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Impetus for Social (media) Evolution
I like web apps, and phone apps, and desktop widgets. Really, I do.

For example, I like Facebook. It has provided me a way to stay in touch, or at least know I can, with friends from my childhood. And I like that. It also gives me a way to express my […]

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O2 / Fire Phone UK launch

Amazon’s usually quick to stock its national sites with any new homegrown hardware, but we were reminded just how long Fire TV has been out in the States last week when the company announced its European launch. Today, we’ve learnt Amazon’s other new(ish) device, the Fire phone, will be making a much more timely appearance in the UK. From […]

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TV *is* an app…

Most people didn’t notice when the TV they were watching went from analog to digital. It didn’t matter that the pictures they saw were now reproduced from bits rather than waves. HD, DVR, searchable guides, VOD, and even call waiting just started to filter in. These services and features felt like regulated and standardized additions, […]

Glamzy Does TV

Velope and Glamzy are collaborating to increase visibility of the Glamzy product and brand. Glamzy is a fun mobile app that allows women (and men) of all ages to create and share face charts while exploring unlimited combinations of makeup.

Glamzy was brought to life by its president Austin Hunter and has evolved through a feature […]

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The Landscape

Consumer electronics retail stores are one of the things I use to gauge the enormity of the connected media device universe. If Best Buy isn’t selling it, it is definitely in the early adopter phase. On the other hand, sites like Engadget.com or even Revision3.com have a healthy dose of current information on what is […]

TV’s (next) Killer App

Our previous feature stated that Netflix was the current killer app on connected TVs and Blu-Ray players. That point is made clear from the ubiquity of the Netflix app on pretty much every device available. With CE manufacturers playing “retail logo bingo” and consumers making purchase decisions based mostly on co-branding logos, online manufacturer marketing materials, and other consumer reviews, […]

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Don’t Be Down On The Down State

It seems we are at the crux of a major breakthrough in TV interaction. I have just uncovered a major conspiracy set forth between hardware manufacturers, interactive design companies, and the MSOs and CE companies. They have been hard at work making absolutely sure that all TV UI is without a “down state”. Only after […]

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Samsung Internet@TV Hocus Focus

Samsung Internet@TV Flash Gets Focused

Recently while working on a Stagecraft based project for RCDb I ran into a little snag that had I not quickly RTFM’ed I might have been stuck on for a long time. Now when I say quickly I mean about after an hour of trying every trick in the book including […]

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