Archive: July, 2012
Philadelphia Eagles players will be literally flying off game tickets this season, via a just-announced augmented reality option on the Eagles Mobile app.
Developed by Aurasma, the "virtual browser" innovator also behind the Philadelphia Inquirer's AR-enhanced Barnes Museum special section, the Eagles rendering should be super easy to activate and enjoy.
Fans need only to call up the Eagles Mobile app on a smartphone, click on "fan zone" and then "augmented reality." Now point the smartphone camera at the face of your Eagles game ticket. That will trigger a series of videos - game highlights and analysis, previews plus messages to fans from Eagles players.
Comcast is selling its share in A&E Networks to raise cash for other acquisitions, reported the New York Post today.
The other big media money news of the week - Microsoft's $6.2 billion write-off for its poor performing internet services division weighted down by the Bing search engine.
The A&E Television Networks group includes the History Channel, Lifetime and A&E. Thanks to a recent run-up in value sparked by high rated shows like A&E's "Storage Wars" and History Channel's "Hatfields & McCoys," Comcast expects to get a fat $2.8 billion for its 15 percent stake, to be bought and split evenly by majority stockholders Hearst and Disney-ABC.