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  • Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Jump Starts the Development of 100 Startups in China The Total Valuation of Graduate Enterprises

    SMP Updates
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Beijing held a Demo Day for its fifth cohort, which included 15 startups presenting their companies to a group of over 200 venture capitalists, media and industry professionals, A...
  • Apple Buys Music Analytics Company Musicmetric

    Beats Music Now
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Apple has acquired U.K. based Semetric which makes Musicmetric. Musicmetric claims to have the “world’s most powerful music analytics dashboard.” Source: TechCrunch Musicmetric enables a “quick overview of how an artist is performing online.” Not limited to streaming services, Facebook and Twitter action only, it also tracks file sharing bit torrent sites, downloads, demographics and sales. Apple quietly acquired them back in October of 2014. When The Guardian asked Apple for a comment, the reply was predictably evasive, “Apple buys smaller technology…
  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

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    Thomas Hawk
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Photograph of the hippest hipster cat around, Mr. Mingus, by hipster Daniel Krieger Writing for TechCrunch, Josh Constine penned a hit piece yesterday announcing the end of Ello. I was disappointed to see TechCrunch, a publication that I long viewed as being supportive of the start up community, using their pulpit to tear one down. Not only do I think Josh got a lot of the story on Ello wrong, but the dramatic tone of his article was unnecessarily disparaging and that is disappointing. I’m not sure how much Josh uses Ello, but I use it every day and it’s currently my favorite…
  • University students explain why they’re organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria — and why it’s so important

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    TED Guest Author
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    By the TEDxYPU team In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fourth year. Syrians have lost so much in that time — the Syrian who has not lost their life has lost several years of it because of a destroyed home, a faded business, or a family that has been torn apart by death or separation. But for many Syrians, what’s been lost most of all is any sense of hope. We are a group of 25 ambitious students at Yarmouk Private University (YPU). We’re between the ages of 20 and 22, we live in Damascus, and we are organizing TEDxYPU for one simple reason: We want to bring a spark…
  • ARHT Media Inc. Takes Home Award for Best in Show at Cantech 2015

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    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    ARHT Media Inc. , creators of digital human holograms called HumaGrams , wins the inaugural 'Wildeboer Dellelce Award for Best in Show' at the Cantech 2015 Investment Conference on January 15th, 2015.
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  • University students explain why they’re organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria — and why it’s so important

    TED Guest Author
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    By the TEDxYPU team In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fourth year. Syrians have lost so much in that time — the Syrian who has not lost their life has lost several years of it because of a destroyed home, a faded business, or a family that has been torn apart by death or separation. But for many Syrians, what’s been lost most of all is any sense of hope. We are a group of 25 ambitious students at Yarmouk Private University (YPU). We’re between the ages of 20 and 22, we live in Damascus, and we are organizing TEDxYPU for one simple reason: We want to bring a spark…
  • A real debate on artificial intelligence, Mark Ronson gets lyrical, plus a look at why diversity is important in tech

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    As usual, the TED community has been very busy this past week. Below, some updates from TEDsters with news to share. Fresh takes on artificial intelligence. Machines that think: the best thing since the discovery of fire or the biggest threat to humanity since the atomic bomb? Responding to the annual Edge question, almost 200 thinkers, including TED speakers such as Susan Blackmore and Mark Pagel, weigh in on the deceptively distant possibility of superintelligent machines, both from a technological stance and from a moral one. (Watch Susan’s TED Talk, “Memes and ‘temes’ “ and…
  • How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world

    Karen Eng
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Mohammed Dalwai shares his idea for a Mobile Triage App at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with Médicins sans Frontières in Pakistan. He resolved never to let it happen again. Dalwai urged MSF to apply a standard triaging system — the paper-based South African…
  • 10 steps to tame your email inbox and keep chaos at bay

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Just like you, we at TED get inundated with email. And just like you, many of us think of an overflowing inbox as a guilt-inducing, anxiety-laden reminder of things left undone. As TED’s User Experience Architect, I like my inbox the same way I like my designs: simple, orderly, and communicating clearly what to do next. Many people have no problem with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of unread messages in their inbox; if that’s you, you can stop reading now. But if you’re like me, unread email gives you stress — and it pretty much ensures important things will fall through the…
  • Could comets explain why there’s life on Earth? A lesson in chalk

    Emilie Soffe
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    When Justin Dowd worked as a food runner at a restaurant, he would sometimes doodle on the chalkboard in the kitchen. He had no idea that this skill — coupled with his ability to explain physics — would one day win him a trip to space. The science writer and animator who created the TED-Ed lesson “Could comets be the source of life on Earth?” Dowd is known for illuminating concepts in physics — from Einstein’s discovery to black holes — using his own special brand of “chalkimation.” In 2012, his animated videos won him the Race for Space, a…
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  • ARHT Media Inc. Takes Home Award for Best in Show at Cantech 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    ARHT Media Inc. , creators of digital human holograms called HumaGrams , wins the inaugural 'Wildeboer Dellelce Award for Best in Show' at the Cantech 2015 Investment Conference on January 15th, 2015.
  • – Latest News from the World of Consultancy

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Travel companies are not fully capitalizing on the business opportunities presented by social media platforms, according to the "Digital Channels in Travel" report launched today by Facebook and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global).
  • Travel companies are yet to fully capitalize on the potential of social media, according to new report

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel companies are not fully capitalizing on the business opportunities presented by social media platforms, according to the Digital Channels in Travel report launched today by Facebook and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global). The report asserts that travel companies must fully integrate digital channels into their overall business ...
  • Athens library helps break digital divide with new media center

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The Athens-Clarke County Library celebrated the grand opening of its Digital Media Center by inviting the community try out the new equipment Saturday. The DMC, located on the library’s second floor, features two Macs, two PCs, an art-quality printer, media conversion devices, a graphics tablet and more. The room also holds a shelf of instruction manuals and reference books explaining various ...
  • Cerberus Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Digital First Media

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Denver Post newspapers move along a conveyor after being printed at a printing facility in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Cerberus Capital Management LP is in talks to acquire Digital First Media Inc., the owner of newspapers including the San Jose Mercury News and the Denver Post, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Photograph of the hippest hipster cat around, Mr. Mingus, by hipster Daniel Krieger Writing for TechCrunch, Josh Constine penned a hit piece yesterday announcing the end of Ello. I was disappointed to see TechCrunch, a publication that I long viewed as being supportive of the start up community, using their pulpit to tear one down. Not only do I think Josh got a lot of the story on Ello wrong, but the dramatic tone of his article was unnecessarily disparaging and that is disappointing. I’m not sure how much Josh uses Ello, but I use it every day and it’s currently my favorite…
  • What Ello is to Me

    Thomas Hawk
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs Nathan Jurgenson…
  • ‘Tis the Season for Flickr Wall Art

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Look what showed up in the mail yesterday: a beautiful 16 x 20 premium photo mounted from Flickr’s new Wall Art service. The photo is mounted on a one inch board and looks beautiful both on the wall as well as being held my daughter Kate, whose photo I printed. The process of ordering the print was super easy and I was able to order it directly from the Flickr photo page. In addition to ordering your own photos as wall art, there is also a huge library of wall art photos that you can purchase from other photographers on Flickr. Flickr recently revised this fine art program and now…
  • Ello vs. Facebook for Photographers

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Are you an artist or photographer? Do care about the integrity of your images? Do you dislike ads and sponsored posts shoved in your face? Do you dislike having 99% of your feed filtered out of view for those who follow you? Look at the above and answer this question: where does my photograph of the St. Louis Arch look better, Ello or Facebook? By the way, Ello is not just a social network for photographers. I’ve met some amazing creative writers, thinkers, and purveyors of all sorts of culture there. There are communities there building on things like finance, tech, science, politics,…
  • Mophie… the Best thing to happen to the iPhone since the iPhone

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’m a huge fan of Mophie. I started using the juice pack plus about a year and a half ago and since using it have never once ran out of battery power on my iPhone 5s. Even using it during a long day out shooting, somehow the I always end up making it through an entire day of heavy use. The great thing about the juice pack plus is that it is also a case for your iPhone. I’ve dropped my iPhone a few times and was happy that I had my juice pack plus on it to help protect it. Last week Mophie sent me one of their new powerstation plus charging units. You connect this device up to any…
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  • Amazon Grabs 25% of Xmas Packaged-Media Spend in the U.K.

