Media coverage this week continues to focus on executive changes in the tech industry; at Motorola, we announced that Christy Wyatt, one of the Most Influential Women in Wireless, will shift away from software and focus more on enterprise. In other news, on Wednesday Amazon introduced the highly anticipated Kindle Fire. This new device shook up the tablet world, but what does it mean for pay TV? Cable MSOs and distributors have yet to partner with Amazon, but will they look to deliver multiplatform content on the Kindle Fire? Let us know what you think.
The GigaOM Mobilize 2011 Conference also took place this week with some of the industry’s top execs sharing their insights on cable and the home; Qualcomm President Craig Barratt anticipates that the connected home is closer than ever. GigaOM’s Ryan Lawler also hints at potential unbundled TV programming packages on the horizon. This “a la carte” system would allow people to individually pick and pay for specific channels. What channels would you subscribe to and which channels would you ditch?
1. Motorola moves software exec Christy Wyatt to enterprise role (Sept. 26) – By Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless
2. Amazon shakes up pay TV business with $199 Kindle Fire tablet (Sept. 28) – By Steve Donohue, FierceCable
3. Get ready for the great cable unbundling (Sept. 27) – By Ryan Lawler, NewTeeVee
4. The connected home is closer than ever (Sept. 27) – By Colleen Taylor, GigaOM
5. TV Industry Ups Ante to Lure Jaded TV Viewers (Sept. 26) – By Brian Stetler, The New York Times