Nov 292005
 

Or “What to Built it On?” – Raffi Krikorian
Raffi KrikorianRaffi gives a talk about interactive technology by trying not to talk about it. Allowing the horse to lead the cart (content before tech) and not falling into the trap of limiting your creativity, he gives a refreshing view of a new development process methodology. Raffi does though manage to refer to key technologies he is involved in including TiVo and personal TV, game platforms and open source advanced TV. He finishes by looking at collaborative user generated content emerging on mobile and broadband, then the future of home media centers with multiple distribution pipes.
Accompanying presentation “Intersections, People, Technology” – Rafi Krikorian, Synthesis Studios – PDF

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Raffi Krikorian has been involved in the enhanced television space, specifically in the real-life implementation, deployal, and hacking of these projects while also remaining a strong consumer advocate for a better media experience. During his tenure as a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab he authored ‘TiVo Hacks’ for O’Reilly and Associates, the first book on taking apart and extending the Linux based PVR.Raffi Krikorian has been involved in the enhanced television space, specifically in the real-life implementation, deployal, and hacking of these projects while also remaining a strong consumer advocate for a better media experience.
Victor Harbor 10 Oct 2005
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Audio preparation by James Christopher Murty

Nov 292005
 

“Why did eBay buy Skype?” – Tony Surtees

Tony helps us explore the jungle of marketing confusion as audiences and distribution rapidly alter. He points out that rather than being locked out, good media creators actually have many cross-media opportunities – there is a world of abundance created by the technology. The key resources – storage, bandwidth and communication are the cheapest, while good content is often the most expensive. How to get that content to the viewers Tony explores the concept of the long tail from the perspective of how we can reach and engage niche groups – aggregating the Long Tail. He finishes with a look at the internet ecosystem – search, access, eCommerce, ad services and aggregation.
Accompanying presentation “A short tale about a long tail” – Tony Surtees, Santa Clara Group – PDF

PODCAST SUBSCRIPTION
All LAMP podcasts are also published through the iTunes store. You can subscribe automatically to these if you have iTunes installed by clicking here.

A pioneer in both electronic commerce (eCommerce) and mobile commerce (mCommerce), Surtees has more than 15 years experience in marketing, strategic planning, and customer retention, gained from building businesses in over 20 countries. As founding Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo!’s Commerce Group, his innovations helped transform the world’s largest communications and information portal into the leading eCommerce destination. Under Surtees direction, Yahoo! Auctions became the world’s largest single branded auction site.

Victor Harbor 12 Oct 2005
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Audio preparation by James Christopher Murty