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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

The Web Eats the Movie Business - True or False?

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 3:28 PM

1. Future of Film - in a digital world
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos on how his 'disruptive' methods are ensuring the future of film

Hollywood Rushes to VidCon to Connect With Millennials

2. Too Much TV?

Why so many brands are making documentaries

4.The Plague of BOTS
Videology, White Ops Say They Blocked More Than 28 Billion Bot Requests

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Hacking TV #43 Who Should Be Scared of Amazon's Video Platform?

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 9:19 AM

Hacking TV Podcast | May 15, 2016

-Amazon now will let anybody upload and make money publishing video the way it lets any retailer list their items in its store. Is this a threat to YouTube, or Netflix, or anybody?
-Legendary music agent Irving Azoff and vlog mogul Hank...

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How To Give A TED Talk: An Insiders Guide.

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 9:59 AM

Chris Anderson is a brit. Smart, cerebral, and a bit shy actually. Which is why his journey as the head of TED makes for extraordinary reading. His thinking, his evolution, and his emerging leadership in the world of spoken word storytelling is in turns both inspirational and remarkably useful.


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NewFronts 2016: HackingTV #0042

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 9:40 AM

NewFronts Lite: Same Booze; Less Content

This year's NewFronts, the boozy Bazaar in which web video makers try to lure rich brand advertisers, had lots of froth - but few new shows. This year some of the biggest players in years past, like Yahoo, didn't show up. And others, like AOL, focused on their partnerships and growing brand footprint. Still others, from Vice to the New York Times, keep trying. Steve spent all week sampling lots of vodka and some video clips. Through his hangover, we discuss why even as video viewing surges, the growth in 'hit' video is still hard to come...

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Hacking TV: Cable's Big Win.

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 12:05 PM

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. It was a big week for Cable TV - as some surprising numbers may herald a new King of the Mountain.  Somewhere Michael Wolff is grinning ear to ear.
And lots of interesting M&A activity too - as Comcast gobbles up DreamWorks - but does it end the "Dream?" And more in the YouTube Saga - as it opens it's checkbook to creators.
I'm Saul Hansell. And I'm Steven Rosenbaum, and this is hacking TV

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Virtual Reality Healthcare: A Fantastic Voyage

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 3:45 PM

The thing about science fiction is - often it comes true. Back in 1966 writer, Harry Kleiner penned a wildly futuristic film fantasy called Fantastic Voyage. In it, a submarine crew is shrunk to microscopic size and venture into the body of an injured scientist to repair the damage to...

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Amazon vs. Netflix: Game On! Hacking TV #0040

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 12:20 PM

The NAB Convention: Yawn. Who cares about improved over-the-air HD? Not even broadcasters. Tribeca Film Festival: Wow. Steve is blown away by innovative VR productions. Game on: Amazon creates video only price monthly price plan to sharpen the comparison with Netflix, which has not renewed contracts on most of the...

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Tribeca Review: Vlogumentary

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2016 | 12:35 PM

The thing about the documentary - audiences generally have to bring some interest in subject with them to the theatre in order to find a non-fiction film compelling.

All more reason why the new film Vlogumentary is interesting since it has not one but two distinct and equally potent...

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Facebook Live, Bots and Obama Calls Out Cable! (HackingTV)

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:42 AM

Quick before the bots take over the podcast... Facebook takes over everything... Obama calls out cable... Hollywood's new new video idea.

  1. At its F8 conference, Facebook announced a 10-year plan in which we will do business by chatting with artificially intelligent bots. We will use all the time this saves us to watch live video on Facebook's apps. Steve geeks out on the new live streaming technology Facebook announced.
  2. Working the end of his eight-year plan, President Obama is getting around to fixing your cable bill. He is backing the FCC's proposal to let you buy a set top box rather than being forced to rent the cable company's clunker. We look at why the industry is so opposed to Internet-based boxes even as companies like Verizon and Dish are building exactly the sort of device the FCC imagines.
  3. A small deal that may show a big trend. Last week we noted the problems with the way that Hollywood has tried to get involved with web video. Several studios and moguls have backed companies called multi-channel networks that represent a bunch of YouTube creators. This week one of those MCN's announced a much more straightforward deal: It is producing a 10-part series for Hulu, just like studios have long done for TV...
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Getting Lost In The VR Playground At Tribeca

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 10:56 AM

The Tribeca Film Institute - TFI as it's known is the year-round organization that drives the Tribeca Film Festival. Five years ago they launched TFI Interactive - a day long event aimed to explore the cutting edge of filmmaking, storytelling, and technology.

