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Dell's Project Ophelia will turn any HDTV into an Android computer this May

Epic Fail: Barclays' Facebook Debacle Highlighted the Chasm Between the Bank and Its Customers

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In late June, the banking and financial services giant Barclays introduced a fictional character named Dan on its Facebook page. Dan's appearance coincided with the bank facing massive fines for illegally manipulating interest rates. The social media mascot - whose character was, after all, no more honest than those of rate-fixing...
Epic Fail: Barclays' Facebook Debacle Highlighted the Chasm Between the Bank and Its Customers

What Does Google Fiber Mean For The Future Of TV?

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has filed for a video franchise license, which if approved could allow it to take on cable providers in markets in which it’s hoping to deliver fiber-enabled Gigabit broadband services. The license, as reported by the New York Post and Wall Street Journal, was filed with...
What Does Google Fiber Mean For The Future Of TV?

Why The Networks Are Really Afraid Of Aereo: Time Warner Cable Says It Might Offer Aereo-Like Service

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The TV networks' fight against Aereo, including their recent hilarious threats to pull their networks off the air and put them on cable always seemed really exaggerated. Aereo is a tiny startup, with a questionable business model and not that many customers. It does some nice things, but how many...
Why The Networks Are Really Afraid Of Aereo: Time Warner Cable Says It Might Offer Aereo-Like Service
Purported Xbox 720 To Cost $299 With Blu-ray Support, Kinect 2 And Virtual Reality In Time For Holiday 2013
Are cable TV providers planning their own cloud gaming service to take on Xbox, PlayStation?

NimbleTV tries to make good on TV Everywhere’s promise

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While video lovers still wait for the promise of getting their pay TV on every screen they own, an emerging New York start-up is launching a beta service that it says will do just that. NimbleTV — which is backed by Greycroft Partners and Tribeca Venture Partners as well as the...
NimbleTV tries to make good on TV Everywhere’s promise

Apple Television: The iPhone Model Or The iPad Model?

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Based on one story from The Globe And Mail, there are a lot of interesting new thoughts about the supposed Apple Television today. The big question: will Apple partner with any of the cable companies for the product? Based on everything we’ve seen in the space the past several years,...
Apple Television: The iPhone Model Or The iPad Model?

Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts

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Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple’s upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market. The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute TV through its hardware, rather than trying to license content itself. The second report gave a...
Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts

'Watch ABC' app goes live on App Store, brings live TV to New York and Philadelphia

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On Sunday we noted that Disney’s ABC apps for iOS devices would this week begin live streaming TV to users in New York and Philadelphia. It’s the first time a major broadcaster is offering a live TV experience in its iOS apps and today the updated ABC apps have...
'Watch ABC' app goes live on App Store, brings live TV to New York and Philadelphia
Google sells Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35 billion in cash and stock

Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

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In the game of Internet connectivity, it appears that size does indeed matter: size of the Internet pipe, that is. And in this game, the phone companies keep losing. A new report from the Leichtman Research Group reveals cable operators acquired 330,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2012,...
Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

T-Mobile CEO: We're not interested in Verizon's spectrum

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T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said Verizon should divest some of the more valuable spectrum it plans to acquire from the cable providers. [Read more]...
T-Mobile CEO: We're not interested in Verizon's spectrum
Michael Cronan, marketing executive behind TiVo and Kindle brands, dies at 61

The McCain Cable Bill Can Only Do So Much; Real Change Is Market-Driven

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There's a lot of buzz about Sen. John McCain's proposed Television Consumer Freedom Act (pdf and embedded below), a bill designed to encourage cable companies to unbundle the TV stations they offer, and force the networks to do the same. It also takes away the weak bargaining chip that...
The McCain Cable Bill Can Only Do So Much; Real Change Is Market-Driven
Comcast says the free ride is over for basic cable -- encryption is coming

Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots

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I tend to be a pretty big supporter of free market capitalism and the importance of real property rights (not imaginary property rights). As such, I've always been intrigued by Ron Paul's libertarian stance against big government and excessive regulation. I think that position is petty clearly staked out in...
Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots

Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

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Anti-consumer legislation SOPA and PIPA might be all but dead, but there isn’t time to rest. There is a seemingly never-ending flow of proposed legislation, statutes and bills queued up, ready to bust down doors and storm living rooms. One of the latest involves the forced transition from analog to...
Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

Here's the company behind Nintendo TVii (spoilers: it's not Nintendo)

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Brad Pelo is suddenly in charge of a major Nintendo initiative for the Japanese company's next big console, the Wii U, despite not being an employee at Nintendo. Instead, Pelo is CEO of i.TV -- a "social television and second screen technology company" that's worked with everyone from Entertainment...
Here's the company behind Nintendo TVii (spoilers: it's not Nintendo)

Japan's KDDI intros Android 4.0-powered smart TV box

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Japanese telecommunications provider KDDI has shown off a Panasonic-built smart box that connects to users' TVs and enables them to connect to the web. The device isn't a Google TV box, but does have some similarities to those devices. The box will be sold to cable providers in Japan, with...
Japan's KDDI intros Android 4.0-powered smart TV box

NBC Olympics to live stream games on mobile devices with two Adobe-powered apps [Video]

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NBC just unveiled two Adobe-powered mobile apps for its 2012 London Olympics coverage. The NBC Olympics Live Companion app will act as a second display for stats and other details so users have a full bevy of data to compliment their television-watching experience. Meanwhile, the NBC Olympics Live Extra...
NBC Olympics to live stream games on mobile devices with two Adobe-powered apps [Video]

Netflix is in talks to partner with cable providers for bundles, could mean higher quality streaming

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After CEO Reed Hastings recently hinted at the possibility of Netflix's Watch Instantly service coming bundled with cable services, Reuters is reporting the company has met with "some of the largest US cable companies" to discuss partnerships. The report goes on to mention it could stream through cable set-top...
Netflix is in talks to partner with cable providers for bundles, could mean higher quality streaming

Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes

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It's like a match made in heaven. Agawi and Marvell have partnered up to combine a cloud-based gaming platform with the equipment that powers many popular Google TV devices. Together, both companies will offer a white-label Android gaming solution to OEMs, internet and cable providers, game publishers and retailers....
Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes
Apple pushing to add cable services to set-top box, according to report

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Are You Listening Cable Providers? Apple Is Going To Crush You (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Sideways As Market Dives  As Europe implodes, the U.S. markets are following suit. Shares of AAPL seesawing along the flatline. Upcoming events include Tim Cook's keynote next week at the D10 Conference...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Are You Listening Cable Providers? Apple Is Going To Crush You (AAPL)
Verizon grows even larger: FCC approves spectrum deal with big cable

Here's How Apple Could Make A Great TV AND Screw The Cable Companies (AAPL)

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Apple wants to revolutionize TV like it did mobile phones. But like mobile phones before the iPhone was introduced, somebody else's business is standing in the way. In the case of phones, it was the carriers, who wanted to control as much of the user experience as possible so...
Here's How Apple Could Make A Great TV AND Screw The Cable Companies (AAPL)

Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad

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There's a lot of talk about "cord cutting" going around. On one hand, the techier side of the spectrum feels this is the new normal and that it spells out the eventual demise of cable companies. On the other hand, cable companies are stating loudly that this isn't happening...
Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad

FreedomPop brings Internet access to the masses with Hub Burst modem and 1GB of free data

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FreedomPop, an Internet service provider (ISP) based in the United States, has announced a new broadband package today powered by the Clearwire WiMax network and offering up to 1GB of free data. As part of the announcement, the company is accepting pre-orders for its new FreedomPop Hub Burst modem, which...
FreedomPop brings Internet access to the masses with Hub Burst modem and 1GB of free data

Big Cable Stalls Apple's TV Plans

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Well, so much for that. Once upon a time, 2012 was supposed to be the year that Apple made its big splash in television, as foretold by Steve Jobs' declaration that he had "finally cracked it." While the company may have nailed down a stellar user interface and product design,...
Big Cable Stalls Apple's TV Plans
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