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Akamai (AKAM) is working on a solution that can detect the TV content a user is watching and...

Akamai (AKAM) is working on a solution that can detect the TV content a user is watching and then stream related material to a mobile device in real-time. Consider it one more way the CDN owner is trying to grow its reliance on differentiated, high-margin services, and thus become less dependent on commodity media delivery services. In October, Akamai launched Aqua Ion, a service that optimizes content based on device, application, and connection type. (also)
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  • I don't know ANYONE who is not enraged at the recent acceleration in targeted TV advertising, much of which is illegal at this point.

     

    The cable ISPs supposedly provide opt-out alternatives for customers - but they have been ignoring the opt-outs in an egregious fashion, against regulations of the FCC.

     

    I have been told there are numerous complaints and some new lawsuits working their way through the system.

     

    Internet opt-outs work at least not badly at this point - with the exception of Yahoo, which still cheats and cheats and cheats. But television targeting is way more intrusive. Nobody like it.
    22 Jan 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
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