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  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Bizarre Culture » Media
    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
  • Why I chose to stand up, alone: TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi on risking his life for justice in Kenya

    TED Blog
    Karen Eng
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Boniface Mwangi stands in front of one of the murals he helped create. The main character is “the Vulture” — a stand-in for Kenya’s corrupt politicians. Photo: Allan Gichingi Award-winning photojournalist Boniface Mwangi captured the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya unflinchingly through the lens of his camera. But the horrors he witnessed propelled him into a new career as an activist and artist. Here, Mwangi talks to the TED Blog about the events that led him to stand up against injustice, literally, rather than simply document it. Tell us about your…
  • Zoom Media Named Exclusive Media and Advertising Provider for 24 Hour Fitness

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
    NEW YORK, NY, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Zoom Media ("Zoom"), the world's largest fitness digital media company, announced today an exclusive long-term media and advertising agreement with ...
  • The value of editing in the digital age: Readers’ perceptions of article quality and professionalism

    digital media - Bing News
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The two signature characteristics of digital media are speed and compression: Make it fast and make it short. This goes for everything from Twitter all the way up to long-form journalism, which has withered (at least among traditional outlets) as market ...
  • Sling Adds AMC, IFC to Core SVOD Service

    Home Media Magazine
    Erik Gruenwedel
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    As expected, Sling TV’s landmark over-the-top video service March 4 announced it is making available programing from AMC Networks and IFC to subscribers of its $20 monthly subscription streaming service. The Dish Network-owned OTT video platform is also offering subs access to the Epix premium content platform as part of Sling’s “Hollywood Extra” on-demand movie service. Epix, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM, will cost an additional $5 monthly. Sling subs now have access to AMC hits like “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul” and…
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  • Why I chose to stand up, alone: TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi on risking his life for justice in Kenya

    Karen Eng
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Boniface Mwangi stands in front of one of the murals he helped create. The main character is “the Vulture” — a stand-in for Kenya’s corrupt politicians. Photo: Allan Gichingi Award-winning photojournalist Boniface Mwangi captured the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya unflinchingly through the lens of his camera. But the horrors he witnessed propelled him into a new career as an activist and artist. Here, Mwangi talks to the TED Blog about the events that led him to stand up against injustice, literally, rather than simply document it. Tell us about your…
  • Barack Obama sits down for a StoryCorps interview with a White House mentee

    Kate Torgovnick May
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    In a new StoryCorps interview, Barack Obama talks to 18-year-old White House mentee Noah McQueen about work, their relationships to their fathers, and teenage mistakes. Photo: Courtesy of StoryCorps Some people might not take kindly to being called a knucklehead by their boss. Not Noah McQueen. But if your boss were President Barack Obama, you’d probably give him a pass, too. In a Storycorps interview that aired this morning, President Obama interviewed McQueen, an 18-year-old White House mentee in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which celebrates its first anniversary…
  • 12 tips for hosting a TED Live party

    Cynthia Betubiza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A new venue for TED Conferences: your living room. You can watch TED2015 sessions live or after. With friends. Ideas are best when shared in good company. So invite the gang, grab some popcorn and enjoy TED2015 via TED Live, our high-definition webstream that beams the TED Conference, either in the moment or after the fact, into your living room, office or classroom. The on-demand conference, to watch anytime, costs $100, or you can watch it live for $500 (which also gives you access to the on-demand archives). And so: it is party time. We’ve gathered 12 tips for throwing a TED Live party…
  • Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, a musical trip down the Nile, plus a tasty menu á la TED

    Cynthia Betubiza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Overlooked treasures. A bed, a watch, a shoe: all mundane items unappreciated in the moment. But through history’s eyes, they gain new meaning. In this beautiful “Portraits in Creativity” documentary, Maira Kalman talks about curating the exhibit “Maira Kalman Selects” for the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. It chronicles “the memories, dreams and reflections” of people through objects like a 100-year-old French army cot and Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch. And each…
  • {A satirical TED Talk, inspired by Dostoevsky and given by a 10-year-old}

    TED Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    In “The Thought Leader,” a satire created by artist Liz Magic Laser, 10-year-old Alex Ammerman gives a TED Talk that ponders the “dark chasm of meaninglessness.” And he does it perfectly. Photo: Courtesy of Various Small Fires, Los Angeles On the surface, the talk is “TED-like”: the round red carpet, the well-rehearsed speaker, the shadowy audience, the headset mic. But quickly, discordant elements begin to register: the strange parenthetical markings on the floor, the inappropriate audience responses, the fact that the speaker himself is a 10-year-old boy.
 
 
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  • Sling Adds AMC, IFC to Core SVOD Service

    Erik Gruenwedel
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    As expected, Sling TV’s landmark over-the-top video service March 4 announced it is making available programing from AMC Networks and IFC to subscribers of its $20 monthly subscription streaming service. The Dish Network-owned OTT video platform is also offering subs access to the Epix premium content platform as part of Sling’s “Hollywood Extra” on-demand movie service. Epix, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM, will cost an additional $5 monthly. Sling subs now have access to AMC hits like “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul” and…
  • Barbie, 'NeverBeast' a Snack for 'Mockingjay'

    John Latchem
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Two direct-to-video animated movies dominated the spotlight Tuesday, March 3, as retailers prepared for the latest "Hunger Games" disc on Friday, March 6. Walmart offered a special gift pack of Disney's Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast with a Make Music With Bleu DVD, which instructs kids on how to make musical instruments from everyday objects. For Universal's Barbie in Princess Power, Target offered a free mini pal with purchase of the movie or the Super Sparkle doll (priced at $18). Walmart offered the movie with a downloadable party pack. Universal also…
  • HBO Go Available on PS4; Showtime Anytime on Dish

    Erik Gruenwedel
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    HBO March 3 announced that its HBO Go app finally is available for Sony’s PlayStation 4 video game system — more than a year after the launch of the next-generation console. Separately, Dish Network announced that Showtime Anytime, the premium channel’s app, is now available to authenticated satellite TV subscribers. After authenticating the PS4 with a current cable/satellite service through HBOGO.com/activate, users can watch every episode of every season of HBO shows, including “True Detective,” “Silicon Valley” and “Game of…
  • RLJ Entertainment Names New Content Executives

    Erik Gruenwedel
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    RLJ Entertainment March 3 announced it promoted Mark Ward to chief acquisitions officer of feature films, and hired Angela Northington as new SVP of content acquisitions for the Urban Movie Channel. Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is RLJ’s most-recent direct-to-consumer video service following Acorn TV, which carries British-centric fare. Northington will spearhead acquisitions for UMC, while Ward will continue to oversee feature film acquisitions for both Image Entertainment and UMC. Their acquisitions will be distributed in multiple formats, including theatrical and non-theatrical,…
  • Comcast Looking for Legislative 'Solution' to FCC Broadband Vote

    Erik Gruenwedel
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Perhaps no company could be more impacted by the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to reclassify broadband as a utility than Comcast. As the nation’s No. 1 cabler, it also controls a large percentage of household Internet connections, including broadband. Yet while the FCC’s historic 3-2 vote Feb. 26 in favor of reclassification made headlines, few people have actually seen the more than 300 pages of the order, including Comcast. Speaking March 3 at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom confab in San Francisco, Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis reiterated…
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  • File:Peter Parker (Earth-TRN532) from Spider-Man Unlimited (video game).png

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    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
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    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
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    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
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    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    ←Older revision Revision as of 07:46, March 3, 2015 Line 1: Line 1:   Why can’t he the regular counterpart? I mean Ghost Spider never shown up in Spider-Verse or any modern media. We gave other characters a TRN because game versions’ history condraticts with regular versions. But this character does not.–[[User:Primestar3|Primestar3]] ([[User talk:Primestar3|talk]]) 12:16, February 28, 2015 (UTC)   Why can’t he the regular counterpart? I mean Ghost Spider never shown up in Spider-Verse or any modern media. We gave other characters a TRN because…
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    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    Created page with "It was the Douteki Deouteki no Mi" New page It was the Douteki Deouteki no Mi from Marvel Database – Recent changes [en] http://ift.tt/18IcTYA via IFTTT
 
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  • Starbucks to Discontinue CD Sales in March

    Trevor Freeman
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Global coffee giant Starbucks has announced that at the end of March 2015, the company will stop selling CDs in its stores. This is a major move by the Seattle-based company, which operates more than 21,000 locations worldwide, including more than 12,000 in the United States. The compact disc market has been in decline for […]
  • CES 2015: Panasonic Demos First 4K Blu-ray Player

    Trevor Freeman
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    At the International CES show in Las Vegas, Panasonic demonstrated the World’s First 4K Blu-ray disc player. This is a pre-production model and is not yet available on the consumer market. This prototype integrates video processing and optical disc drive technologies that Panasonic has refined over many years, making it capable of reproducing 4K (3,840 […]
  • UltraViolet Reaches 20 Million Registered Users

    Trevor Freeman
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    According to a recent survey from the NPD Group, the number of registered users for UltraViolet has recently topped 20 million accounts. This is a major milestone for the service, which has grown tremendously since it debuted in 2011. 2014 was a great year for UltraViolet, which saw its user base grow 33% from the […]
  • Blu-ray Disc Association Moves Forward with Double-Sided Discs

    Trevor Freeman
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    The Blu-ray Disc Association is a group of manufacturers that includes Sony, Intel, Pioneer, Panasonic, and dozens of other companies. Together, they come up with the standards for how Blu-ray products will look and work. Recently, the group group announced that they have approved a new specification for double-sided discs. Known as BD-DSD, the new […]
  • Qumu Sells Rimage Corporation for $23 Million

    Trevor Freeman
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:55 pm
    In the world of business, companies must adapt to changes in their environment. If they do not adapt, they risk being passed by. With the market for CD and DVD products shrinking, many companies in the duplication business have branched out into other industries. Microboards technology has gotten into 3D printing with their Afinia 3D […]
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  • Secure Connections

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This week, after years of debate, the FCC voted to treat the internet like a public utility. On the Media examines what the decision means for the data flowing through our devices. Also, as the situation in Libya continues to deteriorate, a look back at the people who helped end Muammar Qaddafi's rule in 2011.
  • Safe Words

