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Crowds Gather to Play With the iPad

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Apple Store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan had fans, buyers, and the curious crowding around to touch the iPad...

A Wolff In Web Clothing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

In sitting with Michael Wolff, the writer turned aggregator, the first question is an obvious one: why? Why take another bite at a web media start up when his last attempt ended so badly.

Current TV's Jason Silva is thinking about Death - a lot.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

He's one of the best-known faces on Al Gore's TV network Current TV. Venezuelan born media persona Jason Silva is some newfangled hybrid of Journalis...

Arrington Disrupts NYC -- and Likes It

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TechCrunch Disrupt deserves a serious recap, because it's possible that it will quickly be the gold standard for tech conferences.

Confessions of a Newspaper Thief

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Back then, a newspaper was a product. A physical thing. But today the news is digital. It moves at lightning speed and is delivered to my desktop computer almost instantly.

The FCC Asks - "What Should We Do?"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As agile new competitors are born on the web, companies like Viacom and Newscorp are all lobbying hard to protect their franchises and release them from the strictures of regulation that limit ownership and consolidation.

Bob Garfield: Mad Prophet of Madison Avenue

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

To grey-haired ad execs, wide-eyed media planners, and even furry blue children's characters, Garfield is the man who told the truth, and said: advertising's 'emperor' had no clothes.

What Google TV means to Tivo, Boxee, and the gang

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Three major events happened last week. The era of Old TV ended. The era of New TV began. 1. NBC canceled 'Law and Order' 2. TiVo had its lawsuit a...

NY Searching for "Chief Digital Officer"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The announcing of a Chief Digital Officer for New York comes just months after the successful Big Apps competition put the city on par with other municipalities embracing digital data.

HarperCollins' Debbie Stier Breaks Down Publishing In 2010: 'A Tale Of Two Cities'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." A great sentence that could well have been written about 2010 and the world of book publishin...

SXSW - Austin: The Heart of the Content Revolution

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In the 'gig' economy you can write a free blog post, give away a few free chapters for your paid e-book, sit on a panel for free and do paid keynote speeches all at the same time.

Future of computing: Worms. Balloons. Moving Furniture.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The thing about going to car shows and seeing concept cars, cool as they may be, is you know that Detroit is never going to build them. At NYU, ...

Are We a Curation Nation?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you've added data to the web, positive or negative, about a book, a movie, a restaurant, or an airline, then you've added your curatorial '2 cents' to the wisdom of the web.

I'm Cheating On My iPhone With A Nexus One (Sorry, Steve)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I'm deep in a committed relationship with my iPhone, but I'm seeing my Nexus One on the side. Something's got to give. And honestly, in the world of mobile devices, playing the field isn't an option.

Video: Get Embedded or Die

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A very long time ago -- 5 years to be precise -- a rock band from Chicago called OK Go made a music video on a series of treadmills. You remember it, don't you? Well, Damian Kulash sure does.

TED 2010 - A video album:

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

While there have been many articles and blogs and tweets written about TED 2010, there's no better way to get a quick snapshot of the most memorable ...

Why TED Matters Now

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

The world goes through cycles. Chapters. We've just come out of the industrial age. We're peering around the corner of the digital age. And we face large problems. Energy. Poverty. Inequality. Healthcare.

My Interview With Steve Jobs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

What folks need to remember is that I've made more than my share of media history by taking stuff away. Remember the floppy drive? I killed that.

Fast Company Founder on future of Curation & Magazines

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

From his chair as the Managing Editor of The Harvard Business Review, Alan Webber could see that there was something changing in the business world. S...

2010: 5 Media Predictions You Can Bank On

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

It's clear that traffic and dollars are moving away from legacy media -- so the question is where will the wheel of fortune stop?

Laura Ling: Journalists Dangers Often Go Unreported

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

The detention, conviction, and murder of journalists has reached almost epidemic proportions -- and rarely makes the front page.

Is Google Afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

If WolframAlpha teaches us anything it's that search, and the web itself, are evolving and morphing so fast that you can almost begin to imagine the sci-fi vision of the web becoming self-aware.

The Untold Susan Boyle Story

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Susan-Boyle.com has created a destination where people can connect, share stories, and record videos -- millions of people are flocking to a virtual destination and forming a "flash mob"-style community.

Obama -- the "Always On" President

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

So, what's this all about? Is Obama overdoing the media thing, or is he just re-tooling the presidency for the new media reality?

Whitehouse 2.0

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Today Whitehouse.gov is a glimpse into just how the Obama administration views the digital world.