May 3- Your Online Professional Network

30 04 2009

This week, Krista Canfield stops by to tell us about online professional networking, and the impact it is having on business relationships abroad.

Krista discusses the importance of building your network online (especially in a down economy), the site’s additional features and functionality, as well as, sharing success stories from members who have been able to do amazing things with LinkedIn like landing their dream job or finding funding for their latest start up.

Guest Reporter Gabe Goldberg from tiplet.com helps you find groups of people who share in your computer success and get you through tech nightmares one meeting at a time during our Week In Review. Come back Monday for the Week In Review links and more. The show will arrive in your inbox or your favorite RSS reader by next Wednesday.

We are on each and every Sunday at 6 pm EDT and 3 pm MST/PDT on KFNX 1100 in Phoenix and on the web at KFNX’s website www.1100kfnx.com.

You can also listen to the show with KFNX’s live stream [JUMP]





Disney to be Equity Partner in Hulu.com

30 04 2009
Do you like ABC shows? Do you like Hulu.com? Were you moping around in your skivy’s because you can’t watch Disney and ABC shows on Hulu? Well, that is all about to change. While there are no specific dates of availability mentioned, we will keep our fingers crossed that no one ends up taking the ball and going home before this is a done deal.
We just received an announcement from Disney that negotiations are getting inked for Disney to join as an equity owner of Hulu.

Here is an email we received from Karen Hobson at Disney [most of it]

DISNEY TO JOIN NBC UNIVERSAL, NEWS CORPORATION AND

PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS AS AN EQUITY OWNER OF HULU

Full Episodes of Hit Current and Library Programs … From ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet To Come To Hulu.com and Its Distribution Sites

Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2009 . . . Hulu and The Walt Disney Company today announced that Disney, through a subsidiary of ABC Enterprises Inc., has agreed to join NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners as a joint venture partner and equity owner of Hulu, a leading online aggregator of video content. Upon closing, the agreement will enhance Hulu’s programming line-up through the expanded online distribution of Disney’s most popular current and library primetime series and library feature films. In particular, full-length episodes of hit current and library programs like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, Scrubs, Greek, Hope and Faith, Less Than Perfect, Wizards of Waverly Place, Phineas and Ferb, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, General Hospital, The View and The Secret Life of the American Teenager will soon be streamed on Hulu on an ad-supported basis.

“From our landmark iTunes deal to our pioneering decision to stream ad supported shows on our ABC.com player, Disney has sought to meet the constantly evolving viewing habits of our consumers, and today’s Hulu announcement is the next important step in that ongoing journey,” said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney and Hulu share a focus on delivering the highest-quality entertainment experience and we look forward to working with Hulu to build value for our consumers, our brands and our shareholders.”

“We’re honored to welcome the Disney team in our mission to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content, when, where and how they want it,” said Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu. “With the addition of shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy and many more to Hulu, we continue to aspire to deliver a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love.”

Following the closing, content available to Hulu users will include:

· Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who?, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live

· Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek

· Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View

· Classic series from ABC’s library like Hope and Faith, Less Than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Dancing with the Stars

· Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb which can be easily accessed from a new DISNEY location in the Channel section of Hulu.com

· Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios

· Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAPnet

“Hulu, quite simply, now has the best premium content on the web,” said Peter Chernin, president and COO, News Corporation. “With three major networks and over 150 leading content providers providing content, combined with the best video user interface anywhere on the web, Hulu offers consumers the finest premium online video experience available today.”

“Hulu has shown that if you make quality content available on the web and combine it with an unbeatable user experience, viewers will come, and so will advertisers,” said Jeff Zucker, president and CEO, NBC Universal. “The addition of some of the best content Disney/ABC has to offer will only enhance Hulu’s standing as a top site for high quality video entertainment.”

Jonathan M. Nelson, CEO of Providence, said “Hulu is creating significant value for users, advertisers and content owners. This balance, together with aggregated professional content and an expanding base of over 200 brand advertisers, is establishing Hulu as a compelling online video monetization platform. Hulu is a bright spot in the new media landscape.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review. As an equity partner, Disney will have three seats on the Hulu Board that will be held by Mr. Iger; Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group; and Kevin Mayer, executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, Business Development & Technology. All other current directors from News Corp, NBC Universal and Providence will remain on the Hulu board.

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of nearly $38 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

About Hulu

Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more at Hulu.com and 35 destination sites online, including AOL, IMDb, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!. Hulu’s selection of premium programming is provided by nearly 150 leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, Comedy Central, Lionsgate, MGM, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Paramount, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, and Warner Bros. Television Group.

Founded in March 2007, Hulu is currently co-owned by NBC Universal, News Corp., and Providence Equity Partners. It is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Beijing.

