FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirectTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday paused its informal "shot clock" deadline on the reviews of the proposed mergers of AT&T Inc and DirecTV, and of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over the issue of confidential programming agreements. The FCC, … [Read more...]

New Game of Thrones Images Show, Massive Changes From Book! Spoilers!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Game of Thrones has been one massively successful series for HBO, and the talent attached to the series have gotten a lot of recognition in the industry. The first season stuck so close to the source material that many fans were shocked by how seamless it … [Read more...]

Hungary plans new tax on Internet traffic, public calls for rally

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By Marton Dunai - BUDAPEST (Reuters) Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard. The draft tax code contains a provision for … [Read more...]

Big Tech winning battle with ‘patent trolls’

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By Andrew Chung and Dan Levine (Reuters) For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of … [Read more...]

Angie’s List revenue jumps 24 percent as ad sales rise

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(Reuters) Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it earned more from advertising and fees. The company's net loss narrowed to $5.2 million, or 9 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. … [Read more...]

Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims – Xinhua

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BEIJING (Reuters) Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple … [Read more...]

Sony Rumored to Be Developing 8K Alpha Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez, it isn't even mainstream yet and camera companies are already buzzing past 4K and looking to 6K, 8K, and beyond. It's really all RED's fault. Since they put out the RED DRAGON, other camera companies have been heating up in a high tech, ultra high definition … [Read more...]

Canon Announces Huge 4K Cinema Lens

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Focal ranging from 50-1000mm By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In an effort to boost the capability of their ultra high definition Canon C500 Cinema Camera, Lake Success has released a colossus of a lens called the "Cine Servo Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens, that they claim is the ‘world’s longest … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Considering Rosewater is Jon Stewart's first feature as a director, the satirist can be proud of his efforts. Unfortunately it falls a little short when compared to other movies which deal with themes of false imprisonment and torture. Adapted from Maziar Bahari's … [Read more...]

Behind The Scenes With Ridley Scott’s New Halo Series

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Halo Nightfall to Premiere with Master Chief Video Game Collection By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Microsoft has decided to shutter their XBox Originals production studio, that doesn't mean a Halo Cinematic Universe is dead. Quite the contrary. When Machinima showed the Halo web … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: Flatline

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. FINALLY! An episode of Doctor Who that you can sit back and enjoy without so much as a worry about what writer/executive producer Stephen Moffat is doing to the 12th Doctor. In Flatline, the Doctor promises to get Clara back home in time for her lunch date … [Read more...]

James Cameron Talks Past and Future of Terminator at 30th Anniversary

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) James Cameron made his mark in filmmaking with The Terminator thirty years ago, and during its recent anniversary screening, Cameron spoke about making the film and the upcoming sequel/reboot. The original only cost $5.6 million to make, and starred a … [Read more...]

Adam McKay Speaks About Rewriting Ant-Man

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Of all the Marvel properties, Ant-Man is the one with the most curious journey to the big screen. Edgar Wright had been working on the film for almost a decade before production was officially announced. Soon after, he subsequently dropped out, due to creative … [Read more...]

Apple seen riding higher on strong iPhone demand, iPad rebound

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(Reuters) Strong global demand for Apple Inc's iPhone 6 will drive revenue growth through 2015, while updated models should help reverse three straight quarters of declining iPad sales, analysts said. Apple shares were set to open 2.4 percent higher on Tuesday. The company posted … [Read more...]

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

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By Mary Milliken and Curtis Skinner (Reuters) Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's … [Read more...]

New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80 million with big stock awards

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SEATTLE (Reuters) Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The outsize number is mostly made up … [Read more...]

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