Posted on March 30, 2008
Summary: If you are curious to know whether the new Software Developers Kit for the Apple iPhone is a genuinely significant industry development, this interview is for you.
Subject: Our guest today is Steve Lang who operates the MadMaxMedia.com blog. Steve believes that the new SDK is a truly important and will live up to the general media hype. He feels that in the future there will be a multitude of 3rd party applications that will make the iPhone a portable “teleputer” upon which voice conversations shall be merely one of a great many applications. Read more…
Posted on March 27, 2008
If you would like to learn how to hire remote part-time white collar workers and manage them effectively over the Internet, this interview is for you.
Subject: Our guest today is Gary Swart who is the CEO of O-Desk. His company enables buyers to contract with a skilled guild of remote workers, ranging from computer programmers to ghost writers, and manage them over the Internet. The business is much like Rent-a-Coder that we interviewed a couple of months ago, except that O-Desk engagements tend to be longer-term
Posted on March 25, 2008
If you would like to learn what online newspaper classified ads might look like in the future, this interview is for you.
Subject: Our guest today is Michael Gerrity who is the CEO of The Real Estate Channel. It’s a website that has video-centric classified ads for properties that are for sale.
Posted on March 20, 2008
If you would like a follow-up to our earlier “Future of TV” video that provides even more demonstrations of what television might be like in the years ahead, this show is for you.
Summary: Earlier this month the hulu.com website advanced from beta to public availability. It is a Hollywood-backed service exhibiting popular television programs and movies on an advertising-supported basis. It also provides a peek at what TV will be like in the future. As (I think) Alan Kay once put it, “The future has already arrived, its just not yet evenly distributed.”
Posted on March 18, 2008
If you are would like to learn about a podcaster whose success with a single show about the TV program “Lost” launched a self-sustaining business, this interview is for you.
Subject: Our guest today is Cliff Ravenscraft who is the founder of BitCastMedia and the Generally Speaking Podcast Network (GSPN.tv). At BitCastMedia, Cliff produces podcasts for others and consults with clients who want to start podcasting. At GSPN.tv, he runs a network of 17 different podcasts. Read more…
Posted on March 15, 2008
If you would like learn what video advertising might be like in the future, this interview is for you. (Part 2 of 2)
Summary: In Part 2 of this two-part interview Jayant (CEO of YuMe Networks) demonstrates the remaining two ad formats which include clickable skins and shareable ads.
Next the interview proceeds to the question & answer session in which I ask questions that occurred to me during the demos and earlier discussion. Topics covered include (1) comparison of disruptive and non-disruptive ads, (2) competitive landscape, (3) the company’s operating history and performance statistics, (4) venture financing from Khosla Ventures and Accel Partners, and (5) YuMe’s targeted market. Read more…
Posted on March 13, 2008
If you would like learn what video advertising might be like in the future, this interview is for you. (Part 1 of 2)
Subject: Our guest today is Jayant Kadambi who is the CEO of YuMe Networks. His company is an Applications Service Provider (ASP) that places ads in digital video. YuMe offers a variety of ad formats including pre-roll, post-roll, mid-roll, overlays, player skins, and others. You can get a look at samples at their ad gallery. Read more…
Posted on March 11, 2008
Summary: If you would like to watch a video that demonstrates what television might be like in the future, this show is for you.
Just before the Democratic primaries in Ohio and Texas, Clinton and Obama had yet another televised debate. It started at 9:00PM EST and I just wasn’t interested in staying up to watch the whole thing. However, the next morning the online edition of The New York Times had the entire video available in a clever package.