Netflix gets all the hype when it comes to cable-killing Internet video, but Internet superchannel Ustream might be a better model for the next online cable network. Founded in 2007, Ustream offers an array of shows, both live and recorded, as well as Internet channels from some of our favorite brands and celebrities. The company has offices Los Angeles, Tokyo and Budapest. Ustream Asia launched … Continue reading Ustream, the free Internet television network
TiVo revolutionized the way we watch television, allowing us to record, pause and rewind live TV broadcasts and even skip commercial content. TiVo is second nature to us now; in fact, it’s even become a verb. To the networks and advertisers, it posed a slight challenge to not only prime-time TV — by allowing users to watch content on their schedule — but also commercials. … Continue reading On-demand is the next TiVo
This is a great time to be a consumer. Companies are battling to release the next greatest advancement in technology — whether it’s NFC, Cloud Storage, Streaming Video or even Social Networking — and the consumers are ready and waiting. The instant a company releases a new product or service, the competition follows suit. And that makes today’s consumer more connected than ever. Brand extensions … Continue reading Tech companies battling for customers
Google is making waves with its closed beta release of Google+, the company’s new social networking initiative that may soon challenge Facebook as the coolest kid on the Internet block. Well, next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is already the most followed Google+ user. The truth is, with the launch of Google+, Facebook risks losing all of its cool factor. Google+ is following in Facebook’s … Continue reading Will Google+ be the death of Facebook?
Now six years old, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is a veteran entertainment powerhouse, combining high-def gaming, hands-free control with Kinect, Internet video from Netflix and Hulu Plus and live streaming video from ESPN. What more can you ask for from an aging console? Well, how about Live TV integration and Skype? “This is only the beginning,” said head of Xbox Live Mark Whitten at E3 2011. … Continue reading Xbox 360: Microsoft’s entertainment powerhouse