Personalized NFL content is coming to the Internet this summer.
Twitter, Comcast and NBC Universal announced a deal today that should have the Twittersphere trending it with hashtags #ablazin’. In a strategic partnership between the newly public company, the recently merged media conglomerate, and the old school content producer, Twitter users will be able to see expanded tweets about NBCUniversal shows such as The Voice and Sunday Night Football and be able to either record or watch those shows directly from the tweet through either an enabled set-top box, HDTV or mobile device. Comcast says the feature, called “See It“, will be rolled out in November of this year to Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers.
Last week, largely unnoticed save by the most geekcentric online journals and blogs, was the release of Google’s take on streaming for HDTVs, the Google Chromecast wireless dongle that will retail for $35.
Google is looking for its first early adopters to incorporate Google Glass into their lives by way of a social network contest wherein “bold, creative individuals” vie for the chance to help Google shape the future. Interested folks can do this via Google+ or Twitter using a hashtag created for the event (which ends February 27th): #ifihadglass.
Dish Networks will be closing 300 Blockbuster video stores in an effort to further thin out the once powerful brand, and is advancing its plans to move Blockbuster’s headquarters from Dallas, Texas to Meridian, Colorado where Dish’s current operations are based.
Wal-Mart announced today a that it will no longer be selling Amazon’s popular Kindle devices. Via a company memo issued to store managers, the parent company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said that their Wal-Mart and Sams’s Club big box stores will no longer carry the devices nor will they be available through either store’s website.
YouTube and Apple… they used to go together like raspberry preserves and chunky peanut butter. They never exactly meshed together, but perfection be damned, at least they played nice until Google got fully invested in the mobile marketplace with their own OS and phone hardware.
With the shadow of a new console looming larger by the day, perhaps it’s no surprise that Microsoft didn’t wow anyone during their annual E3 press conference today in Los Angeles. No, next year’s rumored Xbox 360 successor was not shown, mentioned, or even spotted canoodling with a Kardashian. Instead, the company chose to focus on expanding features and sequels to their mega franchises. The briefing started off with a lengthy demo of Halo 4, including a slick live-action film that segued into actual gameplay.
Starting in August, Sky TV customers will have access to Sky Go, Sky’s new mobile television service which combines Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV. In effect, Sky customers in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch sports, movies, and other TV programming on mobile devices via mobile network or local Wi-Fi networks. The software will also support Sky’s recently acquired Wi-Fi network “The Cloud,” which is already installed in over 4,500 locations. Non-Sky TV customers will also be able to get the mobile service with subscription plans costing from £15-£40.
The BlackBerry OS has received more mobile traffic than Apple’s iOS in the US, for the first time surpassing Apple by about 1.5%, according to StatCounter Global Stats. The lead does not reflect worldwide stats however, where Symbian OS leads at 31.9%.
Time Warner Cable launched their Remote DVR Manager service in five markets this week, with more areas being added soon. The service allows TWC subscribers to manage DVR recordings via browser-enabled mobile devices or PCs. The service was launched in the Carolinas region, Northeast region, New York City region, San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego/Desert Cities.
Starting on Thursday, October 28 both AT&T and Verizon will start selling iPads in retail stores. Verizon Wireless will offer three different bundles, which all feature an iPad Wi-Fi model along with a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. Those models will run $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi, $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi and $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi.