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2014 Blog Recap: 1.8M Page Views, Thank You For All The Support

I wanted to take a minute to thank all the readers, sponsors and supporters of my blog in 2014. With just over 1.8M page views last year, and more than 30 sponsors, I’m still amazed by the reach I have, the loyalty of my readers and the support of so many vendors in the market. […]

Tablo is building a beautiful Roku app for its cord-cutting DVR

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Thought all Roku apps look the same? Think again: Tablo is getting ready to launch a beautiful new Roku app for its DVR for cord cutters that doesn't look like any…

Sony, Sharp and TP Vision get ready to sell Android TVs

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Half a year after being announced at Google I/O, Android TV is picking up steam: Sony, Sharp and TP Vision will all start to ship Android TV-powered TV sets this spring, Google…

5 titles Mark Zuckerberg should add to the Facebook book club

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Mark Zuckerberg's global book club is off to a roaring start: it reportedly has more than 90,000 members and his first book selection is burning up the Amazon charts. Now, if only Mr. Zuckerberg would assure us this is more…

Seagate’s new Personal Cloud drive is a $170 Plex Media Server

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Remember Seagate's new Personal Cloud drive, which my colleague Kevin Tofel wrote about earlier this week? Turns out the device, which can already play content on Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and…

When is a media company also a tech company? It’s complicated

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

When is a media company also a technology company? When the use of technology -- not just for publishing, but for understanding how content flows and is discovered online -- is…

New 4K TVs from Sony, LG and Sharp support Google’s VP9 codec

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Google is pushing ahead with its VP9 video codec, and a bunch of partners are actually going to show off products at CES in Las Vegas this week: Sony, LG and…

Milk Music opens up on the web, Samsung adds Milk apps to TVs

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Samsung is bringing its new Milk media services everywhere: Milk Music, the Pandora-like music streaming service that the company launched exclusively on Samsung handsets last March, went live on Samsung smart…

Samsung is adding Slingbox-like features to its new smart TVs

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

This is interesting: Samsung is adding what amounts to a kind of Slingbox to all of its new smart TVs, allowing consumers to watch a show on TV, and then continue…

TCL and Philips add Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor to TVs

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor that made waves on Kickstarter last year, is teaming up with TCL and Philips/AOC to integrate its technology into TVs, monitors and set-top boxes. Matchstick…

Dish Announces Internet Pay TV Service: $20 A Month, But With Major Limitations

We’ve been hearing about Dish’s Internet Pay TV service for a long time, and today, we finally have some more details. While some might be intrigued by the low price, don’t get too excited just yet, there are some major limitations to the service. Called Sling TV, the service will launch sometime this quarter and […]

Dish’s new Sling TV service liberates ESPN from the cable bundle

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

There are two ways to look at Sling TV, the new internet-based TV service that will be announced by Dish on Monday at CES: It’s either a poor replacement of what…

Google is bringing its Chromecast tech to connected speakers

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Watch out, Sonos: Google wants to take on the connected audio market, and it’s launching its onslaught with a potent weapon, as well as some big partners. Sony, LG and Denon…

Insignia and Haier start making Roku TVs, Roku builds 4K support

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Roku scored two new partners in its quest to rule the living room: Best Buy’s Insignia brand and Haier will both joining the list of TV manufacturers using Roku’s smart TV…

Snapchat’s $10B value proves ephemeral messaging is here to stay

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Snapchat's new round of financing, which values the company at somewhere close to $10 billion, is more proof that it has tapped into a powerful need on the part of many…

2014 was another bad year for music sales

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Remember iTunes? Digital music downloads may not be dead yet, but the format is quickly following the CD in its decline. New numbers from Nielsen show that digital album sales in the U.S…

Every second cord cutter has a Netflix subscription

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Here’s another reason that Netflix really wants to be on cable boxes: 48 percent of all households without a pay TV subscription have Netflix, but only 36 percent of households who…

Twitter’s “while you were away” feature sums up a crucial dilemma

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Twitter is trying to appeal to new users with enhancements like its "while you were away" feature, which recommends content a user might have missed -- but every tweak risks pushing…

Ebook subscription site Scribd raises $22M in round led by Khosla

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

The ebook subscription service Scribd has raised $22 million in new funding, TechCrunch reported Friday, in a round led by Khosla Ventures and including Redpoint Ventures, Charles River Ventures and Silicon…

Selma soars despite MLK estate’s copyright clutches

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Selma, a new film about Martin Luther King's role in seminal 1965 civil rights marches, is a triumph not only because of critical acclaim, but because biopics about King have been nearly impossible to produce in the…

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