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…

Summly: Yahoo! $30M Purchase Pisses Off Hackers

Yahoo!’s $30 million purchase of the IPhone app Summly, created by 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, has royally pissed off the hacker wing of the tech community, and that’s putting it mildly.…

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…

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…

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…

YouTube Capture App For The iPhone First Test Vlog

YouTube has created YouTube Capture and perhaps as an answer to Tout.com, Viddy, Social Cam, and other smartphone-based camcorder devices. Whatever the case, it’s an easy to use app, but…

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…

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…

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…

GoSmart Launches New GoSmart Freedom Stylus

GoSmart, the leading maker of Stylus devices, has a new product press release that is posted here, below. I expect to see them at CES Las Vegas. And on that…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Heloed Griot Becomes YouTube Partner

Heloed Griot, or Dwayne, started on YouTube six years ago, but just recently really ramped-up his activity. Now, he’s a YouTube Partner, and can make money from the traffic his…

How The Apple Store Celebrates An Employee’s Last Day

The scene was a simple visit to The Apple Store on Chestnut near Market in San Francisco, when the Apple staffers broke out in applause. It’s called “The Clapout” and…

Examiner.com Responds, Pays Moneys Owed To Zennie62

After some pressure, the Examiner.com did respond to my concern over having not been paid for blog work, and said it would send what was accrued. UPDATE: EXAMINER.COM RESPONDS, WILL…

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.…

Apple iPhone 5 Case AirXax Clear By The Joy Factory

If you have an Apple iPhone 5, read this: The Joy Factory, a leading producer of Apple iPhone cases, has a new one for you. It’s an extended offering of…

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…

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…

Play 2012 Digital Media Conference Today

The >play 2012 Digital Media Conference is today at the UC Berkeley Haas Business School, and it promises to be an excellent presentation. The event is entirely student-run, and concerns…

Reddit Founder Steve Huffman At Web 2.0 Party, 2007 (Video)

It was 2007 and I was invited to a party for Reddit, thanks to Cathy Brooks, currently of Other Than That Studios, and then working with Loc Lemur on the…

The Growth Of Social Media

The Growth of Social Media is considered one of the most amazing developments of the 21st Century, if not the most incredible one. Consider that in 2004, just eight years…

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…

“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,…

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…

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…

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…

New Blackberry L-Series iPhone Clone Leaked

The new Blackberry L-Series SmartPhone was leaked via a demonstration at BB10 demo. According to WIRED, the person in the video was making the intro of the new product in…

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…

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…

Demarcus Ware Twitter Trend For 12 Hours

Demarcus Ware, the Dallas Cowboys Defensive End, hubby, and daddy, is certainly known to NFL Football fans and certainly Cowboys faithful, but now he’s known to social media enthusiasts. Ware…

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…