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  • The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

    ReelSEO Video Marketing
    Carla Marshall
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.
  • Yellow Media Limited Completes the Acquisitions of Bookenda and Candia Digital Group

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    Yellow Media Limited announced today that it has closed the acquisitions of Bookenda and of Candia Digital Group . These tuck-in acquisitions are an important component of Yellow Media's growth strategy, ...
  • Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions

    TED Blog
    Karen Eng
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew Bastawrous shares the idea behind Peek at TED2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. The problem is that in many developing countries, most eye care providers are in cities, while the majority of patients live in hard-to-reach rural areas. To bridge this gap, London-based opthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous createdPeek — an app and adapter that turn a smartphone into a comprehensive, easy-to-use, accurate eye-exam tool.
  • Hong Kong outlet wins at World Digital Media Awards while deliveries blocked at home

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Apple Daily wins award for best mobile service as Norway's VG picks up two awards, Dagbladet, Guardian and BBC also win
  • Global Digital Economy - the Crucial Role of E-Health, E-Government and E-Education; New Report Launched

    digital media - Bing News
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    1st- Venezuela - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - visit at: 2nd- Moldova - Telecoms, IP Networks ...
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    TED Blog

  • Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions

    Karen Eng
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew Bastawrous shares the idea behind Peek at TED2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. The problem is that in many developing countries, most eye care providers are in cities, while the majority of patients live in hard-to-reach rural areas. To bridge this gap, London-based opthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous createdPeek — an app and adapter that turn a smartphone into a comprehensive, easy-to-use, accurate eye-exam tool.
  • Why the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2014 edition

    Thu-Huong Ha
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    At the end of every December, we at the office get a little indignant that some of our favorite TED Talks from the year didn’t seem to do as well as we’d hoped. Some amazing talks, for whatever reason — whether they’re too absurd, niche or quirky, or simply were posted at a less than ideal time — don’t resonate at first blush with our audience. Below, my picks for the top 10 great talks you might have missed this year, with mild to medium spiciness. 1. A speaker drops the F bomb in one of TED’s best outfits of the year. Why the eff don’t you…
  • At TEDxPlaceDesNations, talks from those who dedicate their lives to the global good

    Kate Torgovnick May
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    TEDxPlaceDesNations took place inside the UN’s General Assembly Hall. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré/UN On the day he was released from his cell, Vincent Cochetel sported a beard “that would be trendy today.” It was not a fashion decision. In 1998, Cochetel, the Director of the Bureau for Europe for the UN High Commission on Refugees, was kidnapped in Chechnya and held hostage for 317 days, most of that time chained to a bed. Last week, in a calm, measured and moving talk, Cochetel spoke for the first time in public about this harrowing experience. Cochetel’s talk brought the crowd at…
  • Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries—including, for the first time in our program, Vietnam, Romania and Tunisia. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. They include a South African physicist using lasers to target HIV and cancer; a German/Moroccan paleontologist who discovered the first semi-aquatic dinosaur, the spinosaurus; a Vietnamese entrepreneur who is helping rice farmers use biowaste to earn a living growing mushrooms; and many more. Below, meet the new group of Fellows who…
  • The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    A rooftop view of Habana, Cuba, which just welcomed its first TEDx event. Photo: Courtesy of Andres Levin By Jenny Groza Habana, Cuba, which was called “the rich man’s playground” before World War II, now evokes an air of mystery—a giant question mark. Are there still midcentury cars roaming the streets? Blighted neighborhoods with broken windows and collapsing roofs? Citizens eking out a living after years of oppression? These, says Andres Levin, the organizer of TEDxHabana, are common misconceptions about what life in Cuba is actually like. “There’s a thriving arts and music…
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  • Global Digital Economy - the Crucial Role of E-Health, E-Government and E-Education; New Report Launched

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    1st- Venezuela - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - visit at: 2nd- Moldova - Telecoms, IP Networks ...
  • Complicating the network: The year in social media research

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers? Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center ...
  • It's Almost 2015 -- Bump Up Your Digital Marketing Strategy

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Books on digital strategies and professional development conferences on social media are great (and you should definitely invest in them), but there's nothing stopping you from jumping into creating social media ad campaigns and iterating from there.
  • Media General Completes Merger With LIN Media

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. We offer consumers and advertisers premium quality entertainment and ...
  • Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Dec. 19 Edition

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know ...
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • 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…
  • The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Douglas MacMillan has an article out in the Wall Street Journal today about the controversy surrounding Flickr selling prints of Creative Commons photos and not paying contributors for these images. It should be stressed that Flickr is only doing this on Creative Commons licensed photos where free commercial use is permitted by the license. If you license your photos Creative Commons Non-Commercial, this does not include you. In the article he quotes Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield: “Yahoo’s plan to sell the images appears “a little shortsighted,” said Flickr co-founder Stewart…
  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Ello

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Ello is the most exciting new social network to appear in years. It’s a vibrant place full of interesting thinkers and artists — I spend more time on Ello than any other network right now. Every day new and interesting people are signing up, plugging in and joining. Although Ello is a social network like many others, it is also unlike many others as well. Ello has it’s own way of organizing things and after spending a few months on the site I thought I’d share some best practices for getting the most out of Ello. 1. NSFW. As a community with a lot of artists as early…
  • Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, I have a Flickr t-shirt, I have a friendfeed t-shirt from back in the day. Twitter never gave me one, but that’s ok. The Ello one I bought for myself though. I like to think that this is some small way that I can help contribute towards the ad-free social experience that quickly has become my…
  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
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  • Obama Says Sony Made Mistake Pulling 'The Interview'

    Stephanie Prange
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    President Barack Obama in a press conference Dec. 19 said Sony Pictures made a mistake in pulling The Interview from theaters after hackers threatened the studio. Sony pulled canceled the film’s release after several theater chains decided not to show it after cyber terrorists, which U.S. officials have indicated are backed by North Korea, threatened a 9/11-type attack. The President said he was concerned about censorship spawned by foreign interests, saying that self-censorship is especially troubling. While The Interview is a satire, he said the development is even more potentially…
  • Sony Hackers Warn Against 'Interview' DVD Release

