EU regulators to decide on Facebook, WhatsApp deal by Oct. 3

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By Foo Yun Chee - BRUSSELS (Reuters) EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation. The move came after … [Read more...]

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

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By Alexei Oreskovic - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, marks the company's latest expansion beyond … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Superman, Lois Lane, Homer Simpson Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) By now, you have probably done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, donating $10 to research after an icy bath, or $100 to avoid the chill. Either way, it's a fun event to help a worthy charity! And now, there are some great, hilarious ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, featuring … [Read more...]

New iPhones expected at September 9 Apple event

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more." It came … [Read more...]

What is BitTorrent and How Can Filmmakers Take Advantage of It for Distribution?

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It's not just for piracy anymore By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, the file sharing protocol known as "BitTorrent" passed ten million users worldwide. Now before you think that's ten million pirates working together all around the world to kill Hollywood, that's not necessarily what's … [Read more...]

Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation – report

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion (6.04 billion pounds), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The … [Read more...]

Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render

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(Reuters) Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness." Rendering is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model, or models, using computer programs. Zync provides online tools to render … [Read more...]

TiVo results beat estimates on strong subscriber growth

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(Reuters) Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain, and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Points To Niche-Oriented Content Plan

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Provides easy access to game purchases By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As the news broke yesterday that Amazon was buying Twitch, it seemed a bit out of the ordinary. Amazon is an e-commerce portal that dabbles in streaming content. And with Amazon Prime expanding beyond streaming rentals to … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces YouTube Series To Educate Users

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GoPro Field Guide Highlights Advanced Features By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With more and more action sports geeks buying their first GoPro cameras to capture their experience, the company has created an educational series on YouTube to help users understand many of the advanced … [Read more...]

Emmys TV audience drops to 15.6 million with Monday switch

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) After moving up a month and switching to a weekday evening, Monday's Primetime Emmy awards drew 15.6 million viewers, a drop from last year's Sunday night show despite a new host, a passionate kiss, and a touching tribute. This year's Emmy awards, which … [Read more...]

Netflix CCO Talks Marvel’s The Defenders TV Series

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Marvel Studios films of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and the latest, Guardians of the Galaxy, have all been hits. Every single one has done phenomenally well in theaters, so it's no surprise the would decide to expand the Marvel Cinematic … [Read more...]

Vincent D’Onofrio Talks Daredevil, Kingpin, & How It All Ties Together Within The MCU

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the best casting choices I've seen for a television series was Marvel and Netflix casting Vincent D’Onofrio as the Kingpin for the Daredevil TV series -- a more perfect casting I couldn't have asked for. Screen Crush had a chance to sit down with … [Read more...]

Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

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By Deepa Seetharaman and Malathi Nayak - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, marking the largest deal in the U.S. e-commerce company's 20-year history. The move, announced on Monday by the two … [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey In Talks For Stephen King’s The Stand

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey is the number one choice to lead The Stand – although the studio and the director have different ideas on how to use the Oscar winner. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. want the True Detective actor to play antagonist Randall Flagg in the … [Read more...]

eBay considering PayPal spinoff – report

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(Reuters) eBay Inc is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources. Shares of the online retailer jumped nearly 4 percent to $55.48 at midday. eBay told potential candidates for the position of … [Read more...]

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