America Movil says not in talks over T-Mobile US

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) America Movil is not talking to anybody at this stage about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj told a conference call on Friday. Germany's Monthly Manager Magazin on Thursday said America Movil was a possible buyer of the company, citing people … [Read more...]

Fandor Invests In Filmmakers With Initiative

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The online distribution platform Fandor has decided to go beyond featuring independent content to funding it, with a new initiative designed to build a community of filmmakers, connect them with their audiences, and to finance their projects through crowdfunding. … [Read more...]

Avengers Hulkbuster Is Subject Of Serious Cosplay Construction

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Fan uses 3D printing to help build custom Iron Man Hulkbuster costume By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now, you've probably seen the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was released yesterday, after being leaked online in the UK. Blaming HYDRA via Twitter for its early release (as part of … [Read more...]

Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise

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SEATTLE (Reuters) Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets, and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact. The results allayed fears of investors in … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Products Used In Foo Fighters HBO Series

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like Blackmagic Design has some serious fans in the guise of rock n' roll idols The Foo Fighters, who have used Pocket Cinema Cameras and SSD recorders for filming of their HBO series "Sonic Highways." … [Read more...]

Titanfall Video Game Gets Social with Horde Mode

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what is deemed as its largest update, Microsoft's phenomenally successful Titanfall video game is getting social with a "horde mode," which will provide for player vs. player combat with a team component. … [Read more...]

Canon Announces Cinema EOS C100 Mark II

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Higher Frame Rates to 60fps chief new feature By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Mark II update to the Canon Cinema EOS C100 will have higher frame rates of up to 60 frames per second, which should satisfy C100 users who've been complaining about this missing cinematic option. But is that alone … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Amazon strikes deal with Simon & Schuster on e-book prices

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(Reuters) Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal … [Read more...]

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