Lost Remote acquired by WebMediaBrands

Lost Remote, a great blog covering social TV, has been acquired by WebMediaBrands, the parent company of Mediabistro. The site will be incorporated into the overall business and continue to cover Social TV. A big congrats to the team and founder, Cory Bergman. Cory and I started our blogs around the same time, about 12 years ago, as two […]

Social TV Summit: Watch Live

The future of social TV is being discussed among executives from networks, major social media companies and start-ups at the Social Media Summit in New York. You can watch the live stream of the summit here all day today. POST-SUMMIT UPDATE: You can watch the archived live stream at the same link   

Great features in CNBC’s new video player

CNBC.com has launched a new video player that has number of great features, including full transcripts that let you jump to and share exactly the part of the clip you are interested in.

60% of Americans Use TV and Internet Together

Nielsen reports that in the last quarter of 2009, simultaneous use of the Internet while watching TV reached three and a half hours a month, up 35% from the previous quarter. Nearly 60% of TV viewers now use the Internet once a month while also watching TV.

USA Today to stream live show using Mogulus

Mike Snider, Entertainment reporter from USA TODAY ’s gaming blog Game Hunters, will host a live show today live from the Game Deveopers Conference showfloor in San Francisco today, starting at 4:45 pm PT on the Mogulus Pro channel usatoday_gdc. The broadcast will cover the latest and hottest news in the world of computer gaming […]

State of the News Media report 2009

The annual State of the News Media report found that most media continued to see audiences shrink and only two platforms clearly grew: the Internet, where “the gains seemed more structural,” and cable, where they were “more event-specific.” For all other forms of media, the outlook is bleak.

The happiness secret for old-media types

Does anyone still believe that the forms of movies, television, magazines and newspapers might exist independently of their rapidly changing modes of distribution? The thought has become unsustainable, Virginia Heffernman says.

Innovation: Twitter and Current TV founders discuss the future of news at the Web 2.0 Summit

Here is video and summary from Chris O’Brien of “The Media Business: New Approaches.” panel at the Web 2.o summit, which was moderated by Ken Auletta of the New Yorker and included Evan Williams of Twitter and Joel Hyatt of Current TV. 

Internet freedom in Egypt

Here is a short video that explains how blogs are being used in Egypt  to expose human rights abuses, how Facebook and Twitter have been used  to organize demos and strikes.

nytimes.com launches video in HD

NYTimes.com has relaunched video on its site in high-definition, wide-screen format and single pages for each video, optimized for SEO.