As cable companies take on Netflix and Hulu with TV Everywhere, they'd do well to remember that where video content is concerned, a polished interface is part of the package, and the main area where they've been beat.
At a time when more than 21 million people now regularly stream film or television content from services like Netflix Instant and Hulu, cable companies still think they have the consumer by the eyeballs, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 14, 2010 3:29 PM ET
From a lá carte to all-you-can-eat, Internet video programming has many pricing options -- none of which are 'free'
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
I'm blacked out. Again. Earlier this spring, I subscribed to MLB.TV, Major League Baseball's online video service, and was told I'd have access to every regular season game live or on demand, where available, on the device of my choice. For $119 that seemed like a fair deal, MOREAug 12, 2010 1:19 PM ET
The video streaming service's new premium model lacks the chops to justify its monthly fees.
As a writer and hopeless Internet addict, I probably spend more time in front of my laptop than I'd like to admit, banging out articles, reading blogs, instant messaging co-workers and friends, and viewing media. Whereas the average American now spends an estimated 34 hours a week in front of the television, it's fair to say MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 14, 2010 1:45 PM ET
The hurdles Steve Jobs cited last month could be easily solved, says an analyst
In a report to clients issued Friday morning, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster makes the case that Apple (AAPL) is well positioned to do for the vast wasteland of television what the iPhone did for cellular telephony -- and may in fact be preparing a stand-alone, Internet-connected TV for release within the next two to four years.
If his MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 2, 2010 6:42 AM ET
With a range of new features, the web language's prominence may come sooner rather than later. But several key companies are reluctant to give it love.
Tech giants like Apple have been quick to plug HTML5 as the web language of the future -- and consequently, a "Flash killer"-- but when it comes to features and how those will affect mainstream users, there's been little in the way of clear explanation.
Authored MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 24, 2010 12:32 PM ET
Android developers are already knee deep into the latest Google technology released at I/O last week and have made some significant breakthroughs.
Sprint EVO 4G rooted:
What happens when you give away 5000 of your smartphones to the some pretty clever developers at the Google I/O (GOOG) conference? Sprint (S) found out yesterday when its yet-to-be-released HTC EVO (the most amazing smartphone I've ever touched btw) was rooted.
That means that developers will soon be able MORESeth Weintraub - May 24, 2010 12:07 PM ET
The latest Dell phone leaks point to a version of Hulu running on their upcoming Android devices. The question is whether it will be Flash-based or HTML5?
Engadget today posted images of an upcoming Dell Android phone called the Thunder. Along with other high end features, it advertises the ability to play Hulu, possibly in Flash or a standalone app. That is something that mobile device users have been after for MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 26, 2010 12:22 PM ET
Liza Minnelli once sang a song about a gal who traveled around the world to meet the guy next door. Two of the more interesting presentations I heard Tuesday at the DLD tech conference in Munich were about California companies I know well. (DLD, one of whose organizers is the Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Vardi, is for many a warmup to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where I'm headed next.)
Why Facebook Won't MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 26, 2010 9:27 AM ET
Only if industry players successfully balance content, customer experience and revenue models
By Tom MacIsaac, CEO, ExtendMedia
Add this to the list of things the Internet has changed: Your cable or satellite company now wants to let you, as a subscriber, watch the content you've paid for on any device you want, any time you want.
The cable crowd has little choice: consumers are accustomed to time shifting their television viewing MORENov 12, 2009 9:30 AM ET
To battle back against Facebook, MySpace tunes into more online music
MySpace, the once and would-be king of social media, is increasingly turning
toward music to combat a dominant Facebook, and keep its 125 million users coming back.
On Wednesday in San Francisco at the Web 2.0 Summit, MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta announced the launch of two new music products for the online site – one for the fans, the other for MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 22, 2009 7:00 AM ET
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