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Influential media businessman Barry Diller was on hand today for the debut of new startup Aereo TV, a streaming video service that aims to steal consumers away from the expensive cable and satellite television providers.
Images from the first Motorola smartphone powered by Intel and running Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) have allegedly surfaced online.
After announcing a new YouTube Google TV app yesterday, Google is now encouraging YouTube content partners to sign new terms that give the company permission to play their videos across all platforms (mobile, TV, web, etc.) by default.
The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) has decided to rip a page out of HBO’s book by giving iPad and iPhone owners early access to its exclusive video content before it debuts to the rest of the world.
Music and financial news top the list for the most successful Google TV applications, according to a new six-month-long study from Xyologic.
Boxee may be planning to launch a new DVR subscription service aimed at users who’ve purchased its new Live TV stick, according to a new survey the company sent to users over the weekend.
Most modern governments celebrate the anniversary of a national revolution day by making it an official holiday where people routinely get off work, eat food that probably isn’t healthy, and spend quality time with family and friends.
U.K. owners of the streaming media set-top box Roku are getting a significant addition to the available content lineup today with an official BBC iPlayer channel.
Despite an aggressive push to increase its variety of TV shows and movies, Amazon isn’t planning to split off its Prime streaming video service into a standalone subscription offering, according to the company’s management team. At least not anytime soon.
Google is allegedly working on creating a company-branded entertainment device capable of streaming music in multiple locations throughout a person’s home.
Indie streaming video startup Blip.tv announced today that it will ditch the “.tv” from its name in the first of many steps to refresh and improve the company. Blip has also secured a $12 million round of funding to help see those improvement efforts through.
Rumors are circulating that enterprise-focused social network Yammer is raising a new mega funding round of more than $50 million, which would push the startup’s valuation near $1 billion.
The next time a nefarious organization wants to keep people off the Internet, it would do well to engineer its own championship professional football game.
Premium U.S. television network HBO has agreed to invest $10 million into DVD and streaming video rental service Quickflix, the companies announced today.
New rumors of the much-anticipated Apple-branded television set (a.k.a. iTV) have surfaced regarding launch partnerships with major telecom companies as well as the device’s user controls.
While personal financial services like Mint.com offer a pretty dashboard with detailed information about how your money is spent, they does little to prevent the powerful emotional responses associated with impulse purchases. For instance, the knowledge that you’ve already spent $50 at Starbucks this week won’t prevent you from buying yet another cup of coffee under the right circumstances — (especially if you’re a drowsy journalists working on deadline).
Group deals company Groupon has acquired e-commerce data firm Adku for an undisclosed price, the startup announced today.
Top executives from Verizon and Redbox revealed more details about the new jointly-operated rental service announced earlier today.
Electronics retail company Best Buy decided to forgo the regular celebrity spokesperson for its annual Super Bowl commercial in favor of highlighting mobile technology innovators.
Guest Post Business is so easy, even a caveman could do it – and he did. What was once the business of surviving has evolved over the years, but with one underlying similarity – the best will outlast the rest. The infographic below demonstrates significant eras of business by reintroducing prominent characters throughout history, a skill set for the time, and tools used and created to get the job done. As you journey through the prehistoric man, the medieval knight, and the poet of the renaissance, you may find yourself looking toward the future, and what we have contributed.
Google has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permission to use an undisclosed new “entertainment device” in four major cities over the next six months.
Streaming video service Hulu is adding a huge collection of PBS television shows to its content library, the company announced Thursday.
Subscribers of Apple’s iTunes Match service are reporting that explicit songs in their library are getting swapped out for the censored “clean” versions.
AOL is planning to launch a new streaming video network branded under its Huffington Post web news site, the company announced Thursday.
The latest top executive to land at Apple is former head of Xbox Live marketing Robin Burrowes, who joined the company earlier this month.