    Erik Gruenwedel
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Sony Pictures has received new email threats from the cyber terrorists with North Korean ties responsible for the studio canceling the theatrical release of ‘R’-rated buddy comedy The Interview from Seth Rogen and co-starring James Franco. CNN reported that studio executives in the evening of Dec. 18 received warnings from the group called Guardians of Peace informing them not to consider distributing the movie on DVD or electronic means, including, interestingly, channels frequented by pirates. “#GOP: Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in…
  • Hulu Gets Exclusive Rights to 'Fargo' and Other MGM TV Series

    Erik Gruenwedel
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Hulu Dec. 19 announced a deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television for exclusive streaming rights to this year’s Golden Globe nominated and Emmy-winning miniseries “Fargo.” All episodes of the first season will be available to stream on Hulu in 2015. The 10-episode first season, which stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks, premiered in April on FX and is based on the same-titled 1996 Coen brothers film. The show features the same trademark humor and "Minnesota nice" that made the Oscar-winning movie popular. Hulu is co-owned by The…
  • Controversy a Roadblock to Release

    Stephanie Prange
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    The damaging cyber attack against Sony Pictures, which most speculate North Korean hackers launched as punishment for production of the film The Interview, may have put the comedy in the can permanently. Originally scheduled for theatrical release Christmas day, The Interview, about reporters attempting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, may never officially see the light of day, even on home video. Sony pulled the theatrical launch after threats to movie theaters, and the home video release is up in the air. While the situation is unprecedented, it will not be the first big…
  • 'The Interview' Home Entertainment Future Remains Uncertain

    Erik Gruenwedel
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The home entertainment future of Sony Pictures’ The Interview remains a mystery — but not dead — despite unprecedented media and political attention given the infamous buddy comedy from Seth Rogen and co-starring James Franco. The studio, which has been victim of an unrivalled cyber attack, Dec. 17 scuttled a planned Christmas Day domestic theatrical release of the ‘R'-rated comedy in which Rogen and Franco play wannabe tabloid-TV producers who score an interview-turned-assassination attempt on North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. The move came when four of the largest…
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  • Category:Raniero Drago (Earth-67)/Appearances

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Created page with "{{Character Appearances}}" New page {{Character Appearances}} from Marvel Database – Recent changes [en] via IFTTT
  • AXIS: Hobgoblin Vol 1 3

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
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  • Ryoko Sabuki (Earth-616)

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
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  • MacDonald Gargan (Earth-67)

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
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    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
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    CDROM2GO Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Blu-ray Disc Association Says 4K Spec Coming Later this Year

    Trevor Freeman
    20 Feb 2014 | 8:28 am
    In a previous post called Blu-ray Disc Association Investigates 4K Discs, I argued in favor of Blu-ray becoming the format of choice for 4K or UltraHD content. Now, a recent news story confirms what we’ve been waiting for all this time: the Blu-ray Disc Association IS working on a specification for 4K Blu-ray discs, and […]
  • CES 2014: OWC Brings Storage Accessories for Mac Users

    Trevor Freeman
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:12 am
    The folks at Other World Computing know first hand the challenges of finding third-party hardware for Apple computers. That’s why they have been coming up with Mac-focused drives and storage solutions since 1988. I caught up with OWC at the 2014 International CES show to see what was new and exciting. As it turns out, […]
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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    On the Media

  • OTM goes to Liberia

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A special hour from Liberia, where Ebola figures into every issue, in ways both painful and profound. Brooke and OTM producer Meara Sharma shadow reporters at FrontPage Africa, the country's finest paper, to see how Liberia's story is reported by Liberians themselves. 
  • Special: The Torture Report

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
     The New York Times a few months ago made the decision to call torture, torture. And frankly I think it’s aided in the clarity of their coverage. You don’t need these extraordinary write-arounds. You can just call it what it is." -ProPublica's Eric Umansky. On Tuesday The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on CIA torture and the lies surrounding it. Bob speaks to Matt Apuzzo from the New York Times about cases cited in the report where the C.I.A. said its torture tactics thwarted plots and led to the capture of terrorists, but the committee's report undercut those accounts.
  • Special: The UVA Story

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last month, Rolling Stone published an explosive, 9,000 word feature titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” The author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, opened with a terrifying description of a female college freshman being raped by seven University of Virginia fraternity brothers. The story portrayed not just a brutal crime, but a woeful administration response bordering on obstruction of justice and an unreconstructed UVA rape culture. But at its core, Erdely’s article was about a single event, a ritualistic gang rape, told by a single source, the victim…
  • Cameras, Conservatives, Con Men, and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On police body cameras, the conservative reaction to events in Ferguson, and the con men who charm the media. 
  • Breaking Bad in Spanish, the "Hispanic Walter Cronkite", and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An exploration of Hispanic media today, including the remaking of popular American shows into Spanish, a conversation with Hispanic TV's star newscaster, and a challenge to Bob and Brooke to discuss it all without sucking.
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    Paolo's Weblog

  • 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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    24 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
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    17 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
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    9 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
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  • 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!
  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

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

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    IFTTT is an automation that will enable you to connect 2 services so that, when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action takes place automatically on the other.  For example: let’s say that you are a photography fan who uses Instagram constantly throughout the day. You love taking photos with your mobile device, touching them up and sharing them for everyone to see. Your followers seem to love the photos, so you think that maybe you’d like to get a bit more serious about this whole photography endeavor. We’ll get to photography-specific…
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  • Predictions 2014: Enterprise Telecoms and Mobility Services Sourcing

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn what insights and action plans top executives are taking to prepare their organization for change by downloading the Forrester Research Report.Request Free!
  • The Global BYOD Management Services Ecosystem

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Enterprises with distributed operations and a large or fast-growing population of information workers (iWorkers) need to accelerate their readiness for the “untethered” workplace. In an increasingly mobile world, these companies need to lighten IT's control over technologies — including personal mobile devices — that iWorkers will expect to use as part of their everyday work lives. To do this, companies will need to dramatically change how mobile devices, connectivity services, and applications are provisioned and paid for. The growing urgency to adapt to and optimize mobility…
  • 7 Business Benefits of Moving from an On-premise PBX to a Cloud Phone System

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Cloud offers software based solutions for everything from music to CRM and RingCentral has created a cloud-based communications solution. Explore 7 of the key virtues of this modernized solution to collaboration, which includes multiple location unity across your company, flexibility with your growth, simplified infrastructure and management, easily connecting mobile workforces and remote employees and more.Request Free!
  • Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of RingCentral

