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This Week in Media, From Google I/O to News Corp’s Split

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From Google I/O to News Corp’s plans, here’s a look at the most important news in the media world this week. Google I/O from a media perspective Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco was definitely the biggest piece of tech news this week, and also delivered its fair share of...
This Week in Media, From Google I/O to News Corp’s Split
The state of the crowdfunding industry: stronger than ever

Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

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Blinkbox, the UK-based film and TV-streaming service that’s built around rentals and purchases rather than monthly subscriptions, has announced a handful of new recruits to head up its new content services that will launch under the Blinkbox brand later this year. Remember that Tesco-owned Blinkbox snapped up music-streaming service We7...
Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services
'Avengers' director Joss Whedon's slow rise to the top of Hollywood

Interpreting Apple’s script

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True, Apple will not able to grow over the next 15 years as much as it has grown over the last 15. But CEO Tim Cook has listed several reasons why the tech giant still has plenty of room left to run. Apple CEO Tim Cook FORTUNE — Apple doesn’t...
Interpreting Apple’s script

Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

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Scott Hoffman is an agent at Folio Literary Management, representing some of the preeminent authors on bookstore shelves today. He comes from a varied background, having formerly run a lobbying firm in Washington, DC and transitioning out by getting an MBA in finance. He quickly realized it was a lifestyle...
Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

LulzSec: US indicts Ryan Cleary over hacking of Sony and Fox

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British citizen is already in UK custody on similar charges and could face extradition once case is finalisedA federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a 20-year-old British citizen on charges related to attacks by the LulzSec hacking group against the Fox and PBS television networks and Sony's film...
LulzSec: US indicts Ryan Cleary over hacking of Sony and Fox

Let Us Now Appraise Scripped’s Exploitation of Desperate Writers

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Are you an entertainment writer? Want to get fucked in the ass by someone who once met Kevin Spacey? I have some tremendous news! A company called “Scripped” has partnered with Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions to allow you to write about entertainment for absolutely no financial reward. But there...
Let Us Now Appraise Scripped’s Exploitation of Desperate Writers

Two Questions For Rupert Murdoch

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The first two big questions to resolve about the News Corp. split: Is this for real? I’ve talked to people in and out of the company (which also owns this Web site). who believe this is a News Corp. trial balloon, and that Rupert Murdoch hasn’t settled...
Two Questions For Rupert Murdoch
Time Warner spinning off print division Time Inc. to focus on film and TV businesses

Tesco trials new film and TV service

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Supermarket giant Tesco trials a new TV and film streaming service called Clubcard TV, amid growing competition in the on-demand space....
Tesco trials new film and TV service

iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?

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Online film and TV download and streaming services from blinkbox and iTunes take their turn in the home viewing spotlightEach week we look at two competing products and review what they offer consumers, from how much they cost to how they perform.Our reviewer will offer some thoughts based on his...
iTunes or Blinkbox - which is better?

Time Inc's historic brands hold out hope for rebirth as company crumbles

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As company spins off its magazine business, insiders and critics try to trace the downfall of a once-great US publishing empireTime was once the world's most influential magazine. Its founders virtually invented the modern news weekly and went on to become publishers of some of the most storied and popular...
Time Inc's historic brands hold out hope for rebirth as company crumbles

VOD platform Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other Latin American countries in 2013

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VOD service Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other countries, FayerWayer reports. The announcement was made by America Movil’s mobile arm Telcel during the presentation of its 4G/LTE network plans in Mexico. “We will have [Claro Video] in all other countries [where we operate],” said Telcel’s director of Added...
VOD platform Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other Latin American countries in 2013

Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

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Time for yet another Berlin startup to raise funding to fuel international growth. Moviepilot, the company behind a community-driven personal movie and TV show recommendation and discovery site with the same name, has secured $7 million in a Series B financing round led by DFJ Esprit. Notably, the VC firm...
Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

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Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. Photo: Amazon For the past two years, Amazon Studios director Roy Price has overseen a grand experiment in collaborative filmmaking, in which aspiring screenwriters and directors submit their ideas for judgment by hard-core movie lovers on Amazon.com and on Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service....
Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

