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BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service
Netflix Goes Nordic, With Plans To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland Later This Year
Netflix streaming activity may have dropped 25 percent due to Olympics coverage

Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren denied claims that musicians earn peanuts from streaming services and said lower royalty rates would bolster innovation today at SF MusicTech. “There are a couple artists making over $2M on Pandora, some artists making over $100K a year”. Westergren said the rumor that artists only make $15 a...
Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is preparing itself for a new fight in its ongoing battle against Internet piracy. The organisation’s supremo Dana White has been vocal in his stance on Internet piracy, but his organisation is taking its efforts to the next level with plans to sue individual Internet...
Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation
Spotify previews new Windows app, bringing its web interface to the desktop
CBS considers producing original content for streaming services

Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)

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Boxee will launch its new $99 TV in Walmart stores and online starting today. The new Boxee TV builds on the last generation, adding a DVR in the cloud service that lets you record live TV on Boxee's servers for $15 per month. But early adopters will get three free...
Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)

Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaana's App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms

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Gaana, one of India’s top music streaming services, just launched its app, which is now available on four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME for Samsung and Nokia feature phones) to take advantage of India’s vast but fragmented mobile market. The service, operated by Times Internet, allows listeners to...
Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaana's App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms

TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

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TiVo announced two new major products which will make it all that much easier and convenient for viewers to keep up with their favourite programming, both at home and while out and about. The two products take TiVo content beyond the existing platform. The first, the TiVo IP set-top box,...
TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs
HBO chief hints at bundling broadband Internet with standalone HBO Go service

Indie Film Maker Is Creating A DRM-Free Open HD Video Format

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In most areas of entertainment, DRM is an option. If you want to publish an ebook, you don't have to use DRM. Same for video games and music. While these others areas of entertainment are moving away from DRM, there is one prominent holdout on the DRM front: movies. Every...
Indie Film Maker Is Creating A DRM-Free Open HD Video Format

Facebook Gifts gets a scheduling feature to let users decide when to notify recipients

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Facebook has a new “schedule gift” feature for its Gifts product, which allows users to buy something for a friend, but notify them at a later date. Previously, recipients would receive a notification immediately after the gift was purchased. Now, when users get to the review page after selecting a gift...
Facebook Gifts gets a scheduling feature to let users decide when to notify recipients

How Digital Music Innovation Will Suffer if Universal Acquires EMI

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The music business, to say the least, ain't what it used to be. To be precise, the industry has shrunk by about 50% since Napster's heyday, and virtually nobody expects it to fully bounce back. The major labels know this and have tried just about everything to remain dominant, including...
How Digital Music Innovation Will Suffer if Universal Acquires EMI

Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly

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While everyone tries to figure out what the future of TV looks like, Cox Cable has crossed over to offering internet TV service to customers in Orange County. flareWatch beta testers can buy a Fanhattan Fan TV set-top box for $99 (up to three per household) and sign up...
Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly

Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

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Despite the plethora of plus-points stemming from the dawn of the digital music era, it’s difficult not to hanker for the halcyon days of yore, when mix-tapes ruled the roost. I’m sure mix-tapes can’t have been as good as I remember them, but I know many people with a similar...
Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

Apple Is Planning To Make Some Huge Changes To iTunes This Year (AAPL)

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Apple is planning to announce some major changes to iTunes later this year in what could be one of the most significant updates to the service since it launched in 2003, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reports hearing from sources familiar with the situation that Apple is working on integrating its...
Apple Is Planning To Make Some Huge Changes To iTunes This Year (AAPL)

Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

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After winning us over with Music Concierge and launching on Android, Songza is now finally taking its first steps outside of the US thanks to a licensing agreement with Canadian-based Re:Sound. Yes, Songza is now available in Canada, where there is currently no Pandora or Spotify. Now, this might not sound like such a big...
Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

Online movie streaming in U.S. to top DVDs for the first time in 2012

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Online movie streaming in the United States is expected to top both DVD and Blu-ray use for the first time ever in 2012, according to a study from IHS Screen Digest. The study suggests that in 2012, Americans will legally stream 3.4 billion movies online — twice the 1.4 billion...
Online movie streaming in U.S. to top DVDs for the first time in 2012
Google Fiber TV adds HBO & Cinemax to its programming lineup

Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

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Sure, there are plenty of music streaming services out there, and even ones with amazing shareable playlists, but Songza differentiates by falling right into that sweet spot between Spotify and Pandora. The app’s most interesting feature, Concierge, sets up playlists based on day and time, with filters for whatever mood...
Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

How are you streaming? (Poll)

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With so many different ways to access Web-streaming services, what's your pick? [Read more]...
How are you streaming? (Poll)

Paul McCartney jets from streaming music services; Rhapsody calls it a ‘shock’

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Paul McCartney. Wikipedia photo Paul McCartney appears to be a “Band on the Run” … at least when it comes to popular music streaming services. The former Beatle has pulled his tracks from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody just a few days after releasing a new album, Kisses on...
Paul McCartney jets from streaming music services; Rhapsody calls it a ‘shock’
Dora, meet Prime: Amazon snaps up Viacom shows after Netflix deal expires

REVIEW: Google's New Video And Music Streaming Device, The Nexus Q, Is A Total Dud (GOOG)

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If you think the tablet space is getting crowded, take a look at all those smart TV gadgets out there. Today we have Apple TV, Boxee, Roku, and a slew of so-called "Smart TVs" with apps and streaming services built in. Then there are streaming home entertainment systems like the...
REVIEW: Google's New Video And Music Streaming Device, The Nexus Q, Is A Total Dud (GOOG)

The next huge upset in online music

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As digital delivery eats away at music royalties, performing rights organization ASCAP is seeing a boom in membership. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Heather Muse, editor"] FORTUNE -- Just a decade ago, music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora seemed like a pipe dream: vast libraries of legal music that could be accessed...
The next huge upset in online music

UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

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Techdirt has written before about the self-destructive vindictiveness of the copyright industries, which would rather die in a futile attempt to stamp out piracy than embrace new ways of making money that will help to reduce piracy anyway. Here's another example of this blinkered approach from the UK, pointed out...
UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

Netgear officially unveils $130 NeoTV Prime with Google TV at CES 2013

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Netgear just unveiled its NeoTV Prime Google TV box, known as “GTV100″, at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The company’s latest NeoTV streaming player provides access to on-demand services, such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, but it also includes Google TV perks like live TV, the Chrome browser, Primetime,...
Netgear officially unveils $130 NeoTV Prime with Google TV at CES 2013
Rdio’s Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More

Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved

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Since its inception, SoundExchange, the organization that collects royalty payments from digital music services like Pandora, has brought in more than $900 million--$292 million of which it collected last year alone. But how much of a cut does SoundExchange take for itself? Nothing, other than for operating and administrative costs....
Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved
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