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Politics Goes To Philly -Hacking TV #0052

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, it looks like Tim Armstrong finally gets his dream of merging AOL with Yahoo. Will it turn into a...

Facebook Diminishes Mainstream Media In The Newsfeed

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Facebook has made dramatic changes in its Newsfeed, as it explained in a carefully written post published on its blog titled: "Building a Better News ...

Hacking TV - The Vidcon Edition

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week we see important new moves from YouTube and Facebook At Vidcon in Anaheim, Youtube is contrite. Meanwhile in the House of Representatives, w...

How Funny Is The Web - Really?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This Week - How Funny Is The Web - Really? A special edition- where we look at web comedy. from the grand old sites like My Damn Channel and Funny or...

New Amazon Video Offerings Fulfill Bezos' Vision of 'an Everything Store'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If there's one thing about Jeff Bezos that's clear, it's that he has the rare entrepreneurial ability to see around corners. Add a solid operator's sk...

Set Top Box vs. OTT TV - Are Their Winners Yet?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on HACKING TV.  Remember the death of the Set Top box? - well, maybe not so soon according to Microsoft. Then - BuzzFeed is saying "show m...

The Web Eats the Movie Business - True or False?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

1. Future of Film - in a digital world Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos on how his 'disruptive' methods are ensuring the future of film http://www.latimes.com...

Hacking TV #43 Who Should Be Scared of Amazon's Video Platform?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Amazon now will let anybody upload and make money publishing video the way it lets any retailer list their items in its store. Is this a threat to YouTube, or Netflix, or anybody?

How To Give A TED Talk: An Insiders Guide.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Chris Anderson is a brit. Smart, cerebral, and a bit shy actually. Which is why his journey as the head of TED makes for extraordinary reading. His th...

Virtual Reality Healthcare: A Fantastic Voyage

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The thing about science fiction is - often it comes true. Back in 1966 writer, Harry Kleiner penned a wildly futuristic film fantasy called Fantastic ...

Amazon vs. Netflix: Game On! Hacking TV #0040

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The NAB Convention: Yawn. Who cares about improved over-the-air HD? Not even broadcasters. Tribeca Film Festival: Wow. Steve is blown away by innovati...

Facebook Live, Bots and Obama Calls Out Cable! (HackingTV)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Quick before the bots take over the podcast... Facebook takes over everything... Obama calls out cable... Hollywood's new new video idea. At its F8...

Getting Lost In The VR Playground At Tribeca

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Tribeca Film Institute - TFI as it's known is the year-round organization that drives the Tribeca Film Festival. Five years ago they launched TFI ...

Hacking TV #0038 - The New Video World Order

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The new [video] world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed. The new world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed.1 What if Verizon ...

Hacking TV Explores Chaos, Apple TV and FB Live

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Has the Chaos Scenario come true? Apple commissions a video series...Everybody is broadcasting on Facebook Live. This week the chaos ccenario. Not ...

David Bowie And The Power Of 'Live' In A Digital World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.03.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last night I sat with six thousand friends, many of them complete strangers, and celebrated the life and music of David Bowie. The event was the annual tribute concert series put on by the remarkable Michael Dorf of City Winery.

Tivo's Cloudy Future. The Promise of Unbundling. Trump TV.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

With spring in the air, the mind turns to love. Steve sings an ode to Tivo and frets about rumors the company is for sale. [Saul says good riddance.] ...

Brian Solis: A Book That Embraces the 'X' Of The Future

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The challenge of writing about the world of digital involves the need to be able to see around corners. By the time you settle on a book, roll up your...

Geek Spring Breakers Fall in Love With VR

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year a crazy thing happens. From around the country, and now increasingly around the world, a strange band of adventurers travels to Austin, Texas. It's hard to describe them, a mix of content creators, technologists, game designers, and consumer brands.

Microsoft's HoloLens Big Play - Big Miss

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When Microsoft showed HoloLens at TED in Vancouver, its presentation was dramatic and impressive. I wasn't sure why, but the TED crowd of techno-early adopters and thought leaders seemed less than impressed.

Hacking TV: After SXSW, AR/VR and Dollars Flow To Video

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We're back, with a brand new edition of Hacking TV. SXSW -- the tech, music, and movie festival in Austin Texas known for launching APP's like Twitter and Meerkat. This year pivots from code to digital content, with VR and AR the talk of the show.

SXSW: HackingTV in Austin

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year the world of geeks and techno-futurists arrives in Austin for SXSW.

Hacking TV: Is YouTube's Fair Use Policy Unfair?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Is YouTube's Fair Use Policy Unfair... Big $$ Flows to Video Startups... Video Action at Buzzfeed, NY Mag and NowThisNews The #WTFU (Where's The Fa...

TED Ahead: Augmented and Virtual Reality Takes Off

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Today - when we think of video we think of television. And when we think of computers, we think of desktops, laptops, or maybe mobile devices. But t...

Apple's Simulates Sex -- and more -- Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Apple's Simulates Sex... Twitter Wants To Go First... Facebook Does It Silently...YouTube Dreams Of Unicorn Island 1. Digital video this week is al...