Futures Lab update #51: SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video

Is a fully automated world really that far off? And what if you could easily search for words or phrases inside media files?


SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part three

SXSW 2014

"Curation, not content, is king," asserted Steve Rosenbaum of And he had the logic and examples to make his case. What started out as automated scraping moved up to RSS feeds, progressing to aggregators and has evolved to curation.


SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part two

SXSW 2014

Analytics have moved beyond number of page views, time on site and the usual suspects. The two hot topics in Austin were predictive analytics and social analytics.


SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part one

SXSW 2014

If iPad Nation were a country, by the end of 2013 it would be the seventh largest in the world, on its way to being fifth by mid-year 2014.


RJI at SXSW 2014: Snowden talk to techies speaks to journalists, too

Edward Snowden's address to South By Southwest Monday spoke mainly to the technology community, but journalists listening in heard plenty they could put on their coverage agendas.


RJI at SXSW 2014: From Grumpy Cat to Game of Thrones: keeping news on consumers’ agendas

Ideas abound at SXSW to distribute news information to consumers in new and engaging ways. The question now is whether we can operationalize what smart people have been dreaming up.


RJI at SXSW 2014: The best or worst of times?

Can corporate and home-grown media and entertainment co-exist? They are on the streets of Austin, Texas during South by Southwest and that example speaks to the media mix we enjoy today.