Posts Categorized: Television

Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality

February 9, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Anticipatory Computing, Collaboration, New Media, Participation, Social Media, Streaming, Television, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, YouTube

Oculus-ready PC bundles from ASUS, Alienware and Dell, pre-sell for $1499 Next week. Consumers can pre-order the bundles from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store starting next week. Anyone who has already pre-ordered a Rift can upgrade to get one of the PCs too and grab the discount using an offer code that will appear next week… Read more »

Connecting Livestream Stars with Brands

February 5, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, Branding, Broadcast, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Filmmaking, Instagram, Interaction, Live Stream, New Media, Participation, periscope, periscope, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Streaming, Technology, Television, Video, Vine

  A newcomer to the startup scene, Applause, is making waves as a marketing connector in live video and media content. Brands need influencers to help with promotion and Applause steps in to make the process easier for everyone. Particularly focusing on Twitter’s Periscope app, CEO’s such as Jon Jacques have become quite familiar with the platforms capabilities…. Read more »

Activision Buys Major League Gaming to Broaden Role in E-Sports

January 5, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Comedy, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Ebooks, Education, Equipment, Facebook, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Game, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Google, Hacking, History, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Journalist, Live Stream, Mobile, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, New York City, Panel, Panorama, Participation, periscope, Photography, Politics, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Russia, Science, Search, Second Screen, Shopping, Short Film, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Space, Sports, Start-Ups, Streaming, Technology, Telephone, Television, Transportation, Tumblr, Twitter, UFO, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Vine, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Voice Control, WiFi, World Record, YouTube

  “I have a simple vision for this,” Mr. Kotick said in a phone interview. “I want to build the ESPN of video games.” Nick Wingfield, a writer from The New York Times reported that Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty and other hit video game franchises, has acquired the assets of Major League… Read more »

CES: Tech’s Annual Conference Starts in 48 Hours..

January 4, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Education, Equipment, Fashion, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Game, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Google, Hacking, History, Hologram, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Journalist, Large Scale Art Installations, LG, Live Stream, Mashable, Mobile, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, Panel, Panorama, Participation, periscope, periscope, Photography, Politics, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Search, Shopping, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Space, Sports, Start-Ups, Streaming, Streamy Awards 2014, Technology, Telephone, Television, Transportation, Twitter, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Wall Street Journal, WiFi

CES 2016 which predict the trends in consumer technology for the year ahead (and sometimes, for two years ahead) begins in just two short days. Although many products announced at CES never make it farther than the show floor, ideas such as virtual reality, high-resolution television, and autonomous vehicles all receive major pushes at CES…. Read more »

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight Drone Has Chip With Autonomous Navigation

December 31, 2015   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Audio, Best Practices, Branding, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Education, Equipment, Festivals, Filmmaking, Game, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Google, Hacking, History, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, Live Stream, Mobile, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, Panel, Panorama, Participation, Photography, Politics, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Science, Search, Second Screen, Short Film, Social Change, Social Media, Social Video, Space, Start-Ups, Streaming, Technology, Telephone, Television, Transportation, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Voice Control, Wall Street Journal

Qualcomm’s drone ambitions is ready to demo the gods. Ahead of CES next week, the chipmaker teased features of its Snapdragon Flight drone with autonomous navigation, platform. If you’ll recall, Qualcomm is aiming to do for drones what its done for phones. And that starts with putting camera and communications tech on the same board. Perhaps… Read more »

Littlstar launches virtual reality app into the Apple TV app store

December 24, 2015   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Equipment, Filmmaking, Game, Google, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Journalist, Live Stream, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, Panorama, Participation, periscope, Products, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Search, Shopping, Short Film, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Technology, Television, Tumblr, Twitter, Uncategorized, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, WiFi, YouTube

Talking New Media quoted that virtual reality company, Littlstar the premier global network dedicated to virtual reality and 360 video, today announced the launch of its Apple TV app, free for iOS and the Apple TV.  The app, which is the first to bring immersive content to the new Apple TV platform, gives users access to a wide range… Read more »

Hatsune Miku Is a Piece of Software. She May Also Be the Future of Music.

December 11, 2015   |   filed under Branding, Conversation, Culture, Fashion, Festivals, Interaction, Music, New Media, Social Media, Technology, Television

Hatsune Miku, one of Japan’s most famous pop stars, has been 16 for the past seven years. If you’ve heard of her, you’ve probably heard her described as a “hologram”; maybe you’ve also heard people say she doesn’t exist. But both of these are the kind of misnomers that are liable to send her legions… Read more »

More Than Half of Millennials Use Tablets with TV

July 7, 2014   |   filed under Participation, Second Screen, Social Media, Social TV, Television

Young adults, teens, even toddlers have grown up using tablets to watch videos, play games, and surf the web.  A new study by the NPD Group has found that 56% of these young viewers ages 18-34 are on their tablets while watching TV.  The most popular second screen activity was reported to be using social media apps related to… Read more »

Aereo Case Leaves Legal Bounds Unclear

June 25, 2014   |   filed under Broadcast, Politics, Streaming, Technology, Television

Although many expected Aereo to lose its Supreme Court case against big-time cable giants, the company stands on similar “volitional conduct” grounds that support the legitimacy of many other major digital services like Cloud storage and Dropbox.  This idea that consumers, not providers, are responsible for the legality of their digital content has come in to question now that Aereo’s… Read more »