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Who gets the most benefit out of this relationship? Is it Disney with a new channel of distribution and equity in a new digital property? Is it Hulu with a power player in their corner (and the checkbook)? Or is it us with more to watch on Hulu?

We’ll have details about this week’s show with KC Blade later in the day. Check http://www.imitechtalk.com for more stories and links to the top tech news.





April 26- Week In Review

27 04 2009

Dan Englander, from Shoeboxed.com let us know how organizing electronically scanned receipts is good news for the future of making tax filing easier and more convenient. The show definitely lets you realize how easy it is for shoeboxed.com to take care of all your receipts.

We also hope you enjoyed the ‘Broadband 101’ guest spot from Gabe Goldberg.  We have more stories and tips from Gabe and other reporters in the pipes.  For more tips like this one, check out articles from Gabe and others on tiplet.com.

And, as always, here are the stories brought to you in the Week In Review:

  • Bluetooth 3.0 It’s official, and its fast- Wired- [JUMP]
  • Cisco offers security for “cloud” computing- Reuters- [JUMP]
  • IPhone Sales Push Up Apple’s Profit- NY Times-[JUMP]
  • Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium Opens- Sports Biz- [JUMP]
  • Hackers Scan NYPD Computers 70,000 Times a Day- News Day-[JUMP]

Check back soon to see the bio on our next guest to be on the show, this Sunday. We appreciate the support and look forward to hearing your feedback soon!





April 26 – Thinking Outside the Box…Shoebox that is

23 04 2009


This week, Dan Englander, will be on the show to tell us about Shoeboxed.com, a site that organizes electronically scans receipts, business cards and other business papers to keep organized record of all of them.  He is a founder of the company, and currently the Vice President of Communications.

Dan will tell how Shoeboxed.com company got started, features of the site and the direction of Shoeboxed in the future.

The show airs each Sunday at 6 pm EDT and 3 pm MST/PDT on KFNX 1100 in Phoenix and on the web at KFNX’s website http://www.1100kfnx.com. 

If you can’t make it for those, we’ll have the show without commercials ready for download on our website – http://www.imitectalk.com by Tuesday.

You can also listen to the show with KFNX’s live stream [JUMP]

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and tweet about what you want us you talk about.

And, lastly, come back on Monday for the Week In Review from the show.

Thanks for the support!!





April 19- Week In Review

20 04 2009

This week we ran into technical difficulties with the show, so we we forced to air a re-run of a past show. Sorry for the problem.

Here are some of the stories that would have aired this week during the Week In Review portion of the show:

  • Dual-SIM phone launches in the US courtesy of… National Geographic- Engadget- [JUMP]
  • Virus Hits University Computers- Red Orbit- [JUMP]
  • Deconstructing Apple’s Tiny iPod Shuffle- Biz Week- [JUMP]
  • NHL kicks off playoffs with 20+ viewing ‘tweet-ups’ across U.S., Canada-ZD Net-[JUMP]
  • Industrial Nanotech, Inc.’s Nansulate® Energy Saving Products Featured in New York City Green Building Demonstration- PR Web- [JUMP]

Thanks for all the support this week and look here soon for upcoming show information!





April 19- With Cloud Computing, The Sky is the Limit

17 04 2009

This week Shelly Palmer drops by to discuss Cloud Computing and Storage. Mr. Palmer is the President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York among many other accomplishments and endeavors.

During this discussion, Shelly will give us his views on how cloud computing will change the way we store information, and how easy it is to use for the average computer user. This along with external forces that will have a major affect on the future of cloud computing like legislation and forces of long running software giants like Microsoft.

We will be on KFNX 1100, Sunday at 6 pm EDT & 3 pm MST/PDT.

If you aren’t around a radio… or Phoenix – click on this link and listen in. [JUMP]

Also, don’t forget to follow imitechtalk on twitter and let us know what it is that you want to here on the show!

And, lastly, come back on Monday for the regular Week In Review posts that are announced in the show.

Thanks for your support!





April 12- Week In Review

13 04 2009

We hope you all enjoyed the show this past Sunday with our guest, Jeanne Beliveau Dunn. It was good to find out what exactly large companies such as Cisco are looking for in their IT department.

As always, here are the Week In Reviews from this past Sunday’s show:

  • Skype Available on Apple App Store- FoxBiz- [JUMP]
  • Dalai Lama condemns hacking of computers- Google News- [JUMP]
  • EA’s Madden NFL 10 Kicks Off Season on August 14th- FoxBiz- [JUMP]
  • Police Seek a Second Zone of High Security in the City- NY Times- [JUMP]

These are all really good stories and we strongly encourage you to check them out. They are very informative and will give you the heads up about what is going on in the real world.