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  • Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay.

    Early adopter...early predictor...
    Jared Hendler
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    How stupid is this? Led by Walmart’s payment technology consortium called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), CVS & Rite Aid decide to block ApplePay in order to protect the launch of their own QR code system. This will help no-one. NFC, a more widely used, more secure and already well established/well recognized system has been adopted by both Google (Google Wallet) & Apple (Apple Pay). Does anyone remember the VHS vs. Betamax video tape wars? The benefits of not needing a traditional wallet or having to carry your credit cards around are reason enough, but greater security is…
  • Last Chance to Enter the DSLR Kit Giveaway Video News
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    As a publisher of camera reviews, we get more cameras sent to us than a typical video enthusiast, but that doesn’t diminish any excitement when a camera gets delivered! If you enjoy tearing through packaging and discovering every piece that is included, then you should enter our contest for the Ultimate Run-and-Gun DSLR Kit.
  • Sanity on Ebola, Money and Midterms, & #GamerGate

    On the Media
    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. 
  • Top 10 tips for lead generating web design

    This Is Common » Blog
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    There is a constant struggle in marketing between trying to create the best possible product for your consumers, and using the appropriate marketing techniques to reach your customers with news of this product. No matter how good your product may be, if consumers aren’t aware of it, they won’t buy it. The field of web design is highly complex, and some users choose to simply display static information on their site for all to see. This approach is termed ‘flat’ web design, since it does not permit users to interact with the hosted content. Lead generating web design, the more modern…
  • It's Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

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    Carla Marshall
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.
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    TED Blog

  • A last-minute Halloween costume: Be a TED speaker

    Emily McManus
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    If you’re trick-or-treating tomorrow but you haven’t thought about a costume yet — and you have 20 minutes to run to the dollar store — a modest suggestion: be a TED Talks speaker. You’ll need: 1 pack of fuzzy pipe cleaners 1 pack of pompoms or small foam balls 1 sealed pack of 4×6″ index cards 1 large piece of black paper (or a black paper napkin) 1 pack of craft foam sheets or stickers tape and/or glue Bright-colored outfit (no black, please) For ladies, try a statement necklace. No dangly earrings. To make the headset mic: Choose a large pompom or foam ball and affix…
  • TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections

    Kate Torgovnick May
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization. Created by: Santiago Ortiz At first glance, the image above may look like an artistic tangle of worms. But it is actually a visualization of the words that appear most often in TED Talk descriptions. Each line corresponds to a word, and its snaking movement shows how its frequency of use has changed over time. Mouse over the word “work” and you can see that the line plateaus in 2007 and 2008, then stairsteps down from there. Meanwhile, the line for the…
  • The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, “We the Economy,” has a tagline that really explains it best. Billed as “20 short films you can’t afford to miss,” this online series brings together filmmakers and economists to answer big questions about the economy via short films. The series features the work of several TED community members—directors include Jon M. Chu (watch the TED performance, “In the internet age, dance evolves”) and Jehane Noujaim (watch her TED Prize talk, “My…
  • 8 smart strategies TEDx organizers use to find great speakers

    Hailey Reissman
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Talks on science, space and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine and folding paper towels. Every day, all over the globe, TEDx organizers are tirelessly working to find inventive, ingenious speakers ready to bring talks to life We asked 10 TEDx organizers to share the process behind sourcing great speakers and great talks. Below, 8 pieces of advice that came up again and again: Look for the ideas your community cares about, and then look for the people who can speak on them. What ideas and questions are starting to percolate where you live? Now, do some research on who has…
  • How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)

    Laura McClure
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. That all changed in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — released a book called How to Think Up and excited the imaginations of his fellow Mad Men. Since 1942, the idea-generation technique that began life in a New York creative firm has grown into the happy kudzu of Silicon Valley startups. Somewhere near Stanford, an introvert cringes every time the idea comes up of sitting in a roomful of colleagues, drawing…
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  • Guru Digital Media a Huge Success at CONSAC National Sign & Graphics Tradeshow

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Guru Digital Media, a leading manufacturer of digital electronic displays, announced their successful showing at the CONSAC National Sign & Graphics Tradeshow 2014, which is the Sign Association of Canadas National Tradeshow that attracts delegates from ...
  • Prime Social Group aligns with Bulldog Digital Media for the branded digital experience of their leading music festivals

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The leading independent music promoter in the midwest has built a deep roster of domestic and international music festivals that are wildly popular with millennials and are now available for digital presentation through the Bulldog DM partnership LOS ...
  • Digital Media Asia Awards, Hackathon and Conference Drive Innovation in News Media

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    SINGAPORE, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WAN-IFRA's rolling series of global digital media events will come to Asia in November when Digital Media Asia 2014 brings publishers and editors together with hackers, designers, producers and other new media ...
  • ISL scores with digital media

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    It has been more than two weeks since the ambitious Indian Super league (ISL) was inaugurated. TV ratings for the first week matches were off the charts; as much as 12 times that of FIFA World Cup 2014 opening day and double of the opening week reach for ...
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    30 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Filmmaker Christopher Coppola, the nephew of Francis Ford and older brother of Nicolas Cage will present PAH-FEST (Project Accessible Hollywood) November 2-9 at locations in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County and Humboldt county. As founder of..
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    Digital Media Law

