By John Gruber
Sky Guide brings the beauty of the stars down to Earth.
R. Lawler, writing a few weeks ago for Engadget:
Issuing its first public earnings report earlier today, [Vizio] revealed that in the first three months of 2021, profits from its Platform+ business — the part that sells viewer data and advertising space via the SmartCast platform — were $38.4 million. […] Its device business (the part that sells TVs, sound bars and the like) had a gross profit of $48.2 million in the same period, up from $32.5 million last year. While the hardware business has significantly more revenue, profits from data and advertising spiked 152 percent from last year, and are quickly catching up.
Vizio is a television company with a data collection operation on the side, but is slowly becoming a data collection company with a television operation.
Is there a single privacy-respecting streaming platform other than Apple TV?
Is there a brand of TV that you can safely allow to connect to the internet?
★ Thursday, 27 May 2021