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Bluefish444, Mediaproxy, XDT Pty Ltd Product Launches At NAB Show

Bluefish444, Mediaproxy, and XDT Pty Ltd will each have product launches at the NAB Show 2013. Overall, the products include broadcast graphics, IPTV, broadcast monitoring and logging, animation, editing, video graphic cards, standard & hi-def, digital intermediate, digital cinema & 3D stereoscopic color management systems, 3D logging systems, digital film review & frame-to-frame transfer, and […]

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Kidz Gear Wins 2013 Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Kidz Gear, the company ran by Lauren and Jack Petersen, who I talked to over dinner at Fleur at CES, Las Vegas, last week… Has a new announcement. Here’s the press release: Kidz Gear www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today that KidzControl™ Volume Limited Headphones for Kids has won the […]

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Jessica Northey: Sony / PBR Rock Bar & Grill Country Music Chat Twangout At CES 2013

Jessica Northey, a noted Social Media Pioneer and friend of this blogger (thanks to Tonya Hall of The Tonya Hall Radio Show) is producing an exciting live stream country music show for Sony and as part of CES 2013 Las Vegas and The New Media Expo. And Zennie62 will be there live with Tout.com as […]

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Michael Jackson Too? Is YouTube Taking Video Views From Music Artists?

Warning: YouTube is taking away video views from YouTube Partners where either staff or the algorithm determines, rightly or wrongly, that your video views were in some way enhanced. This is fact, and Dan Sabbagh of the Guardian UK, one of my favorite news site, got this one a bit wrong. To start, the website […]

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Tout.com App’s Future: WWE, WSJ Media Partnerships

Tout.com, the 15-second video cross between Twitter and YouTube, is enjoying a very rapid growth phase fueled by its partnership with WWE Entertainment, the producers of the wildly popular wrestling shows and television programs. WWE put $5 million of the current total of $15 million invested in Tout and uses it to help fans directly […]

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YouTube Takes To Reddit To Explain Update, Gets Hammered

YouTube’s latest update is the most hated change in the seven-year history of the video-sharing website. The design change, which focuses on smaller fonts, and a mix of subscribers versus partner videos in the timelines of viewers, and other small changes like putting the video title at the bottom of the video and not the […]

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TouchCopy 12 Backup / Restore Software By Wide Angle Software

Just in time for CES 2013 (and Zennie62 will be in Las Vegas for CES International) Wide Angle Software http://www.wideanglesoftware.com, a leading developer of media management and back-up software, announced today the new TouchCopy 12, the essential back-up, protection, and recovery software for iPods, iPhones and iPads. TouchCopy keeps your smartphone, iPod, and tablet data […]

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PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: Twitter Lost This Round, And Should Have

PeopleBrowsr, the company behind such products as Kred, is fighting for its life after Twitter, it’s main source of data that drives its business, suddenly (sighting the end of a one-year contract) elected to do an about face and try to turn off access to its “firehose” of tweet-based information that PeopleBrowsr spent $1 million […]

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2012 London Olympics Social Media Infographic Has Phelps, Bolt, Douglass

The 2012 London Olympics is history, but not so much that we can’t look back and gain a better understanding of who was tops in social media during the event. An infographic developed by Banyan Branch.com provides what just may be the definitive breakdown of social media stars at the UK presentation of the 2012 […]

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Maker Studios: YouTube Partner Lands $40 Million In Funding

Maker Studios and Awesomeness TV are two of a very small, but growing, group of YouTube Partners that are securing millions in venture funding for their video production efforts. According to CrunchBase, Maker Studios has secured $40 million from Time Warner Investments last week, after getting $2.5 million from Greycoft Partners and GRP Partners, according […]

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PSY’s Gangnum Style YouTube Video Earns $1.65 Million In Ad Revenue

PSY’s Gangnum Style YouTube video has not just accumulated 812,794,421 views (as of this writing), but lost in the news that the music video has surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for YouTube’s most watched video is the fact that, along the way, it’s gained revenue from the ads placed on it. In fact, by this blogger’s […]

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Nintendo’s Impact On The Video Game Industry: An Infographic

