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  • Join us to learn about SnapStream’s new Social TV features

    TV Monitoring Software, TV Recording and Search Technology | SnapStream's TV Searcher Blog
    Rachel Abbott
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A quick reminder, we’re hosting 3 webinars this week to give you a full tour of SnapStream’s new social TV features. For those who manage social media, you won’t want to miss learning how you can use SnapStream to easily share TV clips, screenshots and animated GIFs to Twitter and Facebook. Webinar: Boost Social TV Ratings with SnapStream Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST Sign up: Sign up here   Webinar: Share TV to Twitter and Facebook Date: Wednesday, November 19 Choose a time: Noon EST / 9 a.m. PST 3 p.m. EST /noon PST Sign up: Sign up here Sign…
  • The future for SEO

    This Is Common » Blog
    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…
  • 2014 Digital Magazine Media Fact Book Now Available; 174 Pages of Essential Digital Info

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2014 edition of Magazines Canada's Digital Magazine Media Fact Book is now available to download in both French and English.
  • The SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide

    Smells Like Infinite Sadness
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:25 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.SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide: A regular Smorgasbord of pop-culture gadgets and apparel.  Hello and welcome to the 2014 edition of the SLIS Holiday Geek Gift Guide. I’ve compiled a list of the must-have (or fun to have) pop culture gifts for nerds and geeks everywhere (be sure to check out list of best music […]The post The SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Top 10 tips for lead generating web design

    This Is Common » Blog
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    There is a constant struggle in marketing between trying to create the best possible product for your consumers, and using the appropriate marketing techniques to reach your customers with news of this product. No matter how good your product may be, if consumers aren’t aware of it, they won’t buy it. The field of web design is highly complex, and some users choose to simply display static information on their site for all to see. This approach is termed ‘flat’ web design, since it does not permit users to interact with the hosted content. Lead generating web design, the more modern…
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    TED Blog

  • Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals

    Kate Torgovnick May
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    No, Aunt Bertha will not pinch your cheeks. That’s because she is not actually a person. Aunt Bertha is a service, created by TED Fellow Erine Gray, that connects people in need of food, healthcare and housing with the wide variety of programs available in their area. This week, Aunt Bertha is aiming to connect as many people as possible with a free and hearty Thanksgiving meal. To do so, Aunt Bertha created a database of more than 1,000 places in the United States that are serving free meals—complete with turkey—over the course of this week. At, you’ll…
  • TED gets the SNL treatment, a 3-D printed exoskeleton, and a look at the meaning of ‘yep’ versus ‘yup’

    Kate Torgovnick May
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The members of the TED community have been very busy over the past two weeks. Below, news briefs on what a few have been up to. We’ll start with a few funny bits, and work our way down from there. Talks, courtesy of SNL. We were highly amused to see the sketch “DEF TED Talks Jam” on Saturday Night Live last weekend, featuring “ideas from downtown.” Check it out — but beware, it’s not quite safe for work. (Also, take a look at 11 of the funniest TED spoofs and what speakers can learn from them.) Net neutrality: a guide for dummies. John Hodgman — a smart, funny man —…
  • The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Biologist Jaap de Roode studies the Monarch butterfly’s ability to use medicinal plants. Jaap de Roode is a biologist who studies parasites and their hosts — particularly Monarch butterflies. At TEDYouth 2014, he spoke about Monarch butterflies, their self-medicating ingenuity — and what that ingenuity can help humans discover. Lubna Batool, an 11th-grade New Yorker, was fascinated. On site at TEDYouth, with a dozen monarch butterflies flapping about in a see-through mesh cylinder, Batool got to ask de Roode a few questions. One fun fact she learned: Monarch butterflies can live…
  • Meet the family that’s translated 2,000 talks

    Morton Bast
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Between the two of them, Tal and Ido Dekkers have translated 2,000 TED Talks into Hebrew. Photo: Courtesy of the Dekkers The Open Translation Project has a global family of over 18,000 volunteers. But for the Dekkers — living in Sde Warburg, Israel — the OTP family isn’t a figure of speech. They’ve made translating TED Talks into Hebrew a true family affair. Husband and wife Ido and Tal Dekkers have worked on more than 2,000 translations between them. Ido, the most prolific translator in the OTP program, has brought 1,800 talks into Hebrew and Tal has worked on 200. And while…
  • A TEDGlobal friendship, straight from the Amazon: Mark Plotkin and Tashka Yawanawá

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Mark Plotkin and Chief Tashka were pleased to share the stage at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson A few years ago, ethno-botanist Mark Plotkin injured his foot. A visit to a doctor at home had him feeling pain-free for a few months, but things changed when he headed to the Amazon rainforest for work. There, a local shaman noticed his limp and offered him a palm tree wrap along with a specially-brewed tea. Plotkin has now been pain-free for years, he says in his TED talk, “What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t.” This experience is just one that has…
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    digital media - Bing News

  • Digital learning revolution underway

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    We are in the midst of a digital revolution. Anyone with a suitable device and access to the internet has a vast range of information at their fingertips. At the same time mobile technology has opened up new channels of communication, through social media.
  • Digital media academy prepares students for media-savvy life

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Banks of computers line the tables, a sound booth stands in the corner, and posters from blockbusters cover the walls. This is where Joe Dockery teaches the digital media academy class and students learn about digital photography, video, and graphic design.
  • Campaign: APN Outdoor Broadcasts Live Sport Results From Digital Billboards

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Outdoor media provider APN Outdoor, has this week launched the Emirates Australian Open digital leaderboard campaign,across APN Outdoor’s digital billboard network. Posted by Michaela Piper The creative is displaying live results from the tournament ...
  • Mooreland Partners Expands European Digital Media and Internet Presence with Key Senior Hire

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    LONDON, Oct 29, 2014 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- - Seth Kundrot joins London office as Executive Director, bolstering Mooreland Partners' European senior banking digital media and Internet team LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mooreland ...
  • 8 Reasons Why Digital Advertising Works For Brands

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    while Procter & Gamble spends a third of its U.S. advertising budget on digital media. After my initial shock, I set myself to the task of providing definitive proof to my friend. I am summarizing the proof points herewith, to aid all those who find ...
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    Digital Media Law

  • It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unionsBad Medicine,' a segment from 'The Noir Series,' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting nurses. Credit: Turner Munch.Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping, a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV. You can buy “studio audience tickets” to see the show in person at the Schkapf Theatre or…
  • 'Citizenfour' Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Hong Kong has been ground zero this year in the fight for freedom, with students and Occupy leaders battling police for control of the streets in a desperate campaign to maintain the Chinese territory’s relative autonomy from erosion by the central Beijing government.But the city hosted much quieter freedom fighters a year earlier, not on the streets but in the confines of an international hotel room. When journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary film maker / journalist Laura Poitras responded to emails from an intelligence community member who identified himself at first only as…
  • An Actor's Cautionary Tale: Cancer Diagnosis and a Drawn-Out Battle Over Residuals

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Actors often complain about late residuals checks, although SAG-AFTRA has cut processing delays lately. But few stories compare to the battle waged by Alex Doe (a pseudonym), a voice actor who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and endured a 3-1/2-year residuals runaround from Warner Bros. and SAG-AFTRA that ultimately  threatened Doe's health insurance.(Residuals are royalties that are paid to actors, writers, directors and musicians when movies and TV shows are rerun or are released in other media such as DVD or the Internet. They're not small potatoes: residuals can amount to 40…
  • Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Kickstarter.The NudeAudio Super-M ($99, campaign ending on August 15) offers great sound in a package thin enough to slip in a back jeans pocket. During my recent visit to the company’s South of Market offices, a head-to-head comparison showed that the unit delivered deeper bass and higher volumes without loss of fidelity than the Jambox Mini and was more rugged.NudeAudio is the same company that offers the delightful Move S, Move M (which I reviewed last year) and Move L speakers and the Studio 5 Lightning Dock with…
  • How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Driverless cars are on the road now – Google’s fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving – and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the country (video). Google has predicted 2017 for first commercial availability, while Nissan and Mercedes say it will be 2020. The cars are highly complex systems whose sheer quantity of software surely exceeds the hundred million lines of source code in today’s non-autonomous vehicles. They weigh…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Douglas MacMillan has an article out in the Wall Street Journal today about the controversy surrounding Flickr selling prints of Creative Commons photos and not paying contributors for these images. It should be stressed that Flickr is only doing this on Creative Commons licensed photos where free commercial use is permitted by the license. If you license your photos Creative Commons Non-Commercial, this does not include you. In the article he quotes Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield: “Yahoo’s plan to sell the images appears “a little shortsighted,” said Flickr co-founder Stewart…
  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Ello

