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Steve Rosenbaum

SXSW: The Heart of the Realtime Revolution

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

What's the biggest lesson coming out of SXSW? A year is a very long time in the fast moving world of connected content.

NPR, Facebook, Netflix and the Crisis of Abundance

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

We're entering a critical, and dangerous, time in the content ecosystem. A moment where partisan politics could shout down diverse points of view, and lumbering algorithms could blithely filter out diversity.

The Web of TED

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TED's mission -- "leveraging the power of ideas to change the world" -- may have been impossible in the world of 2006. But in the new open connected world, it may just be happening.

Has Google Search Jumped the Shark?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Something is changing around web content. The volume of bits of data is growing wildly, and social search seems to be on the rise. So, what's happening?

The Cable Cutting Chronicals - Week 3

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Well, now that we've gone and cut off cable, we thought maybe we could go all the way. So after a convincing call with Verizon, we ordered up new inte...

The People Powered Web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be to make a 'TV' show you needed expensive gear, a big budget, a cable or broadcast channel and talent. Now, you can cross off all but the last item.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Cable-Cutter

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

So, I did it. I cut the cable cord. It had been a long time coming -- I'd been preaching the gospel of web video choice for years. We shall see how it plays out.

Google: At a Critical Crossroads

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Customers are Google's greatest strength -- but without engagement and transparency -- they're going to find they've lost trust. Once that happens -- then there's a real opportunity for competition.

Wikipedia Turns 10 Years Old

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Ten years old is a remarkable achievement. To go from being a fringe idea to the center of the free culture movement is more than remarkable, it's important.

CES 2011: Quirks Around Every Corner (PHOTOS)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

CES is a blur of tech, talks, gizmo's and software. Often, the best way to process is to take pictures, and sort them out in the light of day. Here's a highlights reel.

The Future of the US Economy May Depend on Broadband Access

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As attendees struggled to send SMS messages and use the web to navigate the world's largest trade show, FCC Chairman Genachowski pointed out that the problem threatens more than conventioneers.

Google TV: An Inside Out Review

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

By the time my Google TV arrived, I was prepared to hate it. I powered it up expecting a digital disaster. Instead, I found a remarkably workable hardware/software combination that did everything that was promised.

CES 2011 Ready to Pop

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year, as the world begins to sort out what the next 12 months will look like, the largest convention in the world gathers in Las Vegas to feast in an orgy of consumer electronics known as CES.

3 Big Video Trends of 2011

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In 2011, it all comes together. Devices, bandwidth and consumer demand. People are moving away from old sources and passive technology, and embracing social media and social content in way that couldn't have been imagined just five years ago.

2010: The Year Digital Grew Up

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As we approach the end of the first decade of the new millennium, I took a moment to look back at 2010 to catalog the changes that have be meaningful to Web content and what will continue to influence our understanding and approach to technology over the next ten years.

Apple Will Crush this Holiday's Sales Records

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This holiday, odds are you're going to buy one of Job's 'bicycles.'

Barry Diller, Wiki Leaks, and Groupon

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

What Assange is saying is that the era of secrets is over... What the Groupon decision means is that Google, for all its power and influence, isn't the only path to a successful business with a strong revenue stream and a bright future.

AOL's New Video Chief Charts a Course

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Ran Harnevo smiles when he tells you he isn't the "new" head of AOL Video, he's the first person to have that job. As he sees it -- it's a sign of the times that big web players see video as core to their future.

"What is a YouTuber" and Other Dumb Adult Questions

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A generation of kids is growing up hardly knowing what cable is. So, I thought I might find a willing subject to talk about the world's largest "TV" service. Of course, I mean YouTube.

Content Curation: It's Going to Be HUGE

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's counter-intuitive--especially to Americans. But often less is more. When Erin Scime wrote a blog titled: "Content Strategist as Digital Curator"...

Digital Celebs. Fast. Cheap. And in Control.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

At first glance, David Caruso hardly seems like a micro-celebrity. After all, he's the star of the CBS hit series CSI Miami. He's got instant recognit...

Humans vs. Robots: In Music, humans win!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A few years back - I was trying to get my Amtrak ticket out of what was then a new computer ATM ticket kiosk. For some reason, it wasn't working - and...

The Father of Modern Web Video: YouTube's Chad Hurley

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Today -- YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, second behind Google. And it's the third most visited website on the net, behind Google and Facebook. Chad Hurely is 33 years old.

Is Apple TV 2.0 DOA?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's a battle under way for the new living room 'box' and Apple had the early lead and a sexy price point with Apple TV 2.0. Sure critics could sa...

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

MySpace is undergoing a wholesale change to the editorial thinking of the site. As MySpace exec's explained to me, they went looking under the hood and found a untapped goldmine of member generated tastes, picks and passions.