Monday, May 19, 2008

MashBash NYC Party

The MashBash NYC party at Webster Hall last Friday nite was one of the best Silicon Alley parties I've been to since the '90s. GrandMaster Flash performed for a VIP audience of several hundred. I hadn't seen Flash since '81 in the same venue, when it was called "The Ritz". Everybody was at this party, including Tumblr, Magnify, Kluster (which sponsored an open bar), DrawnbyPain (jeskid), Silicon Alley Reporter, Center Networks, Alley Insider, Diggnation, etc. (and Bruni PR, that's me in the Roma soccer cap).
Kudos to Adam Hirsch and his Mashable team.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Livestreaming the Italian Soccer Championship

The Italian soccer championship will be decided next Sunday. Inter and Roma are neck in neck for the "scudetto", with Inter having only a one point advantage in the Serie A ranking. What is certain is how livestreaming has changed the way Italians view and experience these games. There are approximately 20+ livestreaming tv channels on Mogulus that feature Italian soccer. If you miss the game or don't have a TV nearby, you can watch on your computer. Forza Roma!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Drawn By Pain/Webby Award

Drawn By Pain is one of the hottest web TV series to come out of Silicon Alley. We're all praying that Jesse Cowell and his jeskid production team wins the Webby Award for animation on Tuesday. Go for it Jes.

Crunchgear Party: Empressr Impressed

Empressr wowed the Crunchgear party in NYC on May 1st at Red Sky bar with the "first visual story and presentation Internet application". (I'm the guy in the beige cap) Here's how the folks at Empressr describe it --

"Empressr was developed by Fusebox, an award winning creative and technology firm that creates rich Internet applications (RIAs), and advertising and marketing programs for global 1000 companies. Empressr was developed in response to what we saw as the limitations of existing presentation applications. If streaming video and Flash are more dynamic ways to present important information, then why shouldn't everyone have access to this medium? So our creative and technology experts teamed up to develop a way for anyone to create rich media presentations, easily. The result is the first-of-its-kind visual story telling and presentation application that is revolutionizing the industry"