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  • The Democratization Of Content - A Snapshot Of Snapshot
    Snapshot Publisher was developed initially to create a streamlined means of curating and publishing content to social-media channels of businesses and digital agencies (and their clients). Over the course ...
  • Amazon's Mayday: OnStar For Your Kindle?
    Amazon recently announced a new family of Kindle devices, and with them, a potentially game changing enhancement called the "Mayday" button. Similar to the OnStar services offered by GM ov ...
  • Can Apple Guarantee Your Fingerprint Data Remains Secure?
    There's just something... unsettling about the parade of news that's come out over the last five days. On September 7, the New Yorker online reveals that the NSA and Briti ...
  • T-Minus 1 Million, And Counting
    It's 6:13 AM EDT.One million seconds from the moment this column posted, the face of TV game shows - and possibly television as we know it -- could change foreve ...
  • 'A' Is For 'Television'
    If Apple's impact on the mobile phone industry is duplicated - even partially - when Apple enters the world of television displays, then cable and broadcast networks, as well ...
  • Give Me Control Of Your Currency, And I Care Not Who Makes The Laws
    Nielsen is acquiring Arbitron. It's also partnering with Twitter. Welcome to the Nielsen World Order. ...
  • 'Checking In' On TV
    On June 24, location-based social network Foursquare trumpeted an infusion of $50 million in VC capital -- a piece of news that deservedly received the attention of hundreds of ne ...
  • I'll Take a Sony on the Rocks... With a Nokia and RIM Chaser
    On the heels of Apple's ascendency to the market cap throne, and Google's brazen proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobile, one must ask: "Where is Microsoft?" ...
  • Beware The Ideas Of March
    At last June's D8 Conference, Steve Jobs made some astute remarks about the TV industry's seemingly insurmountable roadblocks to innovation. Critics and fans alike posited that Jobs was posing ...
  • Put Down The Remote, And Step Away From The Couch
    The virtual pages of the TV Board blog are used, from time to time, to define some of the phrases and terms unique or germane to the TV industry. Rarel ...
  • Beck Backers Beckoned Back
    Mainstream media has been all atwitter over the recently reported ratings decline of Glenn Beck's popular TV news program. Year on year results appear to indicate that approximately 75 Niels ...
  • Censure The Censors
    Last Wednesday's intentionally provocative John Hancock post, concerning Al-Jazeera's efforts to penetrate MSO's with their English-speaking spin-off, generated a record number of responses. The column's unofficial "sentiment tally" would ha ...
  • I'll Take 'Game Show Guillotines' For $600, Alex
    This evening, the world learns the answer to the burning question on everybody's mind: "Are the TV game shows of the future safe for humanity?" Personally, I believe all ga ...
  • Wednesday Morning Quarterback -- On Culture, Kids, And Cola
    Somewhere along the way, the media masters that have kept the football portion of the Super Bowl content fairly safe and "super" have unfortunately learned to slowly look the oth ...
  • Who Wants To Play?
    There's something about the Super Bowl that brings out the underdog in all of us. It even makes some of us want to make a bold, disruptive proclamation -- a ...
  • Thanks, Steve
    small group of disruptive technologists and I spent the day yesterday in Ft. Myers, Fla. where we had the chance to dine at the Edison House. Pictures of Thomas Edis ...
  • The MRC Pulls Nielsen Accreditation -- Now What?
    As we are seeing in the more important currency market -- the one our whole global economy relies upon -- accreditation does not a valid or legitimate currency make.MRC's decisi ...
  • Ansin, Party Of 2: Your Table's Ready
    I just received word that Sunbeam Television Corp., owner of WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami, filed a complaint against Nielsen Media Research, Inc. in Florida federal court in Florid ...
  • The President And The Press
    My post last Thursday seems to have stirred a bit of controversy, but it also helped to galvanize a common belief: We as a nation require a more vigilant a ...
  • When News Is News
    John F. Kennedy once observed that "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought." In its most lethal form, comfortable opinion often comes packaged ...
  • Jim Halpert, Whistleblower?
    I recently watched an episode of "The Office" on Hulu, and also found that I could purchase the same episode on Amazon.com. Both services were quick, and painless. I wondere ...
  • This Is Your Captain Speaking
    Step outside of our industry for a moment, stick your head outside of a window, and feel that cool, unrelenting breeze blowing in your face. You're not alone. Recognize i ...
  • Industry Autopsy Or Consumer Biopsy: Tracking The Newspaper Killer
    Dave Morgan's Jan. 8th Online Spin post, "My Last Column On The Newspaper Industry," delivered an insightful postmortem on our brethren media industry's supposed demise. But I don't entirely agr ...
  • Peace over Propaganda - 50 Years Later
    The folks at DirecTV, Dish Network, and Sirius and XM owe a debt of gratitude this morning, to a secret satellite project that celebrates its 50th Anniversary today. ...
  • The Forest From The TVs
    Question: If a TV were to be plugged into an outlet, next to the proverbial tree falling in the forest -- you know the one; the one that nobody hea ...
  • Found: The Missing 50 Million Viewers
    NOTE: If you're able to get through this post, I'd like to ask you to visit a website that every American with a passion for numbers (and life), needs ...
  • Red Vs. Blue, Circa 1972
    I'm just barely old enough to remember what was, at the time, the most heated election in history. The year was 1972. At stake--tens of millions of dollars, and certa ...
  • Reading The TV Leaves
    ABC would have us believe a Geena Davis feminist would be our modern-day president. Fox's 24 had us imagining Dennis Haysbert epitomized the first African-American president. By reading the ...
  • Let The Games Begin
    For the next 12 days or so, we'll be dining at an Olympic smorgasbord; a veritable all-you-care-to-eat timesuck of epic proportions. NBC promises us virtually constant access to the Olympi ...
  • Televisual, It Is!
    Over the last year I've noticed the frequent use of the word "televisual" by fellow TV Boarder Mitch Oscar. Something about the way the word was being used gave ...