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  • JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

    ReelSEO Video Marketing
    Carla Marshall
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.
  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
  • Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

    TED Blog
    Kate Torgovnick May
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!” Photo: Ryan Lash One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In the last week, several TEDGlobal 2014 attendees and community members have shared their thoughts throughout the blogiverse. Below, some highlights: Steve Song shared his experience preparing to speak at TED in a post called “Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure.” “Have you ever found yourself at a party where…
  • How To Track Visitors from YouTube to Your Website [Creators Tip #164]

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    Carla Marshall
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Did you know that you can set up custom URL parameters to track visitors from your YouTube associated website annotation links? We show you how in this week's Creator's Tip.
  • Digital Domain Forms a JV with TNT to Produce 3-D Holograms of Miss Teresa Teng

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    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Hong Kong, Oct 21, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Digital Domain Media (HK) Limited ("DDM"), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Domain Holdings Limited ("Digital Domain" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (stock code: 547) and TNT Production Limited ("TNT") have entered into a co-operation joint venture framework agreement ("JV agreement") for the formation of the Joint ...
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  • Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

    Kate Torgovnick May
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!” Photo: Ryan Lash One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In the last week, several TEDGlobal 2014 attendees and community members have shared their thoughts throughout the blogiverse. Below, some highlights: Steve Song shared his experience preparing to speak at TED in a post called “Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure.” “Have you ever found yourself at a party where…
  • What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? One family’s experience

    Karen Eng
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Kitra Cahana shares the extraordinary story of her father’s brain stem stroke, a catastrophe that transformed into an inspiring spiritual journey. Photo: TEDMED Three years ago, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana suffered a rare brain stem stroke that left him fully conscious, yet his entire body paralyzed. It’s a condition known as “locked-in syndrome.” Last month, TED Fellow Kitra Cahana spoke of her father’s experience at TEDMED (watch her talk, “My father, locked in his body but soaring free”), revealing how her family cocooned Rabbi Cahana in love, and how a system of…
  • Want to learn how to give a great talk? Chris Anderson is writing the official TED guide to public speaking

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    In the upcoming book “Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” our curator Chris Anderson will give insights on what makes a talk great. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re interested in sharing your ideas at a TED or local TEDx event. Short presentations have become a bread-and-butter staple at schools and offices around the world, and you want more guidance on how to give them well. And so, our curator Chris Anderson is writing a book to be published by…
  • New ideas from a small island: A support group for women in business, inspired by TEDxNicosiaWomen

    Kate Torgovnick May
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    A talk at TEDxNicosiaWomen lead to a thriving discussion group for female business leaders on an island where such a thing is a rarity. Photo: Andri Josef/AJPhotoart One morning, as Anna Koukkides-Procopiou was rushing out of her house on the way to the office, her daughter said, “Mommy, I want you here. Why don’t you want me?” This set off a long period of contemplation, and eight months later, she left the business world and reinvented herself as an activist — and started bringing her daughter along with her to meetings. “I realized that the problem was actually the solution I…
  • Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids

    Natasha Scripture
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Kids at a school in India gather around a computer as David Swancott leads a School in the Cloud session. David Swancott is a retired biology teacher who lives an hour southeast of Bordeaux, France. He spends his free time bicycling, traveling and, for the past two years, being a “Skype Granny.” Swancott is a part of the “Granny Cloud,” a project created by 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to make teachers available online to mentor children participating in his School in the Cloud. As children explore the big questions that matter to them, they get nudges in the right…
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  • StrandVision Digital Signage Launches Animated Communications Campaign Library

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    ... and Marketing managers to easily and quickly drop professionally developed digital signage content pages into their digital media player mix to support corporate social responsibility initiatives," commented StrandVision founder and CEO Mike Strand.
  • How to mix traditional and digital media

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    People say that I have a painterly style. The fact is that when I was an aspiring artist back in the late '90s, I used Photoshop to help me achieve the results I had in mind, and I was frustrated not to produce them using real paint and brushes. I would ...
  • Digital Domain Forms a JV with TNT to Produce 3-D Holograms of Miss Teresa Teng

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Hong Kong, Oct 21, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Digital Domain Media (HK) Limited ("DDM"), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Domain Holdings Limited ("Digital Domain" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (stock code: 547) and TNT ...
  • Cheil MENA appoints Anis Zantout digital director

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    He was digital media director at Initiative in his last assignment; succeeds Wael Abdulhadi at Cheil. Cheil MENA has announced the appointment of Anis Zantout as regional digital director. He succeeds Wael Abdulhadi, who was head of digital at the agency.
  • Nielsen And Adobe Team Up For New Digital Ratings Product

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    It will be available to media companies and advertisers next year. While Nielsen’s ratings have long acted as the currency for traditional television advertising deals, networks and marketers have criticized the company for being slow to adopt digital ...
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • An Introduction to DSLR Photography, the Canon EOS 70D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    The very first Canon DSLR I ever purchased, about a decade ago, was the Canon EOS 10D. The very first Canon lens I bought was the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. While my photography has advanced considerably over the past decade, this was an excellent starter set up for me. It was a decent DSLR for me (for the time) with a lens, which gave me a very wide range. Ultimately I upgraded bodies and got into more expensive Canon L series prime lenses, but this early set up gave me an opportunity to really experiment and try to figure out if this was a pursuit that I was going to invest…
  • Optics Matter — Camera and Lens Guide for the New Canon DSLR Shooter

    Thomas Hawk
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Last month I spent four glorious days shooting the lights and sights of fabulous Las Vegas. As always, I packed my camera bag full of my favorite lenses and other accessories. I haven’t done a “what’s in my bag,” type post in a while, so I thought I’d use this trip to talk about what camera/lens combinations I used on this trip and why. In today’s day and age, I hear many photographers talk about ditching their DSLRs for other sorts of setups. I am not one of those photographers. Simply put, I believe that optics matter. I believe that there are things you can do with a DSLR and…
  • Western Digital’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo, An Awesome Way to More Securely Store Your Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    For the past month or so I’ve been testing out one of the 8TB Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duos and I have to say I dig it. Before trying this out, my entire storage setup was built around Drobos. I’ve got 2 Drobo 5Ds with 15TB each in them and a Drobo Mini. I was interested to see what the performance would be like with Western Digital’s large storage solution and I have to say I’m a fan. What I like about it: 1. It’s quiet. So quiet. My Drobos are not bad, but the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is even quieter. You don’t even know…
  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
  • Viva Las Vegas with Keith Urban at the Cosmopolitan, iPhone Style

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    This past weekend I shot my first iPhone only concert ever — Keith Urban at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Neimann. I was there with my wife mrsth for our 18th wedding anniversary. We’re both big Keith Urban and country music fans, so when I saw he was playing at the swanky Cosmopolitan (which is absolutely the best place to stay in Vegas these days), I booked us a room there for the weekend and we celebrated 18 years in style. A great show was made even better thanks to Jessica Northey who put us in touch with Keith’s management (thank…
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  • EMA Adds Five New Members

