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    Fred Jacobs
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Over the past several weeks, I’ve attended my share of industry conferences.  And if you ask me the most uttered eye-roll inducing phrase at many of these media and radio-related events, it sadly has to be “Content is king.” I’ve no doubt said it myself while delivering Techsurvey10 results, too. The reason that it’s become a cliché, of course, is that because it’s true. But just saying “Content is king” doesn’t mean you’re actually doing it.  And that’s where a lot of broadcasters may be only acknowledging the challenge rather than stepping up to meet it. …
  • First Kiss video increased sales by 13,000% and other stories

    Video Production & Marketing Blog | Mywebpresenters.com
    Neil Davidson
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    There are some stories about online video that are frankly mind-blowing. A single video can improve the fortunes of a business massively, by simultaneously raising awareness of their existence and creating a particular perception of the business amongst new and existing audiences. In this article I am going to share three such success stories with you and analyse what it was about these videos that brought such success. First Kiss Since the release of the First Kiss video, by WREN in March 2014, they have seen a phenomenal increase in traffic to their website. This, in turn, has meant an…
  • Talent Is Overrated

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    Greg
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Instead of looking to hire those who meet predetermined job specifications, we need to start developing people who can transcend them. Related posts: How to Win the War for Talent The Gospel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SnapStream 6.1 Delivers the Smartest TV Media Monitoring Software in the Industry

    TV Monitoring Software, TV Recording and Search Technology | SnapStream's TV Searcher Blog
    Jennifer Miller
    9 Dec 2013 | 12:22 pm
    SnapStream today announced the 6.1 release of its TV Monitoring and Search technology. The release features groundbreaking language intelligence delivering the most relevant TV search results, new TV playlists for sequenced playback of multiple pieces of content, expanded cloud sharing functionality, and enhancements to the Recording Manager for easier management of recording priorities. SnapStream also launched the new SnapStream ASI product line, which enables broadcasters to ingest and record the ASI format (Asynchronous Serial Interface). “The biggest news, without a doubt, is how…
  • How To Make Your Digital Business Succeed

    Digital Tonto
    Greg
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    The irony of digital business is that in order for it to succeed, organizations need to become not just more technological, but more human Related posts: Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Web to the Web... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    TED Blog

  • The Time 100 offers many TED connections

    tedstaff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Time has given its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year a twist again for 2014 – each person on the list was written about by someone who could just as easily have appeared on it themselves. Below, the many TED connections in this package, both honorees and writers, divided into the categories Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons. Titans Sheikha Al Mayassa (watch her TED Talk) makes the list for her work as a patron of the arts in Qatar Hillary Clinton (who spoke at TEDWomen in 2010) is honored in a piece by Malala Yousafzai (whose dad appeared at…
  • The misunderstood grizzly: A TED-Ed conversation on why brown bears deserve respect, not fear

    Jordan Reeves
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    In the 1800s, around 50,000 brown bears — or grizzlies — roamed much of the Western United States. Today, those bears can be seen in less than 2 percent of their former range. TED-Ed Educator David Laskin uses NASA satellites to track the shifting, interrelated patterns of today’s grizzlies and the plants they live among. In the lesson, “Tracking grizzly bears from space,” he shows how he uses data to help protect the threatened bears. TED-Ed invited him to speak to two other bear experts — naturalist wildlife guide Simyra Taback, who observes, studies and…
  • At a babysitting service, TED Talk Tuesday changes the way business is done

    Kate Torgovnick
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It’s TED Talk Tuesday time at Sitters Studio in midtown Manhattan. This weekly tradition is a vital part of the office culture. Photo: Ryan Lash It’s 1pm at Sitters Studio, and seven people are gathered around a table while Adora Svitak’s “What adults can learn from kids” plays on a whiteboard in front of them. Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kidsOn video, the then-12-year-old begins, “When was the last time you were called childish?” Nods around the table. “For kids like me, it happens every time we make irrational demands, exhibit irresponsible…
  • What makes a TED Fellow? Tom Rielly tells all

    Karen Eng
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Twice a year, we select 20 unconventional change-makers to join the TED Fellows program, a global network of innovators from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Last year’s TED Fellows class included an eye surgeon using low-cost mobile phone technology to make eye care more accessible across Kenya; photojournalists documenting conflicts in Palestine and Bosnia; a biological anthropologist researching cancer in ancient skeletal remains; a biomechatronics engineer making prosthetics more comfortable; a journalist investigating fragile post-9/11 civil liberties; an astrophysicist…
  • You found a planet!: Robert Simpson crowdsources scientific research and accelerates discovery at Zooniverse

    Karen Eng
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
      Scientific research is generating far more data than the average researcher can get through. Meanwhile, modern computing has yet to catch up with the superior discernment of the human eye. The solution? Enlist the help of citizen scientists. British astronomer and web developer Robert Simpson is part of the online platform Zooniverse, which lets more than one million volunteers from around the world lend a hand to a variety of projects — everything from mapping the Milky Way to hunting for exoplanets to counting elephants to identifying cancer cells — accelerating…
 
 
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    Digital Media Law

  • New Website -- jhandel.com

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    My new website is up at jhandel.com. It tells everything you always wanted to know (and more!) about my background and entertainment/technology law practice. Give it a look!Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audiobook. Visit my website (jhandel.com), follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook or LinkedIn. If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. 
  • Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the Copyright Office. While it will be a tough fight for the company, the case is so complex and the copyright and communications statutes so intricate that one advocate said the decision could end up as lopsided as 7-1 – in either direction.The only expert willing to offer a prediction, Akin Gump’s Pratik Shah, said “I think a majority of the Court will be skeptical…
  • Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    15 Jul 2013 | 11:01 am
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses.With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be a tough tribunal – and a fine that could be as high as all the money she’s made on the hit show in the last year, plus expulsion from the union.What’s more, she may have to face her accusers without an attorney present. The WGAE rules say that a member at a trial board “may be represented by a Current member in good standing,” but there’s no provision…
  • How Talent Loses if Aereo Wins

    24 Apr 2013 | 5:46 pm
    Follow the money and discover an unstated reason the Hollywood unions weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. Several weeks ago, Fox, PBS and several other companies were hit with a 2-1 federal court of appeals ruling rebuffing their attempt to shut down Aereo, a new service backed by Barry Diller. Last week, they filed a petition for a rehearing en banc, in which all thirteen judges of the New York based court would rehear the case and potentially reverse the ruling, resulting in the preliminary injunction that the networks seek while the matter goes to trial.Interestingly the…
  • New book - Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography

    1 Apr 2013 | 6:59 pm
    A must-have for academics, union staff and attorneys working in entertainment labor, ENTERTAINMENT LABOR: An Interdisciplinary Bibliographyis a 345 page annotated bibliography of over 1,500 books, articles, dissertations, legal cases and other resources dealing with entertainment unions and guilds and various other aspects of entertainment labor.The book is the product of hundreds of hours of research and of compilation of search results from almost twenty databases.Also included are: * Annotations (where necessary to explain the relevance of the book or article)* Capsule descriptions of…
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    Home Media Magazine

