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Verizon Device to Monitor TV Viewers, Tailor Ads

Verizon is developing a new product that would decide what TV advertisements to show particular viewers, based on their past viewing behavior. The new system could even select commercials by taking into account everything about you, right down to ... your mood. Although the company originally filed the patent application in May 2011, only recently has that application gone public. Other firms can now object if they believe the technology described isn't original. According to the application, one of the limits of television advertising is that it doesn't take into account what the viewer is doing ... (view more)

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Bypass TV Ads? Microsoft Wants You To Pay

Microsoft is pursuing a new patent that could lead to television viewers paying subscription fees, based on what and how they choose to watch. Under Microsoft's new system, called "Control-Based Content Pricing", the whole TV sponsorship model could ... see a major overhaul. The technology could conceivably turn available television channel selections into an "a la carte menu". The theory behind Control-Based Content Pricing could lead to highly targeted advertising and media content (TV programs) designed specifically for the individual viewer. Watch What You Want, Pay For What You Watch To ... (view more)

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'Clean Up Your Context Menu', and 'Cache Viewers'

Clean Up Your Context Menu One of the most irritating things about Windows is the context menu clutter that you have to deal with once you install a bunch of applications. It seems like every application is fighting for a piece of your context menu, ... and it's not like you even use half of them. This article explains where these menu items are hiding in your registry and how to disable them. Cache Viewers CacheView is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Google Chrome Web browser and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. http://www. ... (view more)

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CBS to Webcast Evening News with Katie Couric

CBS has announced that it will begin streaming a live Webcast of Katie Couric's new gig, the "Evening News" when the program makes its official debut on September 5, 2006. This news piggybacks on CBS's recent announcement that it will offer Webcasts ... of several of its popular primetime programs including: "CSI," "NCIS," "Survivor," "Jericho," and "Numbers." The online portion of the simulcast will be made available to Web users for free and will be supported by advertisements. After airing, Viewers will also be able to access the "Evening News" will be available as a whole on an on-demand ... (view more)

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