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Microsoft's free Xbox SmartGlass app turns your mobile device into an Xbox console remote. When you start a game, movie or TV show, SmartGlass automatically retrieves additional content, such as movie trivia and photo galleries. It's a prime example of the burgeoning second screen phenomenon where TV viewers watch the big screen with a smaller screen (e.g., phone or tablet) by their side. SmartGlass's current capabilities are limited, but like similar apps from pay-TV providers such as Verizon FiOS, Xfinity and Time Warner Cable, it promises to drive a stake through the heart of the notoriously hard-to-use TV remote.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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