Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 13, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments
A consumer test of mobile TV broadcasts is scheduled to launch this summer in Washington, D.C. Another trial of similar technology is scheduled to appear in both Atlanta and Seattle in the coming weeks. This, on top of a trial that launched in Raleigh, N.C. a short while ago.
The technology (mobile bandwidth, mobile handsets and the like) has been available to bring video and movies to mobile…Continue
Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 21, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments
Added by Dan Kusnetzky on March 27, 2009 at 7:20am — No Comments
As analog and mostly over-the-air TV consumers in the US gird themselves for what has been a tumultuous and delayed digital transition, at the opposite end of “the spectrum” is TV moving out of the home and becoming ultimately mobile for those consumers who aren’t satisfied only watching their favorite programming when stationary at home. Mobile broadcast TV has been available for a few years now, and there are estimates that worldwide mobile… Continue
Added by Robert A. Clark on June 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments
T-Mobile has joined the move to reduce program pricing (see Unlimited Plan Price War Developing - Virgin Mobile Announces $50 per Month Plan. Here are the changes we've noticed:
Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 16, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments
Added by Brian Mahony on March 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments
I read an interesting article, Windows Mobile Users Complain About Upgrade Policy, by Nancy Gohring of IDG News Service. It appears that Microsoft's facing another challenge brought on by its own business model. Even though Windows Mobile 6.5 was launched a while ago and quite a few of today's mobile devices could use that software, the upgrade…Continue
Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 9, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments
What’s an Android? Android™ is an operating system for home automation, developed by Google, a complete set of software for mobile devices, middleware and key mobile applications that will be on the shelf by year end.. Look for wireless web-connected devices operating on your home network that will to act as a home control center for locking the doors, turn on the lights, lifting the shades and control the temperature. New remotes devices will work on… Continue
Added by Ellen Veden on August 17, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments
I came across an article by Ashlee Vance in the New York Times this morning, T-Mobile to Use Google Software in Devices for Home. I've enjoyed reading Ms. Vance's articles and thought this would would be of interest to you as well.
While it is interesting that T-Mobile is hoping to heard a…Continue
Added by Dan Kusnetzky on April 6, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments
While we are speaking about communications devices, I would be remiss not to mention two new mobile convergence technologies, one that is becoming mainstream and another that has a good chance to be.
Added by Brian Mahony on January 22, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
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Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on December 4, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments
As Hollywood revels in the success of the new animated picture “Up” that was released in both 2D and 3D, and the early 2009 release of “My Bloody Valentine 3D”, and with some Cannes Film Festival movie producer claims that this year’s festival was a “defining 3D moment” - we felt it was time to take stock of the 3D trend that may be past the theatre tipping point and on the horizon for both home and mobile viewing.
Added by Robert A. Clark on June 19, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments
Informa Telecoms & Media recently revealed the top ten anticipated trends during 2011 -- for the telecoms and media sectors -- at its annual Industry Outlook event in
"We have identified the key trends across our research areas that we
think will shape the converging global telecoms and media markets over
the next 12 months. In addition, our annual industry survey gave us some
insight into how the…
Added by David H. Deans on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
This new Verizon Wireless product (www.VerizonWireless.com/Hub), rather generically referred to as the “Verizon Hub”, signals and confirms two things. The first is confirmation of some consumers choosing their cellular service over landline service as their primary phone service in the home. The second is consideration of the primary phone device, the “hub” phone in effect, as potentially being located where it is most used or needed. In many… Continue
Added by Robert A. Clark on April 7, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Brian Mahony on October 27, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments
Everything today is in context. You can't read a news story, talk to a neighbor, watch a sporting event, or plan a vacation without understanding context. Who you are. Where you want to go. Your habits. Your friends and family. Finances. You name it.
So it is no surprise that advertisers for a long time have figured out that understanding the context of their target audience is worth more to them that just a static list of names and addresses. And in today's mobile world,…Continue
Added by Brian Mahony on January 16, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments
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
Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on August 13, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments