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You Can Take The Company Out Of The DRM Business, But You Can't Take The DRM Business Out Of The Company

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Rovi is the company that used to be called Macrovision. It got its start as the annoying DRM for VCRs and expanded into all kinds of DRM over the years. In 2008, it bought GemStar-TV Guide and was then in the TV Guide producing business as well. While it eventually...
You Can Take The Company Out Of The DRM Business, But You Can't Take The DRM Business Out Of The Company

Sainsbury's pairs up with Rovi for video service, stays ahead of the techie curve

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Beloved UK supermarket Sainsbury's is making a big push into digital media, after snapping up e-book retailer Anobii and music company Global Media Vault, it's now partnering with Rovi for a digital video service. Launching later in the year, it'll offer video-on-demand and downloadable copies of "major" film and...
Sainsbury's pairs up with Rovi for video service, stays ahead of the techie curve

Yahoo! chairman Roy Bostock and three others to leave its board

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Things have been heating up at Yahoo! ever since it hired its new CEO Scott Thompson away from his post at PayPal. Most notably, one of its founders, Jerry Yang, resigned from its board of directors. More changes are on the way, according to a report by AllThingsD. Four board...
Yahoo! chairman Roy Bostock and three others to leave its board

Forget Photo-Sharing; DabKick Is All About Photo-Showing

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Ever want to walk someone through your vacation photos while you’re chatting with them on the phone? Your best options might be using video chat or screensharing, or working out an awkward routine where you tell the other person to advance to the next picture. But it’s not really like...
Forget Photo-Sharing; DabKick Is All About Photo-Showing

Ammado Raises $9m To Solve Global Giving Problem

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Following the trend towards global platforms for raising money, such as Kickstarter, Ammado, which connects charities with donors, has raised €7 million ($9m), and signed up several multinational partners. The investment round was led by Belgiun-based Saffelburg Investments, which put in €5.5m and John Ryan, founder of Rovi, who put...
Ammado Raises $9m To Solve Global Giving Problem

Toshiba to launch TVs with DivX Plus Streaming certification

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Just in case you didn't have enough content options from the likes of Roku and your cable set top box, Toshiba has partnered with Rovi to integrate the DivX Plus Streaming codec into a new line of TVs. The streaming format promises enhanced multimedia controls like multi-language subtitles, resume...
Toshiba to launch TVs with DivX Plus Streaming certification

Yahoo's Chairman Is Out Because Marissa Mayer Was Not His First Choice For CEO (YHOO)

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Yahoo just announced that chairman Fred Amoroso will step down in June. We've communicated with three Yahoo sources since the news broke. Given what they told us, we think this why Amoroso is out: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wasn't his first choice for CEO. The day after Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson...
Yahoo's Chairman Is Out Because Marissa Mayer Was Not His First Choice For CEO (YHOO)

Yahoo Chair Roy Bostock, 3 Directors Step Down in ‘Soft eBay Takeover’

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Outgoing Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock. Image courtesy Duke University Yahoo’s transformation continues as board chairman Roy Bostock and directors Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur Kern, and Gary Wilson agreed to stand down from their roles at the next shareholders’ meeting. The board elected ex-Rovi CEO Alfred Amoroso and Maynard Webb, Jr., formerly...
Yahoo Chair Roy Bostock, 3 Directors Step Down in ‘Soft eBay Takeover’

Report: Yahoo board losing four members, including chairman Roy Bostock

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Last month Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigned from the company, and today the shakeup continues with AllThingsD reporting that four long-standing board members will be leaving — including the current chairman. According to the report, chairman Roy Bostock will be leaving along with Gary Wilson, Arthur Kern, and HP...
Report: Yahoo board losing four members, including chairman Roy Bostock

Jinni Is Building A Smart ‘Taste Engine’ For Google TV (Screenshots)

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By now, I’m sure you’ll be aware that Google yesterday introduced Google TV, a platform with the potential of moving us closer to real integration between television and the Internet. In the blog post announcing the new platform, Google mentioned that it has already started building strategic alliances with a...
Jinni Is Building A Smart ‘Taste Engine’ For Google TV (Screenshots)

Where To Now For Yahoo? Thompson Out, Loeb & Co In

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Over the weekend, Yahoo!'s embattled CEO Scott Thompson finally did the honorable thing and stood down. Ex-President of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media division, Ross Levinsohn, has been named interim Chief Executive Officer. Hedge fund shareholder Daniel Loeb - whose firm Third Point owned 5.8% of Yahoo - and his...
Where To Now For Yahoo? Thompson Out, Loeb & Co In

Q&A with Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong

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In the first half of 2013, Facebook has made a number of moves to improve its platform for entertainment and lifestyle applications. New Timeline sections give users a place to save and display their favorite books, movies, TV shows and music. Developers can use new common Open Graph actions...
Q&A with Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong

