Tag: computing

11/17

Digital Media: What’s in Store for 2013

Here are some stats from a brand new eMarketer report on U.S. digital media usage changes from now to 2013. I'll focus on some highlights relevant to broadcasters: Facebook users:  147 million, up 4% Twitter users: 36 million, up 14% Smartphone users: 138 million, up 19% Mobile Internet users: 144 million, up 18% Mobile video viewers: 23% of the population, up 20% Smartphone video viewers: 22% of the population (and more than half of smartphone users): up 22% Online movie viewers: 27% of the population, up 16% Online TV viewers: 35% of the population, up 13% Tablet users: … [Read more...]

09/14

Go Ahead – Kill Your Radio Stream

"Is it time to kill that clunky stream?" reads the headline in the Radio Ink piece.  It is an interview with the National Associate Director of SAG/AFTRA. First, the premise that a "clunky stream" is the norm, let alone the state of the art, is wrong. A clean stream is as close as some simple best practices available from the streaming provider of your choice.  A "clunky stream" is typically the result of station inattention, not technological insufficiency. Second, If you want to kill the stream, kill the stream and stop looking for rationalized excuses to do so. But be aware: Maybe … [Read more...]

08/21

Apple wants to Erase your Radio Spots

Another day, another technology-driven way to undo advertising.  Forget the fact that advertising is what pays for most of the content we enjoy on TV or radio. Apple was just granted a patent for technology that would allow users to switch seamlessly to their own audio or video files once ads started playing on their TV or radio stations. I don't know how this could affect listening to radio on traditional radios (still the way most folks get their radio) - it would certainly affect listening mediated by more advanced tech gadgets.  Not that those are catching on, or anything. The … [Read more...]

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