  • Samsung Kills Paid Apps

    Chris Tribbey
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Samsung Electronics will no longer host paid-for apps in its Samsung TV Apps Store, and will refund consumers who did pay for apps via Samsung Internet-connected HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players. Apps where consumers pay for a service — including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, M-Go, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Pandora and Spotify — will continue to be available to owners of Samsung products. Samsung said some paid-for apps will continue to be available to users, while for “applications that will be terminated, Samsung will provide a refund on request.”…
  • Shout! Factory Offers Video Time Machine App for Free

    Chris Tribbey
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Independent distributor Shout! Factory is making available a free version of its Video Time Machine iOS app, which offers videos from 15 decades covering TV, movies, sports, commercials, news and games. The full version of the app — which offers a multimedia experience featuring more than 25,000 videos — remains $2.99, via iTunes. Video Time Machine was once the No. 1 paid iPad App in the United States (unseating Angry Birds for the top spot), the No. 2 paid iPhone entertainment app in the United States, and the No. 1 paid entertainment app in more than 20 countries. Shout!
  • Watchwith Joins EIDR

    Chris Tribbey
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Cloud software company Watchwith, which works with app developers on sync-to-screen initiatives, has joined the nonprofit industry group Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), making Watchwith the first EIDR member that specializes in interactive video and second-screen experiences. EIDR is an industry-wide effort to tag every commercial digital video, helping group assets into one catalog, with the aim of streamlining digital delivery and simplifying commercial transactions. “Watchwith will dramatically broaden the range of applications and work flows where EIDR increases efficiencies and…
  • YouTube App Expands to all Roku Devices

    Chris Tribbey
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    After previously being available only on the Roku 3, YouTube is now available across all Roku devices, including the Roku LT, Roku 1 and 2, and the Roku Streaming Stick. Roku also announced that the TV Everywhere app Fox Now also is available across its devices. Fox Now offers catalogue episodes, clips, interviews and on-demand access to new episodes the day after they air. Fox Now for Roku is supported by Xfinity, Dish, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Optimum, Suddenlink, Mediacom and other pay-TV providers.
  • 'Frozen' Still Hot, Returns to Top of Disc Sales Charts

    John Latchem
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    A surge of Easter shopping elevated several family titles in the home video sales arena for the week ended April 20, with Disney’s megahit Frozen returning to the top spot for the fourth time in five weeks. The animated film topped Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for three consecutive weeks upon its debut a month ago before being displaced by Warner’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for a week. The top new release, Universal’s Ride Along,…
 
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    TV Monitoring Software, TV Recording and Search Technology | SnapStream's TV Searcher Blog

  • NAB 2014: Automate Your TV Workflows with SnapStream TV Search

    Rachel Abbott
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    On April 7-10, we’re off to Las Vegas to showcase the new, upcoming features of SnapStream’s automated TV monitoring and content repurposing technology at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters). This year, you can find us (exhibiting for our eighth time!) in South Upper Hall SU4321 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (Click image to enlarge.) Meet with us at NAB Here’s a glimpse of the new workflows and features we’re debuting at NAB 2014 and how they build on SnapStream’s successful enterprise platform: Record 100′s of channels 24/7 At the beginning…
  • End of the Line for Windows XP and What to Do Next with your SnapStream

    Rachel Abbott
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:08 am
    On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will be turning off support for Windows XP. If you currently have SnapStream hardware that runs on Windows XP, you are probably wondering what this change will mean for you. So, we’d like to take a moment to answer some of the questions you may have. If we haven’t addressed your specific concern, you can always contact SnapStream’s Technical Support Team, who’s happy to help! Can I Continue to Use SnapStream? Yes, you may continue to make use of your SnapStream indefinitely. However, please be aware that Microsoft will no longer provide…
  • New in 6.2! Clip-and-Share, YouTube Integration, Custom Media Tags and More

    Rachel Abbott
    26 Feb 2014 | 9:58 am
    New SnapStream 6.2 has arrived to streamline your everyday workflows that revolve around clipping, sharing and managing TV content. These are the bread-and-butter tasks that most users do pretty frequently. In the improvements below, you’ll see how we shaved off intermediary steps and linked things together, resulting in seamless workflows from start to finish. We designed these changes to help save you time and make monitoring TV more efficient and carefree in general. We hope that brings a smile to your face, because that’s our goal. One-Step Clip and Share Like a sharp machete,…
  • How the City of Austin allocated PEG Funds for SnapStream’s TV Monitoring Technology

    Rachel Abbott
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:24 am
    PEG Channels in the United States PEG Channels in the United States In your city or town, you have likely flipped to a public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel that broadcasts community events, town hall meetings, public service announcements and other local original programming. Did you know there are over 5,000 PEG channels operating nationwide? Every U.S. city has the right to collect a cable television franchise fee from the cable TV companies that serve its community. Thanks to the Cable Communications Act of 1984 (Section 622). These franchise fees, which are based on a…
  • SnapStream 6.1 Delivers the Smartest TV Media Monitoring Software in the Industry

    Jennifer Miller
    9 Dec 2013 | 12:22 pm
    SnapStream today announced the 6.1 release of its TV Monitoring and Search technology. The release features groundbreaking language intelligence delivering the most relevant TV search results, new TV playlists for sequenced playback of multiple pieces of content, expanded cloud sharing functionality, and enhancements to the Recording Manager for easier management of recording priorities. SnapStream also launched the new SnapStream ASI product line, which enables broadcasters to ingest and record the ASI format (Asynchronous Serial Interface). “The biggest news, without a doubt, is how…
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  • Alexander Sartorius (New Earth)

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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
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  • Adrian Chase (New Earth)

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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
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  • Human Movement Final: Proposal

    mschimmo
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    For digital media we must create a 1-2 minute video that relates to the movement of “Human Movement” In some way.  For mine I am not entirely sure what I want to do but I have a few ideas. For my first idea, I was thinking of shooting in normal video style and incorporating some effects. It will be a narrative that describes the daily motions one might go through but doesn’t pay much attention too. This can include motions that are embedded into the long term memory. What kind of motion could these be? A good way to explain it is when you’re driving to a place that…
  • Thea Queen (Arrow)

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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 14:21, April 24, 2014 Line 7: Line 7:   | Alignment = Good   | Alignment = Good   | Affiliation =   | Affiliation = | Relatives = [[Moira Queen (Arrow)|Moira Queen]] (mother)<br> [[Robert Queen (Arrow)|Robert Queen]] (step-father, deceased)<br>[[Walter Steele (Arrow)|Walter Steele]] (step-father, formerly)<br>[[Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow)|Malcolm Merlyn]] (biological father)<br>[[Oliver Queen (Arrow)|Oliver Queen]] (half-brother)<br>[[Thomas Merlyn…
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    SubHub

  • SubHub Client Profile: Eric Tyson

    Editor Ablegrad
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    Eric Tyson is the best-selling author of personal finance guides Let’s Get Real About Money and Personal Finance For Dummies (the first non-computer title in the ‘For Dummies’ series.) After working as a management consultant for a number of Fortune 500 firms, he started offering personal financial advice back in 1990. Since then, his work […] The post SubHub Client Profile: Eric Tyson appeared first on SubHub.
  • Expand your Engagement with Pinterest

    Jeanne
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Maintaining your social media presence is vital to engaging with and expanding your website’s audience. With so many different media options, keeping a presence on all can be daunting so selecting where to focus your efforts is important. Pinterest just might be that platform. Pinterest started primarily as a site of curated theme boards filled […] The post Expand your Engagement with Pinterest appeared first on SubHub.
  • SubHub Client Profile: BekahFit

