In this episode John Federico (@gadgetboy), Steve Hatch (@shatch) and Craig Calder (@ccalder) dig into the effectiveness of Groupon, Living Social and their ilk. We also take a peek at Pandora’s business and discuss Apple’s Chief of Retail’s ship jumping.
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On Digital Media 125: LIVE from Blogworld in New York City #bweny
We’re joined by special guests Tom Webster from Edison Research (@webby2001) and our old friend Ken Gellman of StrongMail for this special live episode where we wrap-up the Digital Broadcasting Track at the inaugural Blogworld and New Media Expo New York conference.
On Digital Media 122: Murat Aktihanoglu, Managing Director, ER Accelerator
John Federico (@gadgetboy) interviews Murat Aktihanoglu (@muratny) about the newly announced ER Accelerator in New York City. ERA is a seed accelerator program for startups. Learn more about it at http://eranyc.com.
Past Events: Craig attended DigiDay Video and the Founders Series in NYC.
Upcoming Events: John will be at Vator Splash with Bubbalon on December 15th in NYC and is preparing to attend SXSW. Rob will attend SXSW and CES. Chia-Lin will attend CES. Steve will attend nothing, as usual. ;)
Plugs: Rob may bring back WebTalkRadio!
What’s next for Zune? What is now? Rob chats with us about devices, the software, the platform and the media.
Events: John will attend ad:tech on November 3rd and 4th. Craig recently attended the Fall 2010 Founder’s Speaker Session with the founder of Seamless Web. He also attended the recent Silicon Alley 100 Event and will speak at The New School on Thursday, October 28th.
The new MacBook Air
Twitter now has 300 employees and a $1.6 Billion street price, according to some insiders
Digg lays off 34% of staff, including a bunch of crack engineers
The mySpace redesign actually looks pretty good
Google to buy and entire New York City block
FeedBurner has finally been refreshed, getting real-time updates and improved stats visualization
Nookcolor eReader with Newspapers and Magazines. Meh.
Walgreen’s now selling a $100 Android tablet
PlayOn now available on Roku
Craig wants to know what to buy: Roku, Boxee or Apple TV?
Events: John attended Greg Verdino’s (@gregverdino) microMarketing event. Craig attended the Yield Executive Summit, OMMA Global and SMX. Coming up: John and Craig will be at ad:tech, Craig will attend OMMA Performance and Chia-Lin will be on a panel at Digital Hollywood on October 21st discussing Micro-Transactions and Advertising on mobile devices. She’ll also be attending “Under The Radar” on November 12th at the Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley. Steve will attend nothing, as usual. ;)
.ly top-level domains in jeopardy as Libyan government exerts control
Bit.ly close $10 million in series B round, still growing like crazy
Google TV availability announced
John got his Apple TV! We hash it out.
Five bars! We’re all on John’s 3G Microcell.
New Facebook Dashboard, Groups, “Download My Information”
The Facebook location patent. Did they miss Crowley/Rainert/Dodgeball patent?
Chia-Lin needs a replacement for her Motorola Droid. waiting for the Verizon iPhone announcement!
Events: John will attend the MobileEco Summit on September 20th in New York City - and you should too! Use the code ‘pluggedinventures’ when registering to receive 30% your entry. Learn more here. http://www.pluggedinnyc.com/
Craig will attend the Yield Executive Summit on September 29th in New York City.
Google Instant: How will effect SEO? How will affect AdWords?
Google Scribe can write your blog posts for you!
Gmail Priority Inbox helps you be productive - but what does it mean for email marketers?
Amazon acquires the rest of Amie Street
Boomerang plugin for Gmail
New Apple TV, AirPlay, Game Center, new iPods, iPad software update - read all about it at MagicalTablet.com
Will iPods ever see growth as in the past?
Sulzberger: “Some day, The New York Times will stop being printed on paper.”