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Posted by Brian Mahony on November 24, 2014 at 4:11pm
OTT trophy winners awarded by a forum of fellow executives.…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on November 14, 2014 at 12:30pm
Ever since I discovered Netflix I have been hooked. I rarely watch regular cable television anymore, not only do I enjoy Netflix my kids love it. There are so many choices for the kids to watch such as; movies, cartoons to films that relate to young teens. I especially enjoy Netflix because I have been able to see movies that have not been released in theaters and that I probably wouldn't haven't watched otherwise. I tend to watch movies on the weekend with the family to catch up from the…Continue
Posted by Susan Romero on November 6, 2014 at 7:44pm
I know this might sound trite, but 2014 could be the year of "Over-the-Top." Perhaps not the year it became so mainstream that it rivaled the decades-old Pay TV business model, but at least the year when seeds where planted, some with roots that might break concrete.
Consider the recent announcements by HBO, CBS, Univision and others. It used to be that these content players had too much to risk to upset the Pay TV apple cart,…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on October 27, 2014 at 11:10am
FreeCast continues to make news among announcements from some of the content giants. And I happen to know there's even bigger news in the works.
Sometimes simple is better too. Can Rabbit TV Plus succeed where so many more complicated solutions have failed? The price is hard to beat:…
Posted by Brian Mahony on October 22, 2014 at 12:00pm
September 8, 2014. New York City. Endavo Media, a leading digital media distribution company that is reinventing consumer TV and premium over-the-top video services, announced that CEO Paul D Hamm will be a featured speaker at the Over-the-Top Video Executive Summit (…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on September 8, 2014 at 10:13am
OTT Video Summer Reading List
I have been doing some research, reading, and writing this past summer and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Use this as an interesting, but probably incomplete, reading list to catch up on the major developments in over-the-top video:
* Streaming/Mobile TV becoming mainstream: …
Posted by Brian Mahony on September 3, 2014 at 4:52pm
As time evolves, so does the functionality of certain objects. The television started out simply to enable us to watch programs, but has evolved to being able to use the Internet and play video games, among other things. Gaming systems were plain and simple, but now have evolved into allowing us to watch movies, stream the Internet, download photos, and download apps. The device that has gone through the most change, however, is the mobile phone. It started out as basic as can be, just for…Continue
Posted by Akshay Bhardwaj on August 13, 2014 at 12:44pm
The internet has definitely changed the way we function as consumers, making everything much more convenient, giving us more access to information and products that we wouldn’t have been able to purchase in the…
Posted by Sookie Lioncourt on July 31, 2014 at 12:45pm
As an avid TV watcher, I know and understand the pains of cable TV. Shows generally air once a week, cliffhangers and teases are everywhere, and timings often conflict with our own schedules. The couch and TV is one area of my life which I do not get to go to as much as I used to, simply because of a busy schedule. Trying to balance work, school, family, and friends prevents more time to be given to casually couch crashing and TV surfing as I would when I was younger. But, like many other…Continue
Posted by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 29, 2014 at 2:26pm
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SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened sharply higher on Thursday on the news that it will buy back $2 billion of its own stock. Samsung shares were up 5.8 percent as of (7.02 a.m. EST) after opening 6 percent higher. Samsung announced the buyback plan, its first since 2007, after market close on Wednesday. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)
While millions of Americans are about to gather around a table topped with turkey, stuffing, and all other sorts of Thanksgiving fare, two in particular are preparing for a much different meal. Almost 300 miles above the Earth's surface, NASA Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are building a "feast" with their four weightless international colleagues aboard the International Space Station. The orbiting astronauts didn't have a special meal delivered to them, rather they've compiled one with some of the core menu foods that the ISS is stocked with: irradiated smoked turkey, thermo-stabilized candied yams, freeze-dried cornbread dressing, and a cranapple desert.
Ah, if only the Moto X had always been supported by this kind of awesome ad campaign, it might have sold more units. Motorola has posted a brilliant ad for the 2014 Moto X that shows us just how much fun it can be to customize our own phone. FROM EARLIER: Motorola has an awesome Moto X Cyber Monday deal that’s too good to pass up The ad follows a somewhat ridiculous Motorola fan named Ben who is constantly making changes and adjustments to his new Moto X through the Moto Maker online portal. Every time he makes a change, a doppelgänger working in a cartoonish replica of a Motorola factory must scramble around to implement last-minute fixes. Ben doesn’t hesitate
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite Mystery Science Theater episodes, and a fleet of robot security guards.>
Apple’s plastic iPhone 5c, launched in late 2013 as a more affordable iPhone option alongside the iPhone 5s, is going to be discontinued next year. The news comes from MacRumors and cites a report from Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times. FROM EARLIER: Despite the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is still America’s phablet king Apparently, Apple is getting ready to stop iPhone 5c production in mid-2015, with Apple suppliers Wistron and Foxconn looking to wind down production for the handset. The report is in line with earlier claims from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been often right about Apple’s unannounced plans. Kuo said that iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S production would end in 2015 after certain promotional plans are over. The iPhone 5c has been