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Digital Cribs Across the Decades

If you’ve seen the urber sophisticated and some might even say sexy Digital Cribs; it is obvious that the digital cribs we see today could not have been possible if it were not for the evolution of technology. This journey has been eloquently demonstrated in an artistic montage across the decades in the video below. Please sit back, relax and enjoy. :cheese: Read More »

Talking Visual Networking w/ WebbAlerts Morgan Webb

I had a chance to sit down via Telepresence with Morgan Webb from WebbAlert to discuss common consumer technology pet peeves. Morgan was in our LA office and I was in San Jose. This was part of a program that Cisco worked on with Federated Media. To see other common pet peeves go to cisco.federatedmedia.netClick to see the latest Digital Cribs episodes.Click to learn more about Visual Networking.

Visual Networking at Outside Lands

I don’t need to be the person to tell you that the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, held in Golden Gate Park last weekend, was a huge success :-) I can tell you that visual networking was an integral element in bringing music fans a dynamic festival experience. Last week I wrote about Crowdfire.net as an example. When you attend a festival with 130,000 other people in attendance, it becomes clear how visual networking is the best way to digitally share an experience because you are able to see and hear the instances you may have missed or you can share your own.While at Outside Lands, I was able to catch with Chad Issaq, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Superfly Productions. Check out this clip of Chad talking about the impact visual networking can have on the festival experience.

Outside Lands Elevates the Festival Experience Through Visual Networking

For those of you who don’t know about the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, it is a huge festival taking place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco this weekend. It hosts over 60 bands including Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Jack Johnson. More info here. Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival partnered with Federated Media to create Crowdfire, an ongoing social network that uses visual networking to celebrate music and Outside Lands. On Crowdfire.net, you can upload and share music, video and images taken from your camera at the festival to create your own mashup and remixes. You can see a Crowdfire’s remix on their homepage. image image Read More »

Video On-Demand: The DOS of TV?

You can’t argue with more choice of HD channels and higher data speeds. The selection and convenience of On-Demand is great too, but as Borat would say about the interface-.”not so much.” What is with the character limits on the movie/program titles? They can ship me a multi-gigabyte HD movie, but the title is something like”Harold/K 2 (Un)”? What is this — “Harold and Maude” or “Harold and Kumar” or Harold Kills Maude” or … Or when I finish watching one episode of 13 in a Showtime series (that I devour like a starving man snacking on hors d’oevers) -I can’t just go to the next episode, I have to”exit, re-enter On-Demand, rechoose premium channels, select Showtime, select series, and then page down to the series again.” Reminds me of going back to a command line interface like DOS once you’re used to using a graphic interface like Windows or the Mac. But is a cryptic antique looking interface and numerous button presses the price we have to pay to access what we want when we want it? I hope not.