    Angelique Flores
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The Entertainment Merchants Association has added five companies to its organization: Duplitech, Hypershow, MediaBlue, Topics Entertainment and Visual Data Media Services Duplitech specializes in disc and digital delivery. Hypershow works in online interactive media. MediaBlue is a disc distributor that develops programs for extreme value retailers. Topics Entertainment is a multimedia publisher. Visual Data Media Services provides a full spectrum of post production solutions.  
  • Odd Bedfellows: Netflix Partners With Rogers Communications for Original Canadian Series

    Erik Gruenwedel
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Netflix and Rogers Communications Oct. 20 announced a landmark partnership for the development of drama series, “Between” — an original survivalist thriller series starring Jennette McCurdy (“iCarly,” “Sam & Cat”). The partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of an original series for over-the-top video.   The first season, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will stream in Canada on Rogers’-owned SVOD services shomi and City, and outside the country on Netflix. The SVOD’s Canadian service will get access…
  • Rentrak Granted Set-Top Box Measurement Patent

    Erik Gruenwedel
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Rentrak Oct. 20 announced it has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for measuring the status of return-path televisions (also known as set-top boxes). Portland, Ore.-based Rentrak said it would incorporate the patent (and technology) in a proprietary ratings service, which will soon measure 60 million set-top boxes for live and recorded viewing, in addition to more than 114 million TVs for video-on-demand viewing. Specifically, the patent (U.S. Patent 8,863,166) is for technology that identifies when a set-top box is on while the TV is turned off. Rentrak has found…
  • Lionsgate Launching Movie Streaming Service

    Erik Gruenwedel
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Lionsgate Oct. 20 announced it is bowing a subscription streaming service with Tribeca Enterprises, operator of the Tribeca Film Festival. Dubbed “Tribeca Short List,” the service will feature select movies from Lionsgate as well as Tribeca’s renowned festival of independent films. Pricing plans and content selections for the New York-based SVOD service slated to launch in the first half of 2015 were not disclosed. The films will be curated by Tribeca and “leading voices” in contemporary culture and updated on a weekly basis. “Short List” will be…
  • Projections: Time for 'X-Men' to Top Disc Sales

    John Latchem
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, the seventh film in the superhero franchise, should coast to the top spot of the home video sales charts for the week ending Oct. 19. The film grossed $233.92 million at the domestic box office, far above the $111.51 million earned by the week's other major release, DreamWorks Animation's Fox-distributed animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which could debut as high as No. 2. Warner's Edge of Tomorrow, the previous week's top seller, should also continue to perform strongly. On the rental chart, Warner's Godzilla and Fox's The…
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  • Oshtur (Earth-616)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    1st ←Older revision Revision as of 16:56, October 20, 2014 Line 30: Line 30:   | PlaceOfBirth =   | PlaceOfBirth =   | Creators = Stan Lee; Jack Kirby   | Creators = Stan Lee; Jack Kirby | First = Strange Tales #120 | First = Marvel Premiere Vol 1 5       | HistoryText = After witnessing children play, Oshtur was moved and gave birth to [[Agamotto (Earth-616)|Agamotto]]. She instructed [[Agamotto (Earth-616)|Agamotto]] then left him to undertake the paths of magic.   | HistoryText = After witnessing…
  • Marvel Premiere Vol 1 5

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    1st quote ←Older revision Revision as of 16:55, October 20, 2014 Line 12: Line 12:   | Quotation =   | Quotation =   | Speaker =   | Speaker =     | BlockQuote = {{conversation   |Who calls upon the undying ”’Visanti?”’|[[Oshtur (Earth-616)|Oshtur]]   |It is ”’Stephen Stange”’–Disciple of our revered servant, the ”’Ancient One!”’|[[Agamotto (Earth-616)|Agamotto]]   |Then let us…
  • 47 Suns, #33

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    20 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
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  • Tags ties and affective spies

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    A great example of showing how much the art world is being transformed by technological advancements is the idea of a completely online exhibition. Tags ties and affective spies, is an online exhibition that included work from artist that used digital media as an outlet for their art. This exhibition showed the possibilities of showing work in the future. It also brought up thought provoking questions to me. Does viewing art through a computer screen in the comfort of your home change the connectivity of a piece of art? You don’t have to dress up or be presentable to view this work.
  • "How to Use JSTOR" as a graphic novel poster

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Thanks to JSTOR for sending our Electronic Resources Librarian promotional materials for our students!  Included was this very cool graphic novel poster, How to Use JSTOR. We’re excited to increase awareness of JSTOR’s growing collections, which are an excellent starting point for full text academic articles in topics related to the arts, humanities, & religion. MSJ students, faculty, and staff have FREE access to JSTOR. MSJlogin: More guides: How to Use JSTOR JSTOR Overview -cg
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  • Unveiling CitizenFour, Inside Ferguson, and Protesting Outside SCOTUS

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A look at Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden, "CitizenFour," a view from inside the continued protests in Ferguson, and barring political protesters outside SCOTUS.
  • TLDR #38 - Ask Leah

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    In the late nineties Leah Reich was working for the video game website IGN, which was the most popular website on the internet for 13 to 18 year old boys at the time. She started reading and responding to the site's mailbag, and before she knew it she had become the trusted advisor for thousands of lonely teenaged boys. This week PJ (who was one of those boys) talks to Leah about the trials and rewards of being a counselor to confused, budding nerds. Thanks for listening. You can read Leah's writing about her time as an advice columnist at The Bygone Bureau and The Kernel. She's also…
  • Ebola in Liberia, Outbreak Narratives, and Covering Israel-Palestine

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Liberian journalist on covering a deadly epidemic, how Hollywood influences our understanding of Ebola, and a debate between two journalists about the press and Israel-Palestine. 
  • Nothing But The Truth

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The splintering image of the Secret Service, why rumors are more interesting than fact, and an atheist tome for kids.
  • Message Wars

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A cartoon aimed to deter potential ISIS recruits, using prisoners to deliver propaganda, and correcting the Ebola numbers.
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  • Tatin

    Paolo Valdemarin
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
  • Sunday fun

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  • Autumn is coming

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    14 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
  • Winter tires

    Paolo Valdemarin
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Having enjoyed very much my 610v2 for 466Km this summer, I picked up a pair of 610v2 Goretex for my winter walks. …and there was me, standing in a puddle to test my new water resistant shoes, with a big grin
  • 20 years of blogging

    Paolo Valdemarin
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    There’s only one thing I want to say on Dave Winer’s 20 blogging anniversary: thank you.
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  • 2014 Media Growth Study - An Excerpt

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Produced in partnership with JEGI, this report is built around a survey of over 339 executives (79% C-level) in addition to a number of interviews to provide context around the numbers. This 23-page report is primarily focused on the question of growth; how are media companies evolving, investing and acquiring to position themselves for growth over the next 12-24 months?Key areas of inquiry include;What are the top drivers of growth?Which systemic barriers are the greatest challenge to growth?What are the internal barriers?What kinds of company are they targeting?What value are…
  • Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi OpenELEC Media Center

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most HTPC newbies do not want to maintain a full-scale HTPC. Nor do they want to spend big bucks to buy one. A typical home user also does not want to run other services and wants to just turn on the TV and start watching their movies or TV shows. If this sounds like you, download this book!  We’ll provide you access to some of the advanced features that will supercharge your Raspberry PI XBMC media center.Request Free!
  • The Big Impact of Big Data on Affiliate Marketing

