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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

Rovio releases Amazing Alex trailer, details gameplay and features of new iOS and Android apps

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Showing there is life beyond (the hugely successful) Angry Birds franchise, Rovio has today pushed live the official trailer for its new ‘Amazing Alex‘ smartphone and tablet game, detailing the features, levels and social elements of its new title, launching in July. Rovio touts Amazing Alex as an “amazing new...
Rovio releases Amazing Alex trailer, details gameplay and features of new iOS and Android apps

AOL Just Hired Someone To Try To Make Sense Of Patch's Content (AOL)

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AOL has hired Rachel Fishman Feddersen, the director of digital content and strategy for the Parenting Group, to serve as its first chief content officer for Patch, Reuters reports. Feddersen will be tasked with identifying the successful aspects of individual Patches and carrying those out across the whole network...
AOL Just Hired Someone To Try To Make Sense Of Patch's Content (AOL)

BSkyB probe to include Netflix and LoveFilm

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Competition Commission extends deadline for final report until July to to take into account changes in the movie marketBSkyB's battle to retain its stranglehold on Hollywood films on pay-TV has been given a potential boost, after the Competition Commission announced it will broaden its investigation to measure the impact of...
BSkyB probe to include Netflix and LoveFilm

A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel

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We’re all familiar with TV news tickers, scrolling along the bottom of news channels.  But what if a ticker only appeared for a few moments when a story breaks?  And what if it worked across all live TV channels?  Here at BreakingNews, we’ve created a connected TV app that does...
A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel

TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

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Far beyond Bulgaria’s borders, millions of file-sharers worldwide are familiar with Zamunda and ArenaBG, the country’s largest and most famous BitTorrent trackers. Whenever online piracy is discussed in Bulgaria, it’s rare for these sites to avoid a mention. At the end of May a TV channel owned by Central European...
TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

Amazing Alex: Rovio CEO confirms name of Angry Birds successor

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The successor to Rovio’s immensely popular Angry Birds franchise will be called ‘Amazing Alex’ and will be based on the iOS game Casey’s Contraptions, launching in the next two months. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told presenters on Finnish TV channel Yle that the game will feature educational elements and revolve...
Amazing Alex: Rovio CEO confirms name of Angry Birds successor
Cloud gaming finally coming to South Korea (exclusive)

Patch Swears It Isn't Cutting All Of Its Freelancers (AOL)

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Patch has denied a report from Jim Romenesko that it planned to cut freelance spending 50-100%. It's also shooting down Romenesko's report that Patch is going to emphasize "best-of" content, such as the "Best Burgers" and "Best Coffeehouses," etc., for each town it covers. Sources at Patch told us...
Patch Swears It Isn't Cutting All Of Its Freelancers (AOL)

One Thing Is Clear: Facebook Hasn't Figured It Out Yet (GOOG)

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Facebook updated its IPO prospectus yesterday with the company's financial results from the first quarter of this year. Here's what the new information makes clear: Facebook hasn't yet figured out how it's going to make money when it grows up. Two data points in support of this conclusion: Oddly for...
One Thing Is Clear: Facebook Hasn't Figured It Out Yet (GOOG)
HBO, AMC, ESPN missing from Google Fiber TV channel list
Twitvid buys music video curation site Cull TV for its rockin’ tech

Gleeful Google Exec Takes A Shot At Facebook's Lousy Ad Business (GOOG)

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Google display ad boss Jason Bigler is not surprised that General Motors, the nation's third-biggest advertiser, has cut its $10 million Facebook ad budget to zero because Facebook advertising "doesn't work." Yesterday, he tweeted: "Seriously folks, did you really expect consumers to be in transactional mindsets on Facebook?" Thing is, Jason...
Gleeful Google Exec Takes A Shot At Facebook's Lousy Ad Business (GOOG)
HBO unsurprisingly extinguishes any hope of working with Netflix
Intel reportedly plans to launch a web-based TV service by the end of 2012

Qualcomm tells FCC that single-band 700MHz LTE is infeasible, proposes its own seven-band chip instead

