Shelly Palmer

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    The Leopard Chronicles: Mac Hell Unleashed

    09:30am — The Leopard Install — I put the Leopard installation disk in the drive and clicked...

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    The Secret World of Bandwidth

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Do you know how fast your Internet connection is? If you believe the hype on TV, DSL is a zillion times faster than dial-up and FiOS is a zillion times faster than DSL and Cable modems rock because of the triple...

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    The End of Analog Television

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC A few weeks ago, Washington woke up and realized that February 17, 2009 was less than two years away. This wouldn't matter except that it's the day the government has chosen to be the end of analog television. What does this...

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    If the RIAA Wins, You Really Lose!

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Last week the RIAA won its lawsuit against Jamie Thomas, a Minnesota woman who put 24 songs in her Kazaa shared folder. The judgment, now being appealed, was for $222,000 ($9,250 per song). It's a big number, and because it's so...

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    Will Interactive High-Def DVD Movies Matter?

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Interactive HD DVDs Is there finally an interactive television business? We're about to find out. For years, various companies have attempted to demonstrate that Americans are ready, willing and able to interact with their television programming. Unfortunately, the technological infrastructure for...

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    AmazonMP3 vs. iTunes

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Amazon's Apple Helper Amazon.com has launched AmazonMP3.com, an online download-to-own site. It's awesome! If you think you have shopped for music online in the past, stop reading now, go directly to http://www.amazonmp3.com and you'll get an up-close, personal view of what...

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    Online Video Is Not Broadcast TV

    There are several good ways for advertisers to use online video that yield respectable ROAS and ROI....

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    Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 Duplex Scanner Review

    To be fair, this is not just any scanner. It’s a Fujitsu ScanSnap S500. (Actually, mine is...

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    Online Video Format Wars: News From The Front

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Adobe, maker of the Flash Media Server and its associated ubiquitous player, has announced that it will support the H.264 format. I know what you're thinking — I lost you at "H." I mean, seriously, could there be a more geek-centric...

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    You Don’t Own the Music You Buy

    In honor of the Music Publishers joining the lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement, my last article focused on music rights. Specifically, what rights you need if you want to avoid getting sued by overzealous stakeholders. Thank you all for your comments, here and via email. The most surprising thing about the...

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    Lawsuit: Music Publishers v. YouTube Doesn't Solve the Problem

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has joined an existing lawsuit accusing YouTube of copyright infringement. Since their purchase of YouTube, it has been open season on Google. Rights-holders know that Google is truly made-of-money and aggrieved content owners now have...

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    Your Right to Shoot Video

    OK, how about this: Should the government be able to regulate production crew activities that will impact...

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    AppleTube — Healthy Video Snacks

    For most people, watching YouTube content on a big television screen will constitute a sub-optimal viewing experience....

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    Ad Exchange Wars: eBay and Google vs. The Media Business

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half." — John Wanamaker, US department store merchant (1838-1922) This may be the most famous quote in the advertising business. And for good reason —...

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    What DRM-Free Audio Means for Video

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com recently announced that the company will offer DRM-Free music from EMI and other labels. Eric Nicoli, EMI CEO is quoted in the official press release saying, "We think having a trusted destination like Amazon.com...

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    Wideband Cable Modems and the Alpha Centauri Paradox

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC Earlier this week, I was speaking at a private seminar that Naked Communications put together for executives at NBC/Uni's Sci Fi Channel. I covered many of my favorite topics: online video, the potential impact of peer-assisted streaming mesh networks, mobile advertising,...

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    Imus in a Techno-Political World

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC This is not an article about Don Imus' words, his rights, politics or racial views — it is an article about the speed and power of information traveling around our planet and the technology that enables it. As most of you...