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Steve Rosenbaum

What Is Vidcon? And Why Did 20,000 Teens Show Up?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anaheim California is the home of Disneyland. It's a place where parents of mostly small children wander the streets wearing Micky ears and looking for a bit of americana fun. But for 3 days - worlds collide.

5 Entrepreneurial Rules To Live By

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

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.

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Funny? It Depends On Where You Sit

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've always wondered how cops felt about NYPD Blue, or how lawyers feel when they watch Law and Order. Now I know. I just watched the seasons finale of HBO's reality/sitcom Silicon Valley.

Are Critics the Real Dinosaurs in 'Jurassic World'?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

As I read the reviews my heart sank. I loved Jurassic Park, and certainly the Hollywood machine was counting on that. But how could Steven Spielberg allow his reputation and legacy to be tarnished so?

Can Curation Save Twitter?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Before we go and talk about Twitter's impending doom, let's take a look at just how important, engaging and socially relevant it is today.

The Future Of Video: Vertical and Growing: Mary Meeker

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If there was any doubt that nature of the web is changing, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2015 presentation at the re/code conference laid things out in crisp undeniable data.

Is 'Breaking News' the New Normal for ABC?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

You can't entirely blame ABC News for desperately trying to find a way to remain relevant. After all, they're hard-wired into a 6:30 p.m. time slot in a world where our connected devices deliver real-time updates.

A Framework for Living the Curated Life

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This abundance of connectivity has created a conundrum. It's what author and psychologist Barry Schwartz calls the paradox of choice. Simply put -- when we have too many options, too much input -- we find ourselves overwhelmed with abundance.

Why Apple's Dramatic Profits Could Spell Disaster

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's hard to imagine that Apple's stunning profit report from last week is anything but good news, but i'm going to go out on a limb and say that what we've just witnessed is the beginning of the end of Apple.

Did We Kill the Web?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Internet extends that ability to a degree without precedent in human history. There is no telling how profound a change -- hopefully for the better -- this will brings to our species and the world we live in."

The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.

The 8 Questions You Need to Answer to Decide if You're a Curator

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.09.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

An excerpt from the new book: Curate This! The Hands-on, How-To Guide To Content Curation As the word curation moves to the center of the content ...

Ben Horowitz: The Pain and Passion of Fight Club Management

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I just had a beer with Ben Horowitz. Actually we had a few. We sat in a dark bar, long into the night and swapped stories that only Startup CEO's can tell each other.

7 Years at Ground Zero (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past seven years, I've been allowed to observe and document the process of conceiving, curating, building, and now opening to the public the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. My images and recordings span seven remarkable years.

Future of TV Snaps Into Focus - With 500 Million Dollar Fund

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TV's future is now in sight. Networked, social, interactive and focused on the things that matter to you. Passion-powered TV, nichified and valuable.

SXSW Gets Political

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The SXSW Interactive gathering in Austin is many things -- outrageous, weird, wild, adventurous -- but I'd never describe it as political. In 2014, ...

Is Breaking News: Broken?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The headline says it all; "Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi." The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during la...

What New York Can Learn From the Silicon Valley Bus Protests

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

And, as New York's new mayor begins to act on his campaign pledge to address income inequity, it would be easy to look west and make a tech comparison. But that would be very much the wrong thing to do.

eBay Now in a Race to Beat Amazon to Your Doorstep

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones vs. valets? Game on. Let the race to my doorstep begin.

Amazon and Local. Almost Friends.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anyone who ever tried to return something to the now thankfully defunct Circuit City remembers the walk of shame and accusatory interrogation whenever anything needed to be returned or exchanged. Amazon simply smiles and give you your money back -- a breeze.

The Waywire Story: Buy vs. Build?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This summer my startup was growing nicely. So why not sit back and enjoy the ride? Well, it turns out that entrepreneurs don't do that very well, and I was looking for actions and tools I could to further solidify our position as the leaders in video curation.

How to Marry Your Startup and Your Partner

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Why does it matter how your life and work intersect? Because getting a company off the ground is an all consuming effort. And if you're married to work by day, and your wife or husband by night, effectively you're cheating on one with the other all the time. That's a recipe for disaster.

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.

Info-Overload Is Over. We're "Under-Loaded" With Quality

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We point to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, even email as absolute evidence that we're awash in information. But the truth is, what we're overwhelmed wit...