  • 'Citizenfour' Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Driverless cars are on the road now – Google’s fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving – and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the country (video). Google has predicted 2017 for first commercial availability, while Nissan and Mercedes say it will be 2020. The cars are highly complex systems whose sheer quantity of software surely exceeds the hundred million lines of source code in today’s non-autonomous vehicles. They weigh…
  • 2030 May Be The Year They’ll Take Your Driver's License Away

    18 Jun 2014 | 6:34 pm
    I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn’t really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 billion! – that’s the company’s valuation, not the price of a ride) and Google’s driverless cars (development cost unknown), and I decided it was time to connect the dots: once a car learns to drive, there’s no need to own it and there’s no need for a driver. That’s because the car can come when called, take you to your destination, then go off and pick up someone else. That sounds great and I’m hardly the first to connect those…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens — One of the Fastest Canon Primes You Can Buy

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

    Thomas Hawk
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I had a great time out photowalking last Thursday night with a great SF crew around downtown SF. The walk was hosted by the always awesome Microsoft store in San Francisco (go check them out in the Westfield Centre in SF). Thank you to everyone who came out for the walk. It was great to see old friends and also make some new ones. We started out the walk in the center itself and got some nice photos of the great dome. From there we made our way up Powell Street, shooting some of the local color around Union Square and eventually made our way to the very top of Nob Hill. Originally we planned…
  • Time to Go Macro With the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    While the EF 135mm f/2L USM is my favorite Canon L Series lens, one thing it does not do is macro photography. With a minimum focus distance of 3 feet, the EF 135mm lens can do a great job with a lot of flowers or other traditional macro subjects, but it really cannot do traditional macro work. If you want a very high quality portrait lens that can also do macro work, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the lens for you. Like the EF 135mm lens, this lens is an Image Stabilization lens which is helpful to minimize camera shake when you take those super close very precise macro shots. This is…
  • My Favorite Lens of All, the Sharp, Smooth, Feel of the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    For those of you who know me or follow my work, you probably already know about my love affair with the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM telephoto lens. Simply put, this is my favorite lens I have ever used in my life. It’s also the lens I use for probably 70% of the photographs which I produce. This is a workhorse lens and I believe it is the sharpest lens that Canon makes. If I could only own a single Canon prime lens, this would be it. Professional grade Canon L series lenses are not cheap. Canon’s L series represent their top of the line optics. They are what almost all Canon professional…
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  • Redbox Testing Multiple Price Points

    Erik Gruenwedel
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Redbox continues to test up to three price points in 11 markets nationwide in an effort to safeguard against projected flat rental growth due to box office uncertainty and other issues, Scott Di Valario, CEO of parent Outerwall, told analysts on the Oct. 30 fiscal call. Redbox operates almost 36,000 kiosks nationwide and has rented more than 3.7 billion discs. Di Valerio said the pricing tests – started in August at undisclosed locations – have been closely monitored. Redbox last tested pricing in 2011, which resulted in a 20% hike nationwide $1.20 for DVDs; $1.50 Blu-ray Disc.
  • Time Warner Cable Loses 184,000 Video Subs in Q3

    Erik Gruenwedel
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    With Comcast closer to regulatory approval of its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, how many video subs it absorbs when consummation occurs remains a question mark. That’s because Time Warner Cable lost 184,000 video subscribers in the third-quarter (ended Sept. 30), to end the period with 10.8 million subs. The nation’s No. 2 cabler has lost 370,000 combined subs through the first three months of 2014. That’s actually a 40% improvement year-over-year when TWC reported a 616,000-video sub loss through nine months. The year-ago period saw a mass subscriber exodus following a…
  • Redbox Launching Rental Loyalty Program

    Erik Gruenwedel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Redbox has begun rolling out “Redbox Play Pass,” a point-based loyalty program that gives registered email customers the opportunity to earn free DVD movie rentals. Redbox Play Pass members earn 10 points for each movie or game they rent, and when they reach 100 points, they’ll get a credit good for a one-day movie rental. The promotion comes as Redbox saw a 14% decline in the number of kiosk transactions during its most recent fiscal quarter. Redbox is emailing “Play Pass” invitations via groupings based on its database of more than 35 million consumer emails.
  • Soft Release Slate Undermines Redbox Q3 Financials

    Erik Gruenwedel
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    As expected, Hollywood’s dearth of box office hits and abridged retail releases contributed to Redbox generating a 6% decline in third-quarter (ended Sept. 30) operating income to $85.7 million, compared with operating income of $91 million during the prior-year period. Redbox saw nearly 14% fewer (18 million) rental transactions in the period. The Bellevue, Wash.-based kiosk vendor, which operates more than 36,000 units nationwide, said revenue declined 11% to $438 million on more than 172 million rentals, compared with a 2.1% increase a year ago. Redbox said the year-over-year…
  • Starz Launching SVOD Service in Select Foreign Markets

