FCC look into treating Internet TV like cable

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By Alina Selyukh - WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday. If formalized … [Read more...]

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 On Netflix, IMAX Simultaneously, Gets Hit With Movie Theater Backlash

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In a move that was likely to ruffle some feathers The Weinstein Company, IMAX, and Netflix have just secured a deal releasing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on Netflix and in selected IMAX screens worldwide. This will mark Netflix's first foray … [Read more...]

eBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

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By Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) eBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to … [Read more...]

News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 mln

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(Reuters) Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, a premium of 37 percent to Move's closing price on Monday. Moves's … [Read more...]

EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

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By Julia Fioretti - BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues from tax. In a letter … [Read more...]

EU watchdog to give reasons for inquiry into Apple’s Irish tax savings

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Commission will publish on Tuesday its reasons for opening an in-depth inquiry into the Irish government's tax treatment of Apple, a Commission spokesman said. The European Union's competition watchdog is looking at whether a number of countries' benign tax regimes … [Read more...]

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will use BitTorrent to sell new album

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Radiohead singer Thom Yorke on Friday released an album via BitTorrent, the British rocker said, marking the first time the online file transfer system often associated with piracy has been used to sell music. "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," Yorke's first solo album in eight … [Read more...]

Activist investor takes stake in Yahoo, urges AOL merger

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By Alexei Oreskovic and Jennifer Saba - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc. Shares of Yahoo Inc rose about 4 percent to $40.54 early Friday … [Read more...]

Apple says ‘Shellshock’ no risk to vast majority of Mac users

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BOSTON (Reuters) Apple Inc said the vast majority of Mac computer users are not at risk from the recently identified "Shellshock" computer bug, which security experts have warned affect operating systems, including Mac's OS X. "The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk," Apple spokesman … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to Michael Mann’s Blackhat Trailer

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Blackhat stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor). By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a good hacker-based techno-thriller, it's a lot of fun when done right! Back in the mid-1990's, we got a slew of them as more and more people started to discover the world wide web -- yes I remember those … [Read more...]

BlackBerry reports smaller-than-expected loss; shares rise

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By Euan Rocha - TORONTO (Reuters) BlackBerry Ltd reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday and said it was turning its focus to growth and investments. Its shares rose nearly 5 percent. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company reported a net loss of $207 million, or 39 cents per … [Read more...]

Apple releases new software update to fix bug on iPhone 6

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By Devika Krishna Kumar and Sarah McBride (Reuters) Apple Inc released a new software update late on Thursday after some users of its new iPhone 6 complained of call service disruptions and other problems due to a previous update. Fewer than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It seems a lot of fans and critics weren't happy with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even star Andrew Garfield has taken studio Sony to task. The How It Should Have Ended guys have now taken on the movie with How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended … [Read more...]

Steven Soderbergh’s Black & White Version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm love fan edits of major films. These have been pretty popular in some circles where a fan takes a film (or several films) and recuts it for whatever reason. It was originally kicked off with what became known as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit, where … [Read more...]

BlackBerry Blend wins plaudits as Passport grabs headlines

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By Euan Rocha - TORONTO (Reuters) BlackBerry Ltd's launch of its square-screened Passport device may have grabbed headlines this week, but it was the tech company's lower-profile roll out of the new Blend feature that appears to be garnering the plaudits. Even as reviewers and analysts were torn … [Read more...]

Facebook to win EU approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid: sources

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By Foo Yun Chee - BRUSSELS (Reuters) Facebook, the world's leading social network, will win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal pitting it against telecoms operators, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The … [Read more...]

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