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Ello is the most exciting new social network to appear in years. It’s a vibrant place full of interesting thinkers and artists — I spend more time on Ello than any other network right now. Every day new and interesting people are signing up, plugging in and joining. Although Ello is a social network like many others, it is also unlike many others as well. Ello has it’s own way of organizing things and after spending a few months on the site I thought I’d share some best practices for getting the most out of Ello. 1. NSFW. As a community with a lot of artists as early…
  • Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, I have a Flickr t-shirt, I have a friendfeed t-shirt from back in the day. Twitter never gave me one, but that’s ok. The Ello one I bought for myself though. I like to think that this is some small way that I can help contribute towards the ad-free social experience that quickly has become my…
  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens — One of the Fastest Canon Primes You Can Buy

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It doesn’t get any more bokeh than f/1.2. The first thing you notice when you hold the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for the first time is how significant the weight of this lens is over the less expensive EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens or EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens(both also excellent 50mms lenses). You can feel the quality as you weigh it in your hand. A big, solid, piece of glass allows this super fast f/1.2L lens to get the shallowest depth of field possible. If you are going to be shooting in the darkest of environments, this is the lens for you. I use this lens a lot at night time parties or indoor…
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    Home Media Magazine

  • DisplaySearch: 4KTV Shipments to Hit 6.4M Units This Year

    Erik Gruenwedel
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Global shipments of Ultra-HD televisions capable of screening 4K-resolution content have reached 6.4 million units, according to new research. Although 4KTVs have been available for several years, shipments in 2014 have accelerated due to broader competition and more-accessible price points. Best Buy will offer a Samsung 4KTV for $900 on Black Friday — the first time a Samsung TV with Ultra-HD functionality is available under $1,000. Indeed, 4KTV shipments jumped more than 500% year-over-year in the third quarter to top 3 million units. China remains the focal point for 4KTV unit volume…
  • Parks: Streaming Devices Rate High as Christmas Gifts

    Erik Gruenwedel
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Like mining pans, shovels and blue jeans during the California gold rush, devices capable delivering video content from the Internet to the television are key to growing consumer adoption of subscription streaming. Parks Associates said average low retail prices for streaming players should make the devices popular items during the upcoming holiday shopping season. Parks’ analysis shows streaming sticks will account for a larger percentage of streaming media device sales in 2014 than they did in 2013. "In 2013, 46% of Google Chromecasts and 37% of streaming media players, such as…
  • '22 Jump Street' Split Puts 'Dragon 2' at No. 1

    Thomas K. Arnold
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 remained at the top of the national home video sales charts for the second consecutive week, but consumers actually bought more copies of Sony Pictures’ hit comedy 22 Jump Street, a new release. That’s because two versions of 22 Jump Street arrived in stores during the week that ended Nov. 23, and they were counted separately by Nielsen VideoScan, which tracks disc sales. The regular edition debuted at No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert overall disc sales chart, while a DVD-only bundle of the film paired with…
  • Netflix Dismisses Nielsen Tracking, Sues Former Executive

    Erik Gruenwedel
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Nielsen’s plan to begin tracking viewership data of subscription streaming services doesn’t register much concern from Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. Speaking Nov. 24 in Mexico, Hastings said Nielsen’s efforts, which for the first time would reveal actual viewership data on SVOD programing, including original shows, wouldn’t track viewing on portable devices. Nielsen said it is working to fix this loophole before launch of the tracking service in 2015. "It's not very relevant. There's so much viewing that happens on a mobile phone or an iPad…
  • Easing Into Black Friday

    John Latchem
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Most retailers focused less on the new releases of Nov. 25 and more on kickstarting this year's Black Friday deals. Target, for example, used its weekly circular to tout $5 holiday movie DVDs, and some stores had many DVD displays set up throughout the venue, not just in the electronics section, with $5, $6, $7, $8 and $13 titles. For new or upcoming home videos, Target offered a $5 gift card and mail-order delivery of the eventual The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Blu-ray with preorders at The film hit theaters the weekend before. Best Buy promoted up to…
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    TV Monitoring Software, TV Recording and Search Technology | SnapStream's TV Searcher Blog

  • Join us to learn about SnapStream’s new Social TV features

    Rachel Abbott
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A quick reminder, we’re hosting 3 webinars this week to give you a full tour of SnapStream’s new social TV features. For those who manage social media, you won’t want to miss learning how you can use SnapStream to easily share TV clips, screenshots and animated GIFs to Twitter and Facebook. Webinar: Boost Social TV Ratings with SnapStream Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST Sign up: Sign up here   Webinar: Share TV to Twitter and Facebook Date: Wednesday, November 19 Choose a time: Noon EST / 9 a.m. PST 3 p.m. EST /noon PST Sign up: Sign up here Sign…
  • SnapStream at CCW (Content and Communications World)

    Rachel Abbott
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Y’all, CCW (Content and Communications World) is happening this week. Watch out New York City, because SnapStream’s both exhibiting AND leading a conference session at CCW that you won’t want to miss. If you’ll be at the Javits Center November 12-13, here’s the rundown on where to find us: Attend Our Session Title: CBS Black Rock: Recording & Clipping TV with a “DVR on Steroids” Speakers: Heather Doyle, Director at CBS Black Rock Media David Hadley, Technical Director at CBS Black Rock Media Gayan Gunawardana, Sales Manager at SnapStream When:…
  • New SnapStream 6.4: Share TV Moments on Twitter and Facebook

    Jennifer Miller
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Social media + TV go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Don’t believe us? Check out this Twitter Media Blog detailing stats from the recent social media storm caused by the Syfy Network’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” The newly released SnapStream 6.4 makes it easy to engage with your fans/viewers through social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. It’s so quick to post images, TV clips and animated GIFs, because you can “do it yourself,” without help from video production or anyone else. SnapStream’s Tweets Tab: Tweets and TV, Side by Side…
  • Deep Thoughts and Reflections from SnapStream’s 2014 Summer Interns

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Meet SnapStream’s 2014 Summer Interns! We loved having these smart, young minds on our dev team this summer! Here’s a glimpse into what SnapStream’s interns experienced and learned: Evan Liu So much has happened this summer at SnapStream, it’s hard to recall all of it. The other interns and I arrived just as work on social media integration began. We were able to work with new technologies including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as learn new Web development techniques. Collectively, the interns were able to implement a bunch of cool new features that we are very…
  • Back to J-School at AEJMC 2014

    Rachel Abbott
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    It really feels like back-to-school season! SnapStream is excited to meet with Journalism and Mass Communication administrators and professors next week at the AEJMC 2014 annual conference. This year’s event is taking place up in Montreal, August 6-8, just in time before the school year begins. Did you know that SnapStream is a curricular centerpiece at many of the nation’s top Journalism Schools? Often compared to LexisNexis, but as a TV news database, SnapStream resides at such innovative institutions as Emerson College and the University of Pennsylvania. Here’s a…
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  • Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-4321)

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Created page with "{{Marvel Database:Character Template | Image = Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-4321) from Marvel Universe The End Vol 1 3.jpg | RealName = Dirk Garthwa…" New page {{Marvel Database:Character Template | Image = Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-4321) from Marvel Universe The End Vol 1 3.jpg | RealName = Dirk Garthwaite | CurrentAlias = Wrecker | Aliases = | Identity = | Alignment = Bad | Affiliation = {{M|Imperial Police Force (Earth-4321)|Imperial Police Force}}, {{M|Wrecking Crew (Earth-4321)|Wrecking Crew}} |…
  • Iron Man Armor Model 51

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    And I think this is all of the new info from Issue 2. ←Older revision Revision as of 20:57, November 26, 2014 Line 26: Line 26:   The Endo-Sym Armor is a full liquid smart-metal which hardens instantly on connection with the user’s body. Unlike another suit of similar abilities, the [[Iron Man Armor Model 38]], this suit is based off [[Symbiotes|symbiote]] biology, so it doesn’t rely on tech for the initial bonding process with its user, the start-up is completely psionic.{{r|Superior Iron Man Vol 1 1}} Tony Stark’s DNA is also incorporated into the suit,…
  • Morlun (Earth-000)

