Breaking Down Facebook’s Entertainment Strategy

This week's rumors about a possible Facebook hookup with Spotify and Zuckerberg's recent comments at e-G8 illustrate that Facebook is a company thinking hard about its role in the world of entertainment. The company, which is already a recommendation and curation force (it already drives a significant number of pageviews for video content both inside and outside its own walls), is likely to see its entertainment strategy evolve significantly this year and next; music is only one part of it.…

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Blinkx Is Coming to a TV Near You

Blinkx rolled out a new channel for Roku devices, making its index of premium videos available through the broadband set-top box. The video search and ad company is expanding to reach the big screen, taking videos from its content partners and displaying them on connected devices.…

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Your Next Cable Box Might Not Be a Box At All

Pay TV subscribers have been frustrated for years by set-top boxes that are difficult to navigate and discover new content on. But that could soon change, with set-top boxes disappearing altogether and being replaced by connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and other CE devices.…

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Where is Cisco’s Living Room Strategy?

With all the talkĀ about Apple TV and the coming Google-ization of the living room, I can't help but think of another tech giant whose name is missing from these conversations: Cisco. To join in the race to the living room, the company needs to bring some signficant software development in-house by offering a services and application platform. In other words, if Cisco builds it, the MSOs will come.…

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