Anthony De Rosa

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.

The revolution will not be televised, it will however be livestreamed.

By Anthony De Rosa
March 19, 2012

From Occupy Wall Street in its various locations around the world, to Tahrir Square in Egypt and now to Syria, where few reporters are able to enter, livestreams from citizen journalists increasingly are becoming the only window into what’s actually happening at any given moment during some of the biggest news events.

Can Pinterest sell your content?

By Anthony De Rosa
February 29, 2012

Excitement around the meteoric rise of Pinterest may come at a cost to those jumping on the social media site. Its terms of service say it can distribute, license and sell any content you put on their site. What?! That’s right. And it is creating an uproar in the online world with many people wondering – can Pinterest really do this? I get to the bottom of this legalese with the help of tech, media and business lawyer and consultant, Ash Kalb.

Three challenges for Facebook’s IPO – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Can Facebook live up to the hype? I uncover three problems standing in the way of Facebook’s future growth.

Overheard in the Alley – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Silicon Alley in New York City has experienced a boom even as economic worries persist. I head into the heart of Silicon Alley to unearth the secrets to success of three of the hottest young tech companies.

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.

Pinterest stands apart in a crowded social network world – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Watch out Facebook. One of the fastest growing social network’s online right now is newcomer, Pinterest. Pinterest is exploding in popularity. A skeptic at first, I show how Pinterest works, how small businesses can take advantage of it and if its success can be sustained.

BuzzFeed gets serious

By Anthony De Rosa
January 13, 2012

BuzzFeed has been getting a lot of attention lately, for their high profile hire of well respected political reporter Ben Smith, from Politico and for a recent influx of $15.5 million in new investment. I headed to BuzzFeed headquarters downtown here in Soho to find out what they’re planning to do with the money and how they’re going to differentiate themselves from sites like the Huffington Post.

A look at the operational groups at Occupy Wall Street

By Anthony De Rosa
October 22, 2011

I took a tour of the operational groups at Occupy Wall Street at the start of the third week of the occupation.

How do objects talk to us?

By Anthony De Rosa
October 5, 2011

I stopped by the MoMA exhibit, ”Talk to Me” – and explored how objects communicate with people.