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Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed: Week of May 23

A recent study Note to Advertisers: TV Viewers Aren’t Actually Watching  shows that a significant percentage of TV viewers are simultaneously using their mobile devices and laptops while they watch TV. Fortunately, Comcast’s upcoming adoption of video services using Internet Protocol (IP) will create a more engaging and interactive viewing experience for these consumers.

Bandwidth limitations and the rapidly growing demand for more are also mounting concerns; cable providers are under more pressure than ever to upgrade our networks. We’re anxious to hear how industry leaders plan to address these concerns at the Connected Home World Summit next month. What issues do you think they will address? More importantly, what solutions do you think they will propose?

1. Connected Home World Summit: Optimising the Delivery of Networked

May 23, 2011

By Staff, SunHerald.com
The Connected Home World Summit, sponsored by Motorola, Jungo, Lea and Twonky, will take place next month inLondon. The conference aims to bring industry players together to listen to thought leadership, network with key players and increase Connected Home’s potential financial reward for all concerned.

2. Note to Advertisers: TV Viewers Aren’t Actually Watching

May 25, 2011

By Ryan Lawler, NewTeeVee

For TV advertisers, the amount they waste might be even higher, due to TV viewers being distracted by mobile phones, laptops and other devices during ad breaks. A new study conducted by IPG Media Lab in partnership with video ad network YuMe sought to understand how viewers watched television.

3. Storm clouds approaching as bandwidth becomes scarce

May 23, 2011

By Jim Barthold, FierceCable

We all wonder what will happen when two seemingly unstoppable storms collide: the lack of bandwidth, whether wired or wireless, and the gadget-fueled demand for more bandwidth to drive more applications. Cable is struggling mightily to either upgrade all its networks or find new ways to pump more content through what’s already there via clever new technology like DOCSIS 3.0. At the same time, it’s abandoning any notion that bandwidth is limitless and is putting limits on usage. 

4. Comcast Taking Video Delivery Into the Cloud

May 25, 2011

By Ryan Lawler, NewTeeVee
Comcast could soon make its video services over Internet Protocol (IP), essentially using the same technology that powers online video offerings from Netflix and Hulu. In a blog post Wednesday, Sam Schwartz, President of Comcast Converged Products, gave some details of its Xcalibur initiative, which could revolutionize the way that Comcast customers browse, search and discover content.

5. Google Unveils Mobile Payment Service to Expand in Advertising, Coupons
May 26, 2011
By Olga Kharif and Amy Thomson, Bloomberg
Google Inc. (GOOG) unveiled a service to let consumers pay merchants and download coupons with a tap of their mobile phones, as the Internet search giant seeks to expand in the growing market for mobile advertising. Google’s new service partners with Mastercard Inc. (MA) and Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) to let customers pay and receive coupons on the go using their handsets, the company said today at an event inNew York. The system, based on a technology called Near Field Communication, is available on the Nexus S handset, which runs on Google’s Android operating system.

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