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    A composite organization of 600 employees is studied with compelling results in favor of the cloud for savings and benefits. Interviews with actual customers from real estate, integrated marketing consultancy, marketing services and commercial shipping asset lessors that supply provocative insights into enhanced productivity, the evolution of mobile working and simplified system management.Request Free!
  • Managing Communications for the World of BYOD: Deploying the Right Technology for Today's Mobile World

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Frost & Sullivan research shows that a growing number of employees are using their personal mobile devices for business purposes, with or without approval or support by IT or management. This can be a boon to the organization, but it is also a risk; Frost & Sullivan recommends that companies leverage the BYOD trend by extending corporate communications to their employees' mobile devices.Request Free!
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    Digital Tonto

  • The Unlikely Marriage Between Apple and IBM

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    The recent IBM-Apple partnership shows how much has changed since 1984. Today, firms prosper by widening and deepening connections to talent, information, partners and consumers. In that sense, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Social Tax: Why Firms That Ignore Social Engagement Pay A Heavy Price

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Anonymity has become a pipe-dream and a dangerous one at that. Those who do not effectively engage will pay a hefty social tax. Related posts: 2 reasons most social networks aren’t successful and 3... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Face It, We Don’t Really Care About Privacy

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    Privacy is not something we don’t put a whole lot of thought or effort into maintaining, but maybe we should. We seldom realize the value of something until it’s been lost. Related posts: Why The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Synchronized Organization

    7 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    We can no longer rely on hierarchies. The problem is not that they have suddenly become illegitimate, but that they are slow and the world has become fast. It is no longer enough to merely plan and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley?

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    While it may seem unlikely for Ukraine to become the next tech mecca, it's got some surprising advantages. I wouldn’t bet against it. Related posts: What Makes Silicon Valley Unique? The Value and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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…
  • CBS thinks it can sell OTT like HBO. It can’t. Here’s why.

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

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

  • Google Displays Huge Market Power in Spanish News Tax Row

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current awareness news & research (CANR) providers this month received a free lesson in new media strategy courtesy of Spain's decision to force publishers to collect fees from aggregators like Google for using their content —...
  • Antwanye Ford Answers the Question, "Who is Enlightened?"

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Who is Enlightened?" The Washington Informer, published a feature article yesterday posing this question to Antwanye Ford, President and CEO of Enlightened, Inc. ("Enlightened"), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting...
  • It's a Wrap on Producers Chad and Michelle Verdi's Passion Project, Bleed For This

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    EAST GREENWICH, R.I., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdi Productions is pleased to announce that their current project, Bleed For This, has officially wrapped. Bleed For This was a passion project for producers Chad and Michelle Verdi that was five years in...
  • The True Tastemaker: Jonathan Cheban Graced Eredi Pisano's anniversary

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eradi Pisano on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, joined forces with Wide World Ferrari Maserati to host an evening of fashion and music. The event was held at the Eredi Pisano's showroom on Madison Avenue in New York City. Sharply dressed...
  • AdvisorHUB Responds to Reuters Article

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First and foremost we'd like to thank Reuters for taking the time to recognize our organization and its place in the daily discussion within wealth management. It is an honor to have come to the point where our work is relevant and of significant...
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  • Facebook Introduces Privacy Basics Page

    Jessica Cherok
    19 Dec 7680 | 6:16 am
    Summary: Facebook finally released a helpful privacy tool. The new page, Privacy Basics, will actually help you understand privacy settings. The social media giant has long been criticized for its lackluster privacy safeguards. Historically, the controls have been difficult to find and cumbersome to understand. Even better, the new explanation is not simply limited to what your friends can see, it also includes what advertisers have the ability to see about you.
  • DIY Pro-Level Animated Videos with GoAnimate

    Jennifer Graber
    19 Dec 7510 | 6:18 am
    Summary: In a busy and cluttered world, it can be challenging to tell a story. Important details can be overlooked simply because something else caught your eye. Call it a case of "oh, look, something shiny!" It is usually those missed details that are meant to connect the audience to the story.
  • Facebook for Work Coming Soon

    Jessica Cherok
    19 Dec 3987 | 6:16 am
    Summary: In yet another move to be the only place you visit online, Facebook has created a network for coworkers to collaborate. Facebook at Work allows users to share work documents and chat, but keeps the work-related network separate from your personal Facebook profile. Facebook at Work hopes to compete with similar services such as Google Drive and Microsoft&rsquo;s Office.
  • Twitter to Track Your Apps

    Jessica Cherok
    19 Dec 3326 | 6:17 am
    Summary: Twitter wants to be the best Twitter it can be to you. Part of being the best for you means Twitter has now decided to track what apps you download in order to better understand what you like. The new app update keeps tabs on what apps you download to your device. According to the announcement, Twitter is using this new feature...
  • CNN #AskACop Live TV Fail

    Jessica Cherok
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    Summary: Creating a hashtag can be a tricky thing; even trickier when your hashtag centers around a controversial topic and live television. On Monday of this week, CNN created #AskACop on Twitter to go along with its &ldquo;Cops Under Fire&rdquo; show. The town hall&ndash;style show featured a panel of police officers...
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    Digital Likeness

  • Freemium vs Free Trial

    Andrea Hill
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Both the free trial and the freemium model lower the barrier of entry for prospective new customers. But what is the difference, and when is it appropriate to use one versus the other? The free trial offers users a way to try a full-featured product for a limited period (generally time-based) before requiring them to pay to continue to use the product. The premise is that users need to have proof of the value of the service through usage, and will convert after the experience. At the end of the trial period, all users become either paid users or non-users. The freemium model allows users to…
  • Administering Business Masterfully

    Andrea Hill
    13 May 2014 | 9:52 am
    I havent written much in the past two years, as I was working on my MBA. I suppose a lot of my thoughts and effort went into that. But now that my head is out of that water, I know I need to do it the justice of thinking and writing about it. Over the two years we covered a lot of material. For the first 1.6 years we all took some core courses together as a cohort and then separated for electives. Executive Leadership Entrepreneurship New Product Development IT and Business Strategy Marketing Management Marketing Strategy Business Plan Preparation Quantitative Methods (Statistics) Market…
  • SXSW 2014 Day 3: Organizational Change and Program Development

