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Aereo's assault on old school 'Pay TV' continues with 22 new cities & $38M round

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Well, it's another one of those weeks where a single comment won both the "funniest" and "most insightful" categories -- and this week it did so by a hell of a lot -- over 50% more than second place in either category. Basically, you guys freaking loved this comment. It...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Redbox & Sony reach DVD deal that ensures zero delay on new releases

Talking Tom Cat takes Outfit7 past 360m downloads and 100m users

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'The next Harry Potter will come from a mobile app,' says executive chairman Narry SinghOutfit7 is the mobile apps startup that made its name with Talking Tom Cat: a virtual pet on iPhone that repeated people's words back to them in a squeaky voice.He has since spawned a sequel, as...
Talking Tom Cat takes Outfit7 past 360m downloads and 100m users

Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

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Last year, a group of entertainment companies known collectively as RettighedsAlliancen sent a demand to the Danish Bailiff Court (known locally as Fogedretten) to have the country’s Internet service providers block US-based streaming music service Grooveshark. RettighedsAlliancen chief Maria Fredenslund said that Grooveshark had no content agreements or licenses with...
Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

NZ deems Megaupload inquiry flawed as Kim Dotcom vows to ride again

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The ongoing legal investigations against Kim Dotcom, proprietor of the file-hosting service Megaupload, may have been undermined by a failure of intelligence officials to themselves follow the law. New Zealand prime minister John Key on Monday said he has ordered an inquiry in to “unlawful interception of certain individuals by the...
NZ deems Megaupload inquiry flawed as Kim Dotcom vows to ride again

Kim Dotcom granted access to police evidence

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Internet entrepreneur to be provided with copies of evidence relevant to US investigation into alleged online piracyA New Zealand court granted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom access on Friday to all evidence seized by police in a 2012 raid, bolstering the internet entrepreneur's fight against extradition to the United States to...
Kim Dotcom granted access to police evidence
Forget the living room: Amazon is fighting for your whole damn house

TV Analyst: Kids Love Netflix, And Disney Should Break Them Of That Nasty Habit

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The broadest, most obvious trend in media consumption is the shift to an on-demand world, where content is available when you want it on whatever device you're using. In the day-to-day, this gets lost behind neverending squabbles about licensing, and severely limited offerings accompanied by bold statements about embracing technology—but...
TV Analyst: Kids Love Netflix, And Disney Should Break Them Of That Nasty Habit
IAB study: mobile video isn't really all that mobile, after all
With Bloomberg TV, Aereo takes the first step in truly disrupting the old pay TV business model
Twitter seeks more TV time with media hire Ben Grossman
ValCom sues Megaupload for millions over copyright infringement
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships
The DeanBeat: Disney starts a cross-platform toy war with Activision

Analysts: THQ has taken a step in the right direction

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Many eyes in the gaming industry will be on THQ on Thursday, Feb. 2 when it releases its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. The video game publisher’s future has been questioned recently after multiple layoffs, rumors of game cancellations, and poor stock performance. THQ is one...
Analysts: THQ has taken a step in the right direction

Screen Media Ventures launches free-to-use movie streaming app with Tapjoy

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Screen Media Ventures is adapting the free-to-play business model from games to its streaming movie service in a partnership with mobile monetization firm Tapjoy. Free-to-play has fueled the growth of gaming on social and mobile platforms. Tapjoy hopes...
Screen Media Ventures launches free-to-use movie streaming app with Tapjoy

Damaging The Internet Is Not Acceptable Collateral Damage In The Copyright Wars

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Cory Doctorow has a fantastic opinion piece over in the Guardian in which he talks about how unfortunate it is that people seem to think that it's okay to damage the internet in any and all attempts to stop copyright infringement. The whole thing is absolutely worth reading, so here...
Damaging The Internet Is Not Acceptable Collateral Damage In The Copyright Wars

Apple at work on redesign of iTunes Store, report claims

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Apple is at work on a major redesign of the iTunes Store, 9to5Mac claims to have learned. Plans are recently said to have been revealed to a number of record labels and other entertainment companies. The exact details are being kept private, but a redesign for the Mac/Windows version of...
Apple at work on redesign of iTunes Store, report claims

