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Introduction from Brian Mahony, CEO Trender Research, Inc.
I am not in digital marketing. I am not a software engineer. I am not in telecommunications. I am a stay-at-home mom of two children. My days are filled with making lunches, bus schedules, driving to soccer practices and PTO meetings. So when posed the question, “How do you OTT?” my short answer is, I don’t.
Unsure exactly what OTT content is, I naturally Googled it. What I discovered was an entirely new way to view television, listen to music or watch a movie.…Continue
Posted by Nichole Janowsky on January 19, 2016 at 8:39pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 19, 2016 at 11:00am
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 14, 2016 at 10:43am
We have too much content. Movies are produced, millions spent, but many won’t survive much beyond their opening weekend. TV shows are made, pilots launched, but some are cancelled after just a few episodes. Meanwhile consumers complain there are too many channels, too many shows, but there is often “nothing on” that they want to watch. Why the disconnect?…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on November 4, 2015 at 10:31pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on September 29, 2015 at 2:27pm
Multiscreen video is now a reality that consumers enjoy every day. While it may not…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on September 16, 2015 at 3:30pm
Posted by Andrea Nelson on July 15, 2015 at 10:46am
Posted by Andrea Nelson on July 13, 2015 at 12:00pm
I am happy to report that the 3rd OTT Executive Summit, June 17th in New York City (http://www.ottexec.com/), was a smashing success! Special thanks go out to Platinum sponsor SeaChange and Gold sponsors Ratio, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viaccess-Orca, Encompass, InterCall, and all of our other sponsors (http://www.ottexec.com/#sponsors) and media partners (…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on June 30, 2015 at 11:31am
If you asked me a year ago about my TV watching habits my answer would have been different then today. I would have never imagined that I would watch less TV yet more of the programming I like, or that I could live without cable. Yes, I finally cut the cord and got rid of the dusty yet expensive cable boxes. It's been 6 months since I got rid of cable. I thought that i could not do it. I thought that I would miss the box atop of my tv, but, now i've realized that I do not miss it at…Continue
Posted by Alicia A. Perez on June 10, 2015 at 12:00am
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This weekend, SpaceX made a few updates to its website, changing the launch capabilities of its Falcon rockets. The company claims its Falcon 9 rocket can transport nearly twice as much weight into lower Earth orbit as originally thought. The upcoming Falcon Heavy — a much bigger version of the Falcon 9 that's currently in development — will be able to carry even more than the company said previously.
If you've been on the internet recently, you've probably come across the Lush bath bomb meme. It's the one where people throw random objects into a tub and say "I LOVE my Lush bath bomb!!" even though the thing going into the tub is definitely not a Lush bath bomb. First, suspense: Now that the meme has solidified itself in meme consciousness, anyone hitting play on a bath bomb Vine understands they're not going to see an actual bath bomb, but they don't know what they will see.
The pink fairy armadillo is also known as "pichiciego," which is one of the best words I've ever heard. The pink fairy armadillo is the world's smallest armadillo — they're usually about 4-inches long and weigh a quarter of a pound. When confronted with the pink fairy armadillo's cuteness, some of my coworkers didn't believe that the creature could possibly be real.
The Australian government has committed $15 million (about $11.4 million US) of its federal budget to help eradicate the country's carp population, The Guardian reports. The budget will go toward a plan that will introduce a carp-specific herpes virus into Australia's river system. Scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have been testing the virus, known as CyHV-3, for seven years to make sure it won't have any unintended consequences on Australia's ecosystem.
A new update for Bing on iOS includes a neat little trick. Take a picture right inside the app, and Bing will send back a search for similar images. Google, of course, has long had something similar: reverse image search, available for both desktop and mobile.
Scientists have discovered a comet without a tail, making it the first of its kind. The discovery of the comet could give astronomers clues regarding the formation of the solar system, Reuters reports. Perhaps this doesn't sound quite as much fun as the booze-spewing comet scientists found last year, but here's a fact for you: the tailless comet is named after a breed of cats without tails.
It's name is the Trigonopterus chewbacca, yes, like that Chewbacca. Scientists Matthew H. Van Dam, Raymond Laufa and Alexander Riedel discovered it in Papua New Guinea, and its furriness reminded them of you-know-who, CNET reports. The scientists recently published their study, which describes four new species of beetle, including Chewy, in the journal ZooKeys.