May 15, 2011 |
Kicking like a 20-year-old baby, the Internet may finally be entering its long-awaited young-adult phase. It's about time: Folks have awaited "Web 2.0" since at least 1999. Part of Web 2.0 is what some call "The Apps Revolution," app being short for application , a small program you can download into your mobile phone. In Web 1.0, you sat at a desk, looked at a screen, visited search engines and sites on something called "the Web," and looked at what they had. In Web 2.0, people are less tethered to desks and moving toward, among other things, the mobile phone to make a customized, self-created universe of Internet uses.
March 14, 2011 |
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and its Internet & American Life Project released a 23-page report Monday: "How mobile devices are changing community information environments. " The findings, based on a 26-question telephone survey conducted during two weeks in January with 2,251 adults, can be summarized in fewer words than your average Twitter feed: Not much. To expand (but in the spirit of the subject, only a little), the public's attitude toward palm-of-the-hand media is: Give us the weather, not the news.
October 31, 2013
Comcast Corp., of Philadelphia, says it will upgrade its two free apps so that subscribers can live stream 35 cable channels onto mobile devices over the next two weeks. The cable-TV and media giant says that the two apps, Xfinity TV Go and Xfinity TV Remote, have been downloaded 13 million times. The company expects to add more networks over time. - Bob Fernandez
August 9, 2012
Gov. Christie signed legislation Wednesday to allow the use of hand-held gaming devices. The devices will allow customers at Atlantic City's dozen casinos to gamble while sitting poolside or waiting for a restaurant reservation, or roam anywhere on the casino property. Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester), who co-sponsored the bill, said the devices could bring in new revenue for A.C.'s struggling gambling houses, which will own and control them. Las Vegas has had the mobile devices since 2006.
June 7, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from a medical leave yesterday to unveil a free service that lets customers share calendar entries, songs and other files among their devices more easily. The company also announced software to make Mac computers behave more like mobile devices and Apple's mobile devices more like rival smartphones. Jobs received a standing ovation as he appeared at Apple Inc.'s annual developers' conference, his second major public appearance since he went on medical leave in January for unspecified reasons and duration.
May 9, 2012 |
Comcast Corp. made available to its cable-TV subscribers the WatchESPN service for iPhone and iPad devices, part of the TV Everywhere initiative. The WatchESPN app is free and allows Comcast subscribers to stream ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU to the mobile devices. Comcast subscribers also can watch the channels on WatchESPN.com if they provide their Comcast credentials. Later this week, Comast says WatchESPN will be available on XfinityTV.com. Comcast acquired the mobile-streaming rights to ESPN content in a 10-year rights deal, valued at about $26 billion, with the Disney Co in January.
July 29, 2011 |
LONDON - Publisher Pearson PLC on Friday raised its full-year earnings guidance as its expanding international education division led a gain in first-half operating profit. Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin books, reported that sales were up 3 percent to 2.4 billion pounds ($3.9 billion) and adjusted operating profit rose 17 percent to 208 million pounds. As a result, the company said it expected earnings per share of 80 pence for the full year, up from 77.5 pence last year.
August 31, 2012 |
Steve Jobs didn't live to see the outcome of the bruising war that pitted his iPhone and iPad against mobile devices that use Google's Android software. But he issued the call to arms. "I am going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go to thermonuclear war on this," Jobs told Walter Isaacson, author of a posthumously published biography of the Apple co-founder. "They are scared to death because they know they are guilty. " Apple won a resounding victory Friday in a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., in which jurors found the South Korean manufacturer had infringed on six of Apple's patents for mobile devices.
May 2, 2014 |
In a bid to attract younger crowds, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. is planning to introduce gambling on smartphones and tablets at Parx Casino in Bensalem. "The idea is to try to expand our business, create more revenue both for us and the state by offering something that would appeal to a whole new generation of slots players," John Dixon, Greenwood's chief technology officer, said Wednesday at a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing in Harrisburg. Greenwood Gaming's attorney, Alan C. Kohler of Eckert Seamans, told the board that the company would like to file a petition in the next three to six months seeking permission to introduce a system called betcloud.
July 26, 2012 |
A company whose mobile app offers a "social reader" that can be customized to capture news and blog content that users find especially engaging. A company whose software connects people with similar interests as they search the Internet, and fosters collaboration among them. A company that aims to improve the effectiveness of ads delivered to mobile devices. Those are the three new tenants of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator, founded by the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the Philly.com website to encourage innovations in digital media and funded by a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.