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Steven Rosenbaum is an Author, Entrepreneur, and CEO.

His book, Curation Nation, gives consumers and brand managers struggling with information overflow a set of examples and tools that can turn the data deluge into a useful new solution set.

And his digital video startup,, is rapidly becoming the largest video content curation platform on the web - powering many of the best known video sites on the web today.

These initiatives, along with his ten years of work with the National September 11th Memorial project, have made him one of the most sought after speakers in the new digital content arena. He is the first-ever "Entrepreneur At Large" for New York City's Economic Development Corporation.

Rosenbaum has been working with Curated Content since he created the groundbreaking hit MTV UNfiltered in the pre-web days. Since then, he's been a storyteller, filmmaker, and executive at media and web properties. He's produced films for HBO, A&E, National Geographic, CNN, MSNBC, and Discovery.

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Entries by Steve Rosenbaum

Can You Text/E-mail/Tweet/FB/DM Me? (Plz!)

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Greetings fellow victims of the information apocalypse. It used to be, the goal of Inbox Zero was heroic, but achievable. Alas, that seems like such a long time ago. The rules have changed, and the playing field has changed as well. But before I take the leap and prescribe some...

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The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 4:29 PM

It all began on Saturday morning.

The New York Times didn't come.

When I wake up each morning, there's a print copy of the New York Times at my door. Before I dive into the swirling information vortex that is my day, I read the paper. But lately, I...

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

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 4:49 PM

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 world, I get asked every day... "should I be...

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Future of TV: Funding the Future of Networks

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:43 PM

If you have any doubt that video is the biggest untapped next phase of the web, just take a look at the capital that is funding a long list of content-centric startups. The quality of the entrepreneurs, and the size of their ambitions should, at the very least, prove that...

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Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 3:39 PM

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald...

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Google, Relevance and YouTube Video

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Ever wonder how big web video has become? Well Comscore's July numbers show that 186.9 million Americans watched online content videos in the month of June 2014. Google ranked #1 with 153,328 billion viewers.

A very long time ago, in what now appears a distant memory -- there was a...

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Why I'm Not Going to Ground Zero Today

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Today is the first day in 12 years that I won't be downtown at the World Trade Center on the anniversary.

How do I feel? It's complicated.

On one hand, I still find that I'm surprised when someone casually suggests a meeting on 9/11, on the other hand...

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de Blasio Names NYC CTO at NY Tech Meetup

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 12:40 AM


On stage at the what is the start of a period of celebration of the 10th anniversary of the NY Tech Meetup, Mayor de Blasio - who was called "his Mayorness" by the presenter that proceeded him -
announced the appointment...

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Seegerfest at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 11:14 PM

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The CEO Pivot Puzzle

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 7:08 PM

Product definition is a challenge for any startup. But it's significantly harder for a company that is in an evolving market.

Ben Horowitz - in his new book 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things', makes a compelling argument for how not to define product strategy.

In making the transition from...

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Ben Horowitz: The Pain and Passion of Fight Club Management

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 6:39 PM

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. The deepest, darkest, scariest moments when you're walking the tightrope between success and failure. The moments...

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Mary Meeker's Data Drives Video 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 10:10 PM

She is truly the Internet's most analytical historian.

It's easy to proclaim that change is in the air, but the thing about Mary Meeker is that she makes the pace and the acceleration of change so darn tangible. Starting back in the olden days of 1995, Meeker published The Internet...

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Hillary Watch 5/26 (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 4:18 PM

Hillary Clinton celebrated Memorial Day in Chappaqua NY, where she and husband Bill Clinton own a $1.7 million farmhouse, just 40 miles north New York City.

She wore a patriotic flag scarf and straw hat and took part in the New Castle Memorial Day parade -- with little talk...

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7 ans à Ground Zero

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:24 PM

En 2006, je suis retourné sur le site du World Trade Center pour la première fois depuis les attaques du 9/11. Difficile d'exprimer ce que je ressentais à ce moment.

C'était, bien entendu, un chantier de construction avec tout ce que cela comporte de casques de protection, de poutres d'acier,...

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7 Years at Ground Zero (Video)

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:14 PM

(Video at bottom.)

In 2006, I entered the site of the World Trade Center attacks for the first time since the night of 9/11.

It's hard to explain what it felt like being there.

It was a construction site, full of hard hats, and steel beams, and the flurry...

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AOL, Yahoo, YouTube Each Take Unique Road to Video

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 9:51 PM

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 number of the web's largest players are staking unique claims in the future of video.

This week content creators, distributors, ad sales executives and...

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

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Today Peter Chernin, the former president of News Corp and AT&TT announced a half-a-billon dollar fund to invest and acquire new web video properties. It's a critical moment in the TV to the Web transition -- but one that makes perfect sense.

Here's the backstory:
Television, that big box...

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TED's New Voice: Powerful, International, Engaged

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 10:06 PM

Every year, a thousand or so people from around the world gather to cross-pollinate. Brain scientists talk with filmmakers. Architects hang out with anthropologists. Internet entrepreneurs have a coffee with artists and musicians. Strangers meet, old friends connect, and global conversations start with real world human conversations. The event is...

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SXSW Gets Political

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 4:34 PM

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

In 2014, that changed.

Sitting at breakfast on the first day, two attendees from South Africa wanted me to pay attention. I hadn't had a cup of...

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Why I Launched My Next Book On Kickstarter

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 2:04 PM

The funny thing is - I feel pretty strongly that publishers are increasingly important to the future of books. If you think about it, publishers are, at their core - curators. They find talent, they make often difficult judgments about what should (and what shouldn't) be published. They help readers...

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