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    What's the big deal about BIG DATA? Well, it can change the way you build and leverage affiliate partnerships, and allow you to fully optimize your investment in the channel.If you are relying on affiliate networks you have no access to vital data to manage affiliate processes such as tracking, reporting, and contracting. The affiliate networks own the data and control what brands you are able to see. You receive an incomplete view of conversion and performance data, and you are unable to track the true source of every lead across multiple channels.So how could you manage your affiliate…
  • How to Create the Ultimate Interactive eBook

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you're making an eBook, interactivity is key. People expect the best, which is why you need to make your pages come to life through media like videos, audio & slideshows. And in today's hyper social world, your eBooks need to facilitate sharing to reach a broader audience. In this webinar you'll learn how to:Create interactive eBooksAvoid the pitfalls of eBook designOptimize your eBooks for social mediaPDFs are a thing of the past! Watch this webinar to learn how to create interactive eBooks that are real page-turners!Request Free!
  • Ultimate IFTTT Guide Use the Web's Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    IFTTT is an automation that will enable you to connect 2 services so that, when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action takes place automatically on the other.  For example: let’s say that you are a photography fan who uses Instagram constantly throughout the day. You love taking photos with your mobile device, touching them up and sharing them for everyone to see. Your followers seem to love the photos, so you think that maybe you’d like to get a bit more serious about this whole photography endeavor. We’ll get to photography-specific…
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  • Mobile Data Security: Finding the Balance

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Not all mobile security and management solutions are built alike, “Mobile Data Security: Finding the Balance” explores the business drivers to consider before marrying your organization to virtualization, email stripping or containers. Discover why each approach needs careful consideration...and of course balance with native functionality.Request Free!
  • Retailers Relying on Mobile Solutions for ROI: The Big Picture

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Produced in conjunction with Integrated Solutions for Retailers, this National Retail Foundation (NRF) 2014 guide explores why mobile device, app and content management are critical components of success for large scale mobile deployment and ongoing security management.Download MDM: Prerequisite to Retail Mobile ROI to learn:Where and how retailers are investing in mobile hardware and software for competitive advantageThe importance of mobile device and app management in retailWhy centralized mobile management ensures visibility, control and flexibility across the enterpriseWhere simple…
  • Breaking BlackBerry: Your Transition Plan in 10 Easy Steps

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The answer for many organizations is, no. Mobility has become a norm for business, with BlackBerry blazing the trail in the early years. Now that the time has come to move on, many organizations are left with the question of, “how?”The move from BlackBerry should be a methodical approach that turns off the BES lights in a phased and methodical manner as you integrate iOS and Android into your mobility strategy.Here are 10 Easy Steps to Assist in Your Migration:Seeking StakeholdersNoting Terms & ConditionsVetting InfrastructureTeaching UsersSetting UpPilot ProgramArming SupportTallying…
  • The ABCs of Mobile Device Management

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This eBook covers all the essentials from A-Z.A is for Android, fragmentation is scaryB is for BYOD, you can't control what they carryC is for Cloud, used for every deviceTo get to Z, download your copy of The ABC's of Mobile Device Management today and see just how simple it is to deploy, secure and manage the latest smartphones and tablets.Request Free!
  • NIST & DOD Guidelines for Secure Mobile Device Management

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Now is the time to prepare for the guidelines set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) by exploring the vulnerabilities of mobility and mitigation strategies for complete mobile control with Mobile Device Management.Four Fundamentals of Public Sector Mobile SecurityGeneral Policy: Restricting hardware, software and network connection points especially pertaining to Bring Your own Device (BYOD) programsData Communication & Storage: Encryption of data and the ability to wipe devices if that data is…
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  • How The Future Is Really Built

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Brilliance often comes in the guise of an idiot, muttering incoherently about something nonsensical, but midwifed by those who notice wheat amongst the chaff. Related posts: The Improbable Origins... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Publishers Must Learn To Innovate Their Business Models

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    The real problems publishers face today are not ones of talent or even technology, but culture. Related posts: Publishing Is Dead? Hardly… The Future of Publishing Print Media’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What To Do While You’re Waiting For Steve Jobs

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    The power to dream is not nearly as important as the grit to see it through. Related posts: The Artist and The Engineer Apple’s Innovation Problem How Apple Disrupts Markets and then Goes on to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Peter Thiel’s 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    The "don" of the PayPal Mafia urges us not to compete, but to build a network driven business based on proprietary technology. Related posts: How a Successful Digital Business is Really Built How... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What’s Wrong With The Internet?

    5 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Despite the outcry following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, it still goes unnoticed that we regularly submit ourselves to a far higher level of surveillance, without complaint Related... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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…
  • A last word on Aereo & the right to access live TV via an antenna.

    Jared Hendler
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The Broadcast Networks, in cahoots with an archaic government, have shut down Aereo for not being able to comprehend the fact that: a) Aereo was simply renting antennas – enabling consumers to access free, legally broadcast HD signals, in addition to providing a cloud based DVR service. b) As viewership across all Broadcast Networks declines, largely due to a younger generation not watching broadcast TV via expensive, bundled cable packages, Aereo was in fact increasing the Broadcast Networks ability to reach this generation while broadening the reach of their advertisers. Now that…
  • The untapped potential of the infomercial.

    Jared Hendler
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Infomercial. The word alone is enough to make any traditional ‘Madison Ave’ creative shop cringe. When you think about branded entertainment or brand content, you don’t think about Infomercials – even though the entire model integrates content and brand marketing. Mostly known for cheesy & cheap production values, unknown products and midnight showings, the segment delivers on a core metric that most brand marketers expect but struggle with – direct ROI. This September the largest convention in the US dedicated to the infomercial and electronic retailing and…
  • How I Watched YouTube

    Jared Hendler
    12 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Jared Hendler:Last week, Bing Chen, Global Creator Development Lead for YouTube announced he was leaving to join what is sure to be a disruptive entertainment platform. Bing’s post announcing his departure is a fantastic and welcome read, especially for those looking to catch up on the ‘culture’ that has been and will continue to disrupt entertainment. He highlights the differences of a ‘culture’ driven by passion and community, as new stars build family and connect directly with their fans. One major point that stuck out for me was the fact that Millennial’s value digital…
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  • #FanGate Takes Center Stage at Florida Governor’s Debate

    Jennifer Graber
    21 Oct 7645 | 6:13 am
    Summary: The election season is upon us. Television programs are interspersed with political commercials attacking candidates. We also cannot go one day without telemarketing calls touting political parties. This season also means it is time for televised debates. It is a time for candidates to duke it out on important issues that affect our communities, states, and the nation.
  • HBO Launching Standalone Service

    Jessica Cherok
    21 Oct 7458 | 6:13 am
    Summary: For all of those who have left cable and satellite television behind, HBO’s announcement to sell its service online in 2015 is great news. For years, many have complained about the high cost of cable, yet it’s hard to give up because of the quality shows airing on some cable channels.
  • Facebook's Year of Birth Not Working for 114-Year-Old

    Jessica Cherok
    21 Oct 3586 | 6:13 am
    Summary: When you get to be 114 years old, you would think you wouldn’t have a need to lie about your age. Not so for Anna Stoehr. The 114-year-old woman had to lie about age in order to join Facebook. Facebook’s age count tops out at 99 years, well shy of Stoehr’s age.
  • Why You Should Automate Menial Social Media Activity by Using IFTTT

    Mike Krass
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Summary: A how-to guide to use If This Then That (IFTTT) to automatically post your favorite stories to social media accounts and boost social activity and engagement.
  • Does Anyone Want a More Relevant Twitter Feed?

