Posts Tagged ‘Television’

3 Terrific Tools for Social & Mobile Viewing Audiences

Published by pratyushkp on July 31st, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.

Each weekend, Mashable hand-picks a few startups we think are building interesting, unique or niche products.

How we as consumers of physical and digital content view and experience the world around us is changing, and the startups highlighted here are all dedicated to helping us better find, discover and consume content.

Tags: BizSpark, , , Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, National Ranching Heritage Center, Quick Pitch (TV series), , , , Television program,

Fired IT manager hacks into CEO’s presentation, replaces it with porn

Published by pratyushkp on June 23rd, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Imagine you’re giving a presentation to the board of directors at your company. You have your PowerPoint slides all ready, you’re projecting onto a 64 inch screen… what could possibly go wrong?

Well, what would you do if your carefully composed presentation was replaced on the big screen by images of a naked woman? My guess is that you wouldn’t know where to put your laser pointer..

52-year-old Walter Powell used to be an IT manager at Baltimore Substance Abuse System Inc, until he was fired in 2009. Clearly someone who believed that revenge should be served red hot, Powell used his computer knowledge to hack into his former employer’s systems from his home and install keylogging software to steal passwords.

Kids’ Online Game Moshi Monsters Hits 50 Million Registered Users

Published by pratyushkp on June 6th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Two-year old online game Moshi Monsters has just reached a sizable milestone: 50 million registered users.

Moshi Monsters is a social online game/community that allows kids 6 to 12 to adopt virtual pets, tool around a virtual land called Monstro City, play games to earn virtual currency and communicate with other kids in a moderated, safe environment. The franchise also includes toys (coming soon), books, video games, trading cards and a Moshi magazine. Moshi will also soon begin its foray into music, live tours, a TV platform and film.

Moshi, founded by London-based startup Mind Candy, also reports that it has more than 15 million registered users (out of the total 50 million) in North America. Apparently, the game gets one signup per second.

Fifty million is a pretty hefty community, but it makes sense considering the rise of the digital native we have been privy to lately. In October, a study conducted by Internet security firm AVG found that 92% of children in the U.S. have an online presence by the time they are two, compared to 73% in western Europe.

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  • Kids’ Online Game Moshi Monsters Hits 50 Million Registered Users (
  • Fight My Monster Wants To Be ‘Moshi Monsters For Boys’, Dylan Collins Joins As Angel (
  • Fight My Monster wants to be a Moshi Monsters for boys, Dylan Collins joins as Angel (
  • Does Justin Bieber have a Moshi Monster (
  • ‘Facebook for kids’ Moshi Monsters brings in Seventy Seven for UK PR drive (
  • Moshi Monsters Cheats Coming Soon (
  • Does anyone have a moshi monsters account that you can have (

Google to Revamp YouTube with Original Content Google to Revamp YouTube with Original Content

Published by pratyushkp on April 15th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Pumps in $100 million for 20 channels hosting original content

The king of streaming video, YouTube, has made a success story out of hosting user generated content; stealing eyeballs off television networks, thanks to a user base that’s warmed up to the freedom of content that comes directly from the source and without the meddling of any TV network or production houses. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google wants to bite into the broadcast TV model by hosting around 20 channels showcasing several hours of professionally produced original programming per week. YouTube got a cool $100 million from Google to implement the original programming.

The streaming website will be competing with traditional TV networks with its own model of original content, which is a daunting proposition considering the quality of professionally produced network content. The question is – will the average user, who fires up YouTube expecting memetic videos uploaded by random users, want to see YouTube’s version of network programming?

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  • YouTube to get more TV-like with channels and $100M worth of original content (
  • YouTube Drops $100 Million to Add Original Content (
  • YouTube Is Sending Copyright Offenders Back to School [VIDEO] (
  • Copyright Outlaws Will Now Get Schooled By YouTube’s Animated Squirrel (
  • Google investing $100 million into original YouTube content (
  • YouTube Ready to Spend $100 Million on Original Content (
  • The LeBrons Becomes A Regular YouTube Series (
  • YouTube scheme to back UK digital talent (
  • “YouTube wants to start professional, original content channels” and related posts (
  • YouTube Users Not Thrilled With New Copyright School (
  • Google creating YouTube ‘channels’, spending $100 million on original content? (
  • YouTube planning premium channels with original programming (
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