04 Mar 2015Why Millennials Are Increasingly Cutting The Cord
And for millennials in particular who are constantly connected to social media, it's especially hard to avoid spoilers from those who did watch live. Indeed, televisions aren't going away completely. Around half of digital media player owners say that they use devices in addition to their regular live TV viewing, which is larger than the proportions that use these devices as a substitute. President of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff agrees that the "death of the TV" has been exaggerated. "We are certainly seeing a seismic shift in the way people consume content - and a trend towards cord-cutters and cord-nevers. But millions and million of people still watch what wed think of as traditional TV," he says. "In the end, its all about great content - who really cares if it comes to you via broadcast, cable, satellite, the Internet, OTT or beamed directly into your brain (thats coming soon, right?)" And it's true. Regardless of where you're getting your content, content is still king. The numbers are showing a 4% drop in total viewing for traditional TV, including live programs, however, says Co-CEO of PM Digital Chris Paradysz . "But viewers arent approaching television from this standpoint they just want to make use of the most accessible means of consuming the content they crave." What everyone can agree on is that we've reached a pivotal point where this shift to OTT on TV screens will surely impact the entire entertainment industry, pay-TV, cable networks and online providers alike. Let's stay tuned.
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Cord-Cutting Has "Markedly Increased" in Past Year, Analyst Says - Yahoo News
The worlds first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provide higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power cord cutters consumption. Moreover, the worlds first 1440P/VP9 hardware based codec enables users to enjoy high resolution streaming video while also using less power. In addition, the 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display (600cd/mm) lets consumers experience content without compromise anywhere, at any time. Easy and Protected Mobile Payment Samsung Pay, a new, easy-to-use mobile payment service that will be compatible with more locations than any competing offering in a single application, will launch on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the United States during the second half of this year. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenization, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic. Enhanced Security The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Both of these new devices are also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch to simplify and improve mobile device management. Additionally, the Find My Mobile feature secures lost devices and protects personal information through a number of services, including the all new remotely controlled Reactivation lock. With an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner, it also provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available globally starting from April 10, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options** available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only). Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com . *Average speed based on internal testing conducted by Samsung.
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Beautifully Crafted from Metal and Glass, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Define What?s Next in Mobility - Yahoo Finance
In the past 12 months, about 1.4million homes in the U.S. became so-called "cord-cutters" or "cord-nevers," according to Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson Research, and on a cumulative basis, about 3.8million homes are now considered cord-cutters or cord-nevers. Year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter for cable TV subscribers amounted to minus 2.2 percent, Moffett notes, while satellite TV managed to grow subscribers by 0.1 percent and telephone companies grew their TV sub counts by 9.9 percent. The total for the industry was a drop of 0.1 percent. Read MoreCable Companies Powerless Against Rising Network Fees, Cablevision CEO Says "A year from now, the fourth quarter may well be viewed as the calm before the storm," Moffett wrote. "A host of new OTT services will launch early this year, ranging from Dish's Sling TV to Sony's full-suite cable-replacement service. While none look like world-beaters on their own, they are likely to have at least some collective impact." Moffett's report includes a disclaimer that his analysis is in part based on occupied housing data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, which he calls "slightly suspicious." "The real revolution is likely to come from new content makers entirely, delivering entertainment to millennials through entirely different distribution models," Moffett writes. "There's no timetable for that kind of generational shift, but maybe, just maybe, we're beginning to see it in the most recent quarters' data." Email: Paul.Bond@THR.com
Restaurant health inspection reports from July | Norwalk Reflector
Observed a bucket with some towels being stored on the floor at greater than 200 PPM for chlorine. Cloths that are in use for wiping food spills from tableware and carry-out containers shall be maintained dry and used for no other purpose; cloths in use for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces shall be held between uses in a chemical sanitizer, or laundered daily; cloths used with raw animal foods shall be kept separate from other cloths, dry cloths and solutions shall be free of food debris and visible soil; containers of sanitizer solutions shall be stored off the floor, and used in a manner that prevents contamination. Single-service articles, single-use articles or single-use disposable sanitizer wipes shall be used in accordance with EPA-approved manufacturer's label use instructions. During the inspection, the towels were placed in the sanitizer bucket, the bucket was placed up off the floor, and the sanitizer concentration was diluted to 100 PPM. A follow-up inspection will be conducted regarding this violation on July 28 at approximately 11 a.m.; Violation: Cutting or piercing parts of can openers are not removable for cleaning and for replacement. Observed the can opener blade very dirty with a large quantity of food build-up on it. To prevent foodborne illness, cutting or piercing parts of can openers shall be removable for cleaning and replacement. Facility must remove blade and properly clean and sanitize it. A follow-up inspection will be conducted regarding this violation on July 28 at approximately 11 a.m.; Violation: Non-food surfaces of equipment are dirty. A meat slicer was found to have food debris in the gap in the base of the unit, on the legs, cord, etc.
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