July 30, 2013
Eeesh, who are these hairy elitist middle-aged men with computers? And Commodore Executive too.

Eeesh, who are these hairy elitist middle-aged men with computers? And Commodore Executive too.

(Source: saddamhusseinpicturevault, via 80stechnology)

May 13, 2013
Pay-TV Sector Posts Worst Subscriber Trends in Four Years

parislemon:

Todd Spangler on the most recent cable television numbers:

Q1 is historically one of the strongest periods for pay TV providers. But the 176,000 net adds in the most recent quarter came in at less than half the totals for the sector in the previous three years, according to Bazinet’s calculations. The industry added 403,000 in the first quarter of 2012; 483,000 in Q1 2011; and 507,000 in Q1 2010.

Indeed, the four largest publicly held MSOs in the States — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Cablevision Systems — collectively lost 208,000 video subscribers in Q1 2013, exactly double the 104,000 they dropped in the year-earlier period.

I sense a trend. And if my math is correct, that trend is not a good one for cable television.

[via @ryanlawler]

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Filed under: cable pay-TV TV technology video 
December 5, 2012
courtenaybird:

Nielsen: Social Media Report 2012

courtenaybird:

Nielsen: Social Media Report 2012

(via emergentfutures)

May 22, 2012
courtenaybird:

Study shows 52% leave a site on seeing a paywall

Actually buying a subscription doesn’t even appear as an option. Guess I should read the article.

courtenaybird:

Study shows 52% leave a site on seeing a paywall

Actually buying a subscription doesn’t even appear as an option. Guess I should read the article.

(via emergentfutures)

May 13, 2012

thenextweb:

You can pre-order a Twine device now for $99, and it ships in June. (via Twine and Pebble Partners Up To Bring You Real-Time Alerts)

(via emergentfutures)

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Filed under: Twine Technology 
May 10, 2012
courtenaybird:

How You’re Turning Sitcoms Into Social Phenomena 

courtenaybird:

How You’re Turning Sitcoms Into Social Phenomena 

(via emergentfutures)

March 28, 2012

laughingsquid:

A Stairlift Designed for Obese Pets

(Source: Daily Mail, via flavorpill)

August 24, 2011
Technology Devices Either Sell Big or Die Fast

infoneer-pulse:

These days, big technology companies — particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is the opening-weekend gross. There is little to no room for the sleeper indie hit that builds good word of mouth to become a solid performer over time.

» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)

June 10, 2011
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Google Inc., whose Android software is the most popular operating system on smartphones, has also recently worked on a messaging application, a person familiar with the matter said.

The new messaging tools—answers to Research In Motion Ltd.’s popular BlackBerry Messenger—are a growing threat to a texting business that generated $25 billion in revenue in the U.S. and Canada last year.

Carriers, such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, charge fees ranging from 20 cents per text to $20 a month for unlimited texting. The texting business has low costs and high margins. A dollar of texting revenue produces at least 80 cents of profit compared with about 35 cents of profit from $1 in wireless data or voice services, according to analysts at UBS.

The challenges posed by alternatives to text messaging reflect the broader changes roiling the wireless industry as carriers scramble to adjust to devices like the iPhone and Android handsets, which give cellphone users more flexibility in how they communicate.

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Cellphone Carriers Face Pressure Over Texting - WSJ.com

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