Facebook partners with Rovi to bring more in-depth movie and TV content info to user profiles

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Facebook has announced it will be integrating digital entertainment service Rovi Corporation into its platform. The two companies have agreed to form a partnership whereby Rovi’s information database of movies, TV shows, and celebrities will be tied into Facebook profiles. By doing so, it will allow the social network’s users...
Facebook partners with Rovi to bring more in-depth movie and TV content info to user profiles

Engadget HD Podcast 327 - 12.04.2012

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Welcome to the Engadget 4K Podcast. We're not changing our name yet but if trends continue we may have to slip an "Ultra" in there somewhere as super high-res news flowed forth last week from Sony, Red and Sharp. We've also got some interesting news from Ceton and a...
Engadget HD Podcast 327 - 12.04.2012

Toshiba first to have range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified TVs in UK

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Rovi has revealed that Toshiba will be the first television manufacturer to launch a range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified HDTVs. The addition of DivX Plus Streaming to the televisions will allow users to watch streaming content with typical features found in DVD and Blu-ray Disc usage, such as support for...
Toshiba first to have range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified TVs in UK

Music And Videos Go Live On BlackBerry World Web Store Ahead Of Today's BB10 Launch

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Today is D-Day for BlackBerry-maker RIM. Or rather BB10 day — as the company will finally do the big reveal of its rebooted mobile OS platform. With hours to go until the launch event kicks off, RIM has flicked the multimedia switch for its revamped BlackBerry World web store —...
Music And Videos Go Live On BlackBerry World Web Store Ahead Of Today's BB10 Launch

Exclusive: Silver Lake eyes digital media, makes Ex-NDS CEO Dave Habiger senior advisor

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Private equity firm Silver Lake has tapped Dave Habiger to expand its work in the digital media space. Habiger, who until last year served as the CEO of U.K.-based pay TV set-top box maker NDS, is joining the firm as senior advisor to the value creation team. Silver Lake is...
Exclusive: Silver Lake eyes digital media, makes Ex-NDS CEO Dave Habiger senior advisor

Ceton previews DVR companion apps on Android and iOS, teases Echo beta 'soon'

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A quick stop by the Intel pavilion here at NAB 2012 revealed our friends from Ceton hiding within, and even though we just saw the Q DVR and Echo companion extender on our last trip to Vegas a few months ago, there's a few new items to show already....
Ceton previews DVR companion apps on Android and iOS, teases Echo beta 'soon'

Andy McNab sells stake in Mobcast ebook business to Tesco

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Former SAS soldier makes almost £1m from sale of ebook platform he co-foundedFormer SAS man Andy McNab has made almost £1m after selling the ebook platform he co-founded to Tesco for £4.5m.Mobcast, which has 130,000 titles available for download to tablet computers and mobile phones, was founded by the soldier-cum-author...
Andy McNab sells stake in Mobcast ebook business to Tesco

Without notice, Rovi is shutting down its OTA TV guide service

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The company with so much love it changed its name to fool its fans is at it again, this time killing the signal that provides guide data directly to many televisions and set-top boxes. You see, before changing its name from Macrovision, Rovi acquired Gemstar-TV guide in 2008 --...
Without notice, Rovi is shutting down its OTA TV guide service

Yahoo Tries To Compromise With Dan Loeb, But The Fight Is Still On (YHOO)

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To try and avoid a proxy fight with activist shareholder Dan Loeb, Yahoo agreed to add one of Loeb's proposed slate, turnaround specialist Harry Wilson, as well as a second member "mutually acceptable" to both. But Loeb rejected the offer, says Yahoo. Yahoo says it was trying to  avoid...
Yahoo Tries To Compromise With Dan Loeb, But The Fight Is Still On (YHOO)
Grocers' digital dreams: Sainsbury's launching VOD, Tesco ending MP3

Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

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Nuance, of Dragon TV fame announced today that it was licensing Rovi's (formerly known as Macrovision) metadata for its talky-TV platform. Once integrated, the application will be able to marshall far more information than it currently can -- enabling it to give answers to queries like "Who plays Chuck...
Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

Engadget HD Podcast 301 - 05.30.2012

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As we kick off the 300+ episode era, we welcome a guest, Engadget's own Steve Dent, to talk about high frame rate 3D filmmaking and why (or if) we should be excited about it. Other big news in the week gone by are new developments in Amazon streaming as...
Engadget HD Podcast 301 - 05.30.2012

DivX Plus adds faster conversion, output to iPhone and iPad

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Rovi has introduced an update to its video software, DivX Plus. The latest version is claimed to reduce video conversion times, while adding an MP4 output option geared for iPhones and iPads. Users can also stream content to DLNA-compatible devices, such as televisions and set-top boxes.......
DivX Plus adds faster conversion, output to iPhone and iPad
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