YouTube has finally rolled out its YouTube Leanback user interface, which was designed with Google TV in mind, and provides a way to easily navigate the site while viewing it on a big screen, as well as the non-stop viewing users expect from watching TV.
If you have ever shouted at your PC, slammed your mouse down on a table or swore out loud at a piece of technology, you are not the only one. An online study found that more than half of U.S. adults surveyed admitted to doing so.
It takes three minutes for Jon Stewart to channel Vint Cerf (Internet’s Obi-Wan Kenobi) comments to essentially poke fun at the Google/Verizon proposal over network neutrality. It is actually pretty funny!
The overriding contemporary image of Silicon Valley is it is focused on “light” innovation. It has gone Hollywood — focused on the glitz and the superficial. More complex innovation has been moving elsewhere, to former customers of the Valley like GE and overseas companies.
Did you hear that Barnes & Noble is up for sale? The sale is a watershed event in the history of modern publishing. It foretells a future where the book of yesterday and today will look very different from book of tomorrow. And I love it.
The International Association of Web Television today announced the five new members of the Board of Directors, chosen in a special election after five of the original board members — Brady Brim-Deforest, Josh Cohen, Marc Hustvedt, Mo Koyfman and Jamison Tilsner — stepped down.
With opening weekend box office receipts of $62.8 million, it’s clear that the film “Inception” appeals to a broad audience, but Silicon Valley in particular is burning with love for this movie. And I can see why: let me address that question on multiple levels.
Paul Levinson, an author and professor of media studies at Fordham University? is among those who believe that traditional content is ceeding its preeminence to “hot devices and popular digital media.?”
“What moves the industry forward is the new media and devices and the public’s love of them.Remember, live theater was once the main entertainment.” (via )
From Andy Grove on American jobs to Google’s growing power and the importance of solitude for leadership, here are some of the most interesting pieces I’ve read over the past few days. Pay attention to the un-social nature of social networks, then go and mingle.
The World Cup has been a big traffic machine for ESPN3. The broadband network tracked close to 800,000 soccer fans tuning in for the match between the U.S. and Slovenia. Competitor Univisionfutbol.com on the other hand had its best day when Mexico faced off against France.