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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apple All Over Twitter

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/doubletwist_..._twitter_itunes

"Twitter is big, really big, and while those short info-nuggets lack substance as a reflection of the subconscious murmurings (and marketing messages) of the internet population, it's hard to beat."

If you are on Twitter and want to follow Apple, they have several options:

Some get no activity and appear to just be holding the name such as iTunesTV with zero tweets, and then you have the iTunes Trailers that has sent over 450 tweets. So follow as you see fit, or not.


Monday, March 30, 2009

ABC Coming to Hulu?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/139...l?lsrc=rss_news

"We're big fans of video-streaming site Hulu-heck, we gave it an Eddy Award last year-but if there's one area in which the service sometimes falls short, it's the selection. Sure, there's plenty of content from NBC, FOX, and all their adorable little netlets, but that's because each of those companies owns a substantial stake of Hulu."

Back in February of this year, Hulu pulled all CBS content after CBS launched TV.com, and now ABC is in talks to bring their content to Hulu, in exchange for an ownership position. I'm all for getting as much content as possible on the net to make it easier to access. I've about had it with Dish and Directv for various reasons but I'm limited in what I can get where I live so I'm stuck with one of them (currently Dish, although their lack of ABC programming because they can't reach an "equitable solution" with Fisher Broadcasting is causing me to consider going back to Directv).

Tags: tv, disney, abc, hulu

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hulu on Boxee? Not after February 20th!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/02/18/boxe...to-remove-hulu/

"As a boxee user/proselytizer, I am gutted over the latest news: Hulu will be removed from boxee as of Friday (February 20, 2009). Hulu gives some insight into its request for removal from boxee in its blog post and at least Hulu seems to understand that this decision will be extremely unpopular for users. And I think that's an understatement."

"Content Providers" are the underlying reason for this, as well as the removal of Hulu from TV.com, the CBS portal that started in January. I would have thought they would have been overjoyed with the exposure, but it comes down to the almighty dollar, or lack thereof. Providers don't make anything from the Boxee web ads, they get their revenue from the cable companies subscriber fees and network ads. This seems short sighted to me, as I seriously doubt that someone watching Hulu on Boxee is going to suddenly go out and become a cable subscriber. I'm pretty sure they will find another way to access it, like via Front Row.

Tags: tv, hulu, boxee

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Boinx Software Unveils BoinxTV

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

http://boinx.com/boinxtv/overview/

"BoinxTV is the pioneering live-production software for video podcasters that turns any recent Mac into a TV studio ‘for the rest of us’. Record high quality video podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more using just your Mac and up to three cameras. With its innovative user interface, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ recordings, setting a new quality level in the production of video podcasts."

As someone who produces a lot of media (particularly video), this kind of app is a Godsend. If you watch the screencast you can see that it was developed (as are all the Boinx apps I've ever used) for normal people to get the most out of. What caught my attention the most was how easy it was to add lower thirds, split screens, and even chromakey (something that most good desktop software makes into a real chore). I'm not sure if I'd trade Final Cut Express for this, but it does cater to a different market, namely folks who want to record, produce, upload, and distribute very quickly. Even the pricing is clever: $199 for a sponsored version with a 5-second BoinxTV credit in each video, or $499 for the full version with no sponsorship.

What's the verdict, loyal readers? Interested? I know I am...


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