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NY Tech Scene -- Rising (Week of 10/1/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

Mayor Bloomberg had declared the week of September 24th "Maker Week" in New York -- and it seems every Maker for hundreds of miles in every direction took him up on it.

NY TECH Scene: Rising (w/o 9.17.12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.16.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

A look at the NY Tech Scene from the NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large: This week marks the first full week of the fall tech season in New York - and ther...

The National 9/11 Museum: A Generation Needs It Now

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum deserves to be back on track with a firm opening date. It's importance overshadows a petty political squabble, and standing in its way puts the Nation's needs behind political objectives.

Will Associations Become Filters for Digital Overload?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

These groups of thought leaders are blogging, tweeting, meeting, and plugging in to social media with innovation and enthusiasm that in many ways surpasses many of the media organizations that I know well.

Alarm Bells: "Open Web" In Danger, Says Brin, Berners-Lee

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

One thing is certain. Politicians throughout the democratic world are pushing for stronger censorship and surveillance by Internet companies to stop the theft of intellectual property.

IBM Embraces Corporate Curation

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.16.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that company communication was all top down. Today, things are changing fast -- as the tools and networks for communication are broken wide open.

SXSW: Overwhelming or Awesome? You Decide

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The idea of SXSW as a metaphor for the growth and overwhelming abundance of the web is more than apt. No matter how you cut it, the volume of panels, talks, conversations, parties, gatherings, bands, and food trucks is hard to manage.

Robots Swarm the TED Stage

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year at TED, there is a theme that emerges in the four day conference in Long Beach. This year -- I came away with a clear picture of a change that is about to burst out of the labs and into our daily lives. Get ready, we're about to arrive in the world of Robots.

9/11: Ready for Its Primetime Close-Up?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

More then 10 years after the buildings fell, the questions, emotion, and complexity of the 9/11 story may be able to start to become part of the public conversation. And, surprisingly, it was Tom Selleck who began to convince me of that.

The Digital Deluge: Explained

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

Business used to be so simple. Manufacturers made things. Stores stocked them. Consumers bought them. Rinse and repeat. Ah, it sounds so quaint standing in the marketplace madness that is 2011.

Data Smog: How Information Turned Deadly

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You know that feeling on a clear blue sky day. The air is crisp, the sun is shining. Everything seems right in the world. Well, on the Web - it isn't...

When Customers Attack: Comments and the Web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There are pages and pages of these. I'm not going to name the chain, because I hope that as a careful customer you're searching Yelp, CitySearch, Google Reviews -- or any of the many sites that invite consumer feedback.

New York Awash in Venture/Angel $$$

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past three years New York has shifted from being a sleepy backwater of tech innovation to a red hot center of startup activity.

YouTube And The Death Of User-Generated Content

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.28.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For as long as anyone can remember, Google's video personality has been deeply bipolar. On one hand, there's YouTube, the massive consumer video stor...

The Future of Video: Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.21.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Honestly, I've seen a lot of cool video stuff in the past year. Amazing social software. Cool new ad solutions. And content creators who are breaking ...

A Readers Revolution: Engaged

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

I've known a lot of writers in my life. They tend to have strong feelings about the subjects they choose to write about, and once their book is published they're even up for a good debate.

Startup Survival Guide: Maslow's Pyramid Revised

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For as long as I can remember, anyone with a passion for building a tech company from the ground up would have to head west. Silicon Valley was where the money, talent, and exits were. But what do startup founders really need?

Mary Meeker: World Web Leaves U.S.A. in the Dust

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The thing Mary Meeker's Web 2.0 presentation nailed was just where the U.S. is on the world stage -- knocking us down from our self-serving perch of being at the cutting edge. In fact, we're lagging behind.

MTV and the "Curated ME"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Millennials have grown up with a 24/7 news cycle and reality TV. They know the power of branding and publicity. Every day they act as their own digital publicists, curating and monitoring the 'me' brand.

Siri: The Talking Robot Arrives. Uh Oh.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

While we weren't paying much attention, Steve Jobs may well have left behind as his most world-changing legacy -- the very first consumer robot. And chances are, you've got one of Jobs' newfangled robots in your pocket right now.

There's a Special Place in Hell for Spammers

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the web has gone from the edge of our world to the electronic center of how we live, spammers have taken up new evil ways clog not just our inboxes, but our lives.

I'm Planning My 150th Birthday Party -- Today!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology
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It used to be the stuff of science fiction, the idea that we could 'cheat death' and live well past what we now think of as a natural human lifespan. ...

Brazil. Tech Forward - In a Social Sort Of Way.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Sao Paulo's Latin motto is Non dvcor, dvco, which translates as "I am not led, I lead." Leading in digital seems very much part of the culture of the place.

What Barack Obama Could Learn From Maker Faire

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been reading all the various polls and news reports. Everyone seems to agree that 'it's the economy stupid' to borrow a phrase, but I can't help ...

Today. 9/11/11 at the National Memorial

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
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