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Is Google Glass another Newton?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Google's attempt to provide people with a new interface -- Google Glass -- rather than try to ban behavior that's clearly on the rise, seems both logical and a pro-social solution.

Did We Kill the Web?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.17.2015 | 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."

Facebook and Twitter Video Explodes, While TV Fights For The Livingroom,

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The two newest TV networks (and the two fastest growing networks) weren't even on the video playing-field a year ago. The fast moving new entrants are Facebook and Twitter. That's where the big change is going to come from.

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.

The 8 Questions You Need to Answer to Decide if You're a Curator

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.09.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

An excerpt from the new book: Curate This! The Hands-on, How-To Guide To Content Curation As the word curation moves to the center of the content ...

Ben Horowitz: The Pain and Passion of Fight Club Management

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I just had a beer with Ben Horowitz. Actually we had a few. We sat in a dark bar, long into the night and swapped stories that only Startup CEO's can tell each other.

7 Years at Ground Zero (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past seven years, I've been allowed to observe and document the process of conceiving, curating, building, and now opening to the public the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. My images and recordings span seven remarkable years.

AOL, Yahoo, YouTube Each Take Unique Road to Video

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be, video was one thing -- video. But as the worlds of television and Web hurtle toward their now seemingly inevitable convergence, a num...

Future of TV Snaps Into Focus - With 500 Million Dollar Fund

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TV's future is now in sight. Networked, social, interactive and focused on the things that matter to you. Passion-powered TV, nichified and valuable.

SXSW Gets Political

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The SXSW Interactive gathering in Austin is many things -- outrageous, weird, wild, adventurous -- but I'd never describe it as political. In 2014, ...

SXSW Tech Crowd Warms to Snowden's Embrace

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When techies at the center of the white-hot SXSW conference first heard that Edward Snowden was going to be on the agenda, the reaction was mixed. But the word on the street after the Moday live interview, transmitted via Google+, was warm and positive.

Is Breaking News: Broken?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The headline says it all; "Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi." The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during la...

What New York Can Learn From the Silicon Valley Bus Protests

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

And, as New York's new mayor begins to act on his campaign pledge to address income inequity, it would be easy to look west and make a tech comparison. But that would be very much the wrong thing to do.

eBay Now in a Race to Beat Amazon to Your Doorstep

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones vs. valets? Game on. Let the race to my doorstep begin.

Amazon and Local. Almost Friends.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anyone who ever tried to return something to the now thankfully defunct Circuit City remembers the walk of shame and accusatory interrogation whenever anything needed to be returned or exchanged. Amazon simply smiles and give you your money back -- a breeze.

Live Video Becomes the Hot New Web Trend

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For a week in the middle of the winter, all the world's film geeks trundle off to the cold -- to screen, drink, and party their way through the annual...

The Waywire Story: Buy vs. Build?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This summer my startup was growing nicely. So why not sit back and enjoy the ride? Well, it turns out that entrepreneurs don't do that very well, and I was looking for actions and tools I could to further solidify our position as the leaders in video curation.

How to Marry Your Startup and Your Partner

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Why does it matter how your life and work intersect? Because getting a company off the ground is an all consuming effort. And if you're married to work by day, and your wife or husband by night, effectively you're cheating on one with the other all the time. That's a recipe for disaster.

The Week In NYC Tech

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's been a crazy few weeks on the NY Scene... and wanted to share with you some news. NY Video Meetup. Big Changes, New Location, New 'Free' Pric...

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.

Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as Opening Day Approaches

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On the TED stage I asked the question: "Where were you on 9/11?" Soon, we'll all have a place to answer that question.

Info-Overload Is Over. We're "Under-Loaded" With Quality

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We point to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, even email as absolute evidence that we're awash in information. But the truth is, what we're overwhelmed wit...

New York Tech Scene - Rising:

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last week - I saw so many extraordinary NY companies I hardly know where to start. Perhaps most surprisingly, there was a theme in the companies, wit...

5 Reasons Yahoo's Tumblr Purchase Is a Good Thing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Whenever a spunky, growing startup gets sold to an established player, the cry goes out. Users won't like it. The culture will be ruined. The startup will be subsumed by its parent. Sometimes it's true, but in the case of the Yahoo and Tumblr, I think everyone wins.