Aereo at the Supreme Court: a guide to the biggest TV case in 30 years (and where to learn more)

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    On Tuesday at 11am ET, Aereo will face off at the Supreme Court against big broadcasters and the Justice Department over whether Aereo, which lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV for $8/month, should be shut down for copyright…


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      LG Opens Up ‘Second Screen’ TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK

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        LG Electronics is making Connect SDK, an open source software development kit, available to Google Android™ and iOS® developers to extend their mobile experience across tens of millions of big TV screens around the world.


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          US Report Claims Cord cutting up 44% in past three years

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            A recent report from Experian has concluded that some 7.6 million U.S.


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              Hisense releases VIDAA2, a New Smart TV

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                Hisense has just released the VIDAA2, a smart television set, in Beijing last week. The two main features of the redefined VIDAA2 include new convergence (Juhaokan) and social (Juxiangjia) functionalities.


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                  Hillcrest Labs Cuts Deal with Lenovo to Bring Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Smart TVs

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                    Hillcrest Labs announced today that Lenovo’s new line of Smart TVs is using Hillcrest’s patented Freespace(R) in-air pointing and motion control software.


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                      FilmOn Acquires World’s Largest Privately Owned Film Library

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                        FilmOn CEO Alki David has announced the acquisition of the CineBx Library with 40 other catalogues such as that of Allied Entertainment, A1 Entertainment, Four Star, and HanVideo.


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                          10 Apps People Actually Want in a Connected TV – Wall Street Journal (blog)

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                            10 Apps People Actually Want in a Connected TV Wall Street Journal (blog) Apparently, Internet-connected TVs and media set-top boxes really are catching on: A whopping 75 percent of connected TV users actually care about their video apps, says The…


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                              Shazam! Why iPhone Integration With Shazam Really Is A Big Deal. – Tech.pinions

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                                Shazam! Why iPhone Integration With Shazam Really Is A Big Deal.


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                                  Netflix’s Arguments Against The Proposed Comcast & TWC Merger Aren’t Valid

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                                    On Monday Netflix announced earnings and in their shareholder letter, said they oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.


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                                      Group M’s Xaxis Goes Large With TV-Synced Two-Screen Ads

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                                        LONDON — More advertisers may soon buy synchronized video ads on multiple digital screens to continue reaching TV viewers distracted by secondary devices.


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