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World Cup Provides A Boost To Netflix Due To Smart TV Adoption In Latin America

16 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

It might seem counter-intuitive, but Netflix will probably get a boost from the viewership of live sports — at least in Latin America. That’s because, in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a large number of consumers upgraded their TVs to Internet-connected sets that can access its on-demand streaming service. Read More

#MissionSamsung on Day 4 of the #30daychallenge

The good folks over at Samsung have selected yours truly as one of the 10 Bloggers in the #MissionSamsung Challenge to get our hands on the super awesome 40? Samsung LED Smart TV.  Really really awesome television, love how it worksShow More Summary

Why Microsoft Cancelled its Xbox Original TV Content Plans

The closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios suggests that Microsoft's expanded media strategy will see major reductions. Is this a smart move in light of strong competition from Sony and Amazon?

LeapFrog Launches Smart TV For Kids

Known for its kid-focused tablet, children's electronics company LeapFrog released a smart TV aimed at encouraging child education through entertainment. The device can host more than 100 games geared toward kids between the ages of three and eight, featuring popular Disney TV shows like Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First. Show More Summary

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Inspiration For Your Natural-Hair Lust

20 celebrities who rock natural hair with finesse - Beauty Beat stress and lose weight with these 6 superfoods - Fitness 25 ways to be happier in your 20s - Smart Living The Real Housewives home you haven't seen on TV - Home Kids battle...Show More Summary

Why Samsung Buying SmartThings Should Have Us Worried

These days, every tech giant of note is staking a claim in the smart home, and Samsung’s no exception. In April, the company imagined a universe of smart-home appliances and devices hooking to its smart TVs and apps for automation and control. Show More Summary

Why the Current Bachelorette Is Sorta Boring

Summer is a season for guilty pleasures and trashy TV, and as such, I’ve tried a few times this summer to get into the current season of The Bachelorette. But it just didn’t take. Andi Dorfman seems like a smart, no-nonsense, real-life gal, but not a particularly compelling television character.... More »

Why smart TVs may be the future of home entertainment

The future of TV is a smart, personal experience People are always saying things like, ‘‘Oh, I never watch TV’’ and ‘‘I don’t even own a television,’’ which is perfectly fine until you hear them discussing the latest episode of ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ or ‘‘The Big Bang Theory.’’ So, if they don’t have a TV, how exactly are they watching … Continue reading ?

Sling introduces its cheapest Slingbox ever at $149 and rebrands the Sling 500 the SlingTV

Before set-top boxes and smart TVs made watching streaming media an everyday occurrence, Sling Media had its Slingbox streaming your home TV anywhere in the world. It’s still making cable and DVR content available anywhere with two updated products and a new set of features to make those finding shows easier. Show More Summary

Making smart TVs fun: Casual cloud games come to Vizio’s big sceens

Gaming on smart TVs is getting a kickstart today as TV maker Vizio is announcing that its smart televisions will come with TransGaming‘s GameTree TV cloud-gaming service. The deal is a big endorsement from the TV market leader in the U.S. for games played on a smart TV without the need for a game console. […]

Peel.in Platform Makes it Easier for TV Networks to Drive Tune-In on Social

Smart remote technology leader Peel announced last week at the Mobilebeat Conference the launch of its Peel.in TV Tune-in Platform. The platform allows networks to more effectively drive tune-in on social. Now, in promoting tune-ins, networks can go to http://peel.in and create a unique “Peel-In” link. Show More Summary

Steve Moore: GOP Suit Against Obama Has a Good Chance of Success

Friday on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart," ThinkProgress.org's Igor Volsky, Bloomberg's Peter Cook and the Heritage Foundation chief economist Stephen Moore discussed Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) suing President Obama over his excessive use of executive action. Show More Summary

Indestructible iPhone 6 display, ‘smart’ luggage and the rest of this week’s hottest news

With the iPhone 6, the long-rumored iWatch and possibly a revamped Apple TV expected to be released this year, it’s safe to say Apple is hard at work. As the talk heats up regarding these new products, rumors and leaks … Read more ›

Connected TV Market Crosses 1B Devices As Google Pins Its Hopes On Android TV

A new report from Strategy Analytics puts the global market for connected TV devices at over 1 billion currently installed units, which include smart TVs, set-top boxes like the Apple TV, game consoles, connected Blu-Ray players and more. Show More Summary

Smart remote app ‘Peel’ promises to boost viewership for TV shows (exclusive)

Peel was already a beautiful mesh of mobile technology mixed with traditional TV viewing, but now the smart remote app is useful for the rest of the TV industry.

Today in APIs: Cognitive Networks Lands Patent for Smart Client Technology

Cognitive Networks lands patent for Smart TV. New Russian data law has potentially far-reaching international consequences. Plus: Microsoft opens Xbox Music to App Makers, and Evernote focuses on African developers.

Media Appearance: Bloomberg TV Trish Regan (3:00 – 4:00 pm)

I will be guest hosting with the lovely Trish Regan at Bloomberg TV from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Street Smart. We will talk Bull market rallies, corrections, the Fed and valuation. Should be lots of fun — Check it out at their live streamer on TV.  

10 TV Shows That All The Smart People Watch

The Emmy nominations will be announced this Thursday, so it's the perfect time to talk about quality television. Sometimes it's good to take a break from watching strangers look for love or half-laughing through derivative comedies to experience the type of show smart people watch. Show More Summary

3 Real Security Risks Threatening Your Smart TV Entertainment

The humble television is the latest in a long line of devices to receive “smart” enhancements that make it operate like a stripped-down computer rather than a simple display device. Features like a web browser and social network support can add convenience, but they also introduce potential security flaws. Show More Summary

24 million Internet-connected TV Sets Sold in China in 2013: iResearch Report

Smart TV sales are growing in China, but users can't get the same content that's available on their PCs due to government restrictions.

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