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Why the language of terrorism is so divisive. Also, how Fifty Shades of Grey introduced America to the kink community.
  • Whistleblowers, the Legacy of Lynching, and Vintage Jon Stewart

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    An exploration of the term “whistleblower”, from its origins as a sports reference to its current status as a moral mantle. Plus, reframing the legacy Jim Crow-era lynchings. And a farewell to venerable media satirist Jon Stewart. 
  • Threat Assessment

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  
  • The Case for Boredom

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Meet our friends from down the hall. The podcast New Tech City about technology and human behavior has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. This episode of New Tech City kicks off the Bored and Brilliant Project. The goal is to get you rethinking your relationship with technology and to start thinking more creatively by testing your tech habits in a series of challenges. Since the spread of smartphones began, boredom has become an endangered species. Spare moments where daydreaming used to manifest have become extra email checks or…
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  • 3D Printing Makes the Yearly Design Cycle Feasible

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Like many consumer product manufactures, Black and Decker (B&D) needed to shorten their development time on home and garden tools. Many of these tools are seasonal and consumers expect new products frequently.This case study discusses how Black & Decker (B&D) used in-house 3D Printers to reduce their development cycles.Compared to expensive outsourcing, which could take days, B&D found that in-house printing could take hours to produce a prototype. This reduced cost and turnaround allows B&D engineers to study more designs allowing for more iteration.Request Free!
  • 7 Key Influencer Marketing Strategies for Food Brands

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The exploding industry is attracting millions of dollars from brands and agencies looking for solutions that help them scale the creation and distribution of consumer content. Food and beverage brands are uniquely poised to have better success with digital influencers than other verticals for several reasons. Read this eBook to find out how!Request Free!
  • 5 Keys for Creating Awesome Content

    13 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    A key source of that consumer content comes from social influencers, those with loyal audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine. Find the influencers and social media personalities who fit your marketing objectives and help create stronger relationships with your customers.Request Free!
  • Automatic Identification of Pallets

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    A world leader in vision systems and image-based barcode reading, Cognex has developed an application dedicated to the automatic reading of barcodes on pallets. The advantages of imaging technology combined with the capabilities of the DataMan® range of barcode readers offer a high-performance and competitive solution for this application.Key benefits include:Multi code reading, including those that are damaged, folded, scratched, under film, etc.Reading codes over the entire width and height of the palletHigh read rates on all surfacesAnd moreRequest Free!
  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Conference calls are one of the most often cited dislikes of employees. Even though the technical problems associated with them are becoming less common, many employees find their motivation to participate and provide ideas are shut down by the impersonal and difficult to coordinate nature of these calls. Learn to overcome the problems associated with conference calls with this free eBook.You will learn:Why conference calls present problems that normal telephone calls do not.What advance planning you can undertake to get the most out of each call.Why published guidelines can dramatically…
 
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  • Mobile Forms: 10 Surprising Benefits of 'Going Paperless'

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many organizations simply don't realize the unnecessary risks (and high costs) they are incurring through their reliance on outdated and inefficient paper forms. Mobile technology now makes it possible to send, receive, process and store information instantly, allowing for streamlined workflows and a vastly superior customer experience. And yet, businesses are still reluctant to adopt this powerful and money-saving technology.This free resource is for anyone intrigued by the potential of “going paperless,” but would like to learn more about the realities involved. It covers:The hidden…
  • Using Speed at Scale to Ensure Network Infrastructure Performance for Financial Services

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This whitepaper examines the ever-increasing need for speed at scale, proactive analysis, and higher levels of accessibility, granularity and visibility, as IT managers strive to ensure uptime and rapid response in business-critical networks and customer-facing networks.In the financial services industry, failed trades and an inability to understand why they failed within a reasonable period of time not only frustrates users and management, but has a direct impact on the bottom line. The same is true in the retail banking and insurance industry when understanding the failure of online…
  • How Aternity Workforce APM Fulfills the Mobile Workspace Vision

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mobile workspaces can improve enterprise workforce productivity by enabling people to get their work done in a fully secure environment as they conduct business from smartphones, tablets, and PCs.Improving end user experience of the workforce, however, only begins with providing secure access to any app on any device. Breaking down the silos between mobile and desktop computing is only a start to streamlining IT’s ability to support the mobile-first enterprise.Verified Citrix Ready for Citrix XenMobile, XenDesktop, and XenApp, Aternity Workforce APM delivers critical capabilities to…
  • 7 Questions to Ask Video Conferencing Providers

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Let this white paper help guide your decision with 7 new video conferencing questions you should be sure to ask providers, including:How easily or conveniently can I communicate by video?What kind of endpoint does the solution support or require?What additional bandwidth or other network capabilities will I need?And more!Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to buy the right video conferencing solution for your organization, and download their free white paper today!Request Free!
  • Video Conferencing Comparison Chart

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Business video conferencing is playing an increasing role in today's business. Quickly see differences between the leading brands in video conference systems. Our free Video Conferencing Comparison Chart compares the leading video conferencing vendors like Panasonic, LifeSize, Polycom and more head to head.This chart compares these brands by features like: Pricing Location limitations Security and Equipment needs And more!Learn the differences between the top brands before you buy. Download our comparison chart today!Request Free!
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  • We Need To Innovate The Science Business Model

    Greg
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    We need to look beyond the mere applications of science and learn to value the wonder of discovery once again. Related posts: You Can Only Win The Future If You Invest In It Where To Look For The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The End of Power?

    Greg
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Power no longer resides at the top of hierarchies, but at the center of networks. Related posts: Strategy Is No Longer A Game Of Chess Why Do Businesses Today Need To Be Creative? The Energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

    Greg
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    Nothing really prepares you to lead other people, but here are 6 things I wish someone had told me before I became a manager. Related posts: Why Smart Companies Put People First 5 Business Lessons... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Where To Look For The Next Big Thing

    Greg
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    The place to look for breakthrough innovations is not in any specific field, but where domains intersect in spaces we have not yet defined. Related posts: Where Original Ideas Come From We Need To... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Energy Revolution Will Transform How We Live and Work

    Greg
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    In effect, energy is the last domino of the information age. We’re now seeing a shift from the distribution of centralized capabilities and resources to distributed capabilities and resources that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Is #VR our new reality?

    Jared Hendler
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Let me get a bit esoteric for a minute. We hunger for things that have the promise to transform us. Our search for meaning has always led us to want to understand the origin of life itself. We use science and technology to play creator in order to get us closer to the answer. Advancements in computing, artificial intelligence and robotics are all a part of that search but nothing brings us closer to being a creator of our own reality than Virtual Reality. After many false starts, the VR industry is finally taking hold as the largest companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Samsung,…
  • Waking up to meditation instead of technology.

    Jared Hendler
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Far too many of us start our day, while still in bed, by reaching for our phones. What might start out as a lazy, luxurious excercise of checking the weather, news or our social feeds, soon turns into text and email…and just like that we project ourselves into the middle of our fast-paced, never-ending to-do-list of a day…body tense and heart pounding before a foot steps from the warm comforter onto the floor. For the past month I have changed this by stepping into meditation. I started by training my mind as I wake up to first be grateful for a good nights sleep before stepping…
  • Rising Stars! Digital Celebrities Rewrite the Rules of Fame.

    Jared Hendler
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    It used to be that celebrity sat atop a pedestal, protected behind managers, publicists and their sacred talent agency walls. Celebrity was the product of scarcity, traditionally out of reach of their audience outside of the occasional sighting on ‘E’, People or Us magazine. But a new crop of celebrity, born out of digital – not so long ago laughed at – but now revered, is crossing over into the inner sanctum as they surpass their traditional peers. The New Celebrity thrives on abundant, open access and that is exactly what they cultivate as they connect and communicate…
  • Reinventing a traditional category via digital storytelling.

    Jared Hendler
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Classical Dance. An art on the short list for extinction if it cannot be made relevant to the next generation. So much a reality that the industry formed Center for Ballet and the Arts just for the sake of finding new ways to connect with new audiences. Like most of the performing arts, patronage has traditionally happened via stage performance and while that may remain the primary means for now, other mediums are necessary and essential for survival. Want proof?…look at the music industry – dessimated by their suspicion of new technology and a fear to adapt. Television and Film…
  • Taylor Swift puts the future of streaming at risk. What now?

    Jared Hendler
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Taylor Swift took a shot across the bow of streaming music this week by pulling her entire catalogue. In doing so fans had no choice but to buy her album which in-turn made it go platinum and made her responsible for 22% of all album sales last week. Suddenly everyone has woken up! It is no secret that most musicians, including Taylor, make a fraction with streaming when compared to ‘the old days’ of purchase. In fact, it is killing the music industry. Ask any senior exec at any major record label and they will tell you that they are a hair’s breath away from going out of business. How…
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  • Can Ask.fm Repair the Damage?

    Jessica Cherok
    4 Mar 9580 | 6:23 am
    Summary: Ask.fm may be shutting down for good. After a rocky history, including involvement in several suicides, is the social media site calling it quits? Many people have condemned it, including the families of people who were victims of cyberbullying and suicide. The company promised to do better, but soon after...
  • UNICEF Uses Wearable Technology To Empower Kids And Save Lives

    Jennifer Graber
    4 Mar 8057 | 6:25 am
    Summary: Practically everyone these days utilizes a piece of wearable technology or knows someone who does. We track our steps. We count our miles. We calculate calories. You name it, we use wearable tech to do it. But does your wearable tech literally convert energy and activity into food? Well, it soon will. UNICEF is launching a special project that will put wearable tech to work in generating food donations for malnourished children. UNICEF is launching a special program called Kid Power.
  • Dove Wants You to Speak Words of Beauty

    Jennifer Graber
    4 Mar 7190 | 6:24 am
    Summary: Writing from behind a computer screen provides a sense of boldness. We might say things that would otherwise be unacceptable. We break ourselves and each other down. This is easy to do in a digital world, where unrealistic expectations run rampant. Amongst women, this is an alarming trend.
  • Google to Relaunch Glass

    Jessica Cherok
    4 Mar 6577 | 6:23 am
    Summary: Apparently, Google Glass is coming back. Google stopped the sale of the glasses in January of this year. Google moved the Glass division out of their headquarters and into its own office. It’s believed that the Glass team will be redesigning the eyewear, and will rerelease them once it’s completely finished.
  • 30 and Over Paying More for Tinder

    Jessica Cherok
    4 Mar 3236 | 6:25 am
    Summary: Some things get better with age. Tinder, however, may not be one of them. The new premium version of Tinder is out, and if you’re over 30, you’ll have to pay more. You can now pay to use Tinder’s premium features, including the ability to go back...
 