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This week, Qualcomm submitted a filing to the FCC that suggested that the FCC does not need to take any action to introduce interoperability for LTE networks on the Lower 700MHz spectrum (which AT&T and many regional carriers use).Qualcomm’s reason is that it is already working to solve the solution...
Qualcomm tells FCC that single-band 700MHz LTE is infeasible, proposes its own seven-band chip instead
HBO Go heats up Kindle Fire, other Android tablets left in the cold

Netflix, Epix, and the End of the Exclusive: Why Reed Hastings's Competitors Will Get Their Hands on Some of His Biggest Movies

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Netflix has a lot of TV shows, a lot of old movies and a lot of kids’ stuff on its digital service. New movies? Not so much. Most Hollywood studios keep their recent releases away from Reed Hastings. One big exception: Netflix does get newish movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM,...
Netflix, Epix, and the End of the Exclusive: Why Reed Hastings's Competitors Will Get Their Hands on Some of His Biggest Movies
Studio-backed Epix TV and streaming service adds 'Avengers' and 'Hunger Games' to catalog

TF1 loses copyright case against YouTube in French court

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Courts in France have sided with YouTube in its copyright fight with French TV channel TF1. The Tribunal de Grande Instance heard from TF1 that users of YouTube uploaded clips of films and sports that the channel had rights to, with an expectation of €141 million ($176 million) in damages,...
TF1 loses copyright case against YouTube in French court

Angry Birds creator confirms name of next game to be ‘Amazing Alex’

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Are you such an Angry Birds fan that you just can’t wait for the next game out of Rovio? Well luckily for you, that time seems to be coming soon. As noted by The Next Web, Rovio CEO announced on a Finnish TV channel that the Angry Birds successor will...
Angry Birds creator confirms name of next game to be ‘Amazing Alex’

20th Century Fox Movies Now Included in iTunes in the Cloud

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Alongside yesterday's massive international expansion of iTunes in the Cloud for movies, U.S. users also received some new content as 20th Century Fox films are now available through the service. Current (left) and prior (right) iTunes listings for 20th Century Fox's Titan A.E. When iTunes in the Cloud for movies...
20th Century Fox Movies Now Included in iTunes in the Cloud

Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager (VZ)

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Verizon will drop the Muslim cable channel Bridges TV on March 14, almost a year to the day after the channel's owner was sentenced to life in prison for beheading his wife, who was also the station's general manager.The murder occurred at Bridges TV's studio in 2009, six days...
Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager (VZ)

Apple in talks to Stream EPIX to devices including HDTV

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Reuters reported today that Apple has been in talks since earlier this year to to stream films from owned by premium TV channel EPIX to Apple TV set top boxes and potentially its much rumored upcoming HDTV product. The channel is backed by three major studios including Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Lionsgate: One...
Apple in talks to Stream EPIX to devices including HDTV

Angry Birds follow-up dubbed ‘Amazing Alex’

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Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to...
Angry Birds follow-up dubbed ‘Amazing Alex’

Bloomberg Site Redesign Phase One: New Layout is More Ad-Friendly

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As the print edition of Bloomberg Businessweek gets rebooted later this week, Bloomberg.com is unveiling its makeover a little earlier. Aside from replacing the dark background with a lighter one, the updated site will be sporting the Online Publishers Association pushdown ad unit, a larger display format intended to...
Bloomberg Site Redesign Phase One: New Layout is More Ad-Friendly

Venezuela's Last Opposition TV Owner Arrested

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WrongSizeGlass writes "AP is reporting the owner of Venezuela's only remaining TV channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday. 'Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of Globovision, was arrested on a warrant for remarks that were deemed "offensive" to the president,' Attorney General Luisa Ortega said. This...
Venezuela's Last Opposition TV Owner Arrested

Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

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Spain is considered to be a safe haven for operators of file-sharing oriented websites. Courts have repeatedly ruled that if they don’t profit directly from infringements, such sites fall within the boundaries of the law. In an attempt to change this situation, the Spanish Government has been working on new...
Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

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