Think Ninento’s just a bit player in the giant video game industry? Think again. According to this infographic from MBA Online, Nintendo single-handedly saved the video game industry from a certain death. In the 1980’s video game industry revenue plunged 97 percent. But then Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System and made $1.5 billion – […]

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Examiner.com Fails To Pay Bloggers, Takes Money; Come To Zennie62.com

If you’re thinking about blogging at Examiner.com, the local-news-focused series of websites that calls writers in various subject areas “Examiners,” think twice. You may not get paid for your work. UPDATE: EXAMINER.COM RESPONDS, WILL PAY ZENNIE62 This blogger’s normal place of content creation is here at Zennie62.com. But I have posted at The Examiner strictly […]

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Social Media Costs U.S. Economy $650 Million? No Way

The social media infographic from the blog Learn Stuff below contains some really interesting data on the impact of social media on the American (U.S.) economy. But the premise of the infographic is questionable. It starts out with the idea that social media harms productivity. For example, it states that 22 percent of our time […]

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YouTube Working To Help Existing YouTube Creators

Just a quick follow up to the last post featuring Shiva Rajaraman, Director, Product Management at Google YouTube. Shiva reports that YouTube is working on expanding the current active system of funding partners via the YouTube Creator program. The idea is to give more “deserving partners” about $10,000 to jump-start their channel. Rajaraman reports that […]

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Social Media: 66 Percent Use It To Post Political Ideology

Social Media has exploded, no doubt, but Pew Research gives us a great idea of just how much it’s become a part of our daily lives. According to its newly released study called Social Media and Political Engagement, 60 percent of adults uses social media, and of that, 66 percent use it to express political […]

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“BMVEntertainment” Uses YouTube To File False Copyright Claims

If you’re a YouTube Partner, or even just a person uploading a video to YouTube, you may find yourself the victim of firms like the so-called “BMVEntertainment.” This blogger did, but is fighting back. “BMVEntertainment” just today filed a copyright claim against my video called “Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Hits Girl, Gets Suspended.” This one: […]

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Miley Cyrus Turned Me On To Pheed, MySpace-Like Social Network

That’s what happened. Famed actress and singer Miley Cyrus was tweeting about Pheed (a new Los Angeles-based social network started by China-based internet entrepreneur O.D. Kobo) she joined, so this blogger followed the link from one of her tweets. This one… I just opened my Pheed channel, check it out pheed.com/MileyCyrus1 — Miley Ray Cyrus […]

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Michael Brutsch Is Violentacrez, The Underage Girl Photo Troll On Reddit

Gawker’s Adrian Chen’s outed a man considered one of the most insidious trolls on the Internet. His name’s Violentacrez, and is really Michael Brutsch. Mr. Michael Brutsch, according to his real profile, lives in Arlington, TX, has an extensive programming background, and currently works for First Cash Financial Services as an application developer. There, he […]

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SF CITI: SF Tech Comes Together For A Better San Francisco; Can SF Afford It?

Can technology make a better San Francisco? Well-known tech leaders who live in San Francisco (last time I checked) think so. To so this, they’ve come together with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to form SFCITI. SFCITI is described as “Leveraging the collective power of the tech sector as a force for civic action in […]

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YouTube Adds “Estimated Minutes Watched” To YT Partner Analytics

YouTube consistently makes it easier to determine how a YouTube Partner’s video sharing business is performing. When this vlogger became a YouTube Partner in 2008, and thus able to earn money from video traffic via Google AdSense, YouTube’s online ad placement system, there was no built-in system of data collection so I could fine-tune my […]

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The Role Of Blogs In Social Media

For some reason, many new to Social Media act as though blogs don’t exist. While the number of blogs has not diminished, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that the vast majority of people who “do” social media, don’t have a blog of their own or contribute to a blog. (As an aside, […]

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Google Alters Google Trends: Combines It With Google Insight For Search

Google has done it again. In an obvious ongoing effort to prove it hates bloggers, Google has altered Google Trends such that not even the order of the top 10-15 most popular search trends are listed. Now, Google has reduced Google Trends to a landing page that has an input field, and a rolling list […]