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Content Insider #385 - Cable's Saviors
The Cable Guy Has to Pay More Attention to the Boomer Plus Generation
Content Insider #385 - Cable's Saviors
People everywhere are forecasting the demise of cable TV as we know it today and it's true the number of subscribers will drop significantly over the next three-five years. But it will take years for the "here's this big gob of channels/shows at a huge monthly price" to disappear. Who will be holding up the immedaite move to OTT (Over The Top) 4K viewing when you want, where you want - on smart UHD sets, mobile devices? The boomer and post-boomer generations were raised (brainwashed) that you watched a specific show on a specific day at a specific time or else. Millenial and younger generations will only use the cable for their Internet/OTT streaming services. And when the boomers are gone... Read More

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Fighting Racism, Racial Pride are Themes of Some Top Rio Carnival Samba Group's Parades
 Fighting Racism, Racial Pride are Themes of Some Top Rio Carnival Samba Group's Parades
Racial pride and battles against racism are themes for some of the flashy samba group's presentations and street parties as Rio de Janeiro's flamboyant Carnival parades enter their second night. Some samba groups parading on Monday have put together dance numbers that honor Afro-Brazilian heritage, and one of them built a giant Nelson Mandela float. It's meant to remind people of his fight for equality, while also calling for more racial integration in the Southern American nation, which has more black people than any other nation aside from Nigeria.

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Sharp Executive Says not Considering Selling Display Business
 Sharp Executive Says not Considering Selling Display Business
A senior Sharp executive said the Japanese company was not considering a sale of its ailing display business, after it warned it will likely book its third annual net loss in four years due to weak demand from Chinese smartphone makers. Read More
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French Job Posting Requests That Jews not Apply, 'if Possible'
 French Job Posting Requests That Jews not Apply, 'if Possible'
Less than a month after a string of deadly attacks in Paris led to heightened racial, ethnic and religious tensions... a job advertisement posted on a French jobs board has caused an uproar over a single line in the text: Its request that, "if possible," Jews not apply. The posting on Graphic dash Jobs dot com was for a graphic designer at a Paris-based company called NSL Studio. Read More
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New Processor Design Could Supercharge Your Smartphone
 New Processor Design Could Supercharge Your Smartphone
ARM's next generation processor will deliver 3.5 times the power of the chips powering today's smartphones. The chip design giant introduced its Cortex-A72 processor Tuesday, which the company says is its highest-performance processor to date. ARM says the Coretex-A72 has 3.5 times the power and is 75% more energy efficient than the previous generation of processor. The processor will begin to ship with smartphones and tablets in 2016.

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Mixed Emotions After Super Bowl Ads
 Mixed Emotions After Super Bowl Ads
The tone of this year's Super Bowl commercials was different than in years past. Instead of over the top humor, many of the ads were designed to make an emotional impact. Read More
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Mixed Emotions After Super Bowl Ads
 Mixed Emotions After Super Bowl Ads
The tone of this year's Super Bowl commercials was different than in years past. Instead of over the top humor, many of the ads were designed to make an emotional impact. Read More
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McDonald's Won't Try to Stop Michael Keaton's Unflattering Biopic
 McDonald's Won't Try to Stop Michael Keaton's Unflattering Biopic
McDonald's won't stand in the way of The Founder , the unflattering biopic about fast-food mogul Ray Kroc that Michael Keaton is eyeing as one of his post- Birdman projects. As depicted by The Wrestler screenwriter Robert Siegel , Kroc begins the film as a 50-something milk-shake-mixer salesman who sweet-talks two brothers from San Bernardino, California,, Mac and Dick McDonald , into franchising their successful hamburger stand. Read More
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Samsung Electronics Fourth-quarter Profit Meets Guidance; Outlook Cautious
 Samsung Electronics Fourth-quarter Profit Meets Guidance; Outlook Cautious
Samsung Electronics reported on Thursday its first annual earnings decline in three years, as strong chip earnings failed to make up for weakness in the South Korean giant's smartphone business. The semiconductor division was a bright spot as Samsung posted fourth-quarter operating profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.88 billion), in line with the 5.2 trillion won profit the firm guided for earlier this month. Read More
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Broadcast News, How-To Channel
Broadcast News, How-To Channel
Economic, easy-to-use video equipment is helping thousands to express themselves, tell a story. A new breed of broadcasters are also emerging who want to take their shows, programs beyond social media postings. The growth of robust OTT (over the top) streaming video has paved the way for customized TV channels to emerge for business, education, personal shows. For 10 years an OTT TV channel - The Tech Buzz - has been airing a weekly show dedicated to helping enthusiast and professional broadcasters shoot, produce and stream their shows with increasing quality to win a broader and broader following. Throwing something up on the Internet and hoping people view it is easy. Doing it like a pro is a continuing learning process and ...practice! Read More
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Sony to Cut 1,000 Jobs in Smartphone Business
 Sony to Cut 1,000 Jobs in Smartphone Business
The Nikkei business daily reported that Sony Corporation plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China. The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October. The report said that overall, Sony's mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 percent to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2016. Read More

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