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The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box

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Amazon has big ambitions in the TV content business. At the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France recently, I sat through what was basically a half-hour sales pitch to the TV industry from Amazon VP Anthony Bay, extolling the virtues of Amazon Instant Video in the US and its LoveFilm service...
The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box
PaperC auctions itself to fund HTML5 textbooks
Using the whole chicken: Warner looks to monetize movie audio clips

Redbox Instant by Verizon iOS app live on App Store as $8/month streaming service launches in private beta

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Verizon and Redbox confirmed on the official Redbox Instant Twitter account that the new unlimited streaming service is rolling out gradually starting today. The $8 per month Netflix competitor will provide unlimited streaming and four physical DVD or Blu-ray rentals ($9/month for Blu-ray), and be available through the browser...
Redbox Instant by Verizon iOS app live on App Store as $8/month streaming service launches in private beta

Interpreting Apple’s script

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True, Apple will not able to grow over the next 15 years as much as it has grown over the last 15. But CEO Tim Cook has listed several reasons why the tech giant still has plenty of room left to run. Apple CEO Tim Cook FORTUNE — Apple doesn’t...
Interpreting Apple’s script

Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

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Over the past few years, Valve’s Steam platform has become the gold standard of online games marketplaces. Now, the company is launching Steam Greenlight, a new system that will allow the platform’s users to vote for games that they want to see released for purchase there. The system is simple,...
Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam
Yahoo Is Bidding $600-$800 Million For Hulu (YHOO, DIS, NWS, ABC, CMCSA)

Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

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Intel is reportedly working on a set-top box for your TV that will let you stream video and audio content, record shows online, and watch a few select cable channels. We've been hearing rumblings of Intel's set-top box for a few months, but TechCrunch and Slashgear are both reporting that...
Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

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It looks like the death spiral that was the Bitbop mobile video service is finally no longer. PaidContent understands that the service—once built and owned by News Corporation (NSDQ: NWS) and sold, along with the rest of Fox Mobile, to IT services company Jesta when News Corp. couldn’t make...
Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Selling 270,000 units in October, the Xbox 360 notched its 22nd consecutive month atop the console market

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October sales figures for the Xbox 360 have come in, and Microsoft has announced that the device has led the U.S. console market now for 22 consecutive months. Before that, the Wii was on top. In October, Microsoft moved 270,000 units. Now coming on two full years of consistent top-dog status, Microsoft is showing...
Selling 270,000 units in October, the Xbox 360 notched its 22nd consecutive month atop the console market

Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

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Dora has found a new casa at Amazon. Amazon this morning announced a streaming deal with Viacom Networks that brings a broad selection of exclusive children’s programming to the Amazon Prime Instant Video service, following the expiration of Netflix’s deal with Viacom. Shows included in the deal include popular kids...
Amazon swipes Dora from Netflix with new Viacom streaming deal

Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

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Folks, it may all finally come together. The products, and the story that surrounds them: Microsoft’s entertainment offerings may soon be under a single aegis, and not scattered across different brands and platforms. As the company pulls together its Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows lines to a single user interface...
Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

Netflix's Hastings: Amazon spending $1B/year on streaming

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that Amazon is spending big in order to catch up to Netflix in terms of video streaming content. In a recent interview, Hastings pegged Amazon's outlay on streaming video content at between $500 million and $1 billion per year. Hastings based his numbers on the...
Netflix's Hastings: Amazon spending $1B/year on streaming

VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

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The folks behind the stylish, Android-based OUYA game console have been on a hot streak lately. Not only has the project raked in over $6 million in Kickstarter pledges, but cloud gaming service OnLive and legendary game developer Square-Enix have thrown their collective weight behind the $99 gadget. Now there’s...
VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry

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At today's AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference, Intel Media vice president Erik Huggers announced that the company is indeed working on an Internet TV service and a set-top box to go along with it. Huggers noted that Intel has put together a team of people hired from Apple, Netflix, and...
Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry
Former Yahoo CEO gets the boot

