HackPSU: behind the scenes at my first hackathon

If you would have asked me what hackathons were about before HackPSU — my first hackathon — I’d have answered with something like Geeks, Redbull and Coding. “The way I measure success at a hackathon is if you leave having learned something new and you had fun along the way,” said Linsday Lindstrom, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft…

I Want My Web TV

MTV was like an underground movement led by rebels & rock stars. The same thing is happening now with Web TV and streaming video; Though don’t expect to see a TV campaign pushing for it. At least not yet. More than two years ago I cut cable and moved into the web TV world. What…

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…

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…

Ustream, the free Internet television network

Netflix gets all the hype when it comes to cable-killing Internet video, but Internet superchannel Ustream might be a better model for the next online cable network. Founded in 2007, Ustream offers an array of shows, both live and recorded, as well as Internet channels from some of our favorite brands and celebrities. The company…