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John Gauntt

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Media Dojo speaks with Playfish co-founder Sebastien de Halleux about how the cloud-based social gaming company has managed to distribute over 100 million games via Facebook and other social networks in less than 2 years. ... (more)

Working on Monaco Media Forum

It's my fourth year going to Monte Carlo for the Monaco Media Forum. The MMF is an invitation-only get together of about 350 digierati from the media and marketing worlds. Groupe Publicis (the number 4 advertising holding company but number 1 in digital revenue) and HSH Prince Albert II are the main patrons, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Orange, Google (YouTube) and Booz & Co. I've helped with the agenda for a couple of years now. There will be a special panel on media clouds that will include Media Dojo alum Sean Knapp from Ooyala among others. At the event, I'll launch the MD G... (more)

Where the Hell's All This New Media Heading?

I'm In Langley, WA this coming Saturday September 19th to speak about the media play for cloud computing at New Media 2012. I like the agenda and set up. Each speaker gets five min to make their case. Then comes a panel discussion. The line-up includes people from the telecom world, gaming, visual media and journalism. Here's the speaker list: Tom Kennedy, Former Director, Multimedia, WashingtonPost.com Brent Friedman, Partner, Electric Farm Entertainment John du Pre Gauntt, Author, Consultant, Technologist Joe Pulizzi, Junta 42; Author, Get Content, Get Customer Alexis Gerard, Founde... (more)

The Next Lurch

Cloud Computing Journal The next killing in media and marketing will likely be hosted on a computing cloud. It won't be a smooth evolution either. The future will lurch forward---as it always has. Thus, the main challenge for media and marketing people trying to understand cloud computing isn't so much engineering as it is imagination. ... (more)

Data Applications and Aesthetics for iPhone

Media Dojo speaks with Roambi, a cloud-based data visualization application for iPhone. Roambi transforms numeric data such as Excel, PDF and others into unique visualizations that are specifically designed to be viewed on an iPhone. The solution runs completely in the cloud, tying into SalesForce.com as well as other enterprise systems such as SAP and Oracle. ... (more)