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  • What Makes Being The Best SEO Software?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    In a world that relies heavily on information technology, it is no longer a question of why online marketers are racing to use the best programs SEO. With such programs, they expect to get first place in the search engine results and attract more traffic to their website.In the end, the program can help them make their profits rise beyond their expectations and make them more financially stable in spite of the competition. In this sense in the search for the best of this type of software can be a must for one of the participants in the online marketing.And introduced a growing number of…
  • Five golden principles of audience engagement

    Simon Staffans // Developing Media
    Simon Staffans
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience. The would be an audience that takes what I’ve created or helped create to heart, that engages in the way they’re intended to engage and that teaches the creators a thing or ten about their own creation during the course of the interaction. This would also be an audience that goes beoynd being merely an audience, morphing into a collaborative-producer state, freely creating within the boundaries of the original creation. I have an inkling that this is something quite a few other…
  • Barnes & Noble Announces the Best Books by the Biggest Authors Coming This Fall

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Barnes & Noble, Inc. , the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the list of must-have books for the Fall and fast-approaching Holiday season.
  • JR pastes up the past, a conference on the cybersecurity of medical devices, and the start of “space taxis”

    TED Blog
    Kate Torgovnick May
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    An image from JR’s “Unframed — Ellis Island.” Photo: Courtesy of JR The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. Some news highlights: Artist JR is bringing the past back to life with his new series “Unframed.” He has taken archival photos of the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York, closed since 1954, and pasted them up so that doctors who worked there appear to float in the surgical theater and kids treated there peer in through a window. “I let the walls decide what part of the image should appear,” he tells The New York Times.
  • GoGo Media Networks™ and Enter Strategic Partnership to Activate Pet Parent Reach and Engagement

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    The Strategic partnership is an effort to raise the visibility of by harnessing the power of digital, social, and new media. (PRWeb September 29, 2014) Read the full story at
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  • JR pastes up the past, a conference on the cybersecurity of medical devices, and the start of “space taxis”

    Kate Torgovnick May
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    An image from JR’s “Unframed — Ellis Island.” Photo: Courtesy of JR The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. Some news highlights: Artist JR is bringing the past back to life with his new series “Unframed.” He has taken archival photos of the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York, closed since 1954, and pasted them up so that doctors who worked there appear to float in the surgical theater and kids treated there peer in through a window. “I let the walls decide what part of the image should appear,” he tells The New York Times.
  • 7 things learned from a day spent watching TEDxCERN

    Hailey Reissman
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Wednesday marked the second-ever TEDxCERN, the event organized by the folks at CERN, the famed particle physics research center in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for bringing us the World Wide Web, the Large Hadron Collider, and confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson. You know, just a few minor things. TEDxCERN brought together a mix of experts from across the sciences and the world, people all working to answer the question: “What are the big ideas in science that will help us address tomorrow’s major global problems?” Particle physicist (and three-time TED speaker) Brian…
  • Invasion of the golden mussel: A TED Fellow wields genes to protect the Amazon

    Karen Eng
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Back in the ’90s, the golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) hitched a ride on ships traveling from Asia to South America. In the past decade and a half, the mussel has proliferated through South America’s river systems, destroying the native habitat and disrupting the operation of power plants and water treatment facilities. This invasive species now threatens the delicate ecosystem of the Amazon. Computational biologist and TEDGlobal 2014 Fellow Marcela Uliano da Silva is working to put a halt to this. A native of Brazil, she’s sequencing the golden mussel’s genome for the first…
  • Inspiring words from TED@IBM: The best way to predict the future is to invent it

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The program guide for TED@IBM, themed “Reimagine our world.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED By Laura McClure, Emily McManus and Kate Torgovnick May Big data is already transforming our daily lives. And at TED@IBM, a TED Institute event, we got a glimpse of what’s next. Speakers revealed how data will change spaces from the kitchen to the emergency room, and how it will even help us react more quickly to the next ebola-scale epidemic. Throughout the day echoed the message that, for the technologists creating this new future, it is both a tremendous opportunity as well as a big…
  • Further reading and watching on Brazil, to get you in the spirit for TEDGlobal

    Kate Torgovnick May
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A view of Rio de Janeiro, where TEDGlobal 2014 will take place. Photo: Thinkstock TED has traveled to Tanzania, to Canada and to India. We’ve been to Germany, to Qatar and to assorted places throughout the United Kingdom and the state of California in the United States. But in a few weeks, we are headed for the first time to South America. TEDGlobal 2014 kicks off on Monday, October 6, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So why Brazil? And why now? Curator Bruno Giussani explains. “We wanted to go to South America because it’s one of the regions of the world where we’ve never had an official…
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  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

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

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

    Thomas Hawk
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Flickr Staff Pre Marissa Mayer Flickr Staff Today Look at the two screenshots above. I took the first one in April of 2012, a few months before Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo. The second one I took earlier today. Between pre-Mayer 2012 and today, Flickr’s staff has grown from 39 people working on Flickr to 109. About half of the 39 working on Flickr in 2012 are no longer on the team, which means that over 80% of the new, much larger team has been built since Mayer took over at Yahoo. After years of layoffs, CEO neglect, and lackluster product development, Flickr is back in a big way,…
  • 10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

    Thomas Hawk
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better. Today’s news out of Bloomberg is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something. Whatever the case, photos has been one of the…
  • Homestead Restaurant, Oakland, California

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
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  • Netflix Entering the Theatrical Window

    Erik Gruenwedel
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Netflix Sept. 29 announced it is partnering with The Weinstein Co. to finance next year’s theatrical sequel to 2000 Oscar-winner Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The subscription streaming pioneer reportedly plans to offer Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend to its members concurrently with the film’s Imax release in 2015. The sequel, in which Michele Yeoh reprises her role as the warrior Yu Shu Lien, is set 20 years in advance of the first movie. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon introduced the martial arts-themed backdrop to movies and made a name for then-unknown…
  • Battle of the Bulge: Netflix, HBO Sign Separate Belgian Telecoms

    Erik Gruenwedel
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Belgian telecom operator Belgacom Sept. 29 announced it signed a deal with Netflix to provide direct access to the subscription streaming pioneer’s subscribers. Belgacom, which announced it is rebranding its pay-TV business to Proximus to incorporate mobile, broadband and landline businesses under one corporate theme, said it would include the Netflix app in all set-top boxes by the end of the year. The telecom has about 1.5 million subscribers. "Netflix is without doubt a new player which has been very eagerly awaited; I'm proud to announce this partnership which reflects the…
  • DreamWorks Animation in Acquisition Crosshairs; Lionsgate Too?

