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Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process | Digital Media and Business | Scoop.it
The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big threats to their core lines of business.
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Cable needs to figure out a way to fix the imbalance in their price/value equation.  Nobody wants all of the bundled content that they are forced to pay for and the high fixed cost coupled with relentless price increases are a huge deterrent to younger audiences who prefer a la carte content and wireless broadband anyway. 

 

One idea is to massively increase potential bandwidth and offer an array of micro-payment accessible content on a per show or per day basis.  Lowering the barrier to entry will help them reach new customers, flexible content pricing will keep those customers engaged.

 

Virtually everyone complains about their cable company because the price/value equation is out of balance and the customer service can be a nightmare due to deceptive marketing practices and inconsistent service levels.

 

Let the creative destruction begin!

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OnLive's price tag revealed to be just $4.8m - Digital Media Wire

OnLive's price tag revealed to be just $4.8m - Digital Media Wire | Digital Media and Business | Scoop.it
A glimmer of light in the murky OnLive story has revealed that Lauder Partners, one of the cloud gaming service's former investors, paid just $4.8 million for the company's core assets.
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Waze deal ranks among largest ever Israeli high-tech deals - Washington Post

Waze deal ranks among largest ever Israeli high-tech deals Washington Post JERUSALEM — Internet giant Google announced Tuesday that it is purchasing Waze, an Israeli company whose navigation software uses social features to improve directions and...
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It will be interesting to see which company is changed more by this.  Google Maps navigation is on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to Waze.  There's potential for Google to populate the database behind Waze to a level that's never been seen before.  Imagine not just an alert for a speed trap, but a photo of the exact spot and a warning when you're approaching line of site.  

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