This year's hands-on space was called The Interactive...

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Yahoo Auction Leans Toward Verizon

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 1:17 PM

First of all, there are only two names that matter right now. One you know, and one you should.

The first is Tim Armstrong, the former Google sales leader who spent the past seven years turning AOL from a moribund web portal into a rapidly growing and acquisitive ad tech...

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Hacking TV #0038 - The New Video World Order

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 12:34 PM

The new [video] world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed.

The new world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed.1 What if Verizon swallows Buzzfeed?2 YouTube multichannel networks on the decline while Facebook video rises? Is there any sense to Twitter's deal with the NFL?4 Mashable says news is old news.

  1. What if Verizon swallows Buzzfeed?
  2. YouTube multichannel networks on the decline while Facebook video rises
  3. Is there any sense to Twitter's deal with the NFL?
  4. Mashable says news is old...
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Hacking TV Explores Chaos, Apple TV and FB Live

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 11:27 AM

Has the Chaos Scenario come true? Apple commissions a video series...Everybody is broadcasting on Facebook Live.

This week the chaos ccenario. Not the GOP primaries but the prescient 2005 book by Bob Garfield, the host of WNYC's On The Media. Steve argues that the media apocalypse predicted in "The Chaos Scenario" is coming true, and there is no better evidence than the precarious economics of podcasting. Saul says that there is lots of great news and entertainment being produced and even sustainable business models emerging.

Also this week:

  • Fullscreen launches a subscription service
  • Apple commissions its first video series
  • Snapchat adds video chat
  • Everybody is trying out Facebook live...
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David Bowie And The Power Of 'Live' In A Digital World

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2016 | 5:43 PM

Last night I sat with six thousand friends, many of them complete strangers, and celebrated the life and music of David Bowie. The event was the annual tribute concert series put on by the remarkable Michael Dorf of City Winery. And as he pointed out in his emotional introduction, when...

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After TiVo: Will the Over-the-Air DVR Die?

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 2:43 PM

It's been a great run. I remember the very first moment I had in my hand the peanut-shaped controller that ran my TiVo DVR. It was magical. After a lifetime of TV programming me, setting my schedule, forcing me to make time to watch my favorite shows when they were...

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TiVo Is For Sale. Let The Auction Begin!

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 3:34 PM

Ever since it was reported that long-time TiVo CEO Tom Rogers was stepping down,, rumors began that the company was in play. Now things are heating up, and there's a reported deal - but don't be so sure the name of the real buyer has surfaced - or if this...

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Tivo's Cloudy Future. The Promise of Unbundling. Trump TV.

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 2:29 PM

With spring in the air, the mind turns to love. Steve sings an ode to Tivo and frets about rumors the company is for sale. [Saul says good riddance.]

Saul rhapsodizes Planet Money, the brilliant NPR podcast, and discusses its recent episode, "The great unbundling" about the pros and cons...

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Brian Solis: A Book That Embraces the 'X' Of The Future

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 12:49 PM

The challenge of writing about the world of digital involves the need to be able to see around corners. By the time you settle on a book, roll up your sleeves, get it written and published - the world has changed. So good digital business books are hard to find....

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Geek Spring Breakers Fall in Love With VR

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 10:32 AM

A Samsung Gear VR User Rides the Roller Coaster / Photo: Steven Rosenbaum

Each year a crazy thing happens. From around the country, and now increasingly around the world, a strange band of adventurers travels to Austin, Texas. It's hard to describe them,...

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Microsoft's HoloLens Big Play - Big Miss

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 10:14 AM

When Microsoft showed HoloLens at TED in Vancouver, its presentation was dramatic and impressive. I wasn't sure why, but the TED crowd of techno early adopters and thought leaders seemed less than impressed. The augmented reality glasses promised to place holograms on top of the real world.

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