Tag Archives: IPTV

What The Facebook TOS Brouhaha Is (Really) All About…

…And Why They Backed Off So Fast. There’s been a lot made of the Facebook TOS update that came out a few days ago, specifically the exclusion of a line that had assured users that all content they’d posted to their profile would be deleted if they chose to cancel their account with the service. […]
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog

“Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few. The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap – but to make it. To turn […]
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Jennifer Aniston's Sweater: Part Deux

Filed under the “Too important not to blog but kind of meh news” department comes word that TiVo has hooked up their TV service to Amazon’s eCommerce services. In what appears to be a move towards t-commerce, real-time merchandising is now a reality. Let’s start with some history: Jennifer Aniston’s Sweater refers to a concept […]
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Tell Me A Story… And It Better Be A Good One.

h/t to Slashdot for this… Apparently, there’re plans afoot to blend a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) with a weekly TV show on the Sci-Fi Network in the US. Most of the reaction in the blogosphere have pointed towards this being ill-advised. I agree, but perhaps for different reasons than “It’s gonna suck.” […]
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Time Warner Gets Into The IPTV Game

Conventional wisdom pits the cable companies (or MSOs – Multiple Service Operators – as they’re known in the trade) against the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Sony as the next-generation delivery providers for entertainment content. Time Warner broke that mold this week with the announcement of their own IPTV strategy: One that unites PC-bound content […]
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The Revolution Will Be Home-Brewed.

I have a modded XBOX hooked up to my TV. In addition to playing XBOX games, it has a few custom applications courtesy of a few hundred amateur developers. These non-standard features include a dashboard that shows me current and forecast weather conditions. It’s connected to my network, allowing me to play rips of my […]
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P2P – IPTV Killer App?

According to Slashdot, the guys over at Cornell have devised something REALLY interesting. It’s a plug-in for a bit torrent client called Azureus that “Listens” to the torrents you’re on and the responds to search queries, and is decentralized, read: immune from the traditional legal actions on companys like The Pirate Bay and Oink. From […]
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Netflix to Sell a Device for Instantly Watching Movies on TV Sets – New York Times

IPTV’s slow march takes another step, and then yawns… Given that the blog title tells the whole story, I’m not sure that this is really ‘news.’ The one bit of interest here? Long tail darling Netflix is fighting back against Apple & Amazon, to be sure. But… can they beat Blockbuster/Circuit City? We’re years away […]
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Ad firm Spot Runner lands $51 million in funding

B2B Long Tail company Spot Runner has secured a ‘war chest’ of $51M to fend off challenges from deep pocketed competitors Google and, yes, Microsoft. It’s an interesting model they’ve got. Democratize production and distribution of television advertising through pre-fab TV spots (Customized with a business’s photos, logo and Voiceover) and localized (inexpensive) TV buys. […]
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Flashing The Flash: Adobe Opens Up

h/t to Slashdot on this one: Adobe has opened up their proprietary Flash formats – SWF & FLV to the developer community, removed licensing restrictions for the playback, and is making the mobile player available for free. They are doing to Macromedia’s flagship product (since having acquired it 3 short years ago) what they were […]
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