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Steven Rosenbaum is an Author, Entrepreneur, and CEO.

His book, Curate This, 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

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Balloon Inflation

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:13 PM

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons takes a lot of helium. On Wednesday evening -- Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation took place on the Upper West Side. The balloons were inflated at the American Museum of Natural History and despite any concerns about security -- the crowds were huge and in good...

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Hacking TV Episode #0018 (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 9:17 AM

This week on Hacking TV:

  • YouTube digs deep to cover fair use defense for creators;
  • Vice continues its promiscuous flirtation with all the platforms and networks it can;
  • MSNBC explores rare sharing relationship with Bloomberg;
  • and Yahoo's negative press barrage continues.

All that plus -- the FCC adds it's...

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

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:21 AM

Television has, since its infancy, been something that was left to the professionals. The technology was complex, the costs stratospheric, and the ability to reach an audience required an FCC license. Making TV was hard, watching TV was easy. The dividing lines were clear.

Today there's a category of companies...

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An Open Letter to Tim Cook

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 10:09 AM


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 that I use to run my business, my family, and my life.

So allow me to share my...

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Hacking TV Episode #017

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 9:32 AM

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. This plays out in several of the...

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The Lobby - 2015, Why Giving Matters

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 3:54 PM

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. Founded in 2007 by venture capitalist David Hornik, The Lobby Conference was designed when Hornik noticed that the most interesting conversations at conferences weren't happening...

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Hacking TV -- Episode# 0016

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 10:42 PM

This week, a number of stories about how digital video means real money for big companies. T- Mobile subsidizes mobile viewing of Netflix. Dish Network has found another use for its sling TV service -- hiding its crashing satellite subscribers from Wall Street. And CBS is bringing Star Trek back......

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The Future of Virtual Reality Video Has Arrived: Hot and Ready!

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 12:46 PM

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 seem a bit crazy, and every now and then a few that clearly give you a glimpse into where...

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Hacking TV Episode #015

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 9:31 AM

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 lets you watch paint dry... streaming live. And the latest frontier open to TV hackers: virtual reality. Welcome to the November 1 edition of Hacking...

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Hacking TV Episode #014

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 2:45 PM

It's YouTube red at Google.

It's code red at Yahoo, where there's yet another person trying to figure out its media business.

It's code buzz at CNN which has a new video networked modeled on Buzzfeed.

Steven Rosenbaum and Saul Hansell explore the fast moving world of web TV -...

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Hacking TV

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Saul Hansell talks about how the Buddhists define suffering - and how media companies are suffering now. Steve talks about YouTube wanting to be Cable TV, and Saul explains how Facebook wants to be YouTube. All that - plus Netflix thinking about the news biz - on Hacking TV.

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Comic Con: The Line Between Consumers and Creators

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 12:56 PM

When you walk the floor at Comic Con, one thing becomes immediately clear; fans certainly like engaging in far more than passive viewing.

Comic Con may be the white-hot center of the fan world. Tickets to the convention sold out weeks before the doors opened, with 151,000 tickets sold...

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Hacking TV 10.11.15

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 1:03 PM

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: With all the focus on millennial viewers, Saul and Steve decided to recruit a young focus group to talk about the future of TV. Ok, it's not a focus group - it's their high-school age kids Clare and Murray....

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Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin Takes on the Apple Enigma

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Sitting in the audience, a large number of the creative individuals involved in the making of the Steve Jobs film were lined up at the front of the theater. They were there to do a Q&A session with members of the Producers Guild, a gathering of professional filmmakers. Screenwriter Aaron...

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Hacking TV 10.5.15

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 1:00 AM

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: Comcast's Watchable vs. Verzion's Go90 service, who's the first-round winner? Amazon bans Apple TV and Chromecast from the "Everything Store" and Aaron Sorkin's film, Steve Jobs, and why it has clues about the future of Apple TV.

TV is...

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World Maker Faire - NYC

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 9:34 PM

You have to hand it to them. Ok, it's a joke - but if there was a theme at this year's Maker Faire, it would've been hands. Human hands, robot hands, prosthetic hands, 3D-printed hands. Everyone, it seems, is trying to solve the problem of grip.

The New York...

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Hacking TV 9.27.15

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 1:00 AM

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: The video rights deals keep coming, Verizon gets ready to put big money behind its go90 service, Amazon's twitch TV gets ready to take on YouTube.

TV is being hacked. Saul and Steve track the hacks weekly.

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Who Pays For Content? The Rise of Ad Blockers

(4) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 10:27 PM

Back in the olden days -- music piracy grew with the help of BitTorrent -- but no one ever suggested that music piracy was a consumer right. It was stealing -- plain and simple.

For music industry veteran and the author of the Lefsetz Letter -- Bob...

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Hacking TV: 9.21.15 Episode

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 11:18 AM

Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: The Emmy Awards ("The Grand Indulgence") as HBO Wins over Amazon and Netflix. Cablevision Sells To Patrick Drahi's Altice (Who???) Facebook's New Video App: VR for Oculus or YouTube Competitor? Apple's AdBlocker Embrace - What Does It Mean. BBC...

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iPhone Shopping? Beware: Madness Ahead!

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 8:09 PM

If you're thinking of upgrading your aging iPhone -- I've just gone through all the pain and suffering, so you won't have to.

Few starting lessons:

A quick review of the website ConsumerAffairs will tell you what you need to know customers hate AT&T, customers hate...

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