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  • Where NOT to Place Annotations on YouTube Videos [How-To's Day #5]

    Andy Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Annotations are a fantastic feature for any YouTube creator as they can be used to guide the viewer to watch other channel content, visit an associated website, or to give extra information about a topic. But the placement of your annotation can drastically impact its success rate, so we show you what to avoid on this week's How-To's Day.
  • Long-Form Video Content Set to Increase its Market Share [Report]

    Greg Jarboe
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    A new industry report indicates that long-form video content is poised to increase its market share as publishers develop more original programming for viewers. Long-form video advertising is also proving popular, with a 43% increase in views on long-form ad content year-over-year.
  • Viral Video Roundup for February 2015: Speed Dating & Power Rangers

    Andy Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    We take a look at some of the most successful branded ads and user-generated video content that has gone viral this month, and discuss what lessons marketers can learn from them.
  • How to Optimize YouTube Videos for Mobile Devices [#TubeTalk #61]

    Dane Golden
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Half of all YouTube traffic comes from mobile devices so what is the best way to optimize your videos for mobile? On this week's TubeTalk podcast we discuss getting the most out of your mobile traffic analytics, explain the difference between the YouTube mobile apps, and confirm which annotations work on phones and tablets.
  • Vidcon 2015 Welcomes ReelSummit - Exclusive Discount for Industry Track

    Mark R Robertson
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    For those of you that have been lucky enough to attend our annual ReelSummit event, where we brought marketers, brands, retailers, and storytellers together to celebrate the business of video, we have some news for you. The good news is that we have secured an exclusive opportunity for ReelSEO and ReelSummit fans to attend a worthy alternate event with an exclusive discount.
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  • This startup just poached people from Uber and Google to revolutionize the public school system

    Maya Kosoff
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Two-year-old education startup AltSchool is re-imagining the traditional school system. To pursue its mission of preparing children for the real world, the startup has poached talent from Google, Uber, Rocket Fuel, and Zynga. AltSchool announced Wednesday that it has hired former Googler Bharat Mediratta, who was the engineer responsible for Google.com's homepage and search results, as its CTO. AltSchool also poached Michael Ginty, who served as Uber's Head of Global Security, to become AltSchool's head of safety. In addition, AltSchool has hired Sue Yoon, formerly a VP of…
  • The best screen protectors for your Apple iPhones and iPads [up to 51% off]

    Insider Picks
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Cracked phone screens are the worst. But good news: we've found some great screen protectors to keep all your Apple products looking as good as new. These "Tech Armor" screen protectors are made of precise laser-cut tempered glass. They'll help keep your phone and tablet from getting scratched up after high impact drops. And good news: the screen protector won't cause any bubbles to form over your screen. For the smartphones: iPhone 6 Plus, $10.95; iPhone 6, $9.95; iPhone 5/5C/5S, $9.95; iPhone 4/4S $9.95 For Apple iPad 4, 3, and 2: $29.99 For Apple iPad Air 2 and 1: $69.95 $33.96 For Apple…
  • 46 million Americans listen to a podcast every month — and advertisers are spending millions to reach them

    Drake Baer
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Podcasts are getting to be mainstream — and the money is starting to follow. According to Edison Research, approximately 46 million Americans listen to a podcast every month, or about 15-17% of the population.  That's nearly double the listenership from back in 2008. The most obvious cause of this growth is Serial, the real life detective story that the New York Times called "podcasting's first breakout hit." From what we hear from the advertising side, there are millions of dollars to be made. The info comes care of Adam Sachs, the CEO of Midroll, which acts as a broker between…
  • A longtime Google veteran decides to join one of Amazon's biggest competitors after a trip to India

    Jillian D'Onfro
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Google product management exec Punit Soni is joining the Indian e-commerce company Flipkart as its chief product officer. Soni worked at Google for the past eight years, helping develop products like Google News, Books, Google Plus — and, as the VP of product management at Motorola while Google owned it, three phones: the MotoX, Moto G, and Moto E.  Soni decided to join Flipkart after a trip to India — he felt the startup "stood out as the single biggest platform of change in the new internet economy," he said in a Google Plus post.   In his new role, he'll be spearheading…
  • Rand Paul has a problem this GIF mocking his reaction to Netanyahu's speech

    Colin Campbell
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is not pleased with GIFs that made the rounds on Tuesday showing him seeming to have a less-than-thrilled reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's big speech to Congress. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paul said media outlets "demean themselves" by calling attention to his relatively slow clapping during Netanyahu's address yesterday.  "I think what's funny about it is that you have these gossipy websites who really demean themselves by putting stuff like that out," Paul said. Netanyahu gave a major address before Congress where he criticized…
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  • ‘The Long Night’ Named Documentary Project of the Year by Pictures of the Year International

    Cortney Cleveland
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
    In its 72nd year, Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. We are thrilled to announce that our first feature film, The Long Night, has been honored in the Documentary Project of the Year category. Created in collaboration with multimedia journalist Tim Matsui with the support of the Alexia Foundation, the film takes an unflinching look at the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. Congratulations to all of this year’s POYi winners. View the full winner’s list at POYi.org.
  • When Hard Drives Fail

    Eric Maierson
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    For years I’ve been preaching the adage that when it comes to hard drive crashes, there are two types of people, those who have lost data and those who will. Well, last week it was my turn. Again. I was working at home, with all the proper protection, and still, in a single surge, two hard drives went kaput. Fortunately, thank the stars, the drives were from different projects and I had backups of each. Because let me tell you, as an editor there is no worse feeling than knowing you’ll have to redo hours, or even days, of work. What I took away from the experience is this: Unless you are…
  • 2015 Sundance Short Film Challenge Powered by the MediaStorm Player

    Cortney Cleveland
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    The Sundance Institute has joined MediaStorm’s community of creative partners, leveraging the power of the MediaStorm Platform to distribute the winning films of the 2015 Sundance Short Film Challenge. The Sundance Institute’s Short Film Challenge, hosted in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a collection of stories that place a spotlight on what is shared across humanity regardless of economic, cultural and geographic differences. These films illustrate how we can support one another to end poverty and hunger once and for all. This year’s stories are from five…
  • Open Call: Artwork Submissions for Nomadique Exhibition

    Cortney Cleveland
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Nomadique is seeking submissions for their upcoming multimedia art exhibition, inviting artists to reflect on the sensation of belonging. The pop-up show will be held in New York City in mid-April and will feature live performances, film screenings, and a gallery display. Submitted works may reflect on the following questions: To what do we belong and why? How does an anxiety of belonging impact our development and behavior? How does belonging affect our sense of purpose? Does belonging necessitate exclusion by nature? Entries include but are not limited to: film, photography, illustration,…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Editing 2.4 Anamorphic Video

    Eric Maierson
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Currently at MediaStorm, we are using the Sony PMW-F5 camera. Our final frame size is 2048×858, also known as 2.40. This more cinematic look is longer in width but shorter in height than the standard HD size of 1920×1080. Though our final output is 2048×858, the captured frame size is actually a bit larger at 2048×1080. This allows for more wiggle room when deciding what stays in the shot. There’s more latitude as you can now position the frame up or downwards without having to up-res its size. The MediaStorm 2.4 Editing Workflow To begin, you’ll need to download the…
 
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    Music library management blog

  • bliss works on Raspberry Pi 2!

    Dan Gravell
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This week, a guest post by bliss user, Raspberry Pi assembler and all-round 'maker' Luke Szy: Up until now I have been running bliss on a Windows desktop to correct my entire music collection first and then transfer all the music on to my music server (a Raspberry Pi based Logitech media server; see my blog for details): http://www.ls-homeprojects.co.uk As I recently upgraded my music server to the new Raspberry Pi 2 quad core, I thought: "What if the Linux release of bliss worked on this Raspberry Pi?" To my amazement it runs!!! I followed the Linux installation instructions. Here's how I…
  • A bare-minimum-data file organisation scheme

    Dan Gravell
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As the writer of the Music Library Management blog I get a lot of emails asking for advice. A lot of these emails concern the best ways of organizing file and folder paths. Should I use genre in my file organisation? Should I use groupings (e.g. A-D) to lower the number of child folders? When all is said and done, I find the best general advice is that, when it comes to music file organization, the bare minimum is the best way to go. In other words, all you really need is the album ( or more generically, release) and artist names as folders, and the track name and number used in the filename.
  • Solving 'UnknownHostException' on Linux

    Dan Gravell
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Another tip for Ubuntu and Linux users this week. A few times I've had emails to the support inbox along these lines... I have installed bliss on my Ubuntu laptop. The installation was successful and I could start bliss without errors on the console, however the webpage does not change from: I have it installed with Oracle Java version 8 HTTP ERROR: 503 Problem accessing /. Reason: Service Unavailable Powered by Jetty:// This can actually have a few different causes, but the most common cause on Linux is an inability of the computer running bliss to resolve its own hostname. This doesn't just…
  • Ubuntu, missing images and encrypted home folders

    Dan Gravell
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Do you use an encrypted home partition on Ubuntu or related Linux distributions? That might cause a problem with bliss. Here's how to work around it... I've had a couple of emails from Ubuntu users recently. Just a few days ago: I have installed the trial version on my laptop (Linux Mint, essentially latest Ubuntu/Debian base). Curiously: the images on the web pages are all toast. Both in Chrome & FF. http://localhost:3220/images/icojoy/onebit/24x24/tick.png is the image that should be a tick (obviously) and I get the crapulous image placeholder showing not-found. It's not only images, but…
  • What to do about a problem like Peter Gabriel?

