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Tablets hit critical mass with 1 in 4 smartphone owners using them

Aereo Chief Was ‘Angry’ When He Spoke to Fox a Month Ago, Says Fox Exec

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Mr. Kanojia. A ruling is expected this afternoon in a lawsuit against Aereo, a potentially disruptive service that allows customers to stream broadcast television content without anyone, customers or Aereo, paying fees to broadcasters. The company is backed by more than $20 million from investors, including Barry Diller of IAC,...
Aereo Chief Was ‘Angry’ When He Spoke to Fox a Month Ago, Says Fox Exec

Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

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The Department of Justice is looking into cable providers’ power over how and where consumers can access television content via the Internet, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s a step that finally acknowledges the vertical integration of cable providers as well as their ability to influence consumer behavior because of...
Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

YouTube Goes Back to the Basics

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YouTube Goes Back to the Basics is a post from Chris PirilloA major site redesign has been a long time coming for YouTube. Let’s be honest here… the way things looked in recent months was nothing short of confusing and just plain “icky”. YouTube rolled out the changes across the...
YouTube Goes Back to the Basics

Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work? (IAC, AAPL)

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Aereo is a paid service that lets you watch live network television on your iPad. You can also set shows to record and stream them later, kind of like a DVR living in the cloud. Pretty cool, right? Here's what it entails. How much does it cost? $12 per...
Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work? (IAC, AAPL)

Slingbox 500 firmware update adds SlingSync support for remote photo viewing and USB drive uploads

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Your Slingbox isn't just for streaming realtime television content anymore. SlingSync, which we first heard about during CES, is now available as part of this week's firmware update, letting you upload photos and videos captured with an Android or iOS device directly to a USB drive connected to a...
Slingbox 500 firmware update adds SlingSync support for remote photo viewing and USB drive uploads

Dixons getting into streaming video with Knowhow Movies

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Following in the footsteps of LoveFilm and Netflix, British electronics retail giant Dixons has announced that it will be launching its own video streaming service early this year. Called Knowhow Movies, the service will feature both film and television content; though a list of supported devices hasn't been announced...
Dixons getting into streaming video with Knowhow Movies
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion
The Xbox One likely won't be a cable killer

What's At Stake In the Epic Battle Between TV Networks and Cable/Satellite Providers

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Cable and satellite TV providers have started a fight that could fundamentally change the way television content is brought to your home. If the cable/satellite operators win this legal and market battle, they could shift a large amount power away from broadcasters and cable networks - and give viewers far...
What's At Stake In the Epic Battle Between TV Networks and Cable/Satellite Providers

UK Nexus 7 to have little content at launch

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When Google's Nexus 7 tablet launches later this year in the United Kingdom, it will apparently have to do so without anything in the way of music, magazine, or television content. The Guardian has found out that the search giant hasn't secured the distribution rights necessary to sell content in...
UK Nexus 7 to have little content at launch

Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

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We’ve just received an invite from Microsoft to an event on May 21st where it will show off the next version of its Xbox console and media box. The next version of the company’s media play has been expected for a while, especially as Sony unveiled most of its PlayStation 4 at...
Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The...
Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

Mark Cuban flings funding at Flingo

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The billionaire entrepreneur gets behind the maker of smart-TV technology that mixes social networking with television content. [Read more]...
Mark Cuban flings funding at Flingo
Poll Technica: is the TV market "Apple's game to lose"?

Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler on Steve Jobs' iCar Dreams, Apple's Living Room Push

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Speaking at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference earlier this week, J. Crew CEO and Apple board member Mickey Drexler shared his thoughts (via Business Insider) on several topics related to Apple, including Steve Jobs' dream to build an "iCar" that would have revolutionized the automobile industry. While the idea obviously...
Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler on Steve Jobs' iCar Dreams, Apple's Living Room Push
Appeals court upholds legality of Aereo's "tiny antennas" scheme

This Week in Video for ATD: Facebook Redesigns News Feed, Roku Gets a New Box and The White House Favors Phone Unlocking

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There was a lot of talk this week about Facebook’s redesign of its news feed, which was announced Wednesday, and new developments in the rights of consumers to unlock their cell phones. Also, Roku came out with a new box for streaming television content. Here’s a quick list of the...
This Week in Video for ATD: Facebook Redesigns News Feed, Roku Gets a New Box and The White House Favors Phone Unlocking
Now CBS is threatening to become a cable channel if Aereo isn't shut down

2013 social TV predictions from the experts at CES

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When looking in their crystal balls, experts predict that social media will dramatically alter how we experience television content in 2013. [Read more]...
2013 social TV predictions from the experts at CES

Mobile Apps Are Challenging TV In A Way The Web Never Did

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A new study by Flurry, a mobile-analytics company, shows that usage of mobile apps is rapidly catching up with television. Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf reports that the company has tracked a total of a trillion "events"--actions inside apps like finishing a game level or making a restaurant reservation. Those numbers...
Mobile Apps Are Challenging TV In A Way The Web Never Did

Apple Aims to 'Erase Distinction Between Live and On-Demand' TV content

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Following up on its story from yesterday about a possible forthcoming Apple set-top television box, the The Wall Street Journal had more details to share today. Apple wants to make it so viewers can watch any show at any time via a cloud-based DVR that would store TV shows online....
Apple Aims to 'Erase Distinction Between Live and On-Demand' TV content

Steve Ballmer hints at more Xbox form factors

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Speaking at the University of Washington this Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dropped a tidbit that may point towards more Xbox form factors in the future. As Gearlog reports, Ballmer made  the following response when asked about the company’s approach to collaboration with hardware partners (hardware diversity versus variety): In...
Steve Ballmer hints at more Xbox form factors

Streaming TV Service Aereo Just Got Tagged With A Lawsuit

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Aereo, the $12-per-month service that lets you watch live television on your iPad, has been smacked with a lawsuit, reports Paid Content. Aereo relied on something of a loophole in order to skate under the radar -- it would have a dedicated over-the-air antenna for each subscriber, which he...
Streaming TV Service Aereo Just Got Tagged With A Lawsuit

Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library

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Streaming video service Hulu is adding a huge collection of PBS television shows to its content library, the company announced Thursday. The new content is available with commercials to all Hulu plus users, while premium subscribers of Hulu Plus can want it commercial-free. Some of the shows now available include...
Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library
Nielsen buys SocialGuide to help advertisers understand link between Twitter and TV ratings
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so
With TIVO Distribution Partnership, Mobcaster Proves Crowdfunding TV Content Actually Viable

Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"

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Table stakes in the online content industry these days is owning the rights to "exclusive" content, and Microsoft took a small step in that direction, agreeing to distribute Pulp, a "comedy about comics," which premieres Monday on its own Xbox platform. "Microsoft might not seem like the obvious partner for...
Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"
Youku and Tudou merging to create China's largest video site
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