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  • n. The windows of a building; fenestration.
  • n. The use of a graphical user interface divided into windows.


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  • Another issue that's frustrating to consumers but important to media companies' business models is a concept called windowing, in which companies limit the availability of content on certain platforms in order to best leverage sales.

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  • This technique is known as windowing (or window-of-interest readout), and dramatically expands the image-processing possibilities with these sensors.


  • Later in the day, Warner Bros. chief Barry Meyer, who runs the industry's biggest producer of content, gave a passionate call for a shift in the business, noting the idea of windowing content online as well as Time Warner's own TV Everywhere authentication initiative.

    B&C - Advertising News

  • No, he means "windowing" with a "D" e.g., they'll release the ebook version some time after they release the hardcover.

    Sunday Roundup

  • Great content is absolutely necessary for long-term sales, but you must also take charge of your "windowing" and finding the best combination of low-noise (relatively lower category competition), high-signal (the best call to action to your base with the highest response rates), along with optimal store traffic is the way to go.

    Tim Ferriss: Is The Second Book Always Harder Than The First?

  • Studios say that keeping control of their release schedules, a process known in Hollywood as "windowing," is key to their business plans.

    Hollywood Studios Seek Control

  • All Things D points out, however, that an exclusive deal with Epix wouldn't spare online viewers from Hollywood's stubborn "windowing" system, which forces rental availability to lag behind DVD and Blu-ray release dates.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • This brings up the full set of UI controls for that particular app and reveals the 'windowing' key in the top left-hand corner of the display.

    MEX - the strategy forum for mobile user experience

  • During my time with the N900 there were scenarios where its multi-tasking interaction flow and the 'windowing' task switcher screen worked well.

    MEX - the strategy forum for mobile user experience

  • Today's (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter indicated that Disney's upcoming Alice in Wonderland may be the first movie to get its "windowing" readjusted.

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  • Fenestration.

    April 4, 2011