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December 12, 2012
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  Entertainment News 
  • Philips enlists more partners for its Internet-connected TVs
    Royal Philips Electronics recruited more partners for its Net TV platform that connects to the Internet, including several from Turkey: FilmBox Live, the Son Kac Web store, the Teknosa Film Kulübü video store and the Yumurcak TV channel. The new partners also include the TV3 Alacarta service in Spain and the PC-Welt portal for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Broadband TV News (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Apple reportedly works with Hon Hai, Sharp on its TV design
    Apple is collaborating with Hon Hai Precision Industry, which does business as Foxconn, on the prospective design of its new television product, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the situation. Hon Hai is reportedly turning to Sharp to provide the TV's display technology. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said TV is "an area of intense interest" for his company, without elaborating. The Wall Street Journal (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Kaleidescape enters streaming with multiyear Warner Bros. deal
    Kaleidescape, a provider of high-end home theater equipment, has entered into a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution that will give it access to a library of roughly 3,000 films and 8,000 TV episodes. Under the multiyear agreement -- which includes support for the nascent Ultraviolet standard -- users of Kaleidescape's media servers will be able to stream and download popular titles such as the "Harry Potter" series and "The Lord of the Rings," marking a first for the company. "We've never, ever done electronic delivery," Kaleidescape co-founder Cheena Srinivasan said. Engadget (12/11), San Francisco Chronicle (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Monetizing Content 
  • Philadelphia papers to offer separate paid sites
    The digital marriage of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News at will dissolve in the next quarter as both newspapers plan sites with paid subscription models. will remain but will be devoted primarily to video and entertainment content. Andrew Mendelson, chair of the journalism department at Temple University, said it was difficult for the two papers to distinguish themselves on a common site, noting that "people don't buy generic news, they want something that has voice, something that's familiar." (12/10), MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Integrated Marketing 
  • Why location matters more than ever to digital marketers
    Location-based search marketing is expected to make up a larger portion of overall brand spending, as context and relevancy of advertising grow in importance, according to a Strategy Analytics report. By 2017, location-based search is expected to make up more than 20%, or $6 billion, of a $20 billion global market, the firm predicts. Mobile Marketer (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  eBooks, Tablets and More 
  • Microsoft makes Xbox more video-friendly with new apps
    Microsoft is rolling out a slew of new applications for its Xbox 360 designed to leverage the gaming device's increasing popularity as a platform for streaming video. Beginning in 2013, premium subscribers to the company's Xbox Live service will enjoy more than 40 news apps, including offerings from MTV and The CW Network. Salon/The Associated Press (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: News a big draw on mobiles, but demographics matter
    More than a third of tablet and smartphone users rely on their devices to consume daily news, but consumption habits vary significantly based on demographic factors, including age and gender, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Among the findings: Males under 50 are more likely than females to check news sources multiple times a day, and young people are the most receptive to digital advertising -- with 25% of people under 29 clicking on ads, compared to just 7% of 50- to 64-year-olds. eWeek (12/11), Network World (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Smartphone vendors lobby Congress on adding spectrum
    A group of nine smartphone makers, equipment firms and chipmakers lobbied Congress to free up additional frequencies for wireless use beyond the TV spectrum auction that federal regulators are preparing. In a letter sent to key lawmakers Tuesday, the companies, which included Apple, Intel, Samsung Electronics and Cisco Systems, called on Congress to free up spectrum controlled by federal agencies. "As technology companies, we joined this debate because policymakers need to know that we cannot simply engineer our way out of this problem," the letter said. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Entertainment Matters at CES 
  • 2013 CES Brand Matters keynote focuses on the cloud
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has announced that executives from American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola,, Samsung and Unilever will join the Brand Matters keynote at the 2013 International CES®. The Brand Matters keynote brings together executives from the world’s top brands to discuss how technology and digital platforms are impacting marketing and brand strategy on a global scale. Kicking off with a fireside chat featuring Michael Kassan, chairman and CEO of MediaLink, and Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of, the keynote will then feature a spirited panel discussion, featuring top marketers, on the benefits of the cloud to connect with consumers. The keynote is scheduled for 11 a.m. PT on Jan. 9 in the LVH Theater. Read more on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The virtual 2013 CES Preshow Planner is now available!
    The virtual CES Preshow Planner is an attendee's must-have reference guide. In it you'll find complete information on awards, events, TechZones, special programs, shuttle services, show services, best ways to navigate the show and more. View the Preshow Planner now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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