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Discovery and Learning in Silicon Valley

“Learning is the process of discovering and exploring,” says former student and ClassConnect founder, Eric Simons.  Simons talks about the importance of putting rich (e.g. video, audio, interactivity) content into the hands of students to engage them in the learning process.  His company, ClassConnect, has content curation and creation tools that fit into a teacher’s […]

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Whoa, Whoa, It’s Magic to Me

The line between thoughts and reality becomes quite blurry with the passage of time.  I can recall the moment some six years ago, late at night, while working on the Viodi View in a hotel lobby, when I heard an old song and thought how useful it would be to have the meta-data associated with […]

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Verizon/Redbox – More than Meets the Eyeball

Verizon’s announcement of its partnership with RedBox isn’t much of a surprise given last year’s formation of their Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) unit.  At the Media Innovation Summit, Louisa Shipnuck explained VDMS and how it is an end-to-end content workflow and delivery solution; or as some would say content from camera to eyeball.  Shipnuck is clear […]

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Youth – And the World Turns

“The Japanese do American better than we do,” so says Kathleen Gasperini, senior vice president and founding partner of Label Networks.  She talks about the global youth and how they are different, yet related and how they influence each other.  She suggests the Japanese youth take American culture and reinterpret it in new ways.  China […]

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Borderless Lifestyle and the Connected Home

The borderless lifestyle is what Ann Shaub of Verizon talks about in this interview. That is, the connected nature of broadband coupled with home networking allows people to blur the lines between work and home life; chores and play; efficiency and abundance. Making the user interface simple to use and one that transcends devices is […]

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Better Learning Through Better Content & Better Communications

Every day, 6,000 kids drop out of school, according to  Lisa Gillis of Integrated Educational Strategies.  88% of those kids who drop out of school actually had passing grades.  Still, 1/3 of the kids admitted to U.S. universities need mathematics and literacy remediation, which is a huge cost in many ways. She explains how blended learning and […]

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Youth Market Insight at MIS 2011 – Part 1

Dan Coates of Ypulse provides an overview of the Millennial generation and discusses how they are different from previous generations and elaborates on the seven characteristics of this group; these characteristics may be a bit surprising to their baby boomer and Gen-X parents.  In his presentation, he provides good insight on their media consumption and communications habits. […]

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The Long Pole in the TV Everywhere Tent

With contracts that can last 10 years, the TV Ecosystem change fast enough to keep up with consumer’s changing habits or the pace of innovation set by technology.  Laura Martin of Needham and Company explains her concerns and discusses some of the questions she is asking in the face of an anemic recovery; one where […]

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The Largest Generation in History

The largest generation in history is how Dan Coates characterizes the Millennial generation.  Coates, president  of Ypulse, is an expert on youth and his organization is in constant contact with thousands of young people, helping major brands understand trends and the minds of young people.  He points out in this interview that the Millennial generation is different from […]

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Silicon Valley Youth Voice Opinions on Technology & More

“I couldn’t do anything without the Internet,” is a sentiment echoed by the panelists on the youth panel at 2011 Media Innovations Summit. Bad news for providers of land line telephones, as several of the youth cited lack of convenience and reliability as reasons they prefer cell phones to land lines.  On the other hand, […]

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