    Jessica Cherok
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Summary: “We’re working to show you better, more relevant content” is perhaps the most dreaded phrase in social media. Just hearing it from your social media platform of choice is enough to trigger an eye roll. So, not surprisingly, Twitter’s recent announcement that it will be tweaking with the feed has many users annoyed.
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    ReelSEO Video Marketing

  • Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    Greg Jarboe
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?
  • Cosmetics Brands are Missing the YouTube Boat on Halloween

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    The most successful YouTube beauty vloggers create engaging content around events like Halloween, and many have already published make-up tutorial videos in the lead up to the annual spookfest. But brands are still failing to take full advantage of YouTube when it comes to tent-pole events like these.
  • JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

    Carla Marshall
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.
  • How To Track Visitors from YouTube to Your Website [Creators Tip #164]

    Carla Marshall
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Did you know that you can set up custom URL parameters to track visitors from your YouTube associated website annotation links? We show you how in this week's Creator's Tip.
  • YouTubers in Breach of FTC if They Fail to Disclose Sponsorships

    Andy Smith
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Are you a YouTube creator that receives payment or payment in kind for your sponsored videos? Do you declare that interest within the video itself? If you are not crystal clear about paid endorsements, the FTC confirm you are in breach of its guidelines, and it will investigate if it receives enough complaints.
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  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, IBM, FB)

    James Cook
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Good morning! Here's the news you might have missed from yesterday. 1. Apple announced a strong Q4 earnings report yesterday. Revenue and earnings were higher than expected, as was the number of iPhones sold. 2. Apple Pay launched in the US on Monday. It's Apple's new wireless payment system. 3. Staples is investigating whether hackers have stolen credit card data. It's believed that the security breach started in northeastern US stores. 4. IBM shares tumbled after a disappointing Q3 earnings call. Revenues fell 4% year-on-year. 5. UberX and Lyft are now legally allowed to operate at San…
  • Here Comes 5G — The Technology That Will Make Your Smartphone Nearly 50 Times Faster

    Alex Kuzoian and Matt Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Samsung and SK Telecom are giving demos of 5G technology at the World IT Show in Busan, South Korea. And it's incredibly fast. Produced by Alex Kuzoian and Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On TwitterJoin the conversation about this story »

    Cooper Smith
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The retail industry is undergoing a dramatic shift: E-commerce is capturing a larger share of sales than ever before.  We've created a slideshow highlighting the retail categories where e-commerce is having the most impact, and where there is still opportunity for disruption. The shift away from physical retail toward digital retail is happening faster than many observers expected.  BI Intelligence is a research and analysis service focused on mobile computing, digital media, payments, and e-commerce. Only subscribers can download the individual charts and datasets in…
  • IBM's Ginni Rometty Just Confessed To A Huge Failure — And It Might Be The Best Thing For The Company (IBM)

    Julie Bort
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    On Monday, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty quietly but firmly stopped the madness that had been a noose around her neck since she took office. As part of IBM's disappointing quarterly earnings, she said the company is not going to hit $20 earnings per share in 2015, as IBM has been promising for years. This was known internally as Roadmap 2015. This wasn't a promise made by Rometty, but by her predecessor, Sam Palmisano, a couple of years before Rometty took the helm in 2012. Palmisano was doubling down on a tactic that had worked for him. In 2007, he said he was going to deliver earnings of at least…
  • Audi's High-Performance Driverless Car Hits 140 MPH — And Crashes The Audi Website

    Benjamin Zhang
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Audi's RS7 driverless concept car turned its first hot laps on a German racetrack over the weekend. The event was so popular that the live broadcast crashed Audi's website.  The RS7 equipped with Audi "Piloted Driving" technology uses a series of sensors, cameras, and GPS to precisely maneuver the car — accurate down to the centimeter, the carmaker claims. This is no Prius. Audi mounted its driverless technology inside of a 560hp sports sedan, powered by a twin-turbocharged V8. The test car, nicknamed "Bobby" — perhaps after former Indy 500 winners Bobby Rahal or Bobby Unser — took to…
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    MediaStorm Blog

  • Congratulations to PDN and Rangefinder’s InMotion Honorees

    Cortney Cleveland
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    PDN and Rangefinder identified 20 emerging artists to watch in film and video. The InMotion honorees are young artists that have been working at a professional level for five years or less and were nominated by respected industry creatives in commercial, editorial, documentary and wedding fields. There are a few familiar faces among them including MediaStorm’s director of photography Andrew Michael Ellis, Storytelling Workshop participant Gillian Laub and past interns Jon Kasbe and Maisie Crow. Congratulations to our colleagues and friends! See their exceptional work here: They Came…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Premiere Pro Search Bins

    Eric Maierson
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:58 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 great new feature in the most recent update to Premiere Pro (2014.1) is the ability to create search bins. Search bins act like smart folders, allowing you to filter your assets for specific criterion. This is enormously helpful for locating similar items that are otherwise scattered across your project. There are three ways to create a smart bin: Click…
  • Worth Watching #164: Extraordinary Human Beings in Slow Motion

    Cortney Cleveland
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Ben Garvin keeps innovating. – Brian Storm Extraordinary Human Beings in Slow Motion at the Twin Cities Marathon Finish Line from Pioneer Press on YouTube. See what else we think is Worth Watching.
  • There’s Still Time: Apply For the October One Day MediaStorm Workshop

    Cortney Cleveland
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Spend the day with MediaStorm at our One Day Workshop on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in multimedia storytelling, no experience is necessary. Participants spend the day with executive producer Brian Storm learning multimedia storytelling approaches and engaging in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a multimedia story. When the day is done, you will leave with tips and techniques to help you improve the reporting, editing and distribution of your multimedia project. Workshop Details Tuition: $500 per person Location:…
  • Talkin’ Rough Cut Blues

    Eric Maierson
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Currently, I’m smack in the middle of a long and complex rough cut. And that fills me with unease. I struggle to embrace the uncertainty of it all, even though I’ve been here before, literally a hundred times. This is what I tell myself: A rough cut is a sketch. It’s an early attempt to conceive the future. As such, it’s clunky, inelegant and mechanical. The weakness of a rough cut is perhaps most evident in scene transitions: how you connect one section to the next. If you’re like me, you feel a great urge to immediately fix these problems. One could spend hours trying to make…
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    SMP Updates

  • EMEA Firms Unprepared for Workforce of the Future

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Global Study from Oxford Economics and SAP Finds Companies Across EMEA Lack Strategies for Managing Millennials and Widening Skills Gap         AMSTERDAM/PRNewswire/ --The workforce of the future will look d...
  • Qualcomm Drives 802.11ac 2.0 Ecosystem to Bring Faster Wi-Fi Connectivity

