Netflix has managed to forge a deal with AMC to bring new episodes of hit series Breaking Bad to its streaming video service right after they air on TV — for U.K. subscribers, anyways.
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Google’s new Chromecast stick is already be a hit in terms of early sales, but it might not be the first streaming media device the company was planning to offer consumers.
Google has terminated a promotion for three free months of Netflix service with the purchase of its new Chromecast streaming device that launched yesterday. The reason? Overwhelming demand for the $35 gadget.
Editor’s Pick Amazon just concluded yet another rousing earnings call where it didn’t actually share much information about the business. And yet, the company’s stock price is near $300 per share.
Fans of long-form interviews should be excited about Amazon’s launch of the new Kindle Singles Interview series today, which could provide a brand new source of revenue to digital magazines.
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Netflix is the first video partner to begin offering high-definition video at 1080p resolution on the Android platform, Google announced at a press event today.
Enterprise-level social platform Addvocate has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Twitter is expanding the number of marketers that can use its TV-ad targeting tool to zero in on people while they’re watching a live TV program, the company announced via its ad blog today.
In what’s probably the biggest change to its front page in years, community news sharing site Reddit just rolled out its new multireddit feature to all users.
Payment platform startup Viableware has secured a fresh $6.5 million round of funding to help push its restaurant payment software into more venues, the company announced today.
Book review community site Goodreads announced today that it has reached 20 million total users.
While Netflix is gaining praise from its original programming, it wasn’t able to hit its subscriber growth estimates, according to Netflix’s Q2 2013 earnings report.
Iconic tech company Yahoo has agreed to repurchase 40 million shares of stock from major stakeholder Third Point, the company announced today.
Aereo announced that its launching its TV anywhere service across the entire state of Utah today.
If you haven’t already heard, superstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is starring in a re-imagined version of Carl Sagan’s classic Cosmos series for Fox. And while the first episode isn’t due out until next year, the production team did release a trailer yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con.
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Digital comic book startup ComiXology is partnering with one of the biggest publishers of children’s books, Scholastic, the startup announced yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con.
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If you’re bummed out about missing all the new digital comic book news and discussion coming through the pipeline this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, check out this comic series about the show.
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Socialmatic is trying to jump start a new revolution of instantly printed photos with its new Polaroid-branded camera, which will allow people to get prints of their shots that have photo filters similar to what Instagram uses.
EdgeCast, a content delivery network company, announced today that it has raised a fresh $54 million round of funding.
Netflix addressed concerns today that it was automatically cropping some of its movies to better fit the wide range of screens that are more square than rectangle.
Lurkers who visit Reddit’s front page of community-powered popular links without signing up for an account will find that the content is considerably less godless and political.
Former YouTube chief Hunter Walk and former Twitter exec Satya Patel announced today that they are launching a new $35 million venture fund.
Investment fund/accelerator program 500 Startups has opened up applications for its next crop of tech startups, the group announced today.
Digital comics startup Madefire announced a new publisher partnership that will bring its motion book technology to a handful of independent and licensed comic book series today, including Star Trek, Transformers, and The Darkness.
Apple’s next leap into the television space could be much different than what the company is offering with its Apple TV set-top box.
TrustRadius, a review-based enterprise service, has secured a $5 million round of funding, the startup announced today.
If you thought Pandora was the only streaming music service getting criticism for the amount of money it pays out to artists, then think again.
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Ro Khanna probably isn’t a name you’d immediately recognize, but if you follow the tech industry that may soon change.
Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde is building a new mobile messaging app that will have superior encryption to prevent pretty much any outside party from listening in on your conversation, he said.
Life360, a family-focused location-based communication app, has raised $10 million, the startup announced today.
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Amazon is planning to refresh all three of its Kindle Fire tablets.