    Erik Gruenwedel
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    As expected, Starz Oct. 30 confirmed it is launching a subscription streaming service in select international markets featuring proprietary programing. Starz Play SVOD is a partnership with Parsifal Entertainment Group, the Swedish consortium that helped HBO bow its first SVOD platform, HBO Nordics. Pricing details and markets have not been disclosed. Starz Play SVOD will feature Starz's growing base of original programing, which includes the “Spartacus” franchise, “Outlander,” “Power,” “Black Sails,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,”…
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  • Justice League of America Vol 1 260

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
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  • Female Furies (New Earth)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
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  • Ivan Slavicky (Catwoman)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
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  • Laurel Hedare (Catwoman)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
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  • Thomas Lone (Catwoman)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
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    On the Media

  • Sanity on Ebola, Money and Midterms, & #GamerGate

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. 
  • 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.
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    Paolo's Weblog

  • Good days

    Paolo Valdemarin
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    There are no bad days for great walks. I have enjoyed myself quite a lot under some very miserable weathers (as long as I had the right attire). And then there are days like today: with better colours.
  • Pre-heated trousers

    Paolo Valdemarin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
  • Tatin

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

    Paolo Valdemarin
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
  • Autumn is coming

    Paolo Valdemarin
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
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  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    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…
  • 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…
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  • Top 3 Impacts of Monitoring Software Defined Networks

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Software Defined Networking. SDN. It's difficult to find a bigger buzzword in the industry today.By architecturally separating the control plane (the brains in a network device), from the forwarding plane (the muscle moving packets around), the networking industry is looking to help IT personnel build networks capable of being configured and reconfigured instantaneously for increased business agility.Different vendors are bringing varied strategies to how SDN-based infrastructures are deployed. These differences can be confusing. However, a recent study by Infonetics Research shows that 87%…
  • Effective Communications - Developing Your Communication Skills

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    You will learn how to:Determine your own preferred communication style.Use this information to develop and enhance your communication skills.Identify and respond appropriately to other people’s emotions.Apply the six components of the RESULT communications principle.Overcome the most common barriers to successful communication. Chapter 1 - Effective Communication in the WorkplaceChapter 2 - Workplace Communication StylesChapter 3 - Recognizing Workplace Communication StylesChapter 4 - Perceptual PreferencesChapter 5 - Attitudes to CommunicationsChapter 6 - Communication…
  • Top 10 Ways for Businesses to Make the Most of Mobile Broadband

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The network is important, but it is just the starting point. Mobile broadband is only beginning to change the way you do business. Is your business getting the most out of mobile broadband? Download these tips to learn more.Request Free!
  • Breakthrough Innovations in Application Visibility & Control

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this free, live-streamed event, you'll learn how new Riverbed® SteelHead™ 9.0 gives you more visibility and control to optimize the delivery of all your apps – including SaaS apps – over public and private networks.Learn how you can:Achieve deep application visibility in a hybrid world to maximize end-user productivitySimplify management, reduce costs, and ensure peak performance with application-level, business-intent controlOptimize secure delivery of all apps – on premise, cloud and SaaS – across all networks – corporate, internet VPN, and public internetStop worrying about…
  • Assuring Ethernet Backhaul Performance

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The evolution from circuit-switched technologies such as ATM, TDM and frame relay, to packet-switched technology such as Carrier Ethernet means less cost for carriers in terms of devices, and convergence in both the network layers in the core and fixed and mobile access networks at the edge. However, it also heralds a significant rise in the number of technologies and devices they must support, as well as increasing the number of potential network failure points and performance bottlenecks. With both fixed and wireless customers demanding a full range of multimedia services free from network…
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  • The Very Strange Politics of Silicon Valley

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    Don't confuse reductionism with science. The world is a messy place and doesn’t yield softly to mathematical formulas or pure logic. Related posts: Peter Thiel’s 4 Rules For Creating A Great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today, Strategy Must Take Into Account New Sources Of Power

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    The will to power no longer implies climbing to the top of the heap, but edging towards the center of the circle. That’s made power far less stable, but no less desirable. Related posts: The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Combine Marketing Tech With Marketing Guts

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Big data makes it cheaper and easier to test concepts, but marketing is still about coming up with the big idea. Algorithms are great at optimization, but terrible at imagination. Related... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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  • Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay.

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

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

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

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

    Jennifer Graber
    31 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
    31 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 Rooms Brings Back the Chatroom

    Jessica Cherok
    31 Oct 6198 | 6:14 am
    Summary: Miss the old chatroom style of the 1990s? If so, Facebook has just the feature for you. The launch of their new Rooms app brings back fond memories of message boards. Facebook is seeking to bring people together based off common likes and experiences. It’s not about chatting with people you already know. It’s about chatting with people who share the same interests.
  • Facebook's Year of Birth Not Working for 114-Year-Old

    Jessica Cherok
    31 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.
  • Finding 'X' in the CRM Equation

    Jerry Northup
    31 Oct 3525 | 6:15 am
    Summary: When the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) first became reality more than 20 years ago, there were relatively few variables at work. The concept of building databases from point-of-sale interactions, phone inquiries, and word-of-mouth endorsements was something that simply added up.
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  • Didn't See That Coming! THIS Surprise Tip Will Increase Video Sharing [Toby's Creator Tip #166]

    Carla Marshall
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you want your viewers to share your videos across their social networking sites? Of course you do! In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you a very simple trick that will help encourage people to share your videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social media.
  • Cat Videos on YouTube: 2 Million Uploads, 25 Billion Views

    Carla Marshall
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    You knew that cat videos basically ran the internet, right? But did you know that YouTube hosts around 2 million of them? And that those videos have received 24.6 billion views between them? Celebrate National Cat Day with some quick stats about our favorite content.
  • Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Aren't More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?

