Review: Google Chromecast

December 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve had my Google Chromecast for a couple of days now. I’ve unboxed it for YouTube, and I’ve written up a lengthy review for To summarize, by and large, [...]

Amazon data mining to find customer tastes

November 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece on Amazon’s original television programming pilot selection process, in which it winnowed down a long list of pilots using [...]

The Debate Over Paying for News

September 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Matthew Ingram has a great write-up on the question of paying for news. Will people do it? Do paywalls actually generate revenue for traditional newspapers? The sobering [...]

Cord cutting snips the reality-TV noose

August 10, 2013 // 6 Comments

From Techdirt comes yet another bulletin about the phenomenon of cord cutters—this rising demographic is, well, continuing to rise. From the article: The pool of potential [...]

Netflix Finally Adding Profiles

August 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

Oh happy day! We’ve been cord cutters relying on Netflix for years, and yes, our son in college is one of those “digital moochers” that Joanna wrote about [...]

Netflix and e-books: E-media symmetries

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

At first glance, this story about how Netflix is changing the nature of how Hollywood thinks about TV doesn’t seem to have a lot to do with e-books. But if you take a [...]
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