    Editor Ablegrad
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    The fitness industry is booming, with jobs in the sector predicted to rise by more than 23% over the next decade. Easy access to 24-hour gyms and downloadable mobile apps have  contributed to this rise, along with the growing number of personal trainers. Step forward, Rebekah Morgan. Competing as a gymnast and dancer, Rebekah learned […] The post SubHub Client Profile: BekahFit appeared first on SubHub.
  • Take a Crack at Conversion with Crazy Egg

    Jeanne
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    For anyone owning a website business, the word “conversion” is one of the hottest topics. We all want as much insight as possible about our visitors with the aim to convert them to a subscriber or shopper. Many of us rely on Google Analytics to help analyse our visitor traffic. And yet, however much information […] The post Take a Crack at Conversion with Crazy Egg appeared first on SubHub.
  • SubHub Client Profile: Inside Beer

    Editor Ablegrad
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Worldwide, there are over 20,000 brands of beer, brewed in 180 different styles from ales and lagers to stouts and bitters. With so much variety, even the most eager connoisseur would be hard pressed to try them all, but this man might come close. Jeff Evans began writing about beer in the 1980s, putting years […] The post SubHub Client Profile: Inside Beer appeared first on SubHub.
 
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    YouTube: Entertainment

  • If Parents Knew What We Were Thinking

    ComedyShortsGamer
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    If Parents Knew What We Were Thinking Always thought that parents could read minds... Follow Me On Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComedyGamer ▻If you see this, put 'Parents' in the comments ▻Cheap + INSTANT COINS - http://www.thega... From: ComedyShortsGamer Views: 703255 32300 ratings Time: 01:06 More in Entertainment
  • Christmas Prank

    ComedyShortsGamer
    29 Dec 2013 | 10:20 am
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  • Awkward on Omegle

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    3 Dec 2013 | 10:09 am
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  • TAEYANG - RINGA LINGA (링가 링가) M/V

    BIGBANG
    9 Nov 2013 | 3:59 am
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  • TAEYANG - RINGA LINGA Dance Performance

    BIGBANG
    7 Nov 2013 | 6:59 am
    TAEYANG - RINGA LINGA Dance Performance "RINGA LINGA" available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RINGALINGA "RINGA LINGA" official Music Video : http://youtu.be/UJfZ69MSlvY More Information @ http://w... From: BIGBANG Views: 18637235 213702 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Music
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    On the Media

  • TLDR #22 - What Happens When You Tell The Whole Internet Your Password

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Or you can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter.
  • ROBOTS! (and artificial intelligence)

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A special theme hour - starring a computer competing against a comedian for laughs, the Army's recruitment chatbot, and Google crushing on robots. 
  • TLDR #21 - There Is No Such Thing As Silence

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Continuing our expose into the very hush-hush world of Silence, we look at an app that promises to deliver you four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. PJ talks to Larry Larson, who helped design the 4'33" app. Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Or you can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. Our favorite thing that we couldn't fit into this TLDR was this anecdote about John Cage and Merce Cunningham's relationship.
  • Attacking the Koch Brothers, Remembering Rwandan Genocide, and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A fond farewell to Stephen Colbert's character, remembering the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, and a report on the skin lightening industry.
  • TLDR #20 - Silence

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    A band called Vulfpeck has asked fans to stream an entire album of silence on Spotify while they sleep, so the band can use the royalties to tour without charging for their shows. So far, the scheme has worked. We talk to Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton about hustling as a musician on the internet. Thanks for listening! If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 
 
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  • SAN SSL

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • The Cost Advantages of Using a Hosted Unified Communications Service

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    A challenge for Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) is the cost of scaling their communications systems to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staffs. Upfront capital costs and the requirement for on-site staff to manage equipment and applications have fueled interest in hosted Unified Communications (UC) services, which allow smaller organizations to use a third-party provider's UC infrastructure in the cloud and enjoy the economies of scale of very large organizations.This paper offers a full Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) comparison between…
  • 640-722 - CCNA Wireless (IUWNE) - Special Edition Practice Exam Prep Software and Study Guide

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Cisco 640-722 Implementing Unified Wireless Network Essentials (IUWNE) exam is the exam associated with the CCNA Wireless certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs and associated technology. The CCNA Wireless 640-722 CramMaster contains over 360 questions to test your skills and knowledge in preparation for the exam. Also included are Exam Quality Simulations to test your endurance for the upcoming exam.The Cisco 640-722 - CCNA Wireless (IUWNE) covers the following recommended objective…
  • Cisco CCNA 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) - Special Edition Practice Exam Prep Software and Study Guide

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Cisco CCNA 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the CCENT certification and a tangible first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The Cisco CCNA 100-101 (ICND 1) CramMaster contains over 200 questions to test your skills and knowledge in preparation for the exam. Also included are Exam Quality Simulations to test your endurance for the upcoming exam. The Cisco CCNA…
  • 642-902 - ROUTE (CCNP) CramMaster - Special Edition Practice Exam Prep Software and Study Guide

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    Implementing Cisco IP Routing CramMaster ROUTE (CCNP) will prepare you to pass the Cisco 642-902 CCNP exam with more than 270 questions, multiple-choice answers and detailed explanations all designed to prepare you for success on test day. The CramMaster will ready you to pass this exam by providing you with questions built around the topics that will be covered on the exam including configuration of secure routing solutions and using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing secure Cisco ISR routers. The ROUTE 642-902 exam is a prerequisite exam for the CCNP®, CCIP®, and CCDP®…
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    Digital Tonto

  • Are You Using Data To Analyze The Past Or To Create A New Future?

    Greg
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:43 am
    History, even if properly construed, can blind us to important possibilities. After all, it is not the rhythms of the past that define us, but our dreams for the future. Related posts: 3 Big... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Talent Is Overrated

    Greg
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Instead of looking to hire those who meet predetermined job specifications, we need to start developing people who can transcend them. Related posts: How to Win the War for Talent The Gospel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Make Your Digital Business Succeed

    Greg
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    The irony of digital business is that in order for it to succeed, organizations need to become not just more technological, but more human Related posts: Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Web to the Web... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Atoms Are The New Bits

    Greg
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    The real problem with digital technology is that its impact hasn't spread far enough yet Related posts: The Future of Retail The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century Energy by Algorithm The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • If We Are Going To Compete For The Future, We Need To Do These 6 Things

    Greg
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Success used to be simple. If you did the right things, a decent life was nearly a sure thing. Yet today, technology is taking over and we need to adapt to new rules. Related posts: Energy by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Video Distribution: 10 Platforms and Strategies

    Luke Willoughby
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    Summary: More than ever before, video is an accessible and powerful method for communicating brand stories. Today's wide-ranging content goes far beyond the traditional push of :15 and :30 second ads, and now invites audiences to engage...
  • Moderators Censor on Reddit

    Jessica Cherok
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Summary: If there's one thing Reddit users hate, it's censorship. But that's exactly what happened to r/technology, and people are downright annoyed by it. r/technology has over five million users, and had been featured as one of the default subreddits on the site's homepage. The subreddit has since been removed while r/technology's moderators get their act together.
  • Kids Innovate with 3D Printer Project

