D8 Video: James Cameron Talks BP and the “Complicated Problem”

During his D8 appearance Wednesday evening, director James Cameron discusses the role of underwater cinematography in documenting the BP oil spill and how he assembled a global team of deep submergence and underwater film experts to do just that.

D8 Video: James Cameron Talks Movie Release Windows

“Avatar” director James Cameron answers Walt’s questions on the pre-Web release strategy that still dominates feature film releases. Walt goes deep with the underwater director on the future feasibility of on-demand and cross-device delivery.

D8 Video: Director Cameron Says “Titanic” in 3-D Coming 2012

In his D8 interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, "Avatar" director James Cameron announced that he will be re-releasing the original cut of "Titanic" in 3-D. He said the new version will come out sometime in 2012.

“Avatar” Director James Cameron at D8: 3-D or Not, It’s Still About the Story

In 1997, James Cameron made “Titanic,” the highest-grossing film ever made. Thirteen years later he did it again: “Avatar.” And as much as “Avatar” stretched the boundaries of the box office, it has stretched the boundaries of cinema as well. The 3-D film featured a staggering 2,500-plus special-effects shots, set a new standard for movie-making technology and may have ushered in a big-screen renaissance in the process.
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D8 Video: What’s Under Mark Zuckerberg’s Hoodie?

Now you know.

D8 Video: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy

As expected, Facebook’s privacy controls and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s views on privacy figured prominently in his Wednesday appearance at D8. Is the company violating its members’ expectations of privacy? Is it pushing them to overshare? Shouldn’t they be given the option of opting in to the company’s instant personalization feature rather than having it automatically personalize things for them? If you’re looking for straightforward answers to these questions, you’re going to be disappointed. But no matter how Zuckerberg responds, his stance is consistent: He thinks his users want to share their information with the world, and he wants to help them do just that.

D8 Video: Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs Dives Deep on Chips

Walt asked Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs why his company left the phone market. His answer: “We sucked at it.” Jacobs said that a key to keeping up in a technology business is to focus on core competence, and his talk with Walt on chips, spectrum and Qualcomm’s pervasive chip technologies dives deep into the heart of his.

Online Help for Parents Who Volunteer

By Pui-wing Tam.

Parents are opting for an online solution to organizing volunteer class time. And a host of volunteering and calendar apps have popped up on the Web to help them.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Privacy Hot Seat at D8

Facebook’s privacy controls and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s views on privacy figured prominently in his D8 appearance. Zuckerberg thinks his users want to share their information with the world, and he wants to help them do just that.
Mark Zuckerberg

D8 Video: Steve Case’s Secret Plan to Buy Apple and Have Steve Jobs Run AOL-Time Warner

Here’s a fun alternative history exercise: What would have happened if AOL-Time Warner had bought Apple and put Steve Jobs in charge of the giant mess?

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs Live at D8

D8 Photos: Steve Burke Session

Mahalo Taps Jason Rapp as President