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Amazon, Viacom deal brings more TV shows to Prime Instant Video service

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Just as rumors indicated yesterday, Amazon has announced a new licensing deal with Viacom that will add TV shows from its networks -- MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon and the rest -- to the Prime Instant Video service. There's still no word on any potential spinning off...
Amazon, Viacom deal brings more TV shows to Prime Instant Video service

Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

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Amazon will announce web video deal with Viacom that will put it in a great spot to compete more directly with Netflix, reports Reuters. Amazon's Prime Instant Video has usually been an add-on for Amazon Prime customers, but Viacom owns a boatlaod of content that could make Amazon's video...
Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

Twitter Breaks Record During Super Bowl XLVI: 12,233 Tweets Per Second

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Meanwhile, TV viewership of the New York Giants' 21-17 defeat over the New England Patriots remained flat, if not a bit down, from last year. Twitter connected last night on its hashtag Hail Mary. The social service set a new record during Super Bowl XLVI--12,233 tweets per second at the...
Twitter Breaks Record During Super Bowl XLVI: 12,233 Tweets Per Second

Reuters: Amazon Prime Instant Video close to Viacom deal, standalone service launch

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So far, 2012 has been quiet for Amazon's all-you-can-eat video streaming service, but that could change soon as Reuters cites anonymous sources claiming the retailer will lock up a deal with Viacom (Paramount Studios, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, etc.) soon. That would reportedly be one of the final steps to...
Reuters: Amazon Prime Instant Video close to Viacom deal, standalone service launch

Watch Out Netflix: Amazon to Stream Everything From Spongebob to Jersey Shore

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Amazon's on-demand streaming video offering just got a whole lot more attractive. The company announced today that they signed a deal with Viacom, allowing them to offer thousands of new videos from sources like MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, BET and Nickelodeon, among others. In total, Amazon Prime will have over...
Watch Out Netflix: Amazon to Stream Everything From Spongebob to Jersey Shore
DirecTV to lose MTV, Comedy Central, and 24 other Viacom channels tomorrow due to contract disputes

Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

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Social video network Twitvid has closed another acquisition today, following its March deal which involved bringing the team from daily deals aggregator Frugalo on board. Today, the company is announcing it has acquired Cull TV, an independent music video sharing site, which CTO John Hurliman describes as a little bit like Pandora...
Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon shows to Amazon Prime

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Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that it has inked a deal with another major content provider — Viacom — to bring shows from networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land VH1 to its Prime Instant Video subscription service....
Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon shows to Amazon Prime

Hackers target 15 Lebanese government websites, calling for better living standards

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15 Lebanese governmental sites were taken down this morning by a group of hackers identifying themselves as, “Raise Your Voice,” Reuters reports. The 15 websites, which Now Lebanon describes as “redundant”, all featured the same message, calling for an improvement in living standards, and for the Lebanese government to bring...
Hackers target 15 Lebanese government websites, calling for better living standards

Sean Parker’s Airtime officially launches to create shared experiences with people you know

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The much hyped, yet highly secretive Airtime, founded by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, has finally revealed itself to be We first heard wind of the startup back in September, where we only knew it was operating in the live video space. At the time, Parker hoped his company would, and we...
Sean Parker’s Airtime officially launches to create shared experiences with people you know

MTV launches archives on demand and catch up services for the UK

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MTV viewers in the UK can now use a catch-up service and watch 24 hours or a week of past programming. MTV On Demand (MTV OD) means that fans of the channel can now watch their favourite shows when it suits them. The service charges a fee of £2 for...
MTV launches archives on demand and catch up services for the UK

MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV

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DirecTV and Viacom failed to come to an agreement on distribution fees, resulting in more than 20 million customers losing access to some of the most popular cable networks. [Read more]...
MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV

10gen, the company behind NoSQL database system MongoDB, raises $42 million

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The company behind NoSQL database MongoDB, 10gen, has raised $42 million in new funding in a round led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from prior backers Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures and Flybridge Capital. The company has raised over $73 million to date. The proceeds of the fresh financing...
10gen, the company behind NoSQL database system MongoDB, raises $42 million

Sprint brings live TV and video on demand to the iPhone with the SprintTV app

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US operator Sprint has announced the release of its SprintTV iOS app, which brings on-the-go access to TV and video content to its customers. The app allows its iPhone-owners using Sprint to catch live TV and video-on-demand content on their device for free. The programming selection includes news, sports and...
Sprint brings live TV and video on demand to the iPhone with the SprintTV app

