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Apple, Blu-ray, the Future of Digital Downloads

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 10:50 am | The Diffusion Group

When it comes to Blu-ray, few know for certain of Apple's direction (a fact which fuels the number of Blu-ray-related insider leaks and ambiguous public statements). I recall one such disclosure in Q4 2007, a time when the HD-DVD/Blu-ray war in full ... More >>

Are Green Leanings toward Apple Eco-Logical?

Friday, 10 October 2008, 1:25 pm | The Diffusion Group

According to new research from TDG, when asked which consumer technology brand they considered to be the most environmentally friendly, Apple topped the list. Almost one-third of adult Internet users selected Apple, compared with Dell at 21% and HP ... More >>

Thoughts on Netflix's Expanding Video Part 2

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 12:13 am | The Diffusion Group

Thoughts on Netflix's Expanding OTT Streaming Video Service, Part 2 Internet Hounds at the PayTV Doors More >>

Ah, Amsterdam...Fuzzy Memories on 2008 IBC

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 11:22 am | The Diffusion Group

Once again, Amsterdam was the focus of the European media technology world last weekend with vendors, operators, and content providers crowding the 12 halls of exhibitors at IBC 2008. There were many new announcements from the hundreds of companies represented ... More >>

Future Bleak for User-Generated Digital Video Ads

Friday, 11 July 2008, 11:35 am | The Diffusion Group

User-Generated Video (UGV) will continue to account for close to half of total online video streams between 2008 and 2013, but disappointingly will produce no more than 4% of ad-related online video revenue at any time during this period. According TDG’s ... More >>

Mixed Messages from Time Warner Cable

Friday, 20 June 2008, 11:51 am | The Diffusion Group

Time Warner Cable has recently announced two moves which could have a dramatic effect on the nascent world of broadband video. The first, announced at the beginning of this month, involves trialling metered Internet usage in Beaumont, Texas.[1] The ... More >>

Global Home Server Market Poised for Rapid Growth

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:48 am | The Diffusion Group

According to new research from TDG, a leading analytics and advisory firm focused on emerging consumer technologies, global diffusion of Home Servers will grow from 1.2 million in 2008 to more than 90 million by 2015. More >>

Home Networks Diffusion to Top 1 Billion by 2030

Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 10:40 am | The Diffusion Group

New Report from The Diffusion Group Assesses Global Trends Driving Home Networking, Quantifies Regional Variation in Deployments and Connected Devices More >>

Rapid Demise of HD DVD, Embarrassed Analysts

Friday, 22 February 2008, 10:17 am | The Diffusion Group

Unless you've been hiding under a rock the past few days, you are aware that Toshiba will "no longer develop, manufacture, and market HD DVD players and recorders," a move which formally brings an end to the high-def DVD format war. The rationale? ... More >>

The Missing Piece at CES, Redux

Friday, 15 February 2008, 10:04 am | The Diffusion Group

After the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show, I wrote a TDG Opinion regarding the management, or lack thereof, of networked devices in the home. I pointed out the profusion of connected, multifunction devices which seemed to be bringing more (not less) complexity ... More >>

Online Movie Services Continue to Languish

Friday, 8 February 2008, 9:58 am | The Diffusion Group

The Diffusion Group, the nation’s leading broadband media consultancy, today released its latest report on web-based video services. Attributes of a Successful Online Movie Download Service - What the Consumer Wants provides a detailed analysis of ... More >>

Apple: A Quick Take on Take 2

Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 11:52 am | The Diffusion Group

At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple today announced two updates to its digital video strategy. First, iTunes will now feature movie rentals as opposed to just download-to-own videos. iTunes’ users will be able to rent library titles for $2.99 or new releases ... More >>

Apple TV - So When Exactly is Showtime?

Friday, 4 January 2008, 12:00 am | The Diffusion Group

Much has been made about how poorly Apple TV has performed. Though the Company has yet to release specific numbers, consensus suggests sales have been disappointing (by Apple's high standards, it must seem a letdown). Not that the spin machine isn't ... More >>

Place Shifting to be Free and Embedded

Friday, 14 December 2007, 1:35 pm | The Diffusion Group

Place Shifting to be Free and Embedded, Dedicated Hardware Models to Fail New Report from TDG Offers Unique Insights into the Emerging Business of Place-Shifting More >>

HDTV Intenders to Impact High-Def DVD Battle

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 10:34 am | The Diffusion Group

TDG Press Release HDTV Intenders to Significantly Impact High-Def DVD Battle TDG’s Latest Research Suggests HD DVD May Benefit from Pull of Mainstream HDTV Buyers Download this TDG Press Release as a PDF More >>

Physicians' Smartphone Use: Developer Opportunity

Friday, 28 September 2007, 10:06 am | The Diffusion Group

Smartphones are rapidly emerging as the “black bag” of the new millennium, according to a new report issued by The Diffusion Group. The percentage of active physicians using Internet-enabled smartphones is expected to increase from 49% in 2006 to 70% ... More >>

MTV/Rhapsody Deal Confirms It: The iPod is Doomed

Thursday, 13 September 2007, 11:12 am | The Diffusion Group

Last month, MTV and Real Networks announced a new music service partnership, Rhapsody America. By combining MTV's substantial media presence with Real's Rhapsody digital music service technology, the companies hope to compete with the iPod/iTunes combo ... More >>

The Format Wars are Over... Well, Maybe Not

Friday, 3 August 2007, 11:16 am | The Diffusion Group

During the recent Electronics Merchants Association Home Media Expo 2007 in Las Vegas, I participated in a panel hosted by the HD DVD Promotional Group. Sure, the panel was assembled to tout the virtues and benefits of HD DVD over its format competitor, ... More >>

Quality! Who Cares? Give Me Choice.

Friday, 27 July 2007, 10:28 am | The Diffusion Group

Despite this momentum, there remains a sizeable group of naysayers, many of which continue to be concerned about the quality of Internet video... However, rather than plunge into a debate on the quality of Internet service capabilities or current codec ... More >>

Brick & Mortar Video Rental Continues to Give Way

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 10:14 am | The Diffusion Group

According to new research from The Diffusion Group, the dominance of local video rental stores continues to give way to alterative sources such as direct-mail, video-on-demand, or pay-per-view. More >>