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SXSW, Day One Preview

by Allen Weiner  |  March 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

I think I have the hang of it. This is my second SXSW and I did my best to prep in terms of which sessions to attend, which trade show booths I want to attend, which movies I want to see and which parties I want to crash. Those who know me will attest that […]

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Reporting from SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

It’s with great excitement that I will be reporting/blogging/video-ing/Tweeting, etc… from South By Southwest (SXSW) or, as we Austinites say, “South by.” The show is in three sections: interactive, film and music. The first several days are interactive (think a cooler version of Internet World in its earliest San Jose days) and the last several […]

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Live from Nokia World: Nokia Booklet 3G, First Look

by Allen Weiner  |  September 2, 2009  |  1 Comment

Nokia has just announced details of its new netbook, the Booklet 3G. It will be available in Q4, be priced at 575 Euros (>$800 U.S.) but it will be subsidized by many carriers. In the U.S., however, many netbooks are already practically given away by carriers ala the combo of phone plus service plans. The […]

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Presenting At And Blogging from NAB

by Allen Weiner  |  April 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

My colleagues Andrew Frank, Mike McGuire and I will be at the NAB Show April 20-22nd, leading two sessions in and around issues related to TV 2.0. If you go here and here, you will find out the details of our sessions on April 20 and 21. In addition, we hope to offer up on-the-scene […]

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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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