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Although Social TV is barely four years old, television program selection for Social TV may be in danger of becoming predictable and unimaginative. When the industry talks about Social TV, we tend to focus on three areas: Tentpole Events, e.g. the Super Bowl, The Oscars. Larger Reality...
This insight looks into the developments of communication services, from various angles such as voice, video, messaging and social networks. It includes market figures and forecasts for the US and EU5, assessing the real impacts (or lack of it) of OTTs on what is predominantly a telco ...
Wired magazine declared that we are witnessing “The Platinum Age of TV” in its April cover story. This boom time for quality TV, it says, is powered by a “hyper-social, data-driven” approach to new show creation and promotion. “It all adds up to a potentially thrilling new era for tele...
The recent news about American Idol diving deeper into using Twitter to determine its winner has got me thinking that they could actually serve a very practical purpose. My modest suggestion is that we should use their system to replace … Continue reading →
Atlanta, GA, April 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Message artist Mars is racking up honors on YouTube, including being listed among the Top 40 most talked about videos this week. One of this season's American Idol Hollywood contestants, Mars is on a mission to bring a positive influence to th...
I remember Sheldon Adelson as one of the most impressive salesmen in the business. He built Comdex one exhibitor at a time. I met him once at the PC Expo in New York City, as he was working the floor. He would visit each booth at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, introduce himself, g...
If you're dreading writing about a particular subject and don't know where to start, one coping strategy is to inject something fun into it. Do yourself and your readers a favour and find a fun way to present your topic. Here are some ideas: Capitalize on mistakes: Rather than sitting ...
MORRISTOWN, NJ-October 7, 2009-TM Forum, the world's premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, today confirmed Lucy Hood, former president of Fox Mobile Entertainment, is to deliver an exclusive keynote presentation at TM Forum&#...
By the way, if Ellen Degeneres wants to respond in a reasonable and constructive way to the lawsuits over her use of song snippets to dance to, she could always start using Creative Commons-licensed music, with a nice plug for the open-hearted musicians making our lives more tuney.
Wow – the gift that keeps giving.. I am *still* having fun updating my my simple Mix 09 Business Application demo. Would anyone be interested in a say 10 hour session at PDC2009 where we walk thought all of this stuff ;-). Anyway, in this section I want to take up a challenge that B...
I have mostly stopped even looking at Linked In because it has turned into a self-promotional swamp, in which people pose questions in discussion groups in a very slightly veiled effort to hype themselves or their pots and pans.The only thing I find fascinating about Linked In now is w...
Susan Boyle is currently enjoying unexpected Global success following her recent appearance on “Britains Got Talent”, with the subsequent media hype help making her into a household name, but NOT on the internet. Why? – because all of the susanboyle internet domains names were snapped...
There's a good chance you didn't even know it was going on, but last week Microsoft hosted a competition for mobile application developers on its Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, and yesterday announced Networks in Motion as the winner. The startup was one of six finalists - s...
How do you plan for cyclical surges in user activity? Depending on your business area, this could be a critical area of planning. Take, for example, the retail sector. We just came out of the end-of-year holiday spending season where retail stores typically see more foot traffic and ...
MySpace founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe got the Charlie Rose treatment on Tuesday night in a wide-ranging interview that lasted about a half hour. Rose starts with a few general questions, but he does get a few tidbits of new information. For instance, DeWolfe reveals that ...
Google released its 2008 Zeitgeist list of the most popular search terms for the year. Unlike Yahoo's 2008 list of top search terms, Google looks at the fastest-rising searches of the year. That makes for a slightly more interesting list. (Yahoo's list was basically a repeat of its ...
What is fascination with Britney Spears? Maybe it's a train-wreck kind of thing. Once again she tops Yahoo's list of overall searches for 2008, just like she did last year. In fact, the entire list hardly changed at all. The term "WWE" was once again No. 2. All in all, six out...
Miss World is going digital. While many American readers may not be familiar with the competition (it isn’t the one owned by Donald Trump - that’s Miss Universe), Miss World is one of the world’s most popular televised events, and has a huge international audience. ...
PluggedIn, a startup that we likened to a Hulu for music videos, has launched a new twice-weekly video program called "PluggedIn 5" featuring popular video blogger iJustine. The site, whose investors include actor Will Smith, is looking to capitalize on the lack of music content on ...
TechCrunch UK is going to run a "Techcrunch Pitch!" contest for startups at the upcoming Future of Web Apps conference in London, and you're invited. There'll be an "American Idol" style panel consisting of Mike Butcher (TechCrunch UK), Ryan Carson (Carsonified), Kevin Rose (Digg) and ...
What would Simon say about her? Roger Ebert on Sarah Palin: The American Idol candidate I think I might be able to explain some of Sarah Palin’s appeal. She’s the “American Idol” candidate. Consider. What defines an “American Idol” finalist? They&...
This 4th of July marked my sixth visit to the Divan Palmira Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. My visit this year, which was quite different then the quiet escapes I've had in past years, prompted me to write a review for the first time. The Divan Palmira Hotel is located in the Golturkbuku regi...