Cat’s Out of the Bag for ‘Every Secret Thing’ at Tribeca Film Festival

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Every Secret Thing is documentary filmmaker Amy Berg’s (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) narrative debut adapted by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give) from Laura Lippman’s 2003 novel. It features a … [Read more...]

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

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(Reuters) Strong sales of iPhones in China and emerging markets sets the stage for Apple Inc to reap even higher profits after it launches the next iPhone and other new products, analysts said. At least 15 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock by as much as $60 (35.77 pounds) to a … [Read more...]

Encoding.com Announces HEVC Support

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H.265 Added to Cloud Video Processing Service By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cloud-based video encoding service Encoding.com has announced ultra high definition support for HEVC, MPEG and VCEG's H.265 codec. The service is kinda cool in that it allows users to harness the cloud to transcode and … [Read more...]

Spider-Man Writer Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Blockbuster writer and producer Roberto Orci is reportedly campaigning for the Star Trek 3 director's chair, vacated by friend JJ Abrams. According to Variety, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer will part company with his longtime collaborator Alex Kurtzman, who is … [Read more...]

Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Update Feels the Need for Speed

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Looks Vs. 2.5 offers new color tools and a 50% boost in performance By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Red Giant is turning itself into a digital speed shop, and their recent high performance upgrade is Magic Bullet Looks 2.5, which boasts a 50% increase in speed, as well several new tools which … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech NAB Special – NVIDIA, Nikon, & Schneider

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I stopped by the NAB booths of NVIDIA, Nikon, and Schneider Optics, all while putting over 25 miles on my feet. And here are all the interesting things we talked about. … [Read more...]

The First Five Minutes Of How To Train Your Dragon 2

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the continuing story of the surprise animated hit of 2010 (nearly $500 million worldwide), especially considering later that summer, Despicable Me and Toy Story 3 opening huge. DreamWorks Animation and Paramount were smart, and released … [Read more...]

Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever … [Read more...]

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

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(Reuters) Some HBO shows and the Internet streaming service HBO Go will be available next month to Amazon Prime customers, the companies said on Wednesday in a move that could lure customers away from Netflix Inc. The companies said this was the first time HBO, the premium cable channel owned by … [Read more...]

On Shakespeare’s 450th, a birthday tour of some play ‘sets’

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LONDON (Reuters) - Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are some of the locales, cited by travel website www.GoEuro.co.uk, associated … [Read more...]

World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

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By Brad Haynes and Luciana Bruno SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 football fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate. The final of the 2013 Confederations … [Read more...]

Dish looking to debut Internet TV service this summer: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, is looking to debut internet TV service this summer, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Dish has told programmers, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, that it could start the service … [Read more...]

Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion

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By Kevin Gray - MIAMI (Reuters) Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform, the company's top executive said on Tuesday. The … [Read more...]

Netflix Plans Price Increase on Customers

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New subscribers will feel the pinch first ... By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, we saw this coming… since Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast's protection racket for preferred bandwidth traffic, the online streaming company has announced that in spite of over $1.25 billion in earnings and a … [Read more...]

Disney Exec Meets With Abrams In London Over Star Wars: Episode VII

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2nd Unit begins filming in Abu Dhabi By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a TON of Star Wars: Episode VII news this week, including news that Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn has winged his way to London to finalize details with director J.J. Abrams over the script and other bits and pieces. … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle & Leonardo DiCaprio Could Reunite For Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has started negotiations with Danny Boyle over directing Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic. In fact, THR has reported that the Oscar winning filmmaker has already approached Leonardo DiCaprio about taking on the role of the Apple co-founder. This news follows … [Read more...]

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