Time Warner Cable continues their rollout of PhotoShowTV. Here is an article from CED Magazine this week. You can see from this screen shot of the "Broadcast to TV" option on www.photoshow.com that it is now available in a good amount of markets. As with anything with the cable industry, it takes time, but it is happening.
Here is one that I have been super excited to tell you about for a while. About a year ago I started working with this company as an advisor. If you are an iTunes user, Tune Up is an absolute must have application. How many songs do you have in your collection that are titled "track 7" with artist "unknown" and album "unknown". Tune Up takes your music collection cleans it up for you by labeling songs and albums and even adds the cover art for you.
One of my favorite features is the ability to see when your favorite bands are coming to town. You can also easily watch youtube music videos of your favorite artists. Go try this now...
I have become somewhat obsessed with HDR time-lapse lately. High Dynamic Range photography allows you to merge multiple photos together to get a more life like image. String those images together as a time-lapse and cool things start to happen! Here is an example:
Utah is gorgeous. Relaxing in Utah, visiting the parks and playing with High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) even HDR time-lapse... more later on that. Here we are at Arches National Park in Utah: Shawna, Baxter & yours truly. Good clean fun...
Well... we sold Simple Star! We will be joining the Sonic family.
PhotoShow will become part of their consumer division, Roxio, and bring an online spin to their product portfolio that includes popular desktop applications, Easy Media Creator and Toast.
Things will pretty much be business as usual for us. We will continue to evolve our PhotoShow multimedia sharing platform as well as the PhotoShowTV and PhotoShow DVD services. We will continue to work out of our Brannan Stoffices in soma which beats a commute down to Sonic’s office in Santa Clara or up to the one in Novato!
The Sonic team has been very cool. It is a great group of smart technologists and marketers who we are excited to have the opportunity to work with. Culturally there is a very strong fit. I also like they have also built their business in part through large partnerships with companies like Dell, HP & Sony (so they know how important that part of our business is).
I will be staying on with Sonic, taking on a strategy and corporate development role, which should be good fun. Mike Edmunds, Simple Star’s SVP of Products and Technologies will be partnered with Yann Connan, Sonic’s VPof Web Products and Services to help run web products and services for the Roxio division.
I will keep you posted about the exciting times ahead!