Thanks to a recent move, I now have a legitimate HDTV setup that I have been taking full advantage of over the course of the Olympic Games :cheese: (Congrats Shawn Johnson!) As a Cisco employee, I have found the Olympics even more interesting because of the company’s involvement in enabling the delivery of the content. NBC is using a Cisco network to deliver Olympics footage to viewers using online, on-demand, and mobile services. Craig Lau, vice president for Information Technology for the NBC Olympics says,”NBC is aiming to provide the Olympic experience anywhere, anyplace, anytime, using any delivery platform.” We all have sports that watch more than others; the ability to search for a video based on an athlete’s name, hometown, or emotional content makes it much easier to find the video you are searching for. I’ve been using NBC’s 2008 Olympic Program page to find replays and coverage that I haven’t caught yet. Read More »
It’s only August ’08, but it’s already time to start planning for South by Southwest Interactive March ’09. For those of you who haven’t been — Austin is an amazing place where culture and technology meet beer and boots. Mike Kisch and I (Ken Wirt) will be talking about visual networking and the impact of networked digital video on consumers and how it will change the home. For a good time, some good ‘Q, and a horizon-expanding experience (especially if you also stay for the music festival), make your plans for Austin next March!
A work-life balance is something desired in any occupation. The increased use of visual networking in business and our personal lives has made a work-life balance achievable. I recently spoke with Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco and Sean Collins, President and Chief Forecaster of Surfline.com on the topic. Check out their opinions in the videos below. Read More »
Our final chat with Pete Cashmore from Mashable was on the topic of online video and social networking converging to form new visual networking experiences. As both video and social networking become more pervasive we are beginning to see intersections between the two. One of the best examples to date is YouTube. Another is telepresence which Cisco and other enterprises use to simulate in-person discussions but will eventually make its way into the consumer market.Later this week I will be posting a discussion I had with Morgan Webb from WebbAlert. Should be up in a few days.Click to learn more about Visual NetworkingCheck out Cisco’s new web series Digital Cribs
Today you can find pop sensations the Jonas Brothers using visual networking, with the help of MTV and”Diary” executive producer Marshall Eisen, to engage fans. The Jonas Brothers will begin streaming live video content of their whirlwind promotional tour for their newest album,”Just A Little Bit Longer” onto the internet in real time, while also bringing footage directly to the MTV channel. No matter the industry, be it music, sports or technology, video has become the most the most effective method to relay an experience and leave a lasting impression on the audience. When you add social networking and web 2.0 features, like blogs, to the video you get ‘visual networking.’ According to MTV, online visitors can get in on the action by posting comments on the interactive wall and throughout the day, the Jonas Brothers will answer questions from a few lucky posters and give feedback on their comments.I found the Jonas Brothers’ newest album ‘Just a Little Bit Longer’ preview on YouTube.com Read More »