Tivo is Dead, Long Live Tivo!

Since I started using Hulu and more recently learned about the open-source video aggregation software Miro and the video sharing plugin Kaltura, it seemed to me that Tivo’s days were numbered. Evidently I’m not the only one. In her Halloween post on the...

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

WordPress — the open-source content management system that runs this site and millions of others around the world — is almost infinitely extensible, which was the intention of the development team from the beginning. One of the core philosophies of...

Is it Time to Start a New Business?

At the Dow Jones Media & Money conference last week, a panel of executives representing digital media developers, investors and advertisers debated whether it’s possible to start or grow an advertising-supported web service at a time when even huge...

Wordcamp NY 2008

The inspiration for my post Burning Down the TV came from Jen Simmons presentation at Wordcamp New York last Sunday. The other speakers that day included Matt Mullenweg, co-developer of WordPress and a partner in Automatic, bloggers Aaron Brazell and Shay David,...

Burning Down the TV

David Byrne sang about burning down the house and now it’s time for burning down the TV thanks to Miro, the open source video player. Think TIVO for web, but without buying any hardware or software (sorry AppleTV). Think millions of programs packaged as...

Hack the Debate

I trust you all tuned in last Friday night to see if McCain was going to show up? After such a tough week for the old maverick — suspending his campaign, parachuting into Washington, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative,  and keeping everyone guessing if...