    Jessica Cherok
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Summary: 3D printing is cool. Everything from clothes to medical devices to handguns. And now, some high school students in Missouri are using the awesomeness of 3D-printing technology to solve one of life's most annoying annoyances -- watery ketchup. Students from North Liberty High School in Liberty, MO are using CAD/CAM software to reinvent the ketchup bottle cap so that we will no longer have to fear squirting water onto our delicious French fries. The students are participating in a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) STEM program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
  • Facebook's Creepy 'Nearby Friends' Feature

    Jessica Cherok
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    Summary: Facebook has had a history of feeling a little like stalking. Now, they've really upped the stalking abilities with their new "Nearby Friends" feature. The new feature for iPhone and Android can tell you which of your Facebook friends is close by. You won't need to post a status about who's around to hang out; Facebook will send you a notification! Well, only if you and your pals have the feature turned on.
  • Facebook's 'Paper' App Continues to Stand on Its Own

    Isaiah Reed
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Summary: The Facebook-owned app Paper released an update today adding a few well-known Facebook features, but wants to make clear that they're still separate and more flexible than the main Facebook app. The new features include Birthdays and Events, photo comments, group updates, and new story buttons...
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  • Friday Photography #93

    Natalie Turner
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    This post is a part of our weekly photography inspiration series. Each Friday we feature some of the most professional and amazing photographs captured by talented photographers from all around the world. Here are latest photographs for your inspiration. If you like this post feel free to share it on Twitter and Facebook. Photography Quote of the Week: “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams &nbspThe post…
  • Using Youtube when Marketing for Photographers

    Natalie Turner
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    0:45 – Video Editing Software 1:35 – Watermark 2:00 – Video Intro and Outro, Logo Sting 3:00 – Verify YouTube Account as a partner 4:00 – Adding a Custom Thumbnail     Marketing Tips For Photographers Using YouTube Blog Post and Video   Youtube Marketing Tips for Photography by Natalie Turner &nbspThe post Using Youtube when Marketing for Photographers appeared first on SEO | Social Media | Blogging | Design | Photographu.
  • Google Hummingbird For Photography Online Marketing

    Natalie Turner
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Photography Online Marketing Optimized for Google Hummingbird. 0.30 What is Google Hummingbird 1.30 How does it impact me as a photographer? 2.00 Google answers questions 2.30 Google Loves Mobile sites Stay up to date with Google Hummingbird For Photography Online Marketing so you know how it effects you.                                 &nbspThe post Google Hummingbird For Photography Online Marketing appeared first on SEO | Social Media | Blogging | Design | Photographu.
  • Linkedin For Photographers

    Natalie Turner
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:21 pm
    How LinkedIn helps photographers. 0.30 Social Media – LinkedIn For Photographers 1.15 Professional Headshots 2.45 Connection to LinkedIn groups. 4.50 LinkedIn Profile 100% up to date   LinkedIn has become vital for Photographers.                             &nbspThe post Linkedin For Photographers appeared first on SEO | Social Media | Blogging | Design | Photographu.
  • How to Back Up Your Photography Website

    Natalie Turner
    22 Nov 2013 | 6:56 am
    Are you Backing up your photography website? 0.44 One Magical File, Full Recovery 1.50 What happens if you don’t backup 2.35 No Backup? This Website is your best friend 3.42 One Plugin saved days of work 5.49 Prevention is better than cure Don’t Lose Everything – Backup your Photography WebsiteThe post How to Back Up Your Photography Website appeared first on SEO | Social Media | Blogging | Design | Photographu.
 
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  • Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non-skippable

    Christophor Rick
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Mobile Marketing Association has put out its first report on mobile video benchmarks. As a first go round it's not bad and offers some interesting insights, while lacking some more specific information. Still, it does a decent enough job of looking at CTR and completion rates for skippable and non-skippable mobile video ads in three major formats, linear video, interstitial and value exchange (incentivized).
  • YouTube Playlist Tweak Gives Viewers Better Way to Curate Videos

    Christophor Rick
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    YouTube devs have tweaked the playlist feature to give users better ways to use them and easier ways to find the content they want to watch. The question is, are you properly using playlists to get the most out of them and get the videos in front of the people who want to watch them?
  • 5 Ways to Optimize Your Content Marketing Videos on YouTube [Creators Tip #139]

    Carla Marshall
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Creating great content is important, but YouTube is a very large place with many people creating a lot of videos for viewers to choose from. On this week's Creator's Tip, we are going to talk about the five things you definitely need to optimize on your videos, and on your YouTube channel.
  • Top 500 Non-Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly

    Christophor Rick
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
  • Sharing of Online Video Ads Aired During Super Bowl 2014 Down 29%

    Greg Jarboe
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    The broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks' victory over the Denver Broncos drew in 111.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV event in U.S. history. But, a disappointing performance by the ads that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl saw shares of branded videos drop by almost 25% last quarter.
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  • Retired Supreme Court Justice: Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    Associated Press
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:47 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana. The 94-year-old retired justice tells NPR that public opinion has changed on the issue. Stevens also says that there isn't much distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages. He says that the prohibition against alcohol in the early 20th century is generally thought not to have been worth the cost and that he believes that will be how marijuana is viewed in the future. Stevens is the author of a new book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change…
  • The State Department Is Getting Ruthlessly Mocked For Tweets Of 'Hashtag Diplomacy'

    Paul Szoldra
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Forget sanctions, military options, or tough talk. The State Department is now hitting Russia with bizarre tweets. Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account tweeted this out early Thursday: The #UnitedForUkraine hashtag was created by the State Department to spread awareness of the situation in Ukraine — with Russia still bearing down on the eastern border.  "I don’t know what effect this is supposed to have," former State Department diplomat James Lewis told Mashable last month when asked about the Twitter campaign. "It's a hashtag. What’s it going…
  • These Are The Emotions That Your Favorite Movie Robots Feel, According To A Voice Analytics Company

    Dylan Love
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    A company called Beyond Verbal bills itself as "the emotions analytics company," and it used its technology to determine the emotions of your favorite movie robots based on the sounds of their voices. Beyond Verbal builds "patented technology that extracts a person's full set of emotions and character traits, using their raw voice in real-time, as they speak." It effectively aims to build a bridge between what people say and what they mean by identifying what they're feeling as they're speaking. The immediately obvious applications are in customer service and sales calls, as a sort of…
  • Take A Peek At Motorola's New Chicago Headquarters

    Rebecca Borison
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    On Tuesday, Motorola unveiled its new global headquarters in downtown Chicago, right in the Merchandise Mart. Having started out in Chicago 90 years ago as Galvin Manufacturing Corp., Motorola's headquarters is now returning to its roots and emerging from its 28-year vacation in the suburbs. The new office is home to approximately 2,000 "Motorolans" and draws from its Chicago roots while adding a modern feel. It represent the largest downtown lease since 2005 with 604,638 square feet of space, 75,000 of which is dedicated to labs. Motorola occupies the top four floors and rooftop of…
  • 10 Stupid Selfies That Got People Arrested

