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Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #64: Where does the box go?

John Federico

The latest episode of On Digital Media has been posted. Show notes and audio can be found here.

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[tags]John Federico, Ken Gellman, Chia-Lin Simmons, Steve Hatch, Wine, Digital Media, On Digital Media, Downloads, Audio, Music, iTunes, Retail, eCommerce, NewsCorp, Microsoft, Circuit City, Blockbuster, Vudu, Home Theater, Twitter, Pownce, AlertThingy, FriendFeed, SocialThing, Advertising, Business Models, Amazon Tax, Sales Tax, Mail Order, Catalogs, AOL, Apple TV, TiVo, Cable TV, Platform A, Mike Troiano, Conversational Marketing Conference, John Battelle, Venture Capital, Investments, Twinkle, Location based services, Mobile, Wireless, twitterific, Google, Podcamp NYC, Podcast, Yahoo, MatchMine, Apple, iPhone, Media, Acquisitions, Alexander Blu, Jobs, Careers, Career Development, Events[/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #62 - Mobile 2.0 Smackdown: iPhone vs. Android

John Federico

The latest episode of On Digital Media has been posted. Show notes and audio can be found here.

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[tags]John Federico, Ken Gellman, Chia-Lin Simmons, Steve Hatch, Wine, Digital Media, On Digital Media, Podcast, Yahoo, Open Social, Facebook, MatchMine, SXSW, Google, Android, Apple, iPhone, Media, Audible, Amazon, Flash, Silverlight, Java, J2ME, Acquisitions, Alexander Blu, Jobs, Careers, Career Development, Jeff Pulver, SoMBAA, Events[/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #58: Microhoo and Amazonible

John Federico

The latest episode of On Digital Media has been posted. Show notes and audio can be found here.

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[tags]Online Advertising, Advertising, John Federico, Ken Gellman, Chia-Lin Simmons, Steve Hatch, Wine, Digital Media, On Digital Media, Podcast, Podcasting, Digital Audio, Downloads, Media, Google, Audible, Apple, Acquisitions, Alexander Blu, iTunes, Microsoft, Yahoo, MicroHoo, Hedgehog Concept, Peanut Butter Memo, Jobs, Careers, Career Development[/tags]

My Presentation from Podcamp Boston 2

John Federico

A number of folks have asked if my presentation from Podcamp Boston would be available for download, so here it is as a PDF file.

[tags]Podcamp Boston 2, PB2, John Federico, Podcasting, Measurement, Metrics, Association for Downloadable Media, AxL, APML, On Digital Media, Apple, iPod, Microsoft Zune, Zune, Windows Media, [/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #33: Me Too!

John Federico

In this episode John Federico, Chia-Lin Simmons and Ken Gellman chatter about:

Me Too! Me too!

In response to Google's acquisition of DoubleClick:
Other stuff Our wine this week was a 2004 Coppola Rosso and a 2004 Pinot Noir...whose origin escapes me.

Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu.

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Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #22

John Federico

In this episode John Federico, Chia-Lin Simmons and Steve Hatch discuss:



Our wine selection was a 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon and Coppola Rosso.


Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu.


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[tags]Consumer Generated Media, CGM, Online Video, Video, Interactive Advertising, Wine, CES, Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, On Digital Media, John Federico, Chia-Lin Simmons, Steve Hatch, Digital Media, Cell Phones, Mobile Phones, Mobile Content, Podcasting, Podcasts, Apple, Google, Ruckus, Spiral Frog, Kiptronic, Advertising, eBooks, Sony Reader, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Music Videos, John Wall, The M Show, Chumby[/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #20

John Federico

This week, John, Ken and Steve Hatch discuss:



Our wine was a Francis Coppola Rosso.


Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu.


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The Great Zune Wine Wager

John Federico


Going back a few episodes of On Digital Media, I bet Ken and Chia-Lin each a bottle of wine that Microsoft wouldn't become the iPod killer that it's purported to be. Neither of them would take me up on that wager.

So, I put it out to our listeners and one brave soul responded: John Wall of The M Show took us up on our bet, but he wanted better odds. So, if we win the bet, John sends us a bottle of wine but if he wins, we send him a case of wine. I even volunteered to road trip to the Boston area to drop it off.

John suggested either a case of Two-Buck Chuck, since it makes a great Sangria or a case of Francis Coppola Rosso - nothing expensive - just good table wine.

What's the objective criteria we're going to use to determine the winner of the The Great Zune Wine Wager?

First, let's look at Microsoft's goals for the Zune. They've declared that they would be happy with 1 million Zunes sold by June of '007. Not exactly aggressive compared to the estimated 16 million iPods sold in Q4 '06, but we'll give Microsoft the benefit of the late start.

Using that timeline, in Episode #18 we decided to use the silver-medal-winner of market share as the barometer of Microsoft's success: SanDisk. SanDisk, with their nicely designed line of Sansa players, is the (distant) number two player in terms of market share for portable media players.

If Microsoft unseats SanDisk as the number two player in the market by June of this year, we'll happily make our way up Bean Town to deliver (and share) some wine with Mr. Wall. Chia-Lin, Ken and I have already informed our significant others that this road trip could be a possibility, but we've also told them not to hold their collective breath.

;)

The proposed road trip may coincide with PodCamp Boston for this year, so it could turn out to be an event full of stories worth sharing. (And some, probably not...)

Stay tuned.

