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SXSW Gets Political

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.14.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The SXSW Interactive gathering in Austin is many things -- outrageous, weird, wild, adventurous -- but I'd never describe it as political. In 2014, ...

SXSW Tech Crowd Warms to Snowden's Embrace

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When techies at the center of the white-hot SXSW conference first heard that Edward Snowden was going to be on the agenda, the reaction was mixed. But the word on the street after the Moday live interview, transmitted via Google+, was warm and positive.

Is Breaking News: Broken?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The headline says it all; "Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi." The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during la...

What New York Can Learn From the Silicon Valley Bus Protests

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

And, as New York's new mayor begins to act on his campaign pledge to address income inequity, it would be easy to look west and make a tech comparison. But that would be very much the wrong thing to do.

eBay Now in a Race to Beat Amazon to Your Doorstep

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones vs. valets? Game on. Let the race to my doorstep begin.

Amazon and Local. Almost Friends.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anyone who ever tried to return something to the now thankfully defunct Circuit City remembers the walk of shame and accusatory interrogation whenever anything needed to be returned or exchanged. Amazon simply smiles and give you your money back -- a breeze.

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.

How to Marry Your Startup and Your Partner

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Why does it matter how your life and work intersect? Because getting a company off the ground is an all consuming effort. And if you're married to work by day, and your wife or husband by night, effectively you're cheating on one with the other all the time. That's a recipe for disaster.

The Week In NYC Tech

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's been a crazy few weeks on the NY Scene... and wanted to share with you some news. NY Video Meetup. Big Changes, New Location, New 'Free' Pric...

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

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.

Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as Opening Day Approaches

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On the TED stage I asked the question: "Where were you on 9/11?" Soon, we'll all have a place to answer that question.

Info-Overload Is Over. We're "Under-Loaded" With Quality

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We point to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, even email as absolute evidence that we're awash in information. But the truth is, what we're overwhelmed wit...

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...

Now Or Never - The New World Of InfoOverload

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I used to be one of those people who categorized things. I had my urgent to do list, my long term projects, my followups. I was... you know... organiz...

TED 2013: What I Saw

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year's TED was a remarkable collection of thinkers and dreamers -- here are some images from the past week's event

Tech Scene Rising: A New Yorker in Palo Alto

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Given my passion for technology, and the growing role of New York in the tech sector, this trip gave me some important insights into why the Valley is so powerful, and in many ways so different from New York.

NY Startup MakersRow.com Embraces Local 'Makers' Movement

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Matt wanted to do his own designs, and so he took his vision for watches and launched Steel Cake, his very own watch brand. Soon he was a small designer shipping his designs overseas to get them produced. It wasn't fun.

NYC Tech Scene Rising: Week of Feb 4th

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.05.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Three years ago, NY announced it's first ever class of "Venture Fellows" - a program that brings entrepreneurs from around the world to learn from a ...