    Dan Gravell
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Exceptions. There are always exceptions. It doesn't matter how consistent our music file paths are, whether we've de-duplicated all music files and ensured all our album art is the same size. It doesn't matter if we've enforced consistent case rules across all our music metadata, exceptions still arise. Just as you've decided upon the best way of tagging your music files, some smart-arse musical artist will come along with something that ruins your approach. Funny characters, unsortable names. Well now it's time add Peter Gabriel to that list. It turns out that Peter Gabriel's first four…
 
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • Hear New Faith No More Song ‘Superhero’

    SLIS
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Faith No More are set to release their new single Superhero this month on vinyl and digital. And the band just debuted the track via YouTube. Check it out below: Bassist Billy Gould discussed the new track’s meaning on Marvel Comics official website:  “Superhero” actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has […]The post Hear New Faith No More Song ‘Superhero’ appeared first on Smells Like…
  • The Grassy Knoll ‘Electric Verdeland, Vol. 1′ Review

    SLIS
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.The Grassy Knoll ‘Electric Verdeland, Vol. 1′ Review: Austin based electronica project makes for an immersive and hallucinatory listen.  It’s been 12 years since Trip-hop-jazz-rockers The Grassy Knoll’s last album, but they’ve returned with the intriguing Electric Verdeland, Vol. 1. The Grassy Knoll  is the musical alter-ego of one-man-band Bob Nolan Green, and past efforts have focused […]The…
  • Listen to Thom Yorke’s UK Gold Soundtrack featuring Massive Attack and Elbow

    SLIS
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Listen to Thom Yorke’s UK Gold Soundtrack featuring Massive Attack and Elbow: film chronicles British tax evasion scandal.  UK Gold is a controversial film diving into the hot button issue of tax evasion in Great Britain. And it has a vocal advocate: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who has scored the project with assistance from Massive Attack’s […]The post Listen to Thom Yorke’s UK Gold Soundtrack featuring…
  • Torche ‘Restarter’ Review

    SLIS
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Torche ‘Restarter’ Review: band takes their sweet, stoner sound to new heights. When describing the sound of Miami metallers Torche, the main conceit is that the band varies effortlessly between sugary upbeat rockers and stoner sludge anthems, sounding at times like two different bands with competing approaches. But as the band’s sound has evolved, those two poles […]The post Torche ‘Restarter’…
  • Listen to New Faith No More Song ‘Cone Of Shame’

    SLIS
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Faith No More début new track ‘Cone Of Shame’ at Tokyo gig. Faith No More debuted a new song at concert this week in Tokyo. The track, entitled Cone of Shame is dark and simmering, with a mix of bluesy shuffle and angular guitar figures. Mike Patton alternates between creepy omniscient whispers, soulful bellows, anarchic shrieks, […]The post Listen to New Faith No More Song ‘Cone Of Shame’ appeared first…
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  • It’s About Time

    Fred Jacobs
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    As technology, media, and gadgets continue to change and become bigger parts of our lives and our businesses, the concept of time expands every day. I remember walking into that very first radio production class at Michigan State many years ago.  Instructor Jim Respress’ first words?  “In radio, time is your biggest enemy.” And we’ve been fighting the clock ever since.  Whether it was learning how to backtime to hit the network news, draw up clocks, or adjust our brains to jobs that are truly 24/7, it has always been about time.  Now the ways in which we deal with the concept of…
  • Wanted: Musicologists

    Fred Jacobs
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Last week, we aired it out a bit with the Coleman Insights crew about whose pyramid – or should we say whose hierarchy of brand importance – is most relevant to the current competitive needs of the radio business. And the answer may be that for music stations, in particular, Coleman’s foundation of a strong music position and our priority on personalities that matter actually work together to improve station brands. The reason that I’m rapidly coming to this conclusion is not because of research I’ve seen or even in many of your comments on the topic. It turns out that the biggest,…
  • #NoBadRadio

    Fred Jacobs
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Jim Elliott is probably a bit nervous.  He’s the new chief judge for the 2015 Radio Mercury Awards, and he’s already anticipating the worst when it comes to radio ad submissions.  Sadly, he has every right to have serious trepidations about the advertising he’s about to hear. But before we get to his plight, let’s review some research about advertising in the all-important auto sector. As we pointed out in a post last week, radio’s 2014 revenue results are very checkered. Spot revenue is down, digital is up, automotive still leads, but it continues to erode.
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: XAPPmedia

    Fred Jacobs
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    It’s no coincidence that some of the most innovative developments in and around radio these past couple of years revolve around the advertising message – specifically, the interactive nature of platforms that connect audiences and brands. Last year, we highlighted Jelli, Mike Dougherty’s programmatic buying service. And with startups like Clip Interactive integrating a wide range of programming and commercial features that enhance the broadcast, you know there are lots of bright minds working on better ad models. Today’s “Radio’s Most Innovative” honoree is becoming more…
  • Go Fish!

    Fred Jacobs
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    These days, it seems like there’s a very line between the wisdom of “fish where the fish are” OR failing to do that and ending up “swimming with the fishes.”  Those are the increasingly hard choices facing broadcasters as the ad world redefines itself and its priorities. A recent eMarketer article points to the growing interest in digital radio in the advertising community.  Its new report, “Digital Radio: Led By Pandora, Now Robust ‘Audio’ Ad Channel,” suggests that marketers have many choices in this new arena, and most don’t really care about…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • TFOL Snapshot 27.02.15

    TFOL
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    This week’s news sees the Apple Watch face off with the Swiss luxury watch market. As the launch date gets closer for the Apple Watch Swiss watchmakers start to create smartwatches. McKinsey & Company look at the development of  the online luxury fashion market in Europe and the US and, further afield, we’re reminded of the significant role of the Chinese luxury market. 1. New Apple Watch Ads Give A Closer Look At The Luxury Wearable “Apple Inc.’s forthcoming smartwatch will appear on 12 pages of the March issue of Vogue, as the device’s April release date…
  • TFOL Snapshot 20.02.15

    TFOL
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    This week as New York Fashion Week draws to a close and London Fashion Week kicks off the news turns to talk of future trends. Digital marketing is changing the way luxury brands engage with customers, the British luxury consumer is evolving and a look at how digital tech is enabling fans to shop the catwalk in real time at London Fashion Week. 1. What does the rise of digital marketing mean for luxury brands? “The rise of digital marketing is changing the way luxury brands engage with customers, and traditional companies must embrace what is now possible in today’s connected and…
  • TFOL Snapshot 12.02.15

    TFOL
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    This week Michael Kors ventures into wearable tech, Warby Parker is named most innovative company for 2015, a new report looks at how luxury tastes are evolving and how the very definition and perception of luxury itself is in flux. 1. Warby Parker – Most Innovative Company 2015 “For building the first great made-on-the-internet brand. Over the past five years, scads of e-commerce startups have shown early promise and then promptly crashed back to earth. “When we launched, a lot of people bucketed us as an e-commerce company, but we never thought of ourselves as an…
  • TFOL News Snapshot: 04.02.15

    TFOL
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    This week Qantas trial virtual reality headsets for passengers flying first class, the growth in mobile apps is fuelling Chinese ecommerce and Swiss watch exports rose to a record high in 2014 yet demand in key markets dropped. 1. Swiss Watchmakers Clock Record Exports in 2014 ‘Swiss watch exports swelled to a record high in 2014, customs data showed Tuesday, but the data doesn’t augur well for the future as they slowed in December, in particular in the key Chinese market.’ Read full article: LUXUO ​ 2. Chinese consumers buy more luxuries overseas ‘Luxury brands had…
  • TFOL News Snapshot: 30.01.15

    TFOL
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    This week, Apple takes the luxury gift top spot, luxury brands need to concentrate on mobile integration, man bags are one fifth of the luxury bag market. 1.The biggest threat to luxury brands’ rapid growth “After years of fueling the growth of luxury labels, there are signs that the global high-end consumer is starting to cool—placing a renewed emphasis on the importance of the United States and its affluent shoppers.” Read full article: CNBC 2. Survey: Mobile a sore spot for luxury brands “Mobile may be making strides across the advertising spectrum, in general, but one…
 
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    Vividmix

  • Another Torrent site is dust

    Vividmix Master
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    The site Pirate Bay is dust and in their exit they fail to redirect traffic to Mobile Bay.  If you are not familiar with torrents, they you may not have heard of Pirate Bay unless it included Johnny Depp.The idea of a torrent is to download files from several anonymous websites.  So the torrent files are usually illegal files – unlicensed music, films, TV and software. See more: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/24/pirate-bay-disappears-again-and-attempts-to-redirect-to-mobile-bay-are-failing/   The post Another Torrent site is dust appeared first on Vividmix.
  • Apple Gets Camel Audio

    Vividmix Master
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    It looks like Apple has acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio. What will Apple do with this company.  Apple is pretty strategic, so this must be part of a plan. See: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/02/23/apple-acquires-camel-audio/   xx   The post Apple Gets Camel Audio appeared first on Vividmix.
  • One Cable Cord Cutting Quest – part 3

    Vividmix Master
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    It’s now a couple of weeks after considering cutting the cord.  I do use Netflix, Google and Amazon to watch shows. But here is another revelation after taking my rented equipment back to Comcast. They offered me yet another deal and I took it. It was the “Blast Plus” package.  With that I got 105 channels including HBO and 105mbps high speed Internet.  My first bill came in and it’s about $75 total.  Not much more than Internet alone. With the Tivo system I installed it requires a cable card.  The first cable card from Comcast is free. If you get a Tivo,…
  • One Cable Cord Cutting Quest – part 2

    Vividmix Master
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Here are some followup thoughts to my previous article – http://www.vividmix.com/?p=5806 Have you cut the cord — in other words, do you get your television programs by means other than cable or satellite? Would you cord-cut if it were cheaper than your current bill? The truth is, whether or not you should cut the cord depends on your own viewing preferences. Do you watch sports? Are you addicted to HBO shows? How much live TV do you watch? In October 2014, CBS also announced a subscription service called CBS All Access. For a monthly fee of $6, subscribers will be able to stream CBS…
  • One Cable Cord Cutting Quest

    Vividmix Master
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The number of pay-TV defectors is steadily rising. I had a mid-range priced subscription with my cable company Comcast.  I have been thinking about cutting the cord to save money.  I have Amazon Prime and Netflix, but can I live without the cable shows I watch regularly? About 6.5 percent of households nationwide have cut the cord, up slightly from 4.5 percent in 2010, according to research by Experian Marketing Services. Most “cord cutters” do still deal with some actual cords. Nearly one-fifth of Americans who have working Netflix or Hulu Plus accounts don’t subscribe to…
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    Webtise

  • Why we nearly didn’t make it into the top 50 agencies

    Daniel Clutterbuck
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    Yesterday, Prolific North announced their list of the Top 50 Digital Agencies in the North, which takes into account staff numbers, business size and financial data in order to arrive at a fair and impartial result. Last year, Webtise debuted at 44. So, after a... The post Why we nearly didn’t make it into the top 50 agencies appeared first on Webtise.
  • How to remove your mobile usability warning in Google Webmaster Tools urgently.