    Erik Gruenwedel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Amazon for the first time captured 25.6% of consumer spending on packaged-media entertainment in the United Kingdom for the 12 winter retail weeks ended Dec. 21, 2014, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel. The e-commerce giant captured 24.8% during the prior-year period. Packaged-media entertainment includes movies, TV shows, video games and music CDs. The U.K. retail market is the third-largest globally for home entertainment. Amazon was bolstered by the fact nearly 40% of media entertainment purchases are done online, which is up 3% year-over-year in the U.K. Nonetheless, a third of…
  • NPD: Streaming Device Household Penetration to Reach 40% by 2017

    Erik Gruenwedel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    With subscription streaming services adding millions of new subs each quarter, the number of households purchasing streaming media players linking broadband to the television in growing as well. Household penetration of streaming players such as Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV is projected to reach 40% by 2017, according to new research from The NPD Group. Streaming media player household penetration stood at 16% at the beginning of 2014. Ownership is on track to climb to 24% this quarter when taking into account holiday purchases. The top five video apps used by…
  • Projections: 'Lucy' Evolving Into Top Seller

    John Latchem
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Universal's sci-fi actioner Lucy is set to debut atop the home video charts following a $126.7 million run at the domestic box office. The film, directed by Luc Besson, stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman who gains powers over time and space after injesting a brain-altering drug. Also looking for a strong debut is Universal's The Boxtrolls, an animated movie that earned $50.8 million in U.S. theaters. Fox's Gone Girl should maintain a top spot as well, if it can hold off newcomers such as Warner's Annabelle. On the rental chart, Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones is…
  • CFO: Verizon OTT Service Eyeing Summer Launch

    Erik Gruenwedel
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Verizon’s secretive over-the-top video service is slated to launch this summer and will not operate as a linear TV business model, the telecom’s CFO told analysts. Speaking Jan. 22 during the telecom’s quarterly fiscal call, Fran Shammo didn’t reveal much new information on the OTT venture, which has been in the planning stages since Verizon last year acquired the assets of Intel Media, whose IP property included OnCue, an Internet-based TV platform. Verizon’s joint venture with Outerwall for Redbox Instant ended last year when the kiosk vendor shuttered the…
  • The Irony of SVOD

    Thomas K. Arnold
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    On the surface, it appears more than a little counter-intuitive: The same studios that a few years ago got into a tangle with Netflix and Redbox over renting new releases, a practice they said cannibalizes sellthrough, are now creating content specifically for Netflix and other subscription streaming services, which many see as the biggest threat yet to home entertainment sellthrough. Not only that, but now Netflix will be getting The Interview, the controversial film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, three-and-a-half weeks before Sony Pictures Home Entertainment…
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  • Another day!

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
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  • SMBs have Encountered the Digital Marketing Skills Shortage

    David H Deans
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Three-quarters of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in North America said Digital Marketing was effective for attracting customers, and 37 percent planned to spend more on digital in the next 12 months. However, a lack of skill sets, budget and time could prevent advancements from happening. via eMarketer
  • Category:Actors who portrayed Jonathan Crane

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    New page This is our collection of actors who have portrayed [[Jonathan Crane]] either in live action performance or as a voice actor. [[Category:Actors Entries]] from DC Database – Recent changes [en] via IFTTT
  • Actors:Cillian Murphy

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
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  • Actors:Christopher McDonald

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    ← Older revision Revision as of 16:40, January 25, 2015 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown) Line 13: Line 13:   | DeathMonth =   | DeathMonth =   | DeathDay =   | DeathDay = | Links = The actor’s entries on [ IMDb] and [[wikipedia:Christopher McDonald|Wikipedia]] | Links = | IMDB = | IMDB = nm0001520 | WP = | WP = Christopher McDonald   }}<noinclude>==Selected Filmography==   }}<noinclude>==Selected Filmography==   {|…
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  • CES 2015: Panasonic Demos First 4K Blu-ray Player

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

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

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

    Trevor Freeman
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:55 pm
    In the world of business, companies must adapt to changes in their environment. If they do not adapt, they risk being passed by. With the market for CD and DVD products shrinking, many companies in the duplication business have branched out into other industries. Microboards technology has gotten into 3D printing with their Afinia 3D […]
  • Sony and Panasonic Create New 300GB Archival Disc Format

    Trevor Freeman
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Have you ever wondered how Facebook stores photos for hundreds of millions of users? Or how Google can afford to give everyone 15GB of free cloud-based storage? The Growth of Big Data As we adopt more cloud-based services like Twitter, Tumblr, SnapChat, Instagram, and others, the amount of data these companies need to keep on […]
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  • Funnel of Trust

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    Traditional print-based publications have long battled with the question about what to do online. “If we offer content for free will our readers still buy print?” Or, “If we charge for content is there a risk of shrinking readership and subsequently scaring off advertisers!” When it comes to online publishing there are many different models […] The post Funnel of Trust appeared first on SubHub.
  • Press Release: SubHub Announces Major Enhancements to its Platform For Creating and Managing Membership-Based Websites

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

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

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

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

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
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  • Habits

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Just in case you were wondering… yep: one year later I’m still walking and meditating as frequently as I can (the fact that I have had the same number of walks and meditation sessions is a funny coincidence). Runkeeper   Headspace
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  • Transparency, transparency, transparency

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Crossposted on Guess what? Lately I have become obsessed with transparency! The more I work on it, the more I realise that transparency is at the very core of any healthy business relationship. It works inside an organisation, it works between organisations. It’s the essential ingredient to build trust and understanding. Whether it’s the relationship between an agency and a client, between a consultant and a partner, or between two folks working in the same organisation, I’m starting to believe that total transparency is pretty much always the way to go.
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  • Adobe Digital Index: U.S. Digital Video Benchmark

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Download this report now to learn about the rise of video streaming on smartphones, the explosion of TV Everywhere, and the opportunities you should seize in 2014.This report also pinpoints the most important trends you should watch, including: Smartphone video streaming is up 86% year-over-year Sports video streaming is up 640% year-over-yearTV Everywhere content skyrocketed to 574.2 million streams in 2013Request Free!
  • 5 Keys for Creating Awesome Content

    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    A key source of that consumer content comes from social influencers, those with loyal audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine. Find the influencers and social media personalities who fit your marketing objectives and help create stronger relationships with your customers.Request Free!
  • Automatic Identification of Pallets

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

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:50 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…
  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

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

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Best practices expert, Bill Loller, VP Mobile at IBM, will review what's wrong with the mobile customer experience today and what can be done to improve that experience.Request Free!
  • What Does Customer Experience Mean for Your Social Business?

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    These are all the actions businesses must take to deliver a seamless customer experience. However, one person can't do it. It is even too much for one department. Customers interact with brands across all company functions, such as marketing, sales, and service, as well as across social channels. So marketers must include colleagues across the organization to accomplish a consistent and responsive engagement approach for customers and prospects.Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to:Understand each customer's specific situationDeliver personally relevant and rewarding experiencesFind…
  • If the Mayday Button Works for Amazon, Why Not for You?

