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Posted by mwilkins @ 30/09/2014 16:17:00
Following on from its acquisition by Intel earlier in 2014, BASIS has launched the Peak fitness and sleep tracker. Peak will be available in November, in the selected markets of the US, Canada, and the UK, for $199/£199.  read more

Posted by dmercer @ 17/09/2014 17:11:00
An article in today’s TV Technology describes The Weather Channel’s (TWC) plans “to fully convert to 4K content acquisition, production and distribution by 2018”. Apart from a few high... read more

Posted by npatel @ 11/09/2014 09:52:00
Building Brand Awareness Will Be Critical As Nokia’s HERE Announces Its B2C Strategy Last week on Tuesday 2nd September I attended a briefing from HERE where it laid out its s... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 10/09/2014 09:47:00
The television industry is in the middle of the greatest period of change in its history. It has been long pre... read more

Posted by wshi @ 10/09/2014 09:18:00
I almost titled this post “Apple conceded defeat”, but that would be too much of a tease, as teasing as when my colleague in the Wireless Device Strategies team called the new Apple Pay “ read more

Posted by nmawston @ 09/09/2014 19:09:00
After months of speculation, Apple finally unveiled today its Apple Watch.It is a stainless steel, aluminum or gold-plated device that enters a global smartwatch market currently growing at +750% annually, according to our WDE (Wearables) researc... read more

Posted by lkawasaki @ 08/09/2014 13:54:00
Compared to sell-thru and rental, subscription is a relatively new business model in the home entertainment industry. But this is not keeping it from dominating consumer home entertainment spending. In 2013, consumer spending accounted for 47% of OTT video revenue. Of this, SVOD made up 47% of th... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 05/09/2014 18:54:00
For our third and final day at IFA, we were joined by a cast of thousands as IFA opened its doors to the general public, as the business of doing business begins for the exhibitors. Intel held its press conference where it revealed the Core M processor, designed for 2-in-1, tablets, a... read more

Posted by dwatkins @ 04/09/2014 22:12:00
The IFA consumer technology show is not usually used as a platform for new TV set announcements as most brands reveal their line ups at the beginning of the year at CES. That said IFA’s press conferences did throw up a few noteworthy announcements around UHD TV and of cour... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 04/09/2014 19:40:00
Day two at IFA in Berlin was quiet on the wearable devices front, after the announcements we had yesterday from Asus (ZenWatch) and Sony (Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk).The announcements today focus... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 04/09/2014 13:45:00
It’s not news that television is changing, but much of the reporting and analysis, even in the industry ... read more

Posted by mwilkins @ 03/09/2014 17:39:00
The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany, kicked off in style today (day 1), and wearables were right at the front. Analysts from our WD... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 02/09/2014 15:12:00
Driven predominantly by the growth of Netflix, which accounted for 68% of paid SVOD subscriptions, there were 46.3 million paid SVOD subscriptions at y... read more

Posted by wshi @ 01/09/2014 11:48:00
When Nokia made the announcement on 29 August to provide a beta version HERE navigation service on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones as well as two navigation apps to Tizen-based Samsung smartwatches, we ... read more

Posted by AThorwart @ 22/08/2014 15:01:00
LINE is one of the more well-known social networking apps around the world. The Japanese messaging service first launched in 2011 and has since expanded beyond being j... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 19/08/2014 15:15:00
Would Sky or any other “legacy” pay TV provider ever offer all of its video services over the open... read more

Posted by dmacqueen @ 18/08/2014 15:31:00
Amazon has launched a card reader and integrated app to take payments in stores, which it plans to offer to merchants with physical retail locations. It’s launching into a crowded market, with Square, ... read more

Posted by AThorwart @ 14/08/2014 17:51:00
According to AppTRAX, Pandora is the third most grossing app in the U.S. during 2014 – Only Clash of Clans ... read more

Posted by MGoodman @ 12/08/2014 18:21:00
Most retailers prefer not to get in to public spats with their suppliers but this clearly this is not the case with Amazon who in a dispute with Disney has blocked pre-orders of cert... read more

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