Comcast expands Xfinity TV slate, offers MAX GO on tablets and smartphones

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Comcast is bringing MAX GO‘s film and TV content to its Xfinity TV customers with Cinemax subscriptions, the company announced today. Following the launch, users will be able to stream MAX GO’s programming at no extra charge on their computers and mobile devices (iOS and Android). According to Comcast, MAX...
Comcast expands Xfinity TV slate, offers MAX GO on tablets and smartphones

UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

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The British media regulator Ofcom has outlined its plans for tackling illegal filesharing — with a full “three strikes” policy for U.K. internet users finally set to come into force in 2014. Under the proposals, which were published on Tuesday, Ofcom says British ISPs would have to send warning letters...
UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

SurfTheChannel Owner Anton Vickerman Sentenced To Four Years In Jail For 'Conspiracy'

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In June, we underlined the disturbing UK ruling that found Anton Vickerman guilty of "conspiracy to defraud" for operating SurfTheChannel, a TV link indexing website that hosted no infringing content whatsoever. The case raised huge concerns from the very start, when police invited FACT (a private anti-piracy group) to join...
SurfTheChannel Owner Anton Vickerman Sentenced To Four Years In Jail For 'Conspiracy'

Jobs Biopic Has Its Woz: Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad

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Mr. Gad. (Twitter.com) The indie Steve Jobs biopic continues chugging along, locking in cast members with an eye to that award-season-friendly timeline. With Ashton Kutcher firmly ensconced in the lead role, the latest addition to the cast is Book of Mormon star Josh Gad. Variety reports he’s in talks to play...
Jobs Biopic Has Its Woz: Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad

MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

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Deadline Hollywood has the story of the MPAA sending out a list of key "talking points" to the two major presidential candidates, though we've heard that the same letter is being distributed to folks in Congress as well. It's the expected fluff and bogus info, but since these talking points...
MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East

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The Digital Life Design conference (DLD) opened up this morning with a panel discussion between media heavy weights and tech giants around strategies for the future. Moderated by Thomas Künstener, Vice President of Booz & Co, Dmitry Grishin, CEO of Mail.ru, Ahmet Özer, CEO of Trader Media East, Arkady Volozh,...
From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East

Blinkbox brings its UK video-on-demand service to Android tablets. We go hands-on

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With all the hoo-ha around the likes of LoveFilm, Netflix and BSkyB in the UK subscription video-on-demand (VoD) space, it can be easy to forget about Blinkbox, the film and TV streaming service that’s built around rentals and purchases rather than monthly subscriptions. Launched in April 2008 by former Channel...
Blinkbox brings its UK video-on-demand service to Android tablets. We go hands-on

Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

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What’s happening in New York City’s tech ecosystem is great — it’s what seemingly every city in the country, hell, the world, would love to see in their city. A thriving tech ecosystem leads to a thriving economy. “Vibrancy,” even. Mayor Bloomberg clearly knows that. Today at WeWork Labs,...
Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet

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Hulu Plus is now available on seven Android tablets, the online film and TV service Hulu announced today. As part of the launch, the company is also introducing a new user interface for its Hulu Plus app. The newly supported devices are the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola...
Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet

Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July

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Netflix has signed a multi-year agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to license some of the studio’s programming for its Latin American online streaming service, the company announced today. As from July, Latin American users will be able to stream previous episodes of TV series such as ’24,’ ‘Prison Break,’ ‘The...
Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July

What Makes Video "Professional"?

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What is “professional video”? What is “premium content”? What is worthy of attention and advertising dollars? It used to be easy — if you were paid to create it for either a movie theater or a TV network, it was professional and premium. And everything else was crap. Then along...
What Makes Video "Professional"?

Disney comes to Blinkbox in UK and Ireland, streaming many titles from the same day as DVD releases

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Following the news last week that Disney UK & Ireland has partnered with Google to provide movies via YouTube and Google Play, the entertainment giant has now signed a deal with UK online film service, Blinkbox. Film and TV fans will be able to buy or rent the latest titles...
Disney comes to Blinkbox in UK and Ireland, streaming many titles from the same day as DVD releases

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

Time Warner's Net Rises

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Time Warner's third-quarter net profit rose 1.9% as the media conglomerate's margins were helped by lower costs. But revenue was hurt by a double-digit drop from the film and TV entertainment division....
Time Warner's Net Rises
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