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Mayday button is more than just a customer service tool, and the face-to-face communication provided is for more companies than just Amazon. Online retailers can now create a live video assistance solution of their own that brings the personal touch of the sales associate from the store to any computer or mobile device.Download the product spotlight, If the Mayday Button Works for Amazon, Why Not for You?, to see how you can:•Engage with customers on any device through integrated voice, video, text and co-browsing.•Convert more browsers into buyers by providing a better customer…
  • 20 Ways to Wow Customers with Live Video Assistance

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Live video and co-browsing solutions create a store-like engagement online for an impactful shopping experience. Download these quick tips from Vee24, 20 Ways to Wow Customers with Live Video Assistance, to see how you can make the most of this robust technology to satisfy your customers in 2015.If you are considering, or using, live video help, these tips will help you to:•Get your website and your customers ready.•Create a compelling customer experience.•Build the best call center environment.•Train your staff to excel.•Test, learn and optimize.Request Free!
  • Use GPS Tracking To Dazzle Your Customers with Great Customer Service

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Whether you're a small-to-medium size private company, large public enterprise, public utility or government agency, a telematics solution can help you: Improve on-time arrivals and response times Improve customer relations by verifying time spent on each job Protect your company's public image and brand by improving driver behavior on the road Build your reputation as a reliable service provider or vendor Create a competitive advantage through superior customer serviceIt's easy to talk about great customer service, but much harder to actually deliver. Download your personal copy of this…
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  • The New Age Of Platforms

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    It’s easy to scoff at early adopters, but that shouldn’t blind us to new capabilities that can either propel us forward or run us over. Related posts: Why It Doesn’t Matter If Consumers Are Willing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Google Attacks Problems—Not People

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    In strong cultures, everybody knows where they want to go and do what they need to get there. In weak cultures, people just do what they're told. Related posts: How To Access The World’s Best... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The War On Science

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    Science is not certainty. It matters not because of its greater truth, but its lesser solipsism. Related posts: Who Cares About the Big Bang? The Visceral Abstract You Can Only Win The Future If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Games Might Be The Next Big Thing In Education

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    Digital technology is beginning to blur the lines between serious learning and goofing off. Related posts: How Games Can Save The World How We Should Prepare Our Kids For The Future The Strategic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Business Lessons From The Debacle At The New Republic

    11 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    The debacle at The New Republic has very little to do with digital vs. traditional or old vs. new. Rather, it is a tale of immature and incompetent management who ravaged a century old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Waking up to meditation instead of technology.

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Cherok
    26 Jan 5772 | 6:19 am
    Summary: Was 2014 a banner year for you? Now you can relive the memories with Facebook&rsquo;s Year in Review feature. That is, assuming you want to relive it. Year in Review debuted on Facebook in 2013, allowing users to view a video of their year&rsquo;s posts. Unlike the 2013 review, Facebook users can now pick which photos are in the 2014 review.
  • Stop Posting About Copyright Ownership on Facebook

    Jessica Cherok
    26 Jan 5437 | 6:20 am
    Summary: It is a brand-new year, and time for a brand-new reminder of an old fact &mdash; posting some legalese statement on Facebook about copyright ownership doesn&rsquo;t do anything. Seriously, nothing. Most likely, you have seen some variation of the following statement posted in your friends&rsquo; Facebook statuses: "Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I state: at this date of January 4, 2015, in response to the new guidelines of Facebook..."
  • Privacy Loss to Combat Cyber Bullying

    Jessica Cherok
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    Summary: The State of Illinois has taken steps to handle cases of cyber bullying a lot more seriously. The state just passed legislation this January requiring that those suspected or accused of cyber bullying turn over the passwords to their social profiles. The law also now includes social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter...
  • SOTU Leads to Many Trending Topics on Social Media

    Jessica Cherok
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Summary: The President&rsquo;s State of the Union Address had some record moments in it, including the first-ever mention by a president about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in a SOTU. The President&rsquo;s use of these words was a trending topic on social media. President Obama said, "As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we're threatened..."
  • Be My Eyes App Brings Sight to the Vision Impaired

    Jennifer Graber
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    Summary: One can only imagine the challenges faced by an individual who is vision impaired. Simply navigating daily life presents a plethora of obstacles not even considered by a non-impaired person. Tasks like cooking, shopping, clothing oneself, checking expiration dates, studying a map for directions, and more, all become significantly more complex when one is visually impaired.
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  • 'Generation Z' Is Poised To Drive A Surge In E-Commerce Growth

    Cooper Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    It's important for retailers to know who their potential customers are online — and what they're interested in — to market to them effectively.  BI Intelligence finds that there are surprising and important differences in behavior depending on gender, age (especially for Generation Z), income, and education. Generation Z, those aged 18 to 24, spends almost one in ten of their dollars online. And they are spending a much higher proportion of their income online compared to other generations.  Access The Full Report, Charts, And Data By Signing Up For A Free Trial…
  • New York And Boston Are Ready To Get Blitzed For The Blizzard

    Sam Colt
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    People in the path of Winter Storm Juno seem to be turning to alcohol as they get ready for what could be one of the worst blizzards New York City has ever seen. Drizly, an on-demand app for alcohol deliveries, says orders in NYC and Boston are up 477% since 2pm ET compared to a normal Monday. That's nearly six times as much as usual. Some liquor stores have decided to close early to prepare for the storm, Drizly tweeted earlier. The National Weather Service is predicting Juno will dump 18 to 24 inches of snowfall on Manhattan and even more on the outer boroughs. Keep an eye on the National…
  • One Of The Hottest Payment Apps Of 2014 Is Suddenly Slowing Down (EBAY)

    Dave Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Venmo, the popular peer-to-peer payment app that lets pay back your friends for things like cabs and concert tickets easily and instantly, processed almost $1 billion in transactions during the fourth quarter. But its growth is slowing down -- big time. Based on data from eBay-owned PayPal (which owns Braintree, which owns Venmo) charted for us by BI Intelligence, Venmo payments grew just 29% quarter-over-quarter, compared to 50% in the previous quarter.  BI Intelligence points out a few possibilities for the growth stagnation in the last quarter, including a decreased ad spend, or…
  • Apple Needs To Answer This Question For The Apple Watch To Be A Hit (AAPL)

    Sam Colt
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Apple is expected to release the Apple Watch this March, but the company still needs to demonstrate its value to would-be buyers, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. "We believe Apple needs to answer 'What is the value of the Watch?'" Munster said in a Monday note. Since the Apple Watch will only work in conjunction with the iPhone, Apple needs to show how its smartwatch will make our lives convenient in a way the iPhone doesn't already. Munster thinks developers will unlock the Apple Watch's full potential over time, like they did with the iPhone. "We believe the first true breakout…
  • A Carrier Website Might Have Just Leaked Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone

    Lisa Eadicicco
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Samsung isn't expected to officially unveil its new Galaxy smartphones until March, but British carrier Vodafone may have accidentally leaked the name of one unreleased Samsung device. The company is likely to unveil a second version of the Galaxy S6 with a curved display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sources confirmed this to Business Insider's Steve Kovach earlier this month, but now a page that appeared on Vodafone's Dutch website provides further proof. Netherlands-based blog Galaxy Club spotted the term "Galaxy S Edge" in the source code for Vodafone's placeholder page for…
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  • ‘She Looks Back’ Subjects Tina & Rose Safe After Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak

