What do TV viewers want in the Internet era? Now that mobile devices offer couch potato a second, interactive screen, Miso is finding new answers to that question.
This story is one in a series leading up to the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, which will be held from July 19-21 in Aspen, Colorado. Fortune Brainstorm Tech will round up many of the best and brightest thinkers in technology. Our coverage in this series MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 18, 2011 9:57 AM ET
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster believes an iOS television will succeed Apple TV in 2012
In the wake of a dubious prediction published Wednesday (DailyTech: Apple to Enter TV Display Business Late This Year) and its dismantling (TechCrunch: That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)) Gene Munster could hardly be expected to hold his tongue.
No one has championed the idea of an Apple-branded TV set (as opposed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2011 10:57 AM ET
One analyst thinks so, citing unit sales, average prices and thin activity in the TV aisles
Not only has strong demand for tablet computers -- led by Apple's (AAPL) iPad -- cut into notebook PC sales, but it has started to be felt in the market for high-definition televisions.
That's the thrust of a note issued Wednesday by Hudson Square Research's Daniel Ernst. The evidence:
His weekly survey shows the average price per MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2011 10:37 AM ET
The cable company CEO previewed a next-gen user interface, but can Comcast really compete with Apple, not to mention Netflix?
FORTUNE -- Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts wants you to know the company is adapting to the times, and that the perception of the cable company as a stodgy provider of bulky cable set top boxes is a thing of the past.
"We recognize that the business is changing and has changed, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 21, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Four times as many people now visit Apple Stores as go to Major League Baseball games
A throw-away stat on Business Insider last month comparing the number of visitors to Apple's (AAPL) retail stores last quarter (71.1 million, down from 74.5 million during the Christmas quarter) to Major League Baseball attendance figures for the entire 2010 season (73.6 million) got me thinking.
Could it be that Apple is more popular than America's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 8, 2011 8:02 AM ET
Google has long been a media company in denial. Now it's beefing up YouTube to become a studio system for a new era of content production. Keyboard cat, meet the evening news. By Dan Mitchell, contributorFor more than half a decade, people have been debating whether Google is a media company. The question is ultimately pointless, though it keeps being asked in large part because every time it comes up, Google MORE Mar 28, 2011 1:24 PM ET
Steve Jobs may have found a way to get TV makers to put Apple's technology in their sets
Apple (AAPL) is talking to television makers about building a new generation of HDTV sets with Apple TV technology built in.
That's the thrust of the report Bloomberg posted Wednesday that cites "two people familiar with the project" and quotes a Pioneer vice president on the record as saying "Apple connectivity in AirPlay is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 24, 2011 8:08 AM ET
The comedian seems to have a handle on the AT&T-T-Mobile situation.
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By the way, this aired all the way back in 2007 when SBC was absorbing AT&T wireless and the brand. It seems even more applicable now that that T-Mobile is the latest mobile carrier to get's sucked into the "new" AT&T (T).
via @chronicSeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 2:29 PM ET
Reed Hastings' disruption tour continues as Netflix weighs ploughing its profits into an original series. "It's not TV, it's HBO" may soon be "It's not HBO, it's Netflix."
Update: 24 hours later, it's official. "Netflix has committed to a minimum of 26 episodes," the press release reads, of "House of Cards." That sounds like 2 seasons worth, and it should begin, um, "airing" in late 2012. Kevin Spacey and David Fincher MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 17, 2011 10:29 AM ET
Advertisers want TV's large audiences with all the benefits of the web. But how?
Advertisers will spend $56 billion putting ads on TV this year, but they'll invest just $1.4 billion in web video ads. Few are more eager to see that ratio shift -- and web TV take off -- than Irwin Gotlieb, CEO of WPP's media-buying arm, Group M. Gotlieb happens to be one of advertising's biggest technophiles. (He has MOREJan 3, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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