June 27, 2011

How to become one of the most respected companies in your industry

by David Spark

One of the most critical and popular aspects of my business, Spark Media Solutions, is live event reporting and production, where I, backed by my team, attend conferences and trade shows and report on the event from the editorial viewpoint of the client. If my client is interested in a subject that happens to be the subject of a conference, then they want to be a participant in that conversation. Continue reading

July 14, 2010

dotSUB: Spread your message into other languages

by JD Lasica

One of my favorite Web 2.0 collaborate production sites of all time is dotSUB — tagline: “Any video. Any language.” I’ve been bumping into Michael Smolens, CEO and founder of the innovative startup, for the past couple of years at video and social media conferences on both coasts. dotSUB is a Web-based tool that enables the subtitling, or captioning, of … Continue reading

Category: JD Lasica, Podcasts & interviews, Video
May 7, 2010

A small slice of Web 2.0 Expo

by JD Lasica

One of the big tech conferences of the year, SF-based Web 2.0 Expo, is now in the books. I was able to attend only two of the four days, but here are some takeaways: I had a chance to check out Central Desktop on the tradeshow floor. Above is my 3 1/2 minute interview with sales rep Mandy Gonzales. Continue reading

May 5, 2010

The untapped power of APIs

by JD Lasica

The power of APIs from JD Lasica on Vimeo. How you can let outsiders mine your data for gold In tech circles, the importance of APIs are a given. Flickr, Twitter, Google Maps and Facebook all became dominant in their sectors partly through the genius of releasing open APIs to outside developers. I’ll let our sister site, Socialbrite, handle the … Continue reading

April 30, 2010

Tips on how women can attain ‘true power’ on stage

by JD Lasica

I’ve been astonished by how many of my friends and colleagues have thrust themselves into the public eye by writing books, appearing on panels or going full tilt into public speaking. I’ve even detected a small uptick (finally!) in the number of women appearing on stage at tech conferences. I’ve spoken at my fair share of public events, and what public speakers often have in common is an uncertainty of how to engage the audience with command and assurance. Continue reading

April 12, 2010

GroundReport: Citizen journalism gets richer

by JD Lasica

Five years ago we launched Ourmedia.org as the first free hosting and sharing site for video and digital media (yes, before YouTube). Secretly, I wished that more of the videos, photos and text dispatches coming through the door were high-quality citizen journalism reports.It took a few years, but citizen journalism has grown up. Exhibit A: GroundReport, a citizen journalism site with an international perspective. Continue reading