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The minute they got rid of rotary phones everything went to hell. - Jay There it is. Jay's wisdom from the latest installment of Modern Family perfectly sums up the obvious social commentary and also inherent contradiction that comes out of Connection Lost (Season 6, Ep. 16). Everything has gone...

Roku's announcements from this year's CES are a big deal. Fast Company has a comprehensive review and analysis here, but I wanted to briefly summarize and make a few points about what this could mean for the future intersection of content and technology (our sweet...

We started a process 6 weeks ago with our kick-ass friends at Machine to explore the live music space, specifically to look for ways that mobile devices and apps could enhance it beyond products that are already in the market. Today we presented the outcome of that research and design, and...

I love finding irreverence in unexpected places. Today I was in a yellow cab and decided to take the survey. Not sure many other people have had that instinct, but I was delighted by the answers to the following question (especially option C): The other example that...

I had the pleasure of visiting my friends at Google today. We met so that I could demo the latest Android watches and discuss the future of these products and the potential applications of Android Wear and other wearable technologies. If you know me you're sick of...

Re-posted from Billboard, Feb. 25, 2014 Leslie Fram is CMT's SVP of music strategy and Matthew Siegel is Viacom Music Group's VP of music strategy. Here they write about what they say is a "missed opportunity" by the tech industry to actively create products geared around...

Re-posted from Mashable: This week, pages upon pages of commentary have been written about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, the astronomical valuation applied to the deal, and the competitive impetus for the transaction. But what’s most interesting is what it implies about Facebook’s perspective on content creation versus...

Re-posted from Forbes.com - Matthew Siegel On March 30, all Facebook Pages will be automatically switched over to the new timeline format. If you're a brand and you value your Facebook presence, you need to understand what this means. Timeline is an elegant and exciting new way...

If you care about the internet, entrepreneurship or technology, you should care about PIPA / SOPA. For the record, I am 100% in favor of protecting the rights of artists and copyright holders. Artistic creation takes incredible effort and intellectual property rights help insure that we...

Friend and Indaba Music co-founder Jesse Chan-Norris (jcn for those who know him in the virtual world, @jcn) would not allow the team at Indaba to refer to our website as a "community" for quite some time after launch. At least 2 years if memory...