About two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners use their gadgets to do things like text or post on Twitter while watching TV, according to research firm Nielsen. So for the game, companies from Coke to Chevy are trying to reach fans on all of the "second screens" they have.
Here’s a look at a few trends that are either incubating or fully hatched ...
Never before have consumers had so many communication options. Voice, email, short message service (SMS), multimedia message service (MMS), instant messaging and social networking are nearly ubiquitous.
Consumers can’t get enough of high-speed data, voice and the ever-growing inventory of video content available in the marketplace today.
Numbers and Letters: HTML5, 3-D TV, RF4CE
In the 1950s, of course, the next great leap for remote controls was tied to television. Zenith Electronics’ iconic Lazy Bones remote was the first incarnation, but users quickly found fault ...
Apparently HDTV is old stuff now. According to USA Today, HDTV receivers are now in 87 percent of U.S. homes, even if some of those homes don’t have HDTV programming.
If there’s one safe bet in telecom, it’s that the percentage of households worldwide with connected consumer electronics (CE) devices will continue to grow at a healthy clip.
Paris, France-based Technicolor has strengthened its foothold abroad by selling 10 million digital terminal adapters (DTAs) in North America.
Following up on a $10 million round of investment last year, SnagFilms has raised another $7 million in funds from its investors, which included Comcast Interactive Capital.
Videotron recently bolstered its high def lineup with the addition of four channels.
Wilmington, N.C., is first city to host services in white spaces – previously unused spectrum that lies between television channels.
Twitter "felt responsible to cooperate with governments to make sure basic rights are not violated through the use of social media."
DirecTV and the owner of TV stations in Miami and Boston have resolved a dispute over fees the satellite provider pays to run broadcast programming.
Comcast, NBC News and NBC 5 Chicago jointly announced that they have pledged more than $2.7 million worth of in-kind and financial support to the Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications.
After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.
After launching its iPad video app, Time Warner Cable will be sending live video streams to even more devices – including PCs and Macs, game consoles, and Internet-connected TVs – around the home.
After posting largely glowing numbers in its fourth-quarter earnings report, Time Warner Cable is not about to rest on its laurels.
AT&T said it lost $6.7 billion during the fourth quarter on the cost of its benefit plans, the downgrade of the value of its directory assets and a $4 billion charge for its attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA.
The city of Wilmington, N.C., has been testing out white space technology for almost a year, and the experiment went live.
Netflix has regained almost as many customers as it lost following an unpopular price increase, signaling that the video subscription service is healing from its self-inflicted wounds.
Israel is often referred to as "Start-up Nation," thanks to its long history of high-tech breakthroughs produced by scrappy little companies. But in one critical area, the speed of Internet connections, Israel has fallen behind other tech-savvy countries.
When you tap the screen, Viggle's software for iPhones and iPads listens to what's on, recognizes what you're watching and gives you credit at roughly two points per minute. It even works for shows you've saved on a DVR.
Concurrent recently racked up a customer win with Vectra, which is Poland's second-largest cable operator.
Avail-TVN is provisioning a full range of video-on-demand services, including high-definition, standard-definition and 3-D streams, for Bermuda CableVision.