Anthony De Rosa

Syria al-Shaab manages to broadcast under fire

By Anthony De Rosa
June 11, 2012

Using a combination of in-studio anchors and citizens piped in from Skype reporting directly from the ground, Syria al-Shaab manages to broadcast 12 hours of live programming a day from a country that won’t allow foreign reporters in.

Amid top team departures, foursquare pushes past the “check in”

By Anthony De Rosa
June 7, 2012

Social location app foursquare has released a completely redesigned version that attempts to shift from making “checking in” the focus to discovering places to go, things to do and events to see.

Aereo and Skitter attempt to disrupt traditional televison

By Anthony De Rosa
June 7, 2012

Two startups are trying to disrupt the traditional television model. One of them, Aereo, has been taken to court by the incumbent networks. The other, Skitter has made deals with the content providers they’re rebroadcasting. Here’s a look at both in the latest Tech Tonic.

Facebook brings new ad opportunities to brands

By Anthony De Rosa
February 29, 2012

Facebook unveiled a number of new opportunities for advertising on their social network today, the biggest being the ability to post ads to mobile devices, which they had not yet been offering.

Tim Pool: Occupy Wall Street’s mobile journalist – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

If you were to stop independent journalist Tim Pool on the street, you may think he’s just a bike messenger, with his skull cap, hoodie and shoulder strap bag. What you may miss is that Pool has transformed himself into a mobile journalist. He broadcast live videos in the midst of the Occupy movement using just an iPhone, a solar powered backpack and even a drone to an audience of thousands.

So you think you have a great idea for an app?

By Anthony De Rosa
October 26, 2011

What goes into making a great application? In a three part series I sit down with Richard Ting, SVP of Social and Mobile Platforms at R/GA to find out.