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Netexplo 2015 - plateau TV sur la French Tech animé par Marion Moreau avec Eric Carreel, Benoit Georges, et Guillaume Grallet

Netexplo 2015 - plateau TV sur la French Tech animé par Marion Moreau avec Eric Carreel, Benoit Georges, et Guillaume Grallet | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Objets connectés, drones, robotique, 3D... Les raisons du succès de la French Tech avec Eric Carreel (Withings), Philippe Dewost (Caisse des Dépôts), Benoit Georges (Les Echos) et Guillaume Grallet (Le Point)

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30 minutes de French Tech sans concessions, avec les insights toujours pertinents d'Eric Carreel...

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Weird Point About The Video Gaming Console Market

Weird Point About The Video Gaming Console Market | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As you can see, the price of a PC has fallen, significantly through the years. And yet, the price of a gaming console has risen. Why is this? Thompson speculates, "Incumbents are driven by their best customers to add more and more features that drive up the price, causing the incumbents’ product to move further and further away from the average customer’s needs."

As the price goes up, it becomes less appealing. One of the great things about Nintendo in the 80s was that it was an affordable computing device. These things are no longer relatively affordable.

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Rethinking #shufflepuck with #AppleTV in mind

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Popcorn Time is back ! The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Returns, And Its Creators Say It Will Never Die

Popcorn Time is back ! The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Returns, And Its Creators Say It Will Never Die | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

A desktop app called Popcorn Time launched last week gaining  considerable attention for presenting pirated streaming movies in a  clean and easy to use format. It was essentially a Netflix for pirated  movies.

By Friday, it was taken down. The anonymous team of developers wrote a blog  post proclaiming their motivation was 'we need to move on with our lives'.

Now, Torrentfreak  reported that a team of developers called YTS resurrected the project and  officially relaunched it Sunday.

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Popcorn time is back ! Beyond the debate around the pirated content database it is leveraging, the real thing they achieved is a total streamlining of the user experience, with a focus on simplicity and an impressive result. It may not be (hopefully) the future of TV but it clearly paves the way while echoing a few slides from http://j.mp/beyondscreens

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Popcorn time is back ! Beyond the debate around the pirated content database it is leveraging, the real thing they achieved is a total streamlining of the user experience, with a focus on simplicity and an impressive result. It may not be (hopefully) the future of TV but it clearly paves the way while echoing a few slides from http://j.mp/beyondscreens

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Connected TV Forum - Moscow, March 5th 2014

Connected TV Forum - Moscow, March 5th 2014 | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Philippe Dewost will deliver a keynote titled  "Beyond Screens"

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Any "must mention / can't miss" topics or data points  I shall make sure I don't forget?

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Carriers Prepare for Unicast Pressures

Carriers Prepare for Unicast Pressures | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Unicast traffic might account for a small percentage of current video streams on telecom networks but the volume is set to increase dramatically, affecting IPTV-related network investment decisions during the next five years.

That's the view of two operator executives who addressed industry analysts and the media in London Wednesday morning on the fringes of the TV Connectevent at London's Olympia exhibition halls.

 

Ibrahim Gedeon, the CTO at Canadian operator Telus Corp., and Lukas Fluri, head of Product IT & Devices at Swisscom AG, agreed that unicast video traffic (driven by the uptake of catch-up TV services) would grow from current low levels to somewhere in the region of about 30 percent of total video traffic within the next five years. And that, of course, puts greater pressure on network capacity, planning and management.

 

The shift from broadcast to unicast video streams has already forced Swisscom to invest in greater core network capacity alongside ongoing investment in mobile broadband, fiber-to-the-home and DSL vectoring in its wireless and fixed access networks, "all very capex-intensive projects," noted Fluri.

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This is great news for unicast pure players like FairPlayInteractive.tv

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In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable

In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

From PewResearchCenter — Trends in News Consumption: 1991-2012

 

While traditional news platforms have lost audience, online news consumption has been undergoing major changes as well. Nearly one-in-five Americans (17%) say they got news yesterday on a mobile device yesterday, with the vast majority of these people (78%) getting news on their cell phone. Among smartphone owners, nearly a third (31%) got news yesterday on a mobile device.

 

The second major trend in online news consumption is the rise of news on social networks. Today, 19% of the public says they saw news or news headlines on social networking sites yesterday, up from 9% two years ago. And the percentage regularly getting news or news headlines on these sites has nearly tripled, from 7% to 20%.

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Apple TV slated to debut in December?

Apple TV slated to debut in December? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
That's according to a research note from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who also weighs in on the iPhone 5. Read this blog post by Roger Cheng on Apple.
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For The First Time Ever, Americans Spend More Time Using Mobile Devices Than TV

For The First Time Ever, Americans Spend More Time Using Mobile Devices Than TV | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

For the first time, Americans spent more time on average looking at their mobile devices than at a television screen. Based on Flurry data charted for us by BI Intelligence, Americans spent an average of 2 hours and 57 minutes a day on a mobile device, compared to 2 hours and 48 minutes in front of a TV set.

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Turning point as for the first time, mobile surpasses TV in the US in terms of daily time spent !

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Before He Died, Steve Jobs Told Top Executives Apple Would Not Be Making A TV

Before He Died, Steve Jobs Told Top Executives Apple Would Not Be Making A TV | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In 2010, Jobs hosted his final Top 100 meeting.

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One person asked if Apple was going to release a television next. There were already rumors all over the place that it was Apple's next conquest. 

Yukari says "Jobs didn't hesitate." He said, "No."

 

"TV is a terrible business. They don't turn over and the margins suck," said Jobs. (Unlike iPhones which are wildly profitable and replaced every two years, a TV gets replaced every 8 years, and isn't all that profitable.)

 

He did want to control the living room, though, he said. He also said the Apple TV, the little video streaming box, would remain a hobby until Apple got all the content it needed.

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Interesting backwards echo of slide #10 in http://j.mp/beyondscreens

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Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware

Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed during his company's annual shareholder meeting on Friday that total sales of the Apple TV topped $1 billion in 2013. Priced at $99 each, that would mean sales were beyond 10 million for the year.

In response to the new data released by Cook, analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco took to Twitter to reveal he estimates that sales of the Apple TV have increased by 80 percent year over year. That would make the Apple TV the company's fastest-growing hardware product.

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted last Friday it's hard to continue referring to the Apple TV as a "hobby"

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Hobby Time is over

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Just When TVs Were Getting Smart, Chromecast Will Make Them Dumb Again

Just When TVs Were Getting Smart, Chromecast Will Make Them Dumb Again | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

By now, you've no doubt heard and/or read something about Google's clever new Chromecast HDMI device, a $35 media streamer introduced yesterday (Google's intro/demo video embedded below). Chromecast has a lot going for it, and could well become Google's first big hit product in the living room. If it does, there will be at least one significant consequence: instead of TVs continuing to become "Smart TVs," they are going to become dumb yet again. This would be a huge blow to TV manufacturers who have labored to convince consumers to spend extra to derive the benefits a Smart TV offers.


Via Claude Seyrat
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Mobile devices overtake TVs in the bedroom

Mobile devices overtake TVs in the bedroom | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Motorola Mobility's study of 9,500 global consumers found that a majority of respondents who view video programming in the bedroom use their smartphones and tablets versus broadcast TV. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Expect pillow fights ?

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Nicolas Fodor's comment, April 16, 2013 9:33 PM
As long as it doesn't overtake love making we are good...
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Tim Cook On Facebook, The iPad, And Just About Everything Else

Tim Cook On Facebook, The iPad, And Just About Everything Else | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Speaking in front of some of the smartest people in tech, Cook delivers.
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