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Richard Reisman
Richard Reisman
I have been working on advancing new services for people across the broad field of connectivity since long before the Web –- powerful interactive tools and media for human communication, collaboration, knowledge work, commerce, and entertainment. Teleshuttle is the company I develop my work through.
Aug. 29, 2011 2:26 pm
Imagine a market Nirvana for digital offerings. Think beyond the traditional value exchange processes and protocols and re-envision how buyers and sellers might interact in a world with a networked marketplace . I suggest FairPay offers the path to that market Nirvana, and that it is now very practical. Here is an overview (based on the recent rework of the FairPay home page ). First let us...  Read More
Aug. 24, 2011 12:38 pm
Social TV promises to be the killer app for coactive TV (CoTV).  (A "killer application" is an application that is so desirable to users that it drives the adoption of a larger technology.  The concept emerged when spreadsheets and word processors drove the adoption of PCs, which have obviously broadened to far wider importance.) There are a number of signs that Social TV is emerging as such a...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2011 3:06 pm
MTV, Sony, Verizon, Twitter, Facebook and others are moving into position. Some of the stars seem to be aligning, even if the full impact is still mostly unrecognized (even by many of them). A majority of people multitask while watching TV, increasingly using the Web while on TV Much of that is driven by the Social Web -- tweeting and IM-ing about the TV shows (or other video) we are...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2011 3:05 pm
The 5/12 announcement of Comcast's Xfinity iPad app, and comments by Time Warner that all cable operators are going to have similar offerings, looks like a big step toward a platform for Coactive TV on a mainstream basis. Two videos show the current steps. First, this looks like a major step to position iPad (and presumably future tablets from other sources) as a well-integrated second...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2011 3:05 pm
As the Google blog says, "these features are just a fraction of what Google TV can do." One hint, reported in the Wall Street Journal, is that "Linkages between Android phones and Google TV bring some unusual benefits. A Google engineer, for example, demonstrated how a person could use voice recognition in his cellphone to search for a TV program by speaking its name. I see this as an...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2011 3:03 pm
CoTV was ahead of its time in 2002 ...   Now the stars may really be aligning for TV "companion" apps. When I talked about CoTV to people at major TV and Web companies in 2002-5, they thought it was a good idea and assured me "Yes, I get it."  Some did, and some just thought they did.  Like all forms of "interactive TV" it has been "just around the corner" for many years...  Read More
Aug. 22, 2011 4:38 pm
I have recently been working with a startup company that is working toward introducing FairPay pricing for their new service (details on that to follow).  That collaboration has led me to some interesting ideas on how you can best phase FairPay in, to get some basic functions at low cost -- and to learn a great deal about your market, so you can better manage your investment and your risk -- and...  Read More
Aug. 11, 2011 9:54 am
For those that think there is no real money in Pay What You Want (PWYW) pricing, the growing success of the Humble Indie Bundle suggests otherwise. Their first four promotions have raised over $6.1MM, with the last one just ending at $2.2MM.  It has been reported that the venture behind these offers has raised $4.7MM in VC funding. Their model includes payments to the game developers, the...  Read More
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