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Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

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Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Media Services, a new set of tools and analytics to help developers build massively scaling media delivery services involving real-time video. For example, Microsoft claims that “Last year several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 Olympics.” That in mind,...
Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device
BitTorrent's new SoShare app lets you share files of up to 1TB for free

With the launch of Xbox Music, Zune is truly no more

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It's over, folks. Or at least nearly over. Write it down -- time of death: 12:01AM ET, October 16. That's when the Zune brand is officially no more, and "Xbox Music/Video" and its store replace the Zune Marketplace; the final, quiet end of a brand that's been waning for...
With the launch of Xbox Music, Zune is truly no more

Bloomberg: Amazon is planning an Android-based smartphone

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While most of the Amazon hardware rumors since the Kindle Fire launched have centered around a 10-inch version of the tablet, Bloomberg's "people with knowledge of the matter" say a smartphone is in the works. The rumors center around a purported chase for wireless patents (presumably so Amazon can...
Bloomberg: Amazon is planning an Android-based smartphone

Vimeo introduces content ratings for videos, keeps its platform in check

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Vimeo's certainly made its presence felt inside multiple media-delivery mezzanines, but the video service isn't forgetting all about the basics: its own platform. As such, Vimeo today announced some more changes to its website, which will see the introduction of a content rating system for published videos. The most...
Vimeo introduces content ratings for videos, keeps its platform in check

7digital music store to hit Toshiba Connected TVs across Europe, starting September

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London-based media delivery company 7digital this morning announced that it has been selected as European music partner for Toshiba’s Connected TVs, marking the UK firm’s first move into the ‘smart TV’ market. A co-branded store will allow users to discover, buy, create playlists and stream music from 7digital’s 20-million strong...
7digital music store to hit Toshiba Connected TVs across Europe, starting September

It’s Better Than Nothing: Nokia Play To App Brings DLNA To Lumia Phones

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Nokia is beefing up its Lumia handsets with a bit of DLNA baked into its Windows Phone Nokia Play To app. The app is currently in beta and available for download at Nokia’s Beta Labs. The company debuted the app last summer for it Symbian handsets (demo video below). Do...
It’s Better Than Nothing: Nokia Play To App Brings DLNA To Lumia Phones

BitTorrent launches SoShare, an 'unlimited' file delivery service that lets you send up to a terabyte for free

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BitTorrent on Friday announced the public beta launch of SoShare, a free file delivery service designed by the company’s engineers and based on the BitTorrent protocol. The company says it lets you send an unlimited amount of files, up to a terabyte for free. BitTorrent says SoShare was created because...
BitTorrent launches SoShare, an 'unlimited' file delivery service that lets you send up to a terabyte for free
You Can't Live Without Your iPhone! Because That's How You Tell if It's Raining.

Eyetease bags Verifone deal for iTaxiTop in London, soon you'll be seeing news, ads and more on the roof of your cab

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London TechCity startup Eyetease has signed a deal with Verifone Media for its iTaxiTop digital media screens to be rolled out on the top of London’s iconic black cabs. The deal (of undisclosed amount) will bring a wealth of “digital content” (ads) as well as the latest news, public information...
Eyetease bags Verifone deal for iTaxiTop in London, soon you'll be seeing news, ads and more on the roof of your cab

Adobe Launches Primetime To Facilitate TV Everywhere Services, Signs Up Comcast & NBC Sports As Customers

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Adobe has changed the way it sells technology used to enabled high-quality streaming services from TV networks and other video providers. With the launch of Adobe Primetime — previously know as Project Primetime — the technology company is providing a suite of tools for video delivery. And it’s signed up...
Adobe Launches Primetime To Facilitate TV Everywhere Services, Signs Up Comcast & NBC Sports As Customers
'South Park' creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker focus on storytelling, not 'disruption'

This Week at Microsoft

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Happy Friday dear readers, it’s time to move on to the weekend, but before we disperse, let’s take a few moments to stare back over the past few days of Microsoft news. A recap before your nightcap, if you will. I want to flag that Microsoft is being coy with...
This Week at Microsoft

Call of Duty, Minecraft, CastelMiner and Grand Theft Auto score most users on Xbox Live in 2012

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Today Microsoft’s Major Nelson revealed the most popular Xbox titles for 2012 across a number of categories. Games were scored across two main metrics: “unique users per day connected to Xbox Live,” or the number of full versions that a game sold during the calendar year. The top titles won’t surprise you:...
Call of Duty, Minecraft, CastelMiner and Grand Theft Auto score most users on Xbox Live in 2012

ITU approves the H.265 video format, takes us closer to high-quality mobile video

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Any smartphone owner who's ever watched a streaming HD video buffer... and buffer... and buffer on even LTE connections will appreciate the ITU's speediness today. Just months after MPEG proposed the extra-miserly H.265 video codec, the ITU has approved it as an official standard. As it's greenlit so far,...
ITU approves the H.265 video format, takes us closer to high-quality mobile video

Top jobs of the week in tech

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We have just about recovered from our Structure:Europe-induced jet lag, and just in time: We wanted to be 100 percent awake and alert for yesterday’s Apple event. We also have the latest job listing for you, from companies across the nation: Synacor, a cloud-based media delivery company, is hiring for Principal Engineer...
Top jobs of the week in tech
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