    Tim McLaughlin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    In 2012, Rick Gershon and I traveled to Liberia to document a girls’ education program funded by the American Institutes for Research (A.I.R.). We spent a week following two amazing young women, Rose Kollie and Tina Tyron, both of whom were beneficiaries of A.I.R’s program in the Gokai and Golai school systems. Tina Tyron, Rose Kollie The Ebola outbreak hit Liberia hard in 2014, but we’re happy to report that both Rose and Tina are safe, healthy and still in school. Kathryn Fleming, who is currently the Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID/Quality Reading Program, and who worked directly…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Recording Voice-Over in Premiere Pro 2014

    Eric Maierson
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:34 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. Recording voice-overs in Premiere Pro 2014 is both easy and straightforward. First, you’ll need to connect your audio interface. From the Premiere Pro menu select Preferences > Audio Hardware. I use the Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB interface with a Heil Pr–40 microphone. Therefore, from the Audio Hardware preference window, I select Onyx…
  • Job Alert: Assistant Professor of Design, Advertising and PR at WKU

    Cortney Cleveland
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University seeks a talented and cutting-edge designer who can teach advanced interactive design concepts and skills across platforms. Applicants should also be able to teach a course in basic Public Relations and/or Advertising. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include research/creative work, student advising and service to the School and University. Employment begins in August 2015. Description Ideal candidates must demonstrate excellent user interaction design abilities by applying strategic…
  • For the Sake of the Story

    Eric Maierson
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    I’ve been making movies for a while now. Along the way I’ve seen some things: An $800 wireless mic destroyed in a sword fight Horribly early mornings Relentless traffic No vegetarian options except fried cheese, four days in a row Self-doubt Lawyers and threats of suits Layovers and missed flights Sickness, not limited to: colds, the flu, vomiting and food poison Exhaustion Yelling and screaming and hurt feelings I say this not because I believe myself to be some kind of martyr. I am certainly not. For the most part, I sit at a desk these days, going home each night to my wife and dogs.
  • Job Alert: Assistant Professor of Design at Syracuse University

    Cortney Cleveland
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    The Multimedia Photography & Design Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks an accomplished human-centered design professional to be an innovator in their program. Review of applications will begin on January 12th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Description This position requires design practitioner with a strong professional grounding in design across platforms, including print, web, mobile and tablet. The designer also would be knowledgeable about UI/UX and comfortable leading students in future applications of design.
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  • Blackmagic Design Rolls Out Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Blackmagic Design today rolled out Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0, an update to camera firmware for their entire camera lineup, save for the Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera. In the announcement they also rolled out Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.3.5, an update to their desktop video software for the DeckLink 4K Extreme and the UltraStudio 4K.
  • Throwback Thursday: World's First Avian Camera Operator

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    A couple of years ago, a production crew looking to shoot a BBC series set out spy cameras to capture a unique perspective of a colony of Rockhopper Penguins. What they ended up capturing was far more interesting. Take a look, as a Striated Caracara finds the cleverly disguised camera and gets to work as stand in camera operator.
  • RØDE Microphones Rolls Out New Products

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    RØDE Microphones, Australia based masters of all things audio, has rolled out their largest group of announcements in quite some time, with video enthusiasts, broadcast audio and studio audio pros all being looked after nicely.
  • Panasonic Introduces Selfie-Friendly GF7

    20 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Panasonic today announced the DMC-GF7, their latest mirrorless micro four-thirds camera.
  • How Would You Use a Glidecam HD-2000?

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Announcing Videomaker's newest sweepstakes giveaway: the Glidecam HD-2000!You’ve seen smooth handheld video, now make it your own with a Glidecam HD-2000. Your use of a handheld stabilizer can dramatically increase the production value behind your video, and help you achieve stable shots more quickly than with battery- and power-hungry stabilizing systems.
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    Music library management blog

  • Adding custom genres to bliss's genre consolidation rule

    Dan Gravell
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    bliss's genre consolidation rule is a powerful way of getting a handle on an out-of-control computer audio genre list. bliss has a set of default genres from which you can choose, but what if you want to add your own that isn't in the list? I received an email the other day: %^&%^& see if I can find the question!!! I appreciate it's not 100% obvious how to do this at the moment... but still, the ability is there. A custom genre can be added to the "allowed" list by typing in the name of the genre in the search field and then clicking the "+" plus button. Start by clicking settings and then…
  • Release 20150109

    Dan Gravell
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A small, earlier than expected release with an important bug fix. The main focus of this release is an important fix to bliss's rule assessment/fix procedure. In the last release we included a fix to ensure that multiple reasons for non-compliance get fixed when those multiple reasons were both found by the same rule. Before it would be a two step process, with you, the user, having to click a manual response or invoke a rescan on the album in question. An example of this is where both art is not saved in a folder.jpg AND the embedded art that does exist is too large. Before the previous…
  • From the mailbag: separating 16 and 24 bit files

    Dan Gravell
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The growing interest in computer audio amongst audiophiles is beginning to raise questions of musical metadata and how it relates to sample rate. A recent note in my inbox asks: I read most of your blogs and wonder if you could write about tagging 16bit versus 24bit files. Should there be any difference in the tag? Or in file/folder naming maybe? [...] I’m using FLAC and MP3 only. If I have a FLAC version I will delete the MP3 album from my library. But with 16bit versus 24bit that’s different. For example; I would like to keep the original 16bit Nirvana Nevermind if I had a 24bit version…
  • Release 20141224 - search/filter tags page

    Dan Gravell
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Earlier than expected, a new release including some useful new improvements, such as filtering and searching the Tags page! Why earlier than expected? Well, it's an administrative/accounting oversight that's partly my fault. It turns out a change to the way VAT must be charged for cross-border EU sales comes into force on 1st January. Whilst this has been in the offing for some time, it has not been publicised well. In the UK, where we have a high nil-rate band, I lazily assumed it didn't apply to me until I found out, in mid December, it did apply! Cue some frantic research and work into…
  • Three ways to rescan Logitech Media Server, and one way to avoid it!

    Dan Gravell
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Logitech Media Server (LMS) is the venerable old statesman of networked computer audio. With a history going back to 2000 and continual development by the open source community, LMS remains a popular home music server solution. So a request I often get sent to my inbox is how, once bliss has filled in missing artwork, to display the new artwork in LMS? In common with a lot of music players, LMS requires some way of telling it that the music files have changed. In the LMS product this is known as "rescanning". There are three main ways, and one way to avoid rescanning altogether! Via the Web…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Psychocandy North American Tour Dates

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Psychocandy North American Tour Dates: the Reid brothers celebrate album’s 30th anniversary.  Noise rock legends The Jesus and Mary Chain are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their college rock classic Psychocandy with a tour playing the album in its entirety. The band played handful of British dates in 2014, […]The post The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Psychocandy North American Tour…
  • Faith No More Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Faith No More Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates, and 2nd single Superhero. Reunited alternative rock icons Faith No More are readying for their first new album in almost two decades. And today they announced a much anticipated North American support tour, visiting some cities for the first time since 1998. Bassist Billy Gould said […]The post Faith No More Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates appeared first on Smells Like…
  • Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 Review

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 Review: Richard D. James brings the odd with this quick collection of jazzy soundscapes.  Aphex Twin’s 2014 comeback album SYRO was a more than welcome return for the enigmatic electronic music iconoclast. But the one complaint leveled at the album (of which I concurred) was that it […]The post Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 Review appeared…
  • Stream Aphex Twin’s ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 EP’

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:01 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.Yesterday Aphex Twin released  “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix], a new track from his surprise album ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 EP‘ (Warp Records) And today he’s streaming the full EP on Spotify (which you can listen to below). After years of dormancy, the quirky electronic pioneer has been on a roll. He released SYRO, his first […]The post Stream Aphex Twin’s ‘Computer…
  • Listen: Aphex Twin ‘Diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13′

