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  • Apple Reportedly Testing TV Set Designs, Which Should Surprise Exactly No One

    Apple Reportedly Testing TV Set Designs, Which Should Surprise Exactly No One

    The WSJ reports this morning that Apple is testing out Apple TV set (as opposed to set-top box) designs, though that testing remains “early stage.” Apple is specifically working on high-res TVs according to the reports, trialling a few different designs, working with a variety of suppliers including Hon Hai (Foxconn) and Sharp on the new TV designs. But a TV being tested by… Read More

  • Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As “Second Screen” Monthly, 40 Percent Do So Daily

    Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As “Second Screen” Monthly, 40 Percent Do So Daily

    Measurement firm Nielsen today released new figures on second screen adoption, expanding on its research from October which mainly focused on the differences between men and women’s TV viewing behaviors. The “second screen,” for those unfamiliar, is the term now being bandied about to explain the trend of using a smartphone or tablet while watching TV. Read More

  • Hands On With The Verizon FiOS Mobile App

    Hands On With The Verizon FiOS Mobile App

    Verizon updated its FiOS Mobile application for iPad, which now streams 75 channels of live TV. Unlike some of the mobile experiences Verizon has released in the past, the new application doesn’t require you to install software on your Mac or PC to act as the intermediary – instead, everything streams directly from the Verizon router in your home. Read More

  • Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the company announced that it is now wiring homes in the area with its high-speed internet. As we noted previously, 180 out of 202 areas that were eligible for the service hit their pre-registration goals. Now the service is being put in, and… Read More

  • HBO GO Expands Latin American Footprint With Launch In Colombia

    HBO GO Expands Latin American Footprint With Launch In Colombia

    HBO GO’s Latin American expansion continues today, with the service’s launch in Columbia. The debut there follows the launch of HBO GO in Brazil earlier this year, where it saw 177,000 visits in its first week. In Columbia, the service is being made available to HBO/MAX subscribers on MiDIRECTV, but HBO says that it’s working with other pay TV operators in the region for… Read More

  • Study: Average Display Size Climbing On All Devices Except For Mobile PCs

    Study: Average Display Size Climbing On All Devices Except For Mobile PCs

    A new study from NPD DisplaySearch today shows that on average, the diagonal size of LCD and other displays on electronic devices and public signboards is on the rise, with the notable exception of mobile PCs. In some areas, NPD is showing huge growth, like the whopping 38 percent projected increase in mobile phone screen size between 2010 and 2013. Read More

  • Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing

    Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing

    Editor’s note: Somrat Niyogi is the CEO of Miso. Every time I turn on the TV, I see Twitter. Hashtags and Twitter handles are on TV shows. There are dedicated pages to world events like the Olympic Games. Even entertainment news reporting has been transformed because the general population can get in touch with what’s happening in the lives of celebrities instantaneously. Read More

  • Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

    Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

    So Dish is the latest company interested in building an Internet TV service, as Bloomberg reported last week that it was in talks with various networks about licensing their content and delivering it over-the-top. But while an over-the-top live TV would certainly be a welcome choice among video options, it’s unlikely to be as cheap or as competitive as everyone would like it to… Read More

  • Mobile Will Grab TV Advertising’s Crown

    Mobile Will Grab TV Advertising’s Crown

    Editor’s note: Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. He’s responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies in addition to working closely with companies across the firm’s portfolio. You can follow him on Twitter here.  The global advertising market is big. Half a trillion dollars big in 2012. In the tech world we tend… Read More

  • If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study

    If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study

    New research out from Google, working with market analysts Ipsos and Sterling Brands, puts some hard numbers behind the often-noticed trend of how people in the U.S. are using a combination of phones, tablets, computer and TVs to consume digital content. While each of these has a significant place in our consumption today, their real power lies in how they are used together — in… Read More

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