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Comment Ads During Programs (Score 1) 242

They'll just overwrite the bottom of the screen with an ad played DURING the show. Networks are already doing this to advertise their other shows, and they'll just expand it to products now. Welcome to the CNN version of TV viewing, where the "crawls" shove the content you want to see into a teeny window in the upper right corner...

Comment What the new Xbox is _really_ for... (Score 1) 572

Haven't you got it yet? The new Xbox isn't about GAMES anymore, it's about selling people's eyes to advertisers. These consoles are being used more for displaying media, rather than games. The mandatory Kinect and internet connection are a means to tell advertisers how many butts are in seats, watching their ads.

Want to see what the future will be like? Watch "15 Million Merits" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Mirror_episodes

How about media that won't display unless your butt is in the seat, watching the ad?

The new Xbox will be one way to achieve that, EASILY.

Comment Re:Tech jobs (Score 1) 510

I've seen a FEW situations, where the company had a US based team to correct errors made overseas. But mostly, as long as CEOs and upper management can jack up their bonuses and pay, then bail out just before the results of outsourcing crashes their company, they simply do not care. Mangement is no longer in "for the long haul"... it's now "get mine quick and get out".

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