[tags]Zune, Microsoft, Wine, Wager, On Digital Media, Digital Media, iPod, Apple, John Wall, The M Show, Chia-Lin Simmons, Ken Gellman, John Federico, SanDisk, Sansa, Two Buck Chuck, PodCamp Boston, PodCamp, Sangria, Podcasting[/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #18

John Federico

John Federico, Chia-Lin Simmons and Ken Gellman review their picks for the top stories of 2006 and offer predictions for 2007.


We wish you all the best in '007.


Our holiday wine selection was a 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon and an AmberHill Cabernet Sauvignon from Raymond Vineyards.


The book mentioned this week was The Deviant's Advantage by Ryan Matthews and Watts Wacker.


Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu.


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Allchin: 'I would buy a Mac if I didn't work for Microsoft'

John Federico

I had to post this, just to get a rise out of Steve.

Longtime Windows development chief James Allchin wrote in a January 2004 e-mail to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and company co-founder Bill Gates that the software vendor had "lost sight" of customers' needs and said he would buy a Mac if he wasn't working for Microsoft.

Full article here.

[tags]Microsoft, Windows, Mac, Macintosh, Apple, OS X, James Allchin, Steve Hatch[/tags]

Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #14

John Federico

In episode #14 of On Digital Media, Ken Gellman is traveling on business but Chia-Lin Simmons and John Federico are joined by Steve Hatch.

* Email from Ken and his opinion on the launch of the Microsoft Zune
* Microsoft will reward you for Zune song sharing
* Zune not yet compatible with Vista, will be by January 30th
* Zune Marketplace will allow purchasers to re-download content
* Zune to allow video sharing
* Apple cuts deals with airlines to enable charging, video playback on seat-back video screens
* An Apple ODM confirms that it has received an order from Apple for “12 million phone/mp3 players�
* Two types of Apple iPhone?
* Shout out to Mac OS Ken
* Zune DRM on Windows Mobile?
* Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks that your mobile phone should be free, subsidized with advertising
* Cingular killed Wi-Fi in Nokia E62. Is the radio still in there? Is it hackable?
* Comcast, Time Warner to offer cellular service via Sprint to better compete with Verizon, et al.
* Are we spoiled by broadband?
* NPR takes flak for advocating digital tech
* Still a big Digital Divide in the U.S.?
* NBC News will podcast Meet the Press and The Nightly News in their entirety, for free
* Build yourself a SteveO
* Book: Mind Your X’s and Y’s by Lisa Johnson
* Listener Email: Bob Scheffler of BroadBus

Our wines this week were: Clos du Bois 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Francis Coppola Diamond Series Pinot Noir.

Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu.

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Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #13

John Federico

In this episode of On Digital Media, John Federico, Chia-Lin Simmons and Ken Gellman discuss:

* Recording on John’s new Zoom H4 Handheld Portable Recorder
* MySpace Continues To Rule Social Networking
* Microsoft gives Universal Music Group a piece of every Zune sold
* Redford and the Sundance Institute bring independent films to cell phones
* Sony to launch film clips download service on Grouper
* Yahoo delivers graphical ads to cell phones; Google still only text ads
* Comcast launching user-generated video portal, video-on-demand channel, Ziddio
* MySpace considering opening API’s
* PeopleAggregator.com
* Helio offering GPS-enabled friend finder phone (say that three times fast…)
* Microsoft focuses on Zune DRM and Zune Marketplace, stops selling downloads on MSN music
* Microsoft offers video download service for Xbox 360
* NBC cancels Kidnapped, finishing season on NBC.com
* Newspapers invest another $15 MM in Topix
* YouTube named Time Magazine’s invention of the year
* Listener email: After listening to episode #11, Mike Dunn tells us about BroadBus

Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu

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Maybe Bob would be better?

John Federico

Paul Colligan has written one of the funniest posts I've read in a long time. It starts with the title and gets better from there:

IE7 Is As Much A Podcast Client As Is Microsoft Bob
Unfortunately, it appears to be as true as it is funny. Go read it for yourself.

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Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #5

John Federico

This week's episode of On Digital Media was just posted:

This week’s special guest is Tim Bourquin, co-host of The Podcast Brothers and President of TNC New Media (Producers of The Podcast and Portable Media Expo)

In this episode we discuss (not necessarily in order):

• The upcoming Podcast and Portable Media Expo September 29th & 30th, 2006
• Impressions on the CTIA Conference
• Acquisitions and Acquisition Candidates: NewsCorp gobbles Jamba/Jamster, Milkaround;
• YouTube, BankRate, eHarmony, others ripe for the picking
• Sprint/Nextel offering advertising on-deck
• Apple, iPods, iTunes; Microsoft, Zune
• SanDisk’s “Made for Sansa” badge program
• This Week in Tech gets first big brand advertisers: Visa and Dell
• Podcast Advertising: When will it be about something more than impression delivery?
• Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu

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Hear This: On Digital Media, Episode #4

John Federico

The most recent episode of On Digital Media is now available:

In this week’s episode, we discuss (not necessarily in order):

• Electronic Arts makes deal to insert ads into games with Massive and IGA
• Microsoft XNA Home Kit Available
• Streaming media using iPod with Wi-Fi?
• Dump your iPod, Mobile taking Over
• Pontiac G5 advertised on Internet ONLY
• GM, other advertisers, pull out of The Amazing Race
• CBS KYOURadio updates web site, enables on-demand audio
• FairUse4WM strips Windows Media DRM 10, 11
• MediaCart delivers “Point-of-Decision” advertising in grocery stores
• Google enables download of public domain books in PDF format, includes ads
• Universal works with SpiralFrog to deliver free, ad-supported music service
• Chumby!

Our wine tonight was a 2003 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our closing music is Democracy from Alexander Blu

John is on vacation next week, but we’ll be back on September 14th…


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