Amazon adds shows from MTV, Nickelodeon, and seven other channels to Prime Instant Video

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If being able to stream episodes of Jersey Shore is what it takes to get customers to pay for Prime, Amazon is willing to go the distance. The company has just signed an agreement with Viacom that will add content from nine channels, including MTV and Comedy Central, to...
Amazon adds shows from MTV, Nickelodeon, and seven other channels to Prime Instant Video
Movile Launches Zeewe TV, A New Social Video Service Aimed At The Latino Market

Twitter said to be readying its own reality TV show

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There's murmurings that the social network is looking to create an original television series -- think MTV's The Real World but via tweet. [Read more]...
Twitter said to be readying its own reality TV show

Twitter hits a peak of 12K tweets per second during Super Bowl

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Twitter users sent 12,233 tweets per second at the end of last night’s big game. The Super Bowl halftime show featuring Madonna saw 10,245 tweets per second. Just one month ago, the service saw 9,420 tweets per second during a Sunday football game featuring Tim Tebow. For contrast, Twitter saw...
Twitter hits a peak of 12K tweets per second during Super Bowl

MTV on demand launches in the UK, now everyone's got a 'banker' for those cold nights

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If you, or your kids, wish to view the dionysian exploits of Newcastle's finest at any hour of the day, then you're in luck. MTV has unveiled an online on-demand service in the UK that will allow you to binge-watch Geordie Shore and other shows of its ilk for...
MTV on demand launches in the UK, now everyone's got a 'banker' for those cold nights
Viacom pulls "The Daily Show" offline as a result of contract dispute
Big 'Halo 4' news coming from Conan O'Brien tomorrow, sources suggest November 6th release date
SprintTV comes to iPhone bringing ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Disney, MTV and Comedy Central with it

Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce To iPhone & iPad, Announces 1 Million Users

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Pinterest rival Fancy, which thinks it has figured out social commerce (or at least, before Pinterest did), is announcing today that it has reached 1 million users as well as an average of $50,000 worth of commerce through its service each week. To help further grow its shopping platform, which...
Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce To iPhone & iPad, Announces 1 Million Users
Video apps seeing strong growth with Facebook Timeline

MTV Takes The Beta Label Off Its Music Meter App For Finding New Artists

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MTV is unveiling an update to its Music Meter mobile app today. This is version 2.0, and also the first version to abandon the “beta testing” label, suggesting that MTV has worked out any early kinks — and is ready to make money. The app first launched in March 2011...
MTV Takes The Beta Label Off Its Music Meter App For Finding New Artists
Viacom puts 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert Report' episodes back online

Group Commerce raises $21 million for white-label e-commerce platform play

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Group Commerce, a company that provides publishers, media companies and brands with a versatile e-commerce platform, has raised just south of $21 million in new funding according to a regulatory filing that surfaces earlier this morning. To date, Group Commerce had raised $18 million from investors like Spark Capital, Carmel...
Group Commerce raises $21 million for white-label e-commerce platform play

Kohler VibrAcoustic baths bombard your senses with light and sound to drown out stress

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Bathtime isn't just for luxuriating in champs and bubbles as part of an MTV-guided tour of your Manhattan high-rise (we're looking at you Ms. Carey). It's also for taking some well-deserved time off to undo pent up stress and get yourself clean with the help of an audiovisual assault....
Kohler VibrAcoustic baths bombard your senses with light and sound to drown out stress

The Internet Hasn't Killed the Radio Star: Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman's Full Dive Into Media Interview

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Bob Pittman helped build MTV, and then he helped build AOL. Both, at the time, were brand-new ways to deliver and consume media, and they helped reshape entire industries. So what is he doing running a radio and billboard company? The Clear Channel CEO explained his newest job choice to...
The Internet Hasn't Killed the Radio Star: Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman's Full Dive Into Media Interview

Tape.tv Raises $6.2 million To Begin An International Roll-Out

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tape.tv has been around for a while – since July 2008 to be exact. It operates like a mix between an online version of MTV and Pandora. Just like the latter service, on Tape.tv users can skip, like or dislike the videos as they play, so the service starts to...
Tape.tv Raises $6.2 million To Begin An International Roll-Out
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