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:28 pm
    ←Older revision Revision as of 20:53, November 26, 2014 Line 98: Line 98:       | Notes = * After his deaths in [[Earth-616]] by Dex and Spider-Man, he developed a fear of it {{r|Spider-Man 2099 Vol 2 5}}   | Notes = * After his deaths in [[Earth-616]] by Dex and Spider-Man, he developed a fear of it {{r|Spider-Man 2099 Vol 2 5}} * It’s state in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 9 {{r|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 9}} that Morlun is Solus favorite son, by Verna and Deameos. * It’s stated in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 9 {{r|Amazing…
  • Adam Neramani (Earth-616)

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:28 pm
    ←Older revision Revision as of 20:52, November 26, 2014 Line 78: Line 78:       The intensity of the burn is variable: he is capable of producing merely a warming sensation, to incinerating a person within a matter of seconds.   The intensity of the burn is variable: he is capable of producing merely a warming sensation, to incinerating a person within a matter of seconds. [[File:1968063-adam_x.jpg|thumb|An example of Adam’s Electrokinetic Haemopyrokinesis]]   X-Treme can affect multiple targets with his power, the average intensity of which is…
  • Iron Man Armor Model 51

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:28 pm
    ←Older revision Revision as of 20:52, November 26, 2014 Line 24: Line 24:   [[File:Anthony Stark (Earth-616) from Superior Iron Man Vol 1 1 002.jpg|thumb|left|100px|Suit-up]]   [[File:Anthony Stark (Earth-616) from Superior Iron Man Vol 1 1 002.jpg|thumb|left|100px|Suit-up]]   ==Capabilities==   ==Capabilities== The Endo-Sym Armor is a full liquid smart-metal which hardens instantly on connection with the user’s body. Unlike another suit of similar abilities, the [[Iron Man Armor Model 38]], this suit is based off…
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  • Press Release: SubHub Announces Major Enhancements to its Platform For Creating and Managing Membership-Based Websites

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    SubHub, a leading provider of advanced membership website solutions, today announced a new version of its software-based platform, that makes it simpler and more profitable to create and manage membership-based services online. The fully mobile-ready system now includes MailChimp integration, enhanced PayPal integration, an updated media player, powerful editing capabilities and an expanded reporting and […] The post Press Release: SubHub Announces Major Enhancements to its Platform For Creating and Managing Membership-Based Websites appeared first on SubHub.
  • New Client Designs

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Some of our clients spent the quiet summer months working with our team on their new site designs. So we thought we would share these with you, to give you some inspiration for your membership website. And, as we have just launched our new mobile platform,  these sites are now fully responsive across all devices, […] The post New Client Designs appeared first on SubHub.
  • Disqus – Take control of your members comments

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    We often hear from site owners looking to improve site interaction and user comments.  Our preferred solution, Disqus, makes it easy for site admins to moderate and manage comments left by members and visitors. It’s easy to install within your SubHub site, once you have created your account with Disqus. The advanced comments feature will […] The post Disqus – Take control of your members comments appeared first on SubHub.
  • New Feature: Link your MailChimp Account with SubHub

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    As it’s Friday, and we like freebies, we are happy to announce our new integration with MailChimp – a leading email client. Our site owners will now be able to sync their MailChimp accounts with their SubHub site activities. This is a great improvement on the current email options available through the control panel. If you do not […] The post New Feature: Link your MailChimp Account with SubHub appeared first on SubHub.
  • Create the Perfect Homepage for Your Members

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Picture the scene; you’re invited to a friend’s for a housewarming party. Whilst fixing yourself a drink you bump into a guy you’ve never met before. He immediately launches into a long, protracted story about himself. There’s no direction to the information he’s telling you, he takes ages to get to the point and have […] The post Create the Perfect Homepage for Your Members appeared first on SubHub.
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    On the Media

  • On Ferguson

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A special edition of On the Media examining the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
  • Hijacked Narratives, Coates on Cosby, George Takei and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, and a conversation with George Takei.
  • The FBI Blackmails MLK, A Comet's Song, and Reviving Net Neutrality

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A newly released letter reveals the FBI's attempt to blackmail MLK to commit suicide. Plus, the song of the 67P comet. 
  • Midterm Myths, Emotional Algorithms, and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An unpacking of the post-midterm election myths, whether algorithms can intuit emotions, and 25 years after the Berlin Wall. 
  • Behind The Curtain

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The corrosive influence of money in politics post Citizens United, and the dark task of online content moderation.
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  • Cloud-Based Video Conferencing: A Flexible Approach to Face-to-Face Communication

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Cloud-based video conferencing has enabled companies to realize the full benefits of video: face-to-face contact, efficient knowledge transfers and a degree of personal interaction that's proven critical for businesses hoping to gain a competitive advantage. Find out how software-based desktop and mobile video conferencing can strengthen corporate agility, responsiveness and productivity.Request Free!
  • Real-World Options for Multipoint Videoconferencing

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) or at times referred to as video bridge or video bridging service is a device commonly used to bridge videoconferencing connections, usually three (3) or more sessions initiated from terminals, gateways or video endpoints. In this white paper, Wainhouse Research Analyst Ira M. Weinstein evaluates advantages and disadvantages for all MCU deployment models - traditional as well as emerging cloud-based MCU service options.Download this FREE white paper to understand key trends and how certain approaches are winning over others.Request Free!
  • How Will Mobility Change The Face Of Videoconferencing?

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    We've all heard the terms “BYOD” and “consumerization of IT” – these ideas are leading the charge as it relates to a mobile workforce. While it may be simple to understand the value of mobility, implementation doesn't come without challenges. With the growing number of heterogeneous platforms, interfaces, processes, and tools available, it can be a daunting task for both IT and users to find a single solution that works across the organization.Request Free!
  • Putting People Back in the Center by Putting Their Offices at Their Fingertips

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This growing mobile workforce expects to have the ability to work from anywhere at any time, using any mobile device. Whether your employees, business associates or customers are on the go, across the hall or across continents, having their office at their fingertips is key to your organization's productivity, engagement and success.Speakers:Laura Wolf, Business Unit Executive - North America Social, IBMBaan Slavens, Senior Product Manager, Social Software and Mobile, IBM Collaboration SolutionsFrank Gullo , Director of Digital and Mobile Strategy, Superior GroupRequest Free!
  • Riverbed and Microsoft Exchange 2013

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Microsoft® Exchange Server has become the corporate standard in email, calendaring, and workforce productivity. As a result, significant time and IT resources go into creating a robust, reliable, high-performance Exchange environment. IT departments regularly consider deploying additional exchange servers, moving servers to branch offices, and even adding more bandwidth in order to improve Exchange performance.Request Free!
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  • Why It Doesn’t Matter If Consumers Are Willing To Pay For Content

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    As long as the economics favor free distribution, consumers will favor products that they don’t have to pay for. That, for the most part, is the market reality today. Related posts: How Do You Get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    We tend to separate success and failure into two separate categories, but actually they are very much intertwined. Related posts: Broken Logic, Uncertainty and Emergence Top-down vs. Bottom-up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Disruption Can Be Beat: How A Small Radio Shop Found Itself At The Center Of The Internet Of Things

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Disruption can wreak havoc, but for those that are nimble and responsive to new market challenges it can also mean limitless opportunity. Related posts: How to Leverage Digital Technology for your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Future Of Money

    15 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Digital currency represents a decentralized form of money that is more secure, more fungible and more functional than anything we’ve seen before. Related posts: The Future of Retail The Reverse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Makes A Viral Hit?

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    We don’t need to tap into mysterious powers of influence to make an idea spread.  In reality, what’s essential is a good story and a density of social relationships. Related posts: 4 Reasons To Kill... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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…
  • Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay.

    Jared Hendler
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    How stupid is this? Led by Walmart’s payment technology consortium called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), CVS & Rite Aid decide to block ApplePay in order to protect the launch of their own QR code system. This will help no-one. NFC, a more widely used, more secure and already well established/well recognized system has been adopted by both Google (Google Wallet) & Apple (Apple Pay). Does anyone remember the VHS vs. Betamax video tape wars? The benefits of not needing a traditional wallet or having to carry your credit cards around are reason enough, but greater security is…
  • CBS thinks it can sell OTT like HBO. It can’t. Here’s why.

    Jared Hendler
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    CBS thinks that it can sell a direct OTT service like HBO or Neftlfix. They can’t. Here’s why… Fragmented Masterbrand  We know what we get with HBO. Do we know what CBS stands for? Do we even remember what shows are on the network? The dying broadcast model had them fill 24hrs a day with programming and the result was and still is full of ‘filler’. HBO, Showtime, Netflix and others born of the pay-per-view era share the on-demand experience we expect today. It is in their DNA. To survive, HBO developed exclusive on-demand programming & powerful brands strongly…
  • Is the key to Branded Content ROI purchase to access?

