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Amazon Prime to get CBS' new Stephen King show while it airs on TV
Samsung Galaxy S4 doubles as a smart TV remote, with built-in IR blaster and 'WatchOn' software

Hulu Plus UI on Apple TV: a photo tour

arstechnica.com
Hulu and Apple recently partnered up to bring the (paid) streaming TV service to Apple's set-top box. Though I poked some fun at the number of Hulu Pus subscribers who might take advantage of the service on Apple TV, there are quite a few subscribers who have chosen Hulu Plus...
Hulu Plus UI on Apple TV: a photo tour
Apple researching universal remote that customizes UIs intelligently
Brightcove CEO: Apple’s cable TV strategy will focus on AirPlay, not an HDTV

Media Talk podcast: our pundit's 2013 predictions

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John Plunkett is joined by Steve Ackerman, Sam Delaney and Vicky Frost to discuss the stories making the headlines. We talk al-Jazeera's purchase of Current TV and find out exactly how much we spent of the £1bn splashed out on digital downloads in 2012. Plus, we say farewell to Gaydar...
Media Talk podcast: our pundit's 2013 predictions

Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

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Comcast is launching its own video streaming service this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Dubbed "Xfinity Streampix," the new service appears to address concerns that customers are increasingly attracted to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and Hulu Plus. Comcast already offers limited streaming access...
Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)

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Last week, Betaworks, a small, privately held company in New York bought a website called Digg for $500,000. This was shocking news to the Internet industry. Just six years ago, Digg was a hot startup fielding big buyout offers. News Corp. wanted to buy it for $60 million. Al Gore...
The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)

Ads Everywhere! Tremor Video Runs Four-Screen Ad Campaign For GoPro

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Very few advertisers are able to take advantage of the ability to reach viewers on multiple screens. In the days leading up to and during ESPN’s X Games in Los Angeles, Tremor Video showed how it was done, with a four-screen ad campaign for video camera maker GoPro. GoPro’s campaign...
Ads Everywhere! Tremor Video Runs Four-Screen Ad Campaign For GoPro

Viral Video: Gavin and I Talk Big Minds on Small Ideas in Tech

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Here’s a little taste of an interview I did on the hairtastic California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s talk show on Current TV that will be appearing tonight. In it, I bellyache that while there are a lot of interesting innovations out there in Silicon Valley — I do love...
Viral Video: Gavin and I Talk Big Minds on Small Ideas in Tech

REPORT: Al Jazeera In Talks To Buy Al Gore's Current TV

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The Qatar-owned media group Al Jazeera is in talks to buy Current TV, a struggling cable channel founded by former US vice president Al Gore, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The deal could allow Al Jazeera broader entry into US homes, by acquiring the cable group available in around...
REPORT: Al Jazeera In Talks To Buy Al Gore's Current TV

What can we learn from the brief wondrous life of Current TV?

pandodaily.com
Today, the Qatar-backed international news network Al Jazeera agreed to buy Al Gore’s progressive cable channel Current TV for around $500 million according to sources close to the deal. That’s a lot of cash for a network few people watch, but it’s not the programming Al Jazeera wants, it’s the...
What can we learn from the brief wondrous life of Current TV?

Project Glass revealed to have physical trackpad along left arm (video)

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Sergey Brin has appeared on The Gavin Newsom Show on Current TV to drop a few more enticing hints about Project Glass. While showing the presenter a picture he'd taken with the AR glasses, he revealed that they're controlled with a trackpad running down the left arm. He also...
Project Glass revealed to have physical trackpad along left arm (video)

CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

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2013 certainly started off with a bang in terms of tech business news, so we had a lot to talk about for CrunchWeek, that very special 10 minutes or so wherein a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV studio and dish on the most compelling stories...
CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

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Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more
Hulu Plus lands on Nintendo Wii, 3DS support coming soon
Apple patent reveals advanced universal remote, possibly for upcoming ‘iTV’

USPTO grants Project Glass trackpad patent for Google Glasses [Video]

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just granted Project Glass patent that protects the trackpad feature on Google Glasses. Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin appeared with his wife, Anne Wojcicki, on California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s Current TV show last month to briefly let the politician demo a pair of Google Glasses. During “The...
USPTO grants Project Glass trackpad patent for Google Glasses [Video]

“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

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Will Wright — creator of innovative video games such as SimCity, The Sims and Spore — is working with former Nickelodeon and SpikeTV president Albie Hecht to develop a TV show called The Creation Project for Al Gore’s Current TV.According to IGN, the unconventional show would give viewers the...
“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

Apple TV gains iTunes account switching, subtitle support

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The Apple TV has just become slightly less frustrating to use—especially if you use it in a house where there are multiple iTunes accounts. Apple pushed a software update to its set-top box on Monday that brings the ability to easily switch between multiple iTunes accounts, allowing you to purchase...
Apple TV gains iTunes account switching, subtitle support

Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt confirms Al Jazeera has acquired the television network

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Joel Hyatt, a co-founder of US-based Current TV, has reportedly confirmed in a memo to his staff that Al Jazeera will be acquiring the eight-year-old television network. The New York Times’ Brian Stelter tweeted out the report saying the acquisition deal was done. It was reported in the New York Times...
Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt confirms Al Jazeera has acquired the television network

Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016

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Apple’s annual shareholder meeting isn’t usually the source of much news, and this year isn’t much different. With a judge recently granting Greenlight Capital’s motion to block a vote on a proposal that would require a shareholder vote before issuing preferred stock, many expected Apple would address what it plans to do...
Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016
Reddit seeking a new angels-only $1M funding round
Al Gore used his Current.tv payout to buy Apple shares worth $29.5M

Disney's Sweeney and "Pretty Little Liars'" King: Twitter is Live TV's Savior

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comWhen teens tune in to watch “Pretty Little Liars,” the ABC Family hit series produced by I. Marlene King, they are predominately doing it when the show airs live. The technology platforms most responsible for that trend? Social media, according to King and Anne Sweeney, president of...
Disney's Sweeney and "Pretty Little Liars'" King: Twitter is Live TV's Savior

Glenn Beck Tried To Buy Al Gore's Current TV, Which Instead Sold To Al-Jazeera For $500 Million

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Controversial conservative showman Glenn Beck's media company, The Blaze, wanted to buy the cable TV company Current TV, which is part-owned by Al Gore. But, according to a WSJ report citing a person familiar with the negotiations, Current TV refused The Blaze's offer because "the legacy of who the network goes...
Glenn Beck Tried To Buy Al Gore's Current TV, Which Instead Sold To Al-Jazeera For $500 Million

In the wake of Al Jazeera, The Young Turks declares its Current independence

gigaom.com
This week, news broke that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, the left-leaning cable news network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt that’s seemed to change its mission statement once every two years or so. Plans for the soon-to-be-rebranded Al Jazeera America include a fresh slate of content which...
In the wake of Al Jazeera, The Young Turks declares its Current independence

Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online

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Cord cutters won’t be able to tune into Al Jazeera America, the new cable news network that was announced Wednesday in conjunction with the news that Al Jazeera has purchased Al Gore’s Current.tv. At least not live, anyway: An Al Jazeera America spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the network won’t be...
Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online

Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

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“Our democracy has been hacked,” said former U.S. vice president and investor Al Gore today at SXSW today. Serial Internet entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker prefers the term “co-opted,” but he agreed. “In the print era, when this country was founded, reason and truth and facts played a bigger role,”...
Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It
SocialGood.tv in talks to buy Al Gore's Current cable network (and move it to Austin, TX)
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