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Cory Booker Was Right.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In June of 2012 -- then Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the Star-Ledger "I've always been very compelled about the democratizing force in social med...

Is AT&T's DirecTV Now The OTT Promised Land?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV the coming world of cable TV over the Internet hits the big time as AT&T introduces DirecTV Now. It's a dramatic announcement....

Fighting Back Against Fake News: Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

So - It's Hacking TV - the Alice In Wonderland Edition.  As essentially everyone in the world has an opinion about Fake News and Facebook. Even if n...

(Video) Death In Video-Land

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week - Death In Video Land. Vine, Vessel - both pull the plug.So, what does it mean - Consolidation or retreat? Then, rumors and cash swirl arou...

The Mogul's 'Curse' Continues. AT&T's TimeWarner Bid.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

With AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner, both critics and proponents of the deal agree on one thing ... the media mating season is very much m...

AT&T's Blockbuster Deal To Buy Time Warner (video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week, AT&T's $84 billion deal to buy Time Warner - rocking the media world. We're going to see some of the world's best content brands including ...

Virtual Reality Comes Home: The Future Of Storytelling Festival

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Lots of people are thinking about the future of the publishing business. But Charles Melcher has moved past that conversation. He's a perennial inside...

(Video) Is Twitter Doomed? Podcasting On The Rise. Hacking TV #0061

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV - Twitter is on the block. But what if all the big money steps away? Is it doomed? And, an update on the Yahoo / Verizon Deal....

The FCC Takes A Zero. Spotify Rocks!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.05.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week the Ambitious, Powerful FCC took a Zero. Are set to boxes still dead - or rising from the grave of Federal Regulation? Then Spotify is on a ...

Yahoo In Jeopardy, Facebook Restates Numbers. Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.27.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Hacking TV #0059 Dreams and disappointments aplenty on this week's Hacking TV. Starting with cruel reality, Yahoo had to confess that it was the vict...

Netflix: The Great And Powerful - Hacking TV #0058

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.20.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week - taking stock of the size of Netflix and the Hollywood blowback it's creating. Then Verizon. It's video effort has no blowback. In fact, so...

Can Social Media Be Tamed? Is Twitter Toxic?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.17.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter have all been the target of passionate groups of users claiming that the sites have embraced censorship. There's a compli...

Cheddar Gets A Bunch Cheesier - Hacking TV #0057

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you could have one Streaming Video Wish - What would it be? Welcome to Hacking TV. The Podcast that makes your dreams come true - or at least trie...

Who Were You On 9/11?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2016 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On 9/11, virtually everyone I've spoken with was struck by that most human of instincts. Fight or Flight. Or there is one other -- Freeze. Almost no m...

Is YouTube Censoring Its Video Stars?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Hey - We're BACK. Ready to hack another season of the wild ride from old flat TV to the new, live, always-on web. First up - the audience is shifting...

The Dead Pool - Who's Falling In?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, buried in a slow summer week - tons of news. First. The dead pool. Three big web video/media co's...

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.03.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV? This week, what the Democratic Convention learned from YouTube. There were lots of video clips and ...

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?