December 1, 2008

Podcasting, music and the law

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Bad news for podcasters who want to abide by the law — it’ll cost you Guest post by Matt May ASCAP has updated its Internet licensing to reference podcasts — oh, excuse me, pod-casts. The move may have been intended to answer some questions as to the legality of using music in podcasts, but, as with the webcasting era, it … Continue reading

September 19, 2008

Amazee launches network for collective action

by JD Lasica

Dania Gerhardt, co-founder and COO of Amazee — whom I spotted at TechCrunch50 last week — passes along word of the collaboration site’s US launch: Amazee launches network for ‘collective action.’ Amazee, the first social collaboration network, today formally launched its free platform designed to make it easier for any individual or group anywhere to initiate and collaborate on public … Continue reading

September 12, 2008

Causecast: celeb-powered philanthropy

by JD Lasica

Support nonprofits with Causecast from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Here’s a 6-minute video interview I conducted with Ryan Scott, founder and CEO of Causecast, on the day of its launch, Sept. 10, 2008, just after Scott’s presentation at TechCrunch50. As the site’s About page says, Causecast empowers people who want to make change. It’s a platform and social network where … Continue reading

August 9, 2008

Kaltura: open source video

by JD Lasica

Kaltura: open-source video from JD Lasica on Vimeo. I‘ve been following Kaltura for about a year now. It offers a terrific open-source platform, toolset and nearly free video hosting solution for small and large companies and nonprofits. (I think I have that right — it’s hard to explain what they do in a single sentence.) From the site: “Kaltura’s goal … Continue reading

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July 4, 2008

Miro, the democratic media player

by JD Lasica

Miro, the democratic media player from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Here’s an 11-minute video interview I conducted with Nicholas Reville, co-founder and executive director of the Participatory Culture Foundation, maker of Miro at Miro’s a cool application that lets you watch and subscribe to millions of channels of content created by us (any video with an RSS feed, for … Continue reading