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Last week’s Downton Abbey broadcast ordeal, while not representative of the world’s most acute troubles, unnervingly showed among the many ways that media companies fail to comprehend markets, innovation and day-to-day customer truths. The favorite program ended its third period on December 25th with a harsh plot development. The period was broadcast only to its British audience, while American customers were waiting till 2013 to clap their eyes on the most up to date round of programs. Issue was, obviously, that the entire non-UK audience had the entire third period spoiled by instant social buzz and UK-generated internet reviews of the final dramatic denouement.
If innovation does nothing else, it damages boundaries of all sorts– in between nations, time zones, populations, associations and cultural scenarios. Media business that distribute their items as if those borders still held sway seem increasingly clueless and hostile to their ever before more empowered audiences.
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Washington DC-based interest group Public Understanding released a short press release this evening stating its displeasure with AT&T’s decision to restrict FaceTime over cellular– a new feature in iOS 6– to subscribers selecting its new Mobile Share plans, arguing that the company is “violating the FCC’s Open Internet regulations.” Right here’s the full statement from senior personnel attorney John Bergmayer:
By blocking FaceTime for many of its clients, AT&T is violating the FCC’s Open Net guidelines. These rules state that mobile providers shall not ‘prevent applications that contend with the supplier’s voice or video recording telephone services.’ Although carriers are allowed to engage in ‘reasonable network management,’ there is no technical explanation why one …
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The Summer Olympics in London are quickly turning into mobile-themed games: along with Samsung’s official role in handling mobile payments, HTC is now stepping up with its own, if modest, contribution to the athletic get-together. CEO Peter Chou will be one of the Olympic torchbearers and carry the flame on July 6th, three weeks before the opening ceremony in Stratford. Officials say the torch run is to honor Chou’s contribution to the mobile industry and the benefit he represents to Taiwan, although we can imagine that Chou wouldn’t mind crashing a Samsung party with a torch in one hand and a One X in the other. He may just want to steer clear of Samsung’s Mobile Pin stores while he’s at it.