Think of Philo just as you would television. The only difference is that instead of reaching for your remote, you’ll be heading to Philo.com. What pops up on your laptop is exactly what you’d see on your flat screen, whether NBC or HBO, streaming live. There’s no need for a TV tuner or other hardware peripheral; you can even DVR content with the click of a button. The only catch? You need to be a college student (at a school offering Philo, of course) with access to campus Internet. The campus confines serve as a walled garden, where only those with the appropriate .edu login can watch. “Kids aren’t using TVs anymore,” Ho says. “They want to be able to watch this stuff online on the devices they’re actually using.” … [Read more...] about Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?
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Vyskocil said that it would be nice if he received confirmation on that figure from Netflix, but he says that the data that Netflix releases in earnings reports has been consistent with FlixPatrol’s measurements. But even he admits there is room to expand in order to improve accuracy. The company has started tracking popularity lists on movie and TV databases such as IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes in order to bolster its research, and is venturing into measuring mentions on social media and Google Search. He also says that FlixPatrol is limited by the streaming companies themselves. Not all of them release subscriber numbers and their trending lists can be inconsistent. For example, he said that while Hulu was declaring Palm Springs a hit, the film wasn’t initially showing up on FlixPatrol’s most-popular list. … [Read more...] about Why Disney hasn’t shared how many people watched ‘Hamilton’
While this brave new world of effortless shopping may seem great for consumers, it might provoke a race to the bottom among retailers. Abraham disagrees. “We’re solving probably the biggest problem that exists for [small retailers], which is giving them exposure on the web and doing it in a way that doesn’t require a lot of technical investment on their part,” he says. The Milo team has been testing a plug-in to make it easy for small retailers to integrate their inventory into eBay search, which would put the local indie shoe store in the same league as mega-retailers like Foot Locker and Zappos. “It levels the playing field,” concurs Alanna Klein, owner of children’s clothing store Honeys & Heroes in Palo Alto. Like many small retailers, Klein, even in an affluent suburb, has been struggling to find new customers. She’s beta-testing Milo’s plug-in. “Now when someone’s searching for a specific piece of … [Read more...] about How Jack Abraham Is Reinventing EBay [Update]
But the process can also be used in larger single-family homes, and the company is now working on a material that could also be used in apartment buildings. “We’re actively developing a fiber-reinforced version of our material that already is showing preliminary structural properties similar to steel,” says Ruben. “We’re really excited for that to unlock the ability to move into multistory and multifamily, because we recognize to really address the housing affordability crisis in urban areas, it’s going to require density and that ability to get vertical.” … [Read more...] about These cute backyard houses are entirely 3D-printed
The inflation targeting regime served us well and it is important that RBI continue to emphasise that it will keep inflation within those bands. Occasionally, it may go outside because of some disruption but it should come back within the band in a reasonable time. That will give RBI more flexibility to do what it needs to do on the liquidity side like supporting various forms of lending, even government debt. I would not disrupt this by saying we should be targeting inflation or move to something else. It has actually served us quite well and lets recognise that rather than have a whole set of dialogues, which take us nowhere. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Raghuram Rajan warns against extending loan moratorium, recalls Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis