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tvstrategies™ analyst & consultant Steven Hawley blogs about industry events, products & services (reviews), his opinions and announcements from tvstrategies as they occur, including industry reports.

“Off-topic” – Virus protection on the Mac

Posted by & filed under Apple, Blog, Opinion

One of my friends just switched from PC to Mac and asked me about viruses on the Mac. I put so much time into the answer that I figured “What the heck, I’ll put it on my blog too.” Yes, I use a Mac, and yes, you do need Internet security, despite what the Mac... Read more »

Telecompetitor: The Half-life of Web TV Devices

Posted by & filed under Apps, Devices, DISH, Google TV, IPTV, Opinion, Technology, Telecompetitor

We all replace our mobile phones and computers every few years, not to mention our cars and many other high-ticket items in our lives. But TVs are different. They’re supposed to last for ten or twenty years, aren’t they? But our first-generation Google TV device has reached its half-life. Read the entire article on...

Telecompetitor: Cisco, Cox, AT&T, and DISH Network at CES 2013

Posted by & filed under Apps, AT&T, Blog, Cisco, Conferences, Cox, Developer, DISH, IPTV, Multiscreen, Operators, Telecompetitor

At CES 2013, Cisco held an event which included demos of Cox Communications new Cisco video gateway, a Cox TV app on the iPad, and a new EPG. DISH Network launched a new version of its Hopper whole home DVR and AT&T held its 2013 Developer Summit. Read the rest of the article on Telecompetitor…

Telecompetitor: 1990s App Lives Again – and other low-profile high-impact disputes

Posted by & filed under Apple, Apps, Blog, Devices, Google, HTC, Opinion, Smartphones, Telecompetitor

The telecom industry is accustomed to conflict. Recent battles have been fought over network platforms, apps, and the electromagnetic spectrum. And the next set of transformational battle lines are already drawn in areas such as home automation and connected cars. As with past industry transformations, these are high s...

Telecompetitor: AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference – Part 2

Posted by & filed under AT&T, Blog, Conferences, Digital Home, Operators, Telecompetitor

In this “Part 2” article about the AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference, we look at AT&T’s forthcoming Digital Life home automation and home control offerings, several other connected consumer market initiatives, and provide a peek toward AT&T’s larger game plan. Read the rest of this p...