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What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

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This is the latest edition of our new “What we are listening to” series. Last month, Om Malik checked in with Sincerely CEO Matt Brezina and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital. My first query went to Jason Hirschhorn, the founder of news curator Media ReDef who meshes his passions for...
What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?

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So which big company did well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian sell his latest start-up to: Apple or Google? Earlier today, he suddenly resigned from the board of Amazon, which he joined only last fall. The move was directly related to acquisition discussions that his id8 Group R2 Studios...
Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?

iPad Mini Event Said to Focus on iBooks

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The Next Web is reporting that the rumored iPad Mini event scheduled for October 23rd will have a heavy focus on iBooks. The iPad Mini will be aimed at smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire, that are generally used to consume content including books and movies. In what will likely...
iPad Mini Event Said to Focus on iBooks

Microsoft's Czech Unit Reportedly Confirms Office for iOS Coming in March 2013

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The Verge reports that a Microsoft product manager today confirmed that the company is working on versions of Microsoft Office for both iOS and Android, targeting a March 2013 release. The comments were made to Czech site IHNED.cz [Google translation] at a press event in that country. The Verge also...
Microsoft's Czech Unit Reportedly Confirms Office for iOS Coming in March 2013
Apple, Google, Microsoft all in bids to purchase home automation company, reports WSJ

Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!

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Sling Media, makers of the SlingBox, today announces the availability of the SlingPlayer app for the Kindle Fire. What is the SlingBox? It is a device that works with all of your various set-top boxes to: allow folks to watch their TV from wherever they are with their PC,...
Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!

Apple to Launch New Mac Mini at Next Week's Media Event?

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9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce a new version of the Mac Mini at next week's rumored media event, alongside the 13" Retina MacBook Pro and the iPad mini. These new Mac minis are said to begin shipping immediately after announcement. Apple last redesigned the Mac mini with a...
Apple to Launch New Mac Mini at Next Week's Media Event?

Insert Coin: Transporter, the collaborative cloud storage hub (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Although cloud storage is a mainstay of modern teamwork, there's any...
Insert Coin: Transporter, the collaborative cloud storage hub (video)

Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers

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It's hard to believe that the Slingbox has been around for seven years, but that only makes it harder to accept these are the first retail models that have been released since 2008. That finally changes today, though: Sling Media just introduced two new place-shifters: the Slingbox 500 and...
Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers

Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word

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Editor’s note: Jeremy Toeman is a founder of Dijit Media, a startup whose vision is to create the ultimate “hyperpersonalised social TV guide.” mobile experience. Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, mobile entertainment, social entertainment, social TV and consumer technology working with companies like Sling Media, Mediabolic, Boxee, Clicker,...
Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word

First look at SlingPlayer for Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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Sling Media has been the go-to provider for video placeshifting solutions for nearly seven years now. The California-based company launched its first Slingbox in 2005, enabling users to watch live television exactly as it was being broadcast to their homes on any Internet-connected PC. The company rolled out its...
First look at SlingPlayer for Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Sling Media sues Belkin, Monsoon for patent infringement

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The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices. [Read more]...
Sling Media sues Belkin, Monsoon for patent infringement

Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

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Years ago, Sling Media introduced a new line of products that were truly revolutionary. By encoding TV into digital streams and then slinging them over the Internet, Sling changed the way viewers thought about TV. With a Slingbox, users could for the first time take live TV with them, anywhere...
Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

Apple Issues Invitations for October 23 Media Event

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The Loop reports that Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, October 23. The event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. The tagline on the...
Apple Issues Invitations for October 23 Media Event
Microsoft aquires R2 Studios, appoints founder Blake Krikorian to Interactive Entertainment business

The 5 Most Over-Hyped “Future of TV” Topics

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Editor’s note: Jeremy Toeman is a founder of Dijit Media, a startup whose vision is to create the ultimate “hyperpersonalised social TV guide” mobile experience. Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, mobile entertainment, social entertainment, social TV and consumer technology working with companies like Sling Media, Mediabolic, Boxee, Clicker,...
The 5 Most Over-Hyped “Future of TV” Topics

