Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • DNC Beats RNC In Online Video Views

    In terms of online video views, the Democratic National Convention beat the Republican National Convention, generating more than 13 million views from its Top 10 convention speakers, compared to 7.3 million views for the RNC, according to an analysis of YouTube data from video analytics firm Visible Measures. ...Read the whole story

  • iPhone 5 To Have Major Impact On Users, Tech Rivals

    The launch of the iPhone 5 on Wednesday will shake up the smartphone industry and have broader implications for a host of companies from Google to the U.S. major wireless to Intel. The device, however, isn't expected to incorporate Near Field Communication technology to power mobile transactions. ...Read the whole story

  • FCC Asks Court To Uphold Neutrality Rules

    Net neutrality rules will "advance broadband investment" and "ensure that wireless licensees act in the public interest," the Federal Communications Commission argues in new court papers. ...Read the whole story

  • Zuckerberg: Mobile Will Be Key To Facebook's Success

    Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged disappointment with the company's stock performance since going public in May, but voiced optimism about its nascent mobile business as a long-term growth engine. Speaking publicly on Tuesday for the first time since Facebook's botched IPO, Zuckerberg addressed a wide range of topics about the company at the TechCrunch: Disrupt 2012 conference in San Francisco. ...Read the whole story

  • Time-Shifted Viewing Up, Live Viewing Dips

    The average daily live TV viewing per person is now at 4 hours and 38 minutes -- down from 4:47 during the first quarter of 2011. Time-shifted viewing climbed to 24 minutes from 21 minutes. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Marie Claire October Issue To Carry Video Ad Media Week

      Marie Claire, the monthly women's magazine owned by IPC, is carrying a video ad for a Dolce and Gabbana fragrance in the pages of some copies of its October edition. The ad has been inserted in a few thousand copies of the 396-page issue, on pages 34 and 35. It features a 45-second video ad including sound, which plays when the reader opens the page. Procter & Gamble, the company licensed to produce the fragrance, placed the ad through media agency MediaCom. ...Read the whole story

    • Is Hollywood's Route To Russian VOD

      Russian video aggregator is raising $40 million more. The money will be used to license TV and movie content, as investors hope decreasing piracy and willingness to pay for content can make for success. The investment advisory shop GP Bullhound's recent 2012 Russia market report said was raising $30 million from Tiger Global and ru-net, in February. That this round has become larger, and joined by Baring Vostok in the lead, suggests investor confidence in's prospects. ...Read the whole story

    • With 4G, Everywhere Everywhere Becomes Just EE Computer Business Review

      Everything Everywhere has finally announced details of its UK 4G rollout, revealing that superfast mobile internet access should be live in the UK before the end of the year. Speaking at an event in London Tuesday morning, Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee said 4G-enabled devices will be launching in the UK "soon," although no specific date has been revealed yet. The company said it hopes to bring 4G to 16 cities and one-third of the UK population by the end of 2012. ...Read the whole story

    • Canada Telecom To Go Up Against Netflix M&M Global
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    Using Online Video, Talktala:_ Aims To Make 7 Billion People Happy

    Imagine a world where 7 billion people, the world's population, could afford a weekly session when they confront and talk. Wow. Then came talktala, a New York-based startup aimed at enabling people to "confront" in a ...More