Archive for the 'Podcasting' Category

Living without the dish: our family’s video-on-demand experiment

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Two months ago, my family moved house. Our satellite dish was left on the roof of the old house. Since the move, we’ve been living without a dish, resulting in a purely video-on-demand lifestyle. So how important is TV for you and your kids? And what happens when conventional satellite TV is absent? Every family [...]

TootCorp’s Karim Arafat talks about Watwet and World Domination on the Spin Show!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The cool guys at SpinBits in Dubai have hosted TootCorp’s Karim Arafat on the their Spin Show podcast, to talk about the Arabian web and mobile scene and the story of TootCorp and specifically about the development of watwet. Really worth a listen. Karim even manages to go through the podcast without saying “Ya’ani”.. Download [...]

Best of the Blogs.. the jury deliberations are over

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

After 8 hours of being looked up in a conference room at the Deutsche Welle’s Berlin headquarters, The BOBS deliberation art finally over. And the winners are.. Oh.. Wait.. I can’t tell you yet. There is an “embargo” on the results until tomorrow’s awards ceremony at the Museum of Communication in Berlin. The discussions of [...]

Gatecrashing TypeRadio

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Try to imagine this: around 50 graphic designers, laptops, cameras, a mixing board and a fast internet connection all crammed up into a small room at the 35th floor of a Berlin hotel. This was the scene Wednesday night as the SYNTAX crew gate-crashed the temporary headquarters of Type Radio. Type Radio is, usually, a [...]

A week with the Nokia N95: There’s a little monster in my pocket and it’s SMART!

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Almost exactly two years and 5 months ago, on November 27, 2004 I posted the photo below to say farewell to my Nokia 6210 which I carried for four years and say hello to my first ‘smart’ phone the Nokia 6600. Now it’s time for the 6600 to fade into the background, as I welcome [...]

Karawan: Take a train, from Berlin to Tehran and blog, vlog and podcast

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

What happens when you put a Swiss/Italian social activist and German/Jordanian political scientist/journalist on a train from Berlin to Tehran, have them carry a video camera, microphone and laptops and have them blog/vlog/podcast like there’s no tomorrow. Sounds like a radical media experiment that I would be interested in. That’s why 360east and my company [...]

A world first.. Podcasting in Arabic!

Friday, November 18th, 2005

They finally did it! The crazy gang talk a bit of nonsense and introduce themselves. And there you have it. The universe’s first Arabic podcast! Listen at your own risk! ..