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Viodi View – 03/28/16

With the first shipments of the Oculus Rift going out today, will we soon see a new world of content? How will virtual reality shake up the content distribution business, if at all? Will VR only have niche applications or will it become a new way of life, just like the smart phone has become an appendage for many […]

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More or Less Competition from FCC’s Approved “Open” Set Top Box Proposal?

On Feb 18, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) narrowly approved a proposal by Chairman Tom Wheeler to let consumers swap their cable television boxes for cheaper devices and apps, a move that is intended to increase competition in the $20 billion set-top box market. The proposal passed on a 3-to-2 vote, with commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael […]