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January 28, 2013
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  • Service offers campuswide streaming to students
    Tivli, a streaming-TV service offered at Harvard and Yale universities, could help younger consumers get "in the habit of having a cable subscription," writes Brian Stelter. The service, which operates as an extension of the colleges' cable TV services, allows students to stream local broadcast outlets, several dozen cable channels and university channels to devices such as laptops and tablets. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Most mobile videos aren't viewed on the go
    Stay-at-home Web surfers are responsible for almost two-thirds of all mobile video views, according to an On Device Research study. More than a third of all views occur in a room where there's another screen available, with mobile viewing peaking during TV prime time, the study found. Mobile Marketing Magazine (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
  Monetizing Content 
  • HuffPost looks to monetize comments on "Conversations" pages
    The Huffington Post is experimenting with a model for organizing the thousands of comments it gets on its website that could help parent company AOL make money. Chief Technology Officer John Pavley says the site will sell dedicated ad space on its "Conversations" pages, which use algorithms to isolate important discussions. (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Integrated Marketing 
  • Digital marketers take aim at brands' TV budgets
    Until now, most online ad spending has been diverted from brands' print budgets -- but the rise of online video is now letting online marketers make a play for brands' TV budgets too, says RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney. "The number of people watching TV seems to be stagnating or declining, and the number of people turning to the Internet for entertainment is surging," he says. "It almost inevitably drives these TV budgets online." Reuters (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  eBooks, Tablets and More 
  • CEA takes DISH's side on Hopper DVR
    The Consumer Electronics Association filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in support of DISH Network in its litigation with CBS and other broadcast television networks, which accuse DISH of violating their copyrights with its Hopper digital video recorder. CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement that "Making television easier to watch is not against the law. It is simply pro-innovation and pro-consumer." CNET (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T will get 700 MHz holdings in deal with Verizon
    Verizon Wireless will sell 39 spectrum licenses in the 700 MHz B Block band to AT&T for $1.9 billion. Verizon also will acquire several Advanced Wireless Services licenses covering major cities in the Western U.S. The transaction, which requires approval by U.S. officials, will expand AT&T's footprint in 18 states. (U.K.) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Entertainment Matters at CES 
  • Did you miss the trending topics at 2013 CES?
    What's trending? This is the big question everyone is asking at the world's largest annual innovation event. Check out the "What's Trending" YouTube channel, filmed live at 2013 CES from the Samsung Smart Studio right on the show floor. For more coverage of the 2013 International CES, follow us on Twitter at @intlCES, and use our official hashtag #2013CES. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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Gone are the days of the cachet of 'I have a TV in my room.' These students now have mobile devices instead."
--Bernadette Aulestia of HBO, as quoted by The New York Times

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