Archive for August, 2012

And Now, Back to TiVo, Already in Progress

And Now, Back to TiVo, Already in Progress

August 31, 2012  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Remember TiVo? The company that’s more of a verb than a business surprised many this week when it announced that it had added more than 250,000 subscribers in its second quarter. In the same quarter a year ago, the set-top-box maker had added only 10,000 people. It’s not that viewers are lining up to buy TiVo (TIVO) boxes. The company has been licensing its software to cable and satellite operators around the globe, who are using TiVo’s interface to manage the hundreds of channels that come in over a cable connection. TiVo’s hardware is a tough sell: Purchasing a TiVo box runs from

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An App for Couch Potatoes With Places to Go

An App for Couch Potatoes With Places to Go

August 31, 2012  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Thumbing through printed television listings is a fading household pastime, but TV Guide’s digital business is hoping to start a new habit with a mobile app that makes it simple for people to track their favorite shows and discover new ones. TV Guide Mobile, introduced this month, allows users to find and — with one click — watch shows, chat and share with friends, discover new shows, and keep up with their favorite actors. It has a watch-list feature that lets users organize favorite episodes or series, movies, sports and celebrities, and information on when and where they can watch them. “It’s

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 Quick-Growing MightyText Wants to Sync More Than SMS

Quick-Growing MightyText Wants to Sync More Than SMS

August 31, 2012  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Sometimes a simple tweak to the most mundane thing makes the biggest difference. The tiny start-up MightyText syncs text messages across devices. So, when a normal text is received by an Android phone while the MightyText app is listening in, it gets simultaneously pushed to apps and plugins on the user’s other devices, such as computers or tablets. Say your phone happens to be in your bag, or you’re traveling internationally or you’re in a place where it would be inappropriate to text. MightyText allows you to keep up with the conversation from your computer. And … that’s it! MightyText is very much

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Miu Miu fashions femme shorts

August 31, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International News: Prada label's fest-friendly films bow at Venice Days

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Miu Miu fashions femme shorts

August 31, 2012  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International News: Prada label's fest-friendly films bow at Venice Days

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Epicentre lands ‘Lullaby to My Father’

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International News: It will distrib helmer Amos Gitai's biodoc in France

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‘Bad’ boy Spike Lee honors Michael Jackson

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Venice News: Helmer presents pop doc at Venice

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Venice teams with Gucci on Biennale College

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International News: Initiative will steer 3 projects from inception to release

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Production of iPhone Screens Delayed at Sharp

August 31, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Japan’s Sharp Corp. hasn’t started mass producing screens for Apple Inc.’s next iPhone, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday, signaling potential supply problems for the U.S. company as it gears up to unveil its next-generation smartphone next month. People familiar with the situation said that Sharp had planned to start shipping iPhone screens to Apple by the end of August, but mass production has been delayed partly because of manufacturing difficulties. It remains unclear when the company can start shipping the panels, one of the people said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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An LTE iPhone Could Send Some Customers From AT&T to Verizon

August 31, 2012  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Blackpool Creative Launched exclusively on AT&T in 2007, the iPhone has remained more of a boon for the carrier than any rival that gained on it in the years that followed. Indeed, in the second quarter of 2012, AT&T activated 3.7 million iPhones, a million more than archrival Verizon was able to in the same period. But that could change with the debut of an LTE-capable version of the Apple handset. AT&T’s LTE (long term evolution) network is not nearly as broad as Verizon’s. And because of that, the debut of an LTE iPhone could put it at a competitive disadvantage. “As of the end of 2Q12, Verizon’s LTE network covered 230 million POPs, more than all the other carriers in the US combined,” Jefferies & Co. analyst Thomas Seitz said in a note to clients. “We believe this network advantage could lead to a share shift towards Verizon, primarily at AT&T’s expense.” According to Seitz, the debut of an LTE iPhone could cause a modest decline in AT&T’s share of U.S. iPhone sales — to 45 percent in the third quarter of 2012, from 47 percent in the second quarter of 2012. Ironically, that could be further compounded by the company’s past success. Seitz notes that AT&T sold nine million iPhones in the third and fourth quarter of 2010, and many of those customers will likely be coming off contract right around the time Apple’s next-generation iPhone launches

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