Daily Archives: November 23rd, 2011

Consumers More Connected to TV Sets Than Ever

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – American consumers continue to expand the number of devices and platforms they use to view TV shows and movies, yet report no significant change in the total time they spend watching on the traditional TV set. An annual study of consumer video consumption habits conducted by Frank N. [...]

Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf

REDMOND, Wash., and SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. has announced the acquisition of California-based video discovery technology company VideoSurf Inc. Founded in 2006, VideoSurf offers a back-end computer vision technology that “sees” frames inside videos to make discovering content fast, easy and accurate. Over time, Microsoft will integrate this technology [...]

Call of Duty® Elite Reaches One Million Members

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that it has sold one million premium memberships of Call of Duty® Elite after six days.  By comparison, the premium subscription services of Netflix, Hulu Plus, Sirius XM and Xbox® LIVE®, each [...]