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Running Most Of the 100-Meter Dash

by Allen Weiner  |  August 16, 2012  |  Comments Off

In this wondrous Olympic year, who can resist a track and field metaphor? Picture this: Usain Bolt is blurring his way to the finish line in the 100 meter finals and decides to stop short one meter (that’s 3.28 feet to us non-metricized folks) because the sun got in his unshielded eyes. Years of practice […]

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YouTube Launches Video Rentals at Sundance

by Allen Weiner  |  January 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

As YouTube evolves from its roots as the mega community for all video comers to a profitable business, the company is announcing a video rental program which launches in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival (January 21-31, 2010). Against the backdrop of Sundance, YouTube rentals will launch with five Sundance films—two from last year’s competition […]

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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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YouTube 2.0

by Allen Weiner  |  December 5, 2008  |  2 Comments

It comes as no surprise that YouTube has made some changes to its business, some that have been well publicized–such as its attempt to shed its “mature” content and give video creators the ability to easily add licensed music to their clips–and others a tad more subtle. In late November, YouTube’s player suddenly changed its […]


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Video on the iPhone: A Battle In Progress

by Allen Weiner  |  December 4, 2008  |  1 Comment

Faster than you can say, I am part of the Mapple Universe (thanks Lisa Simpson), a number of video services including Joost, mDialog and YouTube have brought rich on-demand versions of their web offers to the iPhone. Powered by innovative transcoder Ripcode, who has cracked the code in transcoding while a download is in progress, […]

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Another Texas Newspaper Rises To The Occasion

by Allen Weiner  |  September 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

Here’s a clip from The Statesman, the Cox-owned (for now) newspaper in Austin. They are a great example of a daily that uses all the Web 2.0 weapons available to create reader engagement. The paper’s use of Twitter to track Ike is a textbook example others could follow.

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Blogging Fever

by Allen Weiner  |  September 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

So, it appears blogging fever has hit Gartner. I am excited that my colleagues and I get the opportunity to showcase our insight into all things IT (and some not IT related) on a more ongoing basis. I have been blogging for about six years, and the fruits of my labor can be found at […]

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