Archive for February, 2010

Andy Plesser is in town today with Beet.tv‘s special brand of digital media reporting.  Executives from NBCU, Fox, CBS, Comcast Break, Revision 3 ,Universal McCann, etc. will be there moderated by Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal and Andy himself.  I’ll be there live tweeting it at #BEET2010.  Tweet me your questions for the […]


It may look a lot different than depicted in the movie Big, but most New Yorkers will tell you that Toy Fair is still the most fun in town.  And this year, Engage! is co-locating its conference focused on virtual goods, technology platforms, and online/offline toy integration.  Most of the action is at the Jacob Javits […]



Cooler than Comic-Con?  Maybe.  Macworld has been on a roll, surprising and delighting fans, and twending in geekland.  Today Leo Laporte hosted a rockem sockem live onstage TWiT with Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Heather Gold, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and Warp 11, Star Trek cover band.   Not expecting the lineup, the audience went wild.   […]


Tucked into tiny North Hall, Macworld rocks on without Apple.  Half the floor space, schwagless vendors (no USB powered lava lamps, no bunny ears, no tee shirts) and a nearly invisible press – these could seem like dark times.  But the mood is surprisingly light as smiling crowds pulse through the narrow aisles of the market […]


#Macworld Guide

10Feb10

Some are off to a snowy #EFM, and some are already enjoying a sunnier #TED, but with Macworld at Moscone, where else would we be.  They’re expecting a crowd of 30,000 so we’re off to check out what life will be like without Apple’s Orwellian ginormous looming black tombstone wall.  Times have changed.  Apple fandom […]


During Comic-Con last summer, James Cameron urged Peter Jackson to consider that “fortune favors the bold” when Jackson told the audience he didn’t have the support of Warner Bros. to back conversion of Lord of the Rings to 3D.  Cameron described how content grows the ecosystem and once there is a Lord of the Rings 3D and Titanic […]