Mari’s not the only one traveling this week. 36 hours after returning from a week in California, I flew on down to Orlando yesterday. I did enjoy a quiet dinner at the pool while Georgetown embarrassed UNC in overtime last night. But today, it’s all business: Double duty at CTIA as both an industry guy and as a blogger (tips for the PR folks). Anyone else in Orlando? Drop me a line. Continue Reading…
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SnapStream, maker of PC DVR software BeyondTV, has pushed out a “simple” web television guide. Unlike other guides floating around the net, Couchville is not plastered in ads, doesn’t require registration, and doesn’t require numerous clicks before hitting the listings. The guide is easily manipulated, AJAX style, by dragging the screen or using the arrow keys. As with most Web 2.0 apps, Couchville is in beta. I don’t know how many features we’ll end up seeing in this minimalist app, but I’d appreciate the option of a different color scheme.
In my household I’m often asked, “When’s ‘Dancing With Skating Celebrity American Idols Next Door’ on?” I always answer, “No idea” and one of us (or both) ends up surfing the network’s web page for (hopefully) the answer. So I’m looking forward to sharing this URL and pointing out the search box.
Dave’s not the only one going corporate. I am now blogger-in-chief for the Motorola Connected Home Solutions group. Officially I started the job at the beginning of the year, but we’ve been working out a few kinks, and in February made the switch to WordPress. (Counting my lucky stars on that one…)
Check out the new blog @ Connected Home 2 Go. Dave’s been vetting it for me, but I’d love some new readers.
1. Will Mari keep blogging for ZNF?
Yes! I love the blog that Dave has created and feel privileged to contribute to it.
2. How did Mari get hooked up with Motorola?
I’ve worked on and off with Motorola Connected Home Solutions for about four years. If you’re interested in the background, you can read about it on my About page.
3. How will Mari report objectively on ZNF given her connection to Motorola?
With as much full disclosure as possible. You’ll notice in past ZNF posts that Dave was always the one covering Motorola. In the future, if I write on anything Motorola-related, I will disclose it fully in the relevant post.
Let’s just say it’s been a crazy few weeks… As the title says, I’ve joined Sling Media! Obviously, I’ve been a fan for a while and Sling’s CES announcements convinced me these guys are really out there pushing the envelope in the digital media space. So, I’m extremely excited and flattered to be able to work with this group.
I’ll have a variety of roles here at Sling — the two most visible ones will be my presence on the Sling Community Forum and as the point man for writers/editors in the blogosphere. The communication will be two-way: not only will I be conveying company information, I’ll also be taking everything in to keep the executive team and various internal groups informed. As a blogger, I’m also hopeful you’ll see me heading up something, somewhere, at some point.
The results of the raffle are in — You guys are awesome! Together we raised $1125 for the James Kim Memorial Fund, plus I’ll be sweetening the pot with my December Google Adsense income. It feels good to witness such generosity and I’m flattered so many entrusted me with their money.
Stephen randomly picked the winner of the TiVo Toaster (bread not included) which will be shipped from TiVo shortly. Bob Kemp, retired from IBM for 7 years, is the lucky recipient and hopes the Kim family is doing well.
Thank you for the contributions! Also, a big thanks to Stephen for his participation in this fundraiser.
I’m still doing a little house cleaning and reorganization… I came across a TiVo sackpack that I picked up at DigitalLife in October – it needs a good home. Leave a comment today, and I’ll randomly pick a winner tomorrow. Over the next few months, I promise to give out much cooler prizes… such as reviewed gear.