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Wednesday - July 23, 2014
The video content industry long has relied on pay-TV services as a significant revenue source, but digital technologies -- namely over-the-top, or OTT, services -- are impacting pay-TV rights and revenues. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households now own one or more devices capable of delivering online content to TV sets, and younger viewers have altered their video consumption habits in response to these new technologies. Live/linear broadcast TV accounted for just 51 percent of all video consumed on a TV in early 2014. [More...]

Wednesday - July 23, 2014
Early reviews for Amazon's first foray into the smartphone market are mixed, with a general sense that the device is a good phone overlaid with some flashy features. Amazon announced the Fire Phone last month, trumpeting its 3D display, which uses facial recognition and front-facing cameras to shift perspective, depending on where the user's head is; a personal assistant called "Firefly"; and Amazon's live, interactive support service, Mayday. The Fire Phone is slated for release on Thursday. [More...]

Wednesday - July 23, 2014
If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they've had for some time. Microsoft rolled out Skype version 4.3.0.37 in mid June. The catch-up release has an updated user interface, some additional features, and lots of bug fixes. The latest Skype for Linux version also got rid of Alsa audio API support. Instead, it supports only Pulse Audio. [More...]

Monday - July 21, 2014
Attentive.ly recently released its application on the Eloqua platform, digging a deeper foothold for itself in the CRM enterprise space. Attentive.ly provides social marketing automation functionality in the form of a plug-and-play toolset that works with a CRM overlay. Using its tools, companies can organize customers in specific groups, listen to their online conversations, react to certain predetermined triggers, and send personalized marketing messages. Attentive.ly offers a direct integration with a number of CRM platforms. [More...]

 

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