Archive for October, 2013

CBS Blackout Took a Bite Out of Time Warner Cable Earnings

October 31, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Facebook Clicks With TV Partnerships

October 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The social media platform is partnering with TV programs, networks and A-list celebs to cultivate and curate conversations about TV in a variety of ways.

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FAA Okays Gadget Use Throughout Flights

October 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The years of complaints have finally paid off . Airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices from takeoff to touchdown. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it is changing its policy on tablet and e-reader use, and will now allow the devices be used during the entirety of flights, as long as they are kept in airplane mode or have cellular service disabled. Passengers must also hold their devices or put them in the seatback pocket during takeoffs and landings. A policy banning in-flight voice calls was not changed, because that issue falls under the purview of the Federal Communications Commission. The FAA has posted an FAQ that provides more detail on some of the nuances here. “We believe today’s decision honors both our commitment to safety and consumers’ increasing desire to use their electronic devices during all phases of flight,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. Implementation of the new policy will vary from airline to airline, but we should see passengers being allowed to use their devices from gate to gate by the end of the year. The announcement follows a September FAA advisory committee report that urged the agency to allow travelers on commercial airlines to use their electronics during takeoff and landing.

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Discovery Ad Revenue Up, Continues to Digest Giant SBS Nordic Acquisition

October 31, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Michael Fassbender Eyes ‘Trespass Against Us’

October 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to star in gangster film “Trespass Against Us.” Pic is penned by Alastair Siddons, who will produce alongside Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions. It is the narrative feature debut of hotly tipped U.K. helmer Adam Smith. Protagonist Pictures will begin pre-selling the film at the AFM next... Read more

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Why video will have a more profound impact on our lives than the Internet

Why video will have a more profound impact on our lives than the Internet

October 31, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

When Google Glass came out, the most interesting thing for me was not the innovative device control, as amazing as that is. It was the ability to hands free record in video everything going on in front of you. Google Glass is just the beginning. The rapid deployment and continued miniaturization of video cameras everywhere will force even greater tectonic shifts in humanity than Internet itself. Because while you can opt in and out of the web, you will soon not be able to opt out of cameras recording your every move, wherever you are, and often without your awareness. Angela Merkel

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Inside BlueLine, The Social Network For Police

Inside BlueLine, The Social Network For Police

October 31, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

There's a new social networking platform on the scene, and it's aimed specifically at law enforcement officials. Bill Bratton, former New York City and Boston police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief, gave Fast Company a tour of BlueLine, which he founded with Dave Riker and Jack Weiss, who worked with him at Kroll Security Group. “I saw the need for it," Bratton says. "I’ve been in law enforcement or associated with it for 43 years, and the continuing struggle in law enforcement is always to find better ways to communicate with each other.” Bratton is an advocate of collaboration as

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iPad Market Share Slips Below 30 Percent

October 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Apple’s decision to shift its iPad launches to the fall from earlier in the year appears to have undermined its standing versus rival tablet makers. With no new iPads to drive sales, Apple’s share of the worldwide tablet market slipped to its lowest point ever in the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest data from IDC. The research firm says that iPad shipments for the period topped out at 14.1 million units, up less than one percent from the same period a year earlier. At the same time, Apple’s share of the tablet market fell to 29.6 percent from 40.2 percent a year earlier, charting its lowest point to date. The iPad’s slowing growth in the quarter proved a real boon to Android tablet makers. Samsung, Asus, Lenovo and Acer all saw big year-over-year gains in shipments and market share, with Samsung — Apple’s arch rival — shipping 9.7 million tablets to claim a share of 20.4 percent, a gain of 123 percent over the 12.4 percent market share it captured in the third quarter of 2012. An unfortunate decline for Apple, though perhaps not as concerning as it might be. With the iPad Air shipping Friday after a volley of laudatory reviews and the new Retina display iPad mini headed to market “later in November,” Apple’s certain to chart some significant tablet market growth this quarter. And the annual holiday shopping binge will likely amplify it. “With two 7.9-inch [iPad mini] models starting at $299 and $399, and two 9.7-inch [iPad] models starting at $399 and $499, Apple is taking steps to appeal to multiple segments,” IDC analyst Jitesh Ubrani said in a statement. And what of the broader tablet market? How’s that doing? It’s still growing, though not as quickly as it had been. Third-quarter tablet shipments totaled 47.6 million units, up 36.7 percent over the same quarter last year. Significant growth, obviously, but a big decline from the 60 percent growth of the second quarter.

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Sony Cuts Profit Outlook by 40 Percent After Second-Quarter Loss

October 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Sony Corp. cut its full-year profit outlook Thursday after its fiscal second-quarter net loss widened due to a loss in its movie business. The Japanese electronics giant said its net loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 widened to ¥19.3 billion ($196 million) from a loss of ¥15.5 billion a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had projected a net profit of ¥12.08 billion for the quarter. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Shantell Martin, Visual Artist

Shantell Martin, Visual Artist

Shantell Martin
October 31, 2013  |  TMA13  |  No Comments

The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of black and white lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Her work has appeared at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and she has created live digital drawings at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image and Moma. Her first solo gallery exhibition in the Fall of 2012 sold out -- with her work featured on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Her commissions at Asia’s ultra-high end department store Lane Crawford, Y&R’s global headquarters and a custom installation for Miami

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