• February 1, 2019

    Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

    After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punishment. That deactivated not only this Facebook Research app VPN, but also all of Facebook’s  internal iOS apps for workplace collaboration, beta testing and even getting the company lunch […]

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  • January 16, 2019

    Netflix ups US subscription price

    Netflix is raising the price for its US subscription plans, its first increase since 2017. The streaming service’s basic $7.99 (€7) single-viewer, non-HD plan is increasing to $8.99 monthly, while the standard $10.99 two HD streams plan rises to $12.99. The premium four-stream HD plan increases to $15.99 from $13.99. […]

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  • January 16, 2019

    VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

    A study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion (€7.1bn) by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019. It argued that development of smartphone VR content is essential to increase consumer confidence in VR across all platforms, following a disappointing year […]

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  • January 15, 2019

    TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

    tivo has opened another round of patent claims against comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp, and the new complaint relate to advanced DVR functionalities, such as cloud or network recording and whole-home or multi-room DVR arrangements. “Litigation […]

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  • January 15, 2019

    Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

    A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video platform for publication and the non-removal of videos taken from copyrighted TV programmes. Furthermore, Vimeo will have to prevent new uploads of […]

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  • January 15, 2019

    NBC Universal launching AVoD service

    Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox and Dish – as well as through European pay-TV provider Sky. The service is scheduled for an early 2020 launch and […]

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  • January 11, 2019

    World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan

    The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime  has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles. The initiative follows its agreement with Japanese […]

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  • August 31, 2018

    Local TV: where did the money go?

    As another local TV channel closes this week, questions are being asked on whether the money spent on building a network of local TV channels was well spent. Time to have a look at how local TV channel operators benefited from a £300,000 deal and what the future holds… As […]

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    August 21, 2018

    Kapang Video Advertising Information & Statistics

    Kapang has a demographics across all channels on all devices as client representation as: 32.1m 30 second adverts delivered monthly in the UK to the following demographics: Gender Demographics Male -76.44% Female – 23.56% Age Demographics 18-24 – 5.28% 25-34 – 21.19% 35-44 – 23.02% 45-54 – 22.99% 55-64 – […]

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  • July 30, 2018

    Sky reveals 29% annual rise in AdSmart revenues

    Sky has credited a 29% year-on-year rise in revenues for its targeted advertising platform AdSmart for driving overall UK and Ireland ad revenue growth of 6%. AdSmart registered 3.2 billion impressions in the year ended 30 June and 74% of advertisers using it had either not used TV or worked […]

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  • July 18, 2018

    Secret ingredient that made Netflix a world beater could lead to its demise

    In this crossposting from The Conversation, Lancaster University’s Martin Friesl explains how the consumer demand for Netflix’s award-winning unique content could ultimately spiral out of control. Netflix’s latest half-year results have disappointed the market, sending shares in the TV streaming giant down 13% overnight. When this is the reaction to adding 5m […]

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  • July 18, 2018

    ‘Netflix effect’ poses challenge to British TV

    Image copyright Netflix Video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK, new data from Ofcom has revealed. The media regulator says British TV will have to change the way it operates if it wants to compete with […]

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  • June 12, 2018

    Britain’s biggest Local TV company has “gamed” the BBC for hundreds of thousands of pounds of licence fee payers’ money

    Former Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey says the government must now “pull the plug” on the failed Local TV initiative, following a BuzzFeed News investigation into That’s TV. The BBC has been paying hundreds of thousands of pounds of licence fee payers’ money a year to a TV company that […]

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  • May 15, 2018

    This functional pinball machine is built entirely of LEGO

    I’ve spent a good chunk of my life piecing together various LEGO  projects… but even the craziest stuff I’ve built pales in comparison to this. It’s a fully functioning pinball machine built entirely out of official LEGO parts, from the obstacles on the playfield, to the electronic brains behind the curtain, to […]

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  • May 14, 2018

    TiVo adds Alexa voice control to its DVRs

    TiVo’s  DVRs are getting Alexa support. The company is announcing its lineup of DVRs, including Series 4 (Premiere), 5 (Roamio), and 6 (Bolt) boxes like TiVo BOLT VOX introduced last fall, will be gaining support for Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The assistant will be able to do things like change the channel, skip commercials, jump […]

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  • May 8, 2018

    BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in talks to create UK streaming service

    NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]

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  • April 25, 2018

    BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

    The BBC has broadcast a live event in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour for the first time. Its iPlayer service streamed a full rugby match on Sunday, which was made available to the public but not promoted in advance. BT began screening live sport in 4K in […]

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  • April 23, 2018

    ‘It is not rude to leave’: Elon Musk says excessive meetings are a ‘blight’, urges staff to ‘walk out’

    Elon Musk is famed for his unconventional approach to management, but most of us would agree with his latest advice to staff. STUCK in a terrible meeting at work? Elon Musk reckons you should just walk out. According to the South African-born billionaire, as soon as it’s “obvious you aren’t […]

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