    Andrea Hill
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:32 am
    On Sunday, I attended a few sessions that reminded me of some of my MBA studies, and organizational change and relationships. “Don’t be Ned Stark” and “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” were both about being successful and effective within an organization. I love establishing new programs and taking on new challenges, and one key approach I’ve been looking at is how best to develop, introduce and promote a program to the best chance of success. Ultimately a huge piece is the interpersonal piece. Both sessions focused on relationships – work with…
  • SXSW2014: Combinatorial Creativity: The Future of Innovation

    Andrea Hill
    8 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This session, which was quickly renamed “Awesome combos” by the panelists, was described as follows: Some of the most transformative new ideas and products are being created in both the skunkwork labs of tech giants and by digital artists, hackers, and other collectives; and in some instances the two sides are joining forces. The thread that connects these two seemingly opposite walks of life is the concept of combinatorial creativity: the idea that the most revolutionary, earth-shattering innovations are born as the result of collaboration and assimilating other great ideas into…
  • The Maker Movement, Creativity and Artifacts

    Andrea Hill
    8 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    I was just perusing the SXSW Bookstore, and lots of the content was of interest. Yet there were only a few I considered purchasing the hard-copy of. One was Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. The book is a square shape, and it doesn’t read like a “normal” book. The pages seem scrawled, like the touch of the creator can be felt. As I turned it in my hands, I wanted to own this book, not simply consume its message. I’ve always been a voracious reader, and going on vacation often involved packing at least 2-3 books to offer choice and be sure I didnt run out. I now just tote…
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    ReelSEO Video Marketing

  • The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

    Carla Marshall
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.
  • Merry Christmas! Here's 500 Million Views of Kinder Surprise Egg Unwrapping Videos

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    We've all heard about unboxing videos on YouTube, but what about unwrapping videos? Yes, they are a thing, and there are 500 Million views for the unwrapping of Kinder Surprise Eggs alone. But they are all for fan-generated, not branded, content.
  • How-to Record an Online Video Interview in Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #173]

    Carla Marshall
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    Google Hangouts are a great way to record a video interview with multiple participants. You can record in private and then publish straight to your YouTube channel within the hour. We show you how, in this week's Creator's Tip.
  • How-to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

    Dane Golden
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    How do you get the most views for the YouTube videos you upload to Facebook? What is YouTube's own secret to success for promoting its video uploads on Facebook? We discuss the best strategy on this week's TubeTalk podcast.
  • 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme EVER!

    Carla Marshall
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.
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  • How To Be A Better Man

    Matthew Stuart
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Looking good is hard. Here are three websites that make it easy and convenient for you to raise your game and 'own' your own style. Produced by Matthew Stuart Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • Venture Capital Investing Has Reached Early Dotcom Era Levels

    Nicholas Carlson
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Venture capital investment in software and media companies is reaching dotcom era levels, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Here's a chart showing the amount of money invested in software companies through seed, early, expansion, and later stage venture capital deals, during every quarter for most of the last 20 years. This data feels right given anecdotal evidence. Uber, Snapchat, Lyft – software companies by PwC's definition — have all raised enormous amounts of money in the past few quarters.  Here is PwC's definition of a software…
  • Get Lifetime Access To More Than 5,000 Adobe Training Videos [84% Off]

    Insider Picks
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    If you've always wanted to improve (or acquire) your digital skills, check out Train Simple. It offers award-winning Adobe training videos that'll help you improve your skills. If you're looking to make the next step in your career, or change industries, these courses will help get you started. Get 84% off Lifetime Access to 5,000 Adobe Training Videos ($500 $79).  You can get unlimited access to over 5,000 training videos that cover topics like: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Lightroom Flash Dreamweaver ColdFusion Edge Products Muse HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript jQuery WordPress Premiere…
  • Food52, A Site For People Into Cooking, Says Revenue Has Tripled, And It's Hired A New COO

    Taylor Lorenz
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    Food52 describes itself as an online kitchen and home destination that is part media (recipes, food editorial, etc) and part commerce (they sell kitchen and home wares). The company creates cookbooks, takes on food projects, provides cooking lovers with real-time food Q&A (even a Food52 Hotline), and supports local food producers by selling their goods. Its approachable philosophy and unique aesthetic has attracted an active community of nearly half a million members and the site itself attracts four million monthly visitors.  It's grown so renowned with foodies that it even won…
  • The Most Extravagant Tech Holiday Parties Of The Year

    Madeline Stone
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    For some tech companies, treating your employees to a splashy holiday party is well worth the expense.  And this year, companies like Facebook, Dropbox, and BuzzFeed really went all out, throwing lavish shindigs with circus performers, champagne dresses, and live concerts from famous musicians.  We can't wait to see what they come up with next.Yahoo celebrated with a "Wizard of Oz"-themed bash at Pier 48 in San Francisco. Instagram Embed: 800px   CEO Marissa Mayer was there to take pictures with everyone. Instagram…
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    MediaStorm Blog

  • Responding to Critique Sessions

    Eric Maierson
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Several weeks ago at our Methodology Workshop, we screened a fine cut of a film I’m wrapping up. I thought I was close to done. The group thought otherwise. I have to admit it stung to hear so much criticism so close to the end. After dusting off my ego, I wrote down some thoughts on how best to consider a critique: Following a screening, if at all possible, take time to digest feedback before returning to your edit. Lots of comments can feel like a barrage. Having an opportunity to reflect on them before jumping back in can offer clarity. What is the common denominator of all the…
  • Worth Watching #168: Remember Me

    Cortney Cleveland
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Our good friend Refik Hozdic said that a film’s impact is creating space for conversation where there’s currently denial. I think this film does that. – Samia Khan Remember Me from Azra Hodzic on YouTube (via ICTJ) See what else we think is Worth Watching.
  • MediaStorm Guide to Screencasting Hardware and Software

    Eric Maierson
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    A number of readers have inquired about the equipment I use for screencasts. Software The best software I’ve found for screencasting is Telestream’s screenflow ($99.99). Screenflow records at higher resolution than your final output so that you can easily increase the size of specific onscreen elements. Screenflow also has a built in editor which allows for cutting and trimming from within the application. It’s far simpler to use than Premiere Pro so the learning curve is rather straightforward. Computer Interface About a year ago I purchased a Zoom H6 ($399) to replace my ailing…
  • You’re Invited: World Press Photo Multimedia Exhibit

