As promised in our last column, we're going to take a look at one of the creative and design shops that is creating the Over The Top experience in Europe and the UK: Ostmodern.
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (I): ABC, Accedo, ActiveVideo, AdGorilla, A+E, AioTV, Alcatel-Lucent, Al Jazeera, Amazon, Anevia, AnyClip, AOL, Apple TV, FX, Arris
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (II): AT&T AdWorks, AT&T, BRaVe, Brightcove, BT Sport, Buzzfeed, Channel 4, Channel Master, Comcast, Arris, RDK, Chromecast, Sling Media
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (III): Cisco, A+E, Nielsen, Civolution, Cubiware, DirecTV, Univision, Dish, Scripps, Disney, DLNA, Edgeware, Elemental, Endemol, Entone, Envivio, Ericsson
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (IV): Facebook, YouTube, FourthWall Media, Hulu, i.TV, iWedia, Jivox, JW Player, Kaltura, Harmonic, Magid, MediaScience, Dotscreen, Metrological, Microsoft
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (V): Minerva, Zappware, SoftAtHome, Nagra, Dish, NBC, Netflix, NetRange, NextVR, Ooyala, Opera, TiVo, Paula Dean
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (VI): Piksel, QuickPlay, RelayTV, Roku, Rovi, Samsung, SeaChange, Showtime, Sky, Sony, Disney, Fox, Starz, Time Warner, TWC, TiVo, Digitalsmiths
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (VII): TransGaming, Vizio, Panasonic, Sharp, truTV, Tumblr, Twitter, Verizon, VH1, Buzzfeed, Viaccess-Orca, Viacom, Videology, Viggle, Miso, Vimeo
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (VIII): Visiware, Wyplay, YouTube, Otter Media, Fullscreen, Machinima, KIN, Beautycon, Lionsgate, Maker Studios, MiTu, NASCAR, ZEFR, Zenterio
My father was a brilliant chemical and mechanical engineer. When he bought a new 1964 Pontiac GTO, he was so curious about the engine that he took it apart and laid the pieces out on the garage floor. And when he put it back together, he didn't have any parts left over (a skill I never mastered...).
But one thing Dad always talked about was the primary operating philosophy of the Shade Tree Mechanic: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And for all of his life, and for most of mine, that philosophy has worked.