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With Siri Search for Apple TV, Apple Could Beat Google at Its Own Game
/ September 9, 2015 3:21 pm
With Siri Search for Apple TV, Apple Could Beat Google at Its Own Game

TechCrunch reports "When introducing its TV service, Apple focused extensively on the presence of Siri, its voice-activated artificial intelligence. There’s a Siri button on the Apple TV remote. It lets users find content from Apple’s library and search within shows, asking Siri, for instance, to rewind a few seconds or to find a particular actor’s cameo. Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP, said the function “will search across multiple content apps and give you all your viewing options on a single screen.”". Read More

Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format
/ September 2, 2015 12:31 pm
Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format

TechCrunch reports "It’s not often we see these rival companies come together to build a new technology together, but the members argue that this kind of alliance is necessary to create a new interoperable video standard that will work across vendors and platforms. While it goes unmentioned in the announcement, it’s also clear that none of the members involved in this alliance want to have to pay royalties to the likes of MPEG LA.". Read More

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Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service
/ August 31, 2015 4:45 pm
Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

9to5Mac reports "The new Apple TV will come at a premium price compared with the current model, which was originally priced at $99 from its launch in 2012, then was reduced to $69 this March. As the new box will be considerably more expensive than popular alternatives from Roku, Google and Amazon, Apple plans to keep the $69 third-generation device for sale as an entry level model within the Apple TV product line. The new Apple TV 4 will be very similar to the current model in appearance, but it will be thicker and slightly wider, sources say.". Read More

Roku rises above the rest in connected TV market: study
/ August 26, 2015 12:49 pm
Roku rises above the rest in connected TV market: study

Streamdaily.tv reports "The study found 20% of U.S. households with broadband Internet connections (2.49 million people Americans have access to broadband Internet, according to U.S. census data) owned at least one connected TV device as of year-end 2014. Looking at sales and shipping information, it determined Roku, Google, Amazon and Apple led the market in terms of sales, and Roku outshone its competitors.". Read More

Google Is Opening A YouTube Production Studio In Mumbai, India
/ August 19, 2015 11:30 am
Google Is Opening A YouTube Production Studio In Mumbai, India

TechCrunch reports "There’s good news for aspiring YouTube stars in India after Google announced its first YouTube Space for the country. Located in Mumbai, the production facility — the second of its kind in Asia — will be hosted by the reputed Whistling Woods International film school. The first YouTube Spaces project started in 2012 and it is designed to give filmmaker (YouTube filmmakers, naturally) a place where they can access high-quality equipment, gain mentorship and, ultimately, produce quality content.". Read More

Google’s tips for VR development
/ August 17, 2015 11:39 am
Google’s tips for VR development

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Whether it's a head mounted display connected to a cord or something cordless and mobile we have to worry about tiring the player more so than we did when you're sitting at a PC with a mouse or using your phone," he warned, adding that people were no longer going to be able to play for hours.". Read More

What’s next for YouTube as Google reorganizes?
/ August 14, 2015 2:05 pm
What’s next for YouTube as Google reorganizes?

The LA Times reports "With more than 1 billion users and a reported value of $70 billion, YouTube, which will remain part of Google, has evolved into a major asset for Sergey Brin and Page's empire, a seemingly farfetched notion when the tech giant first acquired the once-small company in 2006. But even as the video platform is at a point in its history where it can cement its dominance and become ever more lucrative, some are asking: Is YouTube too big to innovate?". Read More

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