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Listen: Aphex Twin ‘Diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13′: Richard D. James releases track from new E.P.  Hot on the heels of last year’s out of the blue release ‘Syro‘, Aphex Twin surprised fans again by announcing the release of a new E.P. entitled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. That album debuts January  23rd, 2015 (Warp Records). To whet […]The post Listen: Aphex Twin ‘Diskhat…
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  • The Father of Innovation

    Fred Jacobs
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Today’s blog post title is a twist on the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Obviously, that adage resonated with Frank Zappa, but today’s headline is more about how futility just might be the catalyst that spawns and motivates out-of-the-box thinking. In radio, the old pre-Internet rankings always showed the industry behind TV and print, especially in terms of revenue generation. And as digital media have grown, radio has struggled to maintain its share of everything, from listening to sales. The National Hockey League can relate. As the NFL celebrates its 30th…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: WTMJ’s “Preps Live”

    Fred Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    One of the great puzzles many local-minded stations have struggled to solve is how to effectively cover high school sports. The games represent incredible, hyper-local content that attract sponsors who want to be a part of them.  They can be an incredibly rich source of community involvement for stations in the Talk/Sports environment. The challenge is that they appeal to a limited audience and they take place at essentially the same time. This makes covering high school sports difficult and expensive.  And so some good old innovation was used employed to attack the problem. This past…
  • Black Cars & Blue Unicorns

    Fred Jacobs
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    As we wandered around the Las Vegas Convention Center and other casino hotels featuring the latest and greatest in gadgets and innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, you couldn’t help but wonder if something was missing. Yes, the gadgetry and innovative devices were amazing this year as we chronicled last week in our post about CES. But none of the big data, the amazing technology, the wearables, or the 4K TVs mean much without a strong social presence from brands and their interactions with consumers. That was why it was gratifying to read a new piece from the…
  • Why Didn’t WE Do That?

    Fred Jacobs
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    How often has someone in the upper regions of corporate radio uttered (or at least thought) the title of today’s post? There have been all sorts of audio innovations over the past two decades that consumers now enjoy as a part of their entertainment experience.  Whether it was Pandora picking the next cool song, Shazam instantly identifying it, or Spotify allowing us to make our own playlists, these innovations have enhanced the ways in which consumers interface with the music they love.  And broadcast radio companies ould have created these concepts – or at least could have bought…
  • I Got Your Big Data Right Here

    Fred Jacobs
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    As our media lives continue to evolve, we know the numbers for digital and social usage are off the charts.  But if you really want to get a sense for just how mind-boggling the stats are for the platforms, gadgets, and devices that we use, look no further than this link: WebpageFX – The Internet in Real Time Yes, the folks at WebpageFX, an international web marketing firm, have come with the perfect tool to give us a sense of appreciation of what we’re doing in real time on the World Wide Web. And this by-the-numbers visualization is nothing short of astonishing.  And…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • TFOL: News Snapshot

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    A quick look at some of the latest luxury news to make the headlines 1. Fendi to launch e-commerce this spring “One of LVMH’s largest brands is about to test luxury shoppers’ appetite for leather goods and high-end ready-to-wear online.” Read full article: FASHIONISTA 2. Technology is latest battlefront in luxury autos “Digital technology has become central to selling vehicles, not only on smartphones and tablets but in innovative showroom settings.These are some of the ways that luxury brands are embracing the megatrends discussed at the Automotive News World…
  • E-commerce In China: 7 Key Areas To Get Right For Online Brand Success

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba laid claim to the world’s largest global IPO in 2014 serving as a timely reminder that China’s e-commerce market is projected to hit USD 540 billion by 2015. Not only that, but according to KPMG’s China 360 issue, China’s e-commerce market is forecasted to become the largest in the world topping those of the US, Britain, Japan, Germany, and France combined by 2020. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that a growing group of luxury and niche retailers are now establishing their businesses online in China. The Future of Luxury takes a…
  • 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…
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  • Chrome now has a remote desktop

    Vividmix Master
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Here is an app worth talking about. Google Chrome now will allow you to access other computers or allow you or another user to access your computer securely over the Internet. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook notebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as when you need remote support or training. You can also use it on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured. Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform.
  • App developers are watching you

    4 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    How do app developers track their success?  That is where App Annie comes to the rescue. They offer the newest Audience Intelligence product to helps app developers better understand their user’s demographics, preferences and, starting next year, feedback by user reviews. App Annie already offers Store Intelligence services to tracks trends across the app market as a whole. It’s free to get started with store stats, analytics and advertising information. The company has released this interesting info: In the U.S., two-thirds of iOS Travel apps were downloaded by men for the…
  • Cutting the Cable?

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Years ago I had Google TV, enabling me to watch movies and shows without cable. Unlike cable TV, which provides multiple channels to your TV set for a monthly fee, streaming allows you to receive shows on your TV, computer, or mobile device over the internet without cable. Yes, it saves money, but you still must have an internet connection. Because streaming requires the internet, you must still have internet service. So if do decide to cut the cable, be sure you at least have high speed internet. Below is a list of some new options for streaming. The Latest USB streaming devices The Roku…

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The words Malware, Virus and Adware are irritating and scary! I recommend you install a good antivirus program, make sure it also scans for malware and keep it updated for you mobile and desktop computers. Yes even mobile devices get infected. Ask your IT person at work what program they recommend.  But before you buy, use a search engine and search out reviews. These programs will come with a subscription to keep the virus/malware signature up to date. If the program is not up to date your program will not catch the latest infections. Schedule your antiviral software to scan the whole…
  • Too Much Spam? – Unroll

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Here is an innovative company – Great idea they give you a chance to clean up your email inbox by unsubscribing to all of the commercial email newsletters and lists with just a click.  Once you enroll, you can unsubscribe from lists with a click.  They only support, Yahoo and Gmail at the moment.  But lookout for this rising star of an idea to grow. If you use one of these mail service now. Give it a Whirl.   The post Too Much Spam? – Unroll appeared first on Vividmix.
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  • Benefits of Vimeo On-Demand vs Vimeo+Cleeng

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    As video on-demand inevitably continues to replace DVD’s, many video creators – filmmakers, fitness specialists and stage entertainers – among countless others – look for a convenient solution to start their ecommerce journey. Without question, Vimeo On-Demand can offer them an excellent entry solution. As their business grows, video professionals continue to look for solutions that can accelerate their success, by offering more flexibility, global reach and specialization. This blogpost aims to provide an up-close presentation, first of the benefits offered by…
  • Introducing 7 new currencies to support your global expansion

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
      Ability to define your pricing in more local currencies is essential to your business development: according to Kris Green, the Chief Strategy Officer of Borderfree, U.S. retailers are seeing 20-30% of their website traffic coming from non-U.S. IP addresses. We recently added more currencies to our platform to benefit our clients in two ways: If you are in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, or Norway, you can now sell more efficiently on your domestic market, with rounded pricing and transactions happening in CAD, AUD, NZD, ZAR, DKK, XOF, and NOK respectively. If…
  • 2014 was a milestone year for Cleeng

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    If we had to sum up 2014 in one sentence it would be: What a difference a year can make! It was a truly amazing year for the Cleeng team – we have a lot to celebrate!On the wave of successes of 2013 we seized the momentum to adroitly pivot our startup entirely into the OTT space. We took a big leap into establishing our strategic position as the Live pay-per-view and On-demand leader. It required a lot of hard work and deep analytical thinking, but most of all – a lot courage and trust that the vision we all believed in was the right direction. When we first launched our Cleeng…
  • New VAT 2015 regulation in Europe – all you need to know

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    Wondering about the VAT changes that will come into life on Jan 1st 2015? These massive changes affect you if you are selling  ‘digital services’ to consumers in EU countries  – videos included! The good news: Cleeng is committed to meet the changing financial and legal requirements to ensure you are benefiting from a smooth and 100% compliant buying and selling experience. What’s the catch? Previously, VAT was applied based on the seller’s country – as of January 1st, VAT will be applied based on your customer’s/ buyer’s country. So if you sell to…
  • The new Cleeng Play: the most efficient way to sell video on-demand (VOD)

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Video-On-Demand has finally come of age and it is consequently reshaping the ways people select and utilize videos. US consumers now watch close to 9 hours of VOD content per month.  When we first introduced Cleeng Play (our universal solution to  help you sell video on-demand) in 2012, this trend was just emerging, and we were in right place at the right time to seize this amazing opportunity.  We coupled that with our fierce ambition to shape the future of the VOD industry. As the end of 2014 has drawn nearer, we have been reflecting on the fact that we actually have a lot to be proud…
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    Digital Signage

  • ‘I’ Theatrical Trailer

    Sridhar Kesaraju
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking?