French Court Says IP Address Does Not Identify A User

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Michael Scott points us to the news that a French court has ruled that an IP address is not enough to identify a single individual. Now, obviously, many of us agree with this general point, and we've brought that up time and time again in the past when lawsuits insisted...
French Court Says IP Address Does Not Identify A User

We Watch Our Phones More Than We Watch TV, But The PC Wins The Day

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Earlier today we saw a significant move from MTV to launch a social mobile TV service and some research out from InMobi today underscores just why these kinds of moves are so important right now for TV companies: In its most recent quarterly report on mobile media consumption, InMobi surveyed...
We Watch Our Phones More Than We Watch TV, But The PC Wins The Day

Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, "TV Everywhere" Is Nowhere

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People are streaming online video more than ever before but only 17 percent of pay TV subscribers have watched cable programming online using so-called “TV Everywhere” services, according to a new study. The study, from research firm GfK Media, is the latest bad news for big media companies’ TV Everywhere...
Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, "TV Everywhere" Is Nowhere

ISP Walks Out of Piracy Talks: "We're Not The Internet Police"

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In many countries around the world the entertainment industries are attempting to engage Internet service providers in their battle against online piracy. The music and movie industries have persuaded some to begin sending warning notifications to subscribers which advise them that their infringing activities have been monitored. In addition to...
ISP Walks Out of Piracy Talks: "We're Not The Internet Police"

Republicans' brief flash of intellectual property insight | Dan Gillmor

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A report criticising the absurd copyright laws that stifle innovation was stomped on by GOP hierarchs. But we need a reform agendaA small outburst of policy sanity broke out from Republican party circles last weekend. Even though it was stamped out immediately, it's sparking a renewed conversation about the state...
Republicans' brief flash of intellectual property insight | Dan Gillmor

Intel Talking to Networks About Internet TV Service

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Intel has held preliminary talks with entertainment companies recently about creating a service for accessing television shows over the Internet. The chip maker envisions the service as a bundle of television channels akin to the packages of content that consumers currently get from cable and satellite television providers....
Intel Talking to Networks About Internet TV Service

Ouya surpasses its funding goal on Kickstarter by $7.6M

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The Android-based video game console Ouya successfully completed its funding tonight, raising about $8.6M in total — roughly $7.6M more than its original $950,000 goal. Ouya, the startup responsible for the project, gained more than 63,000 backers in less than one month. The campaign began on July 10 and...
Ouya surpasses its funding goal on Kickstarter by $7.6M

Stardock Producer Shares Four Tips For Building Loyal Fans

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If I had to choose one company as the antithesis to Ubisoft's boneheaded take on business, I would probably choose Stardock. Stardock is one of those companies that continues to do everything right while many other companies in the video game industry insist it is wrong. So, it really comes...
Stardock Producer Shares Four Tips For Building Loyal Fans

4 Ways the Entertainment Industry is Getting More Social

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David A. Yovanno is the CEO of Gigya, Inc., a leading social optimization platform for online business. He can be found on Twitter at @daveyovanno or e-mail dave(at)gigya(dot)com.Now that most social networks are supporting functionality on third party sites — via Facebook Connect, Sign in with Twitter, Yahoo! Open...
4 Ways the Entertainment Industry is Getting More Social

Halfway Through The Year: How’re The Predictions Doing?

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It’s time to review how my Predictions 2012 are faring, now that half the year has slipped by (that was fast, no?). One thing that stands out is the timing wrt Twitter – my first two predictions were about the company, and now that I think about it, given the...
Halfway Through The Year: How’re The Predictions Doing?

uTorrent Listens To Reddit After Backlash Over Toolbar Installer

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Apparently everything is available for free on the web these days. Music, movies, TV shows, games – you name it – it’s all just a click away. New business models must be found, the tide is way too strong to hold back, the genie is out of the bottle. It’s...
uTorrent Listens To Reddit After Backlash Over Toolbar Installer
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?