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Steven Rosenbaum

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.

Extreme Transparency: The New Way We Live

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

My fellow traveler read my powerpoint from behind me on the airplane. And my car service driver watched it live on the web. Certainly my 'private' presentation to the TEDx community was more public than I ever imagined.

A Silver Lining? iCloud Embraces 'Everywhere' Computing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The real opportunity of the cloud is about sharing, not controlling content. Sticking your files on a shared server is great, but it's not a computing revolution. The game changer is the curated cloud.

Is Apple Prepping YouTube Killer?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In the past 10 days, web video has undergone a massive change of roles and fortunes. YouTube, Apple, and Cisco have all shifted seats.

Google's User Happiness Problem

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

While Google is defining 'delight' as popping a weather graphic on your screen, users are drowning in a flood of tweets, blog posts, check-ins, and other real-time data that overwhelm comprehension and exhaust users.

NY's Secret Underground Digital Lab

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

New York has a digital sensory deprivation zone that tests how long people can stand being disconnected from the web. It's called the New York City Subway.

Can Venture Capitalize on Curation?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Curation has come of age. The sheer volume of Web content, and the increasing demand of both content consumers and Web advertisers makes it clear that content without curation is simply noise.

Hey Marketers! I Want My Data Back!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're like me, you're splurting data all over the place. Just a few years a back, the idea of sharing your credit card on the Internet seemed like...

Volvo's Social Media #Fail

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that in marketing, the brand with the most cash won. Hands down. You could 'carpet bomb' a market, you could 'own' the conversation, you...

Fred Wilson, Uri Milner: Is Curation VC's Big New Thing?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A number of the web's most trusted voices have started to embrace a concept that could have massive ramifications -- to manage, and make useful, the massive growth of content on the web, sites must embrace curation.

Why Stephen Colbert Fears Me

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

At first I didn't put all the pieces together. Why wouldn't he return my calls? After all, in January alone he'd had Jane McGonigal, Michael Lewis, and Amy Chua. But still, no invite.

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.

King George VI Vs. Mark Zuckerberg

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

For months it seemed as if The Social Network was the odds on favorite to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Then, something changed. Now it's a horse race with The King's Speech. How did that happen, and why?

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.