CES News Frenzy

Lots of news and releases are coming out of CES. Among the many news items worth noting is the Skype-Netgear Wi-Fi phone—no PC required. The phone will work: " ... in a home, office, cafe, open public hotspot, or any…

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Let the Announcements Begin

We're bracing ourselves for a torrent of announcements to come out of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas over the next few days. Device convergence will be a major theme and IPTV will get a lot of attention.…

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Google Pay-Per-View?

Here's Shankar Gupta's piece at MediaPost (reg. req'd) about Google gearing up to potentially charge users to watch full-length videos. While more and more users are paying for content online, this move would (in my view) be premature. There's too…

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More Than a Product a Week

Now I know partly why I feel so exhausted. According to the Google Blog , the company introduced 77 new products in 2005. So there are 52 weeks in a year ... that makes approximately 1.4 product announcements per week.…

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Traditional Media Audiences in Decline

According to new consumer data from Burst Media, older Americans (55+)—thought to be a die-hard audience for traditional media—are apparently adopting the Internet at the expense of those media: television, radio, magazines or newspapers (the study, reported in MarketingVOX, doesn't…

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Google Maps in Gmail

have both Yahoo! e-mail and Gmail accounts and a Comcast personal e-mail account—all of which I use for slightly different purposes. But I've started to notice that in Gmails where addresses appear, "Map This" links are showing up in the…

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YouTube and Rupert Murdoch

Last week my fellow analyst Mike Boland, author of our recent IPTV/video search report, blogged about hot video-community site YouTube . So did many people at MySpace, whose references to the site were apparently removed by Murdoch's organization. (The site…

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Google at $600?

Safa Rashtchy has started off this year with a high profile. The first analyst that I heard on the radio on the way to work was Piper Jaffray's Mr. Rashtchy being interviewed by CNBC about his prediction that Google will…

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Ford Rolls Out VOD Advertising

Lost Remote reports today that Ford Motor Co. has recently launched a video on demand advertising campaign. It will run on Cablevision and Charter Communications cable systems and will reach about 4.5 million digital subscribers. So what is it exactly?…

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