    Carla Marshall
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?
  • How-to Create Videos Around YouTube Tent-Pole Programming [#TubeTalk #47]

    Dane Golden
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Creating video content around tent-pole events such as festive holidays, or big sporting occasions, is a very efficient way of maximizing your video marketing opportunities. But what is tent-pole programming, and how long before an event should you post your content?
  • It's Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

    Carla Marshall
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.
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  • Hello world!
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    WordPress へようこそ。これは最初の投稿です。編集もしくは削除してブログを始めてください !
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  • 13 Of The Most Popular Tech Company CEOs, According To Their Employees

    Eugene Kim
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    It’s tough being a CEO. You have to constantly meet your sales goals while coming up with new ideas. You have to motivate your employees and keep expanding the business, too. Things only get harder if you’re in tech, where everything changes so quickly. And, on top of that, if you’re at a public company where shareholders scrutinize your every move? Forget about it. That’s why staying popular among employees often gets put on the back burner of many tech CEOs. Yet, the truly talented CEOs manage to keep both their employees and shareholders happy. Bloomberg put together a list of the…
  • Steve Jobs On Departed Android Founder Andy Rubin: 'Big, Arrogant ...' (AAPL, GOOG)

    Jay Yarow
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Steve Jobs did not like Android, or the guy that ran it, Andy Rubin, according to a book on the Google-Apple smartphone wars.  Jobs told friends that he thought Rubin was a "big, arrogant f**k," according to Fred Vogelstein's, Dogfight: How Apple And Google Went To War And Started a Revolution. When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, Google was already working on Android, its own smartphone operating system. Google bought Android, which was Rubin's startup, for ~$50 million in 2005.  According to Dogfight, when Apple announced the iPhone, Rubin realized he would have to throw…
  • How An Oil Engineer Discovered Auto-Tune And Changed The Music Industry Forever

    Business Insider
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Before inventing Auto-Tune, the software that would change the music industry forever, Andy Hildebrand was a research scientist in the oil industry. Working for Exxon Production Research and then Landmark Graphics, a company he co-founded, Hildebrand developed software for processing data from reflection seismology, a method of estimating properties of Earth's subsurface using reflected seismic waves. His innovations were great for finding oil, and they reportedly made him a lot of money. Here's a screenshot of Landmark's geophysical analysis software today: But…
  • Amazon Exec: 'We Didn't Get The Price Right' On The Fire Phone

    Jillian D'Onfro
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    An Amazon executive admitted that the company priced its smartphone too high, Fortune's JP Mangalindan reports.  "We didn’t get the price right," Amazon senior vice president of devices David Limp told Mangalindan. "I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we’re also willing to say, ‘we missed.’ And so we corrected." Amazon's Fire phone originally cost $199 but the company shot the price down to 99 cents after only a few months. In its most recent earnings call, the company admitted that it took a…
  • Andy Rubin, Founder Of Android, Is Out Of Google (GOOG)

    Jay Yarow
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Andy Rubin, the Google executive responsible for the creation of Android, is out of the company, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.  Google confirmed the report with CEO Larry Page, saying in a statement to the Journal, “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion plus happy users. Thank you.” Rubin came to Google when it bought his tiny startup, Android, in 2005. When he got to Google, Android was basically just an idea. By the time he stopped running Android in March 2013, it was the world's most widely…
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  • Rest in Peace, Benny

    Eric Maierson
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Benny Villanova, the subject of our workshop story The American-Made Benny, passed away on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. He was 65. A resident of Woodhaven, Queens, he was born in Sicily and immigrated to this country as young boy. He began working at the New York Sanitation Department in 1979 and later worked out of his garage, selling discarded goods as a self-styled “garbologist.” Benny was a Vietnam veteran, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. Benny was a complicated man and we at MediaStorm hope that he has found peace. We share our condolences with the Villanova family.
  • Eric’s Travel Bag for Presentations

    Eric Maierson
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Last week, I traveled to Norway to discuss the MediaStorm workflow and methodology. Here’s what I brought: BAGS Tom Bihn Brain Bag Tom Bihn Brain Bag – A really large and comfortable backpack with two main compartments and lots of outside room. I love this bag and can’t say enough good things about it. Vertical Freudian Slip – This is an insert for the Tom Bihn bag that has 12 pockets and compartments. Great for cables. Cargo Works 11″ MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve – A small pouch that snugly holds my Air and iPad inside the Tom Bihn and keeps them from rattling…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Automatic File Renaming with Mac Yosemite (10.10)

