The Complicated future of Television

To understand the future of TV, look in your pocket — Tech News and Analysis   by Amit Karp and Paul Lyandres, gigaom.com January 18th 2014 The future of TV is a hotly debated topic. And while consumption of TV content has increased (Nielsen reports that the average American watches almost 34 hours each week) in many ways TV has resisted many of the technology revolutions that transformed other industries. These include the Internet, the advent of mobile and social and the “UI/UX is everything paradigm shift.” With newcomers like Google, Apple  and even Intel now looking to disrupt the status quo, how can we try to model the future? What if I said, “Just look to your pocket”? The evolution of television parallels another

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Net Neutrality 2

People of the page, we need to come together on this.     by Betsy Isaacson, huffingtonpost.com January 17th 2014 9:50 AM A graphic making its rounds on the web this week offered a glimpse of what the Internet might look like if net neutrality disappears. The takeaway? Not good. A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Federal Communications Commission order that required Internet service providers to abide by the rules of “net neutrality.” ISPs had previously been forced to treat all types of web traffic equally — meaning providers couldn’t block some sites or speed up loading times for others. Tuesday’s decision means corporations can now block or slow down loading times for pages they don’t like, or could charge businesses a

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Pay Attention: This matters!

U.S. appeals court kills net neutrality Any semblance of net neutrality in the United States is as good as dead. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s 2010 order that imposed network neutrality regulations on wireline broadband services. The ruling is a major victory for telecom and cable companies who have fought all net neutrality restrictions vociferously for years. The original FCC order said that wireline ISPs ”shall not block lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management” while also mandating that ISPs “shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.” In its ruling against the FCC’s rules, the court said that such restrictions

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Google Shaking up the Airline Business

Google poised to shake up airline ticket biz, Ryanair CEO says   Could Google’s next project be to revolutionize the way people buy their airline tickets? That’s what Michael O’Leary, chief executive of discount airline Ryanair, said in an interview with the Independent. O’Leary said he is working with Google on a plan to change how consumers buy their airline tickets. He also said the Internet giant is working on a price-comparison tool that will blow other comparison sites “out of the water.” Ryanair will share its pricing through Google, and the airline is working to be part of the launch, he said. He added the project could go live as soon as March. Google, by the way, already has a booking system called Flight

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The Site and Blog in One:

Welcome to the new YakirGroup Site and Blog in One.  It seems to make sense to put them both together.  The information on the site is updated. I’ve left the comment section integrated into the site in case you have questions or comments about the offering. If you have a business challenge that you’d like us to address, leave a comment. We’ve developed a new strategy as far as the blog is concerned.  Previously we concentrated on case studies that we found interesting.  We will attempt to carry original material in the Marketing, Media and Tech space as well as re-blog those articles that we find important and relevant to our client and consumer base.  So, enjoy