    Erik Gruenwedel
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Weekend media reports have outlined a possible $3 billion-plus bid from Japanese Internet financial company SoftBank to acquire DreamWorks Animation, a scenario that prompted some Wall Street analysts to suggest Lionsgate could fetch even more. Although there has been no official announcement, media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal cited sources suggesting the DWA board is mulling SoftBank’s offer that was 50% higher than DWA’s closing stock price Sept. 26. SoftBank, which last year acquired Sprint and was considering purchasing T-Mobile, owns more than 30% of Chinese…
  • 'Houdini' Writer: Father's Book was Inspiring

    Chris Tribbey
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — At the famed Hollywood Magic Castle, there’s a Houdini Séance experience, a fun if somewhat cheesy affair, where pre-recorded voices “speak” from the afterlife, and easily spotted wires ring bells and knock books off the wall. A “spiritual guide” delights guests in the Houdini room with a series of magic tricks, before “making contact” with the spirit of Harry Houdini, all the while telling everyone about the history of the legendary illusionist and escape artist. All in all, a harmless affair. Unless you don’t…
  • Projections: 'Neighbors' Eyeing Top Sales Spot

    John Latchem
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Universal's comedy Neighbors should have no trouble moving into the top disc sales spot for the week ending Sept. 28. The raunchy 'R'-rated comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron as feuding neighbors engaged in a prank war, was a huge box office hit with $150.1 million domestically, and arrives at retail as the only major new release for the week aside from a few TV DVD titles. The previous week's top sellers, Warner's Godzilla and Fox's The Fault in Our Stars, should move down a notch. On the rental chart, Neighbors will have to wait a month as Universal delays…
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  • Another day!

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    It’s currently September 29, 2014 at 12:14PM via IFTTT
  • IoT platforms and the product iteration argument

    Deanna Lawrence
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Deanna Lawrence:The Internet of Things (IoT) offers an important point of communication and the ability to learn about consumer lifestyle. For consumers, the ability to manage all of these connected things is going to be a challenge. FridgeNality accounts for IoT and manages very smart connections. Originally posted on Gigaom: When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition figures. But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other unknown products ranging from…
  • The Mobile Channel Influences In-Store Purchases in America

    David H Deans
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Thanks to mobile devices, consumers now start researching retail products way before they step into a store to buy. The research found that 81% of U.S. mobile users turned to their devices to research retail items at home or work — meaning before heading to a brick-and-mortar store — while 19% engaged with mobile during a shopping trip. via eMarketer
  • Book Of Change

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    The topic I chose concerns how plastic and trash keep ending up in the ocean. I learned a little about this topic in an earth and science class, and became fairly interested because most people do not know that this is a huge problem. Mostly plastic and some trash cannot biodegrade with the earth. 100% of the plastic that we have ever used is still somewhere on this earth, and most likely in the ocean. When plastic and trash is swept away into the ocean, it becomes caught in these swirling tide pools, which are called gyres. This obviously creates a problem for the surrounding ecosystem.
  • You Sowed It - Now Reap!

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    If you’re in the business of marketing, the latest report from the Adobe folks ought to scare
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  • New Client Designs

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

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
      We are very pleased to tell you that Member Digital Ltd., parent of SubHub, has been acquired by EFactor Group Corp. (“EFactor”).  EFactor Group Corp. is a publically listed company, currently trading on the OTCQQ under the ticker, EFCT. EFactor Group Corp. has at its core, a niche social network for entrepreneurs. […] The post A New Home For SubHub appeared first on SubHub.
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  • CID - Naari Shakti 2 - Epiode 1133 - 27th September 2014

    SET India
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    CID - Naari Shakti 2 - Epiode 1133 - 27th September 2014 "The first thrilling investigative series on Indian Television, is today one of the most popular shows on Sony Entertainment Television. Dramatic and absolutely unpredictable, C.I.D. has captivated... From: SET India Views: 152112 623 ratings Time: 43:52 More in Shows
  • Hornswoggle's Most Memorable Moments - WWE Top 10

    27 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hornswoggle's Most Memorable Moments - WWE Top 10 Here are Hornswoggle's Top 10 greatest moments in honor of his first WWE Studios movie, “Leprechaun: Origins,” available on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 30! More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://bit.... From: WWE Views: 368106 6231 ratings Time: 04:45 More in Sports
  • 12 Actresses You Didn't Know Almost Played Katniss

    Clevver News
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    12 Actresses You Didn't Know Almost Played Katniss More Celebrity News ▻▻ 7 Things you didn't know about JLaw▻▻ Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games... From: Clevver News Views: 49286 1888 ratings Time: 06:45 More in Entertainment
  • Top Ten Batman Villains

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Top Ten Batman Villains With Gotham making its TV debut, Steve and Larson line-up Gotham City's most sinister criminals to countdown the top ten Batman villains of all time! Click here to watch Top Ten Games Still... From: Machinima Views: 169598 5541 ratings Time: 05:58 More in Entertainment
  • iCarly Cast: Where Are They Now?

    Clevver News
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    iCarly Cast: Where Are They Now? Victorious Cast: Where Are They Now? ▻▻ More Celebrity News ▻▻ iCarly ended its six-season run back in 2012, and thankfully... From: Clevver News Views: 80551 3263 ratings Time: 04:39 More in Entertainment
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  • Message Wars

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

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Why most Americans fear ISIS, politicians and pundits stoking terror panic on the US-Mexico border, and Nihilism: now and forever. 
  • TLDR #37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police released a video of some unidentified suspects in a brutal attack on a gay couple. Within a few hours, a Philly sports fan and his online friends had identified some of the people in the video without the blizzard of false accusations that usually accompany an online investigation. Alex speaks to  "Fan Since 09" about how he managed to corral a online mob into potentially solving a crime. Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 
  • TLDR #36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Rapper Childish Gambino (A.K.A actor Donald Glover) famously claims to have received his rap pseudonym, "Childish Gambino," from an online Wu-Tang Name generator. But investigating whether this story is true or not led TLDR host Alex Goldman on an odyssey of discovery. Thanks for listening! If you want to receive your own Wu-Tang name, check out the original Wu-Tang Name Generator here, and the other wu-tang name generator here. You can read Tim Carmody's article about the mystery of Childish Gambino at kottke.orgIf you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can follow…
  • Deadbeats

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As resources dwindle for news organizations, among the first casualties of cost cutting are the beats that were once the core of journalism’s mission. This week, OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 
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  • iPhone magic