    Cortney Cleveland
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    The winners of the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest will be exhibited in New York on December 12th – 19th, 2014 and January 19th – February 6th, 2015. The nine awarded productions will be shown in the brand new exhibition space of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University. You are cordially invited to the opening on December 11th. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the official opening starts at 7:30 p.m. with contest winners and jury members presenting developments in the field of multimedia. To attend, RSVP here before December 11th.
  • ‘The War Comes Home’ Receives NAACP Image Award Nomination

    Cortney Cleveland
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    We are proud to announce that The War Comes Home, our first collaboration with Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group, is nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Documentary (Television). Category nominees include “American Experience: Freedom Summer” (PBS), “Bad Boys” (ESPN), “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” (HBO), and “Rand University” (ESPN). Congratulations to all the nominees. View the full list at The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music,…
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  • Compression Preview Takes the Guesswork Out Of Compression Side Effects

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Code Zero Software, a new division of Boston VFX and post studio ZERO VFX, has released Compression Preview, a tool for previewing and repairing the effects of compression within Adobe After Effects.
  • Adobe Updates Production Applications

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Adobe this week released updates for their suite of video applications. The 2014.2 update includes Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Audition CC, and Story CC. Each update includes enhancements and even tighter integration between complementary applications.
  • Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Post production software company, Boris FX, has acquired Imagineer Systems, makers of best-in-class planar tracking application, mocha Pro, among others.
  • Wipster Eases Video Review and Approval Pains

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    New Zealand-based Wipster has taken the difficult review, revision and approval process, and launched a purpose-built platform specifically to simplify said process. While other platforms have competed in this space, Wipster has taken a creative - and pragmatic - approach to interface, process and usability.
  • Project for Awesome Decreases Level of World Suck

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Project for Awesome (P4A) is an initiative where creators are encouraged to “post videos about and advocating for charities to decrease the overall level of world suck.” Every year, on the second Friday and Saturday of December, viewers vote to determine which videos featured on the Project for Awesome website and which organizations P4A will support with viewer donations.
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    Music library management blog

  • 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…
  • Release 20141204 - filter by compliance type

    Dan Gravell
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The big new feature in this release is the ability to filter albums by compliance type; now you can find albums that have non-compliant artwork and ignore those with non-compliant file paths. In addition there are some important fixes for tag lookup and OS X performance. Compliance type filters As new rules have been added to bliss I've had to think of new ways of displaying the compliance of given albums. If multiple rules are enabled then a simple "non-compliant" filter isn't useful in all situations; you might only be interested in missing cover art, for example, and not errant file paths.
  • Three reasons album artwork remains important

    Dan Gravell
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There was a time when album artwork was considered almost as important as the album itself. From Sgt. Pepper's iconic cover to The Durutti Column's famous sandpaper sleeve, we've celebrated design, both great and awful, beautiful and ugly, thoughtful and nonsensical. In the days of the digital download and streaming, is album artwork still important? Sure it is. Here's why. Album artwork helps you find your music quicker Humans recognise illustration, design and shape faster than they can read and interpret text. Back in the day when we had Nowadays with our hipster vinyl collections we enjoy…
  • Release 20141119 - Yosemite support

    Dan Gravell
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The big improvement in this release is support for the latest version of Mac OS X, 10.10, codenamed "Yosemite". Yosemite no longer automatically downloads Java which means, before this release, you would have to select an appropriate version of Java, download and install yourself before running bliss. To make this easier we now bundle a version of Java with bliss. The downside of bundling Java is that the bliss download is a lot bigger! But once you have installed you can use in-app update to get around having to download a new version of Java with each release. In addition... Not much in…
  • Why you shouldn't change music file names

    Dan Gravell
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I suppose it seems odd that the maker of a piece of software that changes music file names suggests: don't change music file names! But, a wise businessman once told me: fall in love with the problem, not your solution. So in that spirit, I think it's worth outlining why you should consider hard when wanting to change the folder and filenames that make up your music library. There's kind of a clue in bliss to the main reason... It comes down to this: the location of your music files is the mechanism by which most software and hardware identifies your music. Software and hardware don't have…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • SLIS’s Best TV Shows of 2014

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:12 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.SLIS’s Best TV Shows of 2014: the stellar highs and the disappointing lows of television this past year. Well 2014 is on its last legs, and it’s left a pretty big swath of television shows to digest: premium cable television continues to be the crown jewel of the small screen, with shows where each episode feels […]The post SLIS’s Best TV Shows of 2014 appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • SLIS’s 30 Best Rock Songs of 2014

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:40 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.SLIS’s 30 Best Rock Songs of 2014: the best rock, alternative and metal tunes of the year.  Last week I revealed my list of  best 2014 albums. But it’s only fair to do a list of best songs too. There were  great singles released this year, and given not all albums are created equal, I’ve […]The post SLIS’s 30 Best Rock Songs of 2014 appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • SLIS’s 14 Best Albums Of 2014

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:28 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.SLIS’s 14 Best Albums Of 2014: the best discs that got us through a somber year.  With 2014 on its way out, and all major releases having given ample time  to absorb, it’s time to count down the best music of the year. Here are the 14 discs from veteran and newbie acts that hit the right […]The post SLIS’s 14 Best Albums Of 2014 appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Smashing Pumpkins Albums Ranked From Worst To Best

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:49 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.Smashing Pumpkins Albums Ranked From Worst To Best: our ranking of  Billy Corgan and co’s greatest discs, biggest misses and the challenging work that straddles in-between. Things have been busy in Pumpkinland. Billy Corgan has been fast at work on two new Smashing Pumpkins albums. Monuments for an Elegy is due for release this Tuesday, followed […]The post Smashing Pumpkins Albums Ranked From Worst To Best appeared first…
  • Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ Review

    4 Dec 2014 | 1:52 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.Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ Review: Corgan + Tommy Lee makes for an ultimately winning sonic combo. It’s been a rocky road for Billy Corgan in the 21st century: his band imploded, his solo career stalled out, and he’s faced internet backlash for re-branding the Smashing Pumpkins lineup (he’s the sole original member), and for his […]The post Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments To An…
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  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Innovate This

    Fred Jacobs
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    When we started our “Radio’s Most Innovative” program back in August, we briefly discussed just how long the initiative might run.  How easy or difficult might it be to find innovation in radio week in and week out? Well, almost five months later, it’s apparent – at least to us – that there is no shortage of innovative things from the present and the past in and around radio that are worthy of recognition. Radio is an industry that is under a great deal of pressure.  And when that happens, it becomes easy to laser focus on achieving financial goals, and then start all…
  • I Got The Music In Me

