Monthly Archives: October 2011
Hollywood on the Web Oct 7, 2011
Beet.TV posted this fascinating two–part panel discussion on the growing market for Web television. Worth a look.
"People in product marketing in those days…would go out…asking people, 'What did they want?' Steve didn’t believe in that. He said, 'How can I possibly ask somebody what a graphics-based computer ought to be when they have no idea what a graphic based computer is? No one has ever seen one before.' He believed that showing someone a calculator, for example, would not give them any indication as to where the computer was going to go because it was just too big a leap." Oct 6, 2011
—John Sculley on Steve Jobs’ design philosophy This comes from probably my favorite piece on Steve Jobs, which was an interview with John Sculley published by Cult of Mac. I love it because it cuts right to the heart of … Continue reading
Yet Another ABC/Yahoo! Thought Oct 4, 2011
"Presumably…the US government, and perhaps the Committee on Foreign Investment in United States (CIFUS), is worried about Beijing, its treatment of personal data, its censorship and its hacking." Oct 4, 2011
—Maureen O’Gara, on barriers to a potential buyout of Yahoo! by Chinese firm Alibaba It’ll be interesting to see if this has implications for Yahoo!’s new partnership with ABC News. Indications are that (a) nothing’s been decided yet on the … Continue reading
Thoughts on ABC News/Yahoo! Oct 4, 2011
An earlier version of this entry is cross-posted at Nieman Lab. So far most of the reporting on the ABC News/Yahoo! partnership hasn’t gone very far beyond the press release. But it’s a hugely ambitious move on the part of … Continue reading
ABC News Partners With Yahoo! Oct 3, 2011
This is obviously huge news for someone like me who studies the digital end of network news. I’m still processing it all. I’ll put up a post here before long with some more in-depth thoughts.
Netflix and Arrested Development Oct 3, 2011
NewTeeVee is reporting that Netflix is in the bidding war for the Arrested Development comeback. After the Kevin Spacey series, House of Cards, this would be their second foray into original premium content. It’s fascinating—and a bit terrifying—to see Netflix moving … Continue reading
Google TV Goes "Everywhere" Oct 2, 2011
Google TV is the latest connected-TV device to be subsumed (at least partly) into TV Everywhere. At this rate, it looks like America may be paying for cable for the foreseeable future. Or everyone will just pirate TV content en … Continue reading