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Live Video Becomes the Hot New Web Trend

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For a week in the middle of the winter, all the world's film geeks trundle off to the cold -- to screen, drink, and party their way through the annual...

The Waywire Story: Buy vs. Build?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This summer my startup was growing nicely. So why not sit back and enjoy the ride? Well, it turns out that entrepreneurs don't do that very well, and I was looking for actions and tools I could to further solidify our position as the leaders in video curation.

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.

New York Tech Scene - Rising:

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last week - I saw so many extraordinary NY companies I hardly know where to start. Perhaps most surprisingly, there was a theme in the companies, wit...

5 Reasons Yahoo's Tumblr Purchase Is a Good Thing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Whenever a spunky, growing startup gets sold to an established player, the cry goes out. Users won't like it. The culture will be ruined. The startup will be subsumed by its parent. Sometimes it's true, but in the case of the Yahoo and Tumblr, I think everyone wins.

The New York Tech Scene Rocked Last Week.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Oh, all I have to say his whew! That was pretty awesome. Two major financial events, a week of panels and parties, and amazing content -- all centered around New York's growing digital ecosystem. Next week? I don't know about you, but I'm in good practice so I'm just going to keep it up.

The Secrets of Angel Money - Revealed!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're thinking of starting a company, chances are you're going to find yourself pitching angel investors. And while all angels aren't the same, th...

Is Information Overload Making Us Sick?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You've got to admit, it was a weird anniversary to celebrate. There was the Mayor of NY at the Old Town Bar in Union Square - happily reminding the ba...

NY Tech Scene - Rising: NY Stars Light up NYTM

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Sometimes, it's easy to forget just how far New York has come in the past five years. But sitting in the Skirball Center at NYU at the most recent Ne...

Video: The Emerging TV 2.0 World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After a few false starts, and some famous melt downs - the shape of web video is now coming into view. One thing is certain, all of the video in th...

TED 2013 - Wearable computing out of the lab and into the world

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Often at TED, there's bit of innovation that is causing the most conversation, and it is the thing that's just around the corner... not yet public bu...

TED 2013 - Reaching out for Talks from Around The World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year, almost a third of the speakers on the TED stage in Long Beach will be coming from a new process that opened the doors of TED to a global c...

How New York Tech Is Poised to Lead 'Consumer Electronics'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.23.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was notable, not so much for what was there as what has vanished.

New York Tech Scene Rising: NY Tech Meetup

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A look at the New York Tech Scene from the NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large: From the NYC Entrepreneur at Large - I admit it - it had been a while since...

Terms of Service: No Longer Just Fine Print

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that users would blighly just check the TOS box at the end of any sing up process for websites or software.

Relationship With Siri vs. My New Love Rhoda

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been "exclusive" with Siri since we began our relationship almost two years ago. I was faithful. I'd ask her questions, and she'd answer. And I was smitten. But then -- the world kept getting more complicated, and she just wasn't keeping up.

How to De-Risk Book Publishing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that having conversations with readers came after publication. But today a book is the outcome of thought leadership, blogging, and conversational leadership.

New York Tech Rising

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Thanksgiving is a time for looking back -- and thinking about the year ahead. So with that in mind -- I wanted to take this time to share some things I'm thankful for in this growing tech city.

Media, the Storm and How Sandy Changed Reporting Forever

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.02.2013 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to the new world of media, where the volume is massive, and the filters are human. It's a new way to think of news, but it's the way we're going to in the future.

NY Tech Scene -- Rising (Week of 10/1/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

Mayor Bloomberg had declared the week of September 24th "Maker Week" in New York -- and it seems every Maker for hundreds of miles in every direction took him up on it.

NY TECH Scene: Rising (w/o 9.17.12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.16.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

A look at the NY Tech Scene from the NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large: This week marks the first full week of the fall tech season in New York - and ther...

Yahoo's Media Chief Charts a Course

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been a fan of Yahoo since the beginning of time (or at least since Web history began). I've always thought of it as being a media company. Today, Yahoo is being led by the first CEO with real media chops in a very long time.

Will Associations Become Filters for Digital Overload?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

These groups of thought leaders are blogging, tweeting, meeting, and plugging in to social media with innovation and enthusiasm that in many ways surpasses many of the media organizations that I know well.

SXSW: Overwhelming or Awesome? You Decide

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The idea of SXSW as a metaphor for the growth and overwhelming abundance of the web is more than apt. No matter how you cut it, the volume of panels, talks, conversations, parties, gatherings, bands, and food trucks is hard to manage.

NYC's Digital Future: A Projection

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.10.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you look at the data, New York is - today - the center of the media universe. Headquarters for 29 of global media companies - New York is 2.4x l...