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Steve Rosenbaum
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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

Storytelling in the World of 360VR

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM

Virtual reality is opening up new storytelling genres and filmmakers are finding themselves with new tools, techniques, and complexity in the brave new world of immersive media.

In discussions of VR and storytelling, understanding and empathy are two words that are often the center of the conversation. That's because VR...

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Sundance 2016 Rocks Virtual Reality Films

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 1:29 PM

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 last year bought just one doc -- had their checkbook out and bought six titles.

If there was any doubt that VR...

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 10:51 AM

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 from mobile ads.

CHAPTER 2: The FCC wants to free you from renting a cable box, and Hollywood complains about Google's secret influence.


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

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 8:13 PM

Netflix has been in the original content business for three years. Yes, that's how long it's been since it released the entire season of House of Cards all at once and created what we now commonly call "binge" viewing. At the time, I wrote an article that criticized...

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Sundance Mania, Cable Headwinds and Telco Cash...

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 9:46 AM

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

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Ticket Tech. Broken or Just a Rigged Game?

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:32 PM

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 commodity.

So, last week when I learned about tickets to a show that I wanted to attend, I wandered...

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Crashing and Burning: Local TV, Al Jazeera and ESPN

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 9:35 AM

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 stations secretly agree to sell their broadcast frequencies.
  • Half of cable subscribers would rather have a price cut then get ESPN.
  • Al Jazeera America...
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CES and the future of Video - Hacking TV #0025

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 12:44 PM

Just back from CES, Hacking TV's Steve Rosenbaum shares what he learned with Saul Hansell. Including Keynote videos from Netflix, YouTube, and NBCUniversal.

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Who Owns the Keys to Your Apple Device? (Hint: It May Not Be You)

(6) Comments | Posted January 10, 2016 | 1:48 PM

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 Apple. With iCloud, we're storing pictures, music and data. With Apple Pay, we're handing over credit card information and credit histories. And with Apple ID,...

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Hacking TV -- the Year Ahead!

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 10:22 AM

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The TV Hackers Guide: OTT Holiday Shopping List

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 11:50 AM

2016 will be known as the year that Over The Top TV moved into mainstream. There's been a clear movement toward cable cutting, and the data says that people dropping their cable subscription will only accelerate in 2016. According "Videoquake 3.0, a new report from pwc, about one fifth of...

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Hacking TV: 'Star Wars' and Disney, The CBS Saga, Streaming Your Fridge!

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 11:16 AM

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 the clear path to new leadership now set? We'll see if the future of TV a whole new genre? Will you Stream...

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Techno Wonders at the ITP Winter Show

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 7:36 PM

Walking the floor at the ITP Winter Show at NYU.

Homemade Robotic Hand - 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.

Foggy Mountain - an installation that reflect the life of ancient Chinese literati. The life that immerse in the nature and play string instrument towards foggy mountain.

Sound Boxing - sensors are put into the boxing gloves, they include accelerometer and gyroscope.

Transform - It is alive. It can breath. It has 10 hands, which can stretch out and give many high-fives.

Play Pixels - a 16 x 16 LED matrix using Sparkfun button pads. It is a large version of an arduino based...

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Mommy Bloggers Beware! Here Comes MomCave TV

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 10:20 AM

Have you ever wanted to be part of a club and found that there just wasn't a place for people like you?

For Jennifer Weedon, Stephanie Faith Scott and Valise Tate, that's what propelled them off the couch and into action. You see, they were moms, but the more time...

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Hacking TV Episode #022

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 9:59 AM

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, and Tastemade cashes a big check

The awards season's first round "the Golden Globes" goes to Netflix.

Some big...

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Hacking TV: #0021

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 12:46 PM

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 -- Yahoo gets lots of bad press, but releases a cool app at the same time, while YouTube's 'hits' turn out to come...

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Michael Moore Invades Europe, And Brings Home Treasure

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 5:26 PM

I just screened Michael Moore's latest film for the second time, and I'm still chewing on the long list of examples and arguments he makes in the film.

But let's start with the title, and what you expect going in. Where Should We Invade Next suggests a film about...

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Hacking TV: Episode #0020

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 1:43 PM

This week on Hacking TV:
CBS defends its right not to stream to you, [1:05]
Facebook allows 1.5 billion people to broadcast live, [9:00 ]
What's the big deal with 4k video? [14:45 ]
Snapchat snaps up Super Bowl cash [19:55 ]

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Hacking TV: Episode #0019

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 2:17 PM

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 Networks, Donald Trump: the gift that keeps on giving for news networks is starting to be a problem and -- if you love Grumpy Cat like...

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Startups That Rock the Video World

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 4:45 PM

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. This week, we found three entrepreneurs who...

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