Oxford English Dictionary says Goodbye to Print

As I just watched this clip from early 90’s or late 80’s (I think),  I could not stop laughing my ass off! Read more of this post

Washingtonian Women Spend More on Digital Goods than Washingtonian Men

Another interesting report was recently conducted by the market research firm VG Market and virtual currency firm PlaySpan which shows consumers are spending more on virtual goods on social networks than in online games, and North American women over 25 are spending more on virtual goods than any other demographic.

The survey of 2,221 customers between the ages of 13 and 64 across the PlaySpan Marketplace, Facebook via Spare Change, and Ultimate Game Card system found that 75% have purchased virtual goods, and 32% have made such purchases within social networks.

The median spending on digital goods on social networks is $50 per year, followed by massively multiplayer online games ($40); free-to-play games ($40); PC games with online play ($37); and console games with online play ($20). Read more of this post

Our George Washington University Says No to iPad

Elias Shams
Apple gets their first major rejection from my old school, the George Washington University (GWU) over their iPad due to the wireless security issues.

Princeton University and Cornell University also joined the club rejecting the device because of the network stability issues, school network connectivity problems with the device, and concerns about bandwidth overload. read more…

Digital Media Wire Honors “25 Executives in Digital Entertainment” – one from Washington, DC

Congratulation Rohit Bhargava!

Digital Media Wire will honor Rohit and 24 other executives to watch in Digital Entertainment at a reception for industry leaders and members of the press at the 3rd Annual Digital Media Insider @ CES at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8. I was told there will be a special guests too. The honorees will be profiled online and will be recognized in a special January feature on the DMWmedia website.

I met Rohit over a year ago during the Social Media Outlook event hosted by Washington based Potomac Tech Wire in Ritz Carlton, Tyson Corner. He is SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Washington, DC based Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence. He is also Author of the book “Personality Not Included”. His book is really fun to read. It is about the secret how to make your company more authentic regardless of your position and the size of the company with tons of examples. You can buy his book on Amazon.

Those of you not familiar with Digital Media Wire, they are an events, news, and publishing company inthe digital entertainment & media industry since May 2000.

If interested to request press registration, start here.

Here is the complete list of 2010 honorees:
David Anderman, General Counsel, Lucasfilms
Rob Barnett, Founder & CEO, My Damn Channel
Rio Caraeff , President & CEO, VEVO
Kevin Conroy, President, Univision Interactive Media
• Allen DeBevoise, Chairman & CEO, Machinima Inc.
Denzyl Feigelson, CEO, AWAL (Artists Without a Label)
• Ashley Fenwick-Naditch, Producer, Sesame Workshop
• Kristin Frank, General Manager, MTV.com and VH1.com
• Ed Leonard, CTO, DreamWorks
• Zahavah Levine, Chief Counsel, YouTube
• Mitch Lowe, CEO, redbox
• Robb McDaniels, Founder, President & CEO, INGrooves
• Tero Ojanpera, EVP, Services, Nokia
• Jean-Briac Perrette, President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution and Content Distribution Strategy, NBC Universal
• Mark Pincus, CEO & Founder, Zynga
• John Pleasants, CEO, Playdom
• Nanea Reeves, SVP, EA Online Group
Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence / Author, Personality Not Included
• Avner Ronen, CEO, Boxee
• Richard Rosenblatt, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Demand Media
• Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
• David Straus, Co-Founder & CEO, Withoutabox (IMDB, an Amazon company)
• Robert Tercek, President, Digital Media, OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network)
• Phil Wiser, Co-Founder, Chairman & President, Sezmi
• Philip Yun, CEO, NHN USA

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