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  • Netflix’s Reed Hastings believes AT&T Time Warner merger could be good for consumers

    Netflix’s Reed Hastings believes AT&T Time Warner merger could be good for consumers

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings isn’t bothered by the idea of a marriage between mobile powerhouse AT&T and HBO’s parent company Time Warner, “As long as HBO’s bits and Netflix’s bits are treated the same [by regulators],” he said. Hastings, who was speaking at the Wall Street Journal Live conference this evening sparred with Comcast over a proposed Time… Read More

  • AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 live channels over the Internet without having to agree to traditional pay TV contract. Read More

  • Pluto TV, a free streaming service for cord cutters, raises $30 million more

    Pluto TV, a free streaming service for cord cutters, raises $30 million more

    Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters by offering a TV-guide like experience that connects you to hundreds of online channels, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, valuing the business at $140 million. The new funding comes from ProSieben of Germany, one of Europe’s largest independent media companies, and lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive. Read More

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    Predictions On The Future Of Digital Media

    It’s pundit time — this time, digital media style.  Last year I predicted challenges to YouTube’s dominance in online video, a beginning of cord cutting and the unbundling of video services, and an explosion in short form video content. This year the media landscape will continue to shift as VR grows up and consolidation takes over. Read More

  • Will we see a browser-based Joost in the near future?

    Let me rephrase that title in the form of a statement instead of a question. We better see a browser-based Joost in the near future. With the impending release of the H.264 codec into Flash Player 9 and its ability to do high quality, full screen video inside a web browser, downloading and installing an external program like Joost is going to become an inconvenient extra step. Read More

  • For God So Loved The World He Created Building B?

    I’m not a religious man, per se, but let’s just assume that I believe in some sort of cosmic energy force that connects everyone and everything in space and time and that, for the sake of argument, we’ll refer to this entity as “God”. My advice to you would be to let God be the wireless router on the superhighway of life. Now let’s assume that there’s… Read More