    Daniel Clutterbuck
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Like many online retailers, you may have noticed an unwanted guest inside your Webmaster Tools. I say unwanted but actually, your customers are glad it’s arrived. Having a poor experience on mobile is no longer just a thing you need to think about, it’s commercially... The post How to remove your mobile usability warning in Google Webmaster Tools urgently. appeared first on Webtise.
  • The rise and rise of mobile shopping

    Emma Garner
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    As reported by Drapers last week, mobile commerce is growing at a rapid rate in the UK – nearly four times that of overall e-commerce – and could soon overtake traditional online shopping as the preferred method of choice for consumers. That’s according to a... The post The rise and rise of mobile shopping appeared first on Webtise.
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  • Claim your OTT space: let’s meet at Sportel America!

    Monika
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    Sports and pay-per-view is a match made in a cord-cutting heaven. According to former News Corp boss and Chernin Group CEO, Peter Chernin “there is more money to be made by distributing sports events online than through traditional broadcast deals“.  How to seize this low hanging fruit? Meet us at SPORTEL America convention, 17-19 March 2015 to find out more about the easiest way of harnessing the potential of your online audiences. Following up on our successful pitch during the Sportel Monaco last year and the recent opening of our US office, we’re coming to the…
  • Smartly scale your online video business models

    Monika
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    As a sports, entertainment or religious broadcaster, you’ve been using the power of video – both live and on-demand – to catch up with the consuming behavior of your audiences. Riding on the wave of the cord cutting craze, and on the boom of Netflix-like video subscription channels, you’ve been trying hard to outsmart your competition by tuning millennials into your offers. But there’s one question that you still don’t have a good answer for: How can I scale my video business to grow faster? The answer is pretty easy: become more flexible by combining the…
  • U.S. payments now optimized thanks to Cleeng LLC

    Monika
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    A few months ago we announced the opening of our US – New York office. Today, great news for our publishers selling in the U.S.: all transactions are now processed through our newly established U.S. payment gateway. Among many amazing pay-per-view events we’ve been powering in the past few months, many big-scale shows were created with U.S. audience in mind. Thus, it was crucial for us to make sure those event organizers can transact and be paid out directly through a bank operating in the States. Processing payment in the U.S. brings multiple benefits to our partners and…
  • A scalable platform for PPV events. How we do it.

    Donald Res
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Throughout the years of my career I learned that scalability of a web platform is not something that you can simply buy. Or install. Or upgrade towards. And within the last 4 years that we support live events, I begun to understand it is actually an art to do this at real scale. Scalability is something that if you want to master, you need to practice for years. Unfortunately, our industry had to learn the complexity of ‘scalability’ the hard way. Take for example this or this organisation. I can proudly say, that Cleeng is an exception. We’ve mastered the art of…
  • Vimeo+Cleeng – more benefits than from Vimeo On-Demand

    Monika
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    As video on-demand inevitably continues to replace DVD’s, many video creators – filmmakers, fitness specialists and stage entertainers – among countless others – look for a convenient solution to start their ecommerce journey. Without question, Vimeo On-Demand can offer them an excellent entry solution. As their business grows, video professionals continue to look for solutions that can accelerate their success, by offering more flexibility, global reach and specialization. This blogpost aims to provide an up-close presentation, first of the benefits offered by…
 
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    The Digital Delusion - @doylebuehler

  • What Happens Online In 60 Seconds – Infographic For Digital Marketing

    Doyle Buehler
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Have you ever wondered what happens throughout an internet minute? 60 seconds of Lots. Millions of things, in fact. While you are reading this, everything changes. New Facebook Accounts, new WordPress pages, new podcasts downloaded. Based on some of the best research out there, we’ve taken a fresh approach to what his happening online, throughout the entire digital spectrum. If your business is based on creating your social media community, digital marketing, SEO, it is important to know where your audience is doing. This infographic helps fill in some of the big pieces as to where you…
  • The 7 Disciplines of Digital Leadership: What do you really need to know to become successful online?

    Doyle Buehler
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    After spending over 14 years in the digital era, it soon became clear what some businesses were doing online to be successful, while others were simply getting by, or worse yet – failing. Why does success online sometimes seem so far away? Why are some companies reaching significant levels of success, interaction, engagement and relevance that leave others spinning their wheels, and getting no traction whatsoever? Why are some businesses closing their doors? Principally, it all comes down to digital leadership. What each one of us does, to guide and develop our online ecosystem, by…
  • The Australian Brain Drain for Online Business Continues with Network 10 Reality TV Show “Shark Tank Australia”

    Doyle Buehler
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Shark Tank Australia, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to business investors, set to air on Network 10 on Feb 8, is lacking key industry relevance. While great on concept, it lacks substance for the true epidemic in Australian business – a keen sense of direction and focus with online, digital businesses and expertise. The investors as part of the show, who judge the entrepreneurs pitch, and decide to either invest or not, consists of only one entrepreneur directly involved in the digital/online space. This entrepreneur format is great for television, as entrepreneurs are pitching…
  • Your Social Media Disaster Recovery Plan – What To Do When Facebook Stops Working.

    Doyle Buehler
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In other words, what to do when Facebook and other social media sites run out of power or stop functioning for short periods of time. We’ve all seen or know someone, or even experienced the frailty of life when the power goes out or when Facebook goes offline, for “Maintenance”, or whatever else they call it. Take for example January 28th, 2015, a day which will live in infamy, when both Facebook AND Instagram both went offline for upwards of ONE hour. This was the real blackout that was happening, and that was affecting all of us online-affected. 60 minutes of “chaos” was overheard…
  • Richard Branson Infographic

    Doyle Buehler
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    An amazing infographic of Richard Branson and the model of steps he took for is remarkable success. The post Richard Branson Infographic appeared first on The Digital Delusion - @doylebuehler.
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    This Is Common » Blog

  • The Houses of Hogwarts – The Digital Marketing Office

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    The digital marketing office is a strange and wonderful working environment, unlike any other in the world. With so many contrasting dynamics and personalities colliding at any one time, a digital agency is never short of some form of drama or exciting occurrence. Despite being different in their own individual rights, the general make up of most digital agencies remain exactly the same. Typically, an agency will consist of four major departments: web development, web design, digital marketing and SEO/social. In this article we are going to demonstrate how these four departments can be…
  • Content isn’t King – Content is Country

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    The phrase content is king has been thrown about quite a bit in the digital marketing world over the last few years. It’s an adage that has caused many debates on its validity. Having quality content on your site is a must, that much is a given. It also helps to have the same standard of content, if not better, dotted around other parts of the web too. It’s all about building your digital footprint and ensuring you don’t leave any nasty trails in the sand. So how important is the production of good content in relation to the performance of your website and your business as a whole? Many…
  • Apple vs Ronseal – Branding vs Performance

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:42 am
    Apple Inc. versus Ronseal. That’s quite an odd contest we hear you say. Yes, it seems strange for us to be comparing two completely different brands at total opposite ends of the retail world. One is a global superpower and manufacturer of sleek, modern and expensive electrical devices; the other a provider of wood care products and DIY materials. One is quite clearly a lot more successful and profitable than the other with more global recognition than Ronseal could ever dream of. Ronseal is a UK based company with products primarily being sold on home turf; nevertheless their catchy slogan…
  • Web Design Trends For 2015!

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    It’s the third week in January; the festivities are well and truly over, the holiday blues are fading and we can take a sober moment to reflect on the 12 months we have just left behind. What a year it’s been; from Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp to Kim Kardashian breaking the internet – we’ve had it all! The last 12 months has also thrown up some interesting and ground-breaking developments in the world of web design. As we enter the year 2015, web designers across the globe lick their lips in anticipation of what we can now expect to see in the next 12 months. In this article…
  • The Future For SEO

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Since the dawn of the Internet, search engines have been the only way to efficiently search for the information you require. Almost no users remember the URL of all but their favourite websites, and most will remember key search terms (which are much more intuitive to discover and remember), and attempt to use these through search engines in order to quickly locate their most commonly used resources. Around 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results, so allowing your page to appear high in the rankings is obviously key to directing high volumes of traffic towards your…
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    Beats Music Now

