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Is A Yahoo, Dailymotion Deal Crazy? Like A Fox

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Yahoo's first major acquisition since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO could be the French video site Dailymotion, of all things. If the talks pan out, Yahoo will be joining a long list of companies hyped up by the booming digital video industry. And if anyone can upset Google's hold...
Is A Yahoo, Dailymotion Deal Crazy? Like A Fox

Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

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One of the biggest headaches in moving house is the inherent lag-time between moving in and waiting for that broadband connection to get up and running. It’s perhaps a sad state-of-affairs, but I’d sooner do without a fridge for that first week in a new pad than be without the...
Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

More than half of all US households own an Apple product

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Apple has hit the tipping point: 51% of all households in the United States own an Apple product. That means, according to CNBC’s polling information, some 55 million American homes own an iOS device, or a Mac computer. Of course, as products have a physical and software-based lifecycle, this gives...
More than half of all US households own an Apple product

Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent

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Nielsen is out with its annual survey of video game use in the US today, and it's found that gaming continues to be on the rise across the board. That includes a seven percent increase in total gaming time compared to the previous year (apparently due largely to increases...
Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent
This One Chart Shows Why The U.S. Economy Is Finally Recovering...

THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

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Yesterday, the Fed released its latest Survey of Consumer Finances. The report included a lot of depressing data about the financial situation of average Americans. But nothing was so shocking and depressing as this: The median net worth of American families dropped nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010. Wow. Most...
THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years
First-time Apple owners make up 25 percent of all iPad purchases
Google gives up on TV ads
Xbox One lets households share one Xbox Live Gold subscription across multiple accounts

UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

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The Digital Entertainment Group has announced plans to give away free movies when you buy an UltraViolet compatible device. If you buy a Smart TV from one of the following brands, you'll get ten free movies accessible anywhere UltraViolet titles work; including CinemaNow, Flixster, Nook and VUDU. Blu-ray players...
UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

Blu-ray looks ahead to 4K

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LAS VEGAS-Seven years after the Blu-ray Disc Association announced at CES that it had completed the technical specification for the format, the Blu-ray format continues to forge ahead--and its proponents must ponder its future when 4K HDTV televisions are all the rage here at this week's CES. The first...
Blu-ray looks ahead to 4K
Has Apple caught up to Windows in the 'post-PC' era?

By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

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If you thought GPS in your phone was only useful for finding the closest Starbucks, think again. A growing number of North American and European households are using GPS and cellular location services to keep track of their family members. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of active users of...
By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

Target Data raises $1 million in venture debt to integrate its moving data into ad networks

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Today Target Data announced that it has raised $1 million in a debt round with Western Technology Investments. Previously, the company raised $3 million from Apex Venture Partners. Target Data works to identify individuals that are moving (from one house to another) as quickly as possible. It then vends this data....
Target Data raises $1 million in venture debt to integrate its moving data into ad networks

Not everyone is on the internet, Iain Duncan Smith | Ian Clark

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Making the universal credit system online-only will cut off many of those in greatest need, on the wrong side of the digital divideIn September last year, Iain Duncan Smith's advisers warned him that his bid to simplify the benefits system was "unworkable and unfair". Alongside concerns that, during a recession,...
Not everyone is on the internet, Iain Duncan Smith | Ian Clark

TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more

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In today’s Daily Dose, j2 Global buys IGN Entertainment from News Corporation, Samsung sells three TVs every second and Raspberry Pi’s Model A board goes on sale in Europe. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the...
TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more
Moving to digital-first is great, Disney - now go kill DVDs
Booting Up: Does Your Smart TV Work? Have You Tried Connecting It to the Internet?

Manage a happy household with Chorma

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Chorma is an iOS app from independent developer Stephen Bennett. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store. Chorma builds on the concept of collaborative listmaking and ties it in with an everyday theme that everyone can relate to — household chores. The app is designed to...
Manage a happy household with Chorma

Green Blog: On Facebook, Some Friendly Energy Rivalry

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A new app will allow 20 million households served by 16 utilities across the nation to post their energy usage on Facebook pages and invite friends to share their information, too....
Green Blog: On Facebook, Some Friendly Energy Rivalry

Time For Universal Data Plans?

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theodp writes "Between multiple cell phones and their add-ons, high-speed Internet connections, and digital TV subscriptions, most households are paying for data delivery at least three times over, often paying the same provider twice. It's time for a universal data plan, [Cnet columnist Molly] Wood declares: 'I want to pay...
Time For Universal Data Plans?

So which bright spark thought of smart meters?

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There's a good case for rethinking the way we supply and charge for electricity, but the government's take on smart meters is a recipe for disasterThose whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make smart. "Smart" is an interesting adjective, as evidenced by the OED's extensive entry for it....
So which bright spark thought of smart meters?
Survey reveals 47% of U.S. households are interested in an HDTV from Apple

Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout

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It's not just in Kansas City anymore -- it's in the surrounding neighborhoods. Google's rolling out its Fiber service to five more areas in the midwestern municipality starting in the new year. After putting the finishing touches on installations in the Dub's Dread area, households in Piper Schools, Delaware...
Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout

Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

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For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we’re on the go (or on the couch). According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project, however, 17% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now mostly go online using...
Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

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Smart energy startup AlertMe has struck a deal that could super-charge its expansion by providing its technology to the U.K.’s largest domestic energy supplier. In an announcement on Tuesday, AlertMe — which runs a cloud-based service that monitors and analyzes people’s energy use and gives them detailed feedback — said...
AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

(ECO:nomics) P&G: Throw Some Cold Water on Those Clothes

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which brings focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) Robert A. McDonald, chief executive of Procter & Gamble Co., predicted that if 70%...
(ECO:nomics) P&G: Throw Some Cold Water on Those Clothes

UK still has 13,000 monochrome TVs

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More than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black-and-white television sets, according to the TV Licensing authority....
UK still has 13,000 monochrome TVs

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus On Xbox

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Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has agreed to acquire Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software that allows operators to deliver television over the Internet, the company announced this morning (via Reuters). Rumors about an impending deal were reported at the end of last month by Bloomberg. Microsoft weighed in on...
Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus On Xbox

Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline

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It’s not really surprising but over half of Americans don’t have or use a land line, according to data published late last week by the Centers for Disease Control. The study tracks the demographics of land line telephone use and was designed to help the CDC adapt its data collection...
Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline
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