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Featured Blog Posts – May 2009 Archive (10)

Microsoft’s “Bing” Search Engine: Consumers or Advertisers Rejoice?

Microsoft’s new Bing search engine is actually an improved version of its existing “Kumo” search engine, and appears on the surface before it’s unveiling to the world on June 3rd to be vastly improved and a credible competitor to Google and Yahoo. Bing also benefits from Microsoft’s acquisition of the search technology company they acquired last year – Powerset, which is a semantic search technology. Microsoft of course is claiming the search engine… Continue

Added by Robert A. Clark on May 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Xbox Continues to Conquer: OTT Video Trojan Horse Captures 20 Million Subscribers Via Xbox Live

Microsoft announced yesterday that sales of its Xbox 360 console have passed the 30 million mark globally, with its Xbox LIVE community growing to more than 20 million active members. With sales up 28 percent from last year, Xbox is so far showing the highest rate of growth in 2009 among the gaming consoles. What is most impressive is how it has grown over the years from primarily a gaming console to a virtual… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on May 29, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Add Robots to the Long List of Warriors’ Friends

With our focus on consumer technology, we at Trender Research don’t often talk about industrial, government, or military devices (except when we jokingly daydream about flame-thrower equipped Roombas). But in honor of all veterans on this Memorial Day, we take a closer look at military robotics.



An MSNBC… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on May 25, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

NetFlix Streaming Ahead: Extends Video Streaming to Windows Media Center



NetFlix Streaming Ahead: Extends Video Streaming to Windows Media Center PCs

NetFlix will be busy acquiring the rights to content for video streaming over the Internet in the months and years ahead in hopes that it can ride the wave of increasing penetration of in-home digital devices that will let consumers view content directly on their TV sets. This was one of the main messages from… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 20, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

AT&T Lookin' for a Ruckus!

WiFi migration and proliferation continues to progress in those locations where it makes the most sense over other broadband wireless alternatives whether outside or inside the home. The latest big news and announcement related is AT&T’s announcement that field trials are under way using WiFi, and specifically Ruckus Wireless’ router product (pictured in the middle) as an in-home alternative to U-verse configurations for content distribution… Continue

Added by Robert A. Clark on May 20, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

Mobile Medicine

The BCI 3180 Pulse Oximeter is an example of health tech monitoring devices that are transforming medicine and patient care. The portable device delivers 30 hours of on-screen pulse rate trending and pulse strength for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders who need careful monitoring. The device measures how much Oxygen is in a patient’s blood stream and is typically used after surgery, in a hospital’s intensive care unit, or at home.





The… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

EveryZing Makes It Easier to Find Everything: NBC Universal to Use EveryZing to Improve Video & Audio Search & Discovery on Internet Sites

EveryZing Makes It Easier to Find Everything: NBC Universal to Use EveryZing to Improve Video & Audio Search & Discovery on Internet Sites







If you can’t find it, it has no value… that’s the generally accepted wisdom about content whether it’s on the Internet or buried away somewhere in a VOD system being offered on by your pay TV provider. So it’s little wonder that there’s so much energy and investment behind… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hulu Scores Huge Win with Disney/ABC Deal

Hulu takes down another big elephant with the announcement of its new deal with The Walt Disney Co., which will take an undisclosed stake in Hulu and board seats.



Hulu now adds Disney and ABC content to the existing line-up of NBC Universal and Fox content. Huge news. This pretty much solidifies Hulu’s position as the online video content kingmaker and further erodes rival… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on May 4, 2009 at 8:26am — No Comments

Another Contender Looks Good for Wireless HD

Another Contender Looks Good for Wireless HD



With digital high definition TV (HDTV) now becoming firmly entrenched in consumer’s living rooms and the battle is engaged for which wireless technology emerges victorious in the next frontier in wireless video networking.



The demand for wireless video networks only increases as large flat screen TVs are destined to hang on walls and not sit in entertainment units. Without the… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 1, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

App-i-licious!

If only life were like an iPhone, but with much better reception. Downloadable Life Apps at the touch of the button that could - VOILA - make life easier. Screaming kid? No problem, there's a Life App that painlessly jolts them into compliance. No chocolate stashed in the house? Tap, tap, tap and a downpour of M&M's befalls you. AT&T service missing bars, once again? One click and the bars are blasted larger than those conniving billboards of theirs.



Seriously, the iPhone…

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Added by Leigh Steele on May 1, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments


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