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Monopolies, Retransmission Fees, and Screwing Customers

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There's been a battle going on between the "broadcast" TV networks and the cable networks over something called "retransmission fees." Cable networks have traditionally paid for "cable network programming" but not "over the air programming." But that is changing and the broadcast TV networks are demanding these retransmission fees from...
Monopolies, Retransmission Fees, and Screwing Customers

Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations

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Nook Media, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary that handles Nook e-readers and digital content, announced today that education publisher Pearson has invested $89.5 million, giving it a 5 percent stake in the company. Nook Media spun out from Barnes & Noble earlier this. B&N owns 78.2 percent , while Microsoft (which made...
Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations
With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built

Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

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Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet have been banned in the United States by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh. ”Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh said in her ruling...
Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

Marketo Files For $75M IPO To Grow SaaS Marketing Platform

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Marketo, a marketing software platform, has announced its plans to file a $75 million IPO to further expand and build out its marketing software platform. Marketo will trade under “MKTO” on the Nasdaq exchange. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse are listed as leading the offering. Marketo has raised...
Marketo Files For $75M IPO To Grow SaaS Marketing Platform

Digital payments startup Jumio signs $154b worth of global distribution partners

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Innovative digital payments startup Jumio is today touting some milestones for the first quarter of this year after launching its flagship products (Internet and mobile payments solution Netswipe and online ID verification system Netverify) in 2011. The Next Web got an exclusive early look at the announcement, which is centered...
Digital payments startup Jumio signs $154b worth of global distribution partners

Tech history: Did Amazon try to buy Netflix for $12M in 1999?

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Just imagine what could have been? A new book to be released this week by Reuters reporter Gina Keating suggests that Amazon.com tried to buy DVD movie rental service Netflix for $12 million back in 1999. Whoa. That certainly could have been a lot cheaper than Netflix’s current market value...
Tech history: Did Amazon try to buy Netflix for $12M in 1999?

Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

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TrialReach, a startup focused on making clinical trials more accessible for members of the public who may want to take part in them, has today announced a £2 million ( $3.1 million) funding round in order to further develop its product. TrialReach is designed to help medical research firms recruit...
Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments
Diablo III becomes the fastest-selling PC game of all time

Blip sheds partners: No money in Smart TV

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Blip's site still lists numerous distribution partners, but come May, more than half of these will be gone. Web series distribution platform Blip has been quietly ditching a good chunk of its distribution partners, including a number of Smart TV platforms. Blip severed ties with Boxee, PopBox, Samsung and Vizio at...
Blip sheds partners: No money in Smart TV
European carriers again offering pre-order Tickets for the next iPhone
A Yahoo-Facebook Search Engine Would Be A Brilliant Move For Both Companies--Here's Why
After Declining Wonga Offer, On Deck Lands $42M From IVP, SAP & First Round To Bring Online Lending To Main Street
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution

Web TV needs to have captions starting next month, the FCC rules

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TV networks and web video sites will have to start providing closed captions for any TV content available online by the end of September, the FCC ruled a few days ago (PDF of the ruling). The ruling reaffirmed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which was...
Web TV needs to have captions starting next month, the FCC rules
NBC Universal Chooses thePlatform To Bring USA Network, Syfy, And Oxygen Online

Seagate Catches Flash Madness With $40 Million Virident Investment

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Hard drive manufacturer Seagate has long been facing questions about its response to the competitive threat of solid-state storage technology. Today it made one: It is investing $40 million in Virident, a company that specializes in storage class memory. Seagate, which is the world’s biggest supplier of hard drives to...
Seagate Catches Flash Madness With $40 Million Virident Investment

TA Associates Completes Sale of TaxACT to InfoSpace

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InfoSpace said Tuesday that it has closed its buy of TaxACT. The deal was valued at $287.5 million. TA Associates owned a majority stake. Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based TaxACT provides online tax solutions. PRESS RELEASE InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP), today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT,...
TA Associates Completes Sale of TaxACT to InfoSpace

Exclusive: W3i partners with HasOffers, accurately track which ad networks drove app installs with MobileAppTracking

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i announced that it has partnered with affiliate marketing company HasOffers. More specifically, W3i will be integrated into HasOffers’ third-party tracking service MobileAppTracking, which allows app developers to track ad networks, and see exactly which network, like W3i, resulted in acquiring users, for example. “We...
Exclusive: W3i partners with HasOffers, accurately track which ad networks drove app installs with MobileAppTracking

HBO Nordic to offer internet streaming subscriptions, no cable or satellite service required

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While in the US, requests for an HBO Go subscription option that brings the channel's programming without being tethered to a cable or satellite-TV package go unheeded, HBO revealed today that its Scandinavian offering will do just that. While the HBO Nordic joint venture between HBO and Parsifal International...
HBO Nordic to offer internet streaming subscriptions, no cable or satellite service required

Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins?

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Two days and counting, my new Surface will arrive.  As an avid gadget guy, I’m pumped about this launch with Windows 8. Could this be the breakthrough consumer product that competes with the iPad?  Maybe. Here’s why: 1.  There’s the USB port, which I plan on using with external drives,...
Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins?

Fanhattan plans living room invasion with versatile Fan TV set-top box (video)

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Fanhattan, maker of video-streaming tablet and smartphone apps, now has a set-top box to call its own. It's called Fan TV, and combines live web streaming, TV and cloud-based DVR functionality in a single device. The interface is very simple and clean -- you navigate through a TV-based UI,...
Fanhattan plans living room invasion with versatile Fan TV set-top box (video)

Filmmaker Using BitTorrent & TopSpin To Distribute Free Copies Of Older Movie To Promote New Skateboarding Documentary

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Skateboarder and filmmaker (often focusing his films on skateboarding) Stacy Peralta is releasing his latest skateboarding documentary, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, about the Bones Brigade skateboarding crew -- Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill and Tommy Guerrero -- which Peralta helped put together in the first place. Rather...
Filmmaker Using BitTorrent & TopSpin To Distribute Free Copies Of Older Movie To Promote New Skateboarding Documentary

TiVo settles patent lawsuits with Motorola, Time Warner and Cisco, enters licensing agreements

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TiVo, best known for its range of digital video recorders (DVRs) that let users save cable television and content distributed through streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, settled a pending and long-awaited patent litigation today with Motorola – now owned by Google and Arris – Cisco and Time Warner...
TiVo settles patent lawsuits with Motorola, Time Warner and Cisco, enters licensing agreements

Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says

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The music distributor and service Vevo plans to triple its global footprint in 2012, CEO Rio Caraeff tells paidContent while answering questions about a rumoured tie-up with Facebook… “This year we’re hoping to launch in at least another six countries,” Caraeff said. “Our big priority is to make the...
Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says
Pearson buys a stake in Nook Media
Tugg Lets Audiences Choose What’s Playing In Theaters

Apple registers new Russian distribution arm, may begin selling products directly in 2013

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Apple is poised to start distributing its own products in Russia, after it emerged that the company has worked with local sources to register “Apple Rus,” a new distribution arm capable of shipping iPhones, iPads and Macs to consumers directly. According to a report by Russian national newspaper Kommersant (via MacWorld), Apple Rus will...
Apple registers new Russian distribution arm, may begin selling products directly in 2013

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda
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