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Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis' video service launches private beta in UK and US

Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

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A little more than three years after arriving on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service, Starz is packing up its online package of movies and original TV shows and heading home at the end of this month. While the deal brought in high profile movies from Disney and Sony (not...
Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

Netflix and DreamWorks to launch original show for kids in December

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While Netflix is trying to lure in the grown-ups with the launch of House of Cards, it's not leaving kids without their own choice of original material. DreamWorks plans to follow up the July release of its animated movie Turbo with a Netflix-only series, Turbo FAST, in December. The...
Netflix and DreamWorks to launch original show for kids in December

DreamWorks Animation's New CTO Lincoln Wallen On Why Each New Movie Is Like A Startup [TCTV]

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Millions of people see the end products put out by DreamWorks Animation, the movie studio co-founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. But the technology that makes those movies happen often remains a bit behind-the-scenes. Today, the studio took a big step toward putting its geeky side...
DreamWorks Animation's New CTO Lincoln Wallen On Why Each New Movie Is Like A Startup [TCTV]
Netflix Provides 'Knock-offs' After Contract With Disney Ends

Deal For Awesomeness TV Is Evidence That YouTube Is Growing Up

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Deal For Awesomeness TV Is Evidence That YouTube Is Growing Up
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DreamWorks Animation acquires teen-targeted YouTube network AwesomenessTV for $33m

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DreamWorks on Wednesday announced it has agreed to acquire YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV, which has already signed up over 55,000 channels, for $33 million. The media company currently aggregates over 14 million subscribers and 800 million video views and recently extended beyond the mobile platform into television and film. AwesomenessTV...
DreamWorks Animation acquires teen-targeted YouTube network AwesomenessTV for $33m

Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December

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Netflix’s first original drama, House of Cards, is available now; new episodes of Arrested Development are coming soon; and now Netflix is getting into original kids’ programming in a partnership with DreamWorks Animation. The animated series, Turbo: F.A.S.T., is based on DreamWorks’ upcoming summer film Turbo. Turbo: F.A.S.T will debut in December. In addition, Netflix announced...
Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December

Big Movies, Big Bill: Netflix Pays Up for a Disney Exclusive

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Netflix answered one of Wall Street’s most pressing questions today: Can it get its hands on stuff people want to watch? The answer comes via a deal industry folks have been buzzing about for a while: Starting in 2016, Netflix will get exclusive access to all of Disney’s big movies...
Big Movies, Big Bill: Netflix Pays Up for a Disney Exclusive

Cheap sitter? Netflix lines up 300 hours of Dreamworks TV

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Netflix deal with Dreamworks Animation will create multiple original series based on big movie franchises like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. [Read more]...
Cheap sitter? Netflix lines up 300 hours of Dreamworks TV

Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million

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Rovio today revealed its financial results for 2012, reporting revenues of €152.2 million ($195.5 million), a twofold increase from revenues in 2011 of €75.6 million ($97.1 million). Profits were also up year-over-year from €35.4 million ($45.5 million) in 2011 to €55.5 million ($71.3 million) in 2012. Rovio also doubled the...
Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million
DreamWorks Animation-Incubated Ptch Helps Users Make Beautiful, Shareable Videos

Apple Building 2TB Solid State Drives for Next Mac Pro Release?

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Apple may be developing a two terabyte solid state drive for inclusion in the next Mac Pro according to an unconfirmed report by Bright Side Of News. Apple has said a new Mac Pro should arrive sometime in 2013, though it's unknown exactly when Intel's new processors will arrive, leaving...
Apple Building 2TB Solid State Drives for Next Mac Pro Release?

The Cloud Is Getting Crowded: Hollywood Lines Up Behind M-Go, Another Digital Storefront

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Want to buy a digital movie? Hollywood wishes you would, because DVD sales are falling off and haven’t been replaced by purchases from Apple and Amazon’s online stores. So comes another option: M-Go, a cloud/locker app/service backed by DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, that will be part digital storefront, part digital...
The Cloud Is Getting Crowded: Hollywood Lines Up Behind M-Go, Another Digital Storefront

Zynga Insists More Ads Will Save Draw Something

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Pictionary-like game Draw Something has endured one of the most precipitous falls from grace perhaps any smartphone app has seen. AppData reports that since March, the number of users logging into the app via Facebook has fallen from 14.5 million a day to 7.6 million, almost halving Draw Something's daily active users....
Zynga Insists More Ads Will Save Draw Something

Video interview: Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose on competing with Amazon & iTunes

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“Somebody forgot to tell the American consumer not to buy DVDs,” quipped Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose when I met him at CES in Las Vegas last week. Sure, consumers are transitioning to digital, but they’re also still buying a whole lot of physical media, and transactional VOD – the renting...
Video interview: Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose on competing with Amazon & iTunes
Netflix teams up with Dreamworks for its first original kids TV show: Turbo: F.A.S.T.

