Those who follow me know that over the last year, there’s one technology that has been my obsession: Virtual Reality (VR), specifically the Oculus Rift. I was first introduced to the headset that eventually became Oculus by Emblematic Group’s Nonny de la Peña, and I have gone on to work as a consulting producer for […]
Progress turns everyone into a nostalgist sooner or later. You just have to wait for your own particular trigger to come along — the new thing that threatens the old thing you love. David Weinberger has a funny-sad article in The Atlantic today. Called “The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be),” it’s a tortured piece, mixing memory and desire, that calls to […]
This was the first time I had stepped foot in a refugee camp. I was in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, waiting for Sidra, a 12-year-old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Jordan, to lead me around the settlement. We met her family, walked to school, and visited the nearby bakery. We saw […]
by Frederic Filloux New mobile internet trends have caught my attention this week. Today, we look at their impact on the news business. (1) In developing countries, mobile growth keeps accelerating. In Nigeria (pop: 173 million, median age: 18), based on page views count, 76% of internet traffic now comes from mobile. Show More Summary
Day two at ad:tech San Francisco provided compelling technical insights and highlighted how great brands approach storytelling and content marketing. The post Highlights from Ad:Tech San Francisco 2015 Day 2: New Consumer Journeys, Marketing Automation and Master Storytellers appeared first on Flip the Media.
As many people know tonight was the final episode of the 33 year run of the David Letterman show. It was on NBC as Late Night with David Letterman from 1982 to 1993 and then on CBS as The Late Show with David Letterman until tonight. As I was watching clips of the opening monologue […]
A Swedish gaming nerd gets twice the viewership on YouTube as the top rated show broadcast television show in North America. Consumers don’t shop for plane tickets just by price, but by the level of agony they’re willing to endure for the amount they’re willing to pay. Show More Summary
by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden application sophistication. Show More Summary
We put Magic, the new text messaging concierge service, to the test with requests for everything from a car wash to the Star Wars Holiday Special. The post Here’s What a Bunch of Stuff Costs Using Magic, the New Text Message Concierge Service appeared first on Flip the Media.
by Jean-Louis Gassée With its new ordering system of one-push buttons spread around the home, Amazon wants to simplify lives, theirs more than ours as we’ll find out. In doing so, we’ll face – again – still unresolved issues for the Consumer version of the Internet of Things. Show More Summary
3.5 million views on Facebook. Over 2 million views on YouTube. Stories on Huffpost, Buzzfeed, and Seattle media galore. And, as of yesterday, even Nicki Minaj took note of the video on Seattele’s own Rainworks, showcasing their “rain activated art,” that became a big viral hit. Show More Summary
Featured image above by Ars Technica (CC by NC-ND-2.0) What do ancient Mayan gum, menstruation simulators, and glasses that let you write with your eyes have in common? They were all featured by Italian author, editor and curator extraordinaire...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: This post is the last in a series of ongoing articles that cover a five-part lecture series presented by David Domke, professor and chair for the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. The seriesShow More Summary
It was a night to celebrate, entertain and be entertained. The centerpiece of the evening? Thirteen short videos featuring stunning images and stories. The post Videos: Talent on Display at Communication Leadership Movie Night appeared first on Flip the Media.
Above: iPad Mockup by Regy Perlera; Facebook Thumbs Down via Giorgi Balakhadzi (CC BY-SA 3.0) Social media professionals may notice something different with their brands’ profiles on Facebook in 2015: they can’t reach their followers. Show More Summary
When was the last time you paid attention to a pre-flight safety demonstration? For all those who can’t remember either, Air New Zealand is betting their new instructional video is one you’ll watch without batting an eye, and, most importantly, actually remember. Show More Summary
The news media sector has become heavily dependent on traffic from Facebook and Google. A reliance now dangerously close to addiction. Maybe it’s time to refocus on direct access. Digital publishers pride themselves on their ability...Show More Summary
On Monday Google posted a series of six videos aimed at helping SMBs get online and improve their digital marketing capabilities. Together they represent about 30 minutes of viewing time. Narrated by Google’s Maile Ohye. They’re mostly basic...Show More Summary
If there’s anything the internet likes more than a shiny new product release from a darling tech company, it’s a shiny new product release from a darling tech company with one small flaw to provide social media snark fodder for days....Show More Summary
The Apple Watch isn’t just another iDevice, a “wearables” accessory to the Apple ecosystem. It’s a bold attempt to create a new kind of wrist-worn personal computer that looks like a smartwatch. In previous Monday Notes dealing with...Show More Summary