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Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed: Week of May 2

Motorola kicked off May with some exciting news at the 2011 ANGA Cable Expo in Cologne, Germany. This week was a historical one, illustrating that more Americans are watching TV than ever before even while the number of households with TV sets declines. The escalation of tablets and alternative methods of viewing continues shorten the distance between TV and social channels. How about you?  Do you find yourself watching content more and more on your computer, tablet or smartphone?  Let us know if you see this trend at work in your own life. 

 1.      Motorola Mobility To Pitch BelAir’s Wi-Fi To Cable Ops

May 3, 2011

By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News

Motorola Mobility secured the exclusive rights to market and sell BelAir Networks’ Wi-Fi access solutions to cable operators worldwide — although BelAir will retain its direct relationships with its three biggest MSO customers: Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems.

2.      Will We Define or Limit the Future?

May 4, 2011

By Om Malik, GigaOM

Stepping back, when you look at all these instances, you see that in all of them, the common thread was “we the people.” Our fears, our desires and our needs were behind the huge outcry around these problems that seemed to impact millions of us. This mainstreaming of technology has opened up new opportunities, but it has and will pose a brand new kind of challenge to companies in Silicon Valley.

3.       Maybe It’s Not Cord-Cutting, But Cord-Nevers: TV Ownership Drops

May 3, 2011

By Peter Kafka, All Things Digital

Americans watch more TV than ever. Except for the Americans who don’t have TVs at all any more: Nielsen says the percentage of American homes with TV sets has declined to 96.7 percent, from 98.9 percent last year.

4.      Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

May 5, 2011

By Libby Plummer, Pocket-Lint

A mirror that stores health information and keeps you updated with the news, a remote controlled kitchen and a bath that can be filled remotely using an iPhone app – these were just some of the gizmos that made up the House of the Future at the Grand Designs Live show in London.

5.      Does Twitter Drive TV Viewership? [VIDEO]

May 4, 2011

By Brenna Ehrlich, Mashable
The company featured the above video in a blog post, providing a glimpse at how TV and Twitter have grown closer over the years. Looking at the footage, the rapid growth of the platform’s legitimacy is impressive

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