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Songwriters and publishers score a big win in court case against Pandora

California-based online radio service Pandora Media will now have to pay BMI — one of the top two songwriting organizations — over 40 percent more in performance royalties. The case is far from over, though, as Pandora plans to appeal…
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Woody Allen calls Amazon series a ‘catastrophic mistake’

Woody Allen is calling his upcoming six-episode TV series for Amazon Instant Video, the director's first for television, a "catastrophic mistake," saying he's struggling with