    Paolo Valdemarin
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    I dropped by the Apple Store last week in London to see the new iPhones. I was hoping for the “instant lust” that usually goes with Apple’s new gadgets, but it didn’t happen. Now, to be fair we should admit that smartphones are becoming a commodity and we can’t expect to be amazed with every new iteration. The iPhone 6 is a perfectly nice phone, most likely it’s going to be my next phone when my contract on the current 5 will expire (not the Plus, it’s just ridiculously huge imho), but I’ll just sit and wait for the upgrade without any…
  • Wet paint

    Paolo Valdemarin
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
  • 3 things about Apple Watch

    Paolo Valdemarin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    One I think that the heart rate sensor is the most relevant feature of this product. It’s not just about fitness: with the right software having a constant monitor of heart rate and other activities will soon start saving lives. In a few years this class of products will have an impact on the healthcare budgets. It’s big. Two Remember iPhone 1.0? iPod 1.0? iPad 1.0? Holding my first iphone today, it looks and feels like ancient technology. The current Apple Watch looks a bit chunky, but in no time it will become much sleeker. This is a 1.0. Three Is it “Apple WATCH”?
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    7 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
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    13 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
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  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    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…
  • Ultimate IFTTT Guide Use the Web's Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    IFTTT is an automation that will enable you to connect 2 services so that, when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action takes place automatically on the other.  For example: let’s say that you are a photography fan who uses Instagram constantly throughout the day. You love taking photos with your mobile device, touching them up and sharing them for everyone to see. Your followers seem to love the photos, so you think that maybe you’d like to get a bit more serious about this whole photography endeavor. We’ll get to photography-specific…
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    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.Request Free!
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    4 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Have you been thinking about cutting your pay-TV cord? Kind of scary to think about, isn’t it?  If you were born anytime after the mid-seventies, you’ve probably spent your entire life with pay-TV. It’s become a habit – something you rarely even think about. It’s just always there. And, yet, now there is something about it that is bothering you. It may be the time you spend (or waste) watching it. It may be the cost that just keeps growing, and you are now questioning the value of what you are getting for what you are paying. Perhaps you resent having to…
  • Spotify Music Streaming: The Unofficial Guide

    4 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Some artists are outraged at what they see are paltry amounts which are being paid to them by Spotify. Spotify, along with its competitors is a paid service called "streaming music". You start it up, tell it what song/artist you want to listen to, and you start listening. Every time someone listens to a song, the artist in question gets paid by Spotify. Spotify gets their cut, so they make something too. A win-win, everybody's happy, right? Well, not quite. For a start, it doesn't stop people from illegally pirating music. If someone is determined not to pay for music, then a paid…
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  • How NGFW Visibility Ensures a Secure & Resilient Network

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
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    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a backup solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You'll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity. Please download the whitepaper to learn more!Request Free!
  • 5 Top Tips for Driving Loyalty Through Insight & Analytics in Telecoms

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    With mountains of information, the challenge for companies is how to best leverage that information in ways which will best aid with the challenges that they face. One of the biggest challenges that faces companies in the telecoms industry is customer loyalty, as a savvier customer and fiercer competition has created a free-spirited attitude to telecoms services in customers.So how can customer insight and analytics help with this problem?To help answer this, Telecoms IQ has put together the 5 Top Tips For Driving Customer Loyalty Through Insight & Analytics eBook. We break down 5 tips…
  • How Customer Insight and Analytics Has Transformed Telecoms

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Advancing technology has allowed us to know more and more about our customers and now the challenge has become how to best use that information. Telecoms IQ spoke with the Global Head of Business Intelligence at Telefónica Digital, John Belchamber about the changes in the industry and how big data is improving the accuracy of end to end decision making while ensuring consistent improvement. John elaborates on veracity in big data as well as how companies are moving from purely revenue based views of the customer to ways of delivering value for the customer to mitigate churn…
  • The Potential of Social Media in Telecoms 2014 and Beyond

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    According to Telesperience, by the end of 2015 90% of operators will be using social technology to drive business impact, and 80% hope to use it to drive conversion rates and to transform the customer experience. In this infographic Telecoms IQ explores how global operators are already using social networks to increase customer loyalty and become more customer centric-organizations, whilst reducing operational and marketing costs.Request Free!
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  • Who Needs Paper Route When You Can Start A Robotics Company?

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
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    24 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
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  • A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn’t Have To

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Blockbuster’s fatal flaw wasn’t one of intelligence or capability, but a failure to understand the networks that would determine its fate. Related posts: The Myth Of The Moron CEO The New Role Of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
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  • How Your Mission Drives Your Strategy

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Great businesses, in the final analysis, are built by passion. Strategies can come and go, but the mission of the enterprise is fundamental to directing action. Related posts: 3 Levels of Strategy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • DiGiorno Delivers Twitter Blunder

    Jennifer Graber
    30 Sep 6935 | 6:10 am
    Summary: DiGiorno, much like Taco Bell, has a way with words on Twitter. The pizza company utilizes humor and jokes in its digital interactions. For instance, it wouldn't be unusual to see hashtags like #CheesyCelebrities or #DiGiorNOYOUDIDNT on its account. DiGiorno's Twitter is not boring or typical in any sense of the word. And it is those kinds of social media accounts that get the most attention. In a crowded digital landscape, consumers are looking for what stands out, for what is atypical. However, DiGiorno's Twitter recently stood out, and not in a positive way. DiGiorno had a…
  • Don't Bend Your New iPhone

    Jessica Cherok
    30 Sep 6918 | 6:11 am
    Summary: Some of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are getting an unwanted feature. The new, ultra-thin phones have a nasty habit of bending when left in a pocket while someone is sitting for long periods of time. The thinner phones are easier to bend than previous, thicker versions. But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are hardly the first of Apple's smartphones to have this issue.
  • Most Apps Still Gobbling Up User Data

    Jessica Cherok
    30 Sep 5448 | 6:10 am
    Summary: Surprise, surprise -- apps are failing at protecting your privacy. According to a new report, apps are still collecting huge amounts of personal data. The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) surveyed over 1,200 apps, finding that the large majority of them were not being clear or detailed in telling users what information was being collected.
  • iPhone Users Get a Whole New Twitter Profile

    Jessica Cherok
    30 Sep 3076 | 6:11 am
    Summary: iPhone users received a whole new Twitter experience last Thursday after the site's update to its profiles. In what Twitter calls "our biggest update to profiles to date," users will see new design and emphasis on bios and photos. As long as you have iOS 7 or above on your iPhone, you will be able to see the updated profile. Your bio will be immediately viewable on Twitter.
  • Internet Slow Down Day is Here

    Jessica Cherok
    30 Sep 2497 | 6:10 am
    Summary: It's Internet Slow Down Day! The day where the Internet won't actually be any slower, but your awareness will be raised about that possibility. Hopefully. Several websites -- such as Netflix, Reddit, Etsy, Upworthy, and Vimeo -- will prominently display...
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    ReelSEO Video Marketing

