In his look back on the week, Siliconrepublic.com editor John Kennedy says the next cyber battlefield is set to be TV. Apple, having already saved the smartphone and tablet computer business, may yet emerge as a power player in this field.
One of the most interesting metrics is the overlap between social networking sites and TV sites. Nielsen found that 76% of U.S. visitors to Twitter also visited TV network and broadcast sites. For Facebook, the number is 50%.
Television, as we know it, is dying. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average age of prime-time viewers hit 51 this year. Kids would rather play Xbox or watch Hulu. Fortunately, television still has something going for it, and we’re not talking about iPad apps or mobile streaming. Rather, we’d like to discuss the emergence of a new hybrid medium.
Miso offers its users mobile phone apps to check into TV shows and earn badges for their participation. So why does Miso CEO Somrat Niyogi think that these types of check-ins aren't the key make TV more social, and what does he want to do instead? (The Future of Social TV: It's not about the check-in - http://bit.ly/fCOAPB #gamification #socialtv)
If screens become ubiquitous at every turn, does this change TV and what it means to our society? We're no longer talking about PVRs and the ability for people to zap through the commercials (which is a bigger deal than... (RT @thomasmarzano: TV Everywhere | The Future of TV http://ow.ly/4i5Ob)
Combining the TV ad market with their expertise in ad SDKs is very exciting to mobile ad execs. (Mobile Ad Companies Are Drooling Over A Future Of "Connected TV" Apps -- And Ads http://t.co/WSJKp2b via @businessinsider)
Did AMC's The Killing make a killing on social networks in its first night? Can any TV program compete with Fox's Glee for social media interaction week-to-week? Now you can find out by checking out Trendrr.tv, which highlights TV show mentions on various social networks. (Who’s Winning in Social TV? Trendrr.tv Can Tell You: Did AMC's The Killing make a killing on social networks in... http://nyti.ms/hNKwOh)
Connected TV sales triumphed over 3D sales in 2010.That's according to research by analysts at Meko, which also found that overall demand for TV sets continued to grow in the last quarter of 2010. (3D TV: Connected TVs thrash 3D in 2010 http://bit.ly/dHlzjC)
TV Apps and Widgets Marketplace - The Future of Transmedia, Social TV, Smart TV and Connected TV - TV Widgets, Samsung, Google TV, Apple TV, Yahoo Connected TV, Boxee, Roku, HbbTV, Project Canvas, Android, Sony, NetTV (THX Javier Lasa has created brilliant visual starter kit for anyone interested in TV App development on the single screen http://ow.ly/4ieU9)