Dave Winer posted some interesting thoughts at Scripting.com today on the current state of television: I read this piece on TechCrunch last week, in which a Samsung product manager says this about Apple and their TV. “TVs are ultimately about picture quality.” Okay. That marks Samsung as one of the pigs in an Angry Birds [...]
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.
YouTube has announced a new live streaming video service, YouTube Live, which they plan to make available to ‘Partners’: Today we’re announcing the initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time. This begins with a new YouTube Live browse page, [...]
Vimeo has made an interesting move – releasing a free iPhone app, designed to let you upload and manage your videos, right from your phone. And they’ve got big plans for mobile video apps – including a version for the iPad and Android devices. Here are the details.
Science fiction author Bruce Sterling, speaking at the Vimeo Festival & Awards, offers his take on the future of video and on ‘vernacular video’. Along the way, Sterling hits on the loss of prime time and mass audiences.
Did Apple TV just stop being Steve Jobs’ ‘hobby’ and move on to being a major new business for Apple? Apple has announced that it expects sales of its new Apple TV to top one million units later this week. Not that Apple has sold a million unts – but that it expects to reach [...]
Vimeo has introduced a new section on their site, designed to help you make better Internet video, Vimeo Video School: We realized that one of the best ways we could nurture the incredible range of creativity on the site would be to build a system that easily allows members of all skill levels to learn more [...]
YouTube has announced a new version of its home page – making it cleaner and more attractive, but also showing less information, which may make the update less appealing to power users. The new layout features a “river of news” reverse chronogical view of new videos in the main column and promoted content in the [...]
David Lynch wants you to direct his music video. Lynch – best know for directing cult films like Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and the TV series Twin Peaks, has released an electronica single, Good Day Today / I Know, and launched a music video competition to promote the track. There will be 10 finalists chosen [...]
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 [...]