    Jared Hendler
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    There is no question that Brands are more interested in producing content than ever before. Just take a look at the trending search results against content marketing. Creating and producing great content is no joke. It takes serious commitment, experienced partners and money. That being said, Brands are perfectly positioned to deliver great content against the vertical niche that they serve. Think about it. Would you watch the next credible great outdoor adventure if it were brought to you by NBC or Patagonia? Brands have the data to deliver exactly what these niche audiences are looking for.
  • Why direct funding of entertainment will come from Brands.

    Jared Hendler
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Content Marketing via Branded Content may finally hit the mainstream as Marriot, the most unlikely of Brands, announced the global launch of its content marketing studio. Prior to this, Brands more connected to lifestyle and entertainment categories like Pepsi, Coke, RedBull and GoPro have been the ones to set the stage. Anheuser-Busch had a very unsuccessful ($15MM) attempt in 2006 with Bud.TV most likely due to both the age-gate requirements of the liquor industry in addition to the fact that streaming video back then was far from mainstream. was before its time. Provided the…
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  • Mobile Marketing Market Worth $15,287.4 Million by 2019

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    DALLAS, November 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research report "Mobile Marketing Market by Solutions (SMS, MMS, Push Notifications, Mobile Emails, QR Codes, Location-Based Marketing, In-App Messages), Industry (Retail, Travel & Logistics, Automotive, BFSI,...
  • Global Industrial Boiler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    LONDON, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial boilers are being widely deployed in diverse industries such as power generation, chemical, oil and gas, and food and beverage. On the basis of configuration, industrial boilers are mainly classified into two types, water tube boilers and...
  • Global Head-up Display Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    LONDON, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuously increasing military spending, increasing adoption in civil aircrafts and increasing demand from luxury car segment has driven the market for HUD in the global market. Declining pricing and growing demand for portable HUDs are also...
  • Global UPS Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    LONDON, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UPS (Urgent Power Supply) is a device used in residential, commercial and industrial sectors for providing an immediate electricity backup in case of a power breakdown. Despite witnessing decline in 2009, the UPS market has rebounded due to growing...
  • Global Pico Projector Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    LONDON, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pico projector, also referred to as pocket or handheld projector technology, is a compact, easy-to-use version of a traditional projector. In general, pico projectors are available as stand-alone modules for use across various end user segments....
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  • Facebook Introduces Privacy Basics Page

    Jessica Cherok
    27 Nov 7680 | 6:16 am
    Summary: Facebook finally released a helpful privacy tool. The new page, Privacy Basics, will actually help you understand privacy settings. The social media giant has long been criticized for its lackluster privacy safeguards. Historically, the controls have been difficult to find and cumbersome to understand. Even better, the new explanation is not simply limited to what your friends can see, it also includes what advertisers have the ability to see about you.
  • Facebook's Rooms Brings Back the Chatroom

    Jessica Cherok
    27 Nov 6198 | 6:14 am
    Summary: Miss the old chatroom style of the 1990s? If so, Facebook has just the feature for you. The launch of their new Rooms app brings back fond memories of message boards. Facebook is seeking to bring people together based off common likes and experiences. It’s not about chatting with people you already know. It’s about chatting with people who share the same interests.
  • Facebook for Work Coming Soon

    Jessica Cherok
    27 Nov 3987 | 6:16 am
    Summary: In yet another move to be the only place you visit online, Facebook has created a network for coworkers to collaborate. Facebook at Work allows users to share work documents and chat, but keeps the work-related network separate from your personal Facebook profile. Facebook at Work hopes to compete with similar services such as Google Drive and Microsoft’s Office.
  • Finding 'X' in the CRM Equation

    Jerry Northup
    27 Nov 3525 | 6:15 am
    Summary: When the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) first became reality more than 20 years ago, there were relatively few variables at work. The concept of building databases from point-of-sale interactions, phone inquiries, and word-of-mouth endorsements was something that simply added up.
  • #DudesGreetingDudes Takes Aim at Catcalling

    Jennifer Graber
    27 Nov 2642 | 6:15 am
    Summary: A couple of weeks ago director Rob Bliss collaborated with the Hollaback! group to release a special video piece. The video piece documented Shoshana Roberts’ walk through New York City. To document the trek through the city, Bliss walked in front of Roberts with a camera (hidden in a backpack). What the video piece revealed was quite interesting. The duration of Roberts’ walk was riddled with catcalls and sexually charged greetings. Some men even said Roberts should be more grateful for the attention. Naturally, the video went viral and the Internet went crazy…
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  • The ‘Freemium’ Model Is Brilliant, But It’s Ruining My Life

    Dave Smith
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    I have a confession to make: I have an embarrassing addiction to a freemium game. Three years ago, I downloaded "The Simpsons: Tapped Out." One of my favorite shows of all time is “The Simpsons,” and as a proud owner of a new iPhone 4S at the time, I wanted to own this game.  In the end, it ended up owning me. The gist of the game is that Homer Simpson caused the town of Springfield to blow up, and now you, the "Sky Finger," must recreate the town and bring back all its residents. You make money by collecting rent from buildings and making characters do various jobs, which all take…
  • 20 Incredibly Useful Free Apps From Microsoft

    Julie Bort
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft makes a whole lot of money selling software. But it also gives a lot of it away for free. Here's a collection of useful free Microsoft apps for all sorts of devices — not just Windows PCs, but also Macs, iPhones, and even Android devices. These apps will help you take photos, share them, give you access to your documents, notes, organize your travel and more.Photosynth lets you create 3D photographs Photosynth is a tool that lets you create a 3D photograph, known as a synth, which is a collection of overlapped photos. This is available for Windows Phone and iOS, or can be used on…
  • This 24 Year Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

    Eugene Kim
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Jessica Mah, the founder and CEO of Indinero, was only 11 years old when she started her first business. Having learned how to code in fifth grade, Mah built websites for people and got paid a few thousand dollars a month. That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a “cheaper version of Rackspace.” She had about four part time employees and generated six-figure revenues from it. Although she had sales, Mah struggled to deal…
  • Check Out The Cast of Star Wars VII During A Script Read-Through...

    Henry Blodget
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to be released. Those of you fearing that you will have to go to a movie theater to see it will be relieved to hear that it will also be released online. In the meantime, from TV Secrets (follow here), here's a fun picture of some of the cast during a script read-through. Note the cameo by R2D2 in the upper right. The actor who plays him was apparently unavailable.Join the conversation about this story »
  • Here Are Some Of The Crazy Things Best Buy Does To Prepare For Black Friday

    Jillian D'Onfro
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Black Friday no longer waits until Friday. This year, a handful of stores kick off their holiday sales on Thursday evening, including Best Buy, which will gets started at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  But the prep starts far before that. On Saturday morning, Best Buy employees all around the country gathered before the store officially opened for a "dress rehearsal" for the big day, according to a fun profile of a store in Alexandria, Virginia, by The Washington Post's Sarah Halzack.    "If you do a Black Friday at Best Buy, believe me, you can do anything," the store's manager…
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  • Job Alert: RIT Assistant Professor Position in Photojournalism Program

    Cortney Cleveland
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photojournalism program. This is a tenure track position. Application review begins December 1st, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate photojournalism courses in interactive multimedia design with strong photojournalistic and visual narrative skills. Ideal candidates will be dedicated to scholarship and service, including student…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Selecting Clips in Premiere Pro Without a Mouse

    Eric Maierson
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Last week, a friend asked if there was a way in Premiere Pro to select more than one track at a time using only the keyboard. The answer is yes. The keyboard shortcut D will select all clips under the playhead, so long as the respective tracks are highlighted. In the example below, you’ll see that Video 3 is not highlighted, so when I press D, clips on…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Adjusting Output Volume in Premiere Pro

    Eric Maierson
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Let’s say you’ve mixed your audio and for whatever reason it’s consistently a little too low or a bit hot. Sure, you could return to your timeline and remix again, but that’s time consuming. Premiere Pro 2014 offers a quick and elegant solution. First, open the Audio Track Mixer. (Note that this is different from the Audio Clip Mixer.) Open the…
  • Remembering Our Veterans: Stories of Service

