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Venture Capitalists To TV Screens: Show Me The Money

Venture Capitalists To TV Screens: Show Me The Money | kenkwl | Scoop.it

According to venture capitalists speaking at the Appnation III: Show Me The Money conference in San Francisco Wednesday, there’s never been a better time to start a tech company, or fund one. Especially if it’s improving the TV viewing experience.  Google Ventures Partner Joe Kraus said TV was a top area of innovation in the next few years.  “I’m very bullish on what’s going on in the TV space,” he said, speaking to a crowd of mostly mobile app developers. “All the set-top box manufacturers are opening up their APIs, which means the future of TV will be very different five years from now than it is today.”  Companies taking advantage of “second screens” in the living room–tablets, phones and other devices that allow TV viewers to connect with each other and interact while watching TV shows in real-time–have been attracting investors’ attention lately.


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Sony Weighs Internet TV Service

Sony Weighs Internet TV Service | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, the latest threat to cable and satellite operators that now dominate pay television.
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10 Android Apps Perfect for Preschool-Age Kids

10 Android Apps Perfect for Preschool-Age Kids | kenkwl | Scoop.it
A lot of smartphone users I know have young children like I do. While every kid is unique, one consistent theme is that the little buggers are constantly asking to play a game or watch a movie or something.

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Global Online TV, Video Revs Hit $22B In 2016

Global Online TV, Video Revs Hit $22B In 2016 | kenkwl | Scoop.it

One big mover will be so-called "Over-The-Top" (OTT) alternative TV/video providers that use the Internet to act like terrestrial cable operators and/or satellite programming services.  The report says: “The OTT television and video sector is on the brink of a huge take-off as the key players expand internationally, companies consolidat[ing] (with Hulu about to be sold to one of existing major players) and as new partnerships are announced on a daily basis.”


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TV Everywhere is coming to Google TV

TV Everywhere is coming to Google TV | kenkwl | Scoop.it

...Google TV wasn’t exactly embraced by TV networks when it launched about a year ago. Virtually all broadcasters and most cable channels blocked Google TV users from accessing catch-up episodes online for fear that Google TV owners would drop their cable subscriptions. One of the lone exceptions was Turner, whose web apps for Google TV have featured short clips from its programming on the platform. Google TV has also offered HBO content to viewers that could authenticate themselves as subscribers of the premium cable network through a dedicated HBO Go app. Google is expected to launch the next version of Google TV within the coming weeks. The second iteration of the platform will be based on Android 3.1 (a.k.a. Honeycomb) and have access to the Android Market. Dedicated apps as well as authentication features could possibly convince other TV networks to embrace the platform as well, but it’s unclear how this would be received by consumers. Google executives have been struggling with the perception that Google TV is meant to replace traditional pay TV services. Tying the platform closer to pay TV subscriptions could help to mend relations with networks, but it might also go counter to what some consumers have been expecting when buying these devices.


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Electric Tron Lightcycle Is Street-Legal & Amazing [VIDEO]

Electric Tron Lightcycle Is Street-Legal & Amazing [VIDEO] | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Parker Brothers Choppers created the first Tron Lightcycle a year ago, and now they've turned the gas-guzzling beast into an electric bike.

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Archos' G9 Tablets Have Super-Fast Processors and BIG ASS Harddrives

Archos' G9 Tablets Have Super-Fast Processors and BIG ASS Harddrives | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Ain't nothin' but a G thang (baby). Archos just popped the top off a 8-inch and a 10.1-inch Android tablet. What's special about these? A 1.5GHz dual-core processor and massive 250GB harddrives.
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TechCrunch | Personal Styling And Retail Platform For Men Trunk Club Raises $11 Million

TechCrunch | Personal Styling And Retail Platform For Men Trunk Club Raises $11 Million | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Personal styling and retail platform Trunk Club has raised $11 million in Series funding led by U.S. Venture Partners with Greycroft Partners, Apex Venture Partners, and Anthos Capital also participating in the round.
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Mobile Ad Figures Show Android Has Secured Its OS Lead, Apple A Device Lead

Mobile Ad Figures Show Android Has Secured Its OS Lead, Apple A Device Lead | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Monthly figures out from Millennial Media once again show that Android is the most dominant OS on its mobile ad network—the mobile platform from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has held that distinction for 11 months now as dozens of Android-based smartphones...
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Google Expands AdMob Inventory From Mobile Web To Apps

Google Expands AdMob Inventory From Mobile Web To Apps | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Now that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has been making strong inroads into consolidating its hold on the PC-based display marketplace through its DoubleClick Ad Exchange, it is ready to bring in-app ad formats to its exchange platform.
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Verizon's My FiOS app puts your entire living room under one Android roof

Verizon's My FiOS app puts your entire living room under one Android roof | kenkwl | Scoop.it

kwl - my dvr on my phone and upcomming android tablet

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Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire On Track To Outsell iPad

Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire On Track To Outsell iPad | kenkwl | Scoop.it

A verified source within the Seattle based online retail giant has provided Cult of Android with exclusive screenshots of Amazon’s internal inventory management system Alaska (Availability Lookup and SKU Aggregator).


 


These leaked shoots show that orders for Amazon’s Android-based tablet are racking up at an average rate of over 2,000 units per hour, or over 50,000 per day.


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The 5 Best Smart TV Platforms of 2011

The 5 Best Smart TV Platforms of 2011 | kenkwl | Scoop.it

The year 2011 marked the coming of age of Internet-connected ("smart") HDTVs. Though your TV's ethernet cable probably won't replace your cable TV quite yet, many more apps and video services will find their way into your TV--a far cry from 2010's connected TV features, which typically amounted to Netflix, YouTube, and a rental service or two.  Today, you can expect your TV to come with several general video-streaming services (Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube), a few video-on-demand rental services (Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, CinemaNow), Internet radio from Pandora and Rhapsody, social networking through Twitter and Facebook, an array of special apps for sports and photos, and sometimes even a full Web browser.


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5 day NFLX Basic Chart | Netflix, Inc. Stock - Yahoo! Finance

5 day NFLX Basic Chart | Netflix, Inc. Stock - Yahoo! Finance | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Yes - I was one of those MANY people who canceled their DVD membership - and starting to get bored of the stale streaming catalog

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LG, Sharp and Philips to build developer's kit, create Smart TV app standard

LG, Sharp and Philips to build developer's kit, create Smart TV app standard | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Very curious if the TV manufacturers can pull this off and get some traction from developers.  Great direction...

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