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USA TODAY portraits by Jefferson Graham

Posted in apple, contourHD, dave habiger, dvd, google, Jefferson Graham, jim cady, netflix, slacker, sonic solutions, Talking Tech, USA TODAY with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by jeffersongraham

A post compiling some of my favorite USA TODAY portraits. All, except one, taken for the Wednesday print/video/photo “Talking Tech” pieces.
Below: Sonic Solutions CEO Dave Habiger
Sonic Solutions CEO Dave Habiger by Jefferson Graham

Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt
Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt by Jefferson Graham
Roku CEO Anthony Wood
Roku CEO Anthony Wood by Jefferson Graham
Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy
Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy by Jefferson Graham
Behind the scenes @ Netflix
Behind the scenes @ Netflix by Jefferson Graham
Google CEO Eric Schmidt
Google CEO Eric Schmidt by Jefferson Graham
Animoto CEO Brad Jefferson and 2 Spidermen on Hollywood Blvd.
Animoto CEO Brad Jefferson & Spidermen by Jefferson Graham
The JibJab Guys–Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
The JibJab Guys by Jefferson Graham
The gang from Baja Sharkeez, Hermosa Beach
The Baja Sharkeez Gang by Jefferson Graham

Sonic Solutions Interview | Roxio, Toast, Popcorn!–Dave Habiger

Posted in apple, dave habiger, dvd, google, roxio, sonic solutions, Talking Tech, USA TODAY with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by jeffersongraham


My interview with Sonic Solutions CEO Dave Habiger at Sonic headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Sonic is best-known as the company behind CD and DVD burning programs Roxio Creator and Toast. During our time together, I asked him if anyone had ever photographed him holding a burning match to a disc. After all, Sonic is the “burning” company.
To my utter shock, he said no, but was totally game when I asked if he would go for it.
The match, however, was puny–it hardly showed up–so we needed to graduate to burning coffee filters, with a bucket full of water below where Dave could toss the flames when his hand got too hot.
The picture session was brief, but memorable–I got what I had envisioned–and the video brings the session to life.
Oh yeah, the interview–Habiger talks about the changing face of digital media, and his predictions for the coming death of the disc.