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TV of Tomorrow: Video Tech Makes Cars Look Transparent

This video features a quick interview with the inventor of video technology (Japan) that makes the back of the car look transparent.  I can see this being widely integrated'deployed by the automakers, but something that the car owner would choose in an upgrade package and/or switch on. Either way, it's pretty cool and could be used in a myriad of ways (creatively and industrially). -- Tracy  Swedlow, [itvt]

Breaking: New YouTube Interface with Video

BREAKING!!: Seems like a slightly updated YouTube interface that showed up on the Net today - 10/29/2012 - with a video link (see above). It seems more horizontal in orientation than vertical and provides more video windows to the right and below. -- Tracy Swedlow, [itvt]

Make It So - Book by Nathan Shedroff and Chris Noessel Publishes

Nathan Shedroff and Chris Noessel, both previous and current speakers at our TV of Tomorrow Shows, have finally put their book out called "Make It So: Interactive Design Lessons from Science Fiction." They presented elements of this book at our last San Francisco show and the year before that. It is well-worth the purchase as these two people are highly-respected experts in their field and have put their hearts into this project, clearly.

Gerard Kunkel's DJ Son, Dane, to Host Huge Charity Concert

[itvt] INDUSTRY COMMUNITY NEWS

Gerard Kunkel, the well-known expert executive on advanced design and navigation concepts and technologies (currently Media Strategy Advisor at Microsoft), let us know that his son, DANE KUNKEL (see video above!), has created and will DJ a huge charity event called http://www.beachglowevent.com

Google Is Star Trek Interactive!

Fantastic Google Interactive Star Trek today. I'm not sure if it's using Annotations, but I'll be it is or HTML 5.  It takes you to a search page for Star Trek. Great job!  Want more like it!!!  - Tracy Swedlow, [itvt]

Alfredo Rodriguez Plays "Crossing the Border"

Alfredo Rodriguez plays his very percussive "Crossing the Border" from his Sounds of Space album. On demand TV really delivers greatness on YouTube.  -- Tracy Swedlow, [itvt]

Congratulations to John P. Roberts on Birth of His Son!

ITV veteran, John P. Roberts, SVP of Digital Content & Cross-platform Entertainment at The Hub,contacted us to tell us his good news. John and his wife, Christie, have had their first child called Jason Patrick recently on February 28th at 1:53 AM! He weighed weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.

We're very happy for you!!

-- Tracy Swedlow, [itvt]

The American Ruling Class - Really Great Documentary

Just enjoying this great documentary by Lewis Lapham.

[itvt] Tribute to Steve Jobs - Passes October 5 - Was 56

Steve Jobs died today, October 5, 2011. He was a very young 56. Geniuses always seem to die young.  I met him a few years ago when I was attending the D&AD Awards in London. He was sitting at the table next to me and with Jonathan Ive, the great art director at Apple. They were being honored for their work.

Amazing Osaka Water Fountain

It's like water TV!  -- Tracy Swedlow, [itvt]

IntoNow Acquired by Yahoo!

 

The News: We are  hard-working on the TVOT show, so am not able to write this story up entirely until later. Want to get the word out, however, so am posting the press release below. Congratulations to Adam Cahan, the CEO (who will be CEO of IntoNow for now and VP product and technology eventually) for selling the company in a record 12 weeks post-launch (or so he reported to us).

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