    Alyson Shontell
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Sometimes, it's just not smart to take a selfie. Here are 10 people who really blew it and got themselves arrested because they just couldn't put the phone down.Two girls took this scary selfie before allegedly robbing a restaurant in Sweden. Police tracked them down and arrested them at one of their grandmother's homes. Source: Huffington Post Kayleigh Hill ran out onto a baseball field during the 2013 College World Series game and filmed herself being tackled by security guards on Vine, all for the sake of a really good selfie. A man in Milan stole an iPad then took a selfie with it. The…
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  • MediaStorm Guide to Adding EQ Presence

    Eric Maierson
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:17 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. A few weeks ago at a family function, I started chatting with the guy running the soundboard. I asked how could I make the vocal audio sound better. He said, all things being equal, the trick was to add 3 or 4 dB at about 3500 kHz. I’ll walk you through how to do that in Premiere Pro. First, from the Effects window, search for EQ. Drag the effect on to…
  • Cardiff University Now Offering Computational Journalism Masters Program

    Cortney Cleveland
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    In September, Cardiff University will introduce a new Computational Journalism Master’s degree in an effort to supply the industry with more journalists with coding abilities. The United Kingdom-based school was motivated to offer the new program after various professionals in the digital journalism field expressed a need for graduates with skill sets that straddle the fields of journalism and computing. Cardiff joins US colleges, like Columbia University, who have launched similar programs. This area “doesn’t replace traditional journalism,” Richard Sambrook, a…
  • MediaStorm Mini-Lesson #003: Settings & Formats for Perfect Audio

    Cortney Cleveland
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    In our third audio mini-lesson for the month of April learn audio formats and settings that will keep your editor happy  from MediaStorm’s executive producer Brian Storm and producer Tim McLaughlin‘s 101: Reporting Track. A new lesson will be posted next Monday, April 28st. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be first in line to see it. Can’t wait? Access our full training video catalogue with an all access subscription.
  • UnionDocs Kicks Off Documentary Fundamentals Workshop Series

    Cortney Cleveland
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Still image from Cutie and the Boxer Beginning Sunday, April 27th, 2014, UnionDocs will present a nuts-and-bolts professional development series designed for the beginning or intermediate documentary filmmaker. Documentary Fundamentals @ UnionDocs is a six-week course culminating in a certificate of completion. Registrants can also attend individual sessions. Series passes are available now in limited supply at the discounted price of $125 on UnionDocs.org. Full Schedule The case study documentary this year is Oscar-nominated Cutie and the Boxer and the director Zachary Heinzerling will…
  • Join Brian Storm at Imprimatur: Unbinding the Book

    Cortney Cleveland
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Imprimatur, a joint effort between indie publishing platform Blurb and the visual arts studio Jotta, is a new global book arts project. Artists and designers are challenged to redefine the concept of what a book can be by creating original books and installations that push the boundaries of how books are experienced. Blurb will be hosting a launch event for the project in New York City on Monday, April 21st, 2014. Event Details The New York event will provide an evening of talks celebrating books, book-making, and illustrated storytelling alongside a set of inspirational installations…
 
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  • First Kiss video increased sales by 13,000% and other stories

    Neil Davidson
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    There are some stories about online video that are frankly mind-blowing. A single video can improve the fortunes of a business massively, by simultaneously raising awareness of their existence and creating a particular perception of the business amongst new and existing audiences. In this article I am going to share three such success stories with you and analyse what it was about these videos that brought such success. First Kiss Since the release of the First Kiss video, by WREN in March 2014, they have seen a phenomenal increase in traffic to their website. This, in turn, has meant an…
  • The 4 Steps to Video Storytelling

    Neil Davidson
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Storytelling has been the buzzword of marketing, on and off, since marketing became a ‘thing’. Now, with an increasing number of companies looking to incorporate video into their content marketing strategy, storytelling is becoming more important than ever. Savvy companies worldwide are turning to visual storytelling to great effect, connecting with their audiences to convey a message that’s inspiring and engaging. However, many brands and businesses still struggle with this, complicating their story with a message that’s too complex or devoid of emotion. One company with years of…
  • The customer is always right, a correction

    Neil Davidson
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Who is ‘right’ is not always black and white. And this is certainly true of the video production industry. As a relatively new field, online video production is an area that lacks general knowledge and expertise. Whilst customer service remains paramount whatever the industry, I am going to argue in this article that ‘the customer is always right’ is a philosophy that needs to be corrected for the purposes of video production. Ask yourself the following multiple choice question, and answer from the perspective of a client: if you approach a video production company with an idea that…
  • Making Your Video Content Work Harder

    Neil Davidson
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Making a corporate video requires a significant investment of both time and money, so it’s essential to make your video work hard in order to achieve a respectable return on investment. Many companies post their video onto their website, optimised for SEO in order to grab some passing traffic, and consider it finished. However, with a certain amount of planning and thought, it’s possible to find multiple ways to make your video work even harder. Maximise the Potential on Your Website Most business websites have numerous pages, so why limit your beautiful new video to appearing only once.
  • Branding Corporate Videos – How low can you go?

    Neil Davidson
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:18 am
    Unless you’ve taken a total break from social media for the past week or so, it’s highly likely you’ve stumbled across a beautifully shot/sickeningly staged (delete as appropriate) film which shows 20 strangers kissing for the first time. Published on 10th March 2014, First Kiss has since racked up a staggering view count of 62 million at time of writing, as viewers are drawn into this emotionally engaging, edgy/cheesy video. But how many of those viewers are aware that they’re actually watching a fashion ad for Wren Studio’s fall collection? With branding so subtle it’s almost…
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  • Whatever happened to SlimServer?

    Dan Gravell
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The bedrock of my home music network has always been Logitech Media Server (LMS). LMS is a piece of software that serves up audio to different music players in my home. Why have a centralised piece of software to do this? Why not just have a music player and copy files to it? The reason is that duplication is evil. Copying files leads to a maintenance nightmare; if you want to, say, change the album artwork for a given album, how do you keep track of all the copies of the album that you have? It's always best, as a minimum, to centralise your music files in one place. Assuming they are all…
  • VortexBox 2.3 released

    Dan Gravell
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A quick note to announce that VortexBox 2.3 has been released! VortexBox is a free music server and player, ideal for computer music collectors. It's actually a complete music operating system suited for installing on a computer, replacing or used in preference to your existing operating system. If you don't fancy going through the process of installing it, or you simply have no spare hardware to install it on, you can purchase ready-installed versions. Server improvements Both Logitech Media Server and PlexMedia Server have been updated. LMS has been upgraded to the latest…
  • From the mailbag: professional CD ripping

    Dan Gravell
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here's another email I recently received on the subject of professional CD ripping; specifically how are the products of the CD ripping, the digital music files, returned to the client, and whether such a ripping company can cope with large collections. I thought it was worth repeating my answer to the world... I came across your blog in my search for more information on professional CD ripping/conversion. Because this is new to me, I am concerned about the quality and legalities of the product returned. My main question is what my files will be returned on. Is it another CD (just in MP3…
  • Release 20140318 - faster cover art alternatives, browse button improvements

    Dan Gravell
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This release speeds up cover art alternatives (the change art and cover art alternatives pages) which has slowed since the work to fix Discogs artwork download. Before, two queries were made for cover art, one with the tag information and one with the audio fingerprints. Despite the fact that the former always returned much faster, the results were not displayed until the fingerprint results had also been returned. So I've changed this such that all results are immediately displayed as they are streamed back to bliss. This means you get cover art alternatives much faster! Carry on browsin'…
  • Which day of the week is bliss used most?