Fake law firm demands cash from Megaupload users with "settlement" offer

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With the federal government having shut down Megaupload on charges of copyright infringement, scammers betting on the gullibility of former Megaupload users are trying to make a sleazy payday. According to TorrentFreak, users of Megaupload have received letters from a non-existent German law firm called "Dr. Kroner & Kollegan,"...
Fake law firm demands cash from Megaupload users with "settlement" offer
Apple Offers Refurbished iPad Mini and 4th-Generation iPad for First Time

Dreamworks released the trailer of their latest animation, and guess what?

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Dreamworks released the trailer of their latest animation, and guess what?
Apple Releases Retina MacBook Pro SMC Update to Address Gaming Frame Rates and Fan Issues

M-GO video on-demand movie service launches, streams to PCs, Samsung and Vizio players

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Rushing in the door with yet another way to rent/buy movies over the internet, M-GO is promising it's the "people friendliest" service we've seen so far. Backed by Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, it's ready to stream movies PCs through their web browser, as well as connected devices preloaded with...
M-GO video on-demand movie service launches, streams to PCs, Samsung and Vizio players

DreamWorks Close to Buying AwesomenessTV, YouTube's Would-Be Nickelodeon

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Lots of big media companies have been investing in YouTube video-makers. Now it looks like one of them is going to buy one. DreamWorks Animation is close to a deal to acquire AwesomenessTV, a YouTube network aimed squarely at teens and tweens, according to people familiar with the proposed transaction....
DreamWorks Close to Buying AwesomenessTV, YouTube's Would-Be Nickelodeon

M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight

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M-Go, the online video service that was founded by Technicolor and Dreamworks, signed a licensing agreement with Lionsgate to get access the studio’s catalog. The deal includes all previous seasons of Mad Men, as well as next-day access to new episodes as the show gets back on the air next...
M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight

FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

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Cell phone unlocking in the United States became illegal in late January for new devices, prompting a White House petition urging the government to look into the issue. The petition on the WeThePeople platform successfully garnered the 100,000 signatures necessary for an official White House response, and the backlash over...
FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

YouTube's Ad Pitch, Take Two - Buy Our Stars, Not Hollywood's

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Last year YouTube gathered advertisers for a splashy event in New York, in hopes of getting marketers to move their dollars from TV to the world’s biggest video site. Last night YouTube tried the same thing, but changed its pitch. Instead of trying to convince ad buyers that YouTube’s stuff...
YouTube's Ad Pitch, Take Two - Buy Our Stars, Not Hollywood's

Zynga Appoints Founding Yahoo Exec Ellen Siminoff to Board of Directors

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Ellen Siminoff, President, and CEO of Shmoop University, an educational publishing company, and a founding executive at Yahoo, joined Zynga’s board of directors today. Siminoff joins DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, LinkedIn Founder and Chairman Reid Hoffman, Sidecar Rideshare CEO Sunil Paul,  Kleiner Perkins Partner Bing Gordon, LinkedIn board member Stanley J. Meresman, Zynga...
Zynga Appoints Founding Yahoo Exec Ellen Siminoff to Board of Directors

Vyclone, A Startup 2 Years In The Making, Launches With $2.7 Million From Ashton Kutcher, Live Nation And DreamWorks

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Two years ago, British musician Joe Sumner approached his relative David King Lassman with an idea. He noticed on tour that a lot of fans took mobile videos during concerts. There'd be hundreds of videos on YouTube from a single event, but there was no way to connect them all....
Vyclone, A Startup 2 Years In The Making, Launches With $2.7 Million From Ashton Kutcher, Live Nation And DreamWorks

How Steve Jobs helped Barack Obama’s re-election campaign get more social and go viral

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(Image via BusinessInsider) Barack Obama’s current Campaign Manager Jim Messina revealed recently that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs encouraged him to capitalize on technology in ways that are boosting the president’s second run for office. According to BusinessWeek, Messina quit his gig as the White House deputy chief of staff in January to...
How Steve Jobs helped Barack Obama’s re-election campaign get more social and go viral
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