Constant connectedness is driving us to distraction, especially in the television and video space. Viewers are grappling with an ever-expanding range of choices, from traditional broadcasts to satellite channels to videos-on-demand. Navigating and filtering this seemingly infinite range of options is no longer a casual armchair decision; content and distribution companies and networks are now delving deep into user behavior and social influence to create individualized and dynamic tools to help us decide what to watch.
In our recent report, “Managing infinite choice: the new era of TV interfaces,” GigaOM Pro analyst Alfred Poor defines what the TV interface must do in order to be effective, and explores strategies and services from the likes of Hulu, Amazon, Redux, Apple, Rovi, Moxi and more.
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From car to cloud: the future of the in-vehicle app landscape: Haydn Shaughnessy explores the future of connected cars and car apps, topics that will also be discussed at next month’s GigaOM RoadMap conference.
Flash analysis: the future of Yahoo: Yahoo continues to flounder after Carol Bartz’s already-famous abrupt termination. David Card conducts a quick roundup of reader and industry insights into the company’s potential options — acquisition or a new Yahoo?
Siri: say hello to the coming “invisible interface”: Kevin Tofel, our resident Android expert, temporarily converts to the dark side and gives Siri a spin.
Disrputapalooza 2011: how Amazon’s Kindle is changing the portable media game: GigaOM Pro’s VP of research, Michael Wolf, analyzes the new Amazon Kindle Fire and what the new device means for the tablet market.
Be sure to check back each week for the latest hot topics on GigaOM Pro.