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15 Features Apple Must Build Into iOS 5

[credit provider=”AP Photo”] In addition to the iPad 2, Apple may unveil a new version of its iOS software for iPhones and iPads this Wednesday.As in years past, we expect Apple to boast about a large number of new features for iOS — most of them minor — and many […]
15 Features Apple Must Build Into iOS 5
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Boxee Raises Another $16.5 Million To Kill Your Cable Box

Boxee, the NYC-based startup that is making software for watching online video on your TV set, just closed a big new round of financing: $16.5 million, led by new investors Pitango (Tel Aviv-based) and Softbank. Previous investors General Catalyst, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures contributed to the round.
Boxee Raises Another $16.5 Million To Kill Your Cable Box
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Apple Job Listing Suggests We Could See An Apple Television

[credit provider=”Piper Jaffray”] A recent job listing on Apple’s corporate site picked up at 9 to 5 Mac suggests the company is looking to get into the television business.Not Apple TV, the little box it sells, but Apple televisions, as in big flat screen TVs like what Piper analyst Gene […]
Apple Job Listing Suggests We Could See An Apple Television
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Now Is The Perfect Time For Amazon To Attack Netflix

[credit provider=”Steve Jurvetson via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/5129303018/”] It appears that Amazon is finally about to attack Netflix with a subscription-based video streaming service.Screenshots posted over the weekend suggest that Amazon is designing, testing, or ready to roll out a service for its Prime members, which could be expanded later.
Now Is The Perfect Time For Amazon To Attack Netflix
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Netflix: Apple TV Already Passed The iPad In Viewing Hours

[credit provider=”AP”] In Netflix’s earnings release, it revealed that viewing hours on Apple TV have now passed viewing hours on the iPad.On the one hand, it makes sense since Apple TV goes right into your big screen TV. On the other hand, Apple has sold 15 million iPads, and probably […]
Netflix: Apple TV Already Passed The iPad In Viewing Hours
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Wow, Yahoo TV Actually Looks Like A Great Product

We’ve been pretty bearish on the whole concept of internet TV. We think the big companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft (again) pushing internet TV are trying to solve a problem that normal consumers don’t have, and we think the tangle of actors that internet TV are trying to disrupt […]
Wow, Yahoo TV Actually Looks Like A Great Product
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11 Things Apple Must Do In 2011

[credit provider=”Illustration by Business Insider”] Apple had one of the best years in business history in 2010.How can it top that? By continuing to improve its products and services, forging new markets and stealing share in existing ones.
11 Things Apple Must Do In 2011
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Who Is Playing The OTT Game And How To Win It

In Part I, we looked at “over-the-top” video and the current state of the cord-cutting phenomenon. Now we’ll look at the players, the obstacles they face and what it will take for OTT to reach mainstream success.
Who Is Playing The OTT Game And How To Win It
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Why 2011 Is Being Called The Year Of “The Cable Cut”

PART I: OTT and the Future of CABLE In the world of online video, content owners are increasingly looking for ways to reach audiences in the living room, on their TVs via the open Internet. This is “over-the-top” video and it’s poised to fundamentally change the world of media consumption […]
Why 2011 Is Being Called The Year Of “The Cable Cut”
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Here’s The ONLY Way Google TV Can Succeed

[credit provider=”goldend via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldend/2265443025/”] Google TV is a flop so far. Consumers don’t seem to care, the TV networks hate it, and Google is now delaying new Google TV gadgets so it can make improvements.But Google TV is not dead just yet. 
Here’s The ONLY Way Google TV Can Succeed
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Roku CEO: Sales Doubled When Apple TV Launched

[credit provider=”roku” url=”http://www.roku.com/about/imageresources”] When Apple and Google made big moves into the “digital living room” this year, it made sense to assume that business would become a lot harder for Roku.The Silicon Valley-based company has been selling inexpensive web TV set-top boxes since 2008, but isn’t a household name, and had […]
Roku CEO: Sales Doubled When Apple TV Launched
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What Is A Smart TV?