  • Led Zeppelin On Beats Music

    dangellert
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Led Zeppelin catalogue now available on many streaming services incl. @Spotify, @Rdio, @Deezer, @Rhapsody, @GooglePlay, @TIDALHiFi & more. — Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) February 24, 2015 … and Beats Music. For those who care, Led Zeppelin now has most of their albums streaming on Beats Music. About a year ago, Spotify announced they were streaming the Led Zeppelin catalog. Spotify had an exclusive… up until now. With the release of the remastered 40th year anniversary version of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin opted to allow most streaming services to carry their catalog…
  • Apple Hires DJ Zane Lowe

    dangellert
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    DJ Zane Lowe has announced his new employer will be Apple. He will be leaving the BBC Radio 1 after 12 years of nurturing his radio show to be a loud enthusiastic romp through new music discovery. His candid interviews of some of the biggest names in music are top-shelf also. Neither Apple nor Lowe have said what his position will be. The speculation that Apple is seeking big talent in the music-influencer category is an obvious one. As we’re waiting to see what Beats Music becomes, adding Lowe to their arsenal of curators is nothing short of a victory. Hiring Lowe may be an indication…
  • The Future Of Beats Music – Rumored

    dangellert
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hard  facts are still elusive, but the first sign of Apple’s future streaming service comes from 9 To 5 Mac citing “multiple sources within Apple and the music industry.” Here are the rumors: The standalone Beats Music apps, logo, and brand will disappear and be integrated into Apple’s, still unnamed, streaming service. The new service will be based on Beats Music technologies but the interface design will be all Apple. Apple will “deeply integrate” Beats into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV. An Android app will be available, but no Windows Phone version. Web…
  • Apple Patent Issued For Sharing Media

    dangellert
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Apple was awarded a patent for sharing music and videos that, in the most basic sense, allows a purchaser to share their digital file while enabling Apple the ability to monetize and possibly track the shared file. Apple patents technology inventions often, but that does not guarantee it will show up in a product any time soon. This particular patent may lend itself to marrying an iTunes download with legitimately sharing it with someone else. But it also describes a two-tier pricing structure. The first tier for a download while the second tier for use without downloading (which may also…
  • Private Lunch With Ian Rogers via Charity Buzz

    dangellert
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Ian Rogers is auctioning off a private lunch to raise money for The Pablove Foundation through Charity Buzz. The highest bidder can choose Los Angeles or Cupertino with a starting bid of $600. The lunch is estimated to be a $3000 value. Other Apple executives have offered gatherings to raise money for charities, most notably Eddie Cue and CEO Tim Cook. Cook raised over $600,000 and $300,000 on his first two fundraisers. The Pablove Foundation invests in pediatric cancer research, and through the arts, helps children living with cancer. Ian Rogers was CEO of Beats Music and since Apple…
 
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  • How to Choose Software to Meet Your Needs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    How to select the software to meet your needs - this time with the increasing demand and the amount of competition all are required to have a powerful tool and can be used as something that helps you in many ways.You can certainly find a variety of software available in the market. However, with the increasing number of software available in fact it may make you confused to select it.What should you do to find out the best and match you? Below are some tips for choosing the software to fit your needs at a price that is saving:1.FeaturesIn the market, there are several software available at…
  • Optimizing AdSense with The Large Size Picture

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    There are many ways to optimize revenue from Adsense. Some may use the quick way, but it certainly had a greater risk. If you do that, you should consider the impact that you will get it later.To get a good idea you need the user group, or link wheel. In addition, other matrix is also needed to support it. For example, how many times your page appear in some time and also how much of which is derived from the many visitors every time, it is to figure out whether you are using an effective manner or not.Once you have set up the user in a group, then make sure to convey this information…
  • Advertise on Facebook? What Should?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    During this time you may see and plenty to read articles that say that advertising on Facebook is a great way to market your products online. It was true, but there is one thing you should know about the ad through Facebook.Facts about advertising on Facebook, we can first free ad on Facebook but the range is not too large, and secondly we can ad on Facebook with to pay amount of money to them, and it is guaranteed to expand your advertising reach. But that part of the problem is we have to pay some money in a certain time as long as we still want to remain in promoting advertisements by…
  • Tips for Choosing and Using Registry Cleaner

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Are you having problems with your PC? If you have to use a PC long enough, sooner or later you will run into problems. One of the most common PC problems to do with the registry.The registry is an integral part of your operating system. This is where your computer keeps a record of installed programs, open certain files, and other details. To put it simply, your registry is your computer's private secretary. Without your secretary, you will be confused as to which key locker that is or how to find the address of a particular customer.When your PC is having problems registry, your computer can…
  • Secrets to Get $ 100,000 from Google AdSense

    Nurdin Budi M.
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    When we began to have health problems that make our work a real job, then the book should find a way to make money with ease. Although there are some many programs that can be done, then we can choose AdSense. Google has established a large company for many years, and we know whether there are people who would be a legitimate company to be able to pay us.Therefore, of course, we must find ways to build a website and make money on the internet. Perhaps we can imagine, is not easy to create a website for people who have never experienced. However, if we keep on trying to find a way, we can…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Transmedia in 2015

    Simon Staffans
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    I’ve been eagerly studying, creating, curating and producing in the transmedia vein for the past few years, ever since the cross-media me saw the light of transmedia storytelling in a conference room in Cardiff in the summer of 2010. I’ve taken part of all the different discussions on what transmedia really is and what it’s not, I had the privilege of attending the first Storyworld conference in San Fransisco (probably the best conference I’ve ever been at, in hindsight) and I’ve been blogging and interviewing about transmedia ever since. This, then, is a kind of a half-way check…
  • Laughter and lightness – an interview with Christy Dena

    Simon Staffans
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    This interview with Christy Dena was done for the publication One Year In Now Media Vol IV. Here it is, complete with embedded presentations of the projects mentioned. AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS won a number of awards in 2014, so this was probably a pretty neat year for you? What were the highlights?   Yes, there were some wonderful surprises this year. Some project highlights include AUTHENTIC winning the Interactive Media category at the 2014 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards; winning the Digital Narrative category at the 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards; and was Official Selection at the…
  • Exploring international interactive storytelling

    Simon Staffans
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    An interview with Ingrid Kopp, the director of digital initiatives at Tribeca. (The following interview was for the publication One Year In Now Media Vol IV. Here it is republished in full, complete with the projects mentioned embedded ) You’ve been all over the world in 2014 – what things excited you the most? What were eye-openers for you? I was on a bit of a mission to explore interactive storytelling more globally in 2014. I wanted to get more of a sense of how this work is developing internationally, and how funding mechanisms work in different regions. I think one of the things…
  • Transmedia – global and personal

    Simon Staffans
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A little less than a week ago I published the annual-wrap-up and looking-ahead-to-next-year publication “One Year In Now Media Vol IV“. From the start, four years ago, a central part of the publication has been the interviews with creative and intelligent people from different parts of the media field. This year was no exception, as people from all over the world, from Paris to the US, from Denmark to Singapore and Australia gave their look on the highlights of 2014 and the best to come in 2015. One interview this year went a bit deeper. Jeff Gomez of Starlightrunner Entertainment…
  • One Year In Now Media Vol IV

    Simon Staffans
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    It’s out! What is, you ask. Well, the annual curation of my blog posts, combined with interviews with a bunch of people smarter than I am, that’s what Find it as a free-to-download PDF on the Slideshare link below. And a massive thanks to all the participating creators and producers and all around intelligent and knowledgeable people from around the world that kindly agreed to participate – Ingrid Kopp, Montecarlo, Nick DeMartino, Ian Ginn, Rob Pratten, Christian Fonnesbech, Doro Martin, Marco Sparmberg, Christy Dena, Mayus Chavez, Siobhan O’Flynn, Angela Natividad and…
 
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    Bizarre Culture » Media

  • House of Cards: 10 questions hanging over from the last season

    Jordan Dean
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Politics is often known to be scandalous, however I never thought a drama related to politics could be so intense that it would leave me binging for hours on end as soon as the new season is finally released onto Netflix. The Netflix original series, House of Cards, is the only series in the last few years that has managed to grip me as much as Games of Throne and Breaking Bad. One of the main reasons for the shows success is the superb central performance from Kevin Spacey (two Oscars, one BAFTA, one Golden Globe) who winds back the years with his brutal depiction of Frank Underwood, a…
  • 6 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity

    Bizarre Culture
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Google’s Chrome browser is packed with thousands of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. Here are the 6 must have Google Chrome extensions for boosting your productivity: AdBlock Adblock is one of the most popular Google Chrome extensions, with over 15 million users. The extension removes the annoyance of banner advertisements from your web experience. If you don’t use Chrome, AdBlock also works with Safari, Opera and Firefox. Pocket Pocket, previously known as “Read It Later,” is used by over 12 million people to save articles, videos and any other goodies you…
  • Film Review: The Interview

    Bizarre Culture
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    This will be a short review, since The Interview has already taken more internet space than it deserves. James Franco and Seth Rogen team up again after creating two successful movies: last year’s This Is The End, and Pineapple Express (2008). It’s safe to say that The Interview is an unsubtle, painful and shallow attempt at satirical comedy – a collapsed self-parody.  James Franco plays a talk show host, Dave Skylark, who presents a celebrity gossip show priding itself on revealing the insipid secrets of the Hollywood elite, including revealing Nicki Minaj’s…
  • Top 10 Films of 2014

    Jordan Dean
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    2014 has been a great year for film, rewarding cinephiles with more memorable cinematic experiences than they have been treated to in a good few years. This year has seen seasoned filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Jonathon Glazer produce some of their best work, while some of the years’ most impressive releases have come from exciting new directors such as Dan Gilroy and Jennifer Kent. We’ve also witnessed an exciting change from the high-budget end of the cinematic spectrum. As we’ve come to understand, blockbuster selections aren’t usually spectacular works or even original to boot.
  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
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  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : February 20, 2015

    Elliott Antal
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip February 20, 2015 “Step right up. You could get speedy broadband for $70 a month.” Sound too good to be true? Well the fine print says that you cannot opt out of web browsing tracking. Introducing GigaPower, the speedy broadband service from AT&T. You can get this service for $70, but if you opt out of being tracked then the price rises to $99 a month. According to AT&T the two pricing tiers “make it possible for customers to receive more relevant offers and advertising based on their browsing activity.” It follows the…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : February 06, 2015

    Elliott Antal
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip February 6, 2015 First we were told to shake it like a polaroid picture, then came the Shake Weight, and now the latest fad to incorporate shaking something is the Torque 2.0 app for Android phones. According to Search Engine Watch, “One of the most notable updates is the addition of a “shake and search” feature for Bing search – all the user needs to do is shake their phone and then say their inquiry.” I’m hoping Bing starts to provide wrist straps (think Wii) with every Android purchased, or at least until this…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : October 10, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip October 10, 2014 Congrats! You spend days working on a search strategy, hours working on the perfect ad copy, and more hours selecting the right keywords…then a potential customer spends a mere 1.17 seconds breezing over your campaign. Mediative released a new study outlining the changes in SERP’s over time and the user behaviors that accompanied it, part of the study mentioned the average time that a user spends scanning each listing in the SERP – 1.17 seconds. The short amount of time doesn’t surprise me, especially with…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : September 26, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip September 26, 2014 Tell me if you’ve heard this one before…two guys walk into a bar. Well that’s how the joke used to go, if Budweiser and AKQA are successful then the joke could become…one guy walks into a bar and his buddy across the country already bought him a beer. Budweiser launched a social commerce program on Facebook called Buds for Buds. The idea is that you can buy your friend a Budweiser beer through Facebook. According to AdWeek, “Buds for Buds is aimed at celebrating special occasions and uses credit card…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : August 15, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip August 15, 2014 Like your buddy who has been dating his girlfriend for 10 years before proposing, digital marketing professionals exclaimed “It’s about time” when Google launched their official Google Analytics mobile app. There have been many third party mobile apps that have used the Google Analytics API, but each had their own shortcomings. The fact that Google included their Real-Time analytics in this app means marketers have one less excuse as to why they didn’t notice a fluctuation in data at the drop of a hat. Happy…
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    Online Digital Magazine Publishing Software | Subscriptions for Magazines

