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  • 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.

  • News: Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

    Face it Linux users--if Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other popular applications were available for your platform, your club would be a lot less exclusive. No disrespect to the Linux development community, which does some stellar work, but that's the cold, hard truth in the consumer space. That's also why the Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) release of a top-tier music creation application by the name of Bitwig Studio is huge news and a possible harbinger. It will also ship for Windows and OS X--Bitwig isn't crazy.

  • News: Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

    A decade after entering the field, Sonos leads the multi-room audio market, thanks in large measure to software controllers that make its hardware exceedingly easy for consumers to install and operate. Now the company is preparing to ship its first from-the-ground-up redesign of those controllers. Most Sonos users will be happy with the changes.

  • News: AT&T exec takes to the Internet, takes Netflix to task in the process

    In a blog post published Thursday night, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took aim at Comcast--you know, the company Netflix paid in order to get better network access-- for its stance on net neutrality. So naturally, AT&T had to chime in.

  • News: Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

    Twitter's mobile music app, launched last year amid a crowded market for online music services, is being shut down, Twitter said on Friday.

  • News: What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

    A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act began Thursday with some disagreement about what direction the discussions should take.

  • News: 'Powers' slated as Sony's first PlayStation Network original TV series

    During its E3 presentation last July, Sony said it would bring original television programming to the PlayStation Network. Several months after that early announcement we now know what Sony's first series will be--and it's a doozy for comic fans. The initial PlayStation Network program will be Powers, based on the creator-owned comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

  • News: Pandora prices inch upward for ad-free version

    Streaming radio service Pandora is raising the price of its paid, ad-free version for all new subscribers as well as for some existing subscribers.

  • News: Google, Viacom settle (finally) on YouTube lawsuit

    Google and Viacom have settled a 2007 lawsuit in which Viacom originally demanded US$1 billion from Google for what it said was massive copyright infringement on YouTube.

  • News: USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for ideas on how to improve the controversial notice-and-take-down provisions of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, amid complaints that the current process is cumbersome for small musicians and filmmakers.



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