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Android offers a standard platform for health care apps

By Andy Oram
February 25, 2013

Video systems can streamline hospital care in all sorts of ways from displaying messages (“Quiet time is 1 to 2 PM today”) to taking patient surveys, showing patients their X-Rays, and helping patients view their records from their beds. But …

Apple's iTV and the implications of what Steve said

Apple's iTV and the implications of what Steve said
By Mark Sigal
February 13, 2012

Mark Sigal challenges the conventional wisdom about the rumored "iTV" and offers a much different prediction about an Apple-television marriage.

Social data: A better way to track TV

By Audrey Watters
September 14, 2011

TV shows broke out of the television years ago, but traditional analytics still focus on limited metrics. PeopleBrowsr CEO Jodee Rich says social data offers a better way to see what audiences watch and what they care about.

Social data: A better way to track TV

Social data: A better way to track TV
By Audrey Watters
September 14, 2011

TV shows broke out of the television years ago, but traditional analytics still focus on limited metrics. PeopleBrowsr CEO Jodee Rich says social data offers a better way to see what audiences watch and what they care about.

Harvard's Berkman Center hosts star-studded forum on media and the "vast wasteland"

By Andy Oram
September 13, 2011

May 9, 1961 marked the first public appearance of Newt Minow as FCC chairman, where he achieved immortality by raising the claim that television was a "vast wasteland." The phrase entered American life so thoroughly that citing it has become almost reflexive in media commentary over the intervening fifty years. Last night, the Berkman Center held a gala event re-examining media, and the main guest of honor was...Newt Minow!

Publishing News: BAFTA nomination hints at app crossover appeal

By Jenn Webb
May 20, 2011

For the first time ever, an app has been nominated for a TV BAFTA, Kindle sales might indicate the ebook tipping point, and the Kindle team gets some (unsolicited) pointers from Joe Wikert.

Publishing News: BAFTA nomination hints at app crossover appeal

Publishing News: BAFTA nomination hints at app crossover appeal
By Jenn Webb
May 20, 2011

For the first time ever, an app has been nominated for a TV BAFTA, Kindle sales might indicate the ebook tipping point, and the Kindle team gets some (unsolicited) pointers from Joe Wikert.

And the BAFTA goes to ... an app?

And the BAFTA goes to ... an app?
By Jenn Webb
May 18, 2011

"The Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone" application has been nominated for a TV British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Henry Volans, head of Faber Digital, discusses the app and why he thinks it's being honored with the nomination.

And the BAFTA goes to ... an app?

By Jenn Webb
May 18, 2011

"The Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone" application has been nominated for a TV British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Henry Volans, head of Faber Digital, discusses the app and why he thinks it's being honored with the nomination.

Web-TV convergence is already here, just not the way we expected

By Mac Slocum
March 25, 2010

While manufacturers continue to pursue the super box -- a mythical device that combines the best of television and web -- consumers have already adopted a simple form of convergence: they're surfing the web while watching TV. There's lessons to be learned here for software and hardware companies.

One hundred eighty degrees of freedom: signs of how open platforms are spreading

By Andy Oram
February 5, 2010

Visualize open networks--and remember how far we've already come from the days before flat-rate long distance phone calls (much less app stores for cell phones).

Just Don't Try Watching Dirty Jobs With It Turned On...

Just Don't Try Watching Dirty Jobs With It Turned On...
By James Turner
January 13, 2010

It seems like just when you get around to buying the latest and greatest techie toy, it's last year's news...

It's a Magazine. It's a Faire. Now It's Make: television

It's a Magazine. It's a Faire. Now It's Make: television
By Sara Peyton
January 13, 2009

If you're wondering what to do tonight, how about checking out the second episode of Make: television. Each week, Make: television will showcase a selection of the best project videos we've gathered from around the country. In this episode, maker Cris Benton takes spectacular aerial photographs by rigging remote-controlled cameras to high flying kites. John Park builds a Burrito Blaster and Mister Jalopy shows off his giant iPod. Watch now.

Elections and mainstream broadcast media

Elections and mainstream broadcast media
By Andy Oram
November 6, 2008

Yesterday's blog "Don't say the Internet has changed elections" was all about how elections still rely overwhelmingly on mainstream broadcast media. But an interesting inverse is that the mainstream broadcast media also rely on elections.


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