A weekly video round-up of China’s media and advertising industry. It provides a good view into niche marketing and the country’s advertising markets. Episodes include “Tiger Mom Consumers”, “Working with Weibo”, “Why Facebook Won’t Win in China” and “China’s Most Valuable Brands”
Plex is a beautiful OS X-based media center that seamlessly pulls content from your iTunes, iPhoto and Aperture libraries in real time, has plugins to included additional content sources like Netflix and Hulu. Plex will also import metadata for the music and movies in your library,
The inclusion of iOS apps enables streaming to iPhone, iPads and iPod Touches and allows those same devices to act as remotes for the media server.
The real story in nonphysical goods is one of deflation. Value in once-scarce — well, once-controlled — commodities like news, information, and advertising decline as the internet explodes creation and competition. The internet also destroys the ability of many to control distribution and thus value. But at the same time, the internet drastically increases efficiency thanks to platforms and open distribution and the ability — no, the need — to specialize and collaborate.
Jeff Jarvis – Stop selling scarcity
Without dismissing the accomplishments of her folks (her father was dead before she was 2), [Frances Bean] Cobain advises, “People need to wait until I’ve done something valid with my life.”
That’s a refreshing change from the normal rock and roll / Hollywood scene. Is it possible that the daughter of Curt Cobain and Courtney Love somehow managed to develop into a normal person? That would reinforce my beliefs that humanity can and does improve, despite evidence to the contrary.
I really liked Curt Cobain, so this isn’t a knock on him, but he died when she was two, so his direct influence on her life pales in comparison to the influence of his legacy. The very act of struggling out from under that shadow, not to mention growing up under the influence of Courtney Love is impressive on many levels.