    Dan Gravell
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In a pique of curiosity, I recently wondered "which day of the week is bliss most used?" Anecdotally, it felt like the weekend was the busiest time for bliss. Those are certainly the most common days for purchases. But I'd never actually measured it before. Measuring is also pretty difficult because it's not necessarily clear what "using" bliss means. bliss doesn't really have much in the way of analytics built in. It registers anonymously when bliss is started for the first time and that's about it. In addition, our metadata and cover art search service at OneMusicAPI anonymously logs…
 
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  • ACL Fest Reveals 2014 Lineup

    SLIS
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.The 2014 ACL Fest lineup feels similar to other mega-festivals this year The 2014 Austin City Limits Festival has officially been announced, and has a similar roster akin to other festival lineups this year. It doesn’t quite ring my bell this time around, but I’ve felt a little meh on most festival lineups this year. […]The post ACL Fest Reveals 2014 Lineup appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Prong ‘Ruining Lives’ Review

    SLIS
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:48 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.Prong ‘Ruining Lives’ Review: Tommy Victor returns with guns blazing for Prong’s  latest release. When I interviewed Prong frontman Tommy Victor last year, he mentioned the next Prong album would draw upon the alternative industrial metal sound of albums like ‘Cleansing’ and underrated follow-up ‘Rude Awakening.’ Click here for Albums Revisited; Prong’s  ’Cleansing’ Turns 20…
  • Albums Revisited: Pixies ‘Doolittle’ Turns 25

    SLIS
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:43 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.Albums Revisited: Pixies ‘Doolittle’ Turns 25; a look back at an album that shaped 90′s alternative rock. On April 18th, the Pixies album ‘Doolittle’ celebrates its 25th anniversary. Buy The Pixies Tickets! While only a modest success upon its release in 1989, it has become legendary in indie and alternative rock circles for its influence […]The post Albums Revisited: Pixies ‘Doolittle’…
  • 30 Most Underrated Comic Book Characters Part 2

    SLIS
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:03 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.Welcome back to Part 2 of the 30 Most underrated comic book characters. Listing those overlooked supervillians and superheroes who could use a movie makeover and an expanded presence in pop culture. Click here to read Part 1 (if you haven’t already) to see what’s been covered. I’ll have Amazon and other affiliate links for […]The post 30 Most Underrated Comic Book Characters Part 2 appeared first on Smells Like…
  • 30 Most Underrated Comic Book Characters Part 1

    SLIS
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:12 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.Counting down the 30 Most Underrated Comic Book Characters Of All Time; those superheroes and supervillains who deserve a bigger share of the comic and movie spotlight. Recently I saw the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier (click here for my review). I was happy to see the inclusion of the Falcon, an awesome Marvel character who […]The post 30 Most Underrated Comic Book Characters Part 1 appeared first on Smells Like…
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  • Tradition!

    Fred Jacobs
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    In conversations about media mix strategies in the world of advertising, there are more opinions floating around than there are so-called experts giving them. Should marketing dollars shift totally to digital?  Can you achieve reach, frequency, and engagement goals by just going with mobile, social, and the web?  Or is there still a need for traditional advertising on television, in print, and on the radio? For answers, why not turn to true experts in the media world – the geniuses at Google.  Even though their recent quarterly results were apparently disappointing to Wall Street (they…
  • You Oughta Be In Pictures 2

    Fred Jacobs
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    In yesterday’s post, we talked about the importance of visuals in social media. So today, we’re going to focus on their value on the radio.  One of the best stories about video innovation in radio isn’t happening in New York, L.A., or Dallas.  It’s been a part of the Oasis cluster in Fort Wayne for several years now. GM Phil Becker is the guy leading the way on Hot 107.9, owned by Oasis Radio Group.  He’s now the GM of the cluster, but comes out of programming.  We interfaced several years ago when Phil was programming in Buffalo. You may have read the recent news item in which…
  • You Oughta Be In Pictures

    Fred Jacobs
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    The evidence continues to mount that in order to be effective in the social space, learning the art of visuals – photos and videos – has become table stakes. Last week, a client who has been advertising on Facebook told us that an ad they dreamed up was kicked back because it was too wordy.  Facebook knows that in order to be effective as a marketing tool for business of all kinds, it must do more than suggest guidelines – it is dictating the types of ads that work. For traditional media, this seems counter-intuitive, largely because newspapers, TV, and of course, radio will allow just…
  • Glass Half Full

    Fred Jacobs
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    I don’t want to suggest that we’re freakishly early adopters here at Jacobs Media and jacAPPS.  But for the past several years, that’s the way it’s worked out.  Since launching jacAPPS in 2008, the newest smartphones and tablets have made their way to our offices, often on the first day they’re available to the public. But when I happened upon the “invitation” to become a Google Glass Explorer last week on Twitter, there was something about it that I couldn’t resist.  The jokes about Google Glass have flowed early and often.  No, I didn’t coin the phrase “Glasshole,”…
  • Game of Content

    Fred Jacobs
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Over the past several weeks, I’ve attended my share of industry conferences.  And if you ask me the most uttered eye-roll inducing phrase at many of these media and radio-related events, it sadly has to be “Content is king.” I’ve no doubt said it myself while delivering Techsurvey10 results, too. The reason that it’s become a cliché, of course, is that because it’s true. But just saying “Content is king” doesn’t mean you’re actually doing it.  And that’s where a lot of broadcasters may be only acknowledging the challenge rather than stepping up to meet it. …
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  • LittleBlackDress.co.uk choose Webtise to help improve ecommerce presence

    Emma Garner
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    We’re pleased to announce our new client, leading online ladies fashion retailer LittleBlackDress.co.uk, a one-stop shop for LBDs, dresses and accessories for special events, from both high street favourites and boutique and independent labels. We were chosen by Littleblackdress.co.uk for our wealth of experience and expertise within the fashion industry, we’ll work to help to improve their overall ecommerce presence on their existing Magento website. We will also conduct a full SEO Audit and create a strategy for the brand managing their CRO. Alongside this our marketing team will…
  • We’ve rebranded!

    Emma Garner
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
        We’ve rebranded to reflect our new service offering and underline our new direction as a fully integrated specialist ecommerce agency. We believe no serious ecommerce business should be under-performing, their services, apps and modules have been cleverly designed to help online retailers to achieve their potential and grow into market leaders. The rebrand follows a successful year for us, we’ve won an array of exciting new accounts including Little Black Dress, Oliver & Co – What’s My Claim Worth and Monster Supplements. We’re entering into our sixth…
  • All We Are Saying is… Give Bing a Chance

    Daniel Clutterbuck
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:23 am
    Bing (and Yahoo) are relatively small search engines when put up against the giant that is Google. Recent research shows Google having 83.13% of the market share and Bing holding 5.8% with Yahoo having 8.4%. So what would make anyone bother advertising on Bing I hear you ask? Despite obviously playing second fiddle to Google with regards to traffic, they have a share of around 14.2% of the market. This means they still have a relatively large search audience. This number is increasing as Bing continues to chip away at Google’s market dominance. From our research and use of Bing Ad’s, we…
  • Consumer Psychology and Ecommerce Checkouts [Infographic]

    James
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:29 am
    Online shopping has grown significantly over recent years and it now accounts for a huge proportion of the total revenue for companies of all sizes, all over the world. However, relatively little is known about the psychology behind the decisions that consumers make, while buying things on the web. What we do know is that over 67% of online shoppers abandon their purchase during the checkout process. The reasons behind such a decision include hidden charges, having to register before buying, the length of the checkout process and unclear delivery details. One interesting statistic is that…
  • Is social media a natural skill or can it be taught?

