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Steve Jobs’ Two Greatest Achievements

Aug 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Internet TV, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware, Video

Steve Jobs’s run at Apple has been exceptional. As CEO, he took an also-ran tech company and turned it into the most valuable company in the world, introducing a lot of cool technology, along the way.

But, while the world of technology struggles to figure out what Jobs’ announcement means for the future of Apple, it’s clear that Jobs’ achievements at Apple are more than the Mac, the iMac, the iPhone or the iPad.



Will Push Pop Press Be The PageMaker Of iBooks?

Apr 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Apple iPad, General

Back when the iPad was introduced, we asked “Where is the PageMaker of iBooks?” Tablets are fantastic new platform, with incredible potential for revolutionizing publishing. But there have not been, so far, tools that bring multimedia publishing for tablets to everyone. Wired has a post today about Push Pop Press – a new digital publishing platform […]



Techmeme Tricks The Cool Kids Into Driving Its Link-Building Campaign

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: General

Tech news aggregator Techmeme has notified a short list of new media heavyweights that it has ‘whitelisted” their twitter accounts and will be reposting their tweets as headline news: If you tweet something and include a Techmeme permalink, your tweet *will* appear in “Discussion” under the headline you’ve linked, because your Twitter account is on […]



The Dark Side Of The Cloud

Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: General

Zurich-based photographer Micro Wilhelm discovered the dark side of the cloud today when he tried to log into his Flickr account and found that his account, and 5 years of his photos, no longer existed: He contacted Flickr about the issue, and their response added little to the “Oops!” message above: Unfortunately, I have mixed […]



Pope Gives Social Media ‘Thumbs Up’

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

Pope Benedict, in celebration of the Vatican’s annual World Day of Social Communications, today issued a message inviting Christians to “join the network of relationships” made possible by the digital era. Benedict says “the truth of Christ is the full and authentic response to that human desire for relationship, communion and meaning,” which is reflected […]



It’s Downhill For Old Media From Here – Internet Use Catches Up With TV

Dec 13th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Podcasting Statistics

It looks like it will be downhill for old media from here on out - people in the US are now spending as much time using the Internet as they do watching TV. According to Forrester research, people are spending equal amounts of time online and watching TV: Generation Y has long reported spending more time […]



Long Live The Web – But Don’t Get Stuck In 1991

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web in 1991, has published an impassioned article in Scientific American, arguing that the Web needs defending: The Web as we know it is being threatened in different ways. Some of its most successful inhabitants have begun to chip away at its principles. Large social-networking sites are walling […]



Apple iLife ’11 Update

Oct 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts

Apple today introduced an updated version of its home media suite, iLife ’11, in a live streamed event. iLife ’11 focuses on on updates to its existing apps, with an emphasis on iPhoto ’11, iMovie ’11 and GarageBand ’11. Here are the key changes:



The Other Shoe Drops For Radio & Cable

Oct 9th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Podcasting Research

It looks like the other shoe has dropped for old media. New research shows that people are abandoning old media by the millions for Internet media. And if they aren’t abandoning it, they are cutting way back on the time the spend with it.



Three Things About Ping That Will Make You Say “WTF?”

Sep 5th, 2010 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

The iTunes Ping social music network was easily the most interesting announcement out of Apple’s special music even, last week. But after using it for even a short while, most people are unimpressed or puzzled – with Fortune  asking “Can Ping Be Saved?” and PC World calling it “Not so hot”. Here are three reasons […]