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Did Twitter Nuke Bruno at the Box Office?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 14, 2009  |  3 Comments

The cognoscente’s meme of the day is whether or not harsh words on Twitter cut off Sasha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno’s” U.S. box office hopes at the knees. Time’s noted film critic Richard Corliss believes that a decline in opening day revenue to the following day was due in part to bad cyberword of mouth. That [...]

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Take That YouTube: Disney Goes With Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2009  |  Comments Off

The long-anticipated deal in which Hulu adds ABC’s prime time shows to its lineup, as well as its daytime soaps and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet is official. Besides licensing content, Disney is taking an equity stake in Hulu, with Disney getting three seats on the Hulu board that will be filled [...]

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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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TV 2.0 Update: Digital Transition Complete

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2009  |  1 Comment

A few weeks into my TV 2.0 project ,where I set up a viewing center sans cable or satellite, I successfully completed the digital transition by attaching a Samsung digital converter box and Radio Shack indoor antenna to my Sharp 32-inc TV. At first, it was a total fail, but because my TV had not [...]

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Headed for South by Southwest (SXSW)

by Allen Weiner  |  February 24, 2009  |  Comments Off

As a part-time resident of Austin, Texas and music/movie/interactive sort of guy, it’s fairly obvious I will be at SXSW. It will be my first time at this megaevent, so as a conference veteran, I know somewhat to expect, but in Austin “weird happens” (which is why we love it), so it could hold many [...]

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Review of Kodak Zi6

by Allen Weiner  |  February 21, 2009  |  2 Comments

For a few months now, I have been putting my Kodak Zi6 videocamera loaner through its paces, and the verdict is quite positive. Slightly larger than the Flip Mino pocket-sized HD camera, Kodak’s version-one that has been in market for quite while—has received far less fanfare but is comparable in many ways to the Flip [...]

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My TV 2.0 Project

by Allen Weiner  |  February 16, 2009  |  Comments Off

Thanks to some reliable technology, I am finally prepared to embark on my TV 2.0 project. After five years of faithful service, our Pioneer HDTV landed us a rebate of $350 from the original warranty we purchased with the set. The store gave us until the end of February to use the credit against any [...]

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Harper Collins Launches Video Books: A Retreat from Web 2.0 Thinking

by Allen Weiner  |  February 5, 2009  |  Comments Off

As reported on its home page, Harper Collins announced its will offering a video edition of Jeff Jarvis’ new book, “What Would Google Do?” The video book amounts to 20 minutes of the author standing in front of a white screen talking about his book. The video retails for the low, low price of $9.99 [...]

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Hulu: Evil Plot or Misguided Marketing?

by Allen Weiner  |  February 2, 2009  |  11 Comments

I have watched Hulu’s coming- out party ad (see here) several times, both live during the heartbreaking SB 43 (yes, I live in Arizona) and then online where it will live forever to be cheered, jeered and even possibly revered. As someone who has followed Hulu since before this forward-thinking online venture between NBC and [...]

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A Hidden Video Gem @ CES

by Allen Weiner  |  January 10, 2009  |  2 Comments

I am a sucker for cool video gadgets and I found ViewVu tucked away in an out of the way section of the auxiliary CES exhibition floor at the Sands Convention Center. This PVR-Pro camera is a wearable camera that allows you to clip the camera onto your shirt or jacket and shoot video while [...]

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