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Amazon's Home Automation Entry - The DIY Approach
- Published on 06 September 2013
Though home management offerings trend toward complexity for the non tech-savvy consumer, Amazon has opened an online store full of products for those looking for a do-it-yourself alternative to cable and telco offerings, which provide professional installation and carry a monthly service fee.
Game On: Sports Fuel Content Strategy Changes
- Published on 29 August 2013
With the NFL regular season fast approaching, members of the content food chain are employing divergent plans to best deal with soaring costs and sore pay-TV subscribers as carriage fees continue their climb for what represents the last bastion of appointment TV: live sports.
Bring on the Chief Town Technology Officer
- Published on 22 August 2013
If you want to save towns across America, hire individuals that can bring enabling technologies to all departments, businesses and taxpaying residents to change how all constituencies conduct business for the better. Call these sorely needed hires chief town technology officers (CTTO) and have them interact with the board of selectmen, school department, town hall, police and fire, public works, the finance committee and businesses in the town. Do it now or continuing paying more today, and later.
Phone Upgrades: Escape from Legacy Island?
- Published on 15 August 2013
Coming off one of their worst quarters ever in terms of net customer additions, wireless operators would be well advised to create subscriber-friendly upgrade opportunities and incentives to move users trapped on Legacy Phone Island to more advanced, powerful and feature-rich smartphones which can boost data services revenues.
Time Warner Cable vs. CBS, and Aereo: Retransmission Warfare
- Published on 06 August 2013
Content owners want higher prices; distributors struggle to contain programming costs. Impasses lead to channels going dark with consumers the losers. But what if these Mexican standoffs opened opportunities for companies not staring each other down in corporate boardrooms?
Behind the News: TiVo, Google, Level 3 and AT&T
- Published on 02 August 2013
What a difference a week makes in the video industry. The closing days of July saw developments that are proof positive of important new and emerging trends in consumer consumption and the expanded delivery of valued programming services.