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I want My Olympics 2.0-style

by: danah boyd

Last night, I went to bed watching girls' gymnastics. I found myself very irritated. There were 24 girls in the finals, but NBC focused only on those that they thought would medal. The result is that there was tremendous downtime that the announcers filled with speculation, gossip, and historical reminiscing. I was quite irritated because what I wanted was to see more gymnastics. Anyone who is at the Olympics has to be fascinating to watch - why only focus on those who are likely to medal?

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Mobile TV's Real Killer App

by: Gary Hayes

Will watching TV on your mobile itself be the killer app or is something else beyond that be more likely to fly. Firstly lets tackle the question of will there be a significant mobile TV audience. According to this report by IMS research nearly half a billion people will be watching TV on their mobile phone!

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Innovative TV Ads

by: danah boyd

For quite some time now, TV channels have bemoaned services like TiVo for allowing viewers to skip over ads. I think that the TV stations are barking up the wrong tree. More importantly, I think that they're out of touch with viewers.

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Reinventing Television Might Be Easier Than We Think

by: Karl Long

Companies like AT&T and Microsoft are sinking Billions (4+ billion each) into IPTV (internet protocol television), enabling them to deliver TV over the internet. And what exactly are these companies trying to do with those billions… replicate “cable” over the internet.

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TiVo Shows Video From Internet

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John Battelle on Social TV

by: Ilya Vedrashko

John Battelle wonders: "What if there was some kind of TelevisionRank that noticed, in real time, what people were paying attention to, right now? Where moments like the [Fox News' live coverage of trial] rose to the top of a television index in real time, so that at any time, anyone could ask of the web: What are people watching, right now?

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