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Hacking TV Episode #0018

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV: YouTube digs deep to cover fair use defense for creators; Vice continues its promiscuous flirtation with all the platforms and networks it can; MSNBC explores rare sharing relationship with Bloomberg; and Yahoo's negative press barrage continues.

An Open Letter to Tim Cook

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Tim - We've never met, and yet our lives are intertwined as entrepreneurs. We're both members of the tech community. You make hardware and software...

Hacking TV Episode #017

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Will the big guys crowd out innovation in digital TV? Saul and Steve have a lively debate about whether the rapidly emerging over-the-top TV market is going to be open to innovative upstarts as well as media giants trying to learn new tricks.

The Lobby - 2015, Why Giving Matters

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year, a remarkable group of Internet entrepreneurs gather to share observations, wisdom, and bit of early warning radar on the state of the Internet. The attendees are carefully curated, and totally off the record.

Hacking TV -- Episode# 0016

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week, a number of stories about how digital video means real money for big companies. T- Mobile subsidizes mobile viewing of Netflix. Dish Networ...

The Future of Virtual Reality Video Has Arrived: Hot and Ready!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the organizer of the NY Video Meetup for the past five years, I get to see a lot of company pitches. There are some that fit into trends, some that...

Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Saul Hansell talks about how the Buddhists define suffering - and how media companies are suffering now. Steve talks about YouTube wanting to be Cable...

Comic Con: The Line Between Consumers and Creators

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

When you walk the floor at Comic Con, one thing becomes immediately clear; fans certainly like engaging in far more than passive viewing. Comic Con may be the white-hot center of the fan world and consumers are engaged.

World Maker Faire - NYC

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The New York Hall of Science in Queens was the home of Maker Faire - a massive festival of technologists, hobbyists, and makers of all shapes and sizes. It's all part of the "maker movement" of hackers and inventors.

Hacking TV 9.27.15

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: The video rights deals keep coming, Verizon gets ready to put big money behind its go90 service, Amazon's twitch TV gets ready to take on YouTube.

Who Pays For Content? The Rise of Ad Blockers

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last week Apple released iOS9, and with it the tools to allow consumers to block ads. Apple presented it as a way to improve web page delivery and give consumers' choice. But industry insiders are clear about the fact that it's Apple firing a powerful volley at Google.

Hacking TV: 9.21.15 Episode

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: The Emmy Awards ("The Grand Indulgence") as HBO Wins over Amazon and Netflix. Cab...

The New 'Selfie' Society

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.08.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

So, is this always-on-camera world a sign of the new narcissism, or a new connected world in which we're all sharing and connecting, the first step toward making diversity and social justice visible to all?

The Curation Explosion: Humans vs. Robots

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.01.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The question is simple: What is truly a curation solution, and what is a hastily conceived product enhancement with the word of the moment pasted on top?

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.