This article 1st appeared in my column on Technorati called Convergence In Entertainment. Author: Jerry Flattum Published: January 30, 2012 at 10:17 am First to market is a myth. Spotify’s new apps brings the previously UK/Europe only online radio platform to iOS, and that puts Pandora on alert (no, not the one in Avatar). I personally fell [...]
This article first appeared in my column, “Convergence In Entertainment” on Technorati. Author: Jerry Flattum Published: September 24, 2011 at 9:55 am The issue is not whether Netflix’s recent price hike debacle is killing the streaming giant, but whether or not customers should be allowed to share what they watch on Facebook. Netflix on Facebook. Like most cynics, I [...]
Soon to come is an article I wrote on Technorati covering 9/11′s impact on technology and entertainment. For now, Portraits of Ground Zero by photojournalist Andrea captures some of the stories that will never be told.
This article was first published on: http://technorati.com/entertainment/article/video-games-promoting-violence-against-real/ Author: Jerry Flattum Published: September 10, 2011 at 6:09 am Nothing like slaughtering an opponent through a video game…not an imaginary opponent, a real one. Tea Party Zombies takes the political kill game to a frightening new level–Does it cross the line? No doubt the game will spawn a slew of [...]
Nothing changes my mood faster than IntroducingtheNewGifs.com. My favorites are the animal gifs. Some of the people clips are disturbing and frankly should be banned. But, freedom of speech, right? You will see humans at their most stupid. Sure enough, there’s always a camera ready to capture the ridiculous things we do, from botched jumps across [...]
Cell phones are the new media players. However, watching TV shows and movies on the iPhone just doesn’t get it for me. I want a holographic screen that opens up the size of a movie theater. Although you can’t carry them in your pocket…yet…laptops and their derivatives are a step up in terms of screen-size, [...]
The greatest obstacle to streaming audio and video on the Internet is bandwidth. Servers need to push data streams faster and end-users need to pull faster. Cable, DSL and T1 connections have already upped the ante on cranky and slow telephone modems with wireless promising even greater high-speed access. Whether it’s backend servers or frontend [...]
New Media features entertainment created for the Internet. New Media is anything other than traditional media. Traditional Media is film (theaters), TV, Radio, Print (book, newspaper, magazine) and Multi-Media (a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity, i.e. computer with slide projector). Traditional media may not be new, but the underlying technologies [...]