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Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

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We took a look at Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator in October when it launched its first cycle with 5 startups under its wing. Fast forward 7 months later, and the accelerator is graduating its second cycle of startups. Founded by venture capital firm Sawari Ventures and the American University in Cairo,...
Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups
Nielsen: TV Still King In Media Consumption; Only 16 Percent Of TV Homes Have Tablets

Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims

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Prototypes of Apple’s upcoming HDTV are already being tested by multiple potential carrier partners Apple is trying to woo, The Globe and Mail reports. The Canadian paper calls the iTV “a product that has the potential to revolutionize TV viewing by turning conventional televisions into gigantic iPads,” and claims at...
Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims
Here's how Netflix sees the future of TV

DirecTV DVRs available in over 100 hotels, never miss the restaurant opening times again

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On-demand TV viewing continues to secrete itself into the fabric of your live and now its squeezing more viewing hours out of you from hotel rooms across the US. DirecTV's HD DVRs pack the typical programming guide and recording options, plus the ability for hotels to add up to...
DirecTV DVRs available in over 100 hotels, never miss the restaurant opening times again

Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

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For anyone who’s loved to watch Twitter reactions or a liveblog of a big event on TV, this will probably come as no surprise. For advertisers and broadcasters who haven’t figured out how to capitalize on this, you are missing a trick: we are fast becoming a culture of people...
Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

Anatomy of an iTV rumor

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The latest “confirmation” that Apple is building a TV set turns out to be another soufflé Via Techmeme FORTUNE — It is perhaps a measure of how badly broken today’s commercial TV viewing experience is — the cookie-cutter sitcoms, the ridiculous reality shows, the ever-shifting channel line-ups, the relentless, merciless commercial...
Anatomy of an iTV rumor

YouTube for iOS updated to support live streams, TV video queuing

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Google, we have to talk about your sense of timing. You've just streamed Coachella's first weekend on YouTube, and now you update the YouTube app for iOS to support live video? Better late than never, we suppose. Thankfully, there's a pair of extra features in the bargain, including the...
YouTube for iOS updated to support live streams, TV video queuing

Facebook drives 10-times more video-shares than Twitter, as online TV-viewing rises sharply

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New figures reveal that video-viewing across connected TVs and mobile devices is rising sharply, and could pave the way for online video viewing to hit new heights in 2012. Digital video technology company Ooyala has published its Q4 2011 Video Index report, which indicates that between Q3 and Q4 in...
Facebook drives 10-times more video-shares than Twitter, as online TV-viewing rises sharply

Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far

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According to Ace Metrix analytics, one of the most effective ads in Q1 in 2012 was Samsung’s Galaxy Note ad, ‘The Best of a Phone and a Tablet’. Using its television analytics system, Ace Metrix is able to measure an ad’s effectiveness, and each ad is given an ‘Ace Score’....
Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far

Apple gets patent for TV and 5D tech

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Apple's latest patent focuses on some crazy 5D technology that can advance TV viewing, gaming, and just about any function. Virtual reality gloves included. [Read more]...
Apple gets patent for TV and 5D tech

Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

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Sir Martin Sorrell says WPP finds huge disparity between outlay on advertising and time consumers spend reading publicationsSir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, has said advertisers should think seriously about slashing the amount they spend on newspapers and magazines - and accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being...
Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

Sony Xperia Tablet S official: slimmed-down design, Tegra 3, IR remote and Android 4.0, starts at $400

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Looks like those leaked slides showing Sony's Xperia-branded tablet were right about pretty much everything. (Well, everything except the price, anyway). The company just formally announced the Xperia Tablet S and, as rumored, it features a Tegra 3 chip, Android 4.0 and up to 64GB of built-in storage. Like...
Sony Xperia Tablet S official: slimmed-down design, Tegra 3, IR remote and Android 4.0, starts at $400

Nielsen: cord-cutters watch half the TV, don't stream much

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New Nielsen data about TV viewing habits has shown that cord-cutters, or those who drop paid TV in favor of Internet viewing, are often decreasing their viewing habits as a whole. Someone who has broadband but only watches traditional TV over the air watches less than half that of a...
Nielsen: cord-cutters watch half the TV, don't stream much
NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time

