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Search, Discovery & Recommendations: Why TiVo’s Buying Digitalsmiths
- Published on 31 January 2014
Think of Internet use before Google. The web contained seemingly limitless informational assets and business resources all battling for customers, but without search engines how could you discover what you didn't know existed?
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Getting Smart about Home Management Services
- Published on 23 January 2014
If your New Year's resolution was to decide on a home management package to help you monitor and control your most prized asset, you can still switch back to hitting the gym to get in shape and give it some more thought.
Network DVR: Cloudy with a Chance of Mass Appeal
- Published on 17 January 2014
Five years ago, before the word "cloud" had been heard in the IT industry, Cablevision's innovative plan to let consumers remotely access and store programming in servers and related gear located in the cableco's network ran into a wall with content owners citing copyright concerns with their coveted assets.
Seeking a Business Case for 4K TV; CES and Far Beyond
- Published on 09 January 2014
While technology innovation has long fueled video product and service launched at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES), creating a solid business case for all parties determines whether these offerings shine on for years or burn brightly and quickly fade away.
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Address the Mess! Avoid the Online Christmas Shopping Fail
- Published on 01 January 2014
With Amazon, UPS and FedEx in post-Christmas damage control after thousands of gifts were not delivered by the 25th, it's time for e-tailers, shippers and third parties to make a New Year's resolution to avoid a repeat going forward.
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Can Cablecos, Netflix Take Binge Viewing to the Next Level?
- Published on 20 December 2013
Cablecos have taken steps through its video-on-demand (VoD) systems to drive binge viewing of TV shows by their customers, but face challenges from OTT rivals. Netflix, which releases a full season of House of Cards at once, revealed that about half the users it studied watched an entire season in one week.
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