Savvy content publishers are celebrating the announcement of what may be a potentially lucrative revenue stream. Yesterday morning, net television provider Boxee wrote about its plans to launch an upcoming payment platform. Content partners will have a chance to offer pay-per-view and subscription media as one click purchases from the remote. For now, it’s natural that both Boxee and PayPal’s partnership with Philips for IPTV monetization focus on music and video content purchases as these are the materials that these mediums have traditionally yielded. However, we also know that there’s a world of possibilities for one-touch remote purchasing. As envisioned in this PayPal developer API promotion, web television can give rise to an entirely new shopping environment. Others may laugh at the idea of a luxury purchase made via TV, but when I saw this video at the PayPal X Conference, I was floored. My first thought concerned Oprah’s Book Club. Through the sheer popularity of Oprah Winfrey, every book featured in the Harpo Book Club is already a New York Times best seller. Now imagine what the sales would look like with one-touch purchasing. While PayPal and Boxee-based purchases are inevitable for the coming year, the future may also hold the possibility of direct-to-carrier phone purchases as more developers look to the iPhone and mobile handsets to act as TV remotes. Regardless of who owns the platform, startups may have much to gain from these new advances. In late December we asked the question – Will 2010 be the year of net tv shopping integration? With the recent Boxee announcement, the ability to monetize from the home entertainment center is becoming even more of a reality for those who simply couldn’t close deals in traditional television. If you’re planning on getting involved in IPTV monetization, let us the route you’re taking in the comments below. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups Related Posts
Two soldiers and a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant were killed in a gunfight at Pampore that started on November 2 evening and continued late in the night. Meanwhile, one militant was killed in Kupwara on November 3.A police spokesman said JeM’s Badar was killed at Samboora village of Pampore where a residential area was under cordoned off till November 2 night. “Badar was involved in a number of militant acts in south Kashmir,” police said. Sources said two more militants managed to escape from the encounter site “while opening indiscriminate fire at the security personnel”, which left two soldiers dead.The deceased soldiers were identified as Sepoy Suraj Singh Topal, 25, and Sigmn Kushwah Pradip Singh Brijkishor Singh, 22. The bodies were flown to their hometowns for last rites .In Pulwama, a shutdown was observed on November 3 after the encounter. There were sporadic clashes between security forces and protesters. Train service also remained suspended. Infiltration bid foiled, militant killedAn Army spokesman said one militant was killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by the soldiers Kupwara’s Machil Sector near the Line of Control (LoC) on November 3. “The weapon was also recovered from the militant’s body,” said Defence spokesman Lt. Colonel Rajesh Kalia. “The operation is on in the area.”
Haryana’s Ambala Lok Sabha constituency is set to witness a contest between former two-term MP Kumari Selja of the Congress and the incumbent, Rattan Lal Kataria of the BJP, for the third time since 2004.Ambala, a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency, has traditionally seen a direct contest between the Congress and the BJP or its earlier avatar, the Jana Sangh, since 1967. Aman Kumar Nagra of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1998 was the only non-Congress, non-BJP candidate to have won the seat.Currently a Rajya Sabha MP, Ms. Selja had defeated Mr. Kataria on both the earlier occasions in 2004 and 2009. This week, she kicked off her election campaign with a roadshow where she targeted her rival party for not fulfilling the promises made in 2014.At a party meeting in Panchkula, Ms. Selija, who is a member of the Congress Working Committee, hit out at the BJP accusing it of bringing to a standstill the development work started in the constituency by the previous Congress-led government. She also urged people to compare the development work carried out during her two previous stints as the Member of Parliament from Ambala. In 2014, Mr. Kataria had won the seat by defeating Raj Kumar Balmiki of the Congress after Ms. Selja opted to not contest the election.Development work The BJP MP, who had won the seat for the first time in 1999, is banking on the development work done by him in the constituency as well as the “good performance’’ of the NDA government at the Centre and BJP government in the State.Mr. Kataria, who on Friday filed his nomination, made it clear that he would focus on the achievements of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the welfare work done for farmers and the poor. “Also, the BJP in Haryana has worked on the principle of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’. The State government has given a transparent and graft-free governance,” he told reporters.Besides the Congress and the BJP, Rampal Balmiki of the Indian National Lok Dal, who has been a member of Yamunanagar Municipal Corporation for four terms, and Naresh Saran of the BSP-Loktantra Suraksha Party alliance are also in fray .All 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State will vote in the sixth phase on May 12.