[preserve] [/preserve]   This article is sponsored by Samsung Smart TV. [credit provider=”Google YouTube Channel” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTpeYoqAhc”] The web has changed how we watch TV shows and movies.Netflix’s streaming service is booming. Hulu has a library with entire seasons of current TV shows. And anyone can create their own entertainment thanks to […]
What Is A Smart TV?
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Oh No, Not Again: Microsoft Making Another Run At TV

[credit provider=”John Atherton via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2513320483″] Microsoft has been in talks with TV providers about launching a new service with TV content late next year, according to a Reuters report this morning. Details are sketchy: the service could be delivered via the Web, through the Windows Media centre interface, through […]
Oh No, Not Again: Microsoft Making Another Run At TV
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Apple TV Is About To Get A Lot Sexier Today

[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://www.apple.com/ios/”] Apple is rolling out a major new software update today for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch: iOS 4.2, which brings features like background processing to the iPad.But the new update is also a big boost for Apple TV, the company’s living room gadget. This could, in […]
Apple TV Is About To Get A Lot Sexier Today
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“Google TV Takes An Enormous Step In The Wrong Direction,” Says David Pogue

[credit provider=”Flickr/eschipul” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/5105064858/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] New York Times gadget reviewer David Pogue just gave Google TV one of the most negative reviews we’ve read in a long time.He says it’s too complicated, it’s filled with inconsistencies, it’s flaky, and it’s just not worth the money.
“Google TV Takes An Enormous Step In The Wrong Direction,” Says David Pogue
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Sorry, But Apple’s “AirPlay” Won’t Be Much Help For Big-Screen Gaming

[credit provider=”Big Bucket Software” url=”http://bigbucketsoftware.com/2010/11/09/sneak-peek-at-the-incident-1-3/”] Yesterday, we showed you an iPad video game being played on a big-screen TV — very cool — which reminded us that Apple TV could be the next big living-room gaming console, once an Apple TV App Store launches in the future.In response, some asked […]
Sorry, But Apple’s “AirPlay” Won’t Be Much Help For Big-Screen Gaming
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Still Think The Apple TV Isn’t The Next Big Living Room Gaming Platform?

[credit provider=”Big Bucket Software” url=”http://bigbucketsoftware.com/2010/11/09/sneak-peek-at-the-incident-1-3/”] Here’s a photograph of an iPad game running on a big-screen TV, controlled by an iPhone or iPod touch. (Specifically, this is a beta of “The Incident,” a neat retro game for iOS.)It’s cool that, very soon, you’ll be able to plug an iPad into […]
Still Think The Apple TV Isn’t The Next Big Living Room Gaming Platform?
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Will Internet Be The New Prime Medium For TV And Film?

[credit provider=”Fred Wilson” url=”http://avc.blogs.com/”] Mark Suster wrote a long investment research report on the “The Future of TV and Digital Living Room” opportunity on his blog last night.I don’t know how he has time to crank out these amazing blog posts on a regular basis. But he did it and […]
Will Internet Be The New Prime Medium For TV And Film?
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The Future Of Television And The Digital Living Room

[credit provider=”Keirsten Balukas via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/starsalive/3994225376/”] Dana Settle & I are hosting a dinner tonight (Oct. 20, 2010) with some of the biggest companies in entertainment to talk about the future of television, film, and digital media. Michael Ovitz, the co-founder of Cretaive Artists Agency (CAA) will be the keynote […]
The Future Of Television And The Digital Living Room
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12 Social, Mobile, And Selection Features That Will Dictate The Future of TV

[credit provider=”Eirik Halvorsen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eirikhalvorsen/3352714233/”] Picking up on my promise from my last article, here’s a description of the features that would actually get me excited about being a leading adopter of TV 2.0.I’ve also offered some principles which vendors should take into account in building these future offerings.
12 Social, Mobile, And Selection Features That Will Dictate The Future of TV
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Apple TV And Roku Go Head-To-Head, Here’s The Winner

What’s better, the new Apple TV or the newly announced lineup of Roku boxes? That’s the question I keep getting asked now that both devices are in the market. Over the past week, I’ve had the chance to use both the Apple TV and a Roku XDS model and here’s […]
Apple TV And Roku Go Head-To-Head, Here’s The Winner
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Google TV Looks Decent But Probably Too Expensive

[credit provider=”Google”] Google has taken the wraps off a new site promoting Google TV, its web-meets-your-TV product that’s launching later this year.In short, Google is trying to add a bunch of Internet features to your TV set: Primarily search, plus video and apps.
Google TV Looks Decent But Probably Too Expensive
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Let The Apple TV Hacking Begin!

Apple’s new Apple TV is starting to arrive at buyers’ homes. So it’s time to officially commence the Apple TV hacking and jailbreak movement!
Let The Apple TV Hacking Begin!
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