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More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

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NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky that offers customers subscription-based access to Sky Movies, is now available on Roku streaming players. More specifically, NOW TV is available from today on Roku LT and Roku 2 XS boxes, which are both available in the UK for £49.99 and...
More choice in the UK: Sky's NOW TV movie subscription service lands on Roku devices

Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

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Groupon has had a rough quarter. A rough year, even. No clear road to profitability, a disastrous accounting mistake, that beer-swilling meeting. The stupid Earth Day email. The company has become a punch line and cautionary tale. Even the Daily Deals summit–an event created for an industry created by Groupon–was...
Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?
Save the universe date: Halo 4 to launch on November 6

Game on: The Darkness II

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Yes, it's gruesome and violent. But it's also an emphatic riposte to those who say games can't tell storiesPart-Godfather and part-Exorcist, The Darkness II (PS3/Xbox 360/PC) feels, at times, as much a film as a game. In the title menus, each of the game's four difficulty levels is accompanied by...
Game on: The Darkness II

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

Take-Two Interactive sees big drop in earnings thanks to Max Payne 3 game delay

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Take-Two Interactive Software reported a big drop in earnings due in large part because of the delay of its major video game, Max Payne 3. The earnings decline was in line with the expectations of analysts, who had been forewarned, but revenues fell short of expectations. The New York-based company...
Take-Two Interactive sees big drop in earnings thanks to Max Payne 3 game delay

Here's what the VCs and founders will make in Tableau's blockbuster IPO

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Christian Chabot (l) and Pat Hanrahan of Tableau Software Tableau Software is expected to go public tonight on the New York Stock Exchange, a significant milestone for the 10-year-old maker of data visualization products. Demand appears to be very strong, with Tableau on Wednesday boosting the expected pricing range to...
Here's what the VCs and founders will make in Tableau's blockbuster IPO

James Cameron wins Avatar lawsuit

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Judge rejects claim by visual effects consultant Gerald Morawski that director stole his ideas for filmJames Cameron has defeated a lawsuit from a visual effects consultant who claimed the Oscar-winning film-maker stole his ideas for his multibillion-dollar blockbuster Avatar.Judge Margaret Morrow ruled last week that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment...
James Cameron wins Avatar lawsuit

Facebook reports Q1 earnings: over 900m active users, Instagram cost $300m plus 23 million shares

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Ahead of its IPO later this year, Facebook just released an updated Form S-1 with first quarter earnings that's now available for perusal in the SEC's filing system. Revenue is up considerably year over year — $1.06 billion versus $731 million a year ago — but net income is...
Facebook reports Q1 earnings: over 900m active users, Instagram cost $300m plus 23 million shares

Blockbuster rolls out iOS app

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The former movie rental giant that was acquired by Dish Network in 2011 is now bringing its on demand movie rental service to iOS. [Read more]...
Blockbuster rolls out iOS app

MLG's esports events now attract more young male viewers than the Rose Bowl

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Competitive gaming, often referred to as esports, has been on a tear in the last year. Long a sideshow, two blockbuster titles, Starcraft 2 and League of Legends, each of which sport a rapid fanbase and a harshly competitive upper talent echelon, have grown esports into an industry. Even more, powerful and...
MLG's esports events now attract more young male viewers than the Rose Bowl
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Larry Ellison's Son Produced The New 'Star Trek' Movie And He's Got More Blockbusters On Tap

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As if fabulously wealthy Oracle CEO Larry Ellison needs more in his life to brag about, his kids are having spectacular success as Hollywood moguls. They each own their own movie production companies. David Ellison's is Skydance Productions and Megan Ellison's is Annapurna Pictures. This isn't just a hobby for...
Larry Ellison's Son Produced The New 'Star Trek' Movie And He's Got More Blockbusters On Tap

THE EXPERTS SPEAK: Here's What People Predicted Would Happen When The iPhone Came Out... (AAPL)