    Eric Maierson
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:27 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. The new free release of the Mac operating system, Yosemite (10.10) offers an easy way to automate file renaming straight from the Finder. Previously, you needed to write an Automator script or purchase an additional application. To begin, simply right-click the Finder files you’d like to rename and then select Rename [x] Items… from the contextual menu.
  • Worth Watching #165: Tuck Me In

    Cortney Cleveland
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    What??? – Eric Maierson Tuck Me In from FILMINUTE on YouTube. See what else we think is Worth Watching.
  • MediaStorm Accepting Spring Internship Applications Through November 1st

    Cortney Cleveland
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    We’re currently accepting applications for our Spring 2015 internship. If you’re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about multimedia, we’d love to hear from you. The internship generally runs from January to April, but start dates are flexible. We’re looking for applicants with experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or web development. Internships are paid. How to Apply All applications must be submitted through our online application form. Applicants should be prepared to supply: Links to pieces produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in…
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    SMP Updates

  • Digital Media Strategies 2015

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Digital Media Strategies Date: 9-11  March 2015Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AGDigital Media Strategies takes place 9–11 March 2015 at Kings Place, London. It brings together a global audience of over 450 sen...
  • Flipboard Introduces Topics; Powered By The Millions Of Curators On Flipboard

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    34,000 Topics Let Readers Go Deep on Any Interest While The New Daily Edition Creates a Single Place to Catch Up Every MorningThird Generation of Flipboard Also Introduces a New Interface Designed Specifically for Phones    &nb...
  • Mindjet Releases 'Predictions,' a New Crowd Analytics Capability in SpigitEngage

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    New Module Helps Businesses Make Better Decisions Using Crowd-Predicted Quantitative DataLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired) -  Mindjet, the global leader in SaaS solutions for enterprise innovation management, today announced the release o...
  • Cloud Computing Places IT Firmly in Control, Says Verizon 'State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014' Report

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    More Enterprises and Government Agencies Migrating Mission-Critical Workloads to the CloudNEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of enterprises are now using cloud technology, services and solutions as part of their IT infrastructure, accordin...
  • Nextbit Unveils the Future of Mobile

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Google Ventures and Accel Partners-Backed Company Releases Next Step Toward Ambitious Vision of Transformative Mobile Experiences, Is Available in Limited Beta Exclusively on CyanogenHALF MOON BAY, CA--(Marketwired) - Nextbit, a company reimaginin...
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  • B&H Offers Huge Price Reduction on GH4 Kit

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    For those looking to make the jump to high-end 4K without stomaching quite as much sticker price pain, B&H Photo & Video is offering a discount on a kit for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 right now. Regularly priced at around $4,700, the kit comes with a GH4 body, a DMW-YAGH interface, and a LUMIX G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, all for $3895.
  • Dive-friendly 360Fly Buzzing into Action Cam Fray

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Action junkies outdo things all the time. They outrun cheetahs, they out-spacedive the last person to do it, and they even out-action their action camera’s 170-ish degree field of view. For them, there is a solution – the 360fly.
  • Samsung and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Partner on Samsung NX1 Campaign

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Samsung is launching a new campaign for their premium compact system camera, the NX1, and is partnering with a familiar face. Renowned actor and filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord, have partnered with Samsung to help promote the new device.
  • Last Chance to Enter the DSLR Kit Giveaway

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    As a publisher of camera reviews, we get more cameras sent to us than a typical video enthusiast, but that doesn’t diminish any excitement when a camera gets delivered! If you enjoy tearing through packaging and discovering every piece that is included, then you should enter our contest for the Ultimate Run-and-Gun DSLR Kit.
  • Render Settings for YouTube

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Render settings vary from project to project, client to client, and enthusiast to professional in some cases. So, if a video’s final destination is YouTube, as it is for many, what are the recommended best settings when rendering a video?
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    Music library management blog

  • File paths and case sensitivity

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

    Dan Gravell
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Rant mode on. There's a time and a place for case sensitivity. Music players aren't it. Rewind: case sensitivity is where two items of text are only treated as equal if both the characters and the case of the characters are the same. If we have two pieces of text: "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations" and "Blinking Lights And Other Revelations" they are equals in terms of the characters, but not the case. Therefore they are not equal when taking into regard case sensitivity. In most cases, when organising a music library, case sensitivity should not be important (with one big exception…
  • 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,…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • Housecore Fest Concert Review: Danzig/Samhain at Emo’s

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:44 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.Housecore Fest Concert Review: Danzig/Samhain at Emo’s: moody metal frontman closes Housecore Horror Fest in style: The 2014 Housecore Horror Fest came to a close at Emo’s on Sunday in suitable fashion: after the old-school thrash of Dallas’s Warbeast and the sloppy sludge of Eyehategod, it was time for Danzig. Click here for my exclusive 2014 […]The post Housecore Fest Concert Review: Danzig/Samhain at…
  • Glenn Danzig Interview: Housecore, Samhain and a Busy 2015