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    - Qualcomm Gains Momentum with 802.11ac 2.0 Solutions: Enables New MU-MIMO Products from AVM, Introduces New Chip for Notebooks and Consumer Electronics -         AMSTERDAM/PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporat...
  • American Express Announces Availability in Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Pay On the Go with Apple Pay at Contactless Merchants or in Participating Apps Where American Express Cards are AcceptedAmex Mobile App Connects to Apple Pay for Account Monitoring, Servicing and Access to Rewards and Offers   &nbsp...
  • to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 3, 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Limited ("Changyou" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer and operator in China, will report its third quarter 2014 unaudited financial results on Monday, November 3, 2014, before U.S...
  • to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 3, 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's leading online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group, will report its third quarter 2014 unaudited financial results on Monday, November 3, 2014, before U.S. market h...
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    Music library management blog

  • Why I'm a streaming luddite

    Dan Gravell
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I guess you could say I'm a streaming luddite... Luddite derogatory a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology. "a small-minded Luddite resisting progress" Let's not hold back; music streaming has taken the world by storm and it is taking over mainstream music listening. Talk to anyone under the age of 18 nowadays and they don't seem to even know what an MP3 is, let alone a CD! Over the course of the next years and decades, as those eighteen year olds move into adulthood, music streaming will become ever more pervasive. It's easy to see why. With massive music libraries…
  • Murfie metadata - Murfie responds!

    Dan Gravell
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    After I posted an audit of Murfie metadata last week I was most impressed when a new email dropped through my inbox from their team in charge of ripping and metadata! John Kruse, who handles metadata cleaning, sorting and grooming at Murfie, noticed my post, and in his email answered most of the concerns I outlined with the metadata Murfie delivers. I should first of all say that the metadata provided by Murfie is generally pretty good! There were just a few concerns, some of those subjective. For example, one of the first things I highlighted was an inconsistent use of the YEAR tag. Some…
  • Testing Murfie metadata

    Dan Gravell
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As readers of this blog know, I'm a streaming luddite. There are two main reasons for this: first, the audio quality from most streaming services is sub-CD quality (although this is changing). Secondly, not having ownership of my files feels uncomfortable. I enjoy picking and assembling a music collection, rather than picking simply what to play next from a gargantuan but anonymised catalogue. Edit - 7/20/2014. We received an excellent reply from Murfie. It seems Murfie are serious about improving the metadata provided in their downloaded files, even beyond the current high standard! However,…
  • Release 20140917

    Dan Gravell
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This is another bug fix release, with an important fix for the canonical artist rule. The canonical artist rule was broken in the previous release. When assessing albums for canonical artist names, bliss would report something like: Failed to assess whether canonical artist name java.lang.NoSuchMethodException: artist Not pretty! This release fixes the above problem. As well as... More improvements Here are some more improvements: The untagged tables are now ordered by filename. "Back to list" behaves correctly after fixing something on the album detail page Fixed the layout of the "run out…
  • Songs of Innocence - what it tells us about music 'ownership'

    Dan Gravell
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There's been much discussion and commentary in the past couple of weeks about Apple's free download of U2's new Songs of Innocence album. Following an announcement at the iPhone 6 and Watch event, Apple made the album available to all iTunes customers. Overnight, this album began appearing in people's music libraries. The reaction was not overwhelmingly positive. Hi @tim_cook my iPhone has a virus called "U2" how do I uninstall it?— Owen Williams (@ow) September 11, 2014 Sorry to sound like Grandad but the new U2 album just showing up in my iTunes by magic is freaking me out!
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • Listen To New Smashing Pumpkins Song ‘Being Beige’

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Listen To New Smashing Pumpkins Song ‘Being Beige’: Alternative rock outfit release first song off new album Monuments To An Elegy. The Smashing Pumpkins released their first single off forthcoming album Monuments To An Elegy. The track, entitled Being Beige (World’s On Fire), features Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee on drums. You can listen to it […]The post Listen To New Smashing Pumpkins Song ‘Being…
  • Steve Stevens Talks New Billy Idol Album ‘Kings and Queens of the Underground’

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:04 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.Steve Stevens Talks New Billy Idol Album ‘Kings and Queens of the Underground: Veteran guitarist discusses duo’s new 2014 album, their long-standing creative partnership, his signature guitar line and more in our exclusive interview.  Rebel Yell, White Wedding, Eyes Without A Face. Hearing any of these tracks, takes one back to the 1980′s, when Billy Idol became a staple […]The post Steve Stevens Talks New…
  • Stream New Billy Idol Album ‘Kings and Queens of the Underground’

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:53 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.Stream New Billy Idol Album ‘Kings and Queens of the Underground’: new album follows singer’s recently released autobiography ‘Dancing With Myself.’ Billy Idol’s new autobiography Dancing With Myself came out last week, and he’ll be following his lurid tell-all with Kings and Queens of the Underground, his eight studio album, and first release in nearly a decade. […]The post Stream New…
  • David Bowie Reveals New Song ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:32 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.David Bowie premieres ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ in advance of upcoming 3-disc compilation. David Bowie is set to release his greatest hits/rarities collection Nothing Has Changed on November 17th. And he offered a teaser, premiering  new song ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ on BBC’s Radio 6 program. While this is a new track, […]The post David Bowie Reveals New Song ‘Sue (Or In A…
  • The Church ‘Further/Deeper’ Review

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:26 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 Church ‘Further/Deeper’ Review: Veteran Australian alt-rockers sound refreshed and vibrant, 34 years into their career.  Fans of  The Church have been on a rollercoaster ride the past few years. In 2012, frontman Steve Kilbey threatened to pull the plug due to frustration with their record label. But last year, the crisis seemed averted when the band announced working on […]The post The Church…
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  • So What Happened At DASH?

    Fred Jacobs
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Now that our second DASH conference is history, I heard from a number of people late last week and over this past weekend asking about what transpired at this year’s event. We’ll be recapping DASH, especially for those who were in attendance, but I can tell you that for the second year, we had huge crowds, a very eclectic room, and some amazing presentations and panels.  This mashup of radio and automotive really works, bringing together two storied industries that have common interests, opportunities, and challenges. Everyone’s looking for the main messages and takeaways that…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative – Radio Broadcasting

    Fred Jacobs
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    You may not have it marked on your calendar, but today is the 95th birthday of radio broadcasting, according to Rich Appel writing in BilllboardBiz.  As the story goes, it turns out that it was on this day 95 years ago when Westinghouse Electric engineer Frank Conrad sent music into the ether in Pittsburgh.  Eventually, that company would start KDKA, and the rest,  as they say, is history.  And it was very innovative. Guglielmo Marconi could not have known that his invention would spawn Casey Kasem, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Rock of the ‘80s, and All-Christmas Music.  Radio…
  • Long May You Run

    Fred Jacobs
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    America’s love affair with cars is a relationship that is nearing the century mark.  The freedom to get behind the wheel and drive of with the radio blaring  – whether gas prices are at $4.00 a gallon on not – is something that all of us cherish and enjoy. As a native Detroiter, this amazing relationship between human and machine becomes palpable and personal when Dad takes you to your first Auto Show as a kid or when you’re hanging out at the Woodward Dream Cruise as an adult. It’s the reason why my company’s foray into mobile apps has led us down an amazing path,…
  • Movin’ On

