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Steven Rosenbaum

The Patent Condundrum -- For Startups

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.27.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Within the startup world, patents are seen as anti-competitive force that stifles innovation. We're in a place where we need to walk a tightrope between the world of predatory patent prosecution and the need to promote one's invention with current patent law.

9/11: Ready for Its Primetime Close-Up?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

More then 10 years after the buildings fell, the questions, emotion, and complexity of the 9/11 story may be able to start to become part of the public conversation. And, surprisingly, it was Tom Selleck who began to convince me of that.

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...

The Digital Deluge: Explained

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

Business used to be so simple. Manufacturers made things. Stores stocked them. Consumers bought them. Rinse and repeat. Ah, it sounds so quaint standing in the marketplace madness that is 2011.

Data Smog: How Information Turned Deadly

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You know that feeling on a clear blue sky day. The air is crisp, the sun is shining. Everything seems right in the world. Well, on the Web - it isn't...

When Customers Attack: Comments and the Web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There are pages and pages of these. I'm not going to name the chain, because I hope that as a careful customer you're searching Yelp, CitySearch, Google Reviews -- or any of the many sites that invite consumer feedback.

New York Awash in Venture/Angel $$$

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past three years New York has shifted from being a sleepy backwater of tech innovation to a red hot center of startup activity.

YouTube And The Death Of User-Generated Content

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.28.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For as long as anyone can remember, Google's video personality has been deeply bipolar. On one hand, there's YouTube, the massive consumer video stor...

The Future of Video: Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.21.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Honestly, I've seen a lot of cool video stuff in the past year. Amazing social software. Cool new ad solutions. And content creators who are breaking ...

A Readers Revolution: Engaged

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

I've known a lot of writers in my life. They tend to have strong feelings about the subjects they choose to write about, and once their book is published they're even up for a good debate.

Startup Survival Guide: Maslow's Pyramid Revised

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For as long as I can remember, anyone with a passion for building a tech company from the ground up would have to head west. Silicon Valley was where the money, talent, and exits were. But what do startup founders really need?

Mary Meeker: World Web Leaves U.S.A. in the Dust

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The thing Mary Meeker's Web 2.0 presentation nailed was just where the U.S. is on the world stage -- knocking us down from our self-serving perch of being at the cutting edge. In fact, we're lagging behind.

MTV and the "Curated ME"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Millennials have grown up with a 24/7 news cycle and reality TV. They know the power of branding and publicity. Every day they act as their own digital publicists, curating and monitoring the 'me' brand.

Siri: The Talking Robot Arrives. Uh Oh.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

While we weren't paying much attention, Steve Jobs may well have left behind as his most world-changing legacy -- the very first consumer robot. And chances are, you've got one of Jobs' newfangled robots in your pocket right now.

There's a Special Place in Hell for Spammers

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the web has gone from the edge of our world to the electronic center of how we live, spammers have taken up new evil ways clog not just our inboxes, but our lives.

I'm Planning My 150th Birthday Party -- Today!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be the stuff of science fiction, the idea that we could 'cheat death' and live well past what we now think of as a natural human lifespan. ...

Brazil. Tech Forward - In a Social Sort Of Way.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Sao Paulo's Latin motto is Non dvcor, dvco, which translates as "I am not led, I lead." Leading in digital seems very much part of the culture of the place.

What Barack Obama Could Learn From Maker Faire

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been reading all the various polls and news reports. Everyone seems to agree that 'it's the economy stupid' to borrow a phrase, but I can't help ...

Today. 9/11/11 at the National Memorial

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

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My Memorial. Your Memorial. A Journey.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Rather than a book or a film, I made the somewhat controversial decision to create an App for the iPad to commemorate 9/11.

Why ABC's Shark Tank Is Entertaining... and 100% Wrong on Dealmaking

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Steve Rosenbaum

Let's face it, there's something hypnotic about the whole process. An entrepreneur with a vision gets a chance to present to a group of successful fou...

Google News: Humans Beat Robots, at Last!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After almost a decade, Google is somewhat sheepishly admitting that humans are, well, useful after all.

LA Times Gets It Wrong on 9/11 Memorial

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

There is going to be a lot written and said about 9/11 and the Memorial. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but the facts of the project and its construction are not in debate.

Reflecting Absence: Exploring The 9/11 Memorial

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

As New York, and the world, prepares to see for the first time what will most certainly be one of the most visited memorial sites in the world -- Michael Arad seems calm, focused, and comfortable with what they'll see.

CBS Joins the Curation Trend

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If CBS is paying attention -- there's lots of good learning for the CBS Early Show and CBS Evening News in what they're doing with Lazar and Co. over at Now Trending.