American Media’s flagship website Radar Online is nominated for the MIN Best of the Web awards in three categories: “Digital Team of the Year,” “Editorial Excellence,” and “Use of Facebook.” A second AMI site, Muscle & Fitness, is also nominated in the “Content Marketing Program or Campaign” category.
CES kicks off every new year with the promise of new innovations and upgrades to existing consumer hardware. This year seemed to be the year for the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as the year to get your kids into programming. iLuv showed us how you can easily make a morning better with just a few connected products while the folks working on the upcoming title Moving Hazard show us that the zombie apocalypse can be tons of fun. Bartesian showed us how easy it can be to create quality drinks at home and, of course, Razer, SteelSeries, and MadCatz gave us a sneak peek at their gaming hardware.
Let’s travel back to CES 2016 and check out my highlights:
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Looks like the big media companies continue to shuffle the deck. On September 8th, Meredith Corp. and Media General announced a merger. Together it will be the third-largest owner of network affiliates – 88 stations in 54 markets.
One of the coolest annual events in Big Apple tech is coming up on September 25th: The NYC Media Lab Summit. Hosted at NYU’s Skirball Center, the Summit is “a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond.” Sign up now as spots are sure to go fast…
Tech giants Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix are joining forces as the Alliance for Open Media and creating a new format for streaming video. This new format will be open source and they plan to release it under Apache License 2.0 – one of the most permissive open source licenses available. Unlike most current video formats, this codec can be used by any company to create or convert videos without paying a fee!
Google must remove links to stories about removing links to stories. Hilarious. I find this story interesting, not just because its about reining in Google, but also because its another case of the Streisand Effect, an unintended and opposite effect.