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Opinion

Need to get the music industry’s attention? Get to Midem

Midem is coming in January. It’s the music industry’s premier connected event and it takes place in Cannes, France, every year. If you’re working on something mobile-music related (or “connected” music), then I strongly, strongly recommend you consider attending the event. You’ll meet almost 7,000 other folk. Don’t just buy a ticket though. Get in […]

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News

361 Degrees podcast – Episode 3: The Great App Store Debate

Hot on the heels of episode 2, it’s time for the third episode of the 361 Degrees podcast. This, if you recall, is the podcast series I’m participating in with both Ben Smith of Wireless Worker and Rafe Blandford of the All About Media Group (known best to readers of MIR as All About Symbian). […]

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News

361 Degrees podcast – Episode 2 from Cannes

Hello, hello and THRICE hello — Episode 2 of the world’s most connected mobile podcast has hit the airwaves. Indeed, if you had your podcast reader setup, you’d have got both episodes into your ears a few days ago. That’s right, this is a two-parter. You can find out the background to 361 Degrees right […]

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Operators Opinion

Matt Mason: Can piracy be a path to innovation?

By all accounts Matt Mason gave a very well received presentation at MIPTV’s Connected Creativity conference last week. I was only able to watch snippets and rely on the Stuart Dredge liveblog (you can now see the full presentation at that link). The broad thrust of Matt’s presentation was to point out that content piracy […]

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News

Ewan MacLeod, Stuart Dredge, Ben Smith, Rafe Blandford on video, in Cannes

The organisers of MIPTV’s Connected Creativity conference have wasted no time in getting the video from last week’s event up on to Youtube. Which means that amongst other sessions, you can now watch the Crowd-Sourced-Wrap-Up session from Thursday afternoon featuring: – Me (doing the moderating)– Stuart Dredge (Mobile Entertainment magazine, Guardian)– Cedric Giorgi (TechCrunch France […]

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Opinion

Yoni Bloch interviewed at MIPTV’s Connected Creativity

I’m delighted that we managed to grab a few minutes with Yoni Bloch, founder of music video startup, Interlude. Yoni amazed MIPTV’s Connected Creativity audience with a demonstration of Interlude’s interactive video technology that enables consumers to dynamically adjust their experience of (in this case) a music video, scene by scene. Here’s Yoni:

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Applications Services

The Promise of Mobile is Approaching With UberCab

Four years ago, I wrote some thoughts on my vision for a mobile future. I referred to the city of Cannes — I was there when I wrote it — and long term readers began referring to it (rather comically, I thought) as ‘The Cannes Doctrine’.  I expanded the document in a newsletter editorial last year. […]

The Cannes Doctrine: The Future of Mobile

The Cannes Doctrine…. or why the industry is still controlled by idiots. [This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 4th December 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free. View other recent newsletter editorials.] There is a fundamental misunderstanding in the mobile […]