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T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

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Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from Fox News, the Associated Press, Campus Insiders and ACC Digital Network. Those looking to...
T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

Kony 2012 – review

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A slick blend of cliche and principle has made this bold polemic against Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony an online sensationMaybe Jason Russell's web-based film Kony 2012, calling for international action to stop the Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony, can't be considered great documentary-making. But as a piece of digital polemic...
Kony 2012 – review

Today's Scuttlebot: Tech Leaders for Gun Safety, and Every Last Tweet

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes TV comedy writers on how Twitter has changed their jobs, a group of technology figures calling for better gun safety and Twitter suspending an account from the hacking group...
Today's Scuttlebot: Tech Leaders for Gun Safety, and Every Last Tweet

RIP Richard Briers, Hynes's new sitcom and Gervais and Cleese - oops

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Also this week, Ronnie Corbett couldn't make it in comedy now, Billy Connolly smoked the Bible and Marmite man Judd ApatowIn the week we lost Richard Briers, one of the all-time TV comedy greats, confirmation of a new - and intriguing - addition to the UK's sitcom pantheon. Jessica Hynes,...
RIP Richard Briers, Hynes's new sitcom and Gervais and Cleese - oops

Teardown Shows Apple iPad Mini Costs at Least $188 to Build

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Apple’s latest addition to the iPad family of tablets, the iPad mini, hit store shelves yesterday. Among the many standing in lines around the world to buy the devices were people who took them home to drop them and dunk them in water. Or to make TV comedy routines...
Teardown Shows Apple iPad Mini Costs at Least $188 to Build

Zach Braff raises over $1m via Kickstarter for new film

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Wish I Was Here, followup to Braff's 2004 indie drama Garden State, is latest hit on crowdfunding siteZach Braff has raised more than $1m via the crowdfunding site Kickstarter towards a new film, which will be his followup to hit 2004 indie drama Garden State.In the latest sign of the...
Zach Braff raises over $1m via Kickstarter for new film

2012 Taught Amazon It Can't Have It All Its Way

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Amazon tackled 2012 with its usual expansion into new businesses and market domination. But it also learned it isn't unbeatable. Amazon, like its namesake river, does just keep on going and going, and 2012 was no different than recent years for Jeff Bezos' company. As ever it's flooding the...
2012 Taught Amazon It Can't Have It All Its Way
In the Red Corner, Zac Moffat Leads Romney's Digital Drive to Topple Obama

Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa beats crowdfunding record for film

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Kaufman and his team raise $400,000 - twice the budget required - for animated adapation of Anomalisa, through crowdfunding site KickstarterA Charlie Kaufman-scripted stop motion film has raised a record $406,237 (£250,600) via the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, capitalising on a new route into raising finance for film production.Kaufman's project is...
Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa beats crowdfunding record for film

The Onion Gets Another Cable TV Show

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Web and newspaper comedy favorite The Onion and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) are collaborating to develop a half-hour cable TV series called Onion News Network. IFC plans to air the show beginning in early 2011.This is the second deal The Onion’s made in cable television; it signed with...
The Onion Gets Another Cable TV Show

So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

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You don't need to speak German to grasp what's happening in the conversation between a daughter and her father in this TV comedy show clip. But here's a translation anyway... D: "Hey dad, I didn't ask you yet, but how do you like the new iPad we gave you yesterday...
So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

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Kate Hudson on board as Scrubs star's online fundraising drive for new project Wish I Was Here attracts 46,000 supportersZach Braff's bid to fund a follow-up to Garden State, his critically acclaimed 2004 directing debut, closed on Friday after gathering support worth a total of $3.1m from more than 46,000...
Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 24 others go dark at midnight

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The latest participants in the carriage dispute dance are DirecTV and Viacom, with the two companies attempting to reach a new agreement before their existing one expires tonight. If they don't, the network's 26 channels (MTV, BET, VH1, Spike TV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon etc.) could be cut off at...
DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 24 others go dark at midnight
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