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Netflix And DreamWorks Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

Netflix And DreamWorks Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

Netflix announced that they have reached a multi-year licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and the online streaming movie and television subscription service will have the first-run exclusive of feature films and certain TV specials from the production company. Under the contract, which replaces a similar pay TV pact between Dreamworks and HBO, Netflix will begin offering exclusive access to the studio’s new films in 2013 and the company won’t be confined to selling digital copies of Dreamworks’ movies within a specific period. Dreamworks drawing a major distinction between itself and HBO, which requires studio partners to halt digital sales outside of an exclusive window and thid deal is for Netflix members to enjoy instantly watching high-quality animated Ccontent from DreamWorks Animation…………….

By On September 27, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Signs Streaming Deal With FOX

Amazon Signs Streaming Deal With FOX

Amazon said its Prime service will now have more than 11,000 movies and TV shows this fall and Amazon inked a content licensing deal with Fox to bolster its streaming content library. Amazon has been aggressively pushing its media partnerships in recent months, signing deals with both CBS and NBC Universal in July to offer video content to Prime subscribers and before announcing it would partner with 11,000 libraries to offer a Kindle lending service and offer magazine subscriptions………………..

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Apple To Release Curved Glass Device Next Year

Apple To Release Curved Glass Device Next Year

Next-generation portable devices from Apple could feature curved glass, as the company has allegedly bought new equipment in preparation to release devices with curved touchscreens next year and Apple’s competitors reportedly view curved glass displays as a way they can gain a competitive advantage over the iPhone maker, but Apple is believed to also be showing interest in curved displays. Curved glass devices aren’t unknown to the industry and Dell tried to make convex glass a special feature of the Venue Pro and later the regular Android-based Venue. The other companies are also working on products with curved cover glass to give them an edge over the competition…………….

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Apple To Reset iTunes Match iClude Libraries On September 26th

Apple To Reset iTunes Match iClude Libraries On September 26th

Apple has announced that they will reset iTunes Match iCloud libraries on Monday, September 26th and Apple has also begun emailing iTunes Match subscribers. This comes after Apple wiped all iCloud backup data on Thursday and all of which would quite heavily hint that the Golden Master of iOS5 is ready, which in turn means the iPhone 5 can’t be far off. If you’re completely confused as to what iTunes Match is, in a nutshell it’s a new system that will allow you to more easily access all the music you have and it includes all of the songs you didn’t purchase through iTunes……………..

By On September 26, 2011 Respond
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Apple Press Confarence To Be Hold On Apple Campus

Apple Press Confarence To Be Hold On Apple Campus

Apple will introduce the next iPhone October 4 in the auditorium of its Cupertino, California campus and Apple has held most of its major product launches in San Francisco. Apple still hasn’t confirmed a date for the event or that it will hold an event at all and iPhone 5 will mark the first major product launch for Apple under Chief Executive Tim Cook, who took over after Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of the Mac and iPhone maker last month. Apple is expected to release iOS 5 on October 10th and the launch the new iPhone on October 14th…………….

By On September 26, 2011 Respond
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Spotify Opens To All In US

Spotify Opens To All In US

Spotify opens up to all in the US with free, unlimited music streaming for six months and you can upgrade to the premium subscriptions, which is $5 per month for unlimited ad-free music while the second, more popular option costs $10 and gives access to higher quality tracks, mobile access (tablet, phone, etc) and offline listening capabilities………………….

By On September 25, 2011 Respond
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Yahoo Could Be For Sale

Yahoo Could Be For Sale

An email from some of the top people at Yahoo appears to suggest that the company could be up for sale and the email also said that a srategic view of its options could take months. The news was contained in rambling memo from co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo and Chairman Roy Bostock, also said that the search for a replacement CEO for the fired Carol Bartz is ongoing. Microsoft is still seen as a credible suitor for Yahoo and the e-mail was followed later in the day by a missive from interim CEO Tim Morse, who seemed intent on nipping in the bud any sort of lame-duck perception/attitude on the part of employees……………..

