YouTube To Invest Millions Of Dollars In Its Partners


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While television is entering a new golden age of entertainment, which some go as far to say they're the new feature film (with shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and many more), online content has steadily risen over the last decade. … [Read more...]

Netflix tells Canada regulator it shouldn’t subsidise ‘old media’

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By Alastair Sharp - TORONTO (Reuters) Online video streaming service Netflix Inc told Canada's broadcast regulator on Friday that it opposes paying to support "old media" and its own commercial interests and market dynamics were enough to ensure it distributed Canadian content. The submissions … [Read more...]

Alibaba surges 38% on massive demand in market debut

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By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's … [Read more...]

With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course

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By Sarah McBride - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies. The move seemingly marries the product … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer – Homemade

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Sweding movies and their trailers is a lot of fun, and I've seen some hilarious spoofs of late, and our friends over at CineFix have produced a good one... Mad Max: Fury Road - Homemade, which is Friday's Funny Feature. The original trailer follow. Have a great … [Read more...]

Oracle’s Larry Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Oracle Corp's longstanding Chief Executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business software company looks to modernize and fend off fast-moving cloud-based rivals. Ellison, who co-founded the database … [Read more...]

Insight – A year later, most mega IPOs are mega laggards

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By Dan Burns and Akane Otani - NEW YORK (Reuters) If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York Stock Exchange. A Reuters analysis of the previous 15 … [Read more...]

Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21 – report


(Reuters) Apple Inc is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the … [Read more...]

U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award versus Apple


By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million (226 million pounds) in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX … [Read more...]

As it moves into Europe, Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy series ‘Love’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany. "Love," which will star American actors Paul Rust and Gillian … [Read more...]

Authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute with Hachette

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By Deepa Seetharaman - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) More than 1,000 authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King, and James Patterson, have urged Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with Hachette Book Group that has cost some writers 90 percent of their sales on the online … [Read more...]

Update: Microsoft Announces It Is Buying Minecraft Company


Updated: Microsoft has made it official, that a deal has been struck to purchase Mojang, maker of Minecraft. The original article follows, with the official press release of the acquisition at the bottom. In addition, Markkus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, has said he is leaving the … [Read more...]

Governments pressure Google for more user information

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(Reuters) Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 percent sequentially in the first half of this … [Read more...]

Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom

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By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) Google Inc. launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software. The … [Read more...]

Shipments of larger Apple iPhones delayed by a month amid record orders

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By Soham Chatterjee and Ankush Sharma (Reuters) Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company's latest smartphones strained available supply. The new iPhone 6 goes on sale on Sept. 19 in the United … [Read more...]

eBay shares backtrack after it dismisses talk of Google stake

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Shares of eBay Inc lost much of their Friday gains after the online retailer dismissed market speculation that Google Inc may be preparing to buy a slice of the company. The stock rose as much as 4.7 percent in unusually heavy volume in the morning, with two … [Read more...]

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