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They dont care. Because, by and large, especially when it comes to the ever-morphing runaway train nature of Twitter conversations, any conversation positive or negative is valuable conversation. Its all good, just as long as the tweets, positive or negative, keep flowing. So, even if users hate TV-focused Twitter advertising, as long as theyre generating thousands of (measurable) tweets about it, everybody (measuring) those tweets is going to be happy. As WIRED points out in their article, essentially all Twitter traffic, positive or negative, falls under the more the better. Especially while sentiment scoring is still in its inaccurate infancy: Some say any press is good press, and perhaps all tweets are good tweets. Even if everyones talking about how terrible or WTF a show is, if the volume is high enough it might cause people to tune in just to see what all the fuss is about. Itll be especially interesting to see how this plays out in the new arrangement between Twitter and Comcast. Based on the screenshot examples released by the cable provider, it appears the Twitter cards will at least initially be attached to tweets from the official show Twitter feeds, but if/when the cards are attached to random users tweets, you might see an update that reads Tonights #GreysAnatomy was the worst ever! followed by a card asking if youd like to watch it now. In a blog post announcing the gambit, Comcast Cables head of business development Sam Schwartz used the example of seeing friends tweeting aboutSharknado, which got a lot of tweets even if many ray j and kim kardashian video of them were mocking (or at least ironic). If I had only seen an ad about a sharks-meet-a-natural-disaster movie, frankly, there would be little chance that I would tune in, Schwartz said. <br>Source:

"Not for an nth of a second," Reed replies. As to his legacy, "I don't know that I've made an individual contribution, I was part of a group that along with Warhol may have given a little nudge to multimedia, perhaps. Maybe the subject matter that could be written about in rock." Most interesting are his memories of his college years and youthful ambitions (including, ironically, journalism). And he imitates Marlon Brando. The Velvet Underground is the whole subject of the terrific U.K. documentary below, a 1986 edition of ITV's "The South Bank Show." Reed and former bandmates John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker all are interviewed, along with brief fellow traveler Nico, who sings a bit of "Femme Fatale." You get a lot of the snippets mentioned above, plus footage from a Reed-Cale-Nico reunion in Paris, 1972. Film was the medium at the Factory. <br>Source:,0,4789816.story

Analysts believe thatVerizon Wireless subscribers will be able to stream over LTE or 3G, though the company hasn't confirmed that. See the 13 TV Shows You Can't Miss This Fall TheTV Go update comes at a time when cable operators continue to lose subscribers at an increasingly rapid rate. Yes, the vast majority of Americans still pay for cable, but the number of U.S. households that cut the cord in 2007 numbered 2 million, and by 2013, that number has risen to 5 million largely due to internet-based video services. Afterall, when you can easily plug an Xbox or Apple TV into your tube and subscribe to everything Hulu and Netflix have to offer for less than $20 a month, how can Comcast up-sell you on premium cable? <br>Source:

Caity Lotz joins 'Arrow' as Canary Wednesday. (Photo: Jack Rowand, CW) SHARE 4 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Arrow | CW, 8 ET/PT Here's a super-pairing comic book fans have long anticipated. kim kardashian full video Tonight, Green Arrow finally meets Black Canary (Caity Lotz) or, as the characters are called in this CW version, "Arrow" and "Canary." Apparently, pithiness is an Arrow virtue, though it's not entirely clear whether the color-blind name-shortening is part of the series' reinvention of the characters or more proof of CW's belief that its audience has a very short attention span. CRITIC'S CORNER CHAT: Read the latest transcript, tweet early questions to @BiancoRobert using hashtag #AskBianco Back in the Game | ABC, 8:30 ET/PT Game becomes the latest series to celebrate Halloween, as Danny and his teammates decide to go trick-or-treating on their own, without parental help. Game has done a fine job so far of fleshing out its three main characters a core family that's turning out to be a good blue-collar match for the ABC show's lead-in, The Middle. What this promising sitcom needs to do now is start converting the other kids on the team from one-note jokes into actual characters. Perhaps tonight is where this improving series starts that transformation. <br>Source:

Markets close in 1 hr 47 mins Breaking News Fed Holds Steady: No Changes to Rates, QE Synacor's Michael Bishara to Participate in TV Everywhere Panel at Inaugural NYC Television Week, October 28-30, New York City Press Release: Synacor 7 hours ago 2.38 -0.01 BUFFALO, N.Y. and NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor Inc. ( SYNC ), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across this website multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced its SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Making TV Everywhere a Reality" panel at NYC Television Week at 11:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 30, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara, largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO and now Synacor's award-winning, next-gen TV and TV Everywhere offerings, will participate in a discussion around the evolution of TV Everywhere and how major players are tackling issues like user experience and authentication. <br>Source:

The new ratings will collect data on people who watch their sitcoms, dramas and crime procedurals on computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Nielsen first announced it was testing programs to track streaming viewers in April. In mid-November, it will release a software development kit that clients can use to figure out who's tuning in online. Nielsen ratings are used to figure out how many people are watching a show and the demographics of the overall audience. Networks use those numbers to determine how much to charge for ads and even to help make scheduling decisions, such as canceling shows that pull in dismal numbers. Television sets are still the primary way people watch TV, but online viewers are growing fast. They stream shows to non-TV screens, such as computers, tablets and smartphones. <br>Source:

The move would end Intel's two-year effort to build a set-top box through which customers could stream TV shows, on-demand content, live events and other services into their televisions and other devices via the Internet. The goal was to enable users to order and pay for whatever shows they wanted, without having to pay for content and channels they didn't want, according to Intel officials. The move would put Intel into competition with the likes of established cable and satellite media companies Dish, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable. In addition, other tech vendorsincluding Google, Apple and Sonyalso reportedly have considered an Internet TV service. Company executives earlier in 2013 said the goal was to have the service up and running by the end of the year. <br>Source:

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