Not much gossip thus far at #ScreenMediaExpo after day one, mind you; Bob Clarke was spotted walking the show floor, the rumour that he was thrown out by a security guard who thought he was a vagabond was however unfounded.dZine were telling anyone who would listen that they had won business with CBS Outdoor and the poor Belgians were getting a little bit too excited. The facts seem to be that it’s a trial and the real point is that CBS Outdoor are desperate to find a replacement, any replacement to TELentice.
Everyone was talking about MinQii but few it seems believed it was a merger of equals. Fewer still actually seemed to understand what it was all about.
There was a weird Darth Vader impression to kick start one of the conference sessions which went down like the proverbial lead balloon.
Barnaby Page (kindly) confirmed that the precogs were correct – Christine Outram did indeed use the phrase ‘Minority Report’ in her presentation ‘Mash-up metropolis: key trends for the media savvy city‘ – not once but several times!! Not withstanding, Christine’s presentation was by all accounts superb.
Not on general display but one of the coolest things we saw was Ayuda demonstrating how they had easily managed to port their Splash (and by reference OpenSplash) player to both Google Android devices and Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad etc). If you are that way inclined then go see ’em and ask them to show you. Better still head online to the Google MarketPlace or iTunes store to download the app first, then go see ’em and get your device registered on their CMS so they can demonstrate more fully. Absolutely amazing.