Category Archives: TWEED Video of the Week

TWEED Video of the Week: ‘Always Open’ by Dennys

This past week Denny’s released this first episode as part of a new branded entertainment series in partnership with DumbDumb (Jason Bateman and Will Arnett’s production company.  According to AdAge, “After sitting out the Super Bowl this year, Denny’s is diving into branded entertainment with an online talk show shot in one of its restaurants in Hollywood.  This first episode of the series, “Always Open,” features guest Jason Bateman talking to host David Koechner, an actor and comedian viewers may know from “Anchorman” and “The Office.” Future episodes will include Will Arnett plowing through multiple plates of Denny’s food, Kristen Bell, Will Forte, Amy Poehler and Sarah Silverman.”

Let us know what you think of the series!

“We have a digital content company. It’s named after Will, it’s called dumbdumb. -Co-Founder, Jason Bateman” @dumbdumb

TWEED Video of the Week: iPad 2

Apple does it again.  Introducing the iPad 2.

As the tablet/e-reader market continues to grow, the competition has been picking up in a big way.  Amy Gahran from Contentious.com suggests in a recent article on CNN reasons “Why Amazon Would Be Smart to Give Away the Kindle,” a device that has 15% more market share than iPad.

Amy goes on to write, “last year, nearly $1 billion in e-books were sold, according to Forrester. By 2015, this is expected to jump to $3 billion.

According to recent research from Changewave, Kindle currently holds 47% of the e-reader market. Apple’s iPad (which is much more than an e-reader, so I’m not sure that’s a fair comparison) holds only 32% of this market. Sony’s Reader, at 5%, is just barely leading the Barnes & Noble Nook, at 4%.

Plus, Google recently acquired eBook Technologies, Inc., so it’ll be interesting to see what that yields on the e-reader front.”

TWEED Video of the Week: IBM Turns 100

With IBM’s 100th birthday in 2011 comes a lot of celebration and reflection of the past 100 years of brilliance, innovation and advances.  Celebrations include participation in volunteer activities, the creation of two short films, global lectures and the distribution of commemorative memorabilia.

As part of IBM’s remembrance and renewal, two viral videos were created and released in late January. “100×100” and “They Were There,” 13 minutes and 30 minutes respectively, have already proven to be a hit.  “100×100″ is beautifully done with 100 different people presenting the IBM achievement recorded in the year they were born, starting with the year 1911.  “They Were There” is told by first hand witnesses, current and retired employees, who were there when IBM made world-changing developments.  Check out “100×100″ below and if you like what you see, you’ll definitely want to watch “They Were There” to meet the people involved in changing the way our world works.