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Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

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Remember all the hubbub (now there's a word I never thought I'd use; thanks a lot, aging process) over Comcast's kind of, maybe plan to spy on subscribers through their cable box as they watch TV, fold their laundry, or engage in coitus? There was quite an outcry at the...
Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons

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Twitter did not crash and the Super Bowl became the most tweeted sporting event in history, averaging more than 10,000 tweets per second. That wasn't all that surprising: continued growth of the social network, not to mention tablet and smartphone technology that make it easier to tweet while watching television,...
The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons
Report: "Digital omnivore" population grew 160 percent last year
The 'Second Screen' Industry Is Set To Explode

Teaching Kids to Read & Write…From the Dead

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I used to watch a lot of TV when I was a kid. I watched a ton of stuff. Granted, that hasn’t changed too much. Now I just watch DVDs instead of TV as it airs. As a result of this childhood hobby, I have fond memories of shows that...
Teaching Kids to Read & Write…From the Dead

Mobile apps slowly creeping up on TV as the lazy person's favorite pastime

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Some day, we may refer to lazy and docile people as “app potatoes.” New data from Flurry Analytics shows that Americans are spending more time using mobile apps than ever before, and are now spending nearly as much time using them as they spend watching television. According to Flurry, U.S....
Mobile apps slowly creeping up on TV as the lazy person's favorite pastime

Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

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A newly surfaced patent filing from Microsoft’s Xbox Incubation team details one of the new innovations they’ve been thinking about. This one probably wouldn’t generate much excitement among Xbox users. But it could be very popular among major movie and television studios. The patent application, filed under the heading “Content...
Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

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
Google Play video now works on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes

NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

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Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel into "The Esquire Channel" (as in Esquire magazine). G4 primarily aired video game-centric programming, as well as a vast array of re-runs...
NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

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Antenna-supported Web TV service Aereo TV is set to roll out into 22 additional US cities in late spring following a series B round worth $38 million. The announcement was made at the Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications conference at CES. The round is led by IAC and Highland Capital...
Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

Social TV Analytics Startup Bluefin Labs Hires Former Razorfish Chief JP Maheu As Its New CEO

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Over the past year and a half, social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs has gone from being a stealth startup to becoming an invaluable provider of research for TV networks, brands, and agencies who want to delve into the social conversations that are happening around TV shows. Now, as it...
Social TV Analytics Startup Bluefin Labs Hires Former Razorfish Chief JP Maheu As Its New CEO

Apps & updates: Netflix, Shazam, Bad Piggies, OmniFocus, more

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Bad Piggies: Rovio’s Bad Piggies doesn’t arrive on iOS and Mac until September 27th, but today we get our first look at the game in the first gameplay trailer above (via TechCrunch). The game takes place in the Angry Birds world, but appears to be quite a different experience....
Apps & updates: Netflix, Shazam, Bad Piggies, OmniFocus, more
BII REPORT: Here's Why The "Second Screen" Industry Is Set To Explode

Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

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Dan Biddle recommends 'programming Twitter as you programme your channel' for broadcastersChannel 4's recent Dogging Tales documentary was a word-of-mouth hit in the UK, thanks partly to word-of-mouth recommendations on Twitter as it aired.Twitter's head of broadcast partnerships in the UK, Dan Biddle, used the show as a key example...
Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

NPD: Netflix accounted for dominant 89% of TV show streaming in Q1 2013, but lost share to Hulu and Amazon Prime

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Netflix continues to dominate the video streaming category, grabbing 89 percent of the market during Q1 2013. That being said, it lost 4 percentage points year over year as competitors Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime gained 3 percentage points and 1 percentage points, respectively. The latest data, which comes from...
NPD: Netflix accounted for dominant 89% of TV show streaming in Q1 2013, but lost share to Hulu and Amazon Prime

Technology is taking over my family

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Tim Lott says there's too much technology at home - but he's the worst offenderI once wrote an article headed, "Technology ate my marriage". It recorded how, since the introduction of the internet, mobile phone and PC, my wife and I spent less and less time in face-to-face contact, even...
Technology is taking over my family
Anyone Can Become A Content Curator On Wiosio

Rejoice! The End of Ads That Yell at You

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Lowered volumes are only the beginning of a shift toward kindler, friendlier commercials. If you have ever found yourself watching television between the heady hours of 5 and 8pm, you have likely been a victim. Not just of your own couch-potatoism, or of the silliness of Seinfeld, or of the...
Rejoice! The End of Ads That Yell at You

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

Simultaneous Web and TV Use Is Surging [STATS]

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New data from The Nielsen Company lends more credence to the idea that watching television while surfing the web is becoming more common in U.S. households.In fact, nearly 60% — or 134 million people — do it at least once a month, with the average time spent consuming media...
Simultaneous Web and TV Use Is Surging [STATS]
Netflix rolls out updated web player with new control bar and overlays for easier browsing

"Do Crew" Augmented Reality Cartoons Help Get Kids Off the Couch

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New York-based online video management company whistleBox has developed a new browser-based augmented reality (AR) experience geared directly at children by integrating it with the one thing every kid loves: cartoons. The project, dubbed Do Crew, is a series of animated stories for kids that include interactive AR games and...
"Do Crew" Augmented Reality Cartoons Help Get Kids Off the Couch
Twitter inches closer to media companies with new 'Twitter TV Book'

Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else

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It’s not just the E-Trade baby who’s mastered these apps (Photo: blogcdn.com) Gather round kids, and set down your game of Tiny Wings for just a minute, because we have some mind-blowing news to tell you. A survey commissioned by Popcap Games released today reveals that people are addicted to mobile gaming....
Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else
Shazam updates its iPad app with auto-tagging and integration with Spotify & Rdio

This girl just wants to have fun | Victoria Coren

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So many things that were jolly have lost their shine these days. Thank goodness for eBayIn shock news, a study finds that driving a car is "no longer fun". Indeed, motorists are reporting utter misery at the wheel.This is the kind of report that one expects to scan through and...
This girl just wants to have fun | Victoria Coren

Deja brings 'lean-back' TV streaming to mobile devices

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Editor’s note: As Israeli startup Deja opens an office in Silicon Valley this week, this report originally published by Israel’s NoCamels blog looks at the story behind the company. There are a multitude of apps trying to conquer the mobile video space. Israeli startup Deja is one that focuses on...
Deja brings 'lean-back' TV streaming to mobile devices

Google's talking shoe: a step too far?

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What might it be like to wear a pair of Google's new motivational talking trainers? Read our short playLast week Google unveiled the latest in wearable technology: an interactive running shoe designed to motivate its owner. It reportedly makes encouraging comments such as "I love the feeling of wind in...
Google's talking shoe: a step too far?

US spends 35 percent more time using apps in 2012, while web usage drops

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When it comes to entertainment, watching television is still where those in the U.S. primarily turn on a daily basis: on average, we watch TV for almost three hours per day. But mobile app usage continues to grow at a pace that is coming closer to rivaling television, according to...
US spends 35 percent more time using apps in 2012, while web usage drops
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