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Storytelling in the World of 360VR

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

VR could actually change human consciousness. Last year I was able to watch Chris Milk give this brilliant TED Talk in Vancouver. He showed the gathering a number of extraordinary early VR experiences including "The Wilderness Downtown," a music video for the band Arcade Fire.

Sundance 2016 Rocks Virtual Reality Films

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

2016 was the year that VR got real at Sundance. At last year's festival, Amazon didn't buy any films. This year, they bought six. And Netflix -- which...

Decoding Facebook, Apple and Earnings... The FCC vs Set-Top Boxes... Watching the News on Apple TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's earnings week! CHAPTER 1: Learnings from earnings: Now that 1 billion people are using iPhones, Apple's growth slows as Facebook mints money f...

Netflix: Is 'Making a Murderer' a New Genre in Film?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Making a Murderer is a revelation to filmmakers and audiences. Because now, given the powerful success of the series, a new generation of long-form non-fiction projects will see the light of day. Bravo to Ted Sarandos and Lisa Nishimura. A new genre is born.

Sundance Mania, Cable Headwinds and Telco Cash...

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TimeWarner Charter faces headwinds, Sundance awash in webcaster cash, and telco's see long road to riches...

Ticket Tech. Broken or Just a Rigged Game?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's been a long time since I was part of a massive scrum, battling to get the 'hot' tickets to a show where seats were fought over like a rare commod...

Crashing and Burning: Local TV, Al Jazeera and ESPN

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Crashing and Burning: Local TV Stations, Al Jazeera, TV Commercials, and ESPN Many of the pillars of the old TV order are cracking. Local TV statio...

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

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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 #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.

Vevo, T-Mobile, CNN iReport, All Impacted By Hacking TV Trend

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Television has, since its infancy, been something that was left to the professionals. The technology was complex, the costs stratospheric, and the abi...

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...

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 Episode #015

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Siri is starting to have conversations with the couch potatoes of America through the New Apple TV. IBM buys the weather without the channel. Amazon ...

Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.19.2015 | 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...