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Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

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Customers of Time Warner Cable have some reason to rejoice today, as the cable company has gotten the go-ahead to add channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central to its live streaming iPad app. The addition comes after the channels’ owner Viacom has settled its differences and resolved litigation with...
Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

Briefly: Sony Walkman docks, RAT3 upgrade, Facebook redesign

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Sony will be releasing two new Walkman docks in Japan on June 9. The CMT-V70B and CMT-V50 will dock with the Sony Walkman range of personal media players, with the V07B variant allowing Bluetooth streaming. Both docks are 5.4 inches thick, have FM/AM radio tuners, and will be available in...
Briefly: Sony Walkman docks, RAT3 upgrade, Facebook redesign

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Twitter takes another step toward television with Viacom deal

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Twitter and Viacom have announced a partnership that signals just another step in the social media platform’s embrace of television and new advertising opportunities. The deal will allow some of Viacom’s most popular shows, like MTV, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, to have highlights tweeted out to viewers and combined with...
Twitter takes another step toward television with Viacom deal

Amazon Streaming Adds Staples From MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon

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Promotional Images from Amazon and Yo Gabba Gabba Amazon has announced a licensing agreement with cable television giant Viacom that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream episodes of current and catalog TV shows from the company’s stations: MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and...
Amazon Streaming Adds Staples From MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon

Square’s Old School Competitors Really Don’t Want To See iPads and Apps Instead of Taxi TV

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via Wikimedia Last week, we told you about an innovative proposal from Square, the mobile payments company run by dashing parallel entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, who is simultaneously employed as the executive chairman of Twitter. Rather than squawking Taxi TVs, which allow consumers to pay by credit card, but force cabdrivers...
Square’s Old School Competitors Really Don’t Want To See iPads and Apps Instead of Taxi TV

Viacom, DirecTV in dispute over Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, other channels

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A dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has left millions of satellite customers without access to popular channels such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and CMT. In all, 17 distinct channels are out, though the HD versions of some bring the total up to 26. Read full article >>...
Viacom, DirecTV in dispute over Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, other channels

New Sony iOS docks promise clearer sound thanks to magnetic fluid

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You can only skim through so many iPad/iPod/iPhone docks before things start to get predictable, and when a speaker dock stands out, it's usually for a retro design or a little mood lighting. Sony's two newest iOS docks, the CMT-V50iP and the CMT-V75BTiP, may look like your standard options,...
New Sony iOS docks promise clearer sound thanks to magnetic fluid

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The...
Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

Viacom and Time Warner Cable call truce, TWC TV mobile apps will stream Colbert after all

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Good news ahoy if you've liked Time Warner Cable's TWC TV streaming app but were frustrated with content providers pulling channels over licensing rights: the cable giant and Viacom have reached a settlement that will see Viacom's channels return to your Android or iOS gear. Comedy Central, CMT, MTV...
Viacom and Time Warner Cable call truce, TWC TV mobile apps will stream Colbert after all

NYC approves one-year pilot of taxi e-hailing

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New York City is showing a little more love to transportation startups like Uber with the approval of a one-year trial for e-hailing services for cabs. The pilot program, approved 7-0 by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, falls short of a permanent approval for e-hailing services that startup and other...
NYC approves one-year pilot of taxi e-hailing

Sony speakers combine NFC and WiFi / Bluetooth for minimal streaming effort

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The whole syncing thing proving too much effort for your music listening habits? Fear not -- two new streaming speakers from Sony are embracing the world of near field communication to take some of the trouble out of playback. The speakers come in two flavors -- the CMT-BT60B does...
Sony speakers combine NFC and WiFi / Bluetooth for minimal streaming effort

Cablevision, like the rest of us, wants to pick its cable channels à la carte

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New York’s Cablevision filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that Viacom has compelled it to pay for 14 cable networks it didn't want, including CMT, MTV Hits, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Palladia, and VH1 Classic. If Cablevision is successful in its lawsuit—which remains under seal—it could significantly push forward...
Cablevision, like the rest of us, wants to pick its cable channels à la carte

Scrrrreech! The TLC Explains Why Square Stopped Its Pilot Program in NYC Taxis

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Misty, Instagram-filtered memories, of the way we were. (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) Ouch, we think we just got whiplash. A couple weeks ago, Mayor Bloomberg was photo-opping in the backseat with Jack Dorsey, founder of the mobile payments company Square. But this afternoon, the New York Post got its hand on a...
Scrrrreech! The TLC Explains Why Square Stopped Its Pilot Program in NYC Taxis