    Sridhar Kesaraju
    10 Feb 2014 | 8:39 am
    A nice article to read and learn to focus on the 3 valid points before public speaking:1. The Gift of Clarity2. The Gift of Courage3. The Gift of CommitmentThe next time you have the opportunity to speak publicly and find yourself getting nervous, try refocusing on the needs of your audience. Give them the gifts they need to succeed. It will make a difference. For you and for them.Source:
  • OneTab Chrome Extension

    Sridhar Kesaraju
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter in Google Chrome.Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs in Chrome, and wanted to make them to be within one tab, then you have to use 'OneTab' Extension ( to convert all of your tabs into a list under one tab. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.When your tabs are under OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs opened in Google Chrome browser.Source:
  • 9 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

    Sridhar Kesaraju
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:55 pm
    9 websites that won’t waste time but instead will make you smarter!You can waste hours of valuable time surfing and socializing on the Web, or use that time to make yourself a smarter person.Source:
  • Twitter Tolls Out New User Interfcae

    Sridhar Kesaraju
    16 Jan 2014 | 2:21 am
    Twitter rolls out new web design that aligns with mobile interfaces!They rolled out a design refresh to make their desktop version more in line with their mobile app design found on their iOS and Android apps. Here is a picture of the new design: If you do not see the new design now, you should soon.Open your Twitter account and see here:
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  • How The Pain of “The 1%“ Problem Exists in Social Media and Digital Businesses

    Doyle Buehler
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    The events at the World Economic Forum in Davos are quite consistent with the success and failure of businesses online, in the digital space as well. The problem is not so much that the wealthy are owning digital, but rather in the digital space, it is The 1% that are actually creating the real value online. And, understandably so, these businesses are the ones that are seeing success with digital marketing. In the digital space, the 1% rule also follows how businesses actually grow their presence online. 1% of businesses create original content; 9% copy this content, typically by sharing it;…
  • Unlock A Remarkable Solution Online With Focussed Emotions

    Doyle Buehler
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Do You Know Why Most Online Businesses Can’t Connect With Their Audience? We all know Emotions Are Key Online, yet seldom actually look at the heart of how you can improve. 90% of purchases are typically made based upon an emotional decision. Yet, most businesses online are losing business because they can’t make an emotional connection with their audience. Where is the love online? It all starts with community. Social media and digital is quite removed and unemotional – those who embrace more of an emotional connection will see their online sales and community results enhanced.
  • How To Get Past The Hype Of Social Media & Get Down To Business In 2015

    Doyle Buehler
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    Most entrepreneurs and small businesses are inundated, and quite honestly, overwhelmed by social media. This can become a huge problem for most businesses, as it then becomes more reactionary and fighting fires, than getting down to business and making things happen. It wastes time and money for every business unless you can control social media, or it will control you. This really is nothing new. As a business, we almost always seem to be distracted by bright and shiny objects. Social media is no different, with a constant stream of information, photos, cute cats and of course, bacon. And,…
  • Why Most Businesses Will Die a Slow Death in 2015

    Doyle Buehler
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Having a business and a website is not a guarantee for a successful business. It is a guarantee however that you will probably never recoup your investment, or live beyond “customer to customer” transactions, unless you do something about it. Far too many businesses seem to just “go with the flow” not understanding that the present moment is not how the big brands grew from small brands and from even smaller ideas. The most common thing that links their level of success? They had a plan or a strategy. Having a plan in place for 2015 will help you organise what you really need to…
  • The Post Christmas Business Gap

    Doyle Buehler
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Now that Christmas is technically “over”, how does the small business span the “online gap”, between the holiday season and the “restart” of business sometime towards the end of January? Many consumers and other small businesses are a bit tighter with their wallets post-Christmas, and not always ready to spend more. Or, at least that is what they try to tell themselves. Business for the small business doesn’t need to slow down, however. Here are 3 simple tips that will keep you top of mind over the Christmas slowdown: What value are you offering that is irrespective of time?
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  • Two Steps to Successful Email Marketing

    Erica Koehler
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Don’t believe the “email marketing is outdated” hype. I used to be that person until I realized how many branded emails have provided value to me in recent months. Sale reminders, marketing newsletters and webinar updates. That’s not to say it’s right for everyone to use. Like the social media efforts your brand is already [&hellip The post Two Steps to Successful Email Marketing appeared first on wayvs.
  • iHeart Radio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape on Tinder

    Victoria Waddell
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Yep, it’s happened. Digital marketers have pried their way into the erm, “dating” app world.   Hey, brands need lovin’ too, right?   For those of you non-Tindees, let me lay down the basics: Tinder is an app that syncs with your Facebook account and connects you to other singles within the area. You’re able [&hellip The post iHeart Radio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape on Tinder appeared first on wayvs.
  • Facebook: Your Golden Globes Companion

    Mindee Ball
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    The race was tight for many of the categories at the Golden Globes last night, with massive talent competing for the coveted awards. If you watched it, you know things like who won for best screenplay (Birdman), best actress in a dramatic movie role (Julianne Moore), and best drama (Boyhood). You probably even have your [&hellip The post Facebook: Your Golden Globes Companion appeared first on wayvs.
  • Je Suis Charlie

    Rhea Thomas
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    French citizens have flooded social media to grieve and support Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine that was attacked by terrorists Wednesday, leaving 12 dead. With the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie, which translates to “I am Charlie,” people around the world have joined in this conversation, proving once again how people of all ages, cultures and religions [&hellip The post Je Suis Charlie appeared first on wayvs.
  • Facecast: ABC World News Tonight on Facebook

    Rhea Thomas
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    ABC‘s World News Tonight has debuted a social media newscast on Facebook this week. Each day, a one-minute news roundup called Facecast: The One Thing will be recorded exclusively for Facebook and posted on the World News Tonight Facebook page. With anchor David Muir on board, Facecast: The One Thing is the first ever daily newscast [&hellip The post Facecast: ABC World News Tonight on Facebook appeared first on wayvs.
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    This Is Common » Blog

  • Apple vs Ronseal – Branding vs Performance

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

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

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Since the dawn of the Internet, search engines have been the only way to efficiently search for the information you require. Almost no users remember the URL of all but their favourite websites, and most will remember key search terms (which are much more intuitive to discover and remember), and attempt to use these through search engines in order to quickly locate their most commonly used resources. Around 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results, so allowing your page to appear high in the rankings is obviously key to directing high volumes of traffic towards your…
  • Top 10 Tips For Lead Generating Web Design

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

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

  • Apple Buys Music Analytics Company Musicmetric

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Apple has acquired U.K. based Semetric which makes Musicmetric. Musicmetric claims to have the “world’s most powerful music analytics dashboard.” Source: TechCrunch Musicmetric enables a “quick overview of how an artist is performing online.” Not limited to streaming services, Facebook and Twitter action only, it also tracks file sharing bit torrent sites, downloads, demographics and sales. Apple quietly acquired them back in October of 2014. When The Guardian asked Apple for a comment, the reply was predictably evasive, “Apple buys smaller technology…
  • Deezer Racing Forward

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Deezer announced they have acquired Muve Music from AT&T subsidiary Cricket. This puts Deezer in the #2 position for paying subscribers among the music streaming services. With Spotify recently announcing they are up to 15 million paying subscribers (60 million total users), and Deezer appearing to have a specific plan they are pursuing (previously announcing their U.S. Elite tier and now purchasing Muve Music to gain a foothold in the U.S. market), it is prime time for Beats Music to announce its next phase. Apple has been silent concerning what will become of Beats Music – if it…
  • Will Streaming Music Enable Record Companies To Break Even?

