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Hectic start to MIPCOM

Have been in Cannes since late Friday for Mipcom and Mipjunior.

Lot happening as usual.  Suggest you check #mipjunior and #mipcom on Twitter for some quick snaps.

So far I have produced three pieces running online:

Hopefully will update tomorrow.

TV’s evolution

In light of the debate on the future of television at the UbiQ conference  – traditional TV dead  vs  transition argument – this handy YoutTube video offers a brief history on TV’s evolution.

UbiQ day two

Huge technical difficulties last night so no posting. No net connection at hotel – netbook showing strong wifi signal but no web connection. Hotel staff (thank you Mama Shelter) jumped in with tech support today and we are running.

As for the important part – Ubiq – there are four big takeouts: Content, Distribution, Data and MOBILE. Last is capped for a very good reason. Much more attention should be paid to this growth market. Worldwide near 100pc penetration. And smartphones becoming first screen for so many.

More at #ubiqparis on Twitter and my report on the keynote by Doug Scott of Ogilvy Entertainment is online at Herald Sun site.

UbiQ Paris day one

Follow at #UbiQparis on twitter and live streaming at UbiQ Europe

Ooyala gets Telstra funding

Tied up at UbiQ but spotted this:

X Media Lab Sydney

A quick late mention of the great range of speakers at the all-day conference – Global Media Ideas 2012 – at The Studio, Opera House, Sydney. Kept putting off report as I sorted out coming to Paris for #ubiqparis.

But you can find plenty of comments, including mine, on Twitter at #xmedialab

Happy hunting.

And tomorrow UbiQ’s Digital Entertainment Showcase starts in central Paris. Check

Hello world!

A good friend got in my ear today – and said that after all my years in digital/new media (18 years or more actually) it was about time I started a blog to highlight what I have written and areas I want to curate. So here goes