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Archives for March, 2009


Podcast: Is There A Role for A Content Creation Device?

by Allen Weiner  |  March 26, 2009  |  2 Comments

In this podcast, I talk briefly about a concept that I have been pondering (and talking about) regarding the notion of a mobile content creation device to facilitate content and audience immediacy. What should it be? What sort of functionality should it have? How much would it cost? Who are the buyers for such a [...]

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Brand Thunder, Browser Brander @ SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 19, 2009  |  1 Comment

Mike Kaply of Brand Thunder talks about his company’s solution to help recording artists (and soon sports teams) create personalized, branded browsers to promote themselves and their products.

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The Mikey: Recording With Your iPod at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 19, 2009  |  Comments Off

Tyler Barth, director of marketing for Blue Microphones, demos the new Mikey, a cool gadget that attaches to your iPod, iPhone, etc.. and facilitates amazing .wav recording.

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Interview with Mike Bonnano of The Yes Men Fix the World at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 19, 2009  |  Comments Off

After a delayed screening of “The Yes Men Fix the World” at SXSW, I was able to catch up with Mike Bonnano, one of the Yes Men, and ask him some questions about what’s next for the corporate pranksters as well as film funding issues. While not a prank, one of the memorable scenes in [...]

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uStream.TV at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 18, 2009  |  1 Comment

We made our way over to The Belmont, uStream.TV’s headquarters for SXSW. Eager to see just how uStream put together a high-quality live streamcast, I captured the configuration (somewhat) in the video below. There’s an s-Video out from the Panasonic HD camera to the broadcast mixer and an audio out from the camera to the [...]

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Reporter’s Netbook at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 18, 2009  |  Comments Off

Last year, I wrote about the concept of turning the mobile phone into the ultimate device for mobile reporting (a concept which applies to any content creator). Publishers, in keeping with the Web 2.0 notion of timely information in a variety of formats, would arm journalists with a tricked-phone phone from which they could write, [...]

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SXSW Interactive Comes to a Close

by Allen Weiner  |  March 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

After two-plus days of panels, meeting and briefings (as well as just bathing in the spirit and energy at SXSW), the interactive (web/internet) portion of the show ends and the music takes center stage. Film continues throughout the week with a mix of indie films, short films and some world feature film premieres. Spike Lee’s [...]

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SXSW: Interview with Indiepix president, Bob Alexander

by Allen Weiner  |  March 16, 2009  |  Comments Off

I had the opportunity to sit down with Bob Alexander, president of Indiepix Films, an independent film distributor, and discuss the role the role technology is playing in the creation and distribution of independent films. The interview is about 20 minutes, but very interesting for those who follow the movie industry. Indiepix’s film, “The Least [...]

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SXSW, My First Day

by Allen Weiner  |  March 15, 2009  |  Comments Off

After arriving on the third full day of SXSW in Austin, I was quick to get the lay of the land and begin meeting some of the hot, entrepreneurial companies at the show. The show includes an interactive portion (through Tuesday), film (all week long) and music (all week, but picks up after Tuesday). The [...]

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Coverage from SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 11, 2009  |  2 Comments

Sunday, March 15 marks my introduction to the multimedia wonders that await me at SXSW in Austin. Until Tuesday, the focus is on “interactive” followed by music from Wednesday on with film running throughout. It will be a busman’s holiday (there’s a term you just don’t hear enough) in that I will be “reporting” from [...]

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