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February 18, 2013
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  • CEO: Discovery is considering first TV Everywhere agreements
    Discovery Communications over the next few months has a "decent chance" of negotiating its first carriage agreements with TV Everywhere provisions, said CEO David Zaslav. "The good news is there is no distributor in the U.S. that has TV Everywhere rights for our content," Zaslav said. "And given that we are almost 10% of viewership on cable, I think that is a very valuable opportunity." FierceCable (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Monetizing Content 
  • Publicly funded research would be freely available under bill
    Companies that publish federally funded research papers would have to provide free access to the research under a bill in Congress. The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act would require all taxpayer-funded research papers to be available for public consumption for free within six months after the research appears in a peer-reviewed journal. (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Integrated Marketing 
  • Paper has advertisers in mind with mobile-site design
    Accessing The Wall Street Journal via an iPhone offers a customized experience similar to that available through the Journal's mobile application, Mickey Alam Khan writes. The mobile site is tailored to respond to advertisers seeking to broaden their effect with cross-channel, rich-media campaigns. Mobile Marketer (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  eBooks, Tablets and More 
  • Sony is said to bet on "cloud gaming" with new PlayStation
    Sony is expected to unveil a new gaming console this week that will enable users to stream video games from the Internet. "Cloud gaming makes games much more convenient. It's instant-on and you can play it about anywhere on any device; it will make for a much larger gaming industry," said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia. The Wall Street Journal (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FCC: Broadband providers meet capacity promises
    U.S. consumers can rely on the broadband speeds their service providers say they offer, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC survey found that broadband providers, on average, delivered speeds that were 97% of what was promised, compared with 87% in a 2011 report. News Service (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Entertainment Matters at CES 
  • DMW Music: New York City's newest music-tech conference
    Feb. 20 and 21: Digital Media Wire combines Digital Music Forum East and West into one large event named DMW Music, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association®. Join 500-plus of the most influential music and digital media leaders as they gather in downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, make deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year's event features a music-tech crawl, classroom style presentations, interactive Pit sessions and a Music Leadership Awards Dinner. Current speakers include executives from Myspace, Sony, Warner Music Group, Pandora, Shazam, VEVO, Clear Channel, and more. Learn more at CEA members and friends receive 15% off registration with code CEA15. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • It Is Innovation (i3)
    CEA has relaunched its flagship publication Vision magazine under the new name It Is Innovation. The inaugural edition launched at the 2013 International CES in January. It Is Innovation showcases all aspects of innovation in technology, policy, business and engineering in the consumer technology industry. It celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit evident in inventions and startups, explores the ideas strategies and leadership skills that exemplify the industry and keeps an eye out for what is coming in the pipeline. Check out the i3 on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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