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Steve Rosenbaum

Who Owns the Keys to Your Apple Device? (Hint: It May Not Be You)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As Apple becomes the center of the digital ecosystem for many of its users, we find ourselves entrusting our most precious and private information to ...

Hacking TV -- the Year Ahead!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum


The TV Hackers Guide: OTT Holiday Shopping List

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's been a clear movement toward cable cutting, and the data says that people dropping their cable subscription will only accelerate in 2016.

Hacking TV: 'Star Wars' and Disney, The CBS Saga, Streaming Your Fridge!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV, Special Guest Host -- Bernie Gershon. First up, Star Wars and Disney -- Will Luke Save ABC? Then, the CBS/Viacom Saga -- is...

Techno Wonders at the ITP Winter Show

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.23.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A low-cost robotic hand, with only piece-by-piece materials and standard parts, make it available for everyone to duplicate it only with cardboard, scissor and parts bought in Amazon.

Hacking TV Episode #022

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the year zooms to a close, lots of changes in the video space. A big new deal Howard Stern as the "King of All Media" doubles down on web video,...

Hacking TV: #0021

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

On this week's show... Big Telco's Verizon and AT&T double down on Over The Top TV... while Big Cable fights back with "Usage Based Billing". Uh oh --...

Michael Moore Invades Europe, And Brings Home Treasure

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.13.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Where to Invade Next is a strangely romantic film. Yes, it's simplistic. Europe has its problems, of course. But as Moore said after the screening, he set out to pick the flowers, not the weeds.

Hacking TV: Episode #0020

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV: CBS defends its right not to stream to you, [1:05] Facebook allows 1.5 billion people to broadcast live, [9:00 ] What's the ...

Hacking TV: Episode #0019

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week Steven Rosenbaum with guest host Bob Garfield. On this week's show... ESPN numbers continue to plummet, Amazon Prime Video is adding more N...

Startups That Rock the Video World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's easy to think of web video as beginning and ending with YouTube, but if you expand your field of vision, you'll find that there are a remarkable group of startups inviting new services and technology for sites and small businesses around video.

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 t...

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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.13.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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 09.27.2016 | 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 09.23.2016 | 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 09.22.2016 | 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 08.08.2016 | 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 08.01.2016 | 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?