Top Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of December 9, 2013

13 Dec 2013

The countdown for Christmas is underway, but there’s still time to shop and become the holiday hero. This week, Scott Steinberg joined The Morning Blend to name his top tech gifts of the year, which included the latest Motorola-ARRIS SBG6782-AC Gateway as a perfect gift for the entire family.

Separately, Investor’s Business Daily wrote a follow-up piece on ARRIS, highlighting our growth throughout 2013, as well as projections for the coming year.

In other news, consumers’ shifting TV habits have been a major industry theme, and a study from Leichtman Research Group, shared by Home Media Magazine, found nearly half of American households own a DVR, up from 40% in 2010. Additionally, Advanced Television discussed a recent TDG report, which uncovered that TV Everywhere services in the U.S. have grown more than 30% over the last 6 months. Lastly, Light Reading highlighted statistics from ESPN illustrating the growth of content viewing on mobile devices, revealing users viewed more than 102 million minutes of video on smartphones and tablets.

What college football bowl game or other team will you be following on your device this season? Tell us in the comments below.

  1. Tech Picks in a Pinch (Dec. 11) By Scott Steinberg, The Morning Blend: Technology and Business Expert, Scott Steinberg, joins the Morning Blend live to show Molly and Tiffany all the cool tech gifts this holiday! Some tech gadgets can be expensive and unnecessary. Scott is going to show you how to find the perfect gift for anyone.
  2. Can Arris Group Pipe Profits To Investors? (Dec. 10) By Christina Wise, Investor’s Business Daily: As cable and telephone companies increasingly pipe programming to TVs over the internet rather than by more traditional means, companies like Arris Group are poised to benefit.
  3. Report: 47% of Homes Now Have a DVR (Dec. 10) By Chris Tribbey, Home Media Magazine: Nearly half (47%) of American households now have a DVR, up from 40% in 2010, and 23% in 2007, according to a new report.
  4. TDG: TV Everywhere up 30% (Dec. 12) By Editor, Advanced Television: According to TDG’s latest report, the availability of authenticated ‘TV Everywhere’ (TVE) services among US pay-TV subscribers has increased by more than 30 per cent in just the last six months.
  5. ESPN Reveals Surprising Mobile Stats (Dec. 6) By Mari Silbey, Light Reading: Revealing new statistics from ESPN counter the commonly-held belief that TV Everywhere is more about receiving TV on every screen than it is about getting access to content outside the home.
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