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PIRATE MOBILE APPS TARGETED BY STUDIOS

March 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie studios are increasingly monitoring apps developed for smartphones and tablet devices that employ unlicensed content from their films, Reuters reported on Thursday, and they are often finding those bootleg apps available via top Internet destinations like Google Play and iTunes. Only last week, the wire service said, Warner Bros. sent Google a “take down” […]

REPORT: INTEL PLANNING TO UNVEIL “VIRTUAL CABLE” BOX

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Intel is the latest company planning to get a jump on Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV set by launching a settop box in 2013 that will combine a number of broadcast and cable channels as well as streaming video-on-demand services at a price well below what a typical cable operator charges. According to TechCrunch.com, Intel’s “virtual […]

DISH AND GOOGLE TEAMING UP?

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Satellite TV provider DISH Network is in talks with Google about a possible partnership in a ground-based cellular service that would deliver the Internet and mobile phone service wirelessly, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday), citing people familiar with the discussions. Google declined comment as did DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen, except to acknowledge that […]

YOUTUBE WON’T COME PRELOADED ON APPLE DEVICES ANYMORE

August 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With Google’s YouTube increasing the number of full-length movies and television shows on its service, it has opted out of its deal with Apple, which has offered a YouTube app preloaded on the home screens of all of its iOS devices, including the iPhone and the iPad, on condition that no advertising be displayed. According […]

REPORTER SUSPENDED BY TWITTER: “WHY?”

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief for the London Independent, may have had his Twitter account reinstated after the uproar that followed its being suspended, but NBC and Twitter are still being battered in the press for yanking it in the first place. Forbes magazine commented that the incident “reflected poorly on [NBC’s] stance […]

GOOGLE LAUNCHES PC FOR YOUR TV

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google on Tuesday unveiled the latest device aimed at merging the Internet with television. Its Chromebox, manufactured by Samsung and using Google’s proprietary operating system, is expected to compete against Apple’s Mac Mini, which many consumers connect to their TV sets and use principally to record and play CDs and movies. (It can also be […]

PARAMOUNT SIGNS DEAL WITH THE ENEMY: GOOGLE

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount is playing ball with Google’s new online rental platform Google Play, despite the fact that its corporate parent, Viacom, is still pursuing a $1-billion claim against it. The deal licenses some 500 movies to Google, including such recent releases as Hugo and The Adventures of Tintin to classics such as The Godfather trilogy. It […]

GOOGLE SIDES WITH HOTFILE

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google has come to the defense of the cyberlocker Hotfile, which has been accused by the MPAA of promoting “massive digital theft.” In an amicus brief, Google accuses the MPAA of misleading the court about the intentions of the framers of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), insisting that under its provisions, it is the […]

GOOGLE: IT WON’T LOOK LIKE KANSAS CABLE ANYMORE, TOTO

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google is getting into the cable-TV business. Today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal reports that the Internet giant is set to hook up homes in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS with fiber-optic cable to deliver cable-TV combined with Internet connections 100 times faster than what is offered by most Internet service providers today. According […]

MURDOCH CALLS GOOGLE “PIRACY LEADER”

January 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Rupert Murdoch went on a Twitter attack against Google over the weekend. In a series of tweets blasting the White House’s apparent opposition to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Murdoch referred to Google as the “piracy leader” and charged that it “streams movies free, sells [advertisements] around them. No wonder pouring millions into […]

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