“It is some credit to the world of TV that it now serves up shows that can serve as auxiliary worlds….binge watching breaks the linearity of having to watch TV on someone else’s terms.” Having entire seasons available to us, either captured as they are aired (so that we can watch them in a row) or being released all at once on Netflix (House of Cards, Arrested Development) makes the thought of watching one episode at a time and waiting for the next week seems so….2000. Article at Wired about “Binge Watching” here.
“The XBox One could have been the one true center of your TV universe that let you throw all those other boxes away.” According to Wired, as great good as it is, they missed the boat. A DVR, but only a game DVR, no actual TV DVR. Other misses as well. It still looks great though.
Can’t quite image how different it will be, but it does sound dramatically so. Article with expectations is here.
“Personalized social reader Zite is updating its iOS app with more Google Reader-inspired features, and also added seven new publishers to its publisher program.”
I’m glad to see more features being added as I decide between Zite and Flipboard as my Reader (leaving us in July – ugh) alternative. Article about Zite on Paid Content.
“The May 2013 innovation issue of The New Yorker speaks at length about inventions – wacky new gadgets, including treadmill desks, a replacement for Styrofoam made from mushrooms, funny-looking kite-boats that generate energy, cyber-criminals who infiltrate and take over your company without leaving a trace, massive online open courses (MOOCs) in higher education at Harvard and MIT and new ways to care for dementia. All interesting inventions – i.e. new ideas for products – but not exactly innovations – i.e. the transformation of the new ideas into marketable products or services.” Article from Forbes is an interesting read.
“We’re working hard to get some of the younger folks,” and…..”Yahoo needs content that’s mor erelevant to the 18-34 year old bracket” according to this article discussing the supposedly pending Yahoo/Tumblr marriage. Cnet talks about it.