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dlr5288
dlr5288
7/31/2016 8:49:37 PM
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Re: Connected Devices
Very good points!

I agree, consumers don't want to be stuck using landlines and things like that. They need things quick and easy and want as much compacted in one device as possible.

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freehe
freehe
7/31/2016 9:11:13 AM
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Connected Devices
With the constant push of advertisers for consumers to purchase wearable gadgets to streamline their lives by reducing the number of devices needed, these statistics are not surprising.

I suspect in the next five years the statistics for all areas will decrease excluding smartphones and tablets/laptops. Smartphones in the future will be used for most services that consumers perform today with multiple devices.

Consumers want to use services anytime anywhere and do not want to be forced to sit in one location just to view a service such as cable TV or regular TV. Consumers no longer want to be stuck with landline phones, wires and cords.

However, this will greatly increase the need for more broadband infrastructure.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/30/2016 8:56:00 PM
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Re: Averages
I feel like it will definitely affect it. In what ways, I don't know. It's so weird that a lot of places still don't have high speed internet. You would think by now if not all at least most places would.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 6:00:32 PM
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Re: Averages
Access to reliable high speed Internet is still a challenge in many areas. It will be interesting to see how this affects the industry as a whole (if that's possible).

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
6/30/2016 5:56:21 PM
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Re: Averages
CBSN is a noble effort--but what Pluto is doing is even more fascinating with some of the varities available--it is indeed dependent upon the bandwith--as such quite fascinting ot be witness to.

 

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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 5:53:09 PM
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Re: Averages
I didn't know about CBSN. I guess that's a good option for those who have trouble getting a decent over the air signal, but have reliable high speed Internet.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
6/16/2016 11:17:05 PM
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Re: Averages
The impact has been huge--look at for instance what CBS is doing with CBSN--it is able to at any moment to broadcast from anywhere at anytime...for free!!!   if you want unlimited streaming, you can get it for like $ 10/month...that's why I am saying the value is decreasing...and we all know about Amazon Prime with all that it is doing--and all that it still can do simply because of the amount of revenue prime customers (estimated at 62 Million) are doing.

Fascinating times.....

 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/15/2016 6:25:35 PM
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Re: Averages
> "how people are able to make money these days..."

Indeed. The future of work will be very interesting. Star Trek's abundance economy might not be too far off? If we can just figure out how to generate controlled nuclear fusion... we'll be all set for the next few centuries. :P

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vnewman
vnewman
6/15/2016 5:16:42 PM
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Re: Averages
@mhhf1ve - It's a strange new world, isn't it?  I wish my great-grandparents were around to see this - they would be astounded how people are able to make money these days, when all they had at their disposal was hard-work and intestinal fortitude. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/15/2016 5:14:59 PM
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Re: Averages
> "Look at the "stars" that have evolved on YouTube et. al.."

Yes, that said.. I also recognize that the old-school media system that created broadcast sitcoms and mass-market blockbuster movies... is having a difficult time producing the same kind of "hits" as they did in, say, the 1980s-90s. The media market is now highly fragmented and audiences aren't in a single place much anymore -- except maybe around the SuperBowl still? I'm not sure what the benchmark is nowadays for a "huge" media event..... 

And that's why content seems to be "devalued" now -- because it's harder to find a time-synched mass audience than it used to be. If we landed another man on the moon now, the audience who would watch it would be relatively miniscule, compared to the households that watched in 1969.... (And that's why State of the Union addresses are on YouTube now.. no one watches broadcast TV anymore.)

I really wonder how much of a impact the digital transition had on broadcast TV... People who used to be able to watch a fuzzy broadcast channel using rabbit ear antennas just get a solid blue screen or a incomprehensible video stream filled with flickering digital artifacts and choppy audio. Digital broadcast TV is okay for some fraction of the audience, but I think a significant part of the market must have switched to cableTV or OTT video by now.

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