    Fred Jacobs
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    Remember the first time you played with an iPod and you saw that fabulous album artwork on the screen? It was one of the early signs that digital technology could rock our worlds, and change the way that we listen to and enjoy music. Old school vinyl records have made a comeback in recent years, boosting a comeback for the appreciation of album art.  But the way that albums and artists are digitally displayed has become a larger part of the music ecosphere.  The look and feel of the music is as important today as it was when albums ruled the musical world. Whether you’re in a car,…
  • Classic Cash

    Fred Jacobs
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    The end of the year signals those incessant lists – best movies, best books, best songs, etc.  Some are frivolous, others are fascinating, and somehow we tend to read them all. While lots of this list-making is purely opinion, there are some rank orders that are truly quantitative, containing no subjectivity, bias, or guesswork. Thus, we already have a pretty good idea of the music stars who have achieved the most financial success this year – those who have raked in the most cash during 2014.  Forbes did the calculating, and the results say a lot about the power of music and its…
  • Once Upon A Time

    Fred Jacobs
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    We hear a lot these days that consumers love a great story.  Maybe this goes back to our adolescent days when parents and grandparents sent us off to sweet dreams with a make-believe tale or fable. In fact, there is some amazing storytelling happening on the radio. One of my favorites is The Moth Radio Hour, heard on 200+ public radio stations usually over the weekend.  The Moth is a fascinating mashup of storytelling and standup.   People tell their stories in front of a live audience without notes.  It almost always works, and hooks you in week after week. That says a lot about the…
  • The Franchise

    Fred Jacobs
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    As time marches on in the radio industry, it has become more apparent to broadcasters big and small, commercial and public, that personality is, in fact, the “secret sauce” that will keep the industry healthy and compelling.  As we have learned since the invention of the iPod to the emergence of pure-plays like Pandora and Spotify, anyone can put together a great collection of songs – commercial-free – that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Personality?  That’s a much different thing. Maybe that’s why Slacker’s newest move to amp up the presence of…
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  • 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 word is DRONE

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Drone for shooting video We know the military and Government has peeps running scared they are being spied on. Or worse being targeted by drones. But drones are so common.  Just go to your local mall. Retailers like Brookstone, Radio Shack, Sharper Image and even kiosks carry the flying toys.  But are they toys?  We know that companies like Coke, Google and Hollywood have used them commercially. Now the competition is heating up.  Facebook is hiring avionics, thermal and systems engineers now as they prepare their drone effort to connect people to the Internet and of course Facebook. I…
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  • 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…
  • Ustream recommends Cleeng pay-per-view, after shutting down own solution.

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    When Ustream decided to shut down their in-house pay-per-view services this summer, they were intensively looking for a replacement that could fit into their disruptive growth strategy. Not an easy task: currently this trusted platform powers more than 2 million live streams per month, and some of the biggest live ppv on the planet! We were really excited to hear that the Cleeng pay-per-view solution was chosen for all Ustream broadcasters. Some of the Ustream clients have already been selling their amazing pay-per-view events with Cleeng in the past months: Canadian Open Fastpitch…
  • 7 secrets of entrepreneurship to celebrate our new website!

    Gilles Domartini
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Nearly 4 years ago, when we first introduced Cleeng to the community who were monetizing online content, we wanted to become the “iTunes for everyone,” combining the e-commerce functionalities of iTunes, while making it extremely easy for any publisher to sell music, downloads, newspapers or videos. Our passion for e-commerce led us to build a robust platform, able to tackle the massive complexities associated with selling efficiently the digital content on a global basis: from taking orders to managing access, security, reporting, customer service and more. In 4 years,…
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  • Advertisers Are Liars, At Least According To Jerry Seinfeld

    Doyle Buehler
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Jerry Seinfeld tells it like it is. Advertising makes us happy… at least for the next 5 minutes. It seems like everbody wants to be the next Don Draper – except Jerry. What are the truths of advertising? Are you an advertiser? Get a Clio award and I guess you can…Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedule   Post by Jerry Seinfeld.   The post Advertisers Are Liars, At Least According To Jerry Seinfeld appeared first on Digitaldelusion..
  • 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…
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  • 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.
  • #GivingTuesday: A Social Movement

    Rhea Thomas
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    This last week was a busy one for U.S. consumers, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday – but, it’s not over yet. Today, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to a community, to a cause, to something in some way, shape or form. Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street [&hellip The post #GivingTuesday: A Social Movement appeared first on wayvs.
  • #GiveaBook: A Social Media Campaign from Penguin

    Rhea Thomas
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    On November 29, Penguin Random House is launching a social media campaign called #GiveaBook. The idea behind it is to get readers, authors, booksellers and publishers to participate and give books … for a good cause! Penguin will donate one book to Save the Children for every #GiveaBook hashtag used on Facebook or Twitter before [&hellip The post #GiveaBook: A Social Media Campaign from Penguin appeared first on wayvs.
  • Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today

    Rhea Thomas
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Facebook has been busy lately. Last week they announced that organic distribution of posts that are promotional in nature will be reduced. Today, they launched two new products: FB Techwire and Facebook Groups App. No big deal.   FB Techwire   FB Techwire (very similar to FB Newswire, which launched in April 2014), is powered [&hellip The post Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today appeared first on wayvs.
  • #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media

    Rhea Thomas
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    History is being made today, both on social media and off. We have never made contact with a comet, until now. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is sending a lander to the surface of Comet #67P to receive scientific information.  “We don’t know exactly what awaits us there,” says lander Project Manager Stephan Ulamec from the DLR. [&hellip The post #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Interviewed

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    When Daniel Ek launched Spotify, a stated goal was to diminish music piracy by giving piracy a competitor. Spotify accomplished this by offering a competitive service which pays rights holders for the music. As Ek suggests in his latest interview, we are just in the beginning, “…there’s a billion people doing it [listening to music online]. If they contribute to a legal service of any kind, that’s a huge win.” Ek goes on to say “We are in a growing industry, not really an industry where we’re fighting for market share.”  The music labels are all adjusting…
  • Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine Joins GQ’s Men Of The Year

