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Information Addicts Anonymous

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Our CEO is…well…special. He always sends us articles that he’s reading at all hours of the day and night, whether it’s about the latest digital marketing trends, Facebook’s recent update (again), a cool iPad app he found that’s going to make our lives easier and more productive, a podcast about typography (seriously), or even a cool new design site. We don’t know how he consumes so much information – or even if he sleeps! – but we’re happy he does. He’s like our own personal feedly with only the saved content, and we’re happy to make him yours too.

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We’re going to send out a bi-weekly email with what we think are some of the most useful, informative, and interesting links we’ve found, so that you can sleep at night while Kfir isn’t. We hope you’ll sign up by filling out the form below. And if you have any links you’d like to share with us, feel free to tweet us at @PravdaMG.

Some Morning Link Love

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Since I’ve started to use Feedly, my twitter stream and delicious are much more valuable to followers. The ease of sharing and twitting links made it a morning and noon habit of mine. So, feel free to follow me, but if you don’t – here are some of my favorite links:

Steve Rubel needs help in understanding what’s so great in TweetDeck.

Boxee is adding more content to its box – and going Windows

WordPress Founder is just 25 yo!

Cisco has a solid vlogging operation

And my favorite band is leaking HD footage of its gigs for audience mixing

Talking about things we thought we could never have…

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Weekend links

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Scoble found a great new video search engine – Not yet on TechCrunch: killer video search engine (ClipBlast),

Geoffrey Moore from Crossing the Chasm fame has some interesting insights about semantics of our industries: Three Industries Separated by a Common Language

Ayelet, AKA Blonde 2.0, just helped me in explaining Digg to all my non-2.0 friends Blonde 2.0: You Digg?

Christopher Penn continues the debate started in Podcamp Europe about internet TV: Christopher S. Penn: The Long Tail Will Kill You, Jeff Pulver

And, one of my favorite sites discuss Viacom attack against Google – with a great embedded clip: Techdirt: 10 Things Viacom Hates About Fair Use

Have a great weekend!

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Monday Morning Short Link-o-rama

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Some of the more interesting links on the web today:

– Om Malik has an interesting view on the grim future of stand-alone boxes in the living room – have to agree with him on that.

Newteevee published a short article about cool new P2P devices.

– Lance Weiler discuss his “lesson learned” from an interactive screening of his movie Head Trauma.

– My friend Tsahi send me an excellent legal guide for bloggers.

Video Games/Story MashUp

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Recently I wrote a post about the importance of a good story, mentioning the amazing book by Robert Mckee with the same title.

Not long after that, Lance Weiler, an independent film producer, director and distributor, who directed movies such as Head Trauma and The Last Broadcast, published a great post about the relation between video games and movie scripts, discussing the same McKee book.

The post, written by M.Strange, and published at the Workbook Project blog, was a real eye opener, and simplified a lot of the concepts in the original book.

Here is a small example, comparing the idea of gradual increase in tension, with difficulty levels of Bosses in most video games:

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I wanted to write about Lance for some time, as he is a multidisciplinary person with strong understanding of the power of social networks and online promotion. The Workbook project, one of zillion websites, is a great source for DYI filmmaking and thought leadership.

Lance, if you are reading this post – drop me a line, I’d love to e-mail interview you for my humble blog!

Here’s the song from M.Strange first movie, “We Are The Strange“:

VON07 / Network2 Link-O-Rama

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So, here it is – the complete link guide to the most interesting people I met in VON07 in N2 events (yes, it includes the lounge party, after party and the whole party thing), in no particular order:

Jim Long, founder of Verge New Media, NBC cameraman at day and entrepreneur at night.

Don Loeb, VP of Partner Services at FeedBurner, who gave a great presentation about the evolution of media distribution

Casey McKinnon, Galacticast executive producer, the group which made my favorite N2 submission of all.

E. Barlow Keener (didn’t know he has such a long name, everyone call him Barlow), my favorite MA lawyer, and a relentless networker who wants to do something with ads

Brian Conley, the guy behind Alive in Baghdad

Revital Westriech Reitzes, VP of Business Development of Payoneer, an Israeli who lives in the US, with the longest name I’ve ever heard for a business development person.

David Kowarsky, the guy with the cam, and the creator of Focus for N2

Mike Walsh, independent media and technology consultant from HK, who kept stealing my WiFi signal

Dovev Gouldstein, Founder of VooV, who has an extremely close relationship with Chris

Roxanne Darling, from Bare Feet Studios, that make Hawaii look even better

Hillel Scheinfeld, COO of Qoof, a user generated advertisement (usermercial) company , that tried to sell me a watch all the time

Christian Oxholm Zigler, CEO of Play Networks, who was a long way from home.

Justin Kownacki, the producer of Something To Be Desired, and a guy that finds a story in everything he sees

Karen Blanchette, ECC (Extreme Chick in Charge), the woman behind SkyDiveGirls, extreme sport show for women

Dina Kaplan, COO of Blip.TV, whom I wrote about already

Chaim Goldman, the guy behind IsraelHighTech.tv, and a full blown Zionist entrepreneur

Michael Bailey, President and CTO of Mobasoft, who was not in Kansas anymore, was kind enough to listen to a telecom panel, and didn’t have a liver

Bart Amelinckx, (no, it is not a typo, this is his name, really), xSP relation manager at Belgacom, and a great drinking buddy

Chris O’brien, CEO of Motionbox, who presented some very interesting ideas in his panel re video mixing for dummies

Jeff, Chris

and one British embassy rep.

Thank you all for a great week – reflections coming soon…

BTW – if you are going to do the same, please tag it with N2 LinkORama…

Taking Risks in The New World of Media

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Last week Heather Green from BusinessWeek published a short post about N3, a new video startup. The most interesting quote there was from Jeff Jarvis:

“It’s the first minutes of this new medium, and we don’t know how this model is going to work… Like with the first wave of the Internet, The smart people got in and the dumb people stood back, you have to get in and learn.”

I couldn’t agree more. It is almost impossible to write a meaningful business plan for web shows. But, taking risks in early stage of the industry is crucial in my opinion in order to gain insight to the the media world of tomorrow. So, buy a camera, and start filming…