Category: Entertainment
Bringing Back “Video Night” to Brooklyn
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Video Free Brooklyn - The Return! DVD rental store shows appeal of physical media

Since being bought by New York film critic Aaron Hillis and his wife, Jennifer Loeber, Video Free Brooklyn, a small DVD rental store in Brooklyn’s Cobble Read More »

Journalists Be Warned: Robots are Coming For Your Job
Robot Journalist-Featured
Narrative Science, an automated algorithm that curates data and writes an article, is another step in normalizing robots

In Futurama, a cartoon set 1000 years in the future, robots are common sights, performing a multitude of tasks, while also providing a lot Read More »

Five Rules for Companies Navigating the Pinsanity
Pinterest
Understanding and appreciating your audience is key to encouraging fans to share your content

Since Google Double Click’s announcement that Pinterest was the fastest website in history to reach the 10 million viewers a month threshold, businesses have Read More »

Cutting the Cable: No Going Back
Cutting the Cable Part 3
Substantial savings and access to great content: the streaming experiment is a success

While our digital streaming experiment has gone well over the past month (see Part 1 and Part 2), we’ve held off cutting the cable—or, Read More »

Nostalgia: Turning from the Present to Look to the Past
The Artist
Old concepts masked as new ideas are becoming more and more common, showing the general fear and unrest of contemporary life

If there was one theme during the Oscars this past weekend, it was “What’s old is new again.” (And we’re not just referring to Read More »

Crowdfunding: Not Just for New Entrants
Double Fine Kickstarter
Double Fine Adventure's Kickstarter success shows the power of crowd-sourcing, & shift away from traditional business models

The average project on Kickstarter—a crowdsourcing site where donors can support new business or arts projects—usually sets out to raise less than $10,000. But Read More »

Cutting the Cable: Active Versus Passive Viewing
Cutting the Cable Static
The second part in our series on switching to streaming

Last week, my roommate and I made decision to cut our cable and rely on our newly purchased Roku for streamed content. Unfortunately, a Read More »

Appealing to Millennials and Their Kids
Millennials and Children Coffee Shop
Generation Y is starting new families imbued with their own style and values

The Occupy Wall Street movement that began last year often touted its diversity, from disillusioned 20 year olds up to retired seniors. But there Read More »

Cutting the Cable: Experimenting with Switching to Streaming
Cable Cutting CScout
A personal account of the decision-making process

It’s no secret that American consumers have been dropping their cable subscriptions—pay TV providers suffered their worst decline ever in Q2 2011—in favor of Read More »

American Manufacturing Dominates the Super Bowl Airwaves
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With several Super Bowl commercials heavily featuring images and dialogue based on manufacturing, the American cultural moment is more caught-up in nationalism and job-creation than ever before.

The 2011 Super Bowl was the most-watched program in American television history, and 2012′s is primed to break the record with legal streaming to Read More »