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It has been five years to the day since the iPhone first went on sale. While it might seem like a product that was destined for greatness from the beginning, not everyone thought so. Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone on January 9, 2007 and the phone went on sale a...
THE EXPERTS SPEAK: Here's What People Predicted Would Happen When The iPhone Came Out... (AAPL)

ComScore: 3 days' iPhone 5 online sales equal to 4S's first month

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Latest evidence attests to blockbuster start for Apple's latest smartphone. [Read more]...
ComScore: 3 days' iPhone 5 online sales equal to 4S's first month

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 19 May 2012

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In the battle for first place between blockbuster newcomers Max Payne 3 and Diablo III, the winner is ...UKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesSoftwarePS3PlayStationXboxWiiDS3DSHandheldRole playing gamesShoot 'em upsguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 19 May 2012

Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

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Back in December I reviewed the movie kiosk service Blockbuster Express. The kiosks have been popping up all over NYC (this morning I noticed one in Gristedes supermarket). What’s great about the Blockbuster Express machines is that you can rent from one machine and return at another machine. The rentals...
Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...

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Aaron Task and I discussed Yahoo's record market-cap and the outlook for the stock on Daily Ticker this morning. The most striking thing about the market cap, it seems to me, is that the stock is still trading at a reasonable price-earnings ratio--only 13X next year's projected earnings. This is...
Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...

Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

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All retailers are vulnerable, but the threat is redoubled for purveyors of products that have been overtaken by technologySophisticated things can be said about the collapse this week of HMV, but two simple observations demand to be made at the outset. First, millions of Britons shopped there. For them, HMV...
Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

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Like most torrent sites, Google is no stranger to removing “copyright infringing” listings from its search results. Following up on complaints from the Chinese government and of course copyright holders, the company has been censoring its search results for years. The filtering process is not automated and DMCA takedown requests...
Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

Google tries to destroy Oracle's case, asks for judgment on Java copyrights

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With the first phase of the blockbuster Oracle/Google case nearly headed to the jury, Google last night asked the court for a judgment that would invalidate at least a portion of the copyrights Oracle claims over Java APIs. Google's motion asks for a "judgment as a matter of law...
Google tries to destroy Oracle's case, asks for judgment on Java copyrights
Disney implements 28-day waiting period for rental DVDs

Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

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Last week we invited Greylock’s David Sze and Reid Hoffman into the studio for a chat about the state of the venture market, with its odd mix of soaring valuations and horrible returns. As it turned out, these two might be the worst guys in Silicon Valley to ask. I...
Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

Windows Phone: Microsoft is pulling out of its tailspin

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The latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers are out from comScore Networks this morning, showing Microsoft posting a slight gain in mobile subscribers for the three months ending in May — up one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.0 percent, compared with the three months ending in February. The result...
Windows Phone: Microsoft is pulling out of its tailspin

Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day

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Apple has reported that it sold 3 million units of its new iPad. CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with...
Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day

Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200 Million,by Lauren Hatch |Business Insider http://bit.ly/bzWn1b

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Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200 Million,by Lauren Hatch |Business Insider http://bit.ly/bzWn1b
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results

Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

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Panasonic is reportedly putting the final touches to a 50 billion yen ($635 million) bailout package to save Olympus. Panasonic will become the largest shareholder of the scandal-ridden camera maker, reeling from a $1.7 billion accounting fraud uncovered last year, with an eye on getting a foothold in Olympus'...
Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

Washington state ranks 5th in venture capital investments

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Washington state is once again climbing into the top echelon when it comes to venture capital investing, ranking fifth in the dollars invested and sixth in deals, according to a report out today from DowJones Venture Source. Twenty seven companies in the state attracted $164 million during the quarter, ranking...
Washington state ranks 5th in venture capital investments

Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June

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Samsung has reportedly signed a new deal with Blockbuster that will see the company deliver thousands of movies to the Korean electronics giant’s Galaxy smartphone and tablet range, Blu-ray players and new connected Smart TVs. Smarthouse reports that the service will be rolled out in Australia, the US and Europe...
Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June
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