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Things are heating up this week, as Om and Joyce tear through another round of Hitlines without mercy. We also sit down with RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, a true veteran in the tech world. All that plus analysis, predictions, and even an insult or two… on […]

Things are heating up this week, as Om and Joyce tear through another round of Hitlines without mercy. We also sit down with RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, a true veteran in the tech world. All that plus analysis, predictions, and even an insult or two… on The GigaOM Show!

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  1. OM – getting better everytime! Great job filtering out the noise and surfacing them in your “hitlines”.

    Keep ‘em coming OM!

  2. Hey OM,

    A little positive criticism – if you could annunciate a little more that would help the flow of the show some.

    Otherwise, great job. Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi OM,

    I am new over your blog. Interesting.

    Glazer said: being at the edge was more profitable than 100% legal.

    Still the business model of Real is not profitable. Seems to me an excuse for not performing although you certainly said they were the first of the party.

    Do you think the exit of Real is the hardware-software integration. Seems to me that after so many years, they are still finding their identity. Too late for this.

    Mario Ruiz
    @ http://www.oursheet.com

  4. Mario

    From my perspective, they have finally put a new strategy in place that takes content to the edge. I think it is smart approach and they should have done it a long time ago. i think you are going to start imitating them soon enough. give it another six months, and lets see what happens.

    I have a post coming, so don’t want to preempt it

  5. OM – Rob Glaser knows the “legal” content business better than 99.9 percent of the executives in digital media space today. You just have to listen to him speak, and you know this man has done his homework. Great interview OM – brief and you hit the major points.

    Even though Rob was being polite in his YouTube statements – YouTube legal factor will become a huge competitive advantage for RealNetworks. Given the facts as it stands today, YouTube is going into the battlefield against Viacom as a “defendant” – and as of right now legal precedents are not in YouTube’s favor. We can debate the DMCA till we are blue in the face – so not looking for a rebuttal to this point. When the legal battles are settled – Real Networks is one of the incumbents best positioned to share the spoils of a potential Viacom victory. Even if there are deficiences in Real’s business models, they are agile and have the money to make a difference.

  6. Mike Steinbaugh Saturday, August 18, 2007

    Real Networks is still in business? Seriously?

  7. I wish y’all wouldn’t make these text intros (see above) that are just not true. Making out like jason/kevin went at it when they didn’t, now making out like your hitlines were big time when they aren’t. Be true and it will serve better.

    With the amount of crap Real has done over the years, it’s interesting that all of the questions were happy fluffy questions and none about spyware or infestation.

  8. Om,

    I love your shows but please leave the presenting to better speakers. Your indian accent is not very clear and your interview style is very argumentative.
    The content and show being named after you is enough. Please bow down now.

  9. Om,

    I think you are a good journalist and I have been a long time reader of your blog. I have also watched all your show episodes till date. So here’s my feedback:

    1. Improve your wardrobe. Looking good on TV is important. It is a visual medium and while we all wish we didn’t judge people based on how they look, it matters if you are on video.

    2. Really work on your interviewing style, enunciation etc. You are may be the best writer and a great print journalist but on TV you are a rookie you have to recognize that. You are here to prove yourself and you have to really work on it.

    3. Make eye contact with the camera/your interview subject at all times. Sometimes you come across as very shifty on camera.

    Finally, I would agree with some commentators above that you would be better off getting a new host. You don’t need the criticism and the jokes about you that come with this show. Is the GigaOm show worth all that for you?

  10. Om, interesting that you got Glazer’s bile on tape. You nailed him with the Youtube question! Excellent job. Glazer has had it “all figured out” for a long time now. It’s clear that he has a set of biasis that will always hold Real back. A management change would probably be the best thing for that company and it’s stock…

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