The future of TV (maybe)

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Outfits like NimbleTV and Aereo want to finally fulfill the promise of web TV. But disrupting the massive home-entertainment industry won’t be easy. FORTUNE — Since the advent of the Internet, web TV has perpetually lingered over the horizon. Years after major cable companies unveiled “TV everywhere” initiatives and giants...
The future of TV (maybe)

Apple, Google, Microsoft pursuing home automation firm

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all competing to buy a home automation company called R2 Studios, says the Wall Street Journal. The firm was founded just last year by Blake Krikorian, better known for starting Sling Media, the company responsible for the Slingbox TV streamer. Making the talks unusual is...
Apple, Google, Microsoft pursuing home automation firm

Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian has quit the board of Amazon.com Inc about a year and a half after joining to take up an unspecified role at the buyer of a company he owned. Krikorian, known for co-founding Sling Media in 2004, informed the...
Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

SlingPlayer coming for iPad

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Well, if you can't have Hulu on the iPad, perhaps SlingPlayer with a DVR is the next best thing.  SlingPlayer is coming to the iPad, albeit not at launch.  According to Zatsnotfunny: In regards to resolution, I don’t don’t believe Sling Media has taken mobile client video resolutions beyond...
SlingPlayer coming for iPad

Dish Explorer for iPad steers Hopper DVRs, tells TV watchers what's trending

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Dish was quick to take advantage of its Sling Media integration with remote live TV, but it hasn't put as much of an emphasis on what happens when we're still sitting comfortably in our living rooms. It's filling that hole with the launch of its Explorer app for the...
Dish Explorer for iPad steers Hopper DVRs, tells TV watchers what's trending

New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

www.electronista.com
Sling Media has rolled out the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350, two completely redesigned retail Slingbox products that provide live streaming of television, sporting events, recorded programming and premium content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected devices. In addition, the Slingbox 500 introduces new features, including Wi-Fi and HDMI, as...
New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

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Not much is known about id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., the stealthy home automation startup founded by former Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian that was reportedly acquired by Microsoft this week, beating out the likes of Apple and Google. But a search of U.S. patent filings provides more hints about where the...
Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

Microsoft confirms that it has acquired home automation startup R2 Studios for its Xbox division

thenextweb.com
Microsoft has today confirmed what was reported last week by the Wall Street Journal: it has acquired home entertainment technology company id8 Group R2 Studios for its Xbox division. What’s more, R2 founder Blake Krikorian is being appointed as corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. An earlier WSJ report claimed that...
Microsoft confirms that it has acquired home automation startup R2 Studios for its Xbox division

Photos of 'iPad Mini' Battery Reveal 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity

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MacRumors has received a pair of photos showing what is claimed to be the battery from Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini". The photos show a battery carrying a model number of A1445 and an Apple part number of 616-0641. The battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on...
Photos of 'iPad Mini' Battery Reveal 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity

Oops! New Slingboxes Show Up on Best Buy Shelves Ahead of Launch Date.

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Two new Slingboxes — the Slingbox 350 and 500 — have appeared at Best Buy, about two weeks ahead of the products’ official launch. The devices, which a Sling Media representative said are still receiving firmware and software updates and are currently unusable, were first spotted by digital media Web...
Oops! New Slingboxes Show Up on Best Buy Shelves Ahead of Launch Date.

Sling Media officially unveils the Slingbox 350 and 500

www.engadget.com
The company that takes almost full credit for inventing place-shifting is back in retail action with new models and new software features too. The Slingbox 350 takes the place of the older Solo at $179 and adds an integrated IR blaster and the new ability to stream 1080p HD....
Sling Media officially unveils the Slingbox 350 and 500

Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production

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Bloomberg takes a look at the situation surrounding scratching and scuffing of the iPhone 5's aluminum shell, an issue we noted just hours after the device's launch. According to today's report, Apple has indeed increased quality control standards to reduce the number of devices that are delivered with scratches right...
Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

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9to5Mac claims that Apple will debut the long-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month.The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines,...
13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October
UberConference-maker Firespotter Labs scores $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, others
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