  • ATTENTION: This is Your Perfect Audience for Video Advertising [Infographic]

    Mark R Robertson
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    In a world where billions of pieces of digital content are vying for the viewer's attention across different devices, how can publishers and advertisers reach their target audiences and make sure that those audiences are receptive to video ad campaigns?  The industry has worked hard to ...
  • YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

    Greg Jarboe
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    YouTube, AOL, and other media giants have recently announced huge investments in online video content. This content needs to act like a magnet for targeted viewers - just like special interest magazines once did. The success of each endeavor depends on the ability of the video content to attract a segment of buyers which, in turn, will attract enough endemic advertisers to sustain them.
  • Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's Most Important Ranking Factor

    Mark R Robertson
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.
  • Will iPhone 6 YouTube Meme Hurt Samsung Too? #BendGate

    26 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the bendy iPhone 6 Plus and the #BendGate meme that has tarnished Apple's reputation. The biggest sales ever of the newest product from technology's most beloved brand took a big hit this week when some videos like "iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test" from Unbox Therapy were uploaded to YouTube to show how the phone could be bent. Now other phone manufacturers, like Samsung, are coming under the same scrutiny.
  • 3 Ways to Optimize Videos for Mobile Devices [Creators Tip #161]

    Carla Marshall
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    On this week's Creator's Tip, Jeroen "JW" Wijering, the co-founder of JWPlayer, and one of the world's leading experts on optimizing video for mobile, shares some very useful tips on how to optimize video content for on-the-move consumption.
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  • Apple Could Owe Over $8 Billion In Unpaid Taxes (AAPL)

    Tomas Hirst
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Apple could be asked to pay back-taxes of over $8 billion after a preliminary finding by the European Commission (EC) that its tax deals with the Irish state breached rules over state aid. If Ireland is found to have breached state aid rules, Apple could be facing a bill of almost $8 billion plus interest In its report released today the EC found that tax deals struck in 1990 and 2007 "confer an advantage on Apple" that are not be compatible with rules covering the treatment of companies within the European single market. Here is the key parts of the decision (emphasis added):…
  • How To Run 10,000 Simulations In Excel At Once

    Sara Silverstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Run Monte Carlo simulations in Excel with this simple work around. Produced by Sara Silverstein Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Today (GPRO, MSFT, AAPL, NFLX)

    Jay Yarow
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Good morning! It will be partly cloudy and warm here in New York. It's the last day of the month, so make it count. Let's look at the news:  Apple has been approved to sell the iPhone 6 in China, and sales will start October 17. Preorders start October 10. Microsoft will be announcing the next version of Windows today, here's what people are expecting. Our own Henry Blodget did an analysis of GoPro, whose stock has been going nuts. To justify today's valuation, it will need $1 billion to $3 billion of profit on revenues of $5 billion to $15 billion in 10 years. Apple is changing its…
  • Apple Defends The Irish Tax Arrangement That Allegedly Saved It Billions Since The '90s (AAPL)

    Jim Edwards
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    This is a photo of Apple's facility in Cork, Ireland, the structure that is the fruit of a deal cut between Apple founder Steve Jobs and the Irish government in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, that building is the subject of an unwelcome report by the European Commission which suggests the company may have avoided paying billions in taxes because of it. Apple today denied to Business Insider that its tax arrangements in Ireland were illegal but suggested that "corporate tax reform is badly needed." It's an interesting position to take: Critics of Apple agree that corporate tax reform is…
  • This Is The App People In Hong Kong Are Using To Organize Protests

    James Cook
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    Thousands of pro-democracy protestors are taking to the streets of Hong Kong ahead of a national holiday on Wednesday, and they're using a messaging app to keep in touch and defy censorship.  FireChat is a messaging app built by San Francisco-based company Open Garden, which creates products facilitating a more open, decentralized internet.  When you first download FireChat, the app doesn't let on that it has become a hub for pro-democracy protestors around the world. Instead, the app suggests that you use it to share photos from concerts or music festivals. After joining FireChat,…
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    MediaStorm Blog

  • WE DID IT! Hungry Horse Kickstarter is Fully Funded

    Cortney Cleveland
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Thank you to everyone who pledged their support to Hungry Horse on Kickstarter. We made our $10,000 goal in just 10 days, further proof that the MediaStorm community’s commitment to compassionate storytelling is unmatched. Pieter ten Hoopen’s Hungry Horse will launch on MediaStorm this fall. Subscribe to the MediaStorm newsletter to be the first to know when it goes live. There’s still time to take advantage of rewards offered exclusively to Kickstarter backers. Here are a few of our favorites: Pledge $25 to access all the films in MediaStorm’s Publication, including Hungry…
  • Worth Clicking: “Inside Tracks” In the News

    Cortney Cleveland
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Last week we launched Inside Tracks with renowned photographer and friend to MediaStorm, Rick Smolan. This week, the story of Robyn Davidson’s 1,700 mile walk across the Australian outback and Rick’s photographs of her journey made waves around the web. Check out our favorite links and don’t forget to support Rick’s Kickstarter campaign to self-publish a stunning Smartphone enabled coffee table book based on Robyn’s legendary camel trek. [TouchCast] Rick Smolan’s daughter, Phoebe, interviews Robyn Davidson about her journey and the film: “Davidson told…
  • 10 Thoughts on Filmmaking

    Eric Maierson
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    IN PRACTICE 1. Think of music as a current. It should flow in the same emotional direction as the film itself. Imposing a mood leads to sentimentality. 2. It’s natural to become enamored with specific scenes or edits. But sometimes things that work well on their own don’t belong within the wider context of the film. Start with a scalpel, end with a hatchet. 3. Static, or lockoff shots, allow the viewer to observe. Shots that move allow the viewer to be part of the action. Consider the value of each. 4. Emotion is what movies do best. That’s why using text to fill story gaps…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Fixing GoPro Lens Distortion in Premiere Pro 2014

    Eric Maierson
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:31 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. Premiere Pro 2014 offers a great new feature for correcting the lens distortion of GoPro cameras. Last winter, I strapped a GoPro onto my dog, Emmy, and went for a walk. You can clearly see the fisheye distortion in the screenshot below. In particular, notice the curvature of the building on the left. In Premiere Pro’s Effects pane, twirl down Presets…
  • Now Playing: Inside Tracks by Rick Smolan

