Tuesday April 15, 2014

Connected televisions: convergence and emerging business models is a 2014 report produced the the OECD.

Connected televisions are defined for the purposes of this report as devices that have the capability to interact with the Internet to display audio-visual content.
Connected television is an important development because it permits the provision of certain new and valuable services to end-users. These services will also have implications for the activities of all of the players in the content distribution ecosystem.

In addition to identifying the new services that connected television enables, the report analyzes in some detail their effects on networks (i.e. the physical communication links that carry content to end-users). The impact on content producers themselves, on content distribution (such as traditional pay companies), on hardware vendors and on providers of support services such as advertising and programme guides much more briefly. More detailed examination  of these issues could be the subject of future study.

The work also includes a discussion of policy implications raised by connected televisions for the actual connected television devices and network infrastructure.

(Source: OECD)

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Friday April 11, 2014



A new map shows the tweets sent out from Africa's 20 most populated cities, in the period of 24 hours.

Geo-located tweets were tracked over the last 3 months of 2013.

Some findings:

  • Johannesburg was the # 1 city for tweeting
  • Highest level of activity took place the day Mandela died
  • Football (or soccer, to us) was the most discussed topic


(Source: Humanosphere)

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Tuesday March 18, 2014

The UNMIK Public Information Office has launched its Media Monitoring site that offers up-to-the-minute coverage of media reporting in Kosovo and the region, accessible over the Internet, and disseminated twice daily to subscribers via automated e-mailed newsletters.

(Source: UNRIC library newsletter)

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