Mobile Minutes: Hulu, real-time bidding, Samsung, hotel booking
By Staff reports
October 25, 2013
Hulu makes some mobile video free, but no full episodes
Hulu, the streaming site owned by three of the big four broadcast networks, will let anyone watch video on mobile devices now. But don't look forward to catching up on the latest full episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on your iPhone unless your willing to pony up, per CNet.
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Why real-time bidding is going to completely change the equation for mobile advertising
Real-time bidding is to digital advertising what high-frequency trading is to Wall Street. Computerized, algorithm-driven trading allows for the quick buying of ad impressions according to pre-set parameters. Desktop programmatic buying of display is already hugely popular. The coming impact on mobile stands to be even more significant, according to Business Insider.
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Samsung patents design of smartphone-connected "sports glasses"
If you hadn't noticed already, several companies believe there's a market for smart spectacles that do more than your standard head-mounted display. Microsoft is allegedly revisiting the idea, and now a design patent recently approved in South Korea indicates Samsung may have other wearable aspirations (shocker) beyond its relatively new Gear smartwatch, Engadget reports.
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No reservations: Apps cater to rise in last-minute hotel booking
As cell phones have become an increasingly ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives, they've had the effect of unleashing a kind of epidemic of spontaneity. As a result, many of us have become exceptionally bad at planning, preferring to set vague parameters for meetings and work out the finer details later. Lately, our last-minute mania has started to shape how we make hotel reservations, per CNN.
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