New Amazon deal brings MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and more to Prime Instant Video

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Those considering to get an Amazon Prime subscription might be better persuaded, with Amazon announcing a deal today with Viacom to bring 2,000 new titles to the service, including shows from MTV and Comedy Central. Amazon Prime runs $79 a year and gives customers free two-day shipping on most products...
New Amazon deal brings MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and more to Prime Instant Video

DirecTV, Viacom dispute pulls channels off the air #thecircuit

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DirecTV, Viacom: A dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has left millions of satellite customers without access to popular channels such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and CMT. In all, 17 distinct channels are out, though the HD versions of some bring the total up to 26. Read full article...
DirecTV, Viacom dispute pulls channels off the air #thecircuit

Amazon confirms deal for Viacom video streaming

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Amazon on Wednesday officially confirmed earlier rumors that it has inked a deal with cable provider Viacom to bring its TV shows to Amazon's Instant Video streaming service. As part of the deal, Amazon will allow customers to access thousands of episodes from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike,...
Amazon confirms deal for Viacom video streaming

Startup News: Barry Diller Brings Back the Big Dog and Lauren Conrad's Site Is Sold

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(Photo: flickr.com/classicchanelhandbags) Healthy Hills? Everyday Health, the SoHo-based and more successful version of WebMd, has acquired EQAL, the creators of Lonelygirl15 and the owners of LaurenConrad.com. Everyday Health’s ad revenue grew 40 percent in the first quarter, compared to WebMD’s decline of 20 percent. This coincides with Everyday Health’s announcement that they’re moving beyond YouTube and...
Startup News: Barry Diller Brings Back the Big Dog and Lauren Conrad's Site Is Sold

Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

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In a bid to give Netflix a run for its money, online retailer Amazon on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will keep owners of its Kindle Fire tablet happy with an expanded selection of Hollywood movies that can be streamed to the device. Thanks to a new licensing agreement with...
Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

Suggested new movement: “Cord Trimming”

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Critics say a pay TV business that regularly charges its customers $100 a month is doomed. OK, so how about a cable bill that costs less than $40? Yes, in between that revolutionary band of consumers who say they no longer want to pay for services and channels they don’t...
Suggested new movement: “Cord Trimming”

Pepsi Goes on a World Tour

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This post is brought to you by Pepsi. Listen up, soft drink lovers: Pepsi has embarked on its first “World Tour.” This summer, the beloved beverage company that’s always aligned itself with the hottest pop superstars and an overall party vibe has begun a summer “Live for Now” campaign....
Pepsi Goes on a World Tour

With Viacom on board, Amazon Prime tops 15,000 videos

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Amazon.com this morning announced a deal with Viacom to add TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1,BET, CMT and Logo to the streaming video catalog available at no extra cost to its Amazon Prime subscribers. The announcement confirms a report by Reuters yesterday afternoon. The news comes amid widespread speculation that...
With Viacom on board, Amazon Prime tops 15,000 videos

Amazon & Viacom Announce Streaming Video Deal

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Proving the rumors right, Amazon today announced a video deal with Viacom, Inc. which will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo. The deal increases the total number of Prime Instant Videos to more than 15,000, the company reports. In December,...
Amazon & Viacom Announce Streaming Video Deal

As Square’s Plan to Put iPads in Cabs Get Approved, It Turns Out Verifone Was Already Testing Tablets

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via dailydooh.com It seems like every other tech story these days is about the old guard banding together to protect the status quo. So it's a relief to hear that  New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission agreed yesterday to test out Square's proposal to replace Taxi TV with its...
As Square’s Plan to Put iPads in Cabs Get Approved, It Turns Out Verifone Was Already Testing Tablets

Watch Out Verifone, Mobile Payments Platform Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs

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As we heard last week, mobile payments platform Square pitched the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission to replace the current taxi TVs and payments technology in 50 cabs. The company says today that the pilot has been approved, and Square will be tested in up to 30 cabs in...
Watch Out Verifone, Mobile Payments Platform Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs

New York's Taxi E-Hail Finally Gets the Green Light

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The strangely troubled efforts of New York taxicabs to get simple modern technology are finally progressing. The appellate division of the New York County Supreme Court ruled today that the city’s e-hail pilot can proceed, after it had been stalled in court by litigation and a preliminary injunction driven by...
New York's Taxi E-Hail Finally Gets the Green Light
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