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London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

www.guardian.co.uk
I don't know if you've noticed, but in the last week we've somehow learned how to win. Feels kind of nice, doesn't it?Something went a little weird last weekend. Certainly off piste, anyway, to use a sporting term (albeit a not very appropriate one for this particular topic). The London...
London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain
Bravo's Silicon Valley Reality Star Says The Experience Has 'Been A Nightmare'

Facebook adds icons and links to status updates

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The social network is rolling out a new feature that throws an icon and link to any status update having to do with a movie, TV show, or book. These will also show up in user timelines. [Read more]...
Facebook adds icons and links to status updates

On Facebook, users can no longer hide from search results

arstechnica.com
In the wake of its “graph search” announcement, Facebook removed the ability for users to opt out of appearing in search results on the site, as noted by Quartz. Because graph search relies on the content of profiles to fuel its results, the move will allow more comprehensive returns...
On Facebook, users can no longer hide from search results

Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games

thenextweb.com
Ok, now this is a very cool implementation of Shazam’s audio recognition technology. The company has announced that it is partnering with MLB Advanced Media to deliver box scores,  stats, highlights and more when people use the app during a Postseason game this fall. So you whip out Shazam and...
Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

Amazon Testing a $7.99 Per Month Prime Subscription

www.hackingnetflix.com
Reader Scott noticed that Amazon is now testing a $7.99 per month Prime subscription (instead of $79 per year), a price that is very familiar to Netflix and Hulu Plus subscribers. I was able to confirm the pricing on the Amazon website and capture a screen shot: Here's a fullsized screenshot...
Amazon Testing a $7.99 Per Month Prime Subscription

CrunchWeek: Elon Musk Dominates Tech, Waze Sale Talks Falter (Again), Jury's Out On Arrested Development

techcrunch.com
[tc_5min code="517800174"] Thanks to the Memorial Day holiday, it was a shorter week than normal for many of us (at least those of us in the United States) — so here’s to the weekend, and to a new episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us...
CrunchWeek: Elon Musk Dominates Tech, Waze Sale Talks Falter (Again), Jury's Out On Arrested Development
Apple said to be prepping a ‘revolutionary’ new product that will launch this year
The Sleep Project wants to turn your dreams into a TV show

You Can Control The New Xbox One With Your Voice (MSFT)

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It's not all about Siri anymore - the new Xbox One is the latest gadget that is designed to respond to your spoken commands. Microsoft senior vice president of the Online Audience Business Group Yusuf Mehdi is on stage right now demonstrating it. You can power it on and off...
You Can Control The New Xbox One With Your Voice (MSFT)
Netflix 'post-play' minimizes the credits and loads the next episode, now on desktop and PS3

How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He has started and sold several companies, run a VC fund, and is an active investor in many private companies. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. My wife, Claudia...
How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based Veronica Mars made its $2 million goal in 11 hours. What happens to entrepreneurs who don't already have a rabid fanbase? By Kurt Wagner FORTUNE -- Veronica Mars is back to solve a mystery: can she raise enough money to fund her own...
Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier

www.fastcompany.com
When does the second screen become the first? Viggle, which considers itself a TV "loyalty service," has just revealed it's going to acquire social TV app GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48 million shares. Viggle will own the entire brand and employees, and operate both its own...
Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier
Verizon launches Viewdini video search app exclusively for LTE Android devices (hands-on)

Nintendo brings Hulu Plus streaming to Wii, 3DS soon

www.electronista.com
Nintendo has made available the Hulu Plus app for US owners of its Wii home gaming console, as expected, though delayed. While the monthly fee to the subscription-based streaming TV show service will be $8 per month, new users will get a free, two-week trial. The service offers over 16,000...
Nintendo brings Hulu Plus streaming to Wii, 3DS soon

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

www.engadget.com
Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook
'Game of Thrones' season premiere illegally downloaded over one million times
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
Hey Netflix, Amazon Instant Video's new iPad app is eating your lunch

Movies from Universal Studios are now available on Apple’s iCloud service

thenextweb.com
Apple has taken a major step forward with its iCloud service, by adding content from Universal Studios to the list of movies and videos which users of the service can re-download after purchase. The development, reported by MacRumors, is a significant one that leaves Twentieth Century Fox as the only...
Movies from Universal Studios are now available on Apple’s iCloud service

aTV Flash 2.1 (black) offers very specific favorites, TV shows in playlists

www.engadget.com
It's not hard to find a media app with some type of favorites system. It's tougher to find one that lets us be very specific on just what a favorite can be. The new aTV Flash (black) 2.1 update, however, will let Apple TV modders be as exacting as...
aTV Flash 2.1 (black) offers very specific favorites, TV shows in playlists
Google testing expanded search results layout

Today's Scuttlebot: Kickstumbler, and Interpreting Microsoft

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar news. Wednesday's selections include a call for making a museum in Washington to showcase American ingenuity and an analysis of the new information in a TV show on factories in China that make...
Today's Scuttlebot: Kickstumbler, and Interpreting Microsoft

TV Networks Play to "Second Screen"

allthingsd.com
Last weekend, members of the cast and crew of AMC Networks Inc.’s crime drama “The Killing” were on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, shooting material for Sunday’s season premiere. What they produced won’t be shown on television, though. It is meant for smartphones, tablets and laptops. The video vignettes are...
TV Networks Play to "Second Screen"

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

www.geekwire.com
The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix

allthingsd.com
TV networks may have plenty of flaws, but one thing they’re really good at is promoting other TV shows. But here comes Netflix, which is getting into the TV show business, but doesn’t have any experience promoting TV shows.  And it doesn’t have its own TV network to do the...
How Do You Market a TV Show Without a TV Network? Ask Netflix
Season 3 of Game of Thrones set to begin March 31st

This Week In AllThingsD Video: Google Now, Aereo and BYOD

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The staff of AllThingsD made a few appearances on video and radio this week: Arik Hesseldahl talked about the growing BYOD trend on Southern California Public Radio KPCC, Take Two. Peter Kafka joined Brian Leher on his popular CUNY TV show to talk about Aereo and cable TV (Peter’s segment...
This Week In AllThingsD Video: Google Now, Aereo and BYOD
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