    Cortney Cleveland
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    We are proud to document the stories of the men and women who risk their lives to serve and protect our country and the families that stand behind them. This Veteran’s Day, share their experiences and hear their voices through firsthand accounts. As the U.S. prepares for the final drawdown of soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm take an intimate look at two veterans as they struggle with the transition from war to home. An encore presentation of The War Comes Home will air on CNN today at 9 p.m. EST. To those who serve in the armed…
  • MediaStorm Presents: “The Far End of the Road” for GAIA

    Cortney Cleveland
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) takes the medical breakthroughs of the developed world and brings them to The Far End of the Road where 1 out of 6 adults is HIV-positive and healthcare can be many hours away. GAIA is successful, in part, because its dedicated staff brings care to those who might otherwise go without. Training and deploying mobile clinics, village health workers, and nursing scholars, GAIA builds stronger, healthier communities that are leading the way towards an AIDS-free future. In The Far End of the Road, MediaStorm follows the story of two women working to create…
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  • Release 20141119

    Dan Gravell
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The big improvement in this release is support for the latest version of Mac OS X, 10.10, codenamed "Yosemite". Yosemite no longer automatically downloads Java which means, before this release, you would have to select an appropriate version of Java, download and install yourself before running bliss. To make this easier we now bundle a version of Java with bliss. The downside of bundling Java is that the bliss download is a lot bigger! But once you have installed you can use in-app update to get around having to download a new version of Java with each release. In addition... Not much in…
  • Why you shouldn't change music file names

    Dan Gravell
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I suppose it seems odd that the maker of a piece of software that changes music file names suggests: don't change music file names! But, a wise businessman once told me: fall in love with the problem, not your solution. So in that spirit, I think it's worth outlining why you should consider hard when wanting to change the folder and filenames that make up your music library. There's kind of a clue in bliss to the main reason... It comes down to this: the location of your music files is the mechanism by which most software and hardware identifies your music. Software and hardware don't have…
  • Yosemite issues

    Dan Gravell
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Just a heads up for Mac OS X users: turns out there's one big incompatibility between bliss and OS X Yosemite. As you may know, bliss depends on a Java runtime environment (JRE) being present on the computer bliss is installed on. In the Windows installer, we ship a JRE with bliss; it installs if one isn't already present. With OS X, we have always relied on using the Apple-provided JRE, and so haven't needed to package a JRE with the bliss download. As the OS X releases have come and gone, this reliance has been getting more and more shaky. OS X v10.7 (OS X Lion) removed the bundled JRE,…
  • Release 20141027

    Dan Gravell
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This week: a new release with support for Java 8, background work for filtering by compliance type, some UI fixes and fixing the different artist rules so they can work together! The most important improvement in this version is support for running under Java 8. bliss is a Java application which means the code that executes runs within something called the Java virtual machine. This "virtual machine" gets updated over time with bug fixes and other changes, a little like bliss. Again, like bliss, Java will update itself, and recently the latest major version update, Java 8, has been rolled…
  • File paths and case sensitivity

    Dan Gravell
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I was just saying the other day: the capitalisation of tags should really be ignored by music players, but often isn't. In theory you should be able to make mistakes in case sensitivity in your tags, and you shouldn't be affected by your mistakes. In these cases where music players are case sensitive, bliss can help you out. But there is a place where you should really consider capitalisation and understand the effects. That place is in folder and file names of music files. Why the special case? It's because changing music file paths is one of the most intrusive things you can do to your…
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  • The SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:25 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.SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide: A regular Smorgasbord of pop-culture gadgets and apparel.  Hello and welcome to the 2014 edition of the SLIS Holiday Geek Gift Guide. I’ve compiled a list of the must-have (or fun to have) pop culture gifts for nerds and geeks everywhere (be sure to check out list of best music […]The post The SLIS 2014 Holiday Geek Gift Guide appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 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.Check out our list of the best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets that make ideal presents for the pop-culture fanatic in your life. Welcome to the SLIS 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Blu-ray and DVD Edition! It’s time to look at the impressive list of deluxe film and television releases and box sets that will […]The post SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Monster Magnet ‘Milking the Stars’ Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 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.Monster Magnet ‘Milking the Stars’ Review: Dave Wyndorf has a blast retrofitting 2013′s ‘Last Patrol’ Milking the Stars is a “re-imagined” version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks. This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a re-mix record by the current definition. It’s more like Last Patrol in a “what if?” […]The post Monster Magnet ‘Milking the…
  • Sonny Vincent Talks New Punk Supergroup Album ‘Spiteful’

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 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.Sonny Vincent is a true punk-rock journeyman; from his 70′s NYC punk beginnings with the Testors through the ensuing decades, he’s put out high-energy rock and roll of the first order, from his solo work to his notable collaborations with other punk and art-rock icons. His latest project is Spite: a supergroup featuring Damned drummer Rat Scabies, […]The post Sonny Vincent Talks New Punk Supergroup Album…
  • Hear New Faith No More Song Motherf—-r

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:29 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 have just given fans a very happy hump day: the band have just released Motherfucker, the first single from their upcoming 2015 album (on singer Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, and the band’s recent imprint Reclamation Records)which was first available to stream via Rolling Stone. But now you can also listen to it below: A […]The post Hear New Faith No More Song Motherf—-r appeared first on…
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  • Thank You!

    Fred Jacobs
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    It’s that time of year again, as amazing as it seems. I know it’s cliché, but hey, where did the year go? So, as always a lot to be thankful for and we have an entire four-day weekend to think it through.  Here’s some of my thankfulness: For family, friends, clients, my staffs, the guys in Starbucks, and the end of the political advertising season. For all of you who supported and attended DASH. For those who we have honored in “Radio’s Most Innovative” – thanks for uplifting the industry. For True Detective, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and yes, How To Get Away With…
  • I’ve Seen The Future

    Paul Jacobs
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    One of the nice things about owning your own business is that you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your next job.  But after 3+ decades at Jacobs Media, we sure talk a lot about jobs, careers, and futures – especially when it comes to young people.  Recently, Paul Jacobs had an interesting encounter on the career front.  His guest posts are always popular, and today’s appears below. – FJ Remember board games?  I have fond memories of family vacations, pulling out “Monopoly,” “Risk,” and “Life” – all games designed to teach strategy and…
  • Emotional Rescue

    Fred Jacobs
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    What’s your move when you’re a legacy player in a highly crowded, competitive industry and the new kids on the block are in favor with young, desirable consumers? No, we’re not talking about radio.  Today’s post is about cosmetics.  And the old-line player is none other than Revlon, a brand that has been around as long as all of us, now struggling for relevance and resonance along the makeup aisle of your neighborhood drug store.  The New York Times reports this venerable company now ranks #10 on a list of 12 cosmetics brands. In that industry, the play is often to sign the…
  • Sweat The Small Stuff

    Fred Jacobs
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    This has been another amazing season for that NFL dynasty known as the New England Patriots.  After soundly defeating the Lions yesterday, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and company now sit at 9-2 on their way to another exciting round in the playoffs. So what could go wrong? The Patriots’ social media initiative, of course.  It seems like a week doesn’t go by without some mega brand screwing up royally in the social space.  Lori Lewis writes about these snafus regularly in All Access’ “Merge” column, but the degree to which brands that should know better somehow misjudge their…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Jim Fox and KKDO’s “Like/Dislike”

    Fred Jacobs
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    As long as there have been request lines piping the voices of listeners into radio station air studios, there have been PDs saying things like: “These people represent a small portion of the audience” OR “Just because a song is being requested a lot doesn’t mean it’s a hit” OR “Don’t get distracted by the phones.” And they were right.  Considering the sporadic nature of request lines and DJs only answering them periodically, there wasn’t much data that was truly useful in the evolution of the music playlist. So how do today’s music stations integrate ongoing audience…
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    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The words Malware, Virus and Adware are irritating and scary! I recommend you install a good antivirus program, make sure it also scans for malware and keep it updated for you mobile and desktop computers. Yes even mobile devices get infected. Ask your IT person at work what program they recommend.  But before you buy, use a search engine and search out reviews. These programs will come with a subscription to keep the virus/malware signature up to date. If the program is not up to date your program will not catch the latest infections. Schedule your antiviral software to scan the whole…
  • Too Much Spam? – Unroll

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Here is an innovative company – Great idea they give you a chance to clean up your email inbox by unsubscribing to all of the commercial email newsletters and lists with just a click.  Once you enroll, you can unsubscribe from lists with a click.  They only support, Yahoo and Gmail at the moment.  But lookout for this rising star of an idea to grow. If you use one of these mail service now. Give it a Whirl.  
  • The word is DRONE

