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Friday, August 3,2012

NBC Olympics Site Delivers 75M Video Streams, 744M Page Views

NBC has been raked over the coals for continuing to tape-delay TV coverage of the biggest events of the 2012 Olympic Games in a world where the internet makes the results so readily available to the general public. But in other respects, the venerable TV network is dealing with this internet thing just fine.
Friday, August 3,2012

Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced 'this week' according to internal memo

Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Wednesday, August 1,2012

Craigslist tightens grip, demanding exclusive ownership of ads

Craigslist is now demanding to be the "exclusive licensee" of content posted to its site, an apparent bid to strengthen its legal position against third parties that re-use the content. Last week, the classified site sued Padmapper and 3Taps, two sites that provide alternative interfaces for Craigslist data.
Wednesday, August 1,2012

Microsoft's Outlook.com lures 1M users in 6 hours

Outlook.com has seen more than 1 million people sign up for the service in just a few hours, Microsoft has said.
Tuesday, July 31,2012

Google spends another $200 million on YouTube channels as partners learn to reinvent TV

Google has already spent some $200 million on premium YouTube channels in order to attract premium content and advertisers, and today the Wall Street Journal reports that Google will invest another $200 million into the program. Channel partners have thus far had mixed success creating content for YouTube, but they're rapidly learning how to deliver effective premium content on the platform.
Tuesday, July 31,2012

Hulu Plus Debuts on Apple TV

For those of us who have long been awaiting an Apple-based television subscription service, well, this may be the closest we get for a while. On Tuesday, Apple quietly added support for Hulu Plus to its Apple TV set-top box, bringing access to ad-supported television episodes and movies for paid subscribers of that service. The addition was first noted by MacRumors.
Tuesday, July 31,2012

Spotify brings Pandora-like free streaming to Android

Spotify is bringing Android users into its Pandora-like free streaming service.
Friday, July 27,2012

Samsung destroyed evidence in Apple patent case, says judge

Samsung is being reprimanded yet again in its ongoing patent spat with Apple. California Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal sanctioned the South Korean tech company for destroying evidence, or, more accurately, failing to not destroy evidence.
Wednesday, July 25,2012

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay form 'Internet Association' lobbying group

Four of the biggest web companies have apparently joined to form a coalition that will represent the interests of online services in Washington. The Washington Post reports that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are behind "The Internet Association," which was announced today. Led by former Congressional staffer Michael Beckerman, the Association will "advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative, and free internet." It will launch in September, and we haven't yet seen a full member list — an anonymous source has told the Post that the companies above are most prominent.
Wednesday, July 25,2012

Samsung: Apple wouldn’t have sold a single iPhone without stealing our tech

Another day, another Apple (AAPL) vs. Samsung (005930) trial. The two consumer electronics companies are preparing to do battle in San Jose, California next week, and now-public court documents shed light on the positions each firm is taking. On Tuesday, Apple told Samsung exactly what it thinks its technology patents are worth (spoiler: barely anything at all), and subsequent filings from Samsung reveal that the South Korea-based company has a few choice words for Apple as well.
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