Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ScanBuy selling client data....

I wonder if ScanBuy customers are told in advance that their data is being 'sold' by ScanBuy from qr codes that they've created......
....or worse if users scanning ScanBuy generated codes are told data is being collected about them.
As a QR code user cant know in advance who generated the code......its a black eye for the whole industry........but then again I'd expect nothing less from ScamBuy.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Image recognition......

Clickable Paper Mobile App
Ever opened a door without a doorknob? how would you recognize its a door and not a wall?

Image recognition is not new, the issues are these;
1/ Identification is still required so there must be some kind of “object to say hey….i’m a door”
2/ Image recognition by default is a single server first point of lookup ….and has all the issues related with this.
3/ Single vendor is the biggest issue – its real simple…single vendor sucks. Unless there is some way to enable a image recognition app to work with multiple back end databases….this is dead on arrival.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Amazon scores exclusive to stream CBS’s new ‘Extant’ series
Amazon, continuing to make exclusive content deals with CBS, today announced it will stream CBS’s new Sci-fi series "Extant" four days after it's broadcast on television. The deal is a follow up to the success the two companies enjoyed with the CBS summer hit “Under the Dome.” 
The deal will allow Amazon to deliver episodes to subscribers of its Instant Video program on all compatible devices; the episodes also will be available for purchase and download exclusively on Amazon Instant Video.
The series stars Halle Berry as an astronaut who comes home after spending a year alone in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son. It’s slated to start airing in June.

Making profitability out of the long tail....or cheapening the brand? Whats your thoughts?

Of course without knowing the dollars and cents involved in the deal we'll never really be able to say for sure but curious what your thoughts are about how this will work in the long run? (and do any of the affiliates get to see any of the money....?)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Aereo raises $34m in Series C round

It doesn't matter if it is for expansion...or legal bills....or a combination of both. It still needs to get paid back and offset against revenue.
My point being is are there enough people willing to pay $8 a month for mobile viewing of content I can get for free or if interested in just place shifting....aren't smart enough to buy a TiVo.

I really don't believe that Aereo is the "next wave" of anything because as soon as they start trying to buy additional content...the content owners will start charging them cable provider fees which turns Aereo into "yet another cable provider".