    Fred Jacobs
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Now that we’re deep into the MLB Playoffs, here’s a trivia question for you: Q. Unlike Derek Jeter who spent his entire career with one team (the Yankees, of course), which Major League Player has spent time on the most number of different teams? A. The correct answer is pitcher Octavio Dotel who has worn the uniforms of 13 different teams in a 15 year career. Of course, radio people know that story all too well. As the cliché goes, U-Haul has been the main beneficiary of radio’s transient job nature. In fact, it’s a very rare person who has spent their entire career in the same…
  • The Single Bullet Theory

    Fred Jacobs
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Jācapps COO Bob Kernen knows his way around an app store.  As a guy who understands the in’s out out’s of mobile strategies, his guest post today suggests a change in thinking about what makes a great app.  So stop multitasking for a second and check out his perspective. – FJ Reddit recently released an app for their highly popular Ask Me Anything feature (AMA).  If you’re not familiar with it, Reddit gets notable people to sit down for a session with their users where they can ask that celebrity anything.  The concept has led to some great interviews where the…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • Veuve Clicquot Champions Innovation Launches International Design Contest

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry. In fact, since the brand’s inception over 240 years ago, innovation and creativity have run deep in the Veuve Cliquot DNA. Continuing the spirit of innovation today, Veuve Clicquot are now inviting emerging designers to enter the first international Re-Creation Awards. Veuve Clicquot’s forward thinking roots can be traced back to Madame Clicquot Ponsardin’s invention of ‘riddling’, the process adopted by all champagne houses, still used today, to remove…
  • How British Designers Are Shaping The Future Of Luxury At London Fashion Week

    Michael Edelmann
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    The tents at Somerset House are gone and the fashion crowd has moved on to the next stop in Milan. Another six days of London Fashion Week came to an end but the question is what remains. In between New York, Paris, Tokyo or even Berlin, the importance of London Fashion Week and British designers has been questioned by industry professionals. The UK clothing market grew constantly up to about £50 billion in 2013 according to market research company Mintel. But figures aside, how relevant is British fashion in an international context apart from the success stories of commercial high street…
  • Leading Luxury Brands Merging Digital And Physical Spheres Through Innovative Retail Store Designs

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Today we’re highlighting some of the latest advancements in retail store design with a particular focus on the role of digital. Retail design has gone through major transformations since the first store openings of Bon Marché and Printemps in Paris, Selfridges in London and Macy’s in New York. Ever since, retail stores have had to redefine themselves to keep up with the ever changing landscape of customer tastes and technological advancements influencing the shopping experience. Main innovations in retail design focused on standardisations in the techniques and design qualities…
  • British Heritage Brand London Morgan – Representing Britain’s Last Independent Family-Owned Car Manufacturer – Celebrates Quintessential And Innovative Luxury

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Symbolising the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Britain’s automotive legacy, London Morgan, the official London dealership of The Morgan Motor Company that launched over 100 years ago, is celebrating its first anniversary since opening its doors in South Kensington. Located in Astwood Mews in the heart of South Kensington, a cobbled oasis recently awarded honorary Garden Square status on account of its resident’s horticultural presentations, London Morgan launched in May 2013, neighbouring its sister company Monaco VW. Speaking about London Morgan, Anthony Barrell, Dealer…
  • 3 Ways Digital Innovation Is Driving Engagement In The Luxury Car Market

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    The luxury car sector has long been a leader in adopting the latest technology for design, manufacture and in-car systems however, luxury car brands are now increasingly turning to digital tech to entice customers before they’ve even taken a test drive in a bid to create powerfully engaging experiences. TFOL looks at 3 ways luxury car manufacturers have harnessed digital platforms as part of a strategy to tackle poor performance in the luxury car market. 1. Porsche – Augmented Reality App Designed to support the launch of the Panamera in the Middle East, Porsche’s augmented…
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  • Celebrity pay-per-view: a shining constant of success

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    The potential that pay-per-view has to offer? Limitless. (And in this case, there’s absolutely nothing tongue-in-cheek about it!) Major broadcasting agencies and talented individuals already recognize that potential. We at Cleeng have helped them to transform this potential into a highly profitable benefit through our Cleeng Live! formula. Aside from the sport broadcasters who have already converted to our formula, indie bands, filmmakers and celebrities (read: the most talented experts in their field who are already known worldwide) have begun to also pick up on our solution in order…
  • 3 learnings from implementing mobile payments

    Krzysztof Wiercioch
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    A credit card payment method is a common choice among customers, as it guarantees a fast and safe transaction with any bank. For developers, it’s also relatively easy to create a purchase process in which a customer gets instant access to content (especially when it comes to subscriptions) after adding their credit card. However, more and more buyers are opting for mobile payments. Because of this, developers have needed to shift their thinking into a problem-solving mode: Will this be a recurring payment? Can the customer unsubscribe the payment and, if so, how? Which mobile payment…
  • WFTDA: Sports(wo)manship & passion powered up by pay-per-view

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Women’s flat track roller derby is a relatively young sports discipline, but it has already gained a lot of international recognition, not only among sport aficionados but also journalists. Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) managed to create a modern image of the derby in US and worldwide, and continues to grow a strong community around it. I’m talking to Erica Vanstone (Director of Broadcast Operations of WFTDA) about the origins of the discipline, recent success with the pay-per-view tournaments, and the plans for the future. Monika Zameta: What are the origins of the…
  • Cleeng: finalist of the Sportel Monaco Startup Competition 2014!

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    SPORTEL, held twice a year in Monaco, is the most influential business convention, gathering the representatives of the global sports media industry: broadcasters, TV and satellite networks, international sports federations, marketing agencies, production companies, technology guru’s and content providers. For its 25th Anniversary, Sportel organizes a startup competition, and we’re very happy to be among the 4 finalists! The competition, designed together with Deltatre, highlights the most innovative companies around the globe that rejuvenate the sport broadcasting industry. As Carlo De…
  • Meet Cleeng and Brightcove at Sport Business Summit – London 2014

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We are thrilled to exhibit at Sport Business Summit 2014 in London on October 8th and 9th with our long lasting partner Brightcove. Visit our booth (stand #4) or schedule a meeting to learn more about our powerful cloud-based solutions for delivering and monetising sporting videos – both for live and on-demand events. Cleeng’s advanced e-commerce features are deeply integrated with Brightcove’s market-leading online video platform to offer sport organisations and broadcasters an easy way of managing video offerings, including: price and coupon management, online registration,…
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    Stryve Group

  • 5 Signs You’re Falling Behind in Digital Marketing

    Ryan Burgio
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    “For many B2B companies, there is the mindset that ‘we must be doing this [investing in digital innovation] or else we’ll fall behind.’ And we [at Gartner] do believe there  is a good percentage—we’re still arguing what the percentage is—of companies that will just be out of business in the next five years because they’re just not keeping up. You saw it happen in media and publishing, and you’re going see it happen in other industries” Gartner’s Digital Marketing Spending Survey We’re digital marketers. We eat, sleep and…
  • Laurier Launches “Building Canada’s Best Business School” Website

