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OnTheAir: Why Just Video Chat When You Can Have Your Own Talk Show?

NBCU shakes up digital: Robert Hayes in, Vivi Zigler out

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For Robert Greenblatt, it’s literally Showtime. The NBC Entertainment president has recruited yet another high-ranking executive from the premium cable network he once ran, Robert Hayes, who will serve as executive VP of digital media. Vivi Zigler, who has run NBCUniversal’s digital operations for the last six years, and who has...
NBCU shakes up digital: Robert Hayes in, Vivi Zigler out

The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video

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Comcast’s plans to do away with its 250 GB data cap and charge users based upon usage marks the end of an era for cable TV providers, and for the online video industry. No longer will users be able to endlessly stream all the content to their hearts desire. Not...
The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video

When does sharing become stealing?

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I have a confession to make: Over the past two years, I’ve been watching HBO content without paying for it. I’m not actually pirating it. Instead, I have benevolent family members who subscribe to the channel and have gifted me with a password that they get from their local cable...
When does sharing become stealing?

Showtime Subscribers Might Get Online TV Service - http://bit.ly/aIs6Wa

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Showtime Subscribers Might Get Online TV Service - http://bit.ly/aIs6Wa

Real-time social software Livefyre now serving 1B monthly page views, up 468% in the last year

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Real-time social software service Livefyre has announced that it is now serving 1 billion page views a month. This growth is possible because the company now has more than 200 enterprise customers and new product being released. The company tells us that along with this, it has seen incredible growth...
Real-time social software Livefyre now serving 1B monthly page views, up 468% in the last year

11 Awesome 'Illegal' Airbnb Apartments You Can Rent In New York Right Now

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Earlier this week, an administrative law judge in New York City ruled that a man renting out his East Village apartment through Airbnb violated the city's law.  New York City has a law that makes it illegal for people to rent out their homes or apartments for less than 29...
11 Awesome 'Illegal' Airbnb Apartments You Can Rent In New York Right Now

Big Movies, Big Bill: Netflix Pays Up for a Disney Exclusive

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Netflix answered one of Wall Street’s most pressing questions today: Can it get its hands on stuff people want to watch? The answer comes via a deal industry folks have been buzzing about for a while: Starting in 2016, Netflix will get exclusive access to all of Disney’s big movies...
Big Movies, Big Bill: Netflix Pays Up for a Disney Exclusive

The Real L Word: Los Angeles Coming To Showtime

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The Real L Word: Los Angeles Coming To Showtime
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers

Netflix may roll out 16 original shows, stand-up comedy specials next year

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Netflix wants to take on HBO and Showtime with the production of original stand-up comedy, the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter this week. Sarandos pointed to Bill Burr as one example of a stand-up comedian who has seen huge success on...
Netflix may roll out 16 original shows, stand-up comedy specials next year

Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push

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Samsung Ventures — the investment arm of the Korean electronics giant — has invested $5 million in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent, helping the company to expand and manage the roll out of its commerce and entertainment apps for Smart TVs and mobile devices. Delivery Agent, which already works with...
Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push
Fox's lawyers want 'Homeland' novel off Google despite no relation to TV show

The Sims 3: Showtime

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PC; £29.99; cert 12+; EAThe latest Sims 3 add-on, like the others, has been carefully crafted to find new ways to micromanage your time and befuddle your senses. The basic virtual dollhouse formula is unchanged but Showtime adds a new hood, new bling and a supposedly new incentive to play...
The Sims 3: Showtime

Netflix Releases All 13 Episodes Of Its Own TV Show House Of Cards At Once

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We've been reasonably concerned about the growing fragmentation of online video, especially as Netflix is trying to directly take on HBO, Showtime and others, while still offering them an online outlet for their content. There's been plenty of buzz about Netflix's new series, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and...
Netflix Releases All 13 Episodes Of Its Own TV Show House Of Cards At Once

Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

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VentureBeat has teamed up with W3i, Movile, LeagueApps, and VSCpr to bring the NY tech community a fun night of ping pong and networking on October 28. Come test your skills or chill to the sounds of one of hiphop’s most legendary producers, DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Where: SPiN NY...
Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

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Despite windowing and regional restrictions being the international sign for "PIRATE ME!" many content providers continue to throw artificial locks on their offerings. Their potential viewers soon discover that "2 weeks out" in TV network time means "3 hours or less" in TorrentTime. If the content providers truly believe that...
NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

Former Brightcove TV Guy Eric Elia Joins UX Design And Development Firm Cainkade As President

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User design and development firm Cainkade just added a new hire to help ramp up its business. Eric Elia, the former VP of TV solutions at Brightcove, will be joining the team as president, reuniting with a number of folks he worked with during his days at Comcast. Cainkade is...
Former Brightcove TV Guy Eric Elia Joins UX Design And Development Firm Cainkade As President
Time Warner Cable brings on-demand programming to TWC TV website

Comcast Xfinity TV app brings TV downloads to mobile

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Comcast announced today that it would be extending the opportunity for its Xfinity TV customers to download content from the Internet to their mobile devices. The Xfinity TV Player App now lets customers watch their favorite content while on the go, without having to be connected to the Internet for...
Comcast Xfinity TV app brings TV downloads to mobile

Netflix now streaming 'House of Cards' season premiere at no cost, hopes you get hooked

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Just as it had promised, Netflix today released its original series House of Cards to its many, many subscribers. There's more good news, however, as the the streaming giant's giving those without the necessary account credentials a chance to see what the show is all about, giving non-paid users...
Netflix now streaming 'House of Cards' season premiere at no cost, hopes you get hooked
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' assimilates theaters on April 25th

Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

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Perhaps setting aside Paul Graham's startup incubation firm, Y Combinator, there is no venture capital firm as important to early stage startups in Silicon Valley as SV Angel. SV Angel was founded by Ron Conway, but it's run day to day by partner David Lee. And here's the stunning news:...
Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL)

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Do you love television? You'll want to look at Showtime Sync and an app called zeebox. Or maybe it's games you're after? Check out The Room and King Oddball. That only scratches the surface of this week's app offerings, however.Showtime Sync Showtime Sync will display bonus content on your iPad...
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL)
Comcast to Netflix: We don’t need no stinkin’ partnership
Weeds series finale shows a high-tech near future: clear phones, laser keyboards

Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company

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If you're looking for more content to watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service -- especially since all those Starz movies are exiting stage left at month's end -- we have good news, as it just announced a multi-year exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company. The agreement covers foreign language,...
Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company

New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them

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Earlier this year Starz pulled its online content library back from Netflix and now it's relaunching the old Starz Play branded websites and apps (iOS and WiFi only for now, 3G and Android coming soon) for authenticated streaming, similar to HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. There's also an Encore...
New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them
Showyou Partners with OMD, Hopes to Redefine Mobile Video Advertising with In Stream Brand Content

Nvidia moves to take on Intel

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Inside PCs, components like Nvidia's graphics chips are becoming more important. Photo: HP For Nvidia, it's showtime. Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) have long been the most influential companies in the PC world, but lately something is shifting: The latest Intel chip or Microsoft operating system is no longer guaranteed...
Nvidia moves to take on Intel
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