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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 CG and on-air graphics. Here are the other details as I know them to date: BLUEFISH444 – PC & Mac SD/HD/2K/Stereoscopic...

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. Summly is the now closed down IPhone app that provides a summary of online news for you. It’s very much like the app I found when I went to get Summly on my iPhone: clipped. Clipped.me provides the same summaries, but there’s no information on it (We’ll deal with that, later). To understand the collective anger...

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 2013 Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Award for Excellence in Classroom Products. Learning Magazine recognized the Kidz Gear KidzControl™ Volume Limited Headphones...

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 Zennie62Media coverage sponsor. Called #CMchat TWANGOUT, the show features Country Music performers Phoenix Stone, Larry Bagby, Dylan Taylor, and Gwen Sebastian, all live streaming from the legendary PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the equally...

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 SocialBlade.com, which tracks stats for YouTube channels like Zennie62 produced another set of stats for the “Bottom 500″ showing an alarming drop in YouTube video views for Universal Music Group and for Sony BMG at...

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 does have some challenges. First, what this blogger likes about the app is its simplicity of use. Second, it’s available only on the iPhone and was obviously designed to fit well within the iPhone’s “ease of use” design ethic – it looks like it could have been developed by Apple. Third, it does work, but here’s...

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 connect with its vast universe of stars. Indeed, Tout’s growth of up to 150 million Tout updates and at a rate of 20 percent to 30 percent per month has caught the attention of CNBC, who asked Michael...

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 top of it as before, has been so panned that YouTube took to Reddit to explain the alterations. Not sure that was a good idea. As this is written, YouTube reps are being hammered by the notoriously trolling and...

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 safe from loss and damage, backing up and protecting your investment in music, video, books, photos, contacts and more. TouchCopy transfers data from your iOS...

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 note, Zennie62 blog has been credentialed to cover the 2013 International CES from January 8th to the 12th. GoSmart, Inc. www.justgosmart.com announced today the “GoSmart Freedom Stylus” (without magnets), the world’s smoothest, most precise stylus for iPads, touchscreen tablets, smart phones and other devices. The GoSmart Freedom Stylus (without magnets) is based on the...

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 annually to obtain. According to the complaint filed by PB, which is the basis for its successful restraining order granted Wednesday and preventing Twitter from kicking it out of access...

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 Summer Olympics. The stars were Michael Phelps, Usan Bolt, and Gabrielle Douglas, and in order of the “most talked about” athletes. (You mean Hope Solo wasn’t in the top three?) Meanwhile, the most talked...

Mobile iphone app developers are acknowledged to earn money making use of their skills so we can name three ways they might do so. Here, we’re going to go through the 3 methods which they used in to make money from their expertise. If you are attracted to finding out how to develop mobile programs, this specific conversation might be of a number of awareness for you. You may well be extremely interested to discover how along with means in which you are able to flip this kind of interest into a income source to suit your needs. We’re...

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 to All Things D, in July of 2011. In total, Maker Studios, the producers of the Epic Rap Battles In History YouTube video series, has gathered $44 million in total funding. Here’s...

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 estimate based on experience as a YouTube Partner, PSY’s earned almost $2 million in Google AdSense revenue since it was first posted on July 15th. That estimate is based...

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 – 15 times the money the industry made just three years before in 1982. Nintendo “made video games cool again.” Nintendo launched characters like The Mario...

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 videos generate. Welcome to the club! Dwayne and I just ran into each other Thursday at San Francisco’s Westfield Village Shopping Center. He spotted me and said “hello,” so I returned the greeting with a vlog-on-the-spot! YouTube! A fun place to be! Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/haloedg Oh, here’s a sample video from...

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 is done whenever an employee is leaving. I didn’t get to talk to the employee because, well, she left. I did manage to catch the event as it unfolded, but it caught me by surprise. ...

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 PAY ZENNIE62 They said that they did not have the right email adress for me, even as I did install the correct one some time ago. But what’s more interesting is that I’d earned a lot more than $93 – $350 and from activity over the last three years. In the score of things, it’s not a lot, but then I have not contributed to Examiner.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 because of its’ access to Google News, and my knowledge of how to design a blog post that reaches high rank in that system. Google News should have...

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 its Airmax™ family of protective cases for the Apple® iPhone®5. The original military-inspired Airmax line has now been expanded to include the Airmax Clear. For maximum protection and a secure grip, the protective case features the patent-pending Diamond Air Cushion™, a raised textured design with multiple shock-absorbent layers. The Airmax boasts the slimmer profile and...

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 is spent on social media. It claims that people spend two-and-a-half times more time on Facebook than exercising. And that 12 billion collective hours are spent online browsing social networks each day. But...

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 this program’s going to be expanded dramatically over the next year. Maybe for Zennie62? Stay tuned. ...

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 the latest developments in digital media and social media (really, the same) with respect to mobile devices and video. And on the note of video, the second keynote speech will be given by Shiva Rajaraman, Director Product Management at Google and for YouTube. Being a YouTube Partner, you can bet I’m quite interested in what he has to say. ...

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 Le Web series in Paris. But this was in San Francisco, and a party held at Galaxy bar during the then-hot annual Web 2.0 Summit, and to celebrate Reddit’s relocation to SF from New York City. Here’s the video: Reddit Founder Steve Huffman described Reddit simply: “Reddit. Well, if you don’t know, it’s a top 40 site. It’s like a top 40 list of...

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 ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blip.tv, or any of the social media platforms we use today, and blogs were just becoming known – Michael Arrington would not establish TechCrunch until the next year, 2005. Since then, Social Media has given us a giant social mirror that, for the first time, allows us to evaluate events in our society and via exchange...

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 ideology in some way. That explains why this blogger gets the occasional testy Twitter tweet from some couch potato conservative (defined as a person who has no concrete reason for being conservative other than what they hear...

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: It has been seen over 100,000 times as of this writing. “BMVEntertainment” was not the person on the bus, and parts of the video have been...

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 (@MileyCyrus) October 15, 2012 and joined Pheed. What’s Pheed? Pheed is best described as a social network with a central timeline – which reads like any other...

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 does the following, or can do: - Write point-of-sale and back-end accounting applications for financial services company using Perl and MS-SQL – Experience...

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 San Francisco,” and includes members representing over 100 tech companies in San Francisco, and is primarily represented by Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter; Founder of Square,Biz Stone, Co-founder of...

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 Mexico while cameras by Hola Telcel were running. What’s interesting about the L-Series is that it looks nothing like any other Blackberry this blogger has ever seen, and it looks very much like the Apple iPhone. In fact, it looks enough like the Apple iPhone for it to be called an iPhone-clone in this space. In fact, that observation should give Apple pause...

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 video offerings to meet market demand. You have to have the data to define what your market is before you can serve it. Then, starting in 2009 and after a hue and cry by YT Partners,...

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, if you’re interested in learning about the history of blogs and blogging, check out Scott Rosenberg’s classic book called Say Everything. Here’s my video interview with Scott:) Indeed, this is a...

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 has held the third position on Twitter Top Trends for 12 hours now, and counting. Why? This perfectly worded and hashtagged Twitter Tweet: Success is sweet but it issweeter if it’s delayed and you’ve gone through struggles and defeatsto get it…….. #REFOCUSING #COWBOYNATION — D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) October 3, 2012 It...