Archive for January, 2009

Midem has teamed up with Kyte to vlog this year in Cannes with its 10,000 music executives, market, tradeshow, MidemNet conference, and showcase parties.  Brian Message (Featured Artists Coalition, Co-Manager, Radiohead) among others to speak.  The happening runs 1/17-21 and expects to have vast live coverage via tweets and blogging.


YouTube, that irreverant conduit of free expression, has scored big as a forum for fans to enjoy their favorite media the way they want to enjoy it, not necessarily the way big media delivers it, and sometimes with far better results. Mashups of movie trailers and captioned music videos are two trends having industry take […]


Cupertino is a balmy 72 degrees and Park City is freezing.  So in this age of the mobile producer, you’d think you’d be able to create a Virtual Sundance with all the tweets, postings and videos of those that do go.  Not so.  All I found was Ashton Kutcher’s www.24hoursatsundance.com, ten days of free shorts screenings at www.itunes.com/sundance, […]


It was a packed room at the Churchill Club last night in Silicon Valley as 280 suits from Microsoft, Cisco, Google, PwC and other tech cos dropped in to hear the latest on Opera, Chrome, IE & Firefox. Mike Shaver of Mozilla talked about its mission as a public benefit organization (goodspeak for nonprofit) entrusted with […]


I wish the news would have been “Steve Jobs is off to a warm beach to ride out the recession, reflect on all he’s done for the world, and let someone else worry about what’s next.”  The man is a cultural icon who also happens to be the hardest working CEO in the industry.  He’s on […]


The wait is over. Carol Bartz takes center stage as Yahoo! CEO and the timing couldn’t be better. With the buzz about Yahoo! ConnectedTV fresh from CES, she can deliver the stability and leadership needed to resurrect Yahoo! from the chaos of last year.  Add some dog runs on campus near the espresso bar (just […]


Many Bay Area folks are heading out of town to Sundance, NAMM, Midem, Inaugural Ball, and  NATPE.   But if you’re staying in town, there’s lots happening to keep you plugged in.  This week alone, check out: – M 1/12 6:30-8:30pm, Media Bistro UGCX Mixer, 111 Minna – M 1/12 6:30-10pm, SXSW SF mixer, Mighty, 119 Utah – Tu 1/13, SF […]


At first glance, it seems very omninous, doesn’t it.  Adobe not at Macworld, not at Sundance.  But was Adobe even missed at Macworld?  Although Macworld won’t be releasing numbers for two more months, the feeling was that attendance was off from the 48,000 attendees and 479 exhibitors in 2008. The aisles were walkable.  There were […]


As sleepy CES wraps, take note that baby steps are a good thing in a downtown.  The biggest news at CES this year actually got a real-time gasp in the Macworld media room last week.  The Palm Pre, a touchscreen phone with QWERTY keyboard, MMS, cut-and-paste, 3MP and Amazon Music Store, is definitely a leap in […]


Money may be tight but good times are still flowing thanks to TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat and a great evening at The Crunchies.  Check out the awards ceremony at UStream which streamed the event live, the Richter Scales performing their catchy rendition of RIP Good Times, and casino gaming at the MySpace After Party.  Here are the winners, runners-up and […]