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Mobile Minutes: Sports programming; Apple Watch sales; Facebook live streaming; Social calendar

August 4, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 11.53.03 AMCutting the Cord: Sports slowly breaking through the pay-TV mold
Sports continues to be one of the biggest barriers to those looking to sever or trim their pay-TV cord. That’s because we are still a long way from true die-hards being able to go strictly with over-the-top (OTT) Net-delivered sports programming.
Read more on USA Today

Glimmers emerge on Apple Watch sales, and they’re not pretty
Apple has said very little about sales of its Apple Watch, but a few tidbits are beginning to emerge from suppliers. The latest nugget may have come from Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc., a company that crams the watch’s many chips and sensors into a compact case through a process called system-in-package, or SiP.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

Facebook debuts new live event stream at Lollapalooza
Facebook Inc. on Friday began testing a new feature that let users check in on live events from their couches at home. The company is offering a stream of content from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago to users anywhere in the U.S., an effort to compete with live social platforms like Snapchat Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

Need a reason to celebrate? Check online, where social media fills the calendar
Most Instagram users share their photos instantly. Leila Khan sometimes waits six weeks.
Read more on New York Times



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