    Stryve Group
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Waterloo, ON - On October 14th, Wilfrid Laurier University launched a landmark fundraising campaign called Building Canada’s Best Business School. The campaign aims to raise $55 million in order to fund important initiatives for expanding the School of Business & Economics. The areas of focus for the campaign include: The Global Innovation Exchange Student Scholarships Professorships and Chairs International Initiatives Entrepreneurship Excellence in Business Education Startup Fund There is a wealth of information about these focus areas and how you can help be a part of this…
  • Why Ello Isn’t Here to Stay (in Plain English)

    Chloe Jung
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Working in digital marketing, it’s part of my job to keep new social platforms on my radar. In September, there was some pretty significant movement towards one called Ello, the “simple, beautiful & ad-free social network”. Ello was introduced as the anti-Facebook: less noise, more privacy, no ads or selling your information, and more bearded hipsters. But Ello is not going to be around long for the simple reason that although people generally hate Facebook ads, they don’t hate them enough. Life is a series of tradeoffs. We’re all pretty comfortable with that fact by now.
  • 5 Ways To Increase Engagement in Your LinkedIn Group

    Adam Frye
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Whether you are a recent graduate looking to find a leg up on the competitive job market, a seasoned social media professional looking to share some of your hard earned experience, or a company looking to beef up your inbound marketing efforts, creating and managing a LinkedIn group can be an excellent tactic. It allows you to showcase your content, to connect with a large network of like-minded people, and it teaches you the value of community management. If done properly it can turn into the high-end job offer you were looking for, or even create the massive email list your business needs…
  • Stryve Group Nominated for 2014 Readers’ Choice “Favourite Marketing Firm” Award

    Stryve Group
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    It’s that time of the year for The Record’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, and we are thrilled to announce that Stryve Group was nominated for Waterloo Region’s Favourite Marketing Firm category again. We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination for thinking of us! We love the work we do here and we’re thrilled to have you all on board. The voting is open now and closes on Sunday, October 5th at midnight. Since we’re in the company of some other great local marketing firms, we would love to have your support in defending our title! We’ll even sweeten the…
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  • Lionsgate and Google premiere Hunger Games’ District Voices on YouTube

    Rhea Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hunger Games fans, listen up! Google has formed a partnership with the Panem Capitol to release a new miniseries called District Voices on YouTube today.  Each day this week, the Hunger Games’ Capitol TV will release a new video on YouTube featuring daily life in different districts, with never seen before behind-the-scenes tours.     [&hellip The post Lionsgate and Google premiere Hunger Games’ District Voices on YouTube appeared first on wayvs.
  • Chevrolet & MLB do something special on Twitter

    Rhea Thomas
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Over a period of four hours last Friday, Chevrolet shut down its Twitter page and allowed only Major League Baseball’s Twitter followers access to a special social media event. Chevrolet, the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, hosted the event with the hashtag #ChevyAtBat, giving MLB’s Twitter followers the chance to answer trivia and win prizes, such [&hellip The post Chevrolet & MLB do something special on Twitter appeared first on wayvs.
  • Making Metrics Matter: The shift from Social Measurement to Analysis for Insight

    Rob Howe
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The final breakout session from day one of the Spredfast Summit focused on my newest favorite conundrum—data vs. insight. The four-person panel included representatives from Hill Holiday, Houston Methodist Hospital, Whole Foods and Aeropostale.   Brad Blake – Hill Holiday 3 Things to Remember about Social   Hill Holiday did research across all their Facebook [&hellip The post Making Metrics Matter: The shift from Social Measurement to Analysis for Insight appeared first on wayvs.
  • #HalloweenFail with Jimmy Fallon

    Rhea Thomas
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    It’s almost Halloween. Have you chosen your costume? Made plans? Bought candy? Halloween is a fun time of year and a great opportunity to be creative. But, as always, with good things come the … fails. And Jimmy Fallon wants to hear all about your #HalloweenFail.   Hashtag game! Tweet a funny, weird or embarrassing [&hellip The post #HalloweenFail with Jimmy Fallon appeared first on wayvs.
  • Best Supporting Role: Social Care takes Center Stage

    Rob Howe
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Social care is an extension of and essential to the success of your 2014 social media strategy. Session 2 on October 16, 2014 at Spredfast Summit features two panelists and their unique experiences showing how sensational customer care can leave a lasting impression on customer relationships. Here is what we learned from each expert:   [&hellip The post Best Supporting Role: Social Care takes Center Stage appeared first on wayvs.
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    This Is Common » Blog

  • 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…
  • Manchester Central Library Reborn : Launch Event

    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…
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    Beats Music Now

  • Bob Lefsetz Talks Streaming Entertainment History while Apple Seeks Lower Subscription Rates

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Lefsetz Letter comes by email and is an analysis on music, entertainment and technology. Lefsetz wrote a short history on how the last 20 years in film/TV and music has put us squarely into the rental/streaming of our entertainment vs. owning our music, movies and TV shows. Although Beats Music is not mentioned, his post, ‘Netflix vs. Spotify’ lays out how visual entertainment has been training customers for decades to pay a monthly subscription to “rent” film/TV while music stayed with the ‘own-it’ model well into the 21st century. Lefsetz describes…
  • ‘Beat by Beat’ Album Commentary With Banks

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The new album by Banks, ‘Goddess‘, has two versions on Beats Music — the normal release with just music, and what Beats Music calls the ‘Beat by Beat’ version which has a commentary by Banks for each song. Exclusively on Beats Music, the Beat by Beat albums are good added value for fans. Magic! and Common are the other two artists that have Beat by Beat album versions on Beats Music. I wrote about them a few months ago.
  • AT&T and Beats Music Partnership Has Ended

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    When Beats Music launched in January, they had an exclusive deal with AT&T offering subscribers individual and family plans ($9.99 and $14.99 for 5 accounts, respectively). Conveniently, payments were processed through your AT&T phone bill. The offering ended today (see AT&T chat thread below). Beats Music no longer offers a subscription through AT&T. The Beats Music website no longer has an option to subscribe through AT&T and it appears the 5 account Family Plan for $14.99 is no longer available either. The current Beats Music offering is $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
  • Audio Quality Rising On Music Streaming Services

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As Deezer and Tidal begin to enter the U.S. streaming music market, they both have set themselves apart by offering higher quality audio. Most music services are streaming music at 320 kbps, whereas their offering will be flac files at 1,411 kbps (essentially streaming at CD quality). Whether this strategy enables Deezer and Tidal to get a substantial customer base is yet to be determined. Yet offering much higher quality audio might nudge the existing services (Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, etc.) to start moving toward streaming higher quality audio too. This would be a big victory for the…
  • What Is Baboom?