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    2014 statistics for the music business are unsurprising – album sales sunk 11 percent to 257 million units, track sales dropped 12.5 percent to 1.1 billion… On-demand streaming went up 54 percent to 164 billion songs. Billboard offers an alternate interpretation of the continued discrepancy, “That [streaming] increase of 57.5 billion tracks is equivalent to an increase in album sales of 56.1 million units — a number that exceeds the decline in track-equivalent albums (or TEA, a combination of album and track sales) of 47.9 million units.” Will this translate to…
  • U2’s Bono Bullish On Streaming Music

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Admittedly emboldened by painkillers, U2’s lead singer Bono, has written a massive ‘A to Z’ missive about 2014. A few noteworthy insights … Bono says that the reason he respects music streaming services “is that they are slowly turning people who are used to getting their music for-FREE, into paying ten dollars a month for a subscription model.” This fact is often under-publicized by the media and over-looked by artists and music companies when asked about music streaming. Considering the often cited low payouts by streaming services, Bono points out that…
  • Beats Music – Calm Before The Storm?

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    via: The news about Beats Music is — there is no news about Beats Music lately. Since Apple purchased Beats in May of 2014, Beats Music has slowly pulled back its aggressive marketing beginnings, splashy PR moves, and continuous posts on social media (particularly Twitter). All this ‘quietness’ is understandable considering Apple is famous for being secretive until the time is right to tell the world about a product. Yes, there are rumors and info in the media from the classic anonymous “person familiar with the matter” about lowering the price to…
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    Picture from the articleFollow the link to GeekyNews : FOX CONFIRMS PLANS FOR AN X-MEN TV SERIESCan it work ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Laughter and lightness – an interview with Christy Dena

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

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

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

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

    Simon Staffans
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    One of the things I’ve been doing more of lately than ever before is talk to companies and corporations about their communication strategies and how they approach their own stories. It should probably come as no surprise, since the companies I’m talking to are very much not in the media sphere, that the knowledge about storytelling is lacking to a certain extent. What I’ve been a bit careful about dropping on them is my firm opinion that transmedia storytelling methods would be an invaluable tool for each and every one of them when it comes to figuring out their stories, their…
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    Bizarre Culture » Media

  • Film Review: The Interview

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

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

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

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

    Jordan Dean
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens Plot: After returning home on Valentine’s Day, Nick (Affleck) finds his wife Amy (Pike) missing; there is evidence of a struggle. Following a police investigation and flashbacks through Amy’s diary, Nick becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Review: David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thrilling best-selling novel of the same name. Gone Girl could have easily found its way…
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  • Digital marketing and media comic strip : Happe Hour : January 16, 2015

    Elliott Antal
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Once upon a time I downloaded a Google organic search report from Google Analytics for another manager and there it was starring right back at me, the dreaded “not provided” row in a keyword report. I laughed, I cried, I scratched my head, I did some research, Ryan DeShazer even temporarily lost his mind – but what I didn’t do is make a general proclamation that “SEO is dead”. Google decided in 2011 that they would not report keyword level queries for users who were signed-in. Optify did a study that showed up to 39% of organic visits could be reported as “not provided”. While…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : October 10, 2014

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

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

    Elliott Antal
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip August 15, 2014 Like your buddy who has been dating his girlfriend for 10 years before proposing, digital marketing professionals exclaimed “It’s about time” when Google launched their official Google Analytics mobile app. There have been many third party mobile apps that have used the Google Analytics API, but each had their own shortcomings. The fact that Google included their Real-Time analytics in this app means marketers have one less excuse as to why they didn’t notice a fluctuation in data at the drop of a hat. Happy…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : May 30, 2014

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

  • Why You Should Buy Online Magazine Subscriptions

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    This article throws light on online magazine. Also, by reading the article you will come to know about why you should give a thought to buy online magazine subscriptions. If you are the one who likes to spend his free time in reading the magazines and one who wants cost-effective, convenient, and fun way to read publications, then online magazines are just for you. Without any doubt, you will find all these traits in the online magazines and you can read more and pay less with Online Magazine Subscriptions. Although Online Magazine Subscription Software provides endless advantages, but in…
  • What You Should About Digital Magazine Publishing

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    iPad Magazine PublishingThis article puts light over digital publishing software. Moreover, by going through the article you will come to know about the digital magazine publishing and its concerned apps and benefits. Digitization has brought the people of across-the-globe together and transform the mode about how we used to get information. Before the revolution of the digital world, we used to depend on paper printed publications to gather information about what is happening around us, nonetheless iPhone and iPad Magazine Publishing, Android publishing software and other type of digital…
  • What You Should Know About E Publication Software

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    E Publication SoftwareE Publication or Digital Publication Software Technology has changed the lives of us forever. Further, it provides means to save our Earth. In this article, we will discuss further on this topic. At present, where industrialization and technology have polluted our environment badly. Digital Publications at least can play a role in giving our environment a helping hand, providing we all should embrace it and give up reading through traditional ways i.e. through paper printed publication. As E Publication Software and technology possess the power to save the environment so…
  • Advantages of Digital Publishing

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    Digital PublishingDigital publishing technology has widely embraced by industries of all shapes and sizes. This article throws light on the advantages of digital publishing technology which has made it so popular.Today, technology leads us to the pathway of development and convenience where we can get many things by performing a few clicks on the button. All such developments have become possible because of the computers and the internet technology. They have brought a high degree of convenience in our lives and we can carry out nearly all things from where we are. ECommerce which has…
  • Everything You Want to Know About Tablet Publishing

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    Tablet PublishingThis article has been jotted down in an attempt to make you aware about Digital Publishing. Further, by reading the article you will come to know about important element of it i.e. Tablet Publishing.  Digital Publishing has taken the publishing industry by storm. It has come into light around 10 years from now and has transformed the publishing industry since then. There are a lot of reasons behind the rise of digital publishing. It aids the readers as well as the publishers. Well, in today’s world when everybody wishes for everything in style, traditional paper…
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    InPlayer » News/BlogInPlayer

  • Fundraising and the Music Industry: Success Stories

    Dimitar Serafimov
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Fundraising and crowdfunding are undoubtedly penetrating in many spheres of our lives and significantly contribute, support and  improve the current society. In the post, we’ll evaluate its implications on the music industry. Foo Fighter’s Concerts Fundraising Spree Not so long ago, the Foo Fighters played a show their fans had arranged for them. In Richmond, Virginia fans united to bring the band back for their first show in the city since 1998. Fairly simple, let’s try and sell out un unscheduled concert. If they agree on it, great, if not, everybody get’s their money back. The…
  • 9 Steps to Monetize Your Sport Event Live Stream

