named New York City’s first ever Entrepreneur at Large - by the Bloomberg Administration. A pretty cool honor and a fun gig. I get to preach the gospel of NYC. Waywire.com is my full time gig - and it keeps me busy. Video is just getting started on the web - and Curation is the secret sauce that makes it work. I'm passionate about Startups, what they're doing to sparkplug the digital economy.