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Harris Poll: Americans Still Prefer Buying, Renting Discs | Home Media Magazine

Harris Poll: Americans Still Prefer Buying, Renting Discs | Home Media Magazine | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Digital distribution of movies may be on the tip of the tongue of most studio executives, but Americans would rather buy or rent a title on DVD or Blu-ray Disc, according to a new Harris Poll.
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Analyst: Studios Raising VOD Prices | Home Media Magazine

Analyst: Studios Raising VOD Prices | Home Media Magazine | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Expect to see transactional video-on-demand pricing on new-release movies increase by $1 to $5.99 in 2014 as studios and content holders look to drive greater margins on digital rentals, according to Eric Wold, analyst with B.
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This is a fairly big bump. The studios must be feeling confident about consumer demand for movies; plus, they may be looking for price increases to offset declines in disc retail sales. 

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MBPT Spotlight: Why We Need To Rethink Millennial 'Binge Viewing' | c2meworld.com

MBPT Spotlight: Why We Need To Rethink Millennial 'Binge Viewing' | c2meworld.com | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Inspired by the NAB Show and produced by NewBay Media, Connect 2 Media & Entertainment delivers news and insight regarding all areas of digital media and entertainment.
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It's not BINGE viewing, it's BACK-TO-BACK viewing. For millenials (and other viewing segments), it's an active viewing experience that that allows them to catch-up, keep-up and relive tv shows. 

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Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) has over 16.5 million Prime account users

Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) has over 16.5 million Prime account users | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
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Estimated 16.5m subs to Amazon Prime.

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Epic Fail: The Rise and Fall of Demand Media

Epic Fail: The Rise and Fall of Demand Media | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Take note, Twitter: Not every tech company has a happy ending after a ballyhooed IPO.
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App downloads drop 13pc as use matures: report - Mobile Marketer - Research

App downloads drop 13pc as use matures: report - Mobile Marketer - Research | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Mobile-savvy consumers downloaded fewer applications and spent less on apps and downloadable content in 2013 than the year before, according to a new report by Deloitte.
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Mobile app market is MATURING?!  This will make the economics for app developers even more challenging

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'The Worst 12-Month Stretch' in the History of Pay TV

'The Worst 12-Month Stretch' in the History of Pay TV | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
The best business model in America has its worst year ever. Is it cord-cutting, or something more complicated?
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Not just because people are cutting the cord and going over the NFLX. Actually, data shows that NFLX, Hulu, etc. are complimentary.  A big factor is that cable TV is EXPENSIVE (esp. given the economy) and programming fees are climbing.

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Same Time, Same Channel? TV Woos Kids Who Can’t Wait

Same Time, Same Channel? TV Woos Kids Who Can’t Wait | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
In their efforts to attract children, television networks are starting to show programs online before they appear on old-fashioned TV.
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Yet another critical way NFLX has changed the landscape of TV programming...

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Apple’s Long-Rumored TV Ambitions on Hold Again? | DisplaySearch Blog

Apple’s Long-Rumored TV Ambitions on Hold Again? | DisplaySearch Blog | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
According to sources in the TV supply chain, it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices.
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Flipboard fires a shot across Pinterest's bow with new curated brand catalogs

Flipboard fires a shot across Pinterest's bow with new curated brand catalogs | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Flipboard is making it easy for users creating curated magazines on the platform to collect and share products, complete with pricing information — features that seem aimed at the same ecommerce market Pinterest is targeting.
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Of course - why not?  This is an advantage that digital magazines have over print - the ability to seamlessly create desire for a product and then instantly convert that into a purchase. 

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Luma For iPad Is A Personalized TV Guide For Streaming Video…With A Few New Tricks | TechCrunch

Luma For iPad Is A Personalized TV Guide For Streaming Video…With A Few New Tricks | TechCrunch | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Movie and TV recommendations app Luma.tv has been working to solve the "what to watch" problem for years.
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another approach to navigate online video

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Turner Eyes Fat Market for 'Upwave' Multiplatform Health and Wellness Brand

Turner Eyes Fat Market for 'Upwave' Multiplatform Health and Wellness Brand | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Turner Broadcasting System is launching its first lifestyle brand — Upwave — initially online before bringing it to TV, aimed at entertaining and informing health-conscious Americans on nutrition a...
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This is smart. Turner is flipping the model - using digital to test out concepts, using TV to throw fuel on the ones that have traction... 

