• Memorial Day Weekend

    May 29, 2007

    Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and spent time with the ones that matter the most. I did just that up in Maine with my family and our new family, the Grubers. Jane, my older sister, is getting married to Wyatt Gruber and we had Wyatt's sister, Lyndsey and Chris and their two kids up with us. We all had a great weekend and it w...

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  • Adam Eland Meeting- WallStrip

    May 24, 2007

    Had a great meeting with Adam at Wallstrip, which was just acquired by CBS. It turns out that Adam is a neighbor of mine. The Wallstrip offices are a half a block from Cutcaster's headquarters and I walk by it everyday and never noticed. Small world. Adam and I spoke a lot of the time about Wallstrip and...

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  • Stop War Graffiti

    May 23, 2007

    This short video delivers a pretty powerful message. This isn't a political debate but just an appreciation for the interesting way to present an idea....

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  • Off to Germany!

    May 23, 2007

    I'll be away from next Wednesday to Monday in Germany on business and some fun. Germany is full of some awesome talent and I'd really like to welcome all the Germans to Cutcaster. I spent 7 months in Berlin studying at Frei Univ. and 2 months in Munich and loved both times. It's great going back to Munich for Oktoberfest every middle weekend...

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  • Meeting with Adam Elend - Producer of Wallstrip

    May 22, 2007

    I'm very excited to be meeting with Adam Elend, one of the producers of Wallstrip tomorrow. Today, it was announced that CBS has acquired Wallstrip for 5 million bucks....

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  • Gerry Moffatt- Bhutan Expedition

    May 22, 2007

    Gerry Moffatt is a great guy and a buddy. Check him out this week on the Discovery channel. Also my good friend Christine Buesser is on the two hour special. The documentary follows them down two major rivers in Bhutan to an area no explorer had been before. As you will see, Gerry takes a licking bu...

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  • Clip Request Letter From Warner Brothers Recieved...

    May 21, 2007

    I received a letter from Julie Heath in the Warner Brothers Clip Licensing Department. This is who I sent in my faxed request to use the Fountainhead clip last week. It turns out I am not allowed to use the clip so for now I will leave it up at YouTube and let them take the heat and keep pursuing more info. And I quote: Dear Mr. Griffin:...

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  • Joost May have leaked Partnerships by Accident

    May 18, 2007

    It's being reported over on Mashable that Joost, one of the best known start-ups to come to market recently, may have inadvertantly posted deal plans that it was pursuing with other companies. PDFs can sometimes hide data which can still be vi...

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  • Getting paid for online video.

    May 18, 2007

    There has been a number of Internet sites that have popped up which promise to pay you for your content and offer the solution to monetizing video online. Some seem to offer a lot of value and are good ideas while others seem like "get rich quick" fads. I've been pouring over there the last two years and this is a list of some of the services...

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  • Censorship on Flickr?

    May 18, 2007

    According to this BBC article that was linked to through Techmeme, Flickr (owned by Yahoo) is being accused of deleting comments from a distraught photographer who had some of her work sold on the site without her permission (and wasn't ultimately compensated for it). Although man...

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  • Licensing Video Clips with Warner Brothers

    May 18, 2007

    Still no word back from Warners Brothers about my request to use the clip from the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. It's been almost a week now and I am getting ready to make a call over the the licensing department. I wish this process was digitized so it would take a lot less time. Having to fax in the request seems a bit outdated....

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  • More Ways to Monetize Video

    May 17, 2007

    Great write up over on Master New Media which I wanted to point out again. I've read this first one and was a big fan of it. Thought it was interesting but not ground breaking but does show a wide variety of content and how it can be monetized. ...

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  • Maxim Top 100 Hotties!

    May 17, 2007

    Noureen DeWulf, one of Ashley's closest friends (disclaimer: Ash is my Wife), is staying with us the next couple of days while she is in town to catch up with Ash and party at the Gansevoort Hotel for the top 100 hottie...

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  • Streaming Media East in NYC 5/14/07

    May 16, 2007

    Went to the exhibit today and met with a few really interesting companies ie On2 Technologies, Entriq, Navisite and Limelight. It's amazing how...

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  • PaidGamePlayer

    May 16, 2007

    Zac McGrath, one of my best buddies, is launching his site PaidGamePlayer or PGP or PGPizzel to those in the know. Chaz, his partner, and he have been working day and night to get this to be the premiere casual gaming community on the internet. I've tetsted it out and really enjoyed the user experienc...

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  • Amazon bites into Apple.

    May 16, 2007

    Today, Amazon did what the doctor said and took a bite out of Apple. iTunes fear not though. Amazon is looking to take on Apple in the music download service business that Apple has dominated w...

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  • Cutcaster Homepage design.

    May 15, 2007

    Here is a mockup of the design for the Cutcaster homepage done by Tavish, our secret weapon. Just a taste of what is to come. To those of you who have signed up on the Cutcaster coming soo...

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  • Just Faxed Warner Brothers about Clip Licensing

    May 14, 2007

    Just sent in my fax to Warner Brothers to license the Ayn Rand Fountainhead clip. They won't allow email submission which is a bit of a drag on how long this should take. ...

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  • Advertsing on YouTube...

    May 12, 2007

    As Techcrunch notes in a posting from NewTeeVee yesterday, Google's first major attempt to monetize YouTube looks like it's falling flat. Their inclusion of in-video advertising as opposed to pre and post-roll ads doesn't look l...

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  • Survey...

    May 12, 2007

    Abouttheimage.com recently posted an article about a survey done by Accenture that claimed "user-generated content is the top threat to media and entertainment industry." That's right, you heard it...

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