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Steven Rosenbaum

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.

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.