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Why Smart TVs And Streaming Gadgets Are Conquering The Living Room…A new report from Business Insider discusses the connected TV landscape, analyzing the factors, trends, and key players that are shaping the market. 
Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:
Streaming devices currently comprise the majority of connected TVs. But we believe distribution will shift to smart TVs, as prices decrease and the television upgrade cycle shortens.
Apple TV and Roku hold the largest market share for streaming devices, but Chromecast, which Google released last summer, has also achieved stellar sales numbers. Market research data shows that 8 million Apple TVs and 4.5 million Rokus shipped in 2013 in the U.S. 
Smart TVs will account for the majority of television shipments by 2014. By 2015, more households will have smart TV than connected TVs.
On both streaming devices and smart TVs there is a division between open and closed platforms. Chromecast, LG, and Roku have embraced open platforms that allow developers a great deal of freedom to develop apps for their devices. Samsung, Apple, and others are betting on closed ecosystems, which follow a more careful curatorial approach.
Despite platform fragmentation, HTML5 offers at least a faint hope for increased unification between connected TVs, just as it does on mobile. LG and Chromecast have integrated it into their connected TV development environments.
How will developers and operating system operators monetize smart TV apps? Media downloads, subscriptions and — to a much lesser degree — advertisements will drive the dollars. Smart TV platform operators have begun experimenting with ads.
Changes to the pay TV industry, namely cable and satellite providers, will also have a huge impact on the future of connected TV. It’s now an open question as to how — and how effectively — cable providers will use their power to shape the future of connected TV.
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Why Smart TVs And Streaming Gadgets Are Conquering The Living Room…

A new report from Business Insider discusses 
the connected TV landscape, analyzing the factors, trends, and key players that are shaping the market. 

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

Read more…

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Downworthy: A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean

Because Enough is Enough Already. We’ve all seen them - the clickbait headlines that websites like Buzzfeed, ViralNova and UpWorthy use to drive traffic, especially through social networks. Even Huffington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of endless recycled listicles and bombastic titles. Downworthy replaces hyberbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example: “Literally” becomes “Figuratively” “Will Blow Your Mind” becomes “Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment” “One Weird Trick” becomes “One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit” “Go Viral” becomes “Be Overused So Much That You’ll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release of Death to Make it Stop” “Can’t Even Handle” becomes “Can Totally Handle Without Any Significant Issue” “Incredible” becomes “Painfully Ordinary” “You Won’t Believe” becomes “In All Likelihood, You’ll Believe” … and so on.Because Enough is Enough Already. We’ve all seen them - the clickbait headlines that websites like Buzzfeed, ViralNova and UpWorthy use to drive traffic, especially through social networks. Even Huffington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of endless recycled listicles and bombastic titles. Downworthy replaces hyberbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example: “Literally” becomes “Figuratively” “Will Blow Your Mind” becomes “Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment” “One Weird Trick” becomes “One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit” “Go Viral” becomes “Be Overused So Much That You’ll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release of Death to Make it Stop” “Can’t Even Handle” becomes “Can Totally Handle Without Any Significant Issue” “Incredible” becomes “Painfully Ordinary” “You Won’t Believe” becomes “In All Likelihood, You’ll Believe” … and so on.

Posted on Monday, January 27th 2014

Adam Kushner to lead new digital opinion venture

washpostpr:

Announcement from Executive Editor Marty Baron, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt and Outlook Editor Carlos Lozada:

We are delighted to announce that Adam Kushner, the executive editor of National Journal, is joining The Washington Post as editor of a new digital opinion and analysis venture that…

Posted on Monday, January 27th 2014

Reblogged from WashPost PR

Secrets on how to word tweets, headlines & Facebook posts so people will share them

Secrets on how to word tweets, headlines & Facebook posts so people will share them

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st 2014

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

How will technology change life by the end of the decade? That’s the subject of a new book, called Shift 2020, which explores the future of everything from greentech and health care to 3-D printing and transport. Among the predicted changes:

2020 could see the end of online versus offline. “The membrane between the online world and the offline will effectively disappear, as continuously connected devices fully disappear into our pockets, clothing, our jewelry, our selves,” says Glen Hiemstra, of Futurist.com. “We will not think of two different worlds … but instead see simply a fully integrated life.”

Posted on Sunday, January 19th 2014

FAA says journalists can't use drones to record video

“There is no gray area,” said FAA spokesperson Les Dorr. Hobbyists are allowed to use small, radio-controlled crafts under specific guidelines, but “if you’re using it for any sort of commercial purposes, including journalism, that’s not allowed,” he added.

Posted on Thursday, January 9th 2014

Why nytimes.com's redesign is its 'last one ever' — and that's really smart

The New York Timeshas completely overhauled its online article pages and reskinned the homepage—a major site-wideredesignthat the paper of record hopes to never undertake again on the same scale. That’s not to say that theTimeswill never again update its digital look. Rather, the Grey Lady has engineered evolution into its latest redesign. “We have completely replatformed the whole back-end technology system so that we can get out of the business of doing redesigns,”Denise Warrenexecutive vice president, digital products and services group atThe New York TimestoldFast Company.

With the old content management system and technology platform, it took a lot of effort to deploy any new or different designs,like Snow Fall and its successors. The new system, however, is more dynamic. “We can continually iterate on the site and take advantages of the trends as we see them happening, rather than having to do a big unveil,” Warren explained. As a result, she says, readers will see more incremental changes over time, rather than a big unveil a few years down the line.

Fast Company

Posted on Thursday, January 9th 2014