    Cortney Cleveland
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    We are pleased to present Inside Tracks with renowned photographer Rick Smolan. In 1977, Robyn Davidson walked 1,700 miles across the Australian outback alone with only four camels to carry her gear and her beloved dog, Diggity, as her companion. National Geographic sent Rick Smolan to photograph her perilous journey. It took Davidson nine months to complete the trip, traveling through the barren desert landscape—the journey tested and transformed them both, forming a friendship and an immutable bond that continues to this day. The journey was adapted into a major motion picture, inspired…
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  • Movidiam Connects Filmmakers, Brands, Agencies

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Movidiam is taking project management, collaboration, recruiting, talent scouting and other project related work and rolling it up into a well-oiled package for filmmakers, brands and agencies in an effort to reimagine the filmmaking process.
  • GoPro HERO4 Specs and Pictures Revealed! (UPDATED)

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    UPDATE: The Rumors have been confirmed! The GoPro HERO4 in Black and Silver will be available October 5th! Few devices have garnered as much buzz GoPro's HERO3+ successor, the HERO4. Finally, specs and photos have hit the Interwebs, confirming some of our suspicions. 4K video up to 30fps? Yup. Integrated touchscreen? Yup. Both in one model? Nope.
  • Amazing Underwater Film Bends Minds Without Using Visual Effects

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    For this Thursday, we harken back to a time before photo-realistic post production and visual effects existed and remember when camera creativity and trickery were the rage. Perspective was played with to create mind-bending images, and viewing these images was as much fun as it was amusing or confusing, depending on the clip.
  • Contour Floats Back to the Surface with the ROAM3

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Once thought to be lost to the increasingly crowded action camera space, Contour has released a true contender to the game with the ROAM3. The ROAM3 may not look terribly different from the ROAM2 or Contour+2, but they’ve added features to propel it to the frontline.
  • Affordable Vizio 4K LED HDTVs Coming Now to a Living Room Near You

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Way back at NAB in April, Vizio announced their upcoming P-Series of Ultra HD televisions, and promised pricing starting under a grand. Well, after many moons of patience and suffering with dusty old HD screens, Vizio’s 2.2-inch thick P-Series is finally available for purchase.
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    Music library management blog

  • Release 20140917

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

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

    Dan Gravell
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When we talk about album artwork, it's almost always the front cover that comes to mind. It's the front cover art that provides a visual recognition of an album. Some artwork has become almost as famous as the album they front. But other types of album images exist. Sometimes the back cover of an album can be important to include, as can the inserts that come with an album, sleeve notes, lyrics and more. If you happen to cherish the hidden booklets of Kid A, maybe you want to record those in your digital versions too ( you can find the images here). Importantly, you would typically still want…
  • What makes an album?

    Dan Gravell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In the world of computer audio, what makes an album an album? To some this might seem a trivial question; but that's because you have internalised the concept of an album as a collection of music. What I mean is, given a set of music files, how can you formally partition these into albums in a deterministic manner? This is important because it underlies how most music software works. For music players, many people want to browse and play albums. For music organisers like bliss, such software needs to be able to query for album information, rather than just song or track information, because…
  • Release 20140813

    Dan Gravell
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This new build contains a lot of fine tuning: performance improvements, bug fixes, and adoption of the new 500 fix licence. A major change is the adoption of the 500 fix licence. From now on, the 1000 fix licence will be replaced with the 500 fix licence on the Buy fixes page. Existing 1000 fix licences continue to work as before and are still "worth" 1000 fixes. Performance has been improved by minimising the number of times bliss reads data from music files. Before, bliss would cache data it had read, but there were still improvements to make in the number of times bliss would read from…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • The Melvins ‘Hold It In’ Review

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.The Melvins ‘Hold It In’ Review: The Melvins + Butthole Surfers=greatness Buzz Osborne has had a pretty stellar 2014. His acoustic album This Machine Kills Artists redefined how heavy and uncompromising an acoustic album could be. And now he’s following up with the new Melvins album: Hold It In (Ipecac Recordings). And it’s one of their most […]The post The Melvins ‘Hold It In’ Review appeared…
  • Aphex Twin ‘Syro’ Review

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:23 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 ‘Syro’ Review: Richard D. James tones down the weird, but remains sonically inventive. If there was ever a genre that needs a good kick in the ass, its EDM, which often sounds as dull and effortless as its construction. Predictable, rote and irritating, it shows just how far electronic music has fallen since the […]The post Aphex Twin ‘Syro’ Review appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Trent Reznor Previews ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:05 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.Trent Reznor Previews ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack: Original score to David Fincher film will be released next week. David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ won’t hit theaters until October 3rd, but you can hear the soundtrack next week. The score, composed by Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross will feature […]The post…
  • New Bryan Ferry Album ‘Avonmore’ Set For November Release

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:59 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.Bryan Ferry surprises fans with new album announcement; ‘Avonmore’ due for November 2014 release. Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry made a surprise announcement this week: he’s releasing a new album ‘Avonmore’ on November 17th. The album, his first studio album since 2010′s ‘Olympia’ (not counting his jazz-excursion ‘The Jazz Age’), will be a star-studded affair, featuring…
  • Fantastic Fest 2014 Coverage

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:19 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.Hey folks, if you see less output on my blog over the next week, it’s because I’ll be covering the 10th Anniversary of Fantastic Fest for my horror movie column on I’ll be up to my eyeballs in movie awesomeness, so be sure to check out my column for a bevy of reviews of […]The post Fantastic Fest 2014 Coverage appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
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  • The Teen Scene

    Fred Jacobs
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    There’s always a lot of talk in radio circles about the challenge posed by Millennials.   But of course, their little brothers and sisters are members of Generation Z.   And if you have teens in your house or your inner circle, you know how fluid their music tastes and tech focus can be. That’s why when Lori Lewis showed me a. Twitter Trending chart from the weekend, it made me stop to think about young people, music, and the radio.   Trending in the #3 position was #StealMyGirlOnTheRadio.  Huh? It turns out that “Steal My Girl”is the new song from One Direction…
  • Key(note)s To Success

    Fred Jacobs
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    GroupM is the world’s largest media investment management group, a part of WPP. So it’s no surprise they have their own innovation group – GroupMNext. GroupMNext is tasked with developing solutions, understanding the changing media environment, and determining how emerging platforms will fit in. When you think about it, that’s precisely what we grapple with in radio – every day.  What are the new technologies that will provide distribution to our content?  How does streaming expand our reach?  Where do we fit into the “connected car?”  What is the role of mobile and…
  • “The Ultimate Mobile Device”

    Fred Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Last week, AT&T’s SVP of emerging devices, Chris Penrose, singled out what he called “the ultimate mobile device.” Was he talking about the iPhone 6 Plus, the latest and great Samsung Galaxy phone, or a new smartwatch? Nope, Penrose says the big deal in mobility is, in fact, the “connected car.” And estimates that there will be 10 million of them driving the streets in the U.S. by 2017 he believes are “a little low.” As a result, AT&T has deals in place with GM, Audi, Tesla, and Volvo. And the “next big thing” in cars that are connected, according to Penrose, are…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative – John Fullam/Greater Media Philly Innovation Challenge

    Fred Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    For this week’s “Innovation Friday” entry, we are going meta on you as we profile a fantastic innovation that has helped one cluster of stations be more innovative. One of our goals when we initiated “Radio’s Most Innovative” was to stimulate a spirit of risk-taking, hacking, and experimentation. At Greater Media Philadelphia, they have made it official. At a time when employees are wearing multiple hats and everyone is stretched thin just trying to get their daily work done, focusing on innovation can be challenging. Unless you have a manager like John Fullam, Greater Media’s…
  • Radio Spoiler Alert!