    Daniel Clutterbuck
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:24 am
    You only need to use social media every now and then to get a taste for how different companies and individuals communicate through Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Each one is different, and each account has varying success – So what makes some companies rocket to social media success whilst others put in maximum effort and simply flounder? That question raises another – how much social media success is simply because the brand or individual is famous?  The sceptical among us will likely believe that brand power has a huge baring on social media success – for example, let’s say you…
 
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  • Vimeo On-Demand: a superb integration by System Of Strength

    Monika Zameta
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Creating an attractive Video-on-demand requires much effort, but not with Cleeng & Vimeo On-demand integration!  We’re happy to have among our Publishers many digital-savvy fitness coaches who use selling online as an important addition to their offline business. System of Strength is one of them – a shining example for a beautiful, highly functional Cleeng and Vimeo on-demand integration.   S.O.S. hosts their premium workout videos on Vimeo Pro and sells them directly from their website, as rentals and subscriptions with Cleeng’s in-page monetization integration.
  • Visalus & ViEvents: Live Pay-Per-View promotes “Life, Health, and Prosperity”

    Monika Zameta
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    ViSalus is a company on a mission to combat the obesity epidemic. Cleeng has powered two National Success Challenge Live pay-per-view events to help ViSalus reach a global audience with their message: Life, Health and Prosperity. Here’s our interview with Vi team member – Michael Lattanzio, COO Monika Zameta: The Visalus story reminds me a bit of the Rockefeller family’s story. You started out as a very small company and have grown into a dynamic enterprise.  How did it all start and what’s Visalus’ mission? Vi : Visalus originally started in 2005 in North America. In…
  • Live sports pay-per-view vs Cable TV

    Monika Zameta
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    If  you’re still in doubts about going online with your Live sports pay-per-view events, you should check the latest stats on the World Wrestling Entertainment. It’s not ‘just’ an emerging trend anymore. A clear shift from cable TV to direct streaming is happening NOW, accelerating many industries worldwide. In February this year, the WWE has partially cut their cable, and satellite TV contracts to embrace the cutting-edge Internet television, and to present the WWE  fans with a cutting edge, subscription-only streaming video service. Vince McMahon – the WWE owner…
  • Cleeng – one of the fastest growing tech startups in EU, says The Next Web

    Monika Zameta
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    It’s official – we’re the Second Place Winner of the European Tech5 – prestigious competition hosted by The Next Web Based on Cleeng’s revenue growth rate, we are listed now among the fastest growing startups in Europe. A great achievement for the immense efforts the team has been putting all these months and years. We’re so happy to be able to benchmark ourselves against our tech peers in the Netherlands and in Europe. Past three years have been amazing for Cleeng. Since our foundation in 2011, we’ve grown tremendously to become the leading go-to…
  • Kettlebell Pro: Michael Skogg goes global, selling his workouts online

    Monika Zameta
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:48 am
    Michael Skogg is a world-renowned kettlebell coach, educator and author who decided to sell online training videos with Cleeng. Michael’s long history working with kettlebells, understanding of how the body works, and the unique workouts he has created make him a standout in kettlebell training. He achieved a tremendous success as a NMT (Neuro Muscular Therapist), PT (Personal Trainer), CHEK I & II, AKC (American Kettlebell Club Certified).  As a huge fan of Michael Skogg we couldn’t be happier to welcome him among our Cleeng Publishers. Since end of the 2013 all…
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  • rudygodinez: Constantin Brancusi, Construction Documentation of...

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    rudygodinez: Constantin Brancusi, Construction Documentation of the Endless Column, Targu Jiu, Romania, (1937-1938) The Endless Column Ensemble, by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century public art. Commissioned by the National League of Gorj Women to honour the soldiers who had defended the town of Tfrgu Jiu against a German force in 1916, the tripartite ensemble, erected between 1937 and 1938, is composed of the Endless Column, a 30-metre-high column of zinc and brass-clad, cast-iron modules, and two stone…
  • comparator: 1939 - the year that the Voder (Voice Encoder) was...

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    comparator: 1939 - the year that the Voder (Voice Encoder) was introduced for the first time to the public at the New York World’s Fair. The Voder synthesized human speech by imitating the effects of the human vocal tract. The operator could select one of two basic sounds by using a wrist bar. A buzz tone generated by an oscillator produced the voiced vowels and nasal sounds, with the pitch controlled by a foot pedal. A hissing noise produced by a gas discharge tube created the sibilants (voicesless frictive sounds). These initial sounds were passed through a bank of 10 band pass filters…
  • Michel Chion - Le Grand Nettoyage (1975)

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Michel Chion - Le Grand Nettoyage (1975)
  • Watch "Saul Bass | Vorspann/Intro (Arte +7)" on YouTube

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Watch "Saul Bass | Vorspann/Intro (Arte +7)" on YouTube: Saul Bass | Vorspann/Intro (Arte +7):
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  • The New Twitter Layout: 3 Things Brands Need to Know

    Chloe Jung
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    This week, the new Twitter layout was rolled out to all users, so your brand should have it by now.  Some profiles have the option to wait to turn it on, so if you read through this list and realize you’re not ready for these changes to happen right this second, you can hold off (but we’re not sure for how long!).  Here are the 3 things you need to know to make the best of this makeover: You no longer have a background image on your profile. Many brands used the background image real estate to list other social media and web properties like their website, Facebook Page, or LinkedIn…
  • The Greatest Easter Ad of All-Time

    Sourov De
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    This is the greatest Easter ad of all time, because: It reminds us of the totally rad intro to Saved by the Bell It’s from the White House The entire Obama family is in it Enjoy, and Happy Easter!   The post The Greatest Easter Ad of All-Time appeared first on Stryve Group.
  • Illustrator Tips For Web Design

    Brent Morrison
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    For many designers, Photoshop is the go-to for web design. But did you know that Illustrator is also a powerful and productive tool when designing for web? Here are some great Illustrator tips that will help you with your next web design project. 1. Align to Pixel Grid Ever wonder why some of your images or lines don’t look as crisp as they could be after exporting them? Make sure when you start a new document that under the Advanced area, Align to Pixel Grid it selected. This will ensure sharp lines and pixel perfect shapes in your document. If you’ve started your document…
  • Canadian Marketing Events: April 2014

    Sarah Rosenquist
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    My personal favourite day in April is the day after Easter, because of all the amazingly discounted chocolate. But beyond the opportunity to pig out, there’s also great opportunities this month for professional development and networking. Here are some great Canadian marketing events for you to check out this month: Retail Advertising & Marketing Symposium Date: April 9th Location: Mississauga, ON To succeed, retailers must think differently to integrate, innovate and engage. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas with the best in the business from Canada and around the…
  • 5 Reasons to Move to Kitchener-Waterloo

