Apple TV + AirPlay = iOS6 Will Be The Next Generation TV App Platform (iTV Optional)

Television is an application platform, and all of the cable and satellite companies, all of the TV networks, movie studios and cable channels are just apps. That’s what Steve Jobs “cracked” about TV, claims Jeremy Allaire, founder, Chairman and CEO of Brightcove, in an article published yesterday in The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D. First, a disclaimer. As brilliant […]

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As gaming grows more casual and mobile, developers scramble to adapt

In 2012, when people build farms on Facebook, kill pigs on their phones and gun down mutant space aliens on their home consoles, how do you define the word “gamer”? It’s not so easy, is it? The evolution of that question factors deeply in the plans of game hardware manufacturers and software development companies heading into this week’s Electronic Entertainment […]

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Is Twitter slowing down?

With all the Facebook news lately — the flat IPO, the regulatory interest, the Chan-Zuckerberg wedding — it’s highly possibly you’ve forgotten all about Twitter. If so, you’d be like most Americans. Only 8% of online Americans check their Twitter feeds on an average day, according to survey results released Thursday by the Pew Center for Internet & American Life. […]

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Google Wants To Expand Range Of Domain Names To Include .lol, More

First, adult sites were given .xxx domains beyond the usual .coms. Now, Google wants to make everything more easily categorized, filing a request with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the use of domains such as .google, .docs, .youtube, and .lol. According to the application, .youtube, for instance, would improve user experience by increasing “the ease […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks On iTV, Instagram, Steve Jobs, And More

Tim Cook’s press appearances have been few and far between but last night, the Apple CEO sat down with AllThingsD at their DX conference for a 90-minute interview. Cook touched on almost everything in his purview as company head—even the iTV, albeit cryptically. When asked about Apple producing a set-top box and leaving TV panel production to the likes of […]

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Facebook co-founder Saverin: I don’t resent Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, known to many people more as an aggrieved movie character or perceived tax dodger than as an actual person, has finally spoken out. In an interview with a magazine in his family’s native Brazil, Saverin — a newly minted billionaire after Facebook’s public stock offering — talked about his taxes, his relationship with co-founder Mark Zuckerberg […]

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Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale in 28 countries

Samsung’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S3, today becomes available in 28 countries, including several European markets such as Germany and the UK. The Galaxy S3 is the cream of the crop of Android smartphones, with a 4.8-inch touchscreen, a 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, and the latest version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich. It also sports […]

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