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Apple is no longer the dominant player when it comes to the US online movie business. According to a new report by market research firm IHS iSuppli, Netflix was crowned the new king in 2011 after a meteoric rise in popularity throughout 2010. The firm credits Netflix's success with its focus on TV-like subscriptions, which it sees as superior to the company's DVD mail service or iTunes' more traditional video on demand (VOD) model. According to IHS' numbers, Netflix's share of the online movie market jumped from a mere 0.5 percent in 2010 to 44 percent in 2011. Comparatively, Apple fell from 60.8 percent in 2010 to just 32.3 percent in 2011. The number three player, Microsoft, also fell between 2010 and 2011—from 16.7 percent to 7.6 percent. The only other company in the IHS ranking that grew year over year was Vudu (owned by Walmart), which went from 2.7 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2011. The market itself expanded during that time—in fact, it more than doubled … [Read more...] about Netflix dethrones iTunes as king of online movie business
A US-India business council, a digital rights group, technology companies and a telecom industry body have questioned the telecom regulator’s attempt to regulate cloud service providers (CSPs), with some arguing the authority doesn’t have the jurisdiction to do so while others saying that the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware were already under the watch of the IT ministry. In its response to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) consultation paper on cloud services, the US India Business Council (USIBC) said there’s more than sufficient regulation of cloud services in the industry and Indian CSPs should not be subject to new regulation. “Contrary to widespread misconception, CSPs in India do not exist in a legal vacuum, and are amply governed by various regulations including MeitY’s IT Act and MeghRaj, Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) TSP (telecom service providers) and OSP (other service providers) … [Read more...] about US body, COAI, others, question Trai’s attempt to regulate cloud service providers
Advertisement SimCity is one of the original city building games. Although Cities: Skylines now holds the city building and management crown, SimCity holds a place in the hearts of many would-be city planners. And with good reason.However, if you don’t have the time to play SimCity or Cities: Skylines, why not try a browser-based city building alternative? Online city building games may not have the same depth as SimCity, but they’re great fun nonetheless.Here are the best online city building games that run in your web browser.1. Toy Box MetropolisToy Box Metropolis is a 10-turn city builder with a difference: it’s set on a child’s bedroom floor. Your city doesn’t grow organically. Instead of placing zones and letting residents and businesses flood into your city, Toy Box Metropolis assigns you several placeable elements for each turn.For example, you can select the Building option, which in turn lets you choose various city buildings such as a house, … [Read more...] about The Best Free Online City Building Games Like SimCity
Advertisement Apple didn’t only launch three smartphones Apple Announces iPhone X & iPhone 8: Everything You Need to Know Apple Announces iPhone X & iPhone 8: Everything You Need to Know What's so special about the iPhone X? Can you really justify the $999 price tag, or is the refined iPhone 8 a better buy? Read More this week, it also introduced a refreshed Apple Watch in the form of the Series 3. The addition of a new cellular chip means the Watch can operate independently of your iPhone for the first time ever.The new Series 3 might not be the first example of an LTE smartwatch, but Apple is in a strong position since it currently produces world’s most successful wearable. Earlier this year the company regained the majority market share from FitBit, despite the device’s premium price point and dependence on an iPhone Apple Watch Series 2 Review Apple Watch Series 2 Review It's Apple's busiest time of year. Not only have we had a brand new … [Read more...] about What’s New in the Apple Watch Series 3 and Should You Upgrade?