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Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It helped to develop all the new ways we watch TV — on-demand, bingeing, mobile. But the Silicon Valley company still has to keep reinventing itself.
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Excellent analysis of the history of Netflix and it's projected future impact
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Becoming a Professor - Joi Ito's Web

Becoming a Professor - Joi Ito's Web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Congrats to Joi ito for taking the path less taken....all the way to the top!
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My top 65 books to read in a lifetime

My top 65 books to read in a lifetime | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What’s your favourite book, and why do you recommend that people read it?
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Richard Branson's favorite books
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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Media in a Networked Era, Part 1 - DML Central

Henry Jenkins on Participatory Media in a Networked Era, Part 1 - DML Central | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Digital Media + Learning: The Power of Participation
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Follow the Leaders

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Ray Kurzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years - Singularity HUB

Ray Kurzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years - Singularity HUB | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know... read more
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The last time Kurzweil predicted 25 years into the future, he was 86% correct.

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Steve Jobs Had a Favorite Expression: 'That's $h_t.' It Was Stunningly Effective.

Steve Jobs Had a Favorite Expression: 'That's $h_t.' It Was Stunningly Effective. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
By Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli“That’s shit!” was as common a response from Steve as a pointed question or a thoughtful discussion. He wanted smart answers, and he didn’t want to waste time on niceties when it was simpler to be clear, no matter how critical his response. “The reason you sugarcoat things is that you don’t want anyone to think you’re an asshole. So, that’s vanity,” explains Jony Ive, a crisply articulate Brit with the muscled frame of a boxer and a tendency to hunch forward over a table as he leans in to speak to you. As
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There is a new book named, "Becoming Steve Jobs". It should be interesting.

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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
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"OK Glass..I want my money back."

I agree with the author.  Because Google did not advertise this well, they could not shape the public perception.  Thus people could not counter the unfounded belief that they were creepy and invasive.  

I read "In The Plex" earlier this month. Google just doesn't like advertising. They like to follow data and adjust accordingly.  They should have been more assertive when introducing this major change.

The price also kept the market too small...which lowered the motivation of people to develop apps for the device.

They are Google.  They will regroup, reflect, and deliver something better. 

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Steve Jobs Predicts the Future, 1980

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Steve Jobs Predicts the Future, 1980 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs knew the world would look like this. He knew that we would develop an intimately personal relationship with our computers, and he knew it as far back as the early '80s.
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Here is a gem of a video from 33 years ago as a young Steve Jobs discusses his hope for the future based on what he sees from young students, his accounting assistants at Apple, and a farmer in Nebraska,

I also like his mentioning of 'obsoleting' clients. 

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The Singularity Is Near (2010) [ 720p HD ] - YouTube

The brilliant inventor Ray Kurzweil creates a computer avatar named Ramona (Pauley Perrette). He raises her like a modern-day Pinocchio, and she gradually ac...
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This is painfully cheesy at points.  But It does a good job of making us think about some of the future questions that we will need to ask ourselves as we advance toward singularity.  Yes, we have several decades to think about it.  However, this video could lead to some interesting discussions today.

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These Incredible Animated GIFs Are More Than 150 Years Old | Wired Design | Wired.com

More than 150 years before Buzzfeed uploaded its first cat GIF, people were already captivated by looping animations. Here's what they looked like.
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Here are some awesome old examples of pre-GIFS

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Internet in the Classroom (vintage, circa 1993)

This is a vintage Internet video. In 1993, the new-fangled Internet was starting to attract regular people, not just the geeks. In the United States, under the High…
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A fun video from 20 years ago. A nice man teaches us how to use this new thing called 'the internet'.  It is fun to see the hope and awe of teachers and students in the classroom in the very early days.

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Doug Engelbart's Death & Contributions -Reflections by Robert Scoble

Doug Engelbart's Death & Contributions -Reflections by Robert Scoble | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"We lost a great one yesterday. Personally Doug did more for humans than Steve Jobs did. That's how significant this loss is for the tech industry and the world."  --Robert Scoble


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This heartfelt post shares why Engelbart was so crucial to the history of computers.  Many of his visions are complete today.  I highly suggest taking the time to watch his visionary speech that he gave 54 years ago.

My first post on this Scoop.it website was Doug Engelbart's "Mother of All Presentations" video. @scoopit http://sco.lt/4rI0UD

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The Electronic Frontier (BBC Documentary 1993)

Inside Apple and Microsoft in 1993. Talks with the people who shaped the future.
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Wow. Here is a fun 50 minutes of time travel to learn what got visionaries excited back in 1993. Look inside of Apple and Microsoft and learn about how they saw the future. Hint: Many of their visions came true (because they designed the future).  

