Posts Tagged ‘AOL’

What a way to start the week! Arianna Huffington, now AOL content czar, swings $315mm in HuffPo acquisition and fulfills promise to make blogging a pay profession. Of course, as an AOL music blogger, I’m biased and couldn’t be happier, for this now makes two iconic bosses in my career and great cocktail chatter for […]


#CES The Guide

06Jan11

CES is in full swing and you can follow all of the action at #CES.  The always inspiring head of CEA Gary Shapiro opened with his The Comeback:  How The American Dream Will Restore Innovation, the book he just published with a forward from Mark Cuban.  You can watch it here under the videos tab along […]


With the advent of the paywall on Hulu, YouTube, Boxee and other video platforms, Hollywood could learn a lesson from the online gaming industry on just what it will take to get to epic profitability – tapping the consumers all-important willingness to pay. The online gaming industry is exploding into a substantial second economy as […]


I had a chance to talk with David Kohl of VEVO at CTIA’s Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! today about their development slate of original programming, live events and syndication partners and he had much exciting news to share.  VEVO is now clocking 60 million monthly uniques across its distributed network since having launched last December, […]


There is so much going on, never mind mobile with CTIA, TV with MIPCOM, film with MVFF, and books with LitQuake, music alone dominates SoCal over the next few days with Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! in San Diego today and Digital Music Forum tomorrow and Thursday in LA.  Follow along at #CTIA, #DMF.  Here’s the […]


Picture this, you walk through shimmery streamers and thousands of colorful balloons drop. Enticing expo booths beckon you to spin the wheel of wonder to win a flying monkey and purple light stick, and there is coconut shrimp galore.  That was Tu 6/2 the opening night of Connections: The Digital Living Showcase and Conference which wrapped […]


Everyone’s all a twitter about Digital Hollywoood.  Watch it live at http://live.scribemedia.org   If you’re in LA, stop by the Loews.  Here are the highlights: M 5/4   10-11:15 Money Media Entertainment & Technology  Seth Shapiro, New Amsterdam Media… 1-2:15 The New Hollywood – Content, Platforms, Agents & Commerce Carlson Choi, Activision, David Goodrich, Universal McCann… Hollywood 2.0 […]


These days the pathway to fame and fortune begins online, and your fans are your financiers.  Stop shopping your script old school!  No better way to lollygag in a down economy than to create a killer franchise.  So this one’s for you my friends, the animator, screenwriter, and big personality…it’s never been easier to create […]


Today is the last day of Macworld and time to look toward the future.  Booked for 1/4-8 San Francisco Moscone, Macworld 2010 is asking its fans to dream big.   So here is my vision of what Macworld could be, a place where one’s creative potential is unleashed.  A  lively festival/expo for books, music, movies and games […]


Continuing the search for good schwag in this down economy the clear winners yesterday were the gorgeous tee-shirts from MacDirectory (in lemon yellow), Smule (in black), and Lynda.com (also in black), Intego (in blue) and AstoundStereo (in beige) with a 24-hour trial of their terrific online video tutorial service, 20% off an annual subscription, and tickets to their swanky party […]