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Amelia Showalter: The Genius Behind President Obama's 'Hey There' Emails

<i>In a new series called #TechTalk10, we'll be asking powerful women in the tech industry 10 questions each. We're tempted to ask them way more questions, of course, but these women are busy and important and have really, really interesting work to get back to—like data guru Amelia Showalter, former</i> …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

Aereo’s live TV coming to Chromecast in May

Aereo announced Thursday that it's bringing its online over-the-air broadcast TV steaming and recording to Google's Chromecast dongle on May 29. The feature will be available via an Aereo app for Android on Google Play.<p>This Aereo app brings back a novel idea: it means users can tune into television …

TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn't creating chaos (update: fix on the way)

TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a <i>lot</i> more than they were bargaining for. Officially, the refresh supplies Mini, Premiere and Roamio units with a very helpful page for default recording options as well as a host of bug fixes. However, that's when it's …

If Comcast gets TWC, three out of four Americans could get a broadband cap

As regulators attempt to sift through the possible public harms and benefits of Comcast’s(s cmsca) $45.2 billion plan to buy Time Warner Cable(s …

NBC's iOS app can now send shows to your TV, sort of

The big US broadcasters like to tout the strength of their mobile TV apps, but actually viewing the apps' content <i>on a TV</i> has frequently proven elusive. That's a rather glaring omission, don't you think? Some credit is due to NBC, then, as it recently updated its iOS app with AirPlay support. …