    Sourov De
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:01 am
    If you live in Kitchener-Waterloo you may have seen some disheartening posts from citiesjournal.com that placed Kitchener-Waterloo on a list of Top 15 Cities and Towns To Move Away From In Canada and Immigroup naming Kitchener-Waterloo #2 on a list of Top 8 Worst Places to Move to in Canada. Both posts implied that Kitchener-Waterloo is unwelcoming to newcomers and immigrants. Granted, every city has its things to work on; however, having said that, there’s a lot of great things happening in the Waterloo Region that celebrates our ethnic diversity and makes it a great place to move to…
 
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  • The 3 Smart, Simple, and Sexy Things That Your Website Actually Needs, But No One Actually Does

    Doyle Buehler
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    3 Smart, Simple, and Sexy Things That Your Website Actually Needs. Penguins are sexy, right? We’ve all seen it before. Your fantastic new website that is going to draw in the crowds, make you rich, and one which you will be simply flooded with business… never seems to work, properly. Build it and they will come, you were probably told by your web designer. Go on, please…. at least this is what you were promised, when you signed up for your new website, right? Now they want you to invest more into the black hole of SEO, social media, blah blah blah. Sound familiar? Sorry to…
  • Mapping Social Media Online on Day 57 – www.wistia.com – The 365 Day Social Media and Content Challeng

    Doyle Buehler
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    Wistia is a simple video posting service… with a slight change recently to add in the community side of videos. Kind of like youtube, but with better selection and less crap. There seem to be more players entering the video field as well. You can also include vimeo in this batch as well as the 1 million pound gorilla – youtube – or Mr. Youtube, to you. It’s focus is business, which is great for all of the readers of my blog – as we are all (hopefully) in business of some sort. As with anything, it is more important to actually share your content, than just host…
  • Mapping Social Media Online on Day 56 – www.visual.ly – The 365 Day Social Media and Content Challeng

    Doyle Buehler
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:57 am
    Visual.ly is exactly what it’s name implies. It is about creating unique and definable visuals with your online presence. And yes, this is something that I regularly talk about from my online digital strategy plan – including using visuals in your content (Frame #2 – Content Planning), as well as creating a wide array of branded visuals (Frame #4 – Video & Visuals). It’s no wonder that other social networks based on visuals are in fact storming online – we are decidedly visual and love to see rather than read. Perhaps it is because we are lazy, or just…
  • Mapping Social Media Online on Day 55 – www.Shapeways.com – The 365 Day Social Media and Content Challeng

    admin
    15 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    If you are familiar with technology and “makers”, you’ll have a pretty good idea about 3D printing, and the rise of on-demand manufacturing. It is a new form of personalization and mass customization that is set to disrupt the way that products are created and delivered to consumers. Yes, it is a big deal. Step in with Shapeways, an initial foray into the collaborative side of personal manufacturing and purchase for consumers. It is like an artisan crafty Etsy, but made for the 21st Century. Not many knitted caps and fancy frames here, it specialised in this new form of rapid…
  • The 3 Rules of Getting Shit Done, for Your Online Business

    Doyle Buehler
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Your Business Called – It Wants A Process… What is your business really telling you? Being in business means being ACCOUNTABLE to yourself and your business. It is also about PROCESS and ACTION. It doesn’t actually matter whether you are an online business or not. Accountability means that you get the job done – properly, completely, responsibly. You either have accountability or you do not. Process however, means that you have a proven system in place that gives you the tools you need to get the job done. If you have ever heard the expression – don’t work…
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  • Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

    Elisha Velez
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    We’ve all grown up with the frightening iconic clown, Ronald McDonald. With his bright red hair, yellow suit and big red shoes, he is easily recognizable no matter where you are. Don’t worry, he hasn’t changed too much, but he did get a much needed makeover.   From the design table of Ann Hould-Ward, Ron [&hellip The post Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover appeared first on wayvs.
  • A Tweet Turned Movie: Linclone

    Rhea Thomas
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Heineken, the official beer sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, challenged people to send film pitches via tweets with the hashtag #15secondPremiere and then chose one to produce.   Here are some of the entries: #15SECONDPREMIERE Drought Draught: A decade of desparate drought conditions in LA replaces water with lager, fueling a creative revolution. — [&hellip The post A Tweet Turned Movie: Linclone appeared first on wayvs.
  • First YouTube Video Ever

    Ivan Rodriguez
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Though we celebrated YouTube’s 9th birthday this past Valentine’s Day, it was actually nine years ago yesterday that someone uploaded the first video. On April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim, co-founder of the platform and now, thanks to said platform, a card-carrying member of the 1%, made history.   There’s nothing particularly special about his video, Me at [&hellip The post First YouTube Video Ever appeared first on wayvs.
  • Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

    Jason Kauzlarich
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Trying to build high quality links without paying anyone? This infographic reveals techniques to build them, lists good websites to link to, and mentions great tools to better your content marketing with SEO.   Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. &nbsp The post Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO appeared first on wayvs.
  • Facebook takes on Twitter with FB Newswire

    Rhea Thomas
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? Well, now you have an excuse to spend even more time on the social media platform with the launch of FB Newswire. FB Newswire is for all you news junkies out there who want to keep up with what’s going on in the world. In fact, [&hellip The post Facebook takes on Twitter with FB Newswire appeared first on wayvs.
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  • Why an impressive business card design is important

    admin
    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…
  • Manchester Central Library Reborn : Launch Event

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    Just over six months ago we were absolutely chuffed to find out we had won the contract to design and develop the new website for the new Manchester Central Library Development Trust. Last night he had the great honour of being invited to Central Library Reborn event, being one of a select few to see the transformation of the new library first hand before it opens to the public this Saturday, and what a transformation it was. Back in July when we launched the website we were invited to go on a tour of the library and how it was in it’s current state, which was pretty much a big circular…
  • Ancoats Coffee Co. – A quick QR code

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    You may have seen that we have just launched the new website for Ancoats Coffee Co. a unique coffee roasters based in Ancoats, Manchester. Having worked closely with the creator Jamie right from the beginning developing everything from his brand to his responsive e-commerce website, we sat down to go over ideas for his packaging.     What will make the packaging great we thought? Well firstly it had to protect the special caffeinated contents. Secondly, it had to look fantastic to the customer and also provide them with all relevant information. Then we thought about what else it…
  • Social Media Handbook : 20 terms and words you should know

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether we like it or not social media is playing an ever-increasing role in our personal and business lives. Things are constantly changing and new words seem to be appearing every day. Is your social media experience drowning in this digital jargon and strange acronyms?     We feel that it is important to know the basics and then expand on this to become a guru. So breathe a sigh of relief as we have put together 20 terms that you need to know which will give you a kick-start in making sense of everything social on the World Wide Web. Here they are in no particular order: 1.
  • We are the enlightened – Illuminati Bar Project

    admin
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:24 am
    Late last year we worked with Illuminati Bar, a new cocktail bar that was launching in Burnley targeting students and young professionals wanting to let their hair down. The bar owner wanted the help of a creative agency in developing their idea of a unique symbolic brand and identity which would flow throughout their online and offline marketing channels and bar interior design. This Is Common was there to help. We created a minimal and thought provoking brand image, which was the key to making their brand stand out from the array of close competition. The design of the brand needed to be…
 
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