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Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Musical Musings in a Digital Age

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If we lusted after a boy in High School and had to wait for a kiss, would we want it more? Probably. Does it mean it would be better? Not necessarily.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Dear Bob Lefsetz--Please R.S.V.P.

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Calling All Angels

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.20.2016 | Media
Shelly Peiken

The other day my husband and I went out to dinner with our next door neighbor. He's always been a genuinely nice guy to whom we've enjoyed living adjacent for several reasons.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Play Me

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.06.2016 | Media
Shelly Peiken

I've been thinking about the innovation of interactive streaming--how versatile, convenient and instantly gratifying it is. Interactive, however, means that before I take off for a drive to the mall or a run on the beach I have a decision to make: what do I want to listen to?

Don't Hold Your Breadth

David Kleeman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

We have an unprecedented chance to fill in the blanks in kids' lives -- to support their diverse passions and open their minds to new possibilities. Let's not hold our breadth.

You Can Still Share Your HBO GO Password ... For Now

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.09.2015 | Technology

So enjoy that while you can.

Timothy Stenovec

Read This Before You Cut The Cord | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology

A colleague of mine was considering ditching his Time Warner Cable subscription in favor of PlayStation’s new Vue TV service, which streams live TV ...

Timothy Stenovec

Everything You Wanted To Know About HBO Now But Were Too Afraid To Ask | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology

One of the most exciting bits of news to come out of Apple’s press event in San Francisco on Monday actually had to do with HBO. HBO CEO Richard ...

This Could Be Amazon Prime's Big Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

Will a pair of Golden Globe awards drive hordes of subscribers to Amazon Prime? Perhaps: The online retailing giant’s $99-per-year service is the on...

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Is Fixing An Annoying Flaw With Fire TV | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology

If you own an Amazon Fire TV, you may be in for a big surprise from your Internet provider. A bug in Amazon's new set-top box -- it allows you to u...

Timothy Stenovec

Even A $2 Price Hike Could Send Netflix Customers Running | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Nearly half of Netflix subscribers would abandon the streaming video service if prices went up by $2, according to a new poll. But if prices go up ...

Timothy Stenovec

The Future Of TV May Look A Lot Like The Present | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.29.2014 | Technology

When Netflix first started streaming movies and TV shows to its members seven years ago, it was a departure from TV as we had come to know it. For a m...

The Slow, Cold Death Of Cable Has Begun

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology

Cable companies, you've been put on notice. Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -...

Timothy Stenovec

Fire TV's Best Feature | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology

If I were to assemble a list of cool technologies that are more annoying than useful, speech recognition would rank pretty high. In my experience, it'...

Timothy Stenovec

Roku's Answer To Chromecast Is This $50 Stick | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

In the fight for your TV set, the weapons keep getting smaller. On Tuesday, Roku, the maker of the popular set-top boxes that stream video and musi...

Timothy Stenovec

5 Ways The Comcast-TWC Deal Could Ruin TV and The Internet | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology

You're probably already thinking that the merger of the two biggest cable companies in the United States isn't going to turn out great for regular peo...

Timothy Stenovec

This May Be Why Your Netflix Is Slow | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology

Verizon and Comcast customers aren't hallucinating -- Netflix really has gotten slower for them. The streaming video service on Monday released it...

Don't Feel Bad, Everyone Binge-Watches Netflix, Says Netflix

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.13.2013 | Technology

Binge-watchers: You are not alone. The majority of people who stream TV regularly binge-watch, and they're not the least bit sorry about it, accord...

Timothy Stenovec

Why The Shutdown May Have Been Good For Netflix | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Netflix might want the government to shut down a lot more often. Washington, D.C., saw a spike in weekday Netflix traffic during the more than two-...

Google Launches Apple TV And Roku Killer

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Google just made getting the Internet on your TV much easier and much cheaper. Google on Wednesday announced Chromecast, a $35 HDMI stick that stre...

The Golden Age of Cable

Tom Silva | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Silva

There seems to be an inverse relationship between Hollywood and the general economy. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners during six of the past eight recessions in the U.S., box office and admissions sales increased.

'Tis the Season to Be Streaming, CNET's Dan Ackerman

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

This holiday season, one of the most dramatic shifts in technology consumption is the wide-scale move to streaming rather than downloading media, says...

Obama 'IP Czar' Suggests Felony Charges For Illegal Web Streaming

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Obama administration wants to make sure that the illegal streaming of music and movies over the Internet is a felony, and it also wants to give th...

Break Out the Buggy Whips: Is This the Tipping Point for Streaming Video?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Big companies like Google will soon make it easier to get brand-name content for a cheap price. So who in technology is in the buggy whip business these days? And what companies are about to become obsolete?