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Viacom's Big Play: Is It Too Late?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.14.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome fellow TV Hackers. This week Viacom comes out from the shadows. A big play, or too little too late? Then, Facebook's march to video dominance... Takes A Political Stand Against The Trump Administration

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.13.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Meetup founder Scott Heiferman founded his first startup, an ad tech company called i-traffic, in 1994. Five years later he sold it to And...

Are You An "Issue Voter?" Maria Yuan Wants You!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When you talk with entrepreneurs, you often find that they are drawn to solve a problem that has impacted them directly. Maria Yuan is the perfect exa...

Hacking TV Episode #0067

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.30.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week lots of moving parts with big players including Facebook, Twitter, and Verizon Then - The downside of Upworthy? What happened and why it mat...

Trump Acts Drive Civic Tech Startup Growth

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.27.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The relationship between technology and politics has always been a somewhat uneasy one. At least, that's how it used to be, but the 2016 Presidential ...

CES - The Year Of OTT?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.09.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Now that CES is over... the year can officially begin. We can't tell you all of what happened at CES - but we've got some juicy highlights.Then - a pe...

Drones. Phones. And Screens. CES 2017.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones. Phones. And Screens. It's the largest TECH Trade show of the year and CES 2017 is Full of Surprises. On this week's edition of Hacking TV - w...

Cory Booker Was Right.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In June of 2012 -- then Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the Star-Ledger "I've always been very compelled about the democratizing force in social med...

Hacking TV. The Ho Ho Ho Edition.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.20.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Ho. Ho. Ho. It's the Holiday Edition of Hacking TV. This week a quick look a back at the biggest stories in video of 2016 (if there were any). And the...

Trump's Media Firing Squad - And Fake News

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome back to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, we Hack Away at the Trump Administration's big changes coming to the FCC, and his Engagemen...

Trump Tower -- 9/11 Target Danger?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as 45th President of the United States, New York is facing a complicated new matrix of risks and danger. Stan...

(Video) Death In Video-Land

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week - Death In Video Land. Vine, Vessel - both pull the plug.So, what does it mean - Consolidation or retreat? Then, rumors and cash swirl arou...

The Mogul's 'Curse' Continues. AT&T's TimeWarner Bid.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

With AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner, both critics and proponents of the deal agree on one thing ... the media mating season is very much m...

AT&T's Blockbuster Deal To Buy Time Warner (video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week, AT&T's $84 billion deal to buy Time Warner - rocking the media world. We're going to see some of the world's best content brands including ...

It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV. As Discovery writes a BIG Check.And then the folks at VICE launch their long awaited Nightly HBO show. So? Is the...

Virtual Reality Comes Home: The Future Of Storytelling Festival

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Lots of people are thinking about the future of the publishing business. But Charles Melcher has moved past that conversation. He's a perennial inside...

(Video) Is Twitter Doomed? Podcasting On The Rise. Hacking TV #0061

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV - Twitter is on the block. But what if all the big money steps away? Is it doomed? And, an update on the Yahoo / Verizon Deal....

The FCC Takes A Zero. Spotify Rocks!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.05.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week the Ambitious, Powerful FCC took a Zero. Are set to boxes still dead - or rising from the grave of Federal Regulation? Then Spotify is on a ...

Netflix: The Great And Powerful - Hacking TV #0058

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.20.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week - taking stock of the size of Netflix and the Hollywood blowback it's creating. Then Verizon. It's video effort has no blowback. In fact, so...

Can Social Media Be Tamed? Is Twitter Toxic?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.17.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter have all been the target of passionate groups of users claiming that the sites have embraced censorship. There's a compli...

Cheddar Gets A Bunch Cheesier - Hacking TV #0057

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you could have one Streaming Video Wish - What would it be? Welcome to Hacking TV. The Podcast that makes your dreams come true - or at least trie...

Who Were You On 9/11?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2016 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On 9/11, virtually everyone I've spoken with was struck by that most human of instincts. Fight or Flight. Or there is one other -- Freeze. Almost no m...

Is YouTube Censoring Its Video Stars?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Hey - We're BACK. Ready to hack another season of the wild ride from old flat TV to the new, live, always-on web. First up - the audience is shifting...

Mastering The Personal Pivot

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.04.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past few months, I've watched as five of my friends turned in high profile jobs for new directions. In the past, the ritual of "moving on" wo...

Video's Next Wave: 5 Apps Worth Checking Out

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.30.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you ask the average web user about what video apps they use, chances are you'll get one of two answers, either YouTube or Netflix. And while Facebo...