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 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.Glenn Danzig Interview: Housecore, Samhain and a Busy 2015. The veteran rocker discusses his upcoming  HHF set and busy musical plans for next year. Glenn Danzig has a reputation for being a difficult interview, but he was friendly and approachable when I spoke with him about his upcoming Danzig/Samhain performance at Austin’s 2014 Housecore Horror Film Festival. […]The post Glenn Danzig Interview: Housecore, Samhain and…
  • 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…
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  • Easy Peasey

    Fred Jacobs
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Since our DASH Conference earlier in the month, there has been no shortage of conversation and buzz about all things “connected car.”  Some of the stories reinforce a great deal of activity from the automakers, while others are simply making wild and crazy statements about cars that equipped with digital connectivity. For example, the early numbers (including our own Techsurvey10) show that Boomers are most likely to purchase or lease one of these vehicles with Ford SYNC or AudiConnect.  So the theory goes that there won’t be a trickle down effect that will reach younger…
  • Absolute(ly) Fabulous

    Fred Jacobs
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    When it comes to digital initiatives, I’m often asked, “But who’s doing it right?” And if you search the web hard enough, you’re likely to find an interesting idea here, or a clever application there. But in terms of big picture thinking, it’s scattershot at best.  This seems to be especially true of radio station websites, often dismissed by PDs and talent as slow, cumbersome, hard to change, and largely unresponsive with listeners.  Most of them love the instant gratification of social media and other more immediate tools that can provide high impact in almost real time. So…
  • Free Investment Advice!

    Fred Jacobs
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    You know the value of free investment advice (or free radio consulting) – not much. So please read today’s blog post with two jaundiced eyes. I am not a professional stock picker, a day trader, or someone who has always made the best choices in real estate investments. But I have a growing theory about companies and stocks. I don’t check the typical CNBC or Merrill Lynch metrics. You won’t catch me studying P/E ratios, EBITDA, or the other numbers that captivate investment analysts. Instead, I ask myself this question about companies I’m considering investing in: Have they become…
  • Taylor Made

    Fred Jacobs
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    You may have read about the big news out of Country radio that Taylor Swift’s new pop song, “Shake It Off,” is virtually formata non grata. Most programmers simply avoided it because it doesn’t fit the Country format. And the release of the entire album, 1989, is an obvious step by Swift to mine mass appeal contemporary pop real estate. While most Country programmers say they hold nothing against Taylor (who has been an amazing ambassador to many stations, their PDs, and their families), many hope that a true Country album is in her future. Throughout the history of radio formats,…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: WTOP Digital

    Fred Jacobs
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    There are many factors that have contributed to Hubbard Radio’s All-News WTOP in Washington, D.C., being the top billing station in the United States for the last four years running.  They were one of the first News/Talk stations to make the leap to FM, which significantly improved their market coverage, and in turn, the ratings.  WTOP also excels at understanding the essence of their market.  Their focus on the federal government and the area’s heinous traffic problems go to the heart of their connection with their local audience. From top to bottom, WTOP is staffed with a group of…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • When will wearable technology become ready to wear?

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Apple’s iWatch launch gave the discussion around wearable technology a new boost for the fashion industry. However, as a recent article in The Guardian states: “the reality is that wearable technology is still very much on the margins of fashion. No fashion brand alignment will fix the awkwardness of the technology.” With this in mind, we at The Future of Luxury wanted to know more about who are the leading fashion designers that embrace wearable technology in their collections? And which skills need to be adapted to bring it to the market? Richard Nicoll Tinkerbell London Fashion Week…
  • 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…
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  • Did Russian hackers slip into the White House?

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Security experts are pointing fingers at Russian hackers for a cyber attack against the White House that came to light late Tuesday, marking the latest high-profile attacks linked to that country. The attack doesn’t appear to have caused much harm. There was no evidence that hackers had breached classified networks. This may have been a test to determine what the security culture is at the White House before targeting more sophisticated networks,” said Armond Caglar, a senior threat specialist at the firm TSC Advantage. Beyond that, the White House attack shows that even some of the…
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Most American clocks will spring forward again in early 2015, when DST resumes on Sunday, March 8. And, as in previous years, the approaching end of U.S. daylight savings time has sparked heated debate about the virtues of springing forward and falling back. (Related: “Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time.”) Take the population of Utah, a majority of whom would rather drop DST, according to a summer online opinion poll on the future of timekeeping in Utah, conducted by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Sixty-seven percent of those…
  • ‘Dating’ vs. ‘Married’: How Text Messages Change Over Time

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    One of the biggest surprises is the decline of the word “love” as the relationship progresses? “Text messages became more predictable, but only because all of the unpredictable things were said in person. We no longer have to text ‘I love you’ from a distance in the middle of the night. I can now roll over, snuggle with my husband and whisper it into his ear.” I ran across this very interesting article in The Atlantic by Megan Garber,  Read the article for more information.
  • Charge Credit cards on your phone without a dongle for less

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Are you a businessman who needs to take credit cards?  Perhaps you are a professional handyman, photographer, artist or traveling insurance salesman. Try Flint Mobile. Competitors like Square, PayPal or PayAnywhere are oriented toward businesses that might have a shop. In addition to using a smartphone, for instance, Square also promotes the idea of using an iPad tablet as a cash register on a countertop. Flint big score is with helping small business stay brick-and-mortarless. Flint just scored $9.4 million to help grow their platform. Founded in the spring of 2011, the company offers an…
  • Does the Internet ever sleep?

