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RIM Brings BlackBerry Tag App For NFC Social Sharing Service

RIM Brings BlackBerry Tag App For NFC Social Sharing Service

At a keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie unveiled BlackBerry Tag, a new social sharing service for BlackBerry users connect and share content and information. This new feature is expected an update for the Blackberry 7 operating system. The idea behind Blackberry Tag is iOS and Android users who use the “Bump” application for sharing anything. For those unfamiliar with Bump, it’s an app on iOS and Android that lets users share files between each other simply by “bumping” devices together, but while Bump uses a Bluetooth connection, Blackberry Tag will rely on the NFC technology that has been built into the latest Blackberry phones.

By On October 11, 2011 Respond
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Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD-By-Mail Rentals

Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD-By-Mail Rentals

Netflix reversed an unpopular decision to put its DVD video rental business on a separate website and rename it Qwikster, saying both DVD and online streaming services will stay on the same website and U.S. customers will continue to go to Netflix.com for streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals. Netflix posted the announcement of change in its plans on the corporate blog and also sent e-mails to its subscribers……………

By On October 10, 2011 Respond
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RIM Buys NewBay

RIM Buys NewBay

Research In Motion has agreed to acquire NewBay Software for about $100 million and the company confirmed that they have a cut a deal for NewBay, but declined to talk about the price, which the story attributes to sources close to the company. It’s clear that RIM has a decent vision and setup for certain aspects of the smartphone war and it’s apparent that RIM’s move to purchase NewBay has to do with creating a cloud-based BlackBerry content service to rival that of Apple’s iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Drive……………..

By On October 9, 2011 Respond
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AMC Shows Coming To Netflix

AMC Shows Coming To Netflix

Netflix has expanded its partnership with AMC Networks to bring many more shows to its streaming service and they have inked a multiyear agreement that delivers AMC hit The Walking Dead to Netflix. Additional seasons of The Walking Dead and other shows on AMC and the Sundance Channel also will be fed to Netflix under the multiyear licensing agreement and Netflix Inc. is trying to expand its Internet video selections to counter criticism that its streaming library doesn’t contain enough compelling content……………….

By On October 9, 2011 Respond
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CinemaNow New Deal With  Intel, Offering 1080p HD Movies For Rental And Purchase

CinemaNow New Deal With Intel, Offering 1080p HD Movies For Rental And Purchase

CinemaNow, Best Buy’s digital entertainment service going to a new deal with Intel Corporation to get a bit larger and a good deal sharper movie library of premium high-definition content on their PCs. For the first time, CinemaNow will offer 1080p HD movies for rental and purchase on PCs packing a 2nd generation Intel Core CPU. CinemaNow has now added several hundred new releases and popular catalog titles in HD from 20th Century Fox1 and Warner Bros, in addition to the 15,000 movies and TV episodes boasts in its regular catalog. Checkout more details bellow in the press release bellow.

By On October 9, 2011 Respond
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Apple To Release AirPort Utility For iOS Devices

Apple To Release AirPort Utility For iOS Devices

When users attempt to do this in iOS 5 GM, a pop-up notification notes that an application (called “AirPort Utility”) is required and directs users to an iTunes link that is not yet live. Apple has noted that one of its aims in developing iOS 5 is to make iOS devices PC free and this feature obviously meant that iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners running iOS 5 could set up an AirPort station without needing to use a computer. A MacTalk forum member noticed that in the W-Fi settings of the latest beta there is a button to Manage this network that prompts you to download the app and earlier betas of iOS 5 let users set up their new AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule directly within the mobile operating system………………..

By On October 9, 2011 Respond
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Sony Pictures Could Make A Movie About Steve Jobs

Sony Pictures Could Make A Movie About Steve Jobs

The movie rights to the Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson look set to be bought by Sony Pictures and Sony Pictures is believed to be in final talks to acquire the movie rights to the forthcoming and eagerly awaited Steve Jobs biography. Hollywood blog Deadline, the deal could be worth several million dollars and Sony had a big hit last year with another biopic, the Oscar-winning The Social Network, based on Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg………………..

By On October 8, 2011 Respond
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CinemaNow And Intel Make Deal For HD Movie Content

CinemaNow And Intel Make Deal For HD Movie Content

Best Buy’s CinemaNow has introduced availability of 1080p HD movies from Fox and Warner Bros. on PCs with Intel Insider technology and Intel Insider is a hardware-based security technology in second-generation Intel Core processors, which is the fastest-shipping Intel product with more than 75 million units shipped to date. Only computers that are running the new second-generation Intel Core processors on PCs with Intel insider tech will be able to view the 1080p content and everyone else will have to live with SD content on their PC. CinemaNow has a large exclusive instant access library for premium films and TV shows that needs no subscription and Intel Insider tech in the new processors allows the content to be protected enough that CinemaNow could offer the HD content……………

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ChilledLime : A New Online Debating Platform Coming

ChilledLime : A New Online Debating Platform Coming

The era of online debating already started. Its going to get a new promising platform, ChilledLime. Its still in closed beta, only peopel with invite code are allowed to test, but its coming live from Mid November. Check the details of this new platform below.

