There was a big discussion last week on my local geeky mailing list that started because of a mention that local TV stations may stop broadcasting over-the-air for free.
From Yahoo News:
The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.
I've been a long-time follower of Dan Rua, and I've even had the pleasure of meeting the guy. His business, Inflexion, is venture capital - they invest in biotech and technology startup companies. It's a great thing for the state of Florida to have funding like that available locally.
However, for smaller, "early stage" companies, venture funding is not really the way to go. There are phases to these things... and that's not Dan's business.
The dates for BlogOrlando have been announced. Held at Rollins College from Sept 25-27th, with the main event being held on Saturday the 27th (not Friday like previous years). If you haven't been to BlogOrlando yet, it's a really fantastic introduction to the world of blogging, and there should be lots of fun surprises this year. Last year there were some great discussions, and a few keynote presentations by folks like Shel Israel and Chris Huer (google their names).
Feeling like I haven't blogged in a while, so here are some things that have happened.
Also, here's an email Darren sent out to friends and advisors.
They do a story like this. About how new media is eating their breakfast and lunch.
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Eugene Merman wins.Thanks, Jeremy
My favorite moments:
â€œIâ€™m kind of close to a Burger Kingâ€
Steal with a capital S. When we get DRM-free movie downloads (akin to all the DRM-free MP3s we've seen floating around), then there will be no need for videos like this.