Archive for the 'Podcasting' Category

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

OuterNet: CubeSat Datacasting?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 6th, 2014

Outernet hopes to use datacasting technology over a low-cost CubeSat constellation. The startup says it will be able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. Outernet’s motto is “Information for the world from outer space.” Outernet provides few technical details on how this constellation will […]

$50 Roku Streaming Stick

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Roku’s new Streaming Stick works with most TVs for $50, notes Engadget. The company essentially crammed their Roku 1 box into a $50 dongle. You stick it in a TV’s HDMI slot and then stream from your wireless router. “Channel” selection is controlled from a remote. While it’s not quite as cheap as the $35 […]

Dish Gets ABC Rights for Online TV Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Satellite provider Dish just won the rights to include ABC and ESPN in an online TV service, reports GigaOm. The Dish/Disney deal may set the stage for Disney to strike similar multiscreen streaming deals with providers like Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. Dish and Disney have reached a retransmission agreement that forces Dish […]

Parodies of Ellen’s Selfie

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 3rd, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie broke the Twitter record on Sunday with the most retweeted image of all-time (now approaching 3 million retweets). Samsung spent $20 million on ads during the Academy Awards, but got more promotional mileage during the show where Samsung and its media buying firm Starcom MediaVest negotiated to have its Galaxy smartphone […]

New Media at Sundance 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 20th, 2014

The Sundance Film Festival has partnered with all manner of tech companies, offering competition shorts online and sprouting digital encampments all over Main Street. Sundance has partnerships with iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, VHX, YouTube and Facebook’s Instragram. Facebook, and its Instagram arm, is one of the many tech companies with a large presence at the 10-day […]