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Drone for shooting video We know the military and Government has peeps running scared they are being spied on. Or worse being targeted by drones. But drones are so common.  Just go to your local mall. Retailers like Brookstone, Radio Shack, Sharper Image and even kiosks carry the flying toys.  But are they toys?  We know that companies like Coke, Google and Hollywood have used them commercially. Now the competition is heating up.  Facebook is hiring avionics, thermal and systems engineers now as they prepare their drone effort to connect people to the Internet and of course Facebook. I…
  • Creating Branding with photography

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    At Vividmix we create branding for our clients. We use different media in the process. Photography, video, sound and web design can be combined according to need and the clients target market, goal and budget. We have set up a custom view so you can see a sample of our branding photography. click here  

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    The headlines this weekend were full of enough security stories to raise the hair on the back of your neck: US Justice Department is using Cessna planes to scan cell phones of citizens. Apple downplays that fake apps can siphon off personal information. It’s unclear if Russia is hacking the White House. Home Depot hackers steal 53 million customer emails in addition to credit cards. Chinese hackers attack weather satellite feeds.   So how do you protect yourself on the Internet? You have to be vigilant and use the Internet defensively. According to a recent Google study, you are 36…
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  • Ustream recommends Cleeng pay-per-view, after shutting down own solution.

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    When Ustream decided to shut down their in-house pay-per-view services this summer, they were intensively looking for a replacement that could fit into their disruptive growth strategy. Not an easy task: currently this trusted platform powers more than 2 million live streams per month, and some of the biggest live ppv on the planet! We were really excited to hear that the Cleeng pay-per-view solution was chosen for all Ustream broadcasters. Some of the Ustream clients have already been selling their amazing pay-per-view events with Cleeng in the past months: Canadian Open Fastpitch…
  • 7 secrets of entrepreneurship to celebrate our new website!

    Gilles Domartini
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Nearly 4 years ago, when we first introduced Cleeng to the community who were monetizing online content, we wanted to become the “iTunes for everyone,” combining the e-commerce functionalities of iTunes, while making it extremely easy for any publisher to sell music, downloads, newspapers or videos. Our passion for e-commerce led us to build a robust platform, able to tackle the massive complexities associated with selling efficiently the digital content on a global basis: from taking orders to managing access, security, reporting, customer service and more. In 4 years,…
  • 5 reasons why SVOD has come-of-age

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
     Cord-cutting is slowly gaining the well-deserved status of a revolution. According to Experian Marketing Services, “approximately 7.6 million U.S. homes in 2014 (up from 5.1 million homes in 2010)  – or a total of 100 million cable subscribers – left the cable bundles behind”. It’s difficult to disagree with Mashable when they sum up this exodus by noting that the cord cutters “just had their best week ever” Gartner’s research predicts that spending on SVOD services is about to grow 28.1% in 2014 in North America and 18.2% in 2015 in Western…
  • Fabuloso! Cleeng goes Spanish – sell now also to your Spanish speaking fans!

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Spanish is the most popular second language, spoken by millions of native speakers worldwide. More and more talented Publishers, living and creating great video content in Spanish, choose Cleeng. This is why we decided it’s highest time Cleeng goes Spanish for their customers! Fantastico! The translation is based on a customer’s browser – if their browser works by default in Spanish language, they will see all purchase screens and also all emails we send out (such as receipt, subscription cancellation; credit card update reminder and more) in Spanish. —– Español es el…
  • Launch: mobile payments now also in Turkey thanks to Cleeng!

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
     For all of you who want to tap into the 35M internet user base in Turkey – we’ve just introduced mobile payments for online content! We’re pioneers in every sense of the word, as no other SaaS brand has done that in Turkey before us. Convenience First of all we give your customers a very easy and comfy payment method, on-the-go! When customers come to your website to pay for a single video, live event ticket or a subscription, they don’t need to pull out their credit cards and can be billed directly onto their mobile numbers instead. Thanks to a direct cooperation…
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    Stryve Group

  • Stryve Group is hiring a Web Developer (Full-Time)

    Stryve Group
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Are you a young web developer trying to make it in a world of Code Monkeys and Front-End Ninjas? We have a rapidly growing list of clients who are demanding beautiful websites, and we need someone to build them with us. What we bring to the table are sharp marketing and design minds, but what we need is someone who can bring in the technical expertise. Beyond being our web developer, we’re looking for someone who wants to step in as our technology lead. The successful candidate will work with us full-time at our Kitchener office and will be responsible for: Consulting on UI/UX choices…
  • Canadian Marketing Events: November 2014

    Sarah Rosenquist
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Now that your Hallowe’en costumes are stashed away and you’re emerging from the chocolate-and-candy coma, it’s time to turn your attention to the excellent Canadian marketing events that November has to offer! Audience Intelligence Conference Date: November 4th Location: Toronto, ON Learn how media publishers and other digital properties are leveraging – and monetizing – first party subscriber data by creating new opportunities for ad buyers to serve their ads up with more precision. meshmarketing Conference Date: November 6th Location: Toronto, ON If you want to connect…
  • Stryve Group Spearheads Waterloo Mayor-Elect’s Social Media

    Stryve Group
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Stryve Group would like to congratulate Dave Jaworsky on being elected the new Mayor of Waterloo. “It was a honour and privilege to have worked on the Dave Jaworsky campaign. It was the first time Stryve Group had been involved in an election campaign and we learned a lot from being a part of the campaign’s communications team” noted Sourov De, Managing Partner of Stryve Group. Stryve managed the social media and digital aspect of the Dave Jaworsky Campaign which included developing a voter engagement strategy on social media, designing pay-per-click campaigns and managing…
  • Jian Ghomeshi’s Facebook Post: A Carefully Calculated Marketing Message

    Sourov De
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    On Sunday October 26th, CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi released a message via Facebook about his firing from the CBC. At the time, it appeared the message was genuinely written by him and was a sincere appeal to his fan base. However upon further examination of the message, it appears the message was most likely carefully crafted by Ghomeshi under the guidance of a public relations firm. Here are 5 indicators his message was carefully calculated and crafted under the guidance of a public relations firm: #1 – Timing of delivery There’s a saying in marketing and public relations,…
  • Blogging Checklist: Write Awesome Blogs & Get Them Found

    Chloe Jung
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    You are probably reading this because you know that quality content creation is a fundamental part of your company’s digital presence and overall success. You may also know that a lot of other people know that these days, and the net result is a whole lot of content “noise” (the bad stuff) degrading the “signal” (the good stuff). Understanding that fundamental difference and knowing you definitely don’t want to be part of the noise is half the battle. Next, it’s about choosing and writing about the right topic and then optimizing your post. Part 1: Choose the right…
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  • #GiveaBook: A Social Media Campaign from Penguin

    Rhea Thomas
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    On November 29, Penguin Random House is launching a social media campaign called #GiveaBook. The idea behind it is to get readers, authors, booksellers and publishers to participate and give books … for a good cause! Penguin will donate one book to Save the Children for every #GiveaBook hashtag used on Facebook or Twitter before [&hellip The post #GiveaBook: A Social Media Campaign from Penguin appeared first on wayvs.
  • Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today

    Rhea Thomas
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Facebook has been busy lately. Last week they announced that organic distribution of posts that are promotional in nature will be reduced. Today, they launched two new products: FB Techwire and Facebook Groups App. No big deal.   FB Techwire   FB Techwire (very similar to FB Newswire, which launched in April 2014), is powered [&hellip The post Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today appeared first on wayvs.
  • #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media

    Rhea Thomas
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    History is being made today, both on social media and off. We have never made contact with a comet, until now. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is sending a lander to the surface of Comet #67P to receive scientific information.  “We don’t know exactly what awaits us there,” says lander Project Manager Stephan Ulamec from the DLR. [&hellip The post #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
  • National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong?