  • Digital Publishing And Digital Magazine App

    21 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
    Digital Publishing And Digital Magazine AppDigital publishing has successfully turned out as a better alternative for traditional paper printed publishing. Now digital magazine apps are available to take the digital publishing industry to the next level. Technological enhancements transformed the landscape of a great deal of industries and the publishing industry is one of them. Digital or e-publishing has attained great eminence in a very short span of time and now it has digitized nearly every sector. Publishers and the business owners are greatly dependent on it to enhance their reach,…
  • Digital Magazines - Present Your Content in An Engaging Way

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    Best Magazine Apps for iPadDigital magazines are become famous because of the rich features and advantages which they possess. Also, they get huge popularity in a short period of time because of the amazing page turning software. If you want to experience the web technological developments which have taken the world by storm then try digital magazines that have been budded over the years. Keeping in view of the fact that the digital magazines are a product of digital publications you can expect all the features in a digital magazine for which digital publications are famous for. They are in…
  • Today’s Trends iPhone Magazines

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    Free Magazine Apps for iPhoneDigital magazines offer loads of advantages over the paper print magazines, so in this way you can say they are a cut above as compared to their paper counterparts. In this article we’ll find out the reasons behind virtual magazines success.Digital magazines are the best way to see the digital revolution. Further, like other digital publications such as the e-catalogs, e-newspapers, e-brochures, etc. digital magazines play a major role in presenting the content in a better and engaging way to the online visitors. Digital magazines provide greater interactivity…
  • Digital Magazines - A Future Investment

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Free Magazine Apps for iPadDigital magazines are slowly becoming a first choice for millions of people across the world. In this article we will discuss about them and find out the reasons why they are surpassing their paper counterparts.Digital media industry has been come out as a promising option of marketing and reading since the advent of it. It has been embraced by millions of people around the world for its ease, accessibility and benefits. Nowadays, the market of paper printed magazines are confronting serious decline since the world wide acceptance of digital media. Numerous major…
  • iPad Publishing Software 101

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    iPad Publishing SoftwareiPad Publishing Software has been augmenting its demand because of the craze of iPad throughout the world. By bringing your business on iPads you can have a wide reach and demographic. Keeping in view of the growing popularity of iPads in the market, iPad Publishing Software is now taking the world by storm. Without a doubt, iPads are a great piece of technology which is embraced by people from all walks of life.  Their resourcefulness in the methods in which we can utilize them is just being discovered. iPad Publishing Software is a fine example of how iPad…
 
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  • Living as a Student in London for under $1000 per month

    Evan
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    You’ve decided to leave Uncle Sam behind for the Queen, but you need to know how to save. London is expensive and there are plenty of loop-holes and tricks to make it affordable and, in some cases, really cheap. Below, I made a complete student guide on how to go to school and live in London for less than a $1,000 per month (dollars not pounds) London Tower Bridge – East London Travel Getting there: Plane flights and hotels are the cheapest in January – book using kayak.com – and fly on Wednesday or Tuesday. One way flights can go as low as $500 , $900 for return…
  • Sacramento Food & Nightlife for Millennials

    Evan
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
      Need to find a great food spot or brewery in Sacramento? Take a look at this list of eateries, breweries, bars, clubs, and late night munchies to satisfy your food & drink cravings: Dinner (Aka Before heading to the bars): Hook & Ladder – $$$: A high end, yet relaxing, downtown eatery with good drinks, pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Sit outside in the back on a large wooden circular table with friends. You’ll have a great time planning your next move on the night out. Jacks Urban Eats – $: Want a full gourmet meal without paying a lot for it? Get large meat…
  • Build a Website in an Hour

    Evan
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Follow these steps and you can build your website in an hour. Plus, You don’t need to know code to build a website. I think everyone should have one. If  you have $20, you can build it: Before You Start, here’s a quick break down of why you would want to build a site. BENEFITS: Get Noticed – Showcase your site to prospective employers or start your own business/blog Advertising Revenue from Google Adsense – Make money from advertising clicks. Some clicks can be more than $1 each! Share media/advice with friends Have Fun – get creative and express yourself!
  • Consolidating Your Social Media

    Evan
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:49 pm
    It’s hard to keep up with social media.  Even a social media expert may miss a friend’s post or event invite.  There are now social media tools that make posting and tracking social media easier. However, these tools may not solve all of our problems. Numerous changes to social media networks including the changes to APIs make it difficult for developers to make updates to applications. A program for multiple programs is not always the solution. But, for now it may be the best.  Problems with social media in 2014: Too many social networks – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,…
  • Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash

    Evan
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    It’s amazing how much cash is sitting around us. Almost everything has some value. It’s just a matter of knowing where and how to sell it. Books, Clothes, Furniture, Technology are just a couple easy things to sell. Plus, you may have some hobby or skill that may be valuable. Here’s a quick list of what to sell and concrete explanations of how to sell it: 1. Selling Used Books: I made over $300 dollars selling my college textbooks last year and I’m not even a science major. In fact, some of the books I bought used sold for more than what I paid for.  This option is…
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  • Evolution Of TV: Broadcasting And Monetization Models

    Dimitar Serafimov
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    We live in an ever changing world, where technological advances are changing the way that we live our lives: we learn differently, work differently, buy and sell differently, and communicate differently. And, of course, we now watch television differently as well. The evolution of TV is making it more accessible, more democratic, than ever before, and it’s opening up a wealth of new opportunities for both viewers and broadcasters. How Television Broadcasting Has Changed For Ever It’s hard to believe that the very first, grainy, television broadcast was made only 77 years ago, so…
  • Celebrating 3 years InPlayer – StreamUK partnership

    Marija Sarafimova
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Three years ago we started a great partnership with StreamUK and we are happy to celebrate this today and toast for the many years ahead. When we initially started talking with Duncan, the CEO at StreamUK, we aimed at one goal, and that is to make sure that by combining the InPlayer monetization and StreamUK hosting services, our clients will get a full, state-of-the-art end-to-end solution for their videos and live streams. So what started as a simple plugin integration ended in seamless and user friendly connection between the two platforms where the client is able to activate PPV model…
  • Why Net Neutrality Is So Important For Digital Content Producers

    Dimitar Serafimov
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    The internet is saved! Net neutrality has been the big topic on people’s lips in the lead up to the FCC ruling of February 26th, with politicians on  both sides of the divide debating whether enshrining net neutrality in federal law was good or bad for consumers and businesses. In a tight decision the new rules protecting net neutrality were adopted by three votes to two, but the fight may not be over yet. Let’s take a look at why net neutrality is so important for digital content producers. Net Neutrality And Digital Producers Digital content is becoming more important with…
  • Does Geography Matter In Music Streaming?

    Dimitar Serafimov
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    Wherever you are in the world, the technical developments of recent years have made the streaming of music far more common. In 2013 in excess of 18 billion songs were streamed in the US; an increase of 32% on the previous year (figures courtesy of Nielson Entertainment). In the UK 7.4 billion songs were streamed, which represented an increase of 50% on 2012 (figures courtesy of BPI). So it would seem that music streaming is only rising in popularity, but that hasn’t resulted in a corresponding increase in revenue. The exception to this is Scandinavia where the subscription music streaming…
  • Broadcasting In 4K: Who Can Do It And How To Do It

    Dimitar Serafimov
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Broadcasting consumers are growing more sophisticated and more demanding, and what they’re looking for above all else is quality. We’re not talking about the quality of the program itself, but of how the program is delivered. Modern consumers want a high quality picture with superb clarity. High Definition television was conceived to deliver this, but that’s now being left behind by the 4K revolution. That’s why so many broadcasters are wondering whether it’s time for them broadcast in 4K, and how best to do it. The Advantages Of 4K Broadcasting Put simply, 4K…
 
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  • How we’ve been eating bagels wrong this whole time [video]

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    Next time you bring in bagels for the office, don't forget the drill. The post How we’ve been eating bagels wrong this whole time [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video]

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Kiss sleep goodbye folks, thanks to this simulation of a large asteroid impact with our home planet, courtesy of the Discovery Channel. The post Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Space Invader takes a spin on ISS

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Many an hour was spent back in the day playing Space Invaders either at the arcade or hunched over the Atari, and we're betting it was one of those kids-turned-astronaut who snuck this mosaic onto the International Space Station. The post Space Invader takes a spin on ISS appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Coke bath when covered in Mentos [video]

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    We've all heard the explosive rumors about mixing Coke and Mentos, so, of course, someone decided to see what would happen if they took a bath in the mixture. The post Coke bath when covered in Mentos [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video]

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the phrase "muscle memory?" As it turns out, that's probably even more of a thing than you thought. Studies have shown the muscles actually remember their former strength, which can help explain why former athletes can gain more muscle more quickly. Learn more interesting body facts below. The post 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • This video has totally screwed up my brain

    jmke
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch. http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-cleve...-up-1689119445
  • Crysis 3, Doom 3 and more ported to Android, powered by NVIDIA

    Stefan Mileschin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    "Can it play Crysis?" is the question people are still asking after all these years, despite the vast majority of game hardware now being more than capable of running Crytek's gorgeous first-person shooter. It's how NVIDIA introduced Crysis 3 this we... http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/c...=rss_truncated
  • Shield: NVIDIA's gaming-focused Android TV set-top box

    Stefan Mileschin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:49 am
    Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA. What's Shield? It's the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans a bizarre handheld game console, a powerful gaming tablet, and now an Android TV-powered set-top box. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled... http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/s...=rss_truncated
  • $50 Steam Link streams PC games anywhere within your house

