Post-Dubai VR Interview with Lewis Smithingham, President of 30ninjas

  Shortly after his return from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), we caught up with Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas at CES in Las Vegas where he was busy shooting and producing VR (virtual reality) content for a number of the leading firms that were unveiling new VR products.  Smithingham had been invited to …

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Web Sites Are Built for Visitors, Not Designers

  “’The water sleeps until the great snake.’ These aren’t just drawings, they’re directions. Get me a map!” – Indiana Jones, “Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Paramount, 2008 We love buzz words. You know, innovation…marketing ROI (Return on Investment)…social media…branding…positioning…differentiation…segmentation. Yeah, they’re all cool; but do you know the words we …

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Being a Technology Leader Means Staying Focused on the Goal

Howard Hughes, “The Aviator,” Photo Credit – Warner Brothers  “He owns Pan-Am. He owns Congress. He owns the Civil Aeronautics Board. But he does not own the sky.” – Howard Hughes, “The Aviator,” Warner Bros, 2004 One of the biggest frustrations in working at Xerox’s PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) or Bell Labs had to …

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Today’s Boomers – Contributing, Savvy, Buying

Today’s Boomers – Contributing,  Savvy, Buying  “I was there, I can prove it! When I was a kid, you could buy meat anywhere! Eggs they had, real butter! Not this… crap!” – Sol, “Soylent Green,” MGM, 1973 A few months ago, we read a mouse type news item – with our glasses on – that …

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Bigger, Better Pixels Make Video a Whole New Game

Photo Source – “Speed,” 20th Century Fox “He called you a Wildcat before. I didn't even pick up on it. He's got a camera right in your face. He can see the whole bus. He's been playing me from minute one.” – Jack, “Speed,” 20th Century Fox (1994) One of the reasons we don’t play …

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Clouds Everywhere

More Clouds, More Confusion, More Concerns, More “Fun”  Photo Source – “The Fifth Element,” Gaumont Studios   “O.K. There’s a ball of fire, it’s 1200 miles in diameter headin’ straight for Earth, and we have no idea how to stop it. THAT’s the problem.” – President Lindberg, “The Fifth Element,” Gaumont Studios (1997) Cloud.   Cloud.   …

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Argo Tea Turns to BrightSign Digital Players for Dynamic HD Menu Boards

With offerings as creative and addictively delicious as Green Tea Strawberry Crème, MojiTea and Teappuccino, Argo Tea, a successful chain of specialty tea cafés, wanted to update its static menuboards to cost-effectively improve their presentation and automate new content delivery.  Fifty BrightSign network-enabled HD1010 digital signage players are connected to 52-inch and 55-inch LCD screens …

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NAB 2012 – Content Anywhere, Anytime Needs to be Monetized, Saved

“This is the show! If you don't like it, go to the one in Staten Island!” – Rocky Horror Announcer, Fame, MGM (1980) Image Source: MGM   Today, we’re overwhelmed with news, information and entertainment options. Whether you’re at home or away, broadcasters are all vying for your attention, your time, your money That’s the …

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Surviving Your First, Your Worst Media Interview

Bad coverage – or fear of it – reinforces why many executives avoid media interviews. Open the door too wide, they appear to be grandstanding. Being over reactive/defensive, can expose too much company private information. The results can damage the company’s, executive’s image/value. It isn’t a journalist’s job – regardless of the medium — isn’t …

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ENGINEER TO CEO … THE DEVELOPMENT OF BALANCE

We realize this isn’t startling that 90 percent of them were started by engineers, beyond that, we focused on the disciplines that are generally found in engineers and entrepreneurs, The goal? See why so many individuals–and organizations–fail. First of all, engineers are skilled in the planning, design and construction of a product or service. They …

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