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Meet the man behind New York's other billion dollar internet company. This one makes money

Meet the man behind New York's other billion dollar internet company. This one makes money | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Etsy is one of the quiet successes of the modern Internet. A artisan’s haven (and heaven), it is a global market place that is unique in its mission. It is time to meet Chad Dickerson, its unassuming leader, whose outlook on business is simply human.
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Etsy is about "hacking commerce and bringing people together". Also, "Most e-commerce tries to reduce verything to math, but I refluse to think of it as a math problem...you learn a lot from talking to people and not looking at data", said Dickerson.

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Why Sony Will Face a Tough Road Breaking Into the U.S. Pay-TV Industry - Videonuze

Why Sony Will Face a Tough Road Breaking Into the U.S. Pay-TV Industry - Videonuze | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
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looking forward to how Sony will put together a competitive OTT pay-TV offering....

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Intel Lacked Volume For An OTT TV Play | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com

Intel Lacked Volume For An OTT TV Play | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
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It must have been tough for a tech giant like Intel to concede defeat to the content guys...

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Step aside iBeacon, Qualcomm has low-cost Gimbal Proximity Beacons

Step aside iBeacon, Qualcomm has low-cost Gimbal Proximity Beacons | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Apple’s iBeacon isn’t the only game in town when it comes to Bluetooth Smart proximity devices for retailers. Qualcomm’s Gimbal Proximity Sensor is now available, supporting iOS today and Android in the future.
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This looks promising for omnichannel marketing applications tying mobile with bricks-and-mortar.

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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative...
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The continuing evolution of the mobile business app ecosystem

The continuing evolution of the mobile business app ecosystem | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Emergence Capital Partners released an updated visualization of the mobile business app landscape. Compared with 90 in May, today more than 150 companies occupy the space.
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Not Smart: LG TVs reportedly spy on attached hard drives and send data back unencrypted

Not Smart: LG TVs reportedly spy on attached hard drives and send data back unencrypted | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
LG’s Smart TVs may be reporting a tad too much information back to the company’s servers, according to a detailed and convincing post by British blogger “DoctorBeet”.
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not easy to keep personal data private, even on local storage

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YuMe Millennial Infographic

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More data showing how younger viewers are watching less TV and more UGC. 

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How much Kno sold for & why it failed

How much Kno sold for & why it failed | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Kno, launched with much fanfare, raised nearly $100 million in venture capital and debt, only to find out that the world of education didn’t care much for the company’s products or for that matter the company itself.
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kno, nook, flip... - dedicated hardware is an uphill struggle in the face of the all-in-one uber tablet.

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An App “Middle Class” Continues To Grow: Independently Owned Apps With A Million-Plus Users Up 121% Over Past 18 Months | TechCrunch

An App “Middle Class” Continues To Grow: Independently Owned Apps With A Million-Plus Users Up 121% Over Past 18 Months | TechCrunch | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
It may be getting harder for mobile developers to break into the top charts in the various app stores, but there is a healthy and growing "middle class" app..
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And this space is still in the early stages of development!

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So You Want to Compete Against Amazon? // Jeff Jordan

So You Want to Compete Against Amazon? // Jeff Jordan | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
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e-commerce companies have to strategically position themselves in various niches; cannot take Amazon head-on
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M&A as competitive advantage | McKinsey & Company

M&A as competitive advantage | McKinsey & Company | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Treating M&A as a strategic capability can give companies an edge that their peers will struggle to replicate. A McKinsey & Company article.
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M&A is a capability that a company has to develop, like product management of marketing!

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Why Yahoo and Apple Want Foursquare's Data

Why Yahoo and Apple Want Foursquare's Data | over-the-top media | Scoop.it
Foursquare is often lauded for its powerful location data. But why is it seemingly so valuable to companies like Yahoo and Apple
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