    5 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Jimmy Iovine is always bold and confident with his assertions – if he’s right he gets bolder and if he’s wrong he moves on. His GQ question and answer interview for Men Of The Year is no exception. Conviction is not lacking. After all, the GQ title is “The Music Legend Who Just Might Save Apple.” … save Apple?!! — the most profitable company on the planet today… Iovine says he “convinced them (Apple) that they had to buy this company (Beats)… I think it was two years before they said yeah.” With the purchase of Beats, Apple…
  • Billboard 200 Chart To Count Streaming In Album Rankings

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    File this under ‘on-demand streaming keeps marching forward and infiltrating more of the business of music.’ Billboard will now incorporate on-demand streaming services to its famed Billboard 200 chart — the chart that tracks the top 200 albums for the week. Old description Until now, Billboard used pure album sales from Nielsen SoundScan to rank the albums. Now SoundScan will add streaming numbers — from on-demand services like Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google Play Music — to sales numbers for an over-all ranking. The formula is 1500 streams equals…
  • Sharing Music Should Be Easy

    1 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Musician Ron Pope has written an Op-Ed for Billboard titled “How I Made $250K From Streaming.” The point of view of the article is from an independent musician who obviously works hard at the business side of his music. He describes how the streaming services have given him the ability to distribute worldwide – an impossibility before streaming came along unless you were signed to a major record company. Pope’s article is worth reading because it gives a balanced, level-headed, real-world view point of the current business of music. Pope describes a scenario of person…
  • No Data Usage When Using 27 Music Services on T-Mobile

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    T-Mobile has added 14 more music streaming services to their Music Freedom program. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from selected services — all without using up any data. Now totaling 27 music streaming services, T-Mobile keeps expanding this partnership. Notable additions are Google Play Music, Soundcloud and Xbox Music. Beats Music is not part of the Music Freedom program, yet curiously Apple’s iTunes Radio is included… Below, all the Music Freedom choices: AccuRadio BlackPlanet Radio Digitally Imported Fit Radio Fresca Radio Google…
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    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Picture from the articleFollow the link to EntertainmentWeekly : NEIL PATRICK HARRIS ARRIVES AT AMERICAN STORY FREAK SHOWDo you like the current season ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Picture from the articleFollow the link to Deadline : GEORGE CLOONEY EXPLAINS WHY SONY STOOD ALONE DURING THE SONY HACKHow would you react ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Picture from the articleFollow the link to IGN : MARK HAMILL ON RETURNING TO THE FLASH AS THE TRICKSTERDid you see him in the first show ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Picture from the articleFollow the link to EntertainmentWeekly : EION BAILEY IS RETURNING TO ONCE UPON A TIMEDo you like the current season ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Picture from the articleFollow the link to Buzzfeed : INSTAGRAM KILLED THOUSANDS OF SPAMBOTS : PEOPLE GO CRAZY OVER LOST FOLLOWERSWhat do you think about this ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • 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…
  • Taking The First Steps in Transmedia

    Simon Staffans
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    First, a full disclaimer. I’m writing this post not so much for you, dear reader, as I’m doing it for myself. Let me explain. As I’m increasingly working with people who have no or little experience of transmedia (or even cross media or any of the theories or practices behind multiplatform storytelling), I find myself explaining what it is, what it is not, why it is a Good Thing and what some examples would be… over and over again. I don’t mind this, since the people asking are most often either paying me or genuinely interested. But often I’ve been thinking that if I could just…
  • Three advice on pitching

    Simon Staffans
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I’ve been pitching things for over a decade – from ready-made shows to interactive concepts, from television formats to transmedia projects. I’ve pitched to all kinds of people; investors, buyers, jurys, collaborators, colleagues… you name it. Lately I’ve been asked to hold some pitching workshops for PhD students and researchers at the university I’m affiliated to (the Abo Akademi University here in Finland), looking at the task from a storytelling perspective. While preparing the workshops, I had reason to revisit some things I’d written and read about pitching, and pitching…
  • MIPJunior, MIPCOM and Transmedia Living Lab – a travel log

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

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

  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 5

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Saskia attempts to succeed where Recoil failed and takes on the Xenomorph in Alien Isolation!
  • Tuesday Trailer – Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    The follow up to the 2009 cult film Dead Snow is released on DVD today. It follows on from where our chainsaw wielding hero left us at the end of the first. Dead Snow 2 promises to be a fun, gore filled adventure through even more Nazi zombies, plenty of laughs and references to the genres past. Get ready for goretastic, splatter fun on DVD now.
  • Savage Reviews – The Babadook

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    The Babadook is a psychological horror/drama film made on a small budget from first time feature director Jennifer Kent and is a technically very well made film. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. A beautifully shot film, where the colour and cinematography really create and accentuate the feel of the movie. The soundtrack mirrors the characters emotions as they progress through their development. Essie Davis (Amelia) would probably have an…
  • 12 Christmas Films – Jack Frost

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    We know it’s been a while and we are sorry for the lack of updates, but sometimes things in life happen and you need a break, but today we are back and we start our 12 films for Christmas list. So for all you naughty children out there the first film we have for you is the not to be confused with the kiddie move, Jack Frost (1997). When a serial killer is genetically mutated in car wreck on the way to his execution, he becomes a murdering snowman hell-bent on revenge for the sheriff who caught him. Oh this film will not tickle your intellect, hell it should and probably will be in our…
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – The Evil Within

    16 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Recoils first impressions of The Evil Within as he plays through Elizabeth Bathory levels of gore, in a world with a Hostel aesthetic to it, that is a clear attempt at bringing some shock factor to the game.
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  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : December 12, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip for December 12, 2014 Santa Claus is coming to town, but if you wanted to track him through Google Maps then think again. This year NORAD is tracking Santa with Bing Maps. That means no Street View of the North Pole or inside business photos of Santa’s Toy Shop. What it does mean is that you can still track Santa on your favorite mobile devices. Seeing is believing, but having a good mobile app may just be a close second. Happy Holidays!
  • 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

  • Knowing of Page Flip Software

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Page Flip SoftwareEverything around us has been transforming into a better thing. E-books, magazines, and newspapers are one of that transformation. Long gone are the days when people use traditional publications, now with Page Flip Software converting any boring conventional publication to a whole new interesting thing is fun. We are presently residing in the digital age where the world around us are surrounded by latest gadgets, apps, internet, etc. Every day new technologies are evolving and old technologies are becoming a bygone thing. There were days when we have to rely on books,…
  • Flipping Book Software - Trending!