The future of TV, according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid out an ambitious plan for Netflix’s future in a paper published on the company’s investor relations site Wednesday that paints Netflix as one of the driving forces behind a transition from linear television to a world of internet-delivered on-demand content. The paper repeated some key...
The future of TV, according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study

Nielsen will roll out tool to track online TV viewing

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Nielsen is planning to announce a tool on Tuesday that will track online TV viewing, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The tool, called “Nielsen Digital Program Ratings,” will primarily allow networks track viewing of the shows that they stream on their own websites. Pilot partners include...
Nielsen will roll out tool to track online TV viewing

Analyst: Apple 60-inch iTV with iRing motion controller to launch in 2013

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In the latest speculation about Apple's TV plans, Topeka Capital's Brian White is predicting an iTV package for this year that will revolutionize the TV viewing experience. [Read more]...
Analyst: Apple 60-inch iTV with iRing motion controller to launch in 2013

Barry Diller Gets Into the "Cord-Cutting" Business

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When last we heard from BamBoom, it was an interesting and also sort of confusing service that promised to let you watch TV – but only some TV – on your iPad or any other Web-connected device. Now BamBoom is called Aereo, and it is backed by Barry Diller and/or...
Barry Diller Gets Into the "Cord-Cutting" Business

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Vevo app brings ad-supported music videos streaming to the Xbox 360

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The video services Microsoft announced would be coming to Xbox 360 continue to trickle out and the latest is from Vevo. What it brings free of charge (with the exception of the req'd Xbox Live Gold subscription, of course) is a library of music videos that's big enough (45,000...
Vevo app brings ad-supported music videos streaming to the Xbox 360

Shazam Already Helps You Discover Music, Now It Wants To Help You Discover TV Advertising

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If you're one of the 250 million people who has ever used Shazam, the app that first gained popularity for helping you name that tune, you may have also used it in the past year while watching television to unlock extra info about your favorite stars and athletes at live...
Shazam Already Helps You Discover Music, Now It Wants To Help You Discover TV Advertising

ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it

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Traditionally, TV networks gauge the number and demographic makeup of their shows' audiences by measuring the TV viewing habits a small sample of households. Because the advertisers who pay for the shows and the networks who program them need an independent pollster both groups can trust, they've traditionally turned...
ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise

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Netflix has seen the amount of video its subscribers watch drastically increase over the past few months: In the fourth quarter, Netflix announced that it had topped 2 billion viewing hours during the three month period. Then, in June, it reached a billion viewing hours in that month alone. But...
With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise

Sumo Lounge’s Sway 2.0 is quite possibly the world’s most perfect gaming chair

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In my never-ending search to turn my house into as much of a lounging zone as I can manage, the addition of products from Sumo Lounge has been a boon to my end goal. I’ve been a fan of the products for ages, but it wasn’t until I reviewed the...
Sumo Lounge’s Sway 2.0 is quite possibly the world’s most perfect gaming chair

Boot up: Windows 8 up or down, Wii U launches, Samsung chases HTC/Apple and more

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Plus Yahoo's Mayer preps cuts, Romney's big mistakes, Avast survey picked apart, Google's patent chief goes to US PTO, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIs Microsoft making a dent in public perception? >> Hal's (Im)Perfect VisionHal Berenson: Yesterday...
Boot up: Windows 8 up or down, Wii U launches, Samsung chases HTC/Apple and more

Boxee TV hits Walmart aisles today, flashes more apps, guide webapp and 3 months free DVR service

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Launch day has finally arrived for Boxee's second hardware effort and now we're finding out even more about it. As we heard yesterday, the $99 Boxee TV will be a Walmart exclusive at retail (also available via Boxee's website), however early adopters in the holiday season can also expect...
Boxee TV hits Walmart aisles today, flashes more apps, guide webapp and 3 months free DVR service

HBO Hangs On To Universal's Movies

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HBO has renewed a pact with Universal Pictures, which will keep the studio’s movies, like “Ted” and “Bourne Legacy” on the pay cable channel through 2022. HBO, which normally plays up the value of its original productions like “Game of Thrones,” says that 84 percent of its conventional TV viewing*...
HBO Hangs On To Universal's Movies
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