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by Todd Spangler, NY Digital Editor, VARIETY

Originally posted on Variety:

Hollywood is delivering more movies and TV shows via legal digital outlets than ever, although most titles are available for purchase or rental rather than subscription VOD.

As of December 2013, 94% of 808 top films analyzed were legally available in the U.S. through online video-on-demand services, according to a new study by KPMG. The study also found that 85% of 724 of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows were available to American consumers through online video services.

The study indicates that, although piracy continues to flourish, studios and networks are making their content available to consumers in many different ways. “The fact of the matter is, the content is largely available,” said Sanjaya Krishna, principal of KPMG’s Media and Telecommunications practice in the U.S.

KPMG conducted research for the report between October 2013 and December 2013, with research on the availability of independent film titles conducted in March 2014. The firm selected the sample of 808 films…

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As seen in the Digital Daily Dozen:

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history. More than 40% of the world’s people are already online, with the number of Internet users rising to 2.9 billion by the end of this year. http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2014.pdf

Drones Close to Home and Abroad.

From Ithaca Now:

227th birthday of the United States’ Constitution was just the other week. To celebrate, Ithaca College hosted a discussion with a Cornell law Professor about the constitutionality of our military’s use of drones. The commercial use of this technology is also a hot debate. AJ Gropo and Jake Siegel have the story.

Thursday, September 25 at 12:05pm to 1:10am

Gannett Center, Main Floor near Reference

What do Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Bluest Eye, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kite Runner, and Lord of the Flies have in common?   These books have all been banned and/or challenged.bannedBooksWeek

The Ithaca College Community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out on Thursday, September 25th from 12:05 to 1:10 pm in the Ithaca College Library.  The Library will have a video recording booth set up on the main floor, right as you walk in. We’ll edit together all the readers into a short film to be posted on the Library’s website and YouTube channel.  Bring along your favorite banned selection — 3 minutes of material is perfect. We’d love to know why you chose your selection and how it impacts you.  Choose any material from banned books to suppressed media articles to foreign screenplays.  If you’d like to participate, but don’t have a selection in mind,  the Library will have some of our favorite banned materials available.  For ideas about choosing a banned item to read or if you’re interested in learning more about Banned Books Week, check out the Library’s Banned and Censored Media page 

Visit the Events Calendar page and spread the word: http://events.ithaca.edu/event/speak_out_celebrate_the_freedom_to_read_during_banned_books_week_september_21_-_27#.VBGw_y5dVEd

 

Harvard Business Review:

by Angelia Herrin, HBR Blog Network:

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

When you’re swamped with your own work, how can you make time to coach your employees—and do it well?

It’s a common problem. But if you don’t build your people’s own skills and capabilities, they’ll come to you for answers instead of finding their own solutions. Hand-holding kills productivity and creativity, and you can’t sustain it. In the long run, it eats up a lot more time and energy than investing in people’s development.

So you really must coach to be an effective manager. You’ll need to work with each person to agree on their goals for growth, motivate them to achieve their goals, support their efforts, and measure their progress.

In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Ed Batista, experienced executive coach and co-author of the HBR Guide to Coaching Your Employees, shares insights from this Guide and from his extensive coaching experience. Batista describes how you…

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