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    New York City is the city that never sleeps, and a new study from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineeringshows it’s home to plenty of active Internet connections around the clock. But there are plenty of places around the globe where the Internet actuallydoessleep at night. While the United States and parts of southern Africa and Western Europe display pretty much constant Internet connectivity, countries such as Armenia, Georgia, and Belarus follow a diurnal usage pattern that sees Internet usage peak as the day progresses and then taper off at night. As…
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    Webtise » blog

  • Facebook Updates…We Want them!

    Dolly Williams
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    If you logged into your Facebook yesterday you may have noticed a few small updates to your pages. There is now a square icon on the posting section to show you which account you are posting as and the schedule button as been integrated into the post button. There is also now the feature to save the posts as a draft to edit and post later and to even backdate a post. After seeing these updates, I started doing some research with the hope that the update included Facebook’s latest app, Paper, being available in the UK.  For anyone that hasn’t seen it, Paper…
  • Mail Chimp is on the go with new snap feature

    Dolly Williams
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Mail Chimp users can now connect with their subscribers whilst out and about. The design and distribute email platform has released a new mobile app that lets you email snaps directly from your phone using Instagram and your camera roll. You can send these quick notes to your subscribers quickly and easily. Before you would have to log in through the Mail Chimp interface to create an email but with this new feature you will be able to create quick photo-centric notes to stay up to date with your customers. Mail Chimp Snap is currently only available for iPhone users on iOS 7.1 and upwards and…
  • Webtise nominated for two Talk of Manchester Business Awards

    Emma Garner
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
      We’re extremely proud to announce that we have been nominated for Best Digital Agency and Best SEO Agency, in the Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2014. Voting opens on Friday 17th October and closes on Friday 31st October at 5pm. You can vote us here. You don’t have to vote in every awards category, but the Webtise team would really appreciate your vote! All winners will be receiving awards at a sparkling awards ceremony on Thursday 4th December at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel from 7pm. For more information on the awards check out the site:…
  • Adsense For Shopping

    Dolly Williams
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    A big development from Google this week, with regards to the world of e-commerce. Google has now launched Adsense for Shopping. This means Google Retail Partners can now display Shopping Ad’s on their webpages, also meaning that the reach of Google Shopping is massively extended. Now instead of just advertising Shopping products on, you will be able to utilise a number of Partner Sites and greatly extend the reach of your ad’s.  Currently the product is limited to in the USA, but Google will be opening it up to interested publishers in the near future.
  • The Power of Social Media for Charitable Deeds

    Dolly Williams
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    There are lots of arguments for and against social media, but recently there has been some great examples of just how powerful it can be to develop awareness of a business or campaign and to inspire charitable deeds on a global scale. The ice bucket challenge craze is filling news feeds right now with famous and non-famous people from all over the world participating in the viral sensation. Nominated participants have buckets of ice poured over their head and are encouraged to donate to the ALS charity in the US, or the UK equivalent – the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The…
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  • Launch: mobile payments now also in Turkey thanks to Cleeng!

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

    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…
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  • Blogging Checklist: Write Awesome Blogs & Get Them Found

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

    Erica Koehler
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Pinterest is my go-to for so, so, so many things. Recipes, outfit inspo, home decor – I’m there. Halloween costumes is not one of them. Don’t get me wrong – Pinterest is chock full of great ideas. The catch is, once a pin has shown up in a search result, it’s already been seen, shared [&hellip The post Pinteresting Pooches: Halloween Costumes for your Dog. appeared first on wayvs.
  • Taco Bell goes Dark

    Rhea Thomas
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Taco Bell released a new app this week. No big deal, right? Apps are released every day. Taco Bell knows that and wanted to make a statement with their release, so they went to social media … but, they did something a little different to get noticed.   They blacked out their social media.   [&hellip The post Taco Bell goes Dark appeared first on wayvs.
  • CBS Instagram Takeover

    Rhea Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Starting next week, all 21 of CBS’ primetime shows will have actors and producers posting photos and videos from their sets onto Instagram.  Each show’s official Instagram account will announce who will be running the Instagram account each day. And the shows will post on the same day that their show airs.  It’s a CBS [&hellip The post CBS Instagram Takeover appeared first on wayvs.
  • A Rallying Cry: Canada’s #MyOttawa Social Campaign

    Mindee Ball
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Wednesday, October 22 marked a day of Canadian unification. Residents of Ottawa in particular showed profound pride in their city. What spurred the sudden resurgence of the #MyOttawa hashtag on Thursday morning? It was a rallying cry against the gunman who stormed Ottawa’s National War Memorial and Parliament on Wednesday, killing a Canadian armed forces [&hellip The post A Rallying Cry: Canada’s #MyOttawa Social Campaign appeared first on wayvs.
  • Introducing Facebook Rooms