    Rhea Thomas
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Some brands suck at social media. I’m not kidding. We’ve all seen them. These days a great social media presence can make or break you. Consumers are more likely to reach out and make that first contact through your Facebook or Twitter page, and if your brand is all broadcasting and no engagement or doesn’t [&hellip The post National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong? appeared first on wayvs.
  • Fall of the Wall on Social Media

    Rhea Thomas
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    One of the best things about the Internet, besides adorable kitten videos, is how it has managed to bring the world together at times to celebrate momentous occasions.  One of these such events was yesterday, where people around the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Social media was used [&hellip The post Fall of the Wall on Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
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    This Is Common » Blog

  • The future for SEO

    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…
  • Top 10 tips for lead generating web design

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    There is a constant struggle in marketing between trying to create the best possible product for your consumers, and using the appropriate marketing techniques to reach your customers with news of this product. No matter how good your product may be, if consumers aren’t aware of it, they won’t buy it. The field of web design is highly complex, and some users choose to simply display static information on their site for all to see. This approach is termed ‘flat’ web design, since it does not permit users to interact with the hosted content. Lead generating web design, the more modern…
  • This Is Common helps Veloflo reach huge charity goal

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    Isn’t the Tour de France great! Everyone has well and truly caught the cycling bug! One person who has really caught this bug is our Head of Creative, James. Last month he took part in his second charity cycle challenge, which was called Veloflo (Velo-London-Florence). Upping his previous mileage, this cycle was a grueling 1,100 miles from the new Leadonhall building in the centre of London to the Ponte Santa Trinita Bridge in the centre of Florence, Italy, which all had to be completed in just 10 days. Like past challenges, the whole purpose of this challenge was to raise as much money as…
  • Social Media Predictions & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    8 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    In 2014 we’ve already seen some shifts and trends with social media, looking into the future we created an inforgraphic on what we think is next to come in social during 2014. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: This Is CommonThe post Social Media Predictions & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on This Is Common.
  • Why an impressive business card design is important

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    We have new business cards here at This Is Common and we are proud of them. So proud that we wanted to share them with the world on Twitter and Facebook – as you may have seen. We are not just proud of them because of their design or unique size but because of the nice happy faces we see when we pass them on. But why is this important and why does using impressive business cards correctly make a difference? According to experts, business cards can be traced back to the 15th Century in China when they were known as ‘visiting cards’. They were small cards passed on from one to another…
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    Beats Music Now

  • No Data Usage When Using 27 Music Services on T-Mobile

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    T-Mobile has added 14 more music streaming services to their Music Freedom program. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from selected services — all without using up any data. Now totaling 27 music streaming services, T-Mobile keeps expanding this partnership. Notable additions are Google Play Music, Soundcloud and Xbox Music. Beats Music is not part of the Music Freedom program, yet curiously Apple’s iTunes Radio is included… Below, all the Music Freedom choices: AccuRadio BlackPlanet Radio Digitally Imported Fit Radio Fresca Radio Google…
  • Music Streaming Snapshot

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Here is a snapshot of the machinations happening in the streaming music ecosystem: As todays most popular artist Taylor Swift professes that Spotify, the most popular streaming service, is an experiment and consequently takes all her music off – Sony is now re-evaluating its support for free (add supported) streaming services citing the Taylor Swift debacle as “bringing attention to the issue” – Meanwhile Spotify reports it turned its first profit in France and earlier this year did the same in the UK – What?? biggest pure music streaming service is showing…
  • Apple Leaks Plans For Beats Music

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Will pre-installing the Beats Music App on the next Apple iOS release catapult the streaming service into mass public consciousness? Today Apple leaked that as early as March of 2015, Beats Music will be bundled in their iOS. The Financial Times reported the news came from “people familiar with the situation.” A little leak like this only teases people and begs for more answers like: – What will it cost? Apple is said to be negotiating to lower the subscription price down to $4.99/month from the current price of $9.99. — Will iTunes Radio and Beats Music be integrated…
  • It’s All About The Car… with Music

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Both Beats Music and Spotify mentioned car initiatives (one overtly and one subtly) today. Ian Rogers tweeted pictures from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America – undoubtedly exploring the progress of getting Beats Music integrated with Mercedes-Benz: Our driver this morning is robotic. #mbcar @ Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc. — ian c rogers (@iancr) November 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Spotify announced a new partnership with Uber. When you get a car through the Uber app, you can choose music the car will be playing upon…
  • YouTube Music Key Arrives

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    YouTube’s long awaited music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, is officially in beta (by invitation only). YouTube is the largest free music service in the world, and now people will be able to pay for it — don’t miss the irony here! YouTube Music Key (beta) will offer: — Ad free music — Offline play for music and video — Background listening Consistent with how Google (the owner of YouTube) operates, the details are fuzzy and likely will evolve as Google learns from beta users. The irony here is that YouTube’s biggest demographic, 18 to 34…
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    27 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Star Wars Lawn OrnamentPicture from the articleFollow the link to ThinkGeek : Star Wars Lawn OrnamentOlde Book Pillow Holiday ClassicsPicture from the articleFollow the link to ThinkGeek : Olde Book Pillow Holiday ClassicsDo you want them all ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

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    Follow the link to Techcrunch : LE WAGON IS A FRENCH CODING BOOTCAMPWould you like to try it out ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

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  • How to Make Money with Facebook

    Nurdin Budi M.
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Facebook impact on the way people react to each other. The effect has been felt by the people in a higher level of communication, so communication between people not only through text, but also through photos, status, and links to web sites and widened a on other things.Nowadays, everyone knows that social networking can be used as land for the money. Facebook can be used as an online business, whether it be a good or a service. Facebook can also be used as a customer engine on the website and create a link in it.So how do I make money with Facebook is more detailed? The first trick…
  • Social Media for Marketing Web

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Social media is a great way to market and improve a website. We all know that social media is a communication tool that is widely used by the public to interact between friends or even strangers who are not one country with them.For people who want to have a website, especially the rise of web traffic they have to refresh the network with the various layers of the world community to work together to facilitate a good relationship.Share a variety of brands of products or services you are selling to them through social media, as this is the main reason you should do if you want to give them a…
  • Tips to Increase Blog Traffic with Targeted Trending News

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    You must have been well aware that content will help in improving blog traffic and this has also been done by many bloggers to build their blogs in order to be the best.Although sometimes a little insert a topic which is very controversial or strange to get the attention of readers of the blog.In addition to using tricks that have been common in the above, there are several ways to increase traffic to blog with easy, by using the trending topic or news that are much sought after and reported by others, are as follows:1. Creating a celebrity news Celebrity popularity has fairly high in…
  • Building Traffic with Social Media

    Nurdin Budi M.
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    So if you currently have a website and you are regularly providing content on a daily basis. Then you also have done various advertising programs and also has an ad on your website. So what else should you do to make the website better?If you are doing things above then this is the time you do one more step that really will make the website go up, build traffic, especially in high volume. This will not happen if you just keep quiet and do nothing and just wait in front of the computer or in a chair alone.Below are several ways to set up a website and increase traffic using social media:The…
  • Algorithms in Search Engines and Determinants Algorithm

    Nurdin Budi M.
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Why Search Engine Algorithms in Search Engines Important? For SEO experts, it may already be familiar and have become a common discussion, then what about those who are beginners and do not know more than them? Yes they sometimes mistranslated on an algorithm of search engines.This article will help you to explain about the algorithm and some of the terms commonly used by many SEO experts increase traffic to their blog or website.Every online business must understand and have the main tool that will be used to make the business accepted and get the best traffic on the internet. So what is an…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Taking The First Steps in Transmedia

    Simon Staffans
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    First, a full disclaimer. I’m writing this post not so much for you, dear reader, as I’m doing it for myself. Let me explain. As I’m increasingly working with people who have no or little experience of transmedia (or even cross media or any of the theories or practices behind multiplatform storytelling), I find myself explaining what it is, what it is not, why it is a Good Thing and what some examples would be… over and over again. I don’t mind this, since the people asking are most often either paying me or genuinely interested. But often I’ve been thinking that if I could just…
  • Three advice on pitching

    Simon Staffans
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I’ve been pitching things for over a decade – from ready-made shows to interactive concepts, from television formats to transmedia projects. I’ve pitched to all kinds of people; investors, buyers, jurys, collaborators, colleagues… you name it. Lately I’ve been asked to hold some pitching workshops for PhD students and researchers at the university I’m affiliated to (the Abo Akademi University here in Finland), looking at the task from a storytelling perspective. While preparing the workshops, I had reason to revisit some things I’d written and read about pitching, and pitching…
  • MIPJunior, MIPCOM and Transmedia Living Lab – a travel log

    Simon Staffans
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    I’ve spent some time traveling around Europe the past couple of weeks, attending first the bustling MIPJunior and MIPCOM on the Croisette in Cannes, then swiftly flying over to Madrid to speak at Fundacion Telefonica’s event Transmedia Living Lab. The MIPs were as overwhelming as always, especially trying to cram a full week’s worth of meetings into one day. MIPJunior – filled with new animated Star Wars series, the new launch of the Thunderbirds franchise and a host of other content – was especially interesting this time around. I am consulting – in a transmedia capacity – on…
  • Cross media the Adriatic way

