Archive for July, 2006

The iMac of TV Entertainment

OK, well I know the headline is a bit misleading, but it’s the only thing I could think of when reviewing the new LT-2007 from OPPO Digital. It’s a gorgeous EDTV/DVD combo that features a 20-inch LCD screen with a built-in slot-loading DVD player.

It fuses style, modern design, and innovation. Encased in a slim, gorgeous, translucent case, this all-in-one work of art is perfect for bedrooms, dormitories, or even outdoor patios for a cozy movie night under the stars.

More Evidence the Web is the New Casting Couch – Thanks to YouTube

As the world turns, these are the days of pilots that don’t get picked up until they make the rounds on YouTube and convince studio executives to give it another shot, using the web as a tool to create buzz prior to the debut of the next six episodes.

Deep breath…exhale.

Nobody’s Watching is a pilot created for WB about two young sitcom fans who end up in a reality show that covers their day-to-day progress on creating their own sitcom.

Intel Introduces New Core 2 Duo Processors

Today I had the opportunity to attend Intel’s launch for its new Core 2 Duo processors. It had the “humbled,” yet significant importance, in my opinion, as the launch of the orginal Pentium chip, while still tapping into the power of next gen media.

It was fun, exciting, beautifully decorated, and more importantly, PACKED with everyone that matters in tech influence.

The event celebrated the launch of the company’s new processor that runs faster, but uses a lot less power.

I’ve Joined Forward Moving – My First Article Posted Today

After seeing the new Adam Sandler movie, “Click,” I’ve found a way to stop time to do more things!

Among the million things I’m working on, I’ve joined Forward (Forward Thinking, Forward Moving) as Contributing Investor. This is an important project for me because in the early days of my career, I didn’t really have anyone to look up to for guidance. So, I’ve decided to share my experiences, successes and failures to help those around me grow. Each week I will contribute commentary, advice, and support to help up-and-coming PR professionals succeed in their careers.

Amanda Congdon Stars in "Where are They Now"

Just when the blogosphere was starting to question her future, Amanda Congdon reminds us that she’s still around (and talented) with an amusing, but sad reminder of her current reality.

With a clever twist however, we zoom in on Amanda wearing a business suit, eating breakfast in front of an audience comprised of stuffed dolls at her parent’s home.

Congdon picks up a familiar stack of papers and begins to read the news to her captive viewers.

Don’t Slash Your PR Budget, Game Winners Don’t Sit on the Marketing Sidelines

With an image like this, I guess it’s fair to summarize the following article in this way, “benchwarmers can not drive successful brands and businesses. And businesses who choose to sit on the sidelines can never win a game.”

Stirr Mixer 1.4 Wrap-up – An event worthy of your time

Last week’s Stirr event was definitely an indication that Silicon Valley is ready to socialize and network again. Yes, I know…before you start attributing everything to the hype of Web 2.0 and offer your premonitions of dotbomb 2.0, please read between the lines of the following wrap-up.

The truth is that a group of energetic and optimistic folks decided to help reconnect Silicon Valley and generate the impression that we are all ambassadors for the next chapter in technology innovation:

Breathing New Life into Dying Web 2.0 Start-ups

On Sunday, Dead 2.0 ran an amusing, yet poignant article that should slap Web 2.0 CEOs and marketers with a dose of reality.

What started as methodologies and technologies to enhance the dynamic between site, applications and their users has blown up into what many are calling Dotbomb 2.0.

The evolution of Web 2.0 is out of control now that the marketers have gotten a hold of it. Today’s self appointed Web 2.0 leaders are really nothing at all close to the original philosophies and beliefs of how to make a better, evolving, more interactive web experience.

Zero to 60 in 2.5 Seconds

Recently, the fastest, most expensive production car on the market was unveiled in Los Angeles — the 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4. At $1.3 million, it will be available to only the elite (many of whom probably reside in Silicon Valley). Don’t be surprised if you see this bad boy on Sand Hill Rd. or Santana Row.

Rocketboom Gets a Prescription for Fun – Thanks Dr. Tiki

In one of the best Mashups in vlog history, Rocketboom 2.0 met Tiki Bar TV celebrating its first “Casual Friday” with new host Joanne Colan.

Colan introduced the episode acknowledging that usually RocketBoom would not run its normal Casual Friday episode, because she was “dying” to jump into the news.

While reading the day’s top story about some ArchBishop (wasn’t really paying attention), Dr. Tiki from TikiBarTV, leans into view, stares into the camera, and states, “It’s Friday. And yes, it’s supposed to be a casual day.”

ABOUT ME

Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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