    Fred Jacobs
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    When the topic of great television series comes up during casual moments in meetings or at client meals, it feels like déjà vu. While the conversations vary a bit, the hot shows don’t.  Whether it’s Homeland, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, or any of the others, the basic them is the same: people are riveted to these series, can’t wait for the new season, or love to discuss various episodes. But whenever someone in the conversation perhaps isn’t as far along in the series, the fear of the spoiler comes into play.  that’s because these series are often built on the element…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • How British Designers Are Shaping The Future Of Luxury At London Fashion Week

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

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

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

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

    12 Dec 2013 | 10:32 am
    With totally different expectations from previous generations, what does the contemporary luxury traveller look for when selecting a holiday destination, and crucially what can luxury hotels do to accommodate these changing needs? A recent report ‘A new Breed of Traveller’ by global hotel consultancy HVS highlights the danger the hospitality industry faces if it fails to understand and adapt to the changing demands of the contemporary luxury traveller. We take a closer look at the 3 major factors driving these changes: 1.Rising Affluence. Changing Attitudes. A major factor influencing…
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  • Webtise nominated for two Talk of Manchester Business Awards

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

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

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

    Emma Garner
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Here at Webtise, we like to keep right up to date with all the latest things in the Adwords sphere! Last Thursday Google announced a change to the way it’s ‘exact match’ keywords work, now some websites are hyping this up as “the end of exact match!” and in a way it is, but it’s nothing to lose too much sleep over as we will now explain. Currently when using exact match, you are able to select or de-select an option called ‘Close Variants’, if selected then this option will ensure your ad’s will trigger for slight mis-spellings, and plurals of your keywords and if not then…
  • Webtise announced as a finalist in the Wirral Business Awards 2014

    Emma Garner
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
      Webtise has been named as a finalist in this year’s 2014 Wirral Business Awards for Small Business of the Year (1-25 employees) Award.   The prestigious Wirral business awards are sponsored by The Contact Company, Wirral Radio and Park Group PLC.   We’ve experienced a record year, winning with a number of high profile client wins some of which include:, and Sofaworks.   Graham Withe, Managing Director commented: “This is a fantastic achievement which demonstrates just how well we have performed over the past 12 months.
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  • A/B testing: 4 tips to save time and the get best results

    Anna Rymer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Anyone who is even slightly connected to web development (marketing experts, web designers, web developers, etc.) has surely heard something in the air lately about the advantages of A/B testing and the impact it can have on conversion rates.  If you look over the countless articles available about this subject on the web, you will probably get the feeling that you have found the Holy Grail.   Especially if you’re a designer you might hope to find some impartial data to replace the long discussions about ‘the color and size of the button,’ as well as the…
  • Tattoo: a revolutionary video watermarking technology coming at IBC 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers “State of Media 2014“, the Global Over-The-Top Revenue (TVOD and SVOD programming) in 2014 to approximately $21.6 billion in 2018. A multitude of industries depends on these revenues to continue to deliver great service to their fans and viewers – sports clubs, studios, broadcasters, artists & athletes. As the number of online viewers who are watching premium shows increases, the challenge of protecting videos from prolific digital piracy activities remains one of the main concerns in the minds of broadcasters. Currently, viewers who…
  • International online payments: challenges & opportunities

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    The increase in the cross-border e-commerce activities has set a higher level of international standards for online payment gateways and, as a result, for consumer convenience. On the other hand, the usage fluctuation of credit cards and PayPal are causing the broadcasters to be challenged by the complexities of arranging for international payments. This situation is essentially slowing down their global expansion. Compare the example of the US, where credit cards and Paypal are the most popular payment methods, to that of Germany, where the local payment method – ELV – accounts…
  • 5 tips for higher conversion from your Live online events

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    We’re starting a series of blogposts written by our amazing team folks. You can expect lots of useful tips and tricks, including marketing, web design, web development and more! Today a piece of advice from Tomasz Szadkowski – developer at Cleeng. How to improve your conversion from Live online events? Check it out below! Nowadays, everyone is able to broadcast everything to a wider online audience. We constantly have more and more tools to help us do this. There’s a number of different streaming platforms offering literally hundreds of features from which you can…
  • 4 noteworthy LIVE sports pay-per-view broadcasts this summer!

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    The sports fans cannot get enough of the Live sports pay-per-view broadcasts. It’s been a very active summer for our Cleeng Publishers and we’ve seen lately many interesting summer competitions, that made the most of the Cleeng Live! solution. We’ve been supporting large, widely sought after broadcasts, such as the FIFA World Cup in July, but also the niche sports Live streams, such as boat racing, horseback riding, roller skating or flat track roller derby. We cherish those events, as they allow our Publishers to reach their global community in the easiest, most effective…
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    Stryve Group

  • 5 Of My Favourite Free Font Resources

    Brent Morrison
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Whether you’re designing for digital or print, deciding on the right font is a crucial part to any great design. It’s easy enough to just select a system font and call it a day but where’s the fun in that? Or creativity for that matter. Here are five great free font resources I use on a regular basis when working on my design projects. 1. I’ve been using dafont for as long as I can remember and has always been a favourite of mine. With over 25,000 fonts, a variety of different font themes, and the ability to preview any font with your custom text,…
  • 5 Questions Canadians Have About Apple Pay Answered

    Sourov De
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Apple recently made good on rumours that they would make a big move in the payment game by unveiling Apple Pay on September 9th. Although it still remains to be seen how well the technology works, we can assume that if Apple is releasing a new piece of technology we should all pay attention to it. Here are 5 of the most commonly asked questions about Apple Pay answered: 1. How does it work? Short Answer: You wave your iPhone in front of a device at a cash register or payment terminal to pay for things. Long Answer: “Apple Pay users will register a card on their smartphone and then hold the…
  • Let’s Talk About Depth Baby! 3 Great Sites To Satisfy The Smarty Pants Crowd.

