Perhaps a better title for this article would be “TiVo BOLT – For People
Who Love to Be Informed, Enlightened and Entertained by Watching Free
Over-the-Air Television or IP-Delivered Traditional Television Content
Through a Set-Top Box Rented from a Cable, Satellite or Telco, but Hate the
Commercial Advertisements that Subsidize the Content.” No matter how you
spin this, the TiVo BOLT is a referendum on the state of the commercial
television business. After all, you don’t really hate TV; you really hate
TV commercials. You probably also hate the experience of trying to get all of
your content to play on your big-screen TV. This is all about to change.
TiVo’s latest device, the TiVo BOLT, unifies all your TV channels,
streaming content and web videos in one place. No more wondering which input
is for Apple TV or your video player or Chromecast or which button to press... (more)
Big security vendors have been pushing the same technology for over 25 years.
Yet every day these technologies are proven to be ineffective and easily
breached. If you’re in charge of security at your company and you’re
using anti-virus and tokens and you think you’re safe, this is your wake-up
Week after week of reported security breaches should be forcing businesses to
re-evaluate the methods they use to prevent these now routine occurrences.
Most recently, a team of scientists produced a report explaining how they
extracted a key from an RSA token in just 13 minutes, ex... (more)
Social check-in king Foursquare has finally given in to the temptation of
paid advertising, now allowing merchants to incorporate promotions into their
check-in pages through Promoted Updates.
The new pilot program is essentially the paid version of Foursquare’s Local
Updates, which the company launched last week to bring news from your
most-frequented locations directly to the app.
“This is the first time ever that we’re allowing businesses to pay to
promote their business in Foursquare,” product manager Noah Weiss told
VentureBeat, calling it “a very exciting milestone” for the... (more)
Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware
For the past few months, I’ve done something which is dorky even by my own
dorky standards: I’ve often gone out in public with two wearable devices on
One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it’s Motorola’s
The other has usually been Jawbone’s Up 24 fitness band.
Here’s why: Overall, the Up app, which works only with Jawbone’s
hardware, is the richest, cleverest one I’ve found for counting steps,
monitoring sleep, and logging information about what I eat.
But the slinky little Up band ... (more)
Facebook announced new plans allowing major brands to pay for premium ads.
Companies can begin placing featured content in your news feed, news ticker
and logout screen.
Facebook promises you should only see about one promoted ad per day. Read the
full article at LATimes.com