We have arrived in LA and the difference between movies and computers is an interesting one. Content may be king in LA but apps are the story after Mobilize.
It's fitting that we are producing our version of the blend with 4G Wireless Evolution Television
. We are following our friend Bob Bowman's, CEO of MLB.com
, advice and charging for it because we have real costs.
You pay $1.00 for iTunes, so why not $20.00 for 20 hours of hearing the artists that make the technology that delivers the iTunes.
Here in LA Mobile Video is about entertainment, in Northern California the Mobilze
story was the over the top folks. During App Time
we have Ramu Sunkara founder of QiK
speaking with friends who do telecollaboration.
While segmenting the market always makes sense, the consumer has a problem understanding why broadcast quality can be delivered for free on the Internet, and Telecollaboration costs so much.
Another dimension comes from the posting on social networks of people's personal video and likes from various (sometimes pirated) places.
In the end it may be that these markets have to find some blending. A video water cooler that allows point to point and commentary, entertainment and conversation.
I am looking forward to experimenting, learning and generally entertained by the conversations we are having while we are here. I expect I am
Tags: 4GWE, AppTime, Bob Bowman, Gigaom, iTunes, MLB, Mobile Video, Mobilize, QiK, Ramu Sunkara, Telecollaboration