    Ryan Burgio
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    In a world of BuzzFeed lists and 6-second Vine videos, it’s sometimes hard to find websites that take a deeper approach to web content. I know this sounds silly coming from a company that specializes in digital marketing and social media, but we can get tired of all the noise too. Scroll through the channel guide any day and you’d think the U.S./Canada is full of low-brow, beer guzzling, reality watching morons. Take a look at your Facebook feed and you’d think all we care about are funny dog videos, pictures of grumpy cats, and an insane amount of meaningless quotes. Just…
  • Canadian Marketing Events: September 2014

    Sarah Rosenquist
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back to school time marketers! Pack your bags, wave bye to Mom, and head on out to a Canadian marketing event where you can learn the latest and greatest tips and tricks. Effective Marketing Strategies for your Brand Date: September 5th Location: Ottawa, ON This seminar explores the knowledge of marketing (key concepts and models), but also the application of marketing in effective business decisions. The National Franchise Show Date: September 6-7th Location: Toronto, ON If you would like to start or grow a business, the National Franchise Show has 120 businesses exhibiting…
  • 3 Quick Facebook Ad Tips You Can Implement Now

    Chloe Jung
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Facebook ads aren’t an exact science, and running successful campaigns is a continuous learning process. Today I’m sharing 3 Facebook ad tips that I’ve learned firsthand. The best part? They’re super quick and easy to implement! Keep ad images crisp. Did you know that Facebook doesn’t maintain the integrity of many ad images that are uploaded? Typically, ad images are compressed, so there can be a noticeable difference between the image you upload and the image your audience sees depending on the file type and size. Quick tip: Have your designer save your ad image…
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  • Facebook Forays – Making Facebook Work For Your Business

    Doyle Buehler
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    This is about making Facebook work for your business. Facebook is just another tool in your toolbox, that allows you to grow your audience and your…Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedule There is no easy answer, however. Take a look at the slideshare slidedeck for a recent webinar that was held for learning how to use Facebook for your business. Facebook Forays – Is Facebook Good For Your Business? from Doyle Buehler Facebook is many things to many different people. Is Facebook for your business? The answer may not always be ‘yes’. The fact is, it does work for a…
  • Linkedin Love-in Webinar on Slideshare

    Doyle Buehler
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    What would you do without Linkedin? Yes, life would go on, but probably not as well. Even if you don’t love Linkedin that much, you’ll have to admit that it is a brilliant tool to use for you and your business. Here is the  slide deck from my recent webinar on Linkedin. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Please leave your comments below! Linkedin is remarkable – if you know how to use it for your business. The problem is that most business are not quite sure how to leverage it to grow their network, leads and sales. It is a wonderful tool, if it is used…
  • Adventures in WTF Advertising & Marketing

    Doyle Buehler
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Enjoy Digital Responsibly We all know that advertising isn’t always easy. There are so many variables to consider – audience, location, medium, message, images, placement… the list goes on. Whether it is online advertising or offline bricks and mortar promotions, some things never change – some people have absolutely NO idea what they are doing! Yes, some are cheeky, cute and funny, while frankly, some just really blow my mind for being incredibly pompous, stupid and a waste of the seconds to actually see it. Yes, they have no clue. The good part is that the…
  • How To Select A Printer For Your Book – Amazon Createspace v Ingram Spark v Traditional Printer

    Doyle Buehler
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Over the last… 2 years or so, if you haven’t known me, I’ve been writing a book. Yes, a real, actual book. No, not an “ebook”; I’ve written some of those and they don’t always seem real enough. For me, there is nothing nicer than actually picking up and holding a book in your hands. Call me old-fashioned, but something about a book, that makes it really worthwhile to put on you shelf. But yes, I digress. This blog post is simply about some of my experiences in getting the book actually printed. I’ll leave t he writing and other stories for…
  • Redefine and Rediscover ROI; It’s About Your Influence of Online Business, Not Just About Finances

    Doyle Buehler
    31 May 2014 | 6:17 am
    Everything that you know about ROI is ‘wrong’. Let’s even start with the acronym – ‘wrong’. ROI to some is a simple measure of Return on Investment. To those that are making a difference with their business online, it is called Remarkable Online Influence. And, it’s the NEW ROI of your digital ecosystem, and what you can easily build for you and your business. Influence is categorised by many as being able to convey your ideas, and have them readily accepted by others. Easy in principle, harder in practice. In researching for my book, The Digital…
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  • Instagram banned in China

    Rhea Thomas
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    China has now banned Instagram from being viewed in mainland China, after almost fifteen thousand photos were uploaded by Hong Kong users in the “Occupy Central” protests. This might be a first for Instagram, a social media platform that usually stays under the radar.   Source:   The Hong Kong protests started over a week [&hellip The post Instagram banned in China appeared first on wayvs.
  • The Autobiography of a City through Social: #MyDubai

    Rhea Thomas
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, launched a social media campaign earlier this year to capture the essence of Dubai. All year long, residents and visitors of Dubai are encouraged to share photos and videos through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #MyDubai – to show the real and human side [&hellip The post The Autobiography of a City through Social: #MyDubai appeared first on wayvs.
  • Jimmy Fallon’s Hashtag Game: #MyWeirdFriend

    Rhea Thomas
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Jimmy Fallon’s hashtag game went live yesterday afternoon. This week’s subject was #MyWeirdFriend. Once again, it’s a topic everyone can relate to and share. Hashtag game! Tweet out something funny, weird, or embarrassing about your friend and tag with #MyWeirdFriend. Could be on the show! — jimmy fallon [&hellip The post Jimmy Fallon’s Hashtag Game: #MyWeirdFriend appeared first on wayvs.
  • #HeforShe Gender Equality Campaign Captures Social Media

    Mindee Ball
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    If you’ve noticed the #HeforShe hashtag showing up on your newsfeed lately, it’s because the new gender equality movement has taken social media by storm. Emma Watson, UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador (and the beloved Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films), gave a powerful speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 20. The [&hellip The post #HeforShe Gender Equality Campaign Captures Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
  • Are You Ready for Facebook Atlas?

