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Video service M-Go inks UltraViolet deal with 5 major movie studios
Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis' video service launches private beta in UK and US

Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher hits theaters on April 19

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Following its premiere at the Sundance film festival later this week, jOBS, the independent film about Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, is slated to arrive in theaters on April 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is expected to portray the Apple co-founder’s life from 1971 through 2000, covering...
Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher hits theaters on April 19
Redbox & Sony reach DVD deal that ensures zero delay on new releases
Comcast launches ‘Netflix-like’ Streampix to compliment expensive cable packages

Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

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Comcast is launching its own video streaming service this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Dubbed "Xfinity Streampix," the new service appears to address concerns that customers are increasingly attracted to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and Hulu Plus. Comcast already offers limited streaming access...
Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

Sony's Crackle Launches On Xbox Live

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Sony’s Crackle streaming-video service, which needs to expand its reach to compete in the connected-TV market, debuted on Xbox Live video network today. The move gives Sony’s ad-supported channel access to most of Xbox Live’s approximately 40 million subscribers, spread across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Crackle...
Sony's Crackle Launches On Xbox Live
Funny or Die's Steve Jobs Movie 'iSteve' Now Available Online

UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

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The Digital Entertainment Group has announced plans to give away free movies when you buy an UltraViolet compatible device. If you buy a Smart TV from one of the following brands, you'll get ten free movies accessible anywhere UltraViolet titles work; including CinemaNow, Flixster, Nook and VUDU. Blu-ray players...
UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

Audioboo founder Mark Rock makes way for a new CEO, as the social audio platform passes 1 million 'Boos'

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Social audio platform Audioboo has announced that former Reality Digital COO, Rob Proctor, is its new CEO, with incumbent and company founder Mark Rock now President. Launched in March 2009, Audioboo allows users to record a near-unlimited quota of audio snippets, which they can share with friends or broadcast to...
Audioboo founder Mark Rock makes way for a new CEO, as the social audio platform passes 1 million 'Boos'

Restrospective: A year without Steve

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Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The city of Cupertino has already announced that it will fly its flag at half-staff, while some fans have declared the 5th of October Black Turtleneck Day. We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting tributes and anecdotes...
Restrospective: A year without Steve
Alleged Leader Of Hacker Group LulzSec Arrested In Australia
Comcast gives subscribers one more reason to quit Netflix

BSkyB inks exclusive indie movie deal in the UK for The Master, Silver Linings Playbook and more

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UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) has announced a multi-year deal with Entertainment Film Distributors, a British distributor of independent films in the UK and Ireland that works on behalf of a myriad of production companies. The deal will see Sky Movies get exclusive access to newer films such as BAFTA and...
BSkyB inks exclusive indie movie deal in the UK for The Master, Silver Linings Playbook and more

Aaron Sorkin Will Adapt The Steve Jobs Biography For The Big Screen

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Sony Pictures has signed on screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs into a movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sorkin wrote the screenplays for several popular films including The Social Network, which earned him an Oscar. “There is no writer working in Hollywood today who...
Aaron Sorkin Will Adapt The Steve Jobs Biography For The Big Screen
Second LulzSec member pleads guilty to 2011 Sony Pictures website hack

Barnes & Noble Bring Video To The Nook And The Fight To Amazon

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Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch yesterday launched two new Nook devices which open the door to the downloading and watching of films. This was smartly followed by a broadside against Amazon, the behemoth which B&N's e-readers are up against - hence the foray into video. "We are obviously a...
Barnes & Noble Bring Video To The Nook And The Fight To Amazon

Walmart's Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs And Blu-Rays To Digital Copies From Your Home

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Last year, Walmart announced an ambitious program aimed at getting people to convert the movies they’ve already bought in DVD or Blu-ray format to digital copies that they could stream or download from their UltraViolet digital rights locker. The disc-to-digital program was a way for the movie studios — and...
Walmart's Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs And Blu-Rays To Digital Copies From Your Home

The Middle East is getting its own reality TV show for entrepreneurs

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In the Middle East, the entrepreneurial scene is making its way onto television screens in a reality show that is the first of its kind in the region. United Arab Emirates telecommunications company, Du, is launching The Entrepreneur, a reality show produced by Sony Pictures Television Arabia. Through the show,...
The Middle East is getting its own reality TV show for entrepreneurs

Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

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In an attempt to revive DVD sales and also provide more choice for its customers, Amazon has today launched its new Never Before on DVD store, featuring over 2000 titles that have never been available on the format and will never go out of stock. The new store uses Amazon’s...
Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock
Apple launches iTunes Store in 56 new countries

Faulkner Estate Keeps Suing: Sues Washington Post Over Ad That Quoted One Sentence

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It appears that Faulkner Literary Rights -- the operation set up by the estate of William Faulkner to oversee his copyrights -- has really decided to go all in with the crazy lawsuits. Last week, we wrote about it suing Sony Pictures because of a Woody Allen movie (Midnight in...
Faulkner Estate Keeps Suing: Sues Washington Post Over Ad That Quoted One Sentence
Against all odds, 'Community' returns for a fourth season tonight

M-GO video on-demand movie service launches, streams to PCs, Samsung and Vizio players

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Rushing in the door with yet another way to rent/buy movies over the internet, M-GO is promising it's the "people friendliest" service we've seen so far. Backed by Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, it's ready to stream movies PCs through their web browser, as well as connected devices preloaded with...
M-GO video on-demand movie service launches, streams to PCs, Samsung and Vizio players
Ashton Kutcher as (Steve) jOBS premieres Jan 27 at Sundance

Stipple allows Facebook pages to share interactive images and drive e-commerce

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Image-based e-commerce and advertising company Stipple today announced that its interactive image tags now work on Facebook, allowing publishers and advertisers to drive engagement and purchases through the News Feed. Stipple gives users and businesses a way to attach additional content — such as shopping links, YouTube videos, Twitter feeds...
Stipple allows Facebook pages to share interactive images and drive e-commerce

As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro

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Anonymous is the bane of corporate IT departments, and it’s no wonder why: Running afoul of the hacktivists is likely to be embarrassing at least, expensive at worst. But as it turns out, it’s not exactly an unmitigated pleasure when gleeful techno-anarchists take up your cause, either. The latest New...
As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro

Four LulzSec hackers have been jailed for up to 32 months each by a UK court

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Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacker group have been sentenced in London today following a number of high-profile hacks and DDoS attacks affecting companies such as Sony Pictures, PBS and Fox.com in 2011 and 2012. The BBC reports that Ryan Ackroyd, a former British soldier and member of LulzSec...
Four LulzSec hackers have been jailed for up to 32 months each by a UK court

LulzSec hacker neuron pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach

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An Arizona man has admitted hacking a Sony Pictures website and making off with personal information for thousands of individuals as part of a campaign by the LulzSec collective. Raynaldo Rivera, who was 20 years old when he was arrested in August, made the admission in a plea agreement recently...
LulzSec hacker neuron pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach

Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

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A Russian startup that received $100,000 of funding from Microsoft made headlines recently as its emerging efforts to battle digital piracy found their way to the spotlight. Dubbed Pirate Pay, the company’s technology launches attacks on groups of computers hosting pirated content, theoretically making it impossible for them to share...
Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal
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