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    Flipping Book SoftwareFlipping book software is now in the fashion to make flash flipping books from PDF files. It came into fashion as it has loads of advantages over ‘unattractive’ PDFs. To know more what are the other things that makes this software trending, read the given article.The internet has led our lives to the betterment. Also, it has changed the market of business forever. Now every entrepreneur, whether big or small wants to sell online, nonetheless, this also elevated the level of competition. So, to stand out in the crowd, you have to look professional, high-end, and…
  • All About iPad Magazine Publishing

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    iPad Magazine PublishingNow, we can see digitization in every field, and media and publishing industry have not remained an exception. Digital publishing is sure a great alternative to traditional printed publishing as it saves the environment and also has a lot of other benefits. One component of digital publication is iPad Magazine Publishing that started off moderate, nonetheless, this doesn’t put off the  industry of Media seeing that they are hopeful that the situation will get better because iPad is gaining popularity across the world. As soon as the eminence of e magazines…
  • Flipbook Digital Publishing Software for HTML5

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Flipbook Digital Publishing Software for HTML5We are currently living in the era, where people are well organized and smart and want everything in a cool and stylish manner. And digital publishing software is a cool breeze for avid learners, readers, publishers and even business owners owing to its rich functionality and reader friendly building. Flip Book Digital Publishing Software for HTML5, as the name suggests convert HTML5 and Flash flipping books from files such as PDF, Excel, PPT, etc. This software can enhance digital books, magazines, catalogs, reports, newspapers with astonishing…
  • 4 Essential Features for Digital Magazine

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Features for Digital MagazineThis article throws light on the advanced functionalities of digital magazines. Also, by going through the article you will come to know about essential features of digital magazine that has made this type of publication extremely popular.When we talk about web technologies which are prospered over a few years of time, we can’t neglect to mention the name of digital magazines. As a production of the digital publishing, these magazines provide you all the amenities which you can locate in any other digital publishing creation. Digital magazines are able to…
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    The Quirky Marketer

  • Sacramento Food & Nightlife for Millennials

    7 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
      Need to find a great food spot or brewery in Sacramento? Take a look at this list of eateries, breweries, bars, clubs, and late night munchies to satisfy your food & drink cravings: Dinner (Aka Before heading to the bars): Hook & Ladder – $$$: A high end, yet relaxing, downtown eatery with good drinks, pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Sit outside in the back on a large wooden circular table with friends. You’ll have a great time planning your next move on the night out. Jacks Urban Eats – $: Want a full gourmet meal without paying a lot for it? Get large meat…
  • Build a Website in an Hour

    29 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Follow these steps and you can build your website in an hour. Plus, You don’t need to know code to build a website. I think everyone should have one. If  you have $20, you can build it: Before You Start, here’s a quick break down of why you would want to build a site. BENEFITS: Get Noticed – Showcase your site to prospective employers or start your own business/blog Advertising Revenue from Google Adsense – Make money from advertising clicks. Some clicks can be more than $1 each! Share media/advice with friends Have Fun – get creative and express yourself!
  • Consolidating Your Social Media

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:49 pm
    It’s hard to keep up with social media.  Even a social media expert may miss a friend’s post or event invite.  There are now social media tools that make posting and tracking social media easier. However, these tools may not solve all of our problems. Numerous changes to social media networks including the changes to APIs make it difficult for developers to make updates to applications. A program for multiple programs is not always the solution. But, for now it may be the best.  Problems with social media in 2014: Too many social networks – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,…
  • Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    It’s amazing how much cash is sitting around us. Almost everything has some value. It’s just a matter of knowing where and how to sell it. Books, Clothes, Furniture, Technology are just a couple easy things to sell. Plus, you may have some hobby or skill that may be valuable. Here’s a quick list of what to sell and concrete explanations of how to sell it: 1. Selling Used Books: I made over $300 dollars selling my college textbooks last year and I’m not even a science major. In fact, some of the books I bought used sold for more than what I paid for.  This option is…
  • Finding Digital Marketing Software

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    All software and tools should be simple, straightforward, and easy to learn. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, each of these applications are a must have when it comes to your digital marketing campaigns. Here are my recommendations: Analytics Google Analytics can handle a multitude of campaigns and even project future sales with goal conversion. You can track page views, demographics, user flow, browsers, location, and much more. Quantcast is another option that many companies use. Unfortunately, the data is publicly displayed. However, the demographics are very in-depth. Social…
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    InPlayer » News/BlogInPlayer

  • 15 Ways to Create more Traffic for Videos on your Website

    Jovana Tozija
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    If you’re spending money on producing videos for your brand the last thing you want is for your viewer traffic to be low. If this is the case you can change the situation with a bit of work and commitment. Once you start to increase the traffic you also need to maximise the revenue potential of your videos so you’re not just getting views; you’re making money at the same time. So just what are some of the best ways to get more people to look at the videos you’ve put so much time and effort into producing? 1. Branded Accessories Most businesses or organisations have accessories that…
  • 5 things to learn from the ice bucket challenge

    Jovana Tozija
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    In one of our previous posts we wrote about different viral video phenomenons and how they monetized. The numbers are pretty impressive. Especially when viral videos are monetized for charity purposes. The ALS gathered more than $100 million , which was much more than they originally planned. The #icebucketchallenge phenomenon, also called the “Harlem Shake of the summer” created a whole new way of gathering donations for a cause. It’s not just a video with a touching message that users share on social media, you actually make the users contribute to the whole viral experience. But in…
  • Webinar: Social media fundraising

    Marija Sarafimova
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    Last Thursday we had our first amazing webinar “Social media fundraising” about the In-player Donation app, where you could learn how the app works and how charities can benefit from it on social media whilst using it as part of their online fundraising strategy. For anyone who missed it, here’s the recorded version of the webinar which can be accessed below: Make sure you follow us on Twitter (@InPlayerApps) and like us on Facebook ( so you’re always updated on our upcoming webinars and knowledge transfers. There will be many more to come. Cheers!
  • Social media fundraising webinar

    Jovana Tozija
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    We invite you to our very first webinar “Social media fundraising”, one of many to follow. Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook? All those videos helped raise over 100 Million USD for the ALS foundation. And #GivingTuesday which has been a huge success in the past few years, is upon us again! Be ready with new ways to raise funds with your social media following. Join our webinar on 27th November to learn how our easy and affordable plug and play technology can help you raise funds with your videos on Twitter, Facebook and other social websites. You will also learn where…
  • Monetizing viral videos

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