Best Tech Stories of 2013

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These are the gadgets that will change the way we make films forever, and a few that... well, not so much. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 2013 could be a considered what one filmmaker called a game changer. This was the year that technology changed forever the way we make movies and TV projects. … [Read more...]

YouTube Vets Warn that Video Portal is No Friend to Content Providers

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Diversifying to your own portal may be the answer By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Several high profile veteran YouTubers are warning that as 2013 comes to a close, the video portal that has provided for them not only an outlet for their creativity - as well as a fairly decent living - is no real … [Read more...]

Tom Cruise Leaves The Magnificent Seven Remake

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) It's hard to imagine Tom Cruise sharing the screen with six other actors. Now, after joining The Magnificent Seven remake back in May 2012, the Oscar nominee has left project. According to TheWrap, the star has departed the MGM film, while Jon Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Super Cafe: Who’s A Hero?

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I'm a little late on Friday's Funny Feature today, and I think it's the post-Christmas 'malaise.' And speaking of Christmas, Doctor Who had his latest Christmas special and regeneration from the 11th (or 13th??) doctor, played by Matt Smith, to the 12th, played by … [Read more...]

Trailer – Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With the world of television more competitive than ever, BBC America is hoping to hit big with biopic Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond. Starring Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger) as the James Bond author Ian Fleming, the 4-part … [Read more...]

Live Action Jonny Quest Movie in Development

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Saturday Morning Cartoon gets new life with Director By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Growing up, it was by far the coolest Saturday cartoon on television.  I know, I'm probably dating myself here.  But everything about Jonny Quest was cool.  This eleven year old kid got to live on a tropical … [Read more...]

Tim Cook Says Apple Has Big Plans in the New Year

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Could the iTV finally be coming? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In his year end eMail to all Employees this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook thanks his company team for all their hard work in the launching of the new iPad Air, iPhone 5S, Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks, and a host of other products that have … [Read more...]

The year that was: The good, the bad and the funny

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By Barbara Goldberg - NEW YORK (Reuters) Vice President Joe Biden congratulated the wrong man on being elected mayor of Boston and college football star Manti Te'o publicly mourned the death of a girlfriend who never was. While U.S. headlines in 2013 were dominated by the Boston Marathon bombs, … [Read more...]

Exclusive – Liberty sees $700 million Charter-Time Warner Cable synergies

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By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker - NEW YORK (Reuters) Liberty Media Corp's top executives estimate that a merger between Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc could generate roughly $700 million in annual synergies, according to people close to the matter. Liberty Chairman John … [Read more...]

Trailer: Doctor Who Christmas Special

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Doctor Who fans around the world are preparing for a very special Christmas, with Matt Smith bidding farewell to the iconic role. The festive episode of the BBC show titled, The Time of the Doctor, is Smith's final appearance as the Doctor and will feature a … [Read more...]

Hulu video site’s revenue will reach $1 billion in 2013

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Revenue from video streaming website Hulu will reach $1 billion in 2013, up from $695 million in 2012, Chief Executive Officer Mike Hopkins said on the company's blog on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Hulu reached 5 million subscribers, Hopkins said. The company is owned by … [Read more...]

XBox Live Original Programming to Debut in 2014

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Speculation begins on Spielberg Halo Series By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Microsoft has announced that they will debut original programming on XBox Live in the first quarter of 2014. And although it looks like Microsoft aims to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon as part of their central … [Read more...]

Doddle’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One: Mobile Gadgets

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2013 List Has Some New Entries and Old Favorites By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While thinking about what to include in our 2013 Gift Guide, we decided to make up a separate Black Friday list and there was certainly deals to be had.  However, there's data to suggests that Black Friday isn't … [Read more...]

Struggling smartphone maker HTC names CFO as head of sales

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TAIPEI (Reuters) Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has named current CFO Chialin Chang as global head of sales, according to a statement released by the company on Monday. The announcement comes amid waning fortunes for the once-dominant phone maker. In the most recent quarter, HTC posted its … [Read more...]

Charter readies Time Warner Cable bid below $135/share – source

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By Nadia Damouni - NEW YORK (Reuters) Charter Communications Inc is preparing to send an offer letter to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc as soon as next week, a source close to the matter said on Friday. The offer is expected to be less than $135 per Time Warner Cable share and will be a … [Read more...]

House of Cards Gets Four Golden Globe Noms, Netflix Seven

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Netflix Streaming Series continues to notch accolades By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Netflix and its premiere streaming series House of Cards continue their golden march into this year's awards season by securing four Golden Globe Nominations. The political thriller took three Emmy Awards in its … [Read more...]