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While Comcast and Time Warner plan their marriage, other networks cry foul

Cogent's David Schaeffer tells congress why, even without Time Warner, Comcast already exerts excessive influence over the Internet, extracting unprecedented fees for access to its huge cache of subscribers. Do we really want a bigger…
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From Compton to Cupertino: Why purchasing Beats is a smart move for Apple

With iTunes sales on the decline, iTunes Radio floundering, and an opportunity to access new revenue streams through an extremely popular hardware brand, Apple's acquisition of Beats makes a lot of sense.
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Netflix tacks $1 onto its basic streaming plan, adds $8 budget plan

The leading media-streaming service confirmed today via blog post the plan to increase the price of its $8-per-month streaming plan. Netflix announced that it will be adding on $1 to bring the total cost for new subscribers to $9. Current…
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Bang & Olufsen’s 4K Avant isn’t a TV, it’s a motorized conversation piece

Bang & Olufsen's latest television, the BeoVision Avant, has the latest tech, including 4K Ultra High-Definition resolution and a strong 3-channel audio system. But those are beside the point, because it's all about a premium lifestyle…
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In a multi-screen future, phones don’t control TVs, TVs control phones

The world of TV is shifting rapidly. We’ve got Ultra HD 4K resolution, futuristic OLED TVs and more and more of our favorite programs coming from the Internet. But there are some who believe the real key to change lay in the interaction…
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Netflix will start streaming Breaking Bad in 4K this June

Netflix is bringing AMC's groundbreaking meth drama, Breaking Bad, to viewers in 4K in June. The news comes about one month after Netflix began streaming the second season of its original House of Cards series and a few nature documentaries…
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Research suggests OTT subscribers are big fans of ‘TV Everywhere’

New data from the NPD Group indicates that, contrary to popular belief, consumers with over-the-top video-on-demand subscriptions aren't necessarily cord cutters. The report finds that SVOD-subscribed consumers are among the most active TV…
Music

Heaphones are just the beginning for Oppo’s capable new HA-1 amplifier

Oppo today announced the release of its HA-1 headphone amplifier, which is stocked with enough digital and analog sorcery to make any audiophile giddy.
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What kind of music does Taco Bell like? Find out with Pandora ‘Promoted Stations’

The leading Internet radio service revealed that it has launched beta testing for "a new advertising solution." Roughly 10 percent of Pandora's 76 million monthly users are now being served native ad units designed to help advertisers drive…
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Spotify puts Vulfpeck’s ‘Sleepify’ album to bed, cites violation in terms of service

Spotify finally pulled Vulfpeck's Sleepify album, which employed a brilliant loophole in its payment system to completely fund the bands latest tour. Click the link to see how the band made $20,000 on an album filled with absolutely…
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Nielsen report confirms what you’ve always known: 189 channels and nothing to watch

New research from the Nielsen Company indicates that, despite the average 189 channels that U.S. television-watching homes have access to, consumers consistently stick to just 17 channels on a regular basis. More content doesn't necessarily…
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What if you could get movies 17 days after theaters … and pay by screen size?

Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks has a novel new idea to combat the shifting landscape of the movie industry, proposing to charge viewers for movie downloads according to screen size after just 17 days in theaters. Crazy premise, or…