Intel, like Apple, is having trouble getting content deals for its TV product, won't be ready for CES

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Adding to an earlier report, the WSJ today says that Intel’s TV initiative isn’t nearly ready for primetime The Intel Plan: Intel has pitched media companies on a plan to create a “virtual cable operator,” which would offer U.S. TV channels nationwide over the Internet in a bundle similar to...
Intel, like Apple, is having trouble getting content deals for its TV product, won't be ready for CES
Intel will overpay to secure TV deals for its set-top box, says Reuters

Netflix drops 1,800 films, shows in May, adds to original show roster

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Netflix is dropping almost 1,800 items of content in May, due to a number of content deals expiring. Titles such as James Bond films Dr. No and Goldfinger will no longer be available to stream, though customers will still be able to look forward to new titles being added to...
Netflix drops 1,800 films, shows in May, adds to original show roster

Apple Pushing Ahead with Plans for Subscription TV Service by Christmas?

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The New York Post reports that Apple is pressing ahead with plans to launch its own streaming television service by the end of the year, despite continued resistance from content providers.For months, Apple’s point man, Eddie Cue, has been leading talks with content providers, which have largely balked at the...
Apple Pushing Ahead with Plans for Subscription TV Service by Christmas?

Kindle Store, with iOS and Android apps, launches in China

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There’s no Chinese-language Kindle e-reader yet, but Amazon has launched a Chinese Kindle store with Android and iOS apps for reading ebooks. Reuters reports that “In June, four Kindle models, including the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire and as well as one Kindle keyboard, received approval from the State Radio...
Kindle Store, with iOS and Android apps, launches in China

Yahoo Signs Series Develpment Deal With Michael Eisner's Vuguru

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Continuing its aggressive expansion into video content as it restructures its operations, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has signed a development deal with former Disney (NYSE: DIS) chief Michael Eisner’s Vuguru production company to create multiple scripted series for the Yahoo Screen video portal. Announced Monday at South by Southwest, the...
Yahoo Signs Series Develpment Deal With Michael Eisner's Vuguru

Netflix Taps "Matrix" Makers for New Series

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Here’s the newest high-profile foray into original content from Netflix: A deal with Matrix creators Andy and Lana Wachowski for a new sci-fi series. Netflix describes “Sense8″ as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted”, so who knows what that means. But we should expect to see...
Netflix Taps "Matrix" Makers for New Series

Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

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Reed Hastings says that one day, Amazon will provide real competition for Netflix. But the Netflix CEO says Jeff Bezos will have to spend a lot of money before that happens: Hastings says Amazon is losing between $500 million and a $1 billion a year as it acquires streaming video...
Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

Netflix spikes 25% in after-hours trading after adding 2M new subscribers

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Investors seemed happy with news that Netflix added 2 million additional subscribers in the U.S. for Q4 2012, pushing the company’s stock up a whopping 25 percent to $129.22 in after hours trading. Subscriber growth is one of the big things investors are looking to judge how much of...
Netflix spikes 25% in after-hours trading after adding 2M new subscribers

TimesCast Tech: Companies Make New Content Deals

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Companies sharpen their focus on content creators. Paperless Post pushes the envelope, literally. Digital etiquette dos and don'ts.f...
TimesCast Tech: Companies Make New Content Deals

Real-time news from Apple's third-gen iPad event

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Apple is holding its promised live event at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It's expected to unveil a new iPad with a 2048x1536 display and possibly both a new Apple TV and new content deals. Check our real-time coverage of updates as they emerge, starting from 1PM...
Real-time news from Apple's third-gen iPad event

Inside Netflix's Project Griffin: The Forgotten History Of Roku Under Reed Hastings

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The inside history of the Netflix Player, a black and boxy device, which subscribers would hook up to their televisions to stream movies and TV shows from the web. They codenamed the top-secret project "Griffin," after Tim Robbins' character from the film "The Player." After all, that's what the...
Inside Netflix's Project Griffin: The Forgotten History Of Roku Under Reed Hastings
E-book upstart Txtr signs majors for U.S. push
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