Tired of mucking around with the lower courts, the major networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Univision, and more have filed a 200-page brief asking the Supreme Court to make a ruling that will either allow Aereo to keep running or shut it down for good. The plaintiffs state their case
Dish Network's Hopper commercial-skipping DVR won another legal victory Wednesday, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Fox to a previous ruling denying an injunction against the technology.
Bloomberg is reporting that Intel may be very close to striking deals with Viacom (Comedy Central, MTV), Time Warner (CNN), and NBC (USA, SyFy), bringing it one step closer to making its oft-discussed internet-based cable TV, video-on-demand, and cloud DVR service a reality.
Welcome to 2013 and another brave new year of change driven by profitable opportunities and painful losses, all thanks to our constantly morphing consumer electronics industry.
This will mark yet another year to accelerate market opportunity; fend off flinty competitive threats; strengthen Internet, mobile and in-store traffic; gain greater brand recognition; and compete for faster and more profitable turns. Yes, another year to deploy smart, highly competitive and profitable change.
There’s no bigger industry evangelist for omni-channel marketing—the capability to meet and service consumers at every possible touch point—than Best Buy. The retailer has declared it a top priority to render the product research and buying experience seamless for buyers, whether they are toggling between mobile devices and home computers, calling in an order or browsing the showroom floor. And despite Best Buy’s recent problems, it has the resources to execute the play on a grand scale.
While BMW has outpaced its German rivals in getting apps into the dash, the brand is behind Detroit in the app space, particularly in spreading the love beyond Apple. Case in point: Owners of BMW models equipped with the BMW Apps options (and also Mini vehicles with Mini Connected) can now add Stitcher SmartRadio to the system's handful of existing apps. This is more than a year and a half after Ford made Stitcher available for its Sync AppLink system and more than six months after GM added the app to certain Buick,
Nobody is buying sets. As a result, television manufacturers have had a rough few years --and their prospects for the near term aren't very bright.
Once hot flat panel TVs are not, at least according to the latest data from NPD DisplaySearch. Worldwide TV shipments fell by 8% from a year prior in the first quarter of 2012. That was the steepest rate of decline since the second quarter of 2009. The biggest contributor to this decline was a slowdown in shipments of LCD sets, which fell year-on-year for the first time ever.
Sony has finally said when it'll launch its next-generation Google TV set-top box it unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.
Dubbed the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV, the device will launch nationwide on July 22 for $199. Sony has already opened up preorders on the device on its online marketplace. In addition, the company has unveiled the NSZ-GP9, which adds Blu-ray support to the Google TV integration. That device will hit store shelves "in time for the holiday season," and will go on sale for $299.
How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone? With the average preschooler now more able to play video games than ride a bike or tie a shoe, and with three-quarters of all middle school- and high school-age kids already owning a phone, it's an increasingly difficult question for today's digital parent to answer.
And it might not even be the most meaningful one.
From growing issues like cyberbullying, cyberbaiting and sexting to rising concerns over Internet safety, cybercrime, and the over-sharing of personal information online, today's family clearly faces