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Switched On: You tell me it's the institution

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Apple rose to dominate sales of digital music by more or less mirroring the way consumers acquired music in the physical world -- that is, purchasing songs, but providing a greater degree of granularity. This worked well for...
Switched On: You tell me it's the institution

Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

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Amazon.com plans to release its own TV set-top box, setting its sights on the living room and creating a flagship device for its Instant Video streaming service, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report this morning, quoting anonymous sources. The device will be introduced this fall, according to the story by Brad...
Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

Amazon's New Ad Business Taught It That Selling Physical 'Stuff' Is A Thing Of The Past (AMZN)

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Amazon appears to be learning a big lesson from its nascent, $500 million advertising business: It's a lot easier to make money if you're not selling physical stuff. Reuters examined Amazon's profitability outlook and found that the company's real growth is not going to come from selling books and toys....
Amazon's New Ad Business Taught It That Selling Physical 'Stuff' Is A Thing Of The Past (AMZN)

VIDEO: What is the future of television?

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With Netflix investing millions in creating its own TV shows, why Amazon and Microsoft are also joining the TV game....
VIDEO: What is the future of television?
NBC Universal Chooses thePlatform To Bring USA Network, Syfy, And Oxygen Online

Worried about network strain, Korean ISP KT pushes for a share of smart TV makers’ profits

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Korean Internet service provider KT has revealed that it is looking for a share of profits generated by smart TV sellers, after it switched off Internet access for smart television sets in the country. As a report from Reuters explains, the ISP is concerned that the demands of Web-connected TVs...
Worried about network strain, Korean ISP KT pushes for a share of smart TV makers’ profits

Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For

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After the strange initial success and eventual flameout of the Twitter-inspired sitcom, $h*! My Dad Says, it was only natural that memes got their own TV show too. LOLwork, a show about the interoffice workings of Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network, premiers Wednesday, Novemeber 7th on Bravo. And now that memes have already...
Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For
Microsoft announces Surface: a sleek Windows 8 tablet with killer accessories

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

Software Engineer Vs. Lumberjack: Who Has The Best Job?

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Maybe software engineers don't have their own TV reality show or their own song, but they do have high pay and less stress. Software engineering was named the No. 1 best job of 2012, according to a list compiled by CareerCast.com. Lumberjacks have the worst job in 2012. Software engineers...
Software Engineer Vs. Lumberjack: Who Has The Best Job?

Report: Apple Reaching Out to TV Component Suppliers

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Apple is purportedly working on its own TV set, rather than just a set top box like Apple TV. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com Rampant speculation says Apple has a full-fledged, big-screen TV project in the works — an iTV, if you will. Now Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says Apple has...
Report: Apple Reaching Out to TV Component Suppliers

Apple TV Set Rumors Get Louder

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Apple already has a set-top box, but has been mum on when it might produce its own TV, though that hasn't stopped technology publications from weighing in....
Apple TV Set Rumors Get Louder
Watch this: one-time 1983 special 'Battle of the Video Games'

Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

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Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson, in a deal that will see Ericsson become the dominant IPTV player in the industry with over 25 percent market share. Mediaroom operates as a pretty much separate company from Microsoft, with its own...
Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

Netflix Raises More Money For Originals Like "House of Cards"

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Fresh off a gangbusters earnings report, Netflix is asking investors to bet on it again: The streaming video company is raising money it may use to invest in its own TV shows. Netflix says it intends to raise $400 million in debt, and will use $225 million of that money...
Netflix Raises More Money For Originals Like "House of Cards"

Apple's new set-top box to feature simpler media access and iPad-like icon interface

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Going away from the rumors of Apple building its own TV set, yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is in talks with major cable operators to develop a new set-top box. Adding to yesterday’s report, the publication has shared another note today with more details of Apple’s vision for...
Apple's new set-top box to feature simpler media access and iPad-like icon interface

Google Licenses Rovi's Program Guide Patents For Its New Fiber TV Service

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One of the main surprises of Google’s Fiber announcement in Kansas City last week was that the company also plans to provide its own TV service to the residents of its ‘fiberhoods.’ There are some issues with Google’s Fiber TV service, including the fact that it seems to be missing...
Google Licenses Rovi's Program Guide Patents For Its New Fiber TV Service

“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

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Will Wright — creator of innovative video games such as SimCity, The Sims and Spore — is working with former Nickelodeon and SpikeTV president Albie Hecht to develop a TV show called The Creation Project for Al Gore’s Current TV.According to IGN, the unconventional show would give viewers the...
“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

Paul McCartney concert stream will test the waters on live Apple TV viewership

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Apple may indeed be using the Apple TV to test the live broadcasting waters, as evidenced by its recent decision to stream former Beatle Paul McCartney's live performance this Thursday. The company "announced" via a banner on iTunes that the stream would take place at 7pm PST on February...
Paul McCartney concert stream will test the waters on live Apple TV viewership

Donna Karan Tells Oprah What It's Like Being A Fashion Icon

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Fashion icon Donna Karan sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about about her philanthropic work and what's it like to have her own name as a successful international brand.On "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on OWN) Karan talked about her Urban Zen Foundation and said that, "for...
Donna Karan Tells Oprah What It's Like Being A Fashion Icon

The future of gaming: key contenders

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Traditional console makers are up against open-source newcomers, PC gamers and even TV manufacturersThe traditional console makersThe PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 (or Durango, as it is codenamed) are both rumoured to resemble powerful PCs, with fast multi-core AMD processors, off-the-shelf graphics cards and Blu-ray players. The aim has...
The future of gaming: key contenders
Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph

AOL starts building its own TV network with newly launched video site ‘AOL On’

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We’ve known for a while now that AOL has aspirations of transforming its media empire into a fully fledged TV network built for the web. It announced a new live streaming video channel for the HuffingtonPost web publication back in February, but now it’s web video channel plans appear...
AOL starts building its own TV network with newly launched video site ‘AOL On’

Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

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There’s a reason social app Pheed has catered to the creative community in the six months since it launched. It’s an amalgam of sites like Instagram and video and audio sharing apps, where creatives can retain rights to their content and monetize it if they want. Think of it as...
Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

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TV networks may have plenty of flaws, but one thing they’re really good at is promoting other TV shows. But here comes Netflix, which is getting into the TV show business, but doesn’t have any experience promoting TV shows.  And it doesn’t have its own TV network to do the...
How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

Will Google’s New Nexus Q Kill Google TV?

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When Google unveiled the combination of the Nexus 7 tablet and the otherworldly Nexus Q streaming device at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, observers couldn’t help but think, “But what about Google TV?” The answer, I was told by several members of the Android and Google...
Will Google’s New Nexus Q Kill Google TV?

Erik Huggers: Intel will launch its own TV service this year

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Intel Media boss Erik Huggers finally broke his silence about the company’s TV plans at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Tuesday, confirming reports from GigaOM and others that the company is working on a TV service, which it plans to launch later this year....
Erik Huggers: Intel will launch its own TV service this year
The gear of Google Fiber: Network Box, Storage Box, and TV Box

What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. In the age of better metrics for games, some...
What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens
Time Warner to stream TBS and TNT online this summer, cable subscription required
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