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Viewdini: Could this app be Verizon’s first pass at toll-free mobile data?

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Verizon Wireless revealed a new incarnation of its old V Cast streaming mobile video service on Tuesday; this one built on the back of its new LTE network. Called Viewdini, the Android app aggregates content from premium video services such as Hulu, mSpot — now a Samsung-owned property — and...
Viewdini: Could this app be Verizon’s first pass at toll-free mobile data?

Korea's SK Telecom rolls out world's first LTE-Advanced service, introduces the Galaxy S4 LTE-A

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Korean operator SK Telecom has taken the wraps off the world’s first LTE-Advanced network which went live in Seoul and two other cities, offering speeds of up to 150 Mbps and compatibility for Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone. SK says its network is double the speed of its LTE service...
Korea's SK Telecom rolls out world's first LTE-Advanced service, introduces the Galaxy S4 LTE-A

Apple may not have answer for Google's music service at WWDC

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Google went and pre-empted Apple’s long-rumored iRadio streaming music service with a subscription music service of its own at this week’s Google I/O developer conference. Apple’s own developer event, WWDC, starts June 10, but the word is that its music service may not be ready to go by then. The...
Apple may not have answer for Google's music service at WWDC
Apple pitching a set-top-box to cable operators, reports WSJ
NBCUniversal Ramps Up Film Exposure In China With Youku Premium Deal

Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

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Apple doesn’t really talk much about iTunes U, its educational content service powered by iTunes on iOS devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a success. Apple announced today that iTunes U has reached 1 billion content downloads, a sign that schools around the world are embracing Apple’s edtech...
Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

Facebook's 2012 Slide Looks A Lot Like MySpace's 2008 Demise

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Shareholders pushed Facebook's stock up slightly last week after reassuring comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the process, they overlooked a significant decline in two key areas reported by comScore: U.S. desktop usage, where Facebook has traditionally sold most of its ads, is down 12 percent among younger users (12 to...
Facebook's 2012 Slide Looks A Lot Like MySpace's 2008 Demise

Tesco recruits Andy McNab's e-book firm Mobcast to help win the Supermarket content war

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Hot on the heels of purchasing Blinkbox and Peter Gabriel's WE7, Tesco has purchased Andy McNab's e-book publishers, Mobcast. It seems clear that the British supermarket heavyweight is currently engaged in a phony war with rival Sainsburys, which snapped up Rovi, Global Media Vault and Anobii for its competing...
Tesco recruits Andy McNab's e-book firm Mobcast to help win the Supermarket content war
435,000 Yahoo usernames and passwords hacked (probably from Yahoo acquisition Associated Content)
What Amazon's Kindle FreeTime Unlimited means for parents, and the tablet market too

EU proposes changes to music licensing rules: iTunes, others to benefit

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If you've ever found that iTunes or another premium content service is missing your favourite music album, that could change with the easing of EU licensing rules....
EU proposes changes to music licensing rules: iTunes, others to benefit

LG launches 3D World service for premium 3D content

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LG Electronics on Monday launched 3D World, a content service for owners of the company's Cinema 3D Smart TVs, in 70 countries. The service replaces the original 3D Zone Smart TV app that came out in 2011, and lets users access what is billed as high-quality 3D content through a...
LG launches 3D World service for premium 3D content

Want To Shake Down Cloud Music & Video Providers? Patent For Sale!

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When we talk about patent trolls, what many people don't recognize is how often many of these patents get passed around to and from different entities, often until someone sees an opportunity to force lots of companies into licenses, or to sue them. Failing that, many companies often feel compelled...
Want To Shake Down Cloud Music & Video Providers? Patent For Sale!

Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng

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Dailymotion‘s partners can now sell their content via OpenVoD, the video platform announced today. The paid service is powered by content monetization startup Cleeng, and lets online viewers buy TV episodes and live shows in a few clicks. According to Dailymotion, it first launched OpenVoD in France at the end of...
Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng

Intel Confirms Plans for Video Content Service

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Intel confirmed plans to offer a paid video service delivered over the Internet, which will come along with a new-style set-top box sold to consumers....
Intel Confirms Plans for Video Content Service
Apple TV 'is an area of intense interest for us,' says Tim Cook
Facebook And Yahoo Are Starting To Look Eerily Similar (FB, YHOO)

BBC told to delay iPhone apps

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Trust to review corporation's plans for news and sport smartphone apps after protests from newspaper publishersThe launch of BBC News and BBC Sport smartphone applications is to be delayed, after the BBC Trust heeded industry calls for it to review the corporation's apps proposals.Today the BBC Trust has informed the...
BBC told to delay iPhone apps

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley teases details of upcoming video content service

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Buried among a weekend of panel discussions, product launches and parties at SXSW is the news that YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is on the brink of jumping back into the Web video space with a new service. Six and a half years after Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in...
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley teases details of upcoming video content service

Data Visualization startup GetBulb scoops The Irish Times' €50k Digital Challenge prize

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The Irish Times first announced its Digital Challenge way back in February this year, an initiative it hoped would help it cement relationships and partnerships with new digital businesses. And now the Dublin-based publication has announced the winner of the two month programme. Just to recap, the 8 week startup...
Data Visualization startup GetBulb scoops The Irish Times' €50k Digital Challenge prize
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves again says he denied Steve Jobs access to TV programming for fear of disrupting revenue streams
Tumblr Brand Will Remain -- With Mostly "Hands-Off" Product Approach by Yahoo's Mayer

10 Sprint Phones To Get Google Wallet, Android Apps Can Peek At Your Photos Too, Retailers Building Mobile Payment Service

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Apple To Launch TV Service By Christmas? Apple may be muscling into the TV arena by this holiday season, and despite obstinate resistance from cable providers, may launch a service before the year is out. Apple is rumored to...
10 Sprint Phones To Get Google Wallet, Android Apps Can Peek At Your Photos Too, Retailers Building Mobile Payment Service

Chirpify Grabs $1.3 Million to Bring Digital Payments to Twitter

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There’s a ton of companies trying to define commerce on Facebook, but here’s one company targeting Twitter. Chirpify is announcing today that it has raised $1.3 million in capital to build a payment platform on top of the popular micro-blogging service. Investors in the round include Voyager Capital of Seattle...
Chirpify Grabs $1.3 Million to Bring Digital Payments to Twitter
Will Facebook Go Out With A Bang?

Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets

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Barnes & Noble is adding Google Play’s full complement of videos, music and apps (and ebooks) to its Nook HD and HD+ tablets. The tablets will also include Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and the Chrome browser. The end result is that Nook HD users will have access...
Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets

Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That

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The battle for gender equality is played out on many levels, from the workplace to the playground — and, as it turns out, the world of TV viewing: a new study out from Nielsen indicates that when it comes to TV, women watch significantly more than men, but it’s also...
Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai wants 4K standard; disc format unlikely, but not out of the question

Netflix is coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland this year

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Streaming video and content service Netflix has announced that it will launch TV and movie streaming services in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland before the end of the year. We’re excited to announce that Netflix will offer streaming of TV shows and movies in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland before...
Netflix is coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland this year

NTT Docomo Will Pay Up To $300M To Buy Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno

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Mobile carrier NTT Docomo today announced a move to grow its content business outside of its traditional base of Japan: it issued a tender offer to acquire Buongiorno, a mobile content company based in Japan, paying up to ¥24 billion ($300 million) for the assets. Docomo notes in a statement...
NTT Docomo Will Pay Up To $300M To Buy Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno
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