Sony’s CRACKLE making noise with free Internet TV service

While Netflix was busy battling HBO over exclusive content and providing an increasingly valid reason to cut the cable-cord, Sony’s Crackle just kept building. Adding content, signing advertisers and launching on an array of devices including Xbox 360, Roku, Sony Blu-ray players, Sony Internet-connected TVs, Android, iPhone, iPad and more. Its time out of the…

5 tech predictions for 2012

Introducing FIVE TECH PREDICTION FOR 2012. 5. Content producers skipping the middle man Zimedium called it on May 8, 2011. In a post titled My predictions for Internet TV and the future of Cable. “I’d watch for more studios and content owners to explore options for skipping the middle man and becoming the means of distribution for their content.” (See story May…

The re-branding facelift, when logos go under the knife

Pepsi, tell me what you don’t like about yourself. For companies, re-branding with a new logo or fresh look provides a sort of facelift. (Really takes years off their life.) Some get over-the-top PR, other re-brands slide in under the radar. Zimedia has compiled a list of popular re-brands in the last four years, roughly…

Top 5 tools for Mobile Productivity

Mobile is looking like Web 3.0 with the emergence of mobile devices like the iPad, Kindle and Nook; the rise in smartphone usage; and the explosion of mobile apps. It’s not just for work. Mobile is taking over our lives. Work and play. We’ve compiled the Top Five tools for Mobile Productivity, from the workplace…

Life without cable, an Internet TV Guide

 INTERNET TV GUIDE [UPDATED OCT. 21, 2011] I have been without cable TV service since April of 2010. One of the so-called TV cord cutters. So for you, I’ll share my view (from the future perhaps). Here I’ve compiled a guide for those of us brave enough to live life without cable. In both written…