    Rhea Thomas
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Facebook is bringing back message boards. Well, kind of. Today, Facebook introduced a new app called Rooms, from Facebook Creative Labs. Rooms lets you create places for the things you’re interested in and invite others to join you.   Check out Rooms, a new app that lets you create a place for whatever you’re into. [&hellip The post Introducing Facebook Rooms 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

  • Streaming Music Services Roundup

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Here is a rundown of what the streaming services have been up to lately: Beats Music — No news directly from Beats or Apple – lots of speculation. Reports say Beats may be combined with iTunes Radio in 2015. It’s also reported they are negotiating with music companies to lower the monthly subscription to $4.99. Tidal — Meanwhile, Tidal is going the other way with price. They launched in the U.S. with a $19.99 per month subscription price, for lossless ‘high fidelity’ streaming music. Spotify — they’re trying a family plan. Add 4 extra…
  • Speculation On Apple’s Beats Music For 2015

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Once again, the media has worked itself up into a frenzy speculating on what Apple will do with Beats Music. It all emanates from a single line in a Wall Street Journal article, “Apple is rebuilding Beats Music and plans to relaunch it next year as part of iTunes, according to a person familiar with the matter.” Hardly a substantive, definitive statement – and a no comment from Apple. A more interesting part of the article talks about the world market. Curiously, it states that in Japan there is “little streaming business to speak of.” And Japan is the second…
  • 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.
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    (VIDEO)JIMMY KIMMEL BRINGS YOU LISA KUDROW ON HOW THE NETWORK THOUGHT THAT MONICA WAS SLUTTY IN FRIENDS !Head quickly to his Youtube Channel to check it out !Follow the link to Youtube : JIMMY KIMMEL BRINGS YOU LISA KUDROW ON HOW THE NETWORK THOUGHT THAT MONICA WAS SLUTTY IN FRIENDS Picture from the videoDid you like it ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !
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    (VIDEO)THE INTERNET IS GETTING CRAZY OVER ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY'S NEW TIME ANOMALY TRAILER !Follow the link to Gamespot : THE INTERNET IS GETTING CRAZY OVER ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY'S NEW TIME ANOMALY TRAILERPicture from the videoAre you freaking out ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    (VIDEO)CONAN LOOSES IT PLAYING CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE IN CLUESLESS GAMER PREVIEW !Head quickly to his Youtube Channel to check it out !Follow the link to Youtube : CONAN LOOSES IT PLAYING CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE IN CLUESLESS GAMER PREVIEWPicture from the videoDid you like it ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !
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    30 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    THE GUY WHO INVENTED OPERATION NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GET SURGERY !Follow the link to Buzzfeed : THE GUY WHO INVENTED OPERATION NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GET SURGERYPicture from the articleWill you help him ? 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

  • MIPJunior, MIPCOM and Transmedia Living Lab – a travel log

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

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

    Simon Staffans
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Last year I attendend the Filmteractive Festival in Poland for the first time. It was an energetic event with a certain evangilizing feel to it. As cross media and transmedia is not yet as widespread in Eastern Europe as in other parts of the world, Filmteractive felt like it had an important role to play in the dissemination of examples, best practices and possibilities within the fields. This year the fourth Filmteractive Festival (24-25 September) is a combination of three different parts, the business oriented Conference, the Market for selling and buying innovative AV content and the…
  • 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…
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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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  • 28 of 31 Halloween Films – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Five friends visiting their grandfather’s house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals. Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a fairly basic plot, one that has since become a a stable in he slasher genre, but plot and story are not really what it’s about. The crew and actors, together with the setting create a visual, raw experience that overloads the senses and create images that burn into your mind. A soundtrack that helps emphasize the setting and some truly brilliant cinematography, help make The Texas Chainsaw…
  • 27 of 31 Halloween Films – Tremors

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one, but what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects tremors. The creature lives underground, and can ‘pop up’ without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape. A true classic in the horror comedy genre, Tremors will have your veins pumping and your belly laughing. A nice nod to the monster movies of the past, Tremors plays for laughs more than scares. These laughs are delivered from witty dialogue and the…
  • 26 of 31 Halloween Films – You’re Next

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    When a gang of masked, axe-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped… until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. You’re Next may start off slow, taking its time to introduce characters, but once it gets going, it moves. It has some clever twists and turns and nods to the genres clichés, which makes this film seem completely self-aware. Plenty of gore and a nice atmosphere help it along and the comedy makes You’re Next, not just another home-invasion slasher movie.
  • 25 of 31 Halloween Films – Saw

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Saw franchise may have become a bit stale in recent times, but the film that launched it, is still a marvellous film that is now 10 years old. A dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them. The situations are what scare in this film, no need for cheap jumps or loud noises, it’s all far more horrific than that. Plenty of sadistic gore and imaginative kills will keep the gore fiends…
  • 24 of 31 Halloween Films – Hell Baby

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you like a bit of a horror/comedy and a little bit of spoof, then you will like Hell Baby. An expectant couple who move into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican’s elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby. Hell baby is a funny film, one that parodies horror films, but not in the way that the Scary Movie series does, Hell Baby is actually good. It’s gross in places and the comedy is absurd and sarcastic, which is good as the film never takes itself seriously. It has a good cast with some nice characters. For the more horror…
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