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Adobe and NBC team up for the first-ever Olympics apps

T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

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Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from Fox News, the Associated Press, Campus Insiders and ACC Digital Network. Those looking to...
T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

LIVE: Broadcast TV Footage From New York Covering Sandy Wreckage

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For now, NBC 4 in New York have live broadcast footage from Hurricane Sandy. View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com. Please follow Business Insider on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
LIVE: Broadcast TV Footage From New York Covering Sandy Wreckage

AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

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AOL’s Q4 earnings today saw that company (which owns TechCrunch) finally make a turnaround, after 8 years of decline, into revenue growth, with overall sales of $599.5 million. But there are still a lot of areas that are seeing flat or declining revenues, and some that are loss-making: among those...
AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

Amazon Testing a $7.99 Per Month Prime Subscription

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Reader Scott noticed that Amazon is now testing a $7.99 per month Prime subscription (instead of $79 per year), a price that is very familiar to Netflix and Hulu Plus subscribers. I was able to confirm the pricing on the Amazon website and capture a screen shot: Here's a fullsized screenshot...
Amazon Testing a $7.99 Per Month Prime Subscription

Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

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AltSec claimed they got them from a FBI agent's laptop. David Schuetz proved they lied. FORTUNE -- Last week, the AltSec hacker group claimed it found 1 million UDIDs -- the numbers by with Apple (AAPL) identifies iOS devices -- on an FBI agent's laptop. They used the purported discovery as...
Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

Laurene Powell Jobs Appears On Rock Center

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The Apple guru's widow is speaking out in favor of the Dream Act and other immigration reforms. Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, gave her first interview since the Apple guru's death to NBC's Rock Center to talk about her new project: Fighting for the Dream Act and other...
Laurene Powell Jobs Appears On Rock Center

Yes, Twitter Banning a Journalist for Heckling NBC Really Was That Bad

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Twitter's decision to ban a journalist critical of a business partner shows the company doesn't understand its outsized role in the media ecosystem....
Yes, Twitter Banning a Journalist for Heckling NBC Really Was That Bad

Critic Of NBC Olympics Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended for Posting Exec's Email

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Twitter shut down Independent reporter Guy Adams after he tweeted a top NBC executive’s email address. Adams has been a staunch critic of NBC’s Olympics coverage, tweeting up a storm about NBC’s factual inaccuracies and other broadcast shortcomings. Adams tweeted the corporate email address of Gary Zenkel, President of the NBC...
Critic Of NBC Olympics Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended for Posting Exec's Email

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Huffington Post Ad Sales Chief Ousted Over 9-Year-Old Arrest Warrant (AOL)

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Huffington Post sales head Moritz Loew was dismissed from his job after only three months when a background check turned up a DWI charge from 2003, according to Ad Age: He also confirmed that his dismissal centered around a background check turning up an old, outstanding warrant for failure to...
Huffington Post Ad Sales Chief Ousted Over 9-Year-Old Arrest Warrant (AOL)
Twitter: you crossed the line

YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

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The less said about the quality of NBC’s Olympics coverage in the U.S., the better, but in terms of the quantity of live and recorded Olympics video streamed this year, the partnership between NBC and YouTube clearly worked out well. Even by YouTube’s standards, live streaming the Olympics for NBC...
YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers
PSA: Don't Walk Across an Icy Central Park Pond Just to Take Instagrams

Daily Report: Twitter Learns a Lesson

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Both Twitter and NBC have apologized to Guy Adams, a British newspaper reporter for The Independent, for suspending his account after he criticized Olympic coverage. The incident may be a defining moment for Twitter....
Daily Report: Twitter Learns a Lesson

Editor's Letter: Homecoming

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week is over, dear readers, and it's been an eventful one for me. I spent a few days in Detroit, wrapping up some testing for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year...
Editor's Letter: Homecoming

DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

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For quite some time now, we've been reporting on how the big television players were so upset that Hulu and Netflix were dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st century (even though they owned Hulu) that they were working on plans to kill off both services -- or at...
DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix
Leaked Apple device IDs likely stolen from digital publishing company, not FBI

Microsoft and NBC to part ways; MSNBC to lose the 'MS'

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MSNBC.com will be no more after NBC buys back Microsoft's shares and rebrands the site to NBCNews.com, The Daily Beast reports. [Read more]...
Microsoft and NBC to part ways; MSNBC to lose the 'MS'

NBC shuts down data-driven publishing site EveryBlock

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The hyperlocal source of news and information, heralded as an innovative approach to media, wasn't doing well has a business, NBC says. [Read more]...
NBC shuts down data-driven publishing site EveryBlock

Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

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For the first time in years, Apple will manufacture computers in the United States, the chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, said in interviews with NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek. As an icon of American technology success and innovation, Apple has been criticized in recent years for outsourcing jobs abroad....
Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

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Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter. The Independent’s Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC’s Olympic coverage, reappeared on the service midday Tuesday. Here’s a look at his return plus...
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

Yes, The DOJ Thinks It's A Crime When A 12 Year Old Reads The NY Times

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We've been talking a lot lately about the need for serious reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which was initially supposed to be a law about malicious hacking, but has been used repeatedly by the DOJ and others to attack something so simple as a minor terms...
Yes, The DOJ Thinks It's A Crime When A 12 Year Old Reads The NY Times

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

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My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to a source with knowledge of the company. I’m hearing that it’s not quite a done deal, but that it’s looking very likely. Naturally, I called Owen to ask...
Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

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The very private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave his first two wide-ranging interviews and both will publish Thursday. And he even made some news: Apple is bringing some of its manufacturing, for at least one product, the Mac, back home to the U.S., he revealed in a Q&A with...
Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

Walmart Workers Post Video Of Themselves Destroying iPads, Then Promptly Get Fired

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Walmart employees posted a video of themselves destroying merchandise in a Kentucky Walmart, reports NBC station WLEX18. "This is why you don't buy an iPad from Walmart," says a man at the beginning of a video. The workers then proceed to chuck boxes across what looks like a stockroom, slamming...
Walmart Workers Post Video Of Themselves Destroying iPads, Then Promptly Get Fired

TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars

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How studios and networks continue to profit after the Academy Awards. Taking social media food photography to the next level. NBC struggles to recover from its ratings plunge....
TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars
After so many hacks, why won't Java just go away?

Satirical Twitter Account NBC Delayed Is The Best Part Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

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If you’ve grown sick of these NBC/Olympics stories, too bad! We have nearly two weeks of Olympics and their respective tape delays left. I don’t even want to count how many hours of delayed Ryan Seacrest that is. Here is a wild, EXCLUSIVE, Olympic story that could only be found...
Satirical Twitter Account NBC Delayed Is The Best Part Of NBC's Olympics Coverage
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