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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

When Is a Pivot the Right Thing to Do?

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Let's face it -- situations change. When you started your company, you knew the market, had a plan and probably executed it with precision and focus. Even if you did everything right and had a good, solid run, you may find yourself facing a changing business environment. So, before you...

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Straight Outta Ferguson

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Walking out of the screening, you could tell that some of the members of the audience had seen different movies.

In front of me, two young African American teens were in deep conversation. "Yeah, the NWA stuff was serious," said one of the young men. "Agreed -- I have to...

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The New 'Selfie' Society

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2015 | 3:30 PM

What did you have for dinner last night? Did you take a picture of it and post it on Instagram? What about your last vacation... was it somewhere fantastic and photogenic?

In just a few short years our mobile phone driven world has turned a world of camera-shy and often...

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The Curation Explosion: Humans vs. Robots

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2015 | 2:34 PM

When you agree to give a talk at a conference, you never really know who's going to show up. So when I signed up to present at Vidcon this year, a presentation with the title: "Curation: The Secret Sauce To Scaling Video," I frankly didn't know who would be interested...

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What Is Vidcon? And Why Did 20,000 Teens Show Up?

(3) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 12:12 PM

Anaheim California is the home of Disneyland. It's a place where parents of mostly small children wander the streets wearing Micky ears and looking for a bit of americana fun.

But for 3 days - worlds collide. More than twenty thousand young teens, mostly girls, and some with parents in...

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5 Entrepreneurial Rules To Live By

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 2:17 PM

There are lots of opinions about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Here are five of my rules to live by. See if they seem to align with what's worked for you. I'll be interested in your feedback and alternative rules to live by in the comments. Here...

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Is HBO's Silicon Valley Funny? It Depends On Where You Sit

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 9:14 AM

I've always wondered how cops felt about NYPD Blue, or how lawyers feel when they watch Law and Order.

Now I know.

I just watched the seasons finale of HBO's reality/sitcom Silicon Valley.

If you haven't seen the series bit dramatic ending -- quick, stop reading. Because I'm going to...

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Is Digital Dead? Michael Wolff Says 'Yup'

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:21 PM

Let's start with a few disclaimers. First of all, I've known Michael for a long time, and I'm a fan of his writing even when I don't agree with his conclusions. He's made a career out of biting the hand that feeds him, taking on media power players and poking...

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Are Critics the Real Dinosaurs in 'Jurassic World'?

(30) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 6:21 PM

I have to admit it -- I read critics. The last thing I want to do is take one of my rare evenings off and spend it in a three-hour movie experience that disappoints. So before I decide to commit my time and money to a film, I read what...

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Can Curation Save Twitter?

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 12:31 PM

The thing people forget about Twitter is that is already -- by any measure -- a massive success. Almost beyond anyones imagination. Celebrities tweet. Grandmas tweet. N.Y.C. tweets out school closings. It's too successful, it's too much signal -- without a filter.

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The Brave New World of Customer Service

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 3:59 PM

Two of my smartest friends and fellow curators wrote blog posts this week about customer service. They couldn't have been more different. And somewhere in between, there's an important distinction. But before I make any conclusions, let's start by laying out the terms of engagement.

My pal Jason Hirschhorn publishes...

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The Future Of Video: Vertical and Growing: Mary Meeker

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 7:17 PM

If there was any doubt that nature of the web is changing, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2015 presentation at the re/code conference laid things out in crisp undeniable data.

Yes the web is big, but growth is slowing. Internet user growth in 2014 was just 8 percent, down from...

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Is 'Breaking News' the New Normal for ABC?

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 3:37 PM

You can't entirely blame ABC News for desperately trying to find a way to remain relevant. After all, they're hard-wired into a 6:30 p.m. time slot in a world where our connected devices deliver real-time updates.

Over the past few years, they've tried to test varies ways to seem...

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A Framework for Living the Curated Life

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 8:25 AM

Once upon a time, the world was divided into neat little boxes. Work was work. Home was home. Being with your children at a their little league game meant you were cheering on the team.

But then -- almost overnight -- our lives changed. The walls came down. We were...

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Beware Sexy Robots!

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 4:07 PM

If you think of a night at the movies as a chance for escapist fantasy, then you may want to think twice before screening Alex Garland's Ex Machina.

On the other hand, if you're thinking about the power of tech giants like Google GOOGL +1.65%, the recent revelations of Edward...

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AOL's Sunset Images And Stellar Shows Wows WTC Crowd

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 3:48 PM

The thing about web video is that's it's not just 'web' any more.

And AOL proved that they know that with a smart presentation that married the "show" and the "business" with a number of big ticket surprises.

First, let's start with this year's NewFront location. It was the 54th...

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Yahoo's NewFront Pulses to Steve Aoki's EDM Beat

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 10:24 AM

You have to give Yahoo credit for figuring out how to make a splash.

Putting Steve Aoki on stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with no intro - just a thumping beat - made it clear that they wanted to rock the house. And, while a dance party didn't...

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Post-Apocalypse Hacker Film Jackrabbit -- All Style and No Substance

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 12:18 PM

The thing is -- when you go to a film festival world premier, you know that you may find you're in a film that isn't exactly your style or taste. Part of the fun of a festival screening is the adventure of finding something new, a break out talent or...

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Facebook TV Arrives -- Taking on Bcast / YouTube

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 3:08 PM

Video on Facebook is changing -- in a big way. No longer does video mean video ads. It's a full screen mobile experience as well.

As mobile grows dramatically, Facebook is able to bring a video experience to the mobile app at a scale that is dramatic.


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TED - Day 1, Vancouver. Do We Trust Our Government?

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 3:42 PM

There were three talks that raise a haunting concern coming out of TED's first day in Vancouver. Three talks from the Fellow's program, and one talk on the Main Stage each -- in their own way -- ask the question: Do we trust the U.S. government?

Individually, they're reasonable questions...

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