    Jovana Tozija
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Whether you’re streaming a league season that is available on cable TV, a championship, a friendly match, a charity tournament or an exclusive event that is available online, you must always carefully plan every part of your preparation process to make sure you get a solid ROI. Live streaming seems very easy and logical in today’s world of the Internet, but in order to assure that your stream is delivered to your audience, there are certain steps that need to be taken.   Here are 9 steps to successfully monetize your sport event live stream. 1. Plan your events date(s) in advance We…
  • Corporate fundraising done right: Entourage the Movie gets closer to fans

    Jovana Tozija
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    Last week we had the chance to experience a whole new level in the showbiz fundraising world. Entourage: The Movie gave fans the chance to go to LA, meet the cast on set and be in the movie. And all that by donating for the Noreen Fraser Foundation to help them find a cure for women’s cancers. It seems that showbiz has taken a step further in motivating their fans to donate for a good cause. What more can a fan want? The movie, scheduled to be released 15 June, 2015,  is still shooting. The cast appeared together on the Golden Globes yesterday, filming a scene on the red carpet as well.
  • InPlayer and the EU VAT Changes

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    We would like to inform you about the changes to VAT (Value-added tax) rules coming into effect from Jan 1st 2015. E-services such as video-on-demand (VoD) and live streaming provided to customers in the European Union will be affected by this new change. At the moment, VAT for these types of service is charged and accounted in the country where your business is established. Under the new rules, you’ll need to charge and account for VAT in each of the EU countries where your viewers are based and your service is consumed. Please liaise with your Accounting team for additional information…
  • 2014, a Year of Evolution for Video

    Dimitar Serafimov
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
    As we welcome 2015, it’s important to reflect on just how important 2014 was in the evolution of video on a global basis. From the genius of Jeroen Wijering to contemporary creativity in the world of media and innovation in video streaming, there’s plenty to reflect on, and a lot to look forward to in 2015. The predictions of 2013 following the innovation path in 2014 In 2013 predictions were made that media innovation would continue to grow in areas such as the increasing use of sliders to bring a touch of the Hollywood big scale to independent video production, and timelapse evolving…
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  • Filmmaker talks about the importance of sound in films [video]

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Even if you're not a filmmaker, it's interesting to see the world from their side of the camera sometimes. Or, in this case, hear the world from their side of the camera. In this video, a filmmaker explains his approach to sound in films. Here's a short (fourteen seconds) horror film done by the filmmaker. It's pretty frightening, so don't watch around kids. The post Filmmaker talks about the importance of sound in films [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Is domestic violence a bigger problem than we realize? [infographic]

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Home might be where your heart is, but that doesn't mean it's a safe place, particularly when domestic violence numbers are as high as they are. The question is, do we fully realize what this problem is costing us as a society? The post Is domestic violence a bigger problem than we realize? [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Amazing kid swims under the ice of a frozen lake [video]

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The kid is all kinds of tough. Instead of sitting around and playing video games or surfing the web like most people his age, he decides to be the manliest man in town. Watch as he cuts two holes in a frozen lake, and them swims from one to the other like it's nothing. The post Amazing kid swims under the ice of a frozen lake [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The Piano Guys show the evolution of the “Batman” theme song [video]

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-nah Batman! Batman! Ok, so that doesn't really come out in text, but you probably got the song anyway. The "Batman' theme songs are among the most recognizable theme songs in movie history. Here are the Piano Guys to take you through that history. The post The Piano Guys show the evolution of the “Batman” theme song [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video]

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Chicago lovers, have we got a treat for you! The post Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Samsung-made chips tipped to power the majority of Apple's next iPhone

    Stefan Mileschin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple's next smartphone: Samsung on...
  • Man lists his Tesla Model S as an $85-a-night Airbnb room

    Stefan Mileschin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    If someone tells you he's been sleeping in a car, you'd most likely think he's either traveling on a budget or going through a rough patch. And, you know what? Either answer's probably true -- unless he meant he's been renting a Tesla Model S to slee...
  • Apple Readies Fix for Thunderstrike Bootkit Exploit

    Stefan Mileschin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Apple is reported to be addressing the Thunderstrike bootkit exploit as reported by Google earlier this week. A patch has been spotted in the next version of Yosemite (OS X 10.10.2) as a beta, usually signaling that the fix is not too far behind. "According to people with access to the latest beta of OS X 10.10.2 who are familiar with Thunderstrike and how it works, that's exactly the deep, layere
  • Alleged HTC One M9 camera samples leak

    Stefan Mileschin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    The images were taken at 16-megapixel resolution on an HTC device. Like the One M8 last year, HTC seems to be having a hard time keeping its newest flagship under wraps. We’ve seen the HTC One M9 in a couple of leaked images, and its alleged spec sheet has also cropped up online in the last week...
  • Here's what our readers think of the Moto X (2014)

    Stefan Mileschin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    In his review of the second-generation Moto X last September, our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco called it "a huge step forward from last year's model." He complimented the seamless feel of the edges and thought its improved OLED screen was "one ...
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  • Elayna Fernandez, Blogging Speaker

    Lissa Duty
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Elayna Fernandez, Blogging Expert Speaker Elayna Fernandez, The Positive MOM, teaches bloggers how to turn their passion into their paycheck through her trademarked 7p Guerrilla Positioning System™ (GPS) so they can increase Credibility, Visibility and Profitability™, and ultimately elevate their Impact, Income, and Influence. Elayna encourages, empowers, and equips moms worldwide to have more influence at home, more impact in the world, and more income to make it happen, so they can live a life with JOY, BALANCE, and SUCCESS on their own terms without the guilt, struggles, and…
  • Grow Your Network to Grow Your Business: Networking Strategy 101

    Laura Darkstar
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    Successful networking goes beyond “working the room” and collecting business cards in the digital age. It’s all about engaging, building and being able to sustain relationships you developed with a well planned networking strategy. Before you create the strategy, you need to understand the why. Determine Why Networking Is Important to You To build a support network – Do you need the services of other professionals in your field or other professionals in roles that support your work? Generate new/more revenue – How many contacts will you need to make to generate an additional…
  • How To Identify Keyword Phrases Used in Search By Your Customers

    Bernadette Coleman
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Knowing your customers is the best way to succeed in any business. It’s not always easy to figure out the keyword phrase your customer searches to reach your website. Keyword research can and will equal success! But how do you find out what your target audience is searching for when your website and your competitors comes up in search results? Let’s have a look at how you can understand your customers in a better way. Use Google Search: It is Your Friend Google search has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years and, as a business, you can make use of its powerful features to…
  • Not Using Social Media? Social Media 911

    Anthony Ryan
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    In this day and age of media and technology, if your small business doesn’t have a social media strategy in place, you’re definitely at a disadvantage. It’s safe to say you’re missing out – but missing out on what, exactly?  (Here is some stats for you.) Networking opportunities: Retweeting or replying to other professionals within your industry is a great way to strike up a relationship. Free promotion: Whenever you publish a social post, it shows up on your followers’ news feeds, timelines, dashboards, whatever – and the best part is that you…
  • Your Editorial Content Calendar How-To: The Key to Marketing Success

    Clara Mathews
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The marketing department tells you that your company needs a blog, Facebook and Twitter. This all sounds great, but who will create this fabulous content and how will you keep it organized? How much time will it take and how will you know if any of it is working? How can you make sure that the content you publish aligns with the brand messaging and is focused on your special promotions and offers at the same time? “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” When Benjamin Franklin made that statement, he clearly wasn’t thinking about the Internet, blogs or content marketing. But the…
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