Anthropomedia

We all create for one another. And our creations assume a life of their own.

Musical Mood Ring

November 30th, 2009
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apple, music, pandora
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Pandora does a nice job of creating playlists of music based on the prescribed music genome project.  It furnishes you with music based on your taste.  Apple does something similar with the iTunes Genius playlist, extrapolating like songs in your library from any given song.  It’s simple enough stuff, once you have the metadata. I […]

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Apple iTV

February 16th, 2007
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apple, bittorrent, comcast, iTV, joost

I intended to only post a review today of an interesting Web program, “It’s Jerry Time.” But before I do, I feel the need to discuss an I, Cringely article. In keeping with the theme from my earlier post addressing Google’s seemingly contradictory stances on Web TV’s viability, I want to close out the week […]

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iPhone mania

January 18th, 2007
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apple, cingular, ebay, iphone, skype
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Apple shook up the mobile phone world with their iPhone announcement. How big is this product to Apple? They changed the name of the company from Apple Computer Inc. to Apple Inc. I think that says something. Of particular interest to this blog are the iPod and video capabilities of the device. I’ve trashed the […]

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Mildly interesting

January 17th, 2007
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apple, apple tv, media center, netflix
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Lots happening in the ole New Media world, most of which is mildly interesting. For example, Netflix have announced they’ll allow movie rentals over the Internet, straight to your PC. Good for them — they recognize they’re dead in the water if they don’t start to offer such a service. But only Windows? Only PC? […]

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2007

December 12th, 2006
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2007, apple, brightcove, google, iTV, prosumer, web 2.0
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If 2006 was all about Web 2.0 and the resurgence of the dot-com boom, 2007 should represent the payoff, with many of the 2006 start-ups going-to-market. Certainly, many of these products will focus on chasing online digital media revenue. So the question for the day is, who chases best? The deck chairs are being reshuffled […]

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Convergence and Apple

December 7th, 2006
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For years now, the term ‘convergence’ has been bandied about as the ‘next big thing.’ The paradise envisioned has all media in digital format, and distributed from a central location to multiple devices throughout the home. The Web on your TV. TV on your PC. Music everywhere. Your refrigerator ordering food on the Internet. Your […]

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iPod redux: content is crown prince

November 21st, 2006
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apple, harry, ipod, itunes, mobile, potter, video
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I suppose I said I’d talk more about video on the iPod and provide my thoughts on the matter. Of course, I wrote that yesterday, and by now the Video iPod is so passe. 🙂 To delve into the lack of uptake for video on the iPod I think you need to start with a […]

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iPod Vid

November 20th, 2006
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My wife bought me a video iPod this past summer for my birthday. I immediately felt it was way too cool for me; in fact, I felt like a blind man being given a Ferrari. Since then, I’ve gotten past my feelings of inadequacy, at least as far as the iPod is concerned. I’ve imported […]

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