By On October 8, 2011 13 Responses
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BT Openreach Building 300Mbps Broadband In UK

BT Openreach Building 300Mbps Broadband In UK

BT Openreach launching 300Mbps broadband in the UK high in fibre and the U.K. will get 300 Mbps fiber to the home connections available on a wholesale basis. BT is already deploying the FTTP for commercial customers in six locations that will be ready by the end of October and the network offers 110/30 Mbps speeds, but by spring, it will offer the 300 Mbps download speeds. So it might not be a gigabit network, but with the UK joining the broad-band-super-speed-party, the US needs to up it’s gross point average of 5.3Mbps soon……………..

By On October 7, 2011 Respond
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Rdio Launches Free On-Demand Music Streaming Without Ads

Rdio Launches Free On-Demand Music Streaming Without Ads

Digital music service Rdio introduced free, on-demand streaming music and no registration, no credit, no download and best of all no ads. For non-subscribers, Rdio now places a green bar at the top of the screen that indicates how much free music you have available for the rest of the month and as you listen to tracks, the bar decreases. Access to this music is provided online and via Rdio’s native apps for Mac and Windows PCs, but not on mobile and no credit card information is required to sign up for the free plan. And also songs can also be shared to Facebook via the new integration with Facebook’s Open Graph platform, where they are posted to your News Feed, Ticker or Timeline…………………

By On October 6, 2011 Respond
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Garmin Forerunner 910XT Sport Watch

Garmin Forerunner 910XT Sport Watch

Garmin has unveiled a new watch that is dubbed the ultimate multisport training experience, which is the Garmin Forerunner 910XT and the watch is a GPS enabled and can detail swim metrics and tracks distance as well. The watch is low profile so you can get a wetsuit on and off easily while wearing it and the watch can also be fitted with a mount for bike handlebars and has a battery inside good for 20 hours of use. Garmin also includes support for wireless ANT+ sensors and the orerunner 910XT will be released sometime this quarter at $399.99……………..

By On October 6, 2011 2 Responses
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TV Providers Coming To Xbox 360

TV Providers Coming To Xbox 360

Microsoft announced that a slew of TV and entertainment content providers — including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy will be rolling out entertainment services to the Xbox starting this holiday season in the more than 20 coutnries and they’ll be providing content through Xbox Live, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. The providers are: BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and LOVEFiLM in the U.K.; Antena 3, RTVE and Telefonica in Spain; Televisa in Mexico; and Bravo, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service, Crackle, EPIX, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, UFC, Verizon FiOS and HBO GO in the United States, the new TV and video providers announced today join Xbox’s existing lineup of TV and video entertainment partners already on Xbox 360: AT&T, Netflix and Hulu+ in the U.S., TELUS in Canada, BSkyB in the U.K., Canal+ in France, Vodafone Portugal, VimpelCom in Russia and FOXTEL in Australia.This is exciting news because now your 360 is like a cable box as well, so if you already have service with one of the providers that is teaming up with them then you can enjoy tons of television right from your dashboard…………….

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Rhapsody Plans To Acquire Napster

Rhapsody Plans To Acquire Napster

Rhapsody has just announced that it plans to acquire Napster and the deal is expected to be complete as soon as the end of November. Rhapsody president Jon Irwin said that the deal will further extend Rhapsody’s lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music market and this is a go big or go home business, so the focus is on sustainably growing the company. Rhapsody said it would release its total subscription numbers when it completes the Napster absorption and the original Napster peer-to-peer service, founded in 1999, began a decade of rampant file sharing that left the industry badly damaged…………………..

By On October 4, 2011 Respond
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LightSquared Collaboration With Sharp

LightSquared Collaboration With Sharp

LightSquared teams up with Sharp to begin production of LTE phones and tablets and these smartphones and tablets won’t be sold by the Falcone-backed company and will instead make their way to its carrier partners, like Sprint, C Spire and Best Buy. LightSquared will be showing off some of its devices at CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference on October 11-13 in San Diego and LightSquared inked a few major deals during the summer, starting in July when it announced a 15-year wholesale 4G LTE deal with Sprint……………….

By On October 4, 2011 Respond
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