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Adam Grant On Interviewing to Hire Trailblazers, Nonconformists and Originals

Adam Grant On Interviewing to Hire Trailblazers, Nonconformists and Originals | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Bestselling author Adam Grant follows up on his highly acclaimed book Originals with a set of interview questions needed to surface and select originals for your startup. Here's what to ask and how to find the nonconformists that will help propel your company forward.
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I really enjoy Grant's point of view. He was a guest on Bloomberg TV a few weeks ago and I was impressed at how many questions he asked of the hosts and how comfortable he is simply saying that he does not know the answers to some of their questions.
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17 incredible facts you probably didn't know about Apple

17 incredible facts you probably didn't know about Apple | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Here are 17 things you probably didn't know about Apple, from its clothing line to Bill Gates to its serious financial trouble.
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What No One Is Telling You About Mark Zuckerberg Donating 99% Of His Fortune To "Charity"

What No One Is Telling You About Mark Zuckerberg Donating 99% Of His Fortune To "Charity" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It's neither exclusively a charity, nor is his donation is going to a "charitable trust."
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When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph

When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

http://ht.ly/PW2XS

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Ken's Key Takeaways:

1) When the phone came out, people expected "left ear disease" in which we would lose hearing in one ear.

2) When the telegraph came out, people said that they missed the anticipation of waiting for the steamboat to arrive.

 

 

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Internet.org doesn’t violate Net neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg

Internet.org doesn’t violate Net neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Zuckerberg says promoting an open Internet for everyone is important, but so is connecting people at low cost
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TimeHop! Here are some 18-year-ol articles about the future of the internet from Howard Rheingold

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How Mark Zuckerberg Started - His Life Visualized

How Mark Zuckerberg Started - His Life Visualized | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg meets a computer

His father, although not an engineer, was an early computer enthusiast. Running a dental office he had a vision that computers would change the way people communicate. But for the time being he used them for taking scanning people’s mouths. At age 10 Mark was bored with school. His father noticed and introduced him to his Altair computer. Together they wrote a program that connected the computer at home with the computer in the office. They called it “ZuckNet.” It alerted doctor Z, as he is known, when a patient arrived. It worked better than having the receptionist yell, “Patient here!”

Mark Zuckerberg starts hacking

Mark quickly learned everything his father knew about computers. He started studying with a tutor. Then he started taking a college class in computer science while still in middle school. He read books. But he really started learning to code when he transferred to a private school where he met a programming whiz kid Adam D’Angelo. Together they started hacking. They made an artificially intelligent music player that learned the user’s music taste. Soon Microsoft found out about it and offered money and a job. Zuckerberg was not interested.

There is a running theme in how Mark Zuckerberg started. He would be offered millions and even billions at least 11 times since then, and every time he walked away. He might have a bigger plan every time.
Source: The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

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I like this series of major milestones in innovators' path of inspiration

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McLuhans Wake, by Kevin McMahon (2002) - YouTube

*** SHARING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY *** All rights belong to Primitive Entertainment. Please buy a copy of the DVD from their web site and share with...
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"Boy oh Boy oh Boy"
I watched this documentary one time eleven years ago.  I remember aspects of it a few times a year.  This is a wonderful 'documentary'  that extends upon Marchal McLuhan's thoughts by using media in a beautiful way..  As with many of McLuhan's thoughts, it is even more true today than when I first viewed the documentary a decade ago. 

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4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design | Wired Design | Wired.com

4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design | Wired Design | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
An emerging, invisible infrastructure will give designers an entirely new technological frontier to explore.
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I am very surprised that they chose to call this iBeacon after Facebooks PR problem with Beacon just a few short years ago.  However, This forward thinking technology is going to make an impact.  Basically, Bluetooth technology has advanced enough that it is now inexpensive, less battery-hungry, and more able to communicate with other devices without humans babysitting each transfer and connection. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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This Is the MIT Surveillance Video That Undid Aaron Swartz | Threat Level | Wired.com

This Is the MIT Surveillance Video That Undid Aaron Swartz | Threat Level | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The door to the network closet pops open and a slender figure enters, a bicycle helmet hanging from one arm. He sheds his backpack and pulls out a cardbo
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Ken's Key Take-Away:

This video shows artifacts of generations of young students literally leaving their mark by signing their name on the wall of this off-limits area of MIT.  Pushing the limits is part of what makes MIT great.  At about this time last year, they decided to not stand up for the free flow of information.  Due to their weakness, the world lost one of the most talented people under the age of 30.  I am still grieving over this tragic loss.  He made most of our lives better.  We can only imagine what he may have done with the next 40 years on earth...

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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google...
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I am sure that many of you have seen this on Mashable yesterday.  For me, the key takeaway is that the technology can measure your pupil to determine if you are interested in the advertising.  The is is such a huge advancement.  In theory, there probably isn't a reason why they couldn't measure body temperature as well to give other types of feedback to Google.  It is a whole new world.
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George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography - Documentary (1 of 3)

This is from the PBS American Experience documentary, The Wizard of Photography. It follows the life and career of George Eastman and his revolutionary impac...
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This is a great documentary on George Eastman (founder of Kodak)  When he was in high school, he often slept on the floor in his kitchen because he could use his mother's sink (and the dark) to develop photos.  This is a great look at the young man who created photographs for the common man.

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