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  • News: Netflix is finally coming to (some) U.S. cable boxes

    After months of rumors that Netflix wanted to get its service on company-issued cable boxes in the U.S., it has finally happened. Netflix will be available on TiVO DVRs from regional cable providers Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN.

  • News: Amazon Prime snags HBO shows with three-year delay

    Amazon has inked a major deal with HBO, bringing the network's original series to Amazon Prime members at no extra charge.

  • News: Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

    Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

  • News: Silicon Valley episode 3: What's in a name

    If Silicon Valley had a soapier (and hackier) bent, some of the big reveals in the third episode would be played up as can-you-believe-it-style twists. But in the episode entitled "Articles of Incorporation," the twists are merely there to re-emphasize what a bumpy road awaits Richard (Thomas Middlemarch) as he tries to turn Pied Piper into the next billion-dollar company. And the chief bump this week is that Richard doesn't actually have the right to call his company Pied Piper--there's a sprinkler system maker doing business under that moniker, and if it's going to give up that name, its founder wants to be paid his share of Richard's still-theoretical riches.

  • News: Samsung hints at ads and premium subscriptions for Galaxy-centric Milk Music

    Samsung's Milk Music may become more than just a sweet deal for Galaxy phone users, as the company looks to monetize its streaming music service with ads and paid subscriptions.

  • News: Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

    Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.

  • News: Chromecast gets more live video with MLB.TV and YouTube

    While Google's Chromecast has been getting a lot of new apps lately, live video has been one of the bigger missing pieces. That's starting to change now, with the arrival of MLB.TV and live video support in YouTube.

  • News: Must-have apps for music festivals

    Grab your sunscreen, high-rise cutoff shorts, and favorite satchel: Coachella kicked off this week, which marks the unofficial ushering in of music festival season. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to music fests all around the country, and for some, summer just wouldn't be the same without attending one of these mega events. With beautiful weather (most of the time), camaraderie with other attendees, an interesting array of food and art, and of course killer bands, there's a lot to experience.

  • News: Netflix pays off Comcast, discovers that speeds magically improve

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may complain about it publicly, but his company's decision to pay Comcast for better access to the Internet service provider's subscribers is paying off. The streaming video service says performance on Comcast's network has improved dramatically since it started cutting checks.

  • News: Fon pitches Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter

    Free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is hoping to boost the popularity of its network with the Gramofon, a router that integrates music streaming. The first service to be added is Spotify, but more are on the way.

  • News: 'Silicon Valley' episode 2: 'The Cap Table' - VP of Spite

    This week on Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's HBO tech industry satire, the fantasy of starting a successful tech business turns into cold, hard reality. It's fitting, really, since the transition from all the excitement of a pilot episode of a TV series to the second episode is also about giving up the glamor and settling in for the long haul.

  • News: After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

  • News: Sonos adds Google Play Music streaming service

    Sonos has added Google Play Music to its list of online streaming services which are compatible with its wireless Hi-Fi system.

  • News: Netflix 4K streaming is now live

    Netflix has flipped the on switch for 4K streaming in a handful of videos, including the second season of House of Cards.

  • News: Chromecast gets live YouTube streams, but only from the desktop

    Every few weeks it seems that Google expands the capabilities of the Chromecast TV dongle. Recently, the company rolled out a developer SDK to allow third-parties to take advantage of Cast functionality. Now Google is adding some extra Cast features to YouTube.

  • News: Yahoo to join Amazon, Netflix, and everybody else with original TV programming

    Yahoo has already shown that 2014 is all about content, but now the Internet company wants to follow the path laid out by Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. Similar to those titans of online original productions, Yahoo wants to have its own original TV programming.

  • News: Drastic Spotify redesign sports a darker look and revamped Your Music section

    Out with the old, in with the new: Spotify's rolling out an overhauled aesthetic for its desktop, web, and iOS apps, one that does away with the services long-used (and ugly) gray theme in exchange for a striking new coat of black paint, a fresh font (Proxima Nova), and overhauled icons.

  • News: How Popcorn Time could be the Napster of the film industry

    The current movie distribution cycle, which heralds the theatrical movie-watching experience above all else, is long overdue for a change. Services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video don't get the top movies until well after they're released in theaters and on DVD. But perhaps Popcorn Time, the streaming service which was released, killed, then re-released earlier this month, could provide the engine needed to change this process for the better, with a little help from other players.

  • News: Chromecast support for Slingbox could be in the works

    Google's Chromecast may be adding to its array of powers, if talk on an online discussion forum pans out.

  • News: TV's odd couple: Set-top partnership could bruise Apple or crisp up Comcast

    Last summer, I called Comcast to cancel a $10-a-month sports package that I no longer wanted to receive. By the time I hung up the phone, I had been signed up for a phone service I didn't need, and my cable bill, rather than going down by $10, had been raised by around $40.



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