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Baboom is a music streaming service that is planning to launch in early 2015. Based in New Zealand, it is entering the streaming space with hopes of offering a distinct service — a cross between iTunes and SoundCloud. It is unclear weather CEO Grant Edmundson or CFO Tony Smith is responsible for this quote describing their upcoming offering: Baboom’s distinctive design is a world away from the cookie-cutter streaming music services,” he said. “The platform will be open to artists of all kinds, will support high-quality FLAC files, faster downloads and analytics that have…
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    (VIDEO)8 FLOPPY DRIVES PERFORM STAR WARS' IMPERIAL MARCH !Follow the link to Tastefullyoffensive : 8 FLOPPY DRIVES PERFORM STAR WARS' IMPERIAL MARCHPicture from the videoIs this the ultimate geek level ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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  • How to Blog from Your Website

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    You will have many options open to you in the design and functionality of your blog that are not available on the blog hosted.You can use Blogger or WordPress from or Each has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, such as lack of reference groups on Blogger, and raw HTML editing facility relatively poor on WordPress. However, each has its fans and followers, and those changed. Some general fatigue, however, does not provide a wide range of opportunities for those who chose to Word and other programs Blogging own term PSPs own.Those who use hosted…
  • Display Most Commented Posts on Blogger with Yahoo Pipe

    Nurdin Budi M.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a blog we need to accentuate the very articles that we rely on to improve the reader's desire to explore our blog further. There are many ways that can be used in doing so, one of which is by way of display the most commented posts.There is a very easy way of doing the things above, especially if our blog using; using yahoo pipes, you don't have to think hard, but simply used in a simple manner that is like the following guidelines:#1. From your blogger dashboard, select "Layout" menu, then specify the position of the most commented posts widget is placed.#2. Press Add a Gadget…
  • Tips Internet Marketing Monetizing Your Hobby

    Nurdin Budi M.
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Do you have a hobby? Is there something that you enjoy doing, and that you did not think to use to earn some extra money. Well, if there is, this article will give you some ideas for your hobbies and monetize it. I'm going to give you some examples of how easy it is to do, especially some of the sites that are available to us today. After reading this article, and I doubt that you'll be raking in the cash for something you enjoy doing. That will not be a blow.The other day, I was in more than one site YouTube. I do not know what is YouTube. Well, it's a Web site that displays the member…
  • Learn How To Make Your Own Blog Specialized Prevail

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Let's look at the four corners, which you need to focus on the blog, and increase traffic to your place and talk.1)Give your identity blogEvery successful blog requires identity to stand out from the crowd than the other. And identity is you! Allowed to leak your personal tone of your blog, or do you have another method. Let factored planning is possible and practicable. Nature of your blog to make it easier for you and your readers to bond.2)Set Cell Blog This is why you are blogging. It's a specialized subject, or goals that you selected blog. Another argument is that you have to…
  • Add Alexa Rank Checker on Blogger

    Nurdin Budi M.
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Recognition of the credibility of a web traffic is urgently needed on the internet; It is very necessary to know how good the web rank. There are several providers that accommodate web traffic rank system, and one of the most known is addition to web traffic ranking data, also provides information some other much-needed data to analyse the advantages of a web. Therefore, as bloggers we want to provide facilities to the reader the article we can check the alexa rankings of a web.It is very easy to add Alexa Rank Checker Widgets into your blog, especially for those who…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • 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…
  • Five golden principles of audience engagement

    Simon Staffans
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience. The would be an audience that takes what I’ve created or helped create to heart, that engages in the way they’re intended to engage and that teaches the creators a thing or ten about their own creation during the course of the interaction. This would also be an audience that goes beoynd being merely an audience, morphing into a collaborative-producer state, freely creating within the boundaries of the original creation. I have an inkling that this is something quite a few other…
  • Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable

    Simon Staffans
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Cross media, transmedia, multiplatform storytelling, deep media… the terms are legion and intertwining, as I’m sure most readers of this blog know already. At the heart of all of them lies an urge to tell compelling stories over more than one media, in ways that engages and immerses the audience and utilize the strengths of each media platform, making them support each other and offer the audience a more fulfilling experience. While that’s the core of the practices, that’s also where most people coming into the field as creators and producers get lost. For creative, nimble minds, the…
  • Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole!

    Simon Staffans
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    One of the more interesting projects this autumn comes from Alison Norrington and Steve Peters, veterans of the-perhaps-previously-called-transmedia-or-perhaps-currently-called-transmedia-I-don’t-think-I-can-keep-up-any-longer-scene. It’s called Project: Alibi, and its aim is to scare people in an immersive and engaging way. They’ve successfully crowdfunded the project (although there are a couple of stretch goals still achievable (and, full disclosure, I’m backing them as well)). I caught up with the pair to ask a couple of questions about the project: Q: What is Project: Alibi?
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    » Media

  • 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…
  • Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Burning man is as much a cultural phenomenon as it is an art festival, and photographer Trey Ratcliff did his best to capture this balance.  Check out some of the stunning images by Trey Ratcliff at this year’s event. The post Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff appeared first on .
  • Damien Rice Announces his First Album in Eight Years: Listen to the Title Track Here

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Irish folk singer, Damien Rice has announced his new album after an eight year absence from the music scene. Entitled ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, it will be released on 3rd November, a long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘9‘. The title track will be available to stream on Spotify from today and the first single ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’ will premiere later this month. Speaking frankly about the record and his break from music, Rice explains that “sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.” You can check the…
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    Mangled Media

  • 16 of 31 Halloween Films – Dog Soldiers

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Dog Soldiers is a indie UK horror film about soldiers and wolves. On a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands a group of soldiers are hunted by something they didn’t expect to find. Yes, Dog Soldiers is far from perfect, but what it does, it does very well. Tension is built and the characters come across as real and this is a credit to how good the script is. Plenty of gore and some lovely kills, utilising my favourite thing in horror films, practical FX. The one thing that Dog Soldiers is all about is entertaining you and it achieves this through its entire runtime
  • 1000 Views – Thank You

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    This morning we hit and surpassed a 1000 views on the website. We are very happy about reaching this landmark and would like to thank everyone that is in that number. We will get bigger and have a number of ideas for original content. Thank you for your continued support.
  • 15 of 31 Halloween Films – A Nightmare on Elm Street

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Robert Englund plays perhaps the greatest horror movie villain of all time, Freddy Krueger a serial child killer who attacks the children of the townsfolk that killed him, through their dreams. Wes Craven is obviously one of the true great horror directors and with Nightmare on Elm Street he creates a truly great film. It’s violent and the gore is great, but that isn’t the only thing going for it. It has a lot of genuine scares with the psychology of the movie and the characters, being what makes Freddy such a scary monster and with the great Freddy one-liners, part of what makes…
  • 14 of 31 Halloween Films – Idle Hands

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Idle hands is the touching story of a stoner and his hand….that murders people. Idle Hands was a big box office failure, but has achieved some sort of cult status, because it wasn’t all that bad. There are some very nice moments of blood and gore. The film that really launched Jessica Alba’s career, well it made us take notice of her and to top it off, it is funny, very funny. Idle Hands may not be the most intelligent or sophisticated of films, but as a dark comedy, it does it’s job very well, mixing laughs with some nice violence.
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 1

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Alien Isolation a heart pounding, fear inducing ride that our friends at Recoil won’t play alone. Yes they maybe a bit scared but that isn’t going to stop them from playing it through so you can have a jolly good laugh at their expense. Facebook – Twitter – Youtube –
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