Now that Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk spent nearly $1 million buying the transforming submarine car from the James Bond move The Spy Who Loved Me, he wants to make it work.
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Confirming earlier rumors, Hulu has named former Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new chief executive officer, the company announced today.
While the majority of demands for syndicated content comes from well-established publications like the New York Times, there is need for content that’s a bit more niche — either in subject matter or the depth of reporting. In that case, you turn to the freelance community.
Netflix may soon begin experimenting with new content features (aka DVD extras) for its lineup of original programming.
The startup plans to use the new capital to eventually build an Android version of its service.
Video startup Magisto is rolling out a relaunched version of its service today aimed at challenging some of the other less feature-rich popular video competitors like Instagram and Vine.
Accelerator program 500 Startups is apparently looking to raise money for a third early-stage investment fund, according to an SEC document filed today.
Spanish telecom company Telefonica has made a strategic stake in U.S. music company Rhapsody, the companies announced today.
The next original series coming to Netflix will be produced by major studio Sony Pictures, the company announced today.
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Waywire, the crowdsourced video curation site from Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, has been acquired by video startup Magnify, reports AllThingsD.
Netflix is currently in negotiations with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and others to make its streaming video service available as an application on cable TV set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.
The folks at NASA’s Southwest Research Institute are undoubtedly breathing heavy sighs of relief today after discovering that the space agency’s $1.1 billion Juno probe decided to turn back on after unexpectedly “falling asleep.”
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With the number of smaller acquisitions Yahoo has made over the last year, I have to wonder whether it’s recent purchase of startup Bread was mistaken for an item of food you can always use more of. Then again, maybe not — as Bread’s social advertising tech could prove useful to Yahoo’s ongoing push to refresh its own ad products.
If true, the Sputnik search engine — which admittedly sounds like the title for a forth Austin Powers movie — may also become the default search tool for all government facilities and state-backed organizations within the country.
Usually conversations with customer service representatives are pretty bland, or even painful if you’re trying to resolve a problem. As it turns out, this isn’t always true when it comes to Netflix.
After months of false hope and speculation, the BBC recently announced that it had recovered a number of old episodes from its classic sci-fi series Doctor Who, which it is now making available for sale exclusively on iTunes today.
Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly planning to announce former 21 Century Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new boss.
Google is killing off the Google TV brand. No formal homicide charges were filed since it’s not illegal to murder a name.
Good news for Kindle owners that have children who suck at math: Amazon announced today that it’s purchased education startup TenMarks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Satellite service startup Dauria Aerospace closed a new $20 million round of funding, the company announced yesterday.
Comcast and Twitter announced a new partnership today that will drastically integrate tweeting into the cable TV watching experience.
Japanese hardware manufacturer Panasonic will cease production on its line of plasma television sets.
Streaming music service Turntable.fm just announced a new platform — Turntable Live — that livestreams concerts to its listeners.
Break Media and Alloy Digital — two long-time producers of video content outside of the YouTube bubble — are expected to announce a merger today.
Aereo is facing yet another lawsuit questioning the legality of its TV anywhere service, with the latest coming from big media companies and local broadcast affiliate stations in Utah (PDF).
Internet service provider company Time Warner Cable is set to acquire fiber optic network firm DukeNet in a deal with $600 million, the companies announced today.
AT&T has updated its Uverse television service application for iPhone with a new feature that allows you to watch live streaming TV channels directly from the device, the company announced today.
Nielsen will release its findings today about how many people are tweeting during live broadcasts of television shows.
The woman who’s voice was used to power Apple’s voice assistant feature Siri has decided to come out to the public today.
Media files that contain DRM (Digital Rights Management) will soon become a regular part of web’s standards thanks to a decision by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Amazon is reportedly planning to release its own set-top box for the holiday season.
The French government is close to passing a new law that would limit powerful online retailers like Amazon from offering customers free shipping for their orders.
It’s one thing to make the assessment that the delivery system of how people get their news is broken. It’s quite another when you actually build something that addresses the broken elements, and offers a better solution.
Streaming music service Rdio is launching a new version of its app with free smart radio service to listeners in the U.S., Canada, and Australia today.
Digital comic book startup Madefire has just closed a new $5.2 million round of funding, the company told VentureBeat today.
Office supply retailer Staples has purchased e-commerce personalization startup Runa, the company announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Accelerator program and investment group 500 Startups has just announced a new $44.1 million seed fund today, the second the group has raised since launching.
In a big win for Google’s new Chromecast device, Hulu Plus has added an official application, the companies announced today.