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Amazon's LoveFilm to offer U.S. comedy classics with new NBCUniversal streaming deal

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LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, will now offer “hundreds of episodes”  from U.S. comedies like The Office and 30 Rock thanks to a new streaming deal with NBCUniversal International TV. The company will also will also provide NBCU science fiction dramas like Heroes and David Hasselhoff’s...
Amazon's LoveFilm to offer U.S. comedy classics with new NBCUniversal streaming deal
At CES, the 4K TV sets arrive: Boom ... or bust?

Details of Google’s “aggressive” revenue projections revealed in Oracle suit

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Google’s ongoing trial with Oracle is throwing some interesting details that had been previously unknown outside of the company into the public spotlight. We’re seen details of the original GooglePhone while Android was revealed to have made $278.1 million in 2010, another tidbit released today is a series of ambitious projections the...
Details of Google’s “aggressive” revenue projections revealed in Oracle suit

Samsung Galaxy S III to get separate launch event 'in the first half of 2012'

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Some phones are just too big for Mobile World Congress. That's Samsung's thinking, given the triumphant launch of its Galaxy S II -- in all its guises. While specifications for Sammy's next flagship are spinning rumor windmills across the web, there's nothing particularly concrete on what we'll be seeing...
Samsung Galaxy S III to get separate launch event 'in the first half of 2012'

iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

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Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV deviceApple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also...
iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

Smart TVs Fail To Score With Consumers In U.S. And Other Western Markets: GfK

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Here’s one reason why Apple may not be producing a television with its name blazoned on it in the near term: it doesn’t look like people have, so far, shown that much interested in them yet. According to a new report out from consumer researchers GfK, connected TV televisions are...
Smart TVs Fail To Score With Consumers In U.S. And Other Western Markets: GfK

Opera nets deal with Dune to bring its Smart TV platform to more set-top boxes and media players

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Norwegian browser maker Opera has scored another media deal that sees it linki up with Germany’s Dune to power the company’s set-top boxes and media devices using its Smart TV platform, according to an announcement made today. Opera, which recently revealed that its mobile user base grew 50 percent to...
Opera nets deal with Dune to bring its Smart TV platform to more set-top boxes and media players

Huberty: Apple could sell 13 million TV sets at $1,060 each

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Survey finds Americans more keen to buy an "iTV" than they were the iPhone or iPad FORTUNE -- Opinions about whether Apple (AAPL) is about to enter the TV set market are about as sharply divided as Fox News and MSNBC. You're either in the Gene Munster camp (It's coming,...
Huberty: Apple could sell 13 million TV sets at $1,060 each
Ultra High Definition TV: 8K standard gets approved for insane picture quality

Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse

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Quick: What’s the first thing that pops in your head when you think of Opera? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably the company’s desktop browser. But there’s more to Opera: The company has been hugely successful in mobile, bringing in more than $400 million in ad revenue in 2012...
Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse

VGA ports bowing out of home computers, lingering in the workplace

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After more than 25 years the venerable VGA port is finally disappearing from computers, but the interface is proving tough to phase out completely and will linger for years in projectors, monitors and TV sets....
VGA ports bowing out of home computers, lingering in the workplace

Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

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Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets is a reasonably successful software fix for a pervasive hardware problem—namely, the low-rent speakers in most tablets. Dolby On most smartphones and tablets, speakers are an afterthought at best. While processor speed and core counts, graphical capability, amount of RAM, and even pixel density...
Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

iOS 6: what to expect - and not to expect from Apple's WWDC 2012

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What will Apple's Tom Cook reveal about Apple's updates to its iOS operating system, Apple TV and new desktops and laptops?What should you expect in Monday's WWDC keynote from Apple, and what should you not expect? From talking to developers and other sources, here are our predictions.You should get…Apple TV:...
iOS 6: what to expect - and not to expect from Apple's WWDC 2012

Designs reportedly in the works for Apple-created TV, but in "early stages"

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On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal dumped more fuel on the TV fire by claiming Apple is currently testing multiple designs for TV sets with its Asian suppliers. Though Apple has also reportedly been in talks with cable TV operators to deliver live TV on demand to a set-top...
Designs reportedly in the works for Apple-created TV, but in "early stages"

Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box

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Boxee, the New York-based start-up that introduced the irregular-shaped Boxee Box for streaming Web video to TV sets, is betting with its new box that users are going to want to DVR a lot of basic TV. The company’s new device — simply called Boxee TV, not Boxee Box 2...
Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box
Survey says: People start caring about internet on their TVs, but price trumps everything

Australian government orders Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain inflated local prices

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Last year the Australian government pledged to investigate why consumers in the country are forced to pay more for downloads, and that has led authorities to summon Apple, Microsoft and Abode to explain their pricing strategies. Kotaku reports that the three tech giants have been instructed to send representatives to...
Australian government orders Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain inflated local prices

Google launches Google TV

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From the Official Google blog: Google TV is a new experience for television that combines the TV that you already know with the freedom and power of the Internet. With Google Chrome built in, you can access all of your favorite websites and easily move between television and the...
Google launches Google TV

New Google TV update featuring Voice Search and revamped TV guide for fast and easy viewing

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Google has pushed a new update for Google TV devices to improve search, Google announced on its blog. The new version will first roll out to LG devices over the coming weeks, followed by other TV sets and set-top boxes in the following months. The focus of this update is to...
New Google TV update featuring Voice Search and revamped TV guide for fast and easy viewing

GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)

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Don't give up on Google TV quite yet. The first version of the product sold so poorly that one of its partners, Logitech, had more returns than sales in the first quarter of 2011, and its CEO later said that betting on Google TV had "cost us dearly." But last...
GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)
Samsung LCD flat panel division making a loss, may be spun off in favor of OLED

PredictGaze wants the TV to look at you

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We’ve all been there: You are watching a movie on TV, and it’s time for a bio break, or you want to go to the fridge and grab something yummy. However, the remote control managed to once again disappear between the couch cushions. Mountain View-based vision control startup PredictGaze wants...
PredictGaze wants the TV to look at you

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

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Apple may not be buying a high-design German home entertainment device maker, but that doesn’t mean investors in the rumoured target company won’t make a killing – and it doesn’t mean they won’t still have a part to play in Apple’s iTV. This is a classic weekend story conundrum… In...
Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise

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Imagine being able to watch live TV, from anywhere, on any device. Sounds too good to be true. Because it is. We’re not quite there yet, but we might get there at some point, thanks to major companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to own the living room, but...
Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise
Intel seeks an alternate way into your living room with Atom CE5300 for set-top boxes

New video: Ikea TV comes with slide-out remote control

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Ikea just published a new YouTube video on Thursday that reveals a few more details about the Uppleva TV set it is going to start selling in select European stores next month. The video was shot at the Milan Furniture Fair, where Ikea showed the device to the public for the...
New video: Ikea TV comes with slide-out remote control
Ikea TV will let you buy stuff with its remote control

Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs

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The growing number of internet-connected TV boxes and TV sets represents an excellent new living room distribution opportunity for video portals previously wed to the desktop web. But an even more intriguing variant of that opportunity might be owning the TVs, too. That is what Chinese video site LeTV is...
Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs

YouTube To Live Stream Tiger Woods Press Conference

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Gossip mongers and sports fans alike are eagerly awaiting Tiger Woods’ press conference tomorrow morning, when he’ll confront the public and apologize for his string of affairs that tarnished both his image as a role model and his endorsement deals. And, according to one source, you’ll be able to live...
YouTube To Live Stream Tiger Woods Press Conference
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