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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

How the “internet of things” will replace the web | convergence now | Scoop.it
The second in a series. We've already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the "internet of things"—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.
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Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014

Microsoft launching original programming on Xbox in first half of 2014 | convergence now | Scoop.it
At a Variety event this week, Nancy Tellem — a TV industry veteran who now leads Microsoft's digital media business — noted that the company hoped to have original programming ready for Xbox...
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When fiction becomes fact: can we trust the internet?

When fiction becomes fact: can we trust the internet? | convergence now | Scoop.it
A series of hoaxes have flown around the internet. But what happens when news sites report fiction as fact, delighting then disappointing their readers? By Eva Wiseman
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Aereo Founder Explains Delayed Expansion Plans | TechCrunch

Aereo Founder Explains Delayed Expansion Plans | TechCrunch | convergence now | Scoop.it
Streaming TV startup Aereo has had a big week. The company agreed to take an arduous legal battle with major network broadcasters to the Supreme Court. To..
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The little book: A nod to the Internet’s ‘too long; didn’t read’ syndrome

The little book: A nod to the Internet’s ‘too long; didn’t read’ syndrome | convergence now | Scoop.it
Brooklyn publisher Melville House has a series called The Neversink Library that revives out-of-print, out-of-copyright books in seductively slender paperbacks, from the lesser-known novels of Mary McCarthy to The Right Way to Do Wrong by Harry...
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Tug Of Authority Over Legal Gap In Online Privacy

Tug Of Authority Over Legal Gap In Online Privacy | convergence now | Scoop.it
There's no law dictating security standards, so whose responsibility is it to keep your data safe?
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A Movement To Bake Online Privacy Into Modern Life, 'By Design'

A Movement To Bake Online Privacy Into Modern Life, 'By Design' | convergence now | Scoop.it
"Privacy By Design" calls for creating new tech products with privacy protections in mind.
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How Netflix Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Binge

How Netflix Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Binge | convergence now | Scoop.it
Binge is not a particularly positive word – binge eating and binge drinking come to mind as just a few poor applications of the term. But with a new survey, Netflix is embracing what everybody sort of knew, deep-down: binge-watching is A-OK.
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Big Advertisers Mining YouTube Creators’ Marketing Potential

Big Advertisers Mining YouTube Creators’ Marketing Potential | convergence now | Scoop.it
Think big advertisers are so focused on TV’s Golden Age programming (and audiences) that they aren’t interested in the YouTube-based creators drawing h
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Video: Binge Watching of Television is Becoming a New Norm

More and more people seem to be watching a marathon of their favorite TV shows.
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Why the wearable explosion is driving tech and fashion convergence

Why the wearable explosion is driving tech and fashion convergence | convergence now | Scoop.it
Apparel brands and digital platforms are competing to make consumer wearables that weave technology into life.
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OPINION: The next-gen in payments and digital convergence

OPINION: The next-gen in payments and digital convergence | convergence now | Scoop.it
From cash to card to digital and beyond, the power of converging technologies in the payment space is transforming how people transact.
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The past, present and future of the Xbox as Microsoft’s vehicle for convergence

The past, present and future of the Xbox as Microsoft’s vehicle for convergence | convergence now | Scoop.it
With the Xbox One safely on store shelves, writer Eric Fridén takes a look at the plans Microsoft has for our increasingly convergent future.
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Will Advanced AI Be Our Final Invention?

Will Advanced AI Be Our Final Invention? | convergence now | Scoop.it
There’s plenty of tech fear out there thanks to Hollywood, but there’s also the tendency to imagine we’re immune to AI risk because it’s been in a movie, so, ipso facto it’s fantasy.While it’s tempting to seek solace in this line of reasoning, the...
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