By On September 25, 2011 1 Response
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Apple Logos In Backdrop Of A Samsung Store

Apple Logos In Backdrop Of A Samsung Store

Samsung is currently engaged in a massive legal battle with Apple over which company has been stealing the other’s designs for phones and tablets, but a image discovered by John Paczkowski of All Things D, is so ironic. It’s a store display in the Centro Sicilia store in Catania and this is some pretty brazen stuff here, which e-uses the artwork for several different iOS apps, including Apple’s own App Store………………..

By On September 25, 2011 Respond
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Samsung Sues Apple In The Netherlands

Samsung Sues Apple In The Netherlands

According to in Dutch-language Nu.nl, Samsung is stepping up its legal response to Apple’s copycat accusations in courts around the world and Samsung is seeking in the Netherlands to ban Apple’s mobile products which sport 3G capabilities, which includes iPhones and 3G iPads. The patents held by Samsung in this case are considered essential, which means that they must be provided to a rival given reasonable terms under European regulations and the patents are considered essential provides Apple a relatively easy out if it can negotiate reasonable licensing terms with Samsung……………..

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Quad-Core ARM Chip Shows Up In Apple’s Xcode

Quad-Core ARM Chip Shows Up In Apple’s Xcode

Ars Technica reports that, code strings related to Marvell’s ARM-based quad-core processor have been found in the latest source code of Clang, Apple’s compiler for Xcode and the ARM-based processor has been included, but the report notes that the inclusion of Armada XP support could be because Apple may be considering the Marvell in a future iOS device or even a MacBook Air. Apple is potentially considering the processors for next-gen iOS devices and this is at the very least an indication of Apple potentially working on a new quad-core ARM processor of their own. Less likely is a Marvell chip being included in a publicly released Apple product…………….

By On September 24, 2011 Respond
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DISH Network Introduces Blockbuster Movie Pass

DISH Network Introduces Blockbuster Movie Pass

Dish Network, Blockbuster unveil Blockbuster Movie Pass all-inclusive entertainment service and this service includes access to discs (movies and games) by mail, streaming video to the TV and PC, and linear TV service from Dish. Blockbuster Movie Pass is the first subscription streaming movie service bundle in pay TV industry and it also features a few TV shows culled from Starz, Epix, Sony Movie Channel, Hallmark and Blockbuster’s own VOD library……………

By On September 24, 2011 1 Response
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Amazon Announces Press Conference

Amazon Announces Press Conference

Amazon company has called a press conference next Wednesday in New York and holds its new Kindle unveilings in the Big Apple. This year may just include the fabled Amazon tablet and Amazon is said to be targeting a $250 price point for the device, half that of Apple’s entry-level iPad…………………

By On September 24, 2011 Respond
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Casio Inked Patent-Licensing Deal With Microsoft TO Use Linux

Casio Inked Patent-Licensing Deal With Microsoft TO Use Linux

Recently, Casio signed a deal with Microsoft over the use of Linux in their upcoming products which are not disclosed yet. Like many more host companies, Casio also inked the patent-deal paying licensing fees according to Microsoft’s demand. Neither the products nor the price are disclosed yet.

By On September 24, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon lets you check out Kindle books from library websites, asks you to shush yourself at home and you can download copies to your Kindle or Kindle app-enable device via WiFi or USB. As e-books have taken off with readers, libraries have been building their e-book collections to meet demand and successfully persuading many publishers to sell their titles to libraries in e-book format……………..

By On September 23, 2011 Respond
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NVIDIA Kal-El Has 5 Cores

NVIDIA Kal-El Has 5 Cores

NVIDIA releases Kal-El white papers, which announces a fifth Cortex A9 companion core specifically designed to handle less demanding tasks in effort to minimize power consumption caused by active standby processes. The Companion core’s max operating frequency gets capped at 500MHz, offering higher performance and greater efficiency per watt when running menial tasks and this leaves the four main cores free to take care of the stuff it does best. Project Kal-El also includes a brand-new 12-core GPU that delivers up to 3x the graphics performance of Tegra 2 and the Variable SMP architecture is also completely OS transparent, which means that operating systems and applications don’t need to be redesigned to take advantage of the fifth core……………….

By On September 23, 2011 Respond
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