    Stefan Mileschin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:49 am
    Along with a slew of new Steam Machines, Source Engine 2 and VR news, Valve announced an interesting add-on for anyone interested in in-home streaming for their PC games: Steam Link. These $50 boxes (in the US, international pricing is TBD) will stre... http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/5...=rss_truncated
  • Valve's new, free game engine is 'Source 2'

    Stefan Mileschin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:48 am
    Half-Life 2. Counterstrike: Source. Team Fortress 2. Left 4 Dead. Portal. Besides being developed by Valve, what else do those games share? They all run on the company's Source Engine that's been used since the first two released 11 years ago. Well, ... http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/v...=rss_truncated
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    Rocks Digital

  • Guest Blogging to Build Your Network and Your Influence

    Patty Farmer
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have you been thinking about guest blogging, but you keep putting it on the back burner? Guest blogging is a powerful way to get your name out online and increase your authority. Benefits of Blogging on Your Website Adding content to your site for your readers Helps with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Opportunity to get picked up by article directories and gain exposure from their audience Now, just think for a second, those are the benefits of blogging on your website. Let’s explore the benefits of guest blogging and reaching someone else’s audience. Benefits of Guest Blogging on Other…
  • 5 Tips to Build A Company Brand Voice

    Laura Armbruster
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Many people talk about brand voice, tone and messaging, but when it comes down to it, they choose their own personal voice rather than seeking to develop a voice for the brand. This is very easy to do, and perfectly reasonable if as the leader of an organization it makes sense for you to be the voice. When was the last time you did a review of your content to determine how you are saying something? If you cannot remember, then it’s been too long! It’s Not What You Say – It’s How You Say It: Building A Brand Voice If you are building a company that you intend to “stand on it’s…
  • The 1.2.3s for Launching Your Facebook Ad Campaign

    Melanie Neal
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Are you looking for new ways to reach potential customers online? Are you ready to stop being afraid of Facebook Ad campaigns? These simple steps will get you up and running in no time, no matter how small your budget might be. Start with Your Facebook Business Page Make sure you have an official Facebook Business Page. Have plenty of content, nicely designed graphics and a professional look already on your page. If you haven’t already done so claim your official Facebook URL, which you can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/username Here is an example of a nicely designed page header and…
  • Understanding WordPress Pages and Posts: What’s the Difference

    Bernadette Coleman
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    When it comes to building a website for consumption, using WordPress pages and posts make perfect sense, but what is the difference between the two and which is better for SEO? When putting new content on your website you would put long term information on pages and short-term information in posts. We’ll dive more into the differences below. WordPress Pages and Posts for SEO Don’t stress out about whether you should fill your site with pages or posts. The truth is that search engines see pages and posts the same. They are a page on a website that has information on them. Period. What…
  • Biz Tip #1: How to Turn Your Rolodex into CASH $$$

    John Carroll
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of my pet peeves is the use of the Rolodex. In many cases it is not been used effectively as an important business tool. And now in the modern era, the Rolodex has been further reduced to little more than an electronic repository for business cards. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a Rolodex is a rotating file device used to share business contact information. However, to clarify for this article, I consider the Rolodex, business card file, CRM and other Contact lists to be synonymous. In the corporate world, I had to frequently listen to executives brag about their…
 
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    Vlog Nation

  • 8 Great Tips for Video Bloggers on YouTube

    Vlog Nation
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    If you’re just starting out in the video blogging world, you’re probably wondering how you can build an audience, get more views and likes, and build more support for your YouTube video blogs in general. Follow these eight tips for video bloggers to put yourself on the path to vlogging success! Find out everything you need to know about creating catchy titles, branding your YouTube channel and videos, and engaging with your audience to create an awesome channel. Great Video Titles Make a Big Difference First of all, you need to attract some attention for your video blogs. Now, you may be…
  • How to Make a Vlog That’s Effective

    Vlog Nation
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 am
    According to YouTube’s statistics, the video sharing giant has over 1 billion individual users, and the site generates billions of views with people watching hundreds of millions of hours of video every single day. With so many people watching, you have some pretty amazing opportunities to create and maintain a YouTube channel with an awesome following. But, in order to do so, you have to create effective content on a consistent basis! Use these five vlogging tips and strategies to ensure that you keep uploading effective high-quality vlogs to your YouTube channel for long-term success!
  • 4 Tips for Beauty Vloggers When Reviewing Products

    Vlog Nation
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:28 am
    As a beauty vlogger, you have a lot of material available to you for really engaging and interesting YouTube videos. You can, of course, create tutorials to help your viewers get celebrity style on a short budget, and you can discuss the latest, greatest trends we’re seeing on the runway and on the street each season. You can also get a lot of great exposure and grow your audience substantially by posting useful and entertaining product reviews on YouTube. Reviewing products that are relevant to your YouTube viewers will set you up as a thought leader among beauty vloggers. It will show…
  • Great Ways for Vloggers to Interact with Their YouTube Audience

    Vlog Nation
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    When it comes to creating and maintaining a successful YouTube channel, audience interaction is absolutely crucial. Especially if you’re just getting started – but even if you’ve been vlogging for some time and already have a good following – you need to really build a relationship with your viewers and YouTube subscribers. Your vlog audience has the power to give your channel a big boost! Interacting with them increases audience engagement, views, likes, and subscriptions. Here are just a few of the ways you can get connected with your audience. Google Hangouts Google Hangouts and…
  • 5 Things That Every New YouTube Vlogger Should Know

    Vlog Nation
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    As you know, the growing world of vlogging is open to absolutely anyone, and we’ve put together an article based on 5 things that new vloggers on YouTube should know. Keep these things in mind as you begin your vlog journey!  There is no ‘competition’ Unlike retailers and companies that depend on people to spend money, there is no real competition when it comes to the world of vlogging. That is because anyone who watches your video can also watch another vlogger’s video – viewers can be fans of more than just one YouTube channel! You can take advantage of this community…
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    ukjoncollins blog

  • Debunking Branded Content Video Terminology

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    There are certain phrases that clients and co-workers ask me again and again for the meaning of. I thought I’d just pull up the most common ones I come across and list them here. Have I missed any? Are there any terms you have to keep explaining? Feel free to leave them in the comments section. A-Roll 1. Rushes containing the primary content, usually interviews. 2. A pre-packaged editorial edit that can be played out or uploaded directly to a website with out requiring any additional editing work. Includes graphics and titles. Depending on the content, this may or may not have music. B-Roll…
  • How to create a quick motion blur effect on titles in Premiere Pro

    2 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    One of my biggest gripes with creating graphics in Premiere Pro and animating them, is that there’s currently no way to add motion blur. Motion blur adds a subtle but professional feel to moving graphics, that don’t jar with the person watching them. Usually I’d whip over to After Effects, dynamically link a composition and let After Effects do the work. However, sometimes I’m just looking for a quick fix or co-working on a project with non-AE users. This trick only really works for reveals such as the bottom, solid layer of a lower-third title. Create a new title in the project and…
  • This is my first blog post...

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I endeavour to update this periodically. Hopefully once or twice a month. I'll try and keep these posts concise and to the point. Topics I plan to cover include mixing live-action with motion graphics, efficiently creating titles, tips on how to key green-screen with DSLRs, tools that help me amongst other words of wisdom. Any questions or comments I can be reached @ukjoncollins or hello@ukjoncollins.com.
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    NewsEpapers

  • The Sydney Morning Herald

    Sunil
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    The Sydney Morning Herald daily Newspaper Summary: The Sydney Morning Herald is a popular Australian regional newspaper Editions : Sydney Language : English Epaper URL : http://www.smh.com.au/ Country : Australia About the Newspaper It is owned and published by Fairfax Media, a global leader in the print media. It is the oldest newspaper in Australia, which has been published continuously. It has numerous attractive supplements to boost it’s readership such as The Guide, Good Living (Food), Real Estate, Money (Investment and Finance), Metro (Entertainment News), e.t.c. Along with…
  • The Saturday Paper

    Sunil
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    The Saturday Paper  Weekly Newspaper Summary:  It is a weekly newspaper from Melbourne,Australia. Editions : Melbourne Language : English Epaper URL : http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/ Country : Australia About the Newspaper It is owned and published by the Schwartz Publishing company, which is also the brain behind other leading publications namely “The Monthly”and the “Quarterly Essay”. Upon it’s launch, everyone was pretty confident that it will eventually gain momentum and be successful. It has also got several accolades from Media Commentators for…
  • Wangaratta Chronicle

    Sunil
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Wangaratta Chronicle daily Newspaper Owned By: NE Media Editions : Wangaratta Language : English Epaper URL : http://wangarattachronicle.com.au/ Country : Australia Summary It is an Australian regional newspaper published from Wangaratta, Victoria. It was launched on September 10, 1884, by George Maxwell and John Bowser. It was initially intended to compete with another regional daily named ‘Wangaratta and Benalla Despatch’ which was later merged as Wangaratta Chronicle Despatch. Later it was converted to a daily in 1958 and currently is published thrice a week. This newspaper…
  • Colac Herald

    Sunil
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Colac Herald Daily Newspaper Owned By: Gannon Newspapers Editions : Colac, Victoria Language : English Epaper URL : http://www.colacherald.com.au/ Country : Australia About the Newspaper It is one of the leading regional newspapers in Victoria, which was established in the year 1868.In fact, it absorbed another publication named ‘The Colac Obeserver’ which was launched in 1866. Coming to it’s content, It covers all the aspects at par considering the taste and preferences of the regional readers. Not to mention, It maintains high standards from news quality and management…
  • Corryong Courier

    Sunil
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Corryong Courier daily Newspaper Owned By:  H.H Parnaby and Albert Editions : Corryong, Victoria Language : English Epaper URL : http://corryongcourier.com.au/ Country : Australia Overview It is a regional newspaper of Victoria reaching the door steps of thousands of subscribers. The first edition was published back in 1894 and the paper has undergone several managerial changes through the years. Article quality and fast updates are two of the essential qualities that contributed to its growth. From 2011, it started publishing a digital edition as a part of ANDP project. This online digital…
 
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