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Why Video Games Succeed Where The Movie And Music Industries Fail

And what the rest of the entertainment world can do about it.<p>In September, a new pop-culture milestone was reached. The fourteenth installment of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> did $800 million in worldwide sales in its first 24 hours. That was the biggest launch day ever for any piece of entertainment–any movie, …

Box Office

TV Discovery Startup i.TV Acquires GetGlue In Second-Screen App Mashup

Provo, Utah-based video discovery startup i.TV has acquired GetGlue, we’ve learned, as consolidation in the market for second-screen or companion TV apps continues. The acquisition, which is expected to be announced soon, marks a bit of an inglorious exit for GetGlue, which had raised $24 million …

Amazon Set-Top Box Coming By End Of Year: WSJ

Amazon is planning to invade your TV set.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the world's largest online retailer will release a set-top box that will stream online video to your TV. The device is code-named "Cinnamon," and will have apps for playing games and streaming video and music from other …

Why Subscribers Still Pirate Game of Thrones

In Australia, 20% of people who subscribed to Game of Thrones still pirated it. Here’s why.<p>Australia, for its population, pirates an incredible amount of programming. The continent is responsible for 16% of all illegal <i>Breaking Bad</i> downloads, for instance. And <i>Game of Thrones</i> is no exception.<p>In …

TV Series

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

Televisions

The 10 Commandments of Content

Scott Donaton, who’s been an chronicler, judge, and creator of brand content, shares lessons of downright biblical importance for brands looking to connect with people through stories.<p>The challenge is clear by now: Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once …

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

When FuelBand fails: Human for iPhone simplifies the daily workout

Can 30 minutes of exercise per day save your life?<p>In 2006, Renato Valdés Olmos weighed 320 lbs. "Dude, you will die of heart disease or worse before your 30th birthday," he admitted to himself before embarking on a massive effort to lose 150 lbs over the next three years. Olmos succeeded, no thanks …

Forget second-screen apps. Today, the TV is the second screen

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Recently I had a great discussion with a friend of mine from Germany, who told me that TV networks over there are slow to …

Netflix snags 14 primetime Emmy nominations, mostly for House of Cards

Netflix's push into original content has received its latest positive feedback from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, netting 14 nominations for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Most of those went to standout series <i>House of Cards</i>, which was nominated for Most Outstanding Drama, with …

Microsoft pulls the plug on MSN TV

Microsoft will shut down its MSN TV service, the company announced on its website and in an email to subscribers.<p>The service will no longer be available as of September 30.<p>MSN TV is a survivor of the dotcom era and was born from WebTV, a company that Microsoft acquired in mid-1997 for $425 million. …

15 WTF Netflix Suggestions

Sometimes Netflix is like your friend who's seen everything and knows just what movie you should check out next. And other times, it's the drunk girl …

Who will get Hulu? No clear answer at close of latest bidding

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The Hulu rumor mill churns on. Friday marked the deadline for would-be buyers to submit bids for the over-the-top TV service …

The “Quantified Self” Is Only the First Step to Better Health

<i>This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Healthy Entrepreneur” series, bringing you insights on food, exercise, and sleep throughout May. The series is</i> …

From Quantified Self to Understood Self: Exclusive Q&A with Arye Barnehama of Melon

There seem to two paths to creating smart (and thusly non-cringe-worthy) life-tracking device: either design something so seamless that you barely …

Google Glass

New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might Be The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs

A new app created by Toronto-based developer and entrepreneur Alex Kennberg uses the Pebble to take users through a standard 7-minute workout (made popular through media coverage at outlets including the New York Times Magazine), and does so using only the tech on your wrist. It’s a great example …

Hush fitness startup Human wants to make the quantified self mainstream

Based in San Francisco, Human is a stealthy fitness startup founded by Renato Valdes Olmos of Cardcloud and Paul Veugen of Usabilla. Launching soon with a self-titled app, Human’s goal is to make the ‘quantified self’ trend accessible to people who aren’t athletes or data geeks — the …

My Fitness Pal Api Calls

This slide from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends slide deck (link is to full deck on Slideshare) puts some numbers around what we’ve been noticing among …

My Weekend, by Joshua Mulcahy

<i>[This is a guest post by Joshua Mulcahy*, talking about the ‘My Weekend‘ informational poster.]</i><p>The conceptual inspiration for ‘My Weekend’ came from …

Graphic Design

R-bloggers

This is a quick script showing how to make multi-tabbed .xlsx files. I recently had the need to do this and used the flexible openxlsx package …

10 Brilliant Gifts for Connected Moms

Tech Gifts Perfect for Mother's Day<p>1. FitBit Flex<p>2. Canon ELPH 320 HS<p>3. Kindle Paperwhite<p>4. Roku 3<p>5. Cookies From Cravory<p>6. Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor<p>…

Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP’s Chinese Knock-Off

Codoon is one of the first wearable tech gadgets produced by a Chinese company. It’s also an almost exact copy of the Jawbone UP. Sina Tech reports Chinese consumers will be able to get a Codoon on their wrists by the beginning of June.<p>Like the Jawbone UP, the Codoon (on the left side in the image) …

Why You Should Bike To Work This Week [Infographic]

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Tony Webster<p>We’ve talked extensively about the benefits of an active lifestyle, and we don’t mean simply going to …

The Missing Trackers?

Let’s play a guessing game: How far do you have to read before you can guess what I’m describing?<p>To begin, it’s both an organization and a group of …