    Simon Staffans
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Yup, that’s just about how nice it looks. Korcula, Sept 2014. I just spent the best part of eleven days in Croatia, four of which were dedicated to the Korcula Cross Media Lab, an initiative created to connect audiovisual people and people in the tourism industry with each other and with experts on everything from transmedia storytelling to SEO to TV production to augmented reality. It’s a great initiative, with a very worthy focus. The territory goes by the slogan ”The Mediterranean as it used to be”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Coming from Finland, a sparsely…
  • Combining for cross media – the Filmteractive Festival

    Simon Staffans
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Last year I attendend the Filmteractive Festival in Poland for the first time. It was an energetic event with a certain evangilizing feel to it. As cross media and transmedia is not yet as widespread in Eastern Europe as in other parts of the world, Filmteractive felt like it had an important role to play in the dissemination of examples, best practices and possibilities within the fields. This year the fourth Filmteractive Festival (24-25 September) is a combination of three different parts, the business oriented Conference, the Market for selling and buying innovative AV content and the…
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    » Media

  • 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…
  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • Film Review: Gone Girl

    Jordan Dean
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens Plot: After returning home on Valentine’s Day, Nick (Affleck) finds his wife Amy (Pike) missing; there is evidence of a struggle. Following a police investigation and flashbacks through Amy’s diary, Nick becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Review: David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thrilling best-selling novel of the same name. Gone Girl could have easily found its way…
  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Film Review: Belle

    Jordan Dean
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Director: Amma Asante Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson Plot: After her enslaved mother dies, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw) is taken by her father (Goode) to live with her aristocratic great uncle, the Lord Chief Justice (Wilkinson). Review: Amma Asante’s second directorial film tells the story of the illegitimate child of Royal Navy captain, John Lindsay, and an African woman named Maria Belle. The child named Dido Elizabeth Belle was brought up at Kenwood House by her great uncle Lord Mansfield. Lord Mansfield’s position as…
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    Mangled Media

  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – The Evil Within

    16 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Recoils first impressions of The Evil Within as he plays through Elizabeth Bathory levels of gore, in a world with a Hostel aesthetic to it, that is a clear attempt at bringing some shock factor to the game.
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 4

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Recoil continues to wander the world of Alien Isolation with one phrase in mind “Please don’t kill me!”
  • Trailer – Clown

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Eli Roth produced film Clown is finally going to get a release, in Italy. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is still no release date for the rest of the world, but we are sure it’s coming….eventually. Clown is about a loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer. So November 13th for the lucky people in Italy, the rest of us will have to make do with the trailer until it finally gets released in our part of the world.
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 3

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    The latest episode sees us arrive at the Sevastopol Comms Station and contact our ship the Torrens. We also discover that the local Synthetic Humanoids are not very friendly. Facebook – Twitter – Youtube –
  • 31 of 31 Halloween Films – Fright Night

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Charlie Brewster an average boy finds out that his neighbour is a vampire. He has doubts until Jerry Dandridge his vampire neighbour appears on his bedroom and threatens him to death. Nobody believes Charlie and after a series of events not only his life is in danger but also his girlfriend’s. Charlie finds in Peter Vincent, t.v.’s popular “Vampire Killer” character his only hope to save his girlfriend. Fright Night is a true classic of 80′s and vampire films. A clever story with a witty script, brilliantly acted and expertly shot. It has some nice suspense and…
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  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : November 21, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip for November 21, 2014 It’s that time of year again. The weather is turning colder, the smell of turkey is in the air, and the lines are already forming in front of major retailers in anticipation of amazing Black Friday deals. For digital marketers our “Black Friday” is actually “Cyber Monday” which is the Monday after Thanksgiving and accounts for one of the highest online sales periods of the holiday season. Mashable notes a survey that showed 51% of shoppers are more likely to shop online this year because of the bad…
  • 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…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : May 30, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    29 May 2014 | 6:22 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip May 30, 2014 Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy walks into a bar, he checks-in on Foursquare. It really wasn’t a funny joke and it really isn’t relevant for long now that Foursquare has announced it is getting rid of the check-in. They have split the check-in functionality into a new app called Swarm. Why would Foursquare get rid of it’s most popular feature, well it’s all in the name of advertising. This is “supposed to help Foursquare figure out the messy puzzle of generating ad revenue without…
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    Online Digital Magazine Publishing Software | Subscriptions for Magazines

  • New Publishing Apps for iPad Make iPad Publishing Easier than Ever

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    New Publishing Apps for iPadThe year 2010 marks a watershed year in the evolution of handheld digital devices and also a particular development which enormously increased the capacity of these devices. The reasons for  so include the arrival of the ultra slim Tablet and  development of the Apps.  The App stands for Application, a shortened computer program designed to do a particular task easily and quickly. The combination of these two developments would like to have lasting effects on many a things. First, the computers, hitherto restricted to board rooms, are now out into…
  • Best Magazine Apps for iPad Take Your Magazine to the Entire Apple World

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:39 am
    Best Magazine Apps for iPadNowadays, more number of magazines is available over the internet, than the printed editions. Also, these much easier to access from a various digital devices.  The publishing has changed completely in the recent past. First, it was restricted to PDFs circulating over the internet only, but soon after software is  discovered to publish interactive online editions over the internet, to be accessed by different, new age devices, from anywhere and everywhere. This new publishing better suited to magazines than anything else. It not only allowed to recover the…
  • Publish Magazines Online Easily With The Digital Magazine Apps

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    Digital Magazine AppsMagazines help us to understand ourselves and the surrounding better. They help us to see the intricacies of various developments taking place in and around the world.  From  carrying out the meaningful debates to  enabling us to form informed perspectives, and to understand the happening in their true sense is the responsibility of these. Of course they are some magazines which are focused only to cater the interests of certain groups only, and there are some others, which entertain a large section of the people. The latter includes the lifestyle, film and…
  • Publish Wonderful Digital Editions with the Best Publishing App

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    Best Publishing AppOnline publishing growing stupendously in the recent past. Books, magazines and many others are more easily available over the internet these days.  The whole of reading, whether it is academic or out of interest increasingly become online too. Of course, sharing of information and other means of knowledge is no more same too. The increased use of different digital media all over the globe and the penetration of the internet to the nook and corner of most parts of the world, are the main reasons behind the change in publishing and subsequent reading habits of…
  • Magazine Apps for iPad Would be the Right Way to Publish Attractive Digital Magazines to iPad

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Magazine Apps for iPadMost of the magazines have online editions, and some they have wound of the print versions to concentrate more on the internet editions.  In fact, there are more number  of magazines available over the net than in in the physical world. It’s a welcome change in the changed world, where different  digital media became an integral part of every one’s life. The online published magazines are popularly known  an EZines or the digital magazines.  The factors led this transformation include the evolution of computer devices into handheld tablet…
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  • Flipkart Partners with Condé Nast to Launch of ‘Flipkart Fashion Files’

    Bhavna Singh
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Flipkart has announced the launch of the ‘Flipkart Fashion Files’, a lifestyle content page curated by the Conde Nast Group to create quality fashion content for its customers.
  • Is Social Media Going to Kill Legacy Media Organisations?

    G V Chandola
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Social media is giving such a slaughter its best shot, although with much help from the legacy media honchos. However, with a population of approximately 1.27 billion and internet penetration of approximately 243 million (a mere 19.9%), the statistics in India beg the real question – Can social media kill legacy media organisations like print media and television?
  • VentureNursery Angels Invest in FindURClass

    Bhavna Singh
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    VentureNursery, an Indian angel-backed start-up accelerator has announced a seed investment by its angels in, a search and discovery platform that connects class seekers of extracurricular activities and hobbies to educators – to build a community that benefits both.
  • Rocket-Internet Backed African Online Retailer Jumia Raises USD 150M

    Sujata Sangwan
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Rocket-Internet backed Africa’s online shopping destination, Jumia has raised USD 150 million at valuation of USD 555 million.
  • Twitter Introduces Offer Coupons in Tweets; To Also Provide Tweet Analytics

    Bhavna Singh
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Twitter is introducing a new service called Twitter Offers, which will allow companies to share in-store and online deals/coupons and discounts right from a tweet.
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