    Rhea Thomas
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Facebook is about to debut a new advertising platform called Atlas. They plan to announce it in New York next week at Advertising Week, the annual global gathering of marketing and communications leaders.   Source:   According to the Wall Street Journal, Atlas will help marketers understand “which Facebook users have seen, interacted with or [&hellip The post Are You Ready for Facebook Atlas? appeared first on wayvs.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Music App Charts

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Top Grossing iPhone Apps (Music): Pandora — #1 Spotify — #2 Beats Music — #3 Trending Android Apps (Music): Pandora — #1 Soundcloud — #2 Shazam — #3 Top Grossing iPhone Apps (All Categories): Pandora — #3 Spotify — #10 Beats Music — #35 Top Free Android Apps (All Categories): Pandora — #3 Spotify — #12 Beats Music — #212
  • Friday Quirky Playlist – Best Diss Songs Of The 00s

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    ‘Best Diss Songs Of The 00s’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Hip-Hop genre. So the definition of Diss is disrespectful talk. It doesn’t get nastier than these tunes! As the Beats Music curator writes, “Hip-Hop was built off competition.” These song battles have been going on since the 1980s. This playlist has the best Diss songs from artists like Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Dipset, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Snoop Dogg. Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Best Diss Songs Of The 00s‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a…
  • The Biggest Music Streaming Services Are…

    24 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Billboard did some creative investigating to come up with the top 10 biggest music streaming services of the day. Notice Deezer which is available in 180 countries — out of 196 total countries in the world. That’s impressive! Top 10 Music Streaming Services overview. via: Billboard Unfortunately, we may never know an accurate count of Beats Music subscribers since Apple usually keeps that kind of information quite secretive.
  • The “Family Tree” Search In Beats Music

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The Beats Music curators have been creating playlists that begin with “Family Tree.” For example, Family Tree: James Brown, Family Tree: Sonic Youth, Family Tree: Black Flag. The Family Tree playlists contain songs from members of the original band that have branched out into solo careers or other bands. It is a curated playlist that helps you discover what band members evolved to. Just search “Family Tree” on Beats Music to explore. Explore beyond your favorite band while staying in the family. Search “Family Tree” playlists to discover solo work…
  • Apple Shut-Down Of Beats Music Is Mostly Hype

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    TechCrunch feeds the hype about Beats Music fading… Online media reached a feverish pitch when TechCrunch announced Apple will discontinue Beats Music, according to FIVE sources. Then Re/code reported that Tom Neumayr, Apple’s PR rep, said the TechCrunch story is “not true.” Then CNET reports that an Apple spokesman says the TechCrunch story is “absolutely not true.” The swirling of rumors graph via Google Speculation abounds and rumors are swirling by the media world. The most probable: if anything changes with Beats Music, it will be a relatively slow…
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  • How to Blog for Marketing Purposes

    Nurdin Budi M.
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Setting up a blog is not complicated. When you create a free user account or create your own blog is just a matter of following the simple steps on the website.There is always the possibility of creating a self-hosted blog. All you need to do is register a domain name (which can even be and get a hosting account, which includes a version of WordPress on your site. Additionally (note this gives you the option of building a self-hosted blog.This option, while free, is the best choice for those who are serious about internet marketing.Placing your own…
  • What Makes Being The Best SEO Software?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    In a world that relies heavily on information technology, it is no longer a question of why online marketers are racing to use the best programs SEO. With such programs, they expect to get first place in the search engine results and attract more traffic to their website.In the end, the program can help them make their profits rise beyond their expectations and make them more financially stable in spite of the competition. In this sense in the search for the best of this type of software can be a must for one of the participants in the online marketing.And introduced a growing number of…
  • Use SEO with Social Media for Make Money

    Nurdin Budi M.
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Often seems new even comes from the ancient principles of learning; as is the case with the recent trend toward combining marketing and social media with search engine optimization.Marketing and social media is much more than just a trend. If you do not use platforms and social media, and if your competitors are constantly and continuously creating valuable content on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz are new, and will climb the rankings in the search engines.To be successful, it is very important to integrate SEO practices, marketing and social media. Do not do this was the wrong…
  • 5 Tips and Tricks Sucess in Affiliate Marketing

    Nurdin Budi M.
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    If you are new to affiliate marketing, and this article is for you. Now I will not claim to have a big secret will catapult you to success because a lot of tips and tricks are well known. But maybe they'll be able to save a little bit of time and money. So in this article I will share with you 5 tips affiliate marketing.In addition it would be nice if you read and compare with a variety of other articles is better; or maybe you need to know the weaknesses that cause you to fail in affiliate programs.Carefully read and follow these 5 tips affiliate marketing here:1. Education Affiliate…
  • 3 Reasons For The Failure Affiliate Program

    Nurdin Budi M.
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Many people start a company that many affiliate programs to benefit and most likely to resign. A number of people who quit 90% during the first two months, while still 10% during the first year and the other to be successful.Below we will give five reasons why people tend to withdraw from the affiliate programs began.Why do people quit?1. Feelings of rejection from family members and friendsOnce someone has been suggested to start the affiliate program and to provide a large sum of money they are set at the outset which increases the motivation to work. Family members or friends may try…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Combining for cross media – the Filmteractive Festival

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

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

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

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

    Simon Staffans
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I’ve pitched enough ideas and projects and tenders to enough possible buyers and collaborators and clients to know that one of the most important things to do is to NOT confuse them. As one of the hardest working sellers I know use to say – selling IP to someone as reluctant as your average media buyer (especially in the world of television) is all about removing the reasons to say ”no”, so that all that is left after your pitch and your discussion is for them to instead say ”yes”. The convergence of media today, the blurring of the lines between media platforms and between…
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    » Media

  • Film Review: Belle

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

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

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Irish folk singer, Damien Rice has announced his new album after an eight year absence from the music scene. Entitled ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, it will be released on 3rd November, a long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘9‘. The title track will be available to stream on Spotify from today and the first single ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’ will premiere later this month. Speaking frankly about the record and his break from music, Rice explains that “sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.” You can check the…
  • No Cameras Allowed: Watch a guy Crash 50 Music Festivals in This Documentary

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    No Cameras Allowed is a story of James Marcus Haney, a man who has crashed over 50 festivals and events, including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, in addition to the Grammys. Haney, an aspiring filmmaker and photographer, turned his journey into a documentary, which was premiered last month on MTV. The full film is available to view online — watch below. Get More: No Cameras Allowed, Full Episodes The journey began at Coachella 2010, where penniless James first jumped the fence to watch his favourite band, hang out with friends and to meet a girl he really liked. Even though he…
  • Film Review: Boyhood

    Jordan Dean
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater Plot: Mason (Coltrane) lives at home with his Mum (Arquette) and his sister (Linklater); his parents are recently divorced. We follow their lives and watch them change for the next 12 years. Review: 15 years ago, Richard Linklater came up with an idea for a project that would consume his next 12 years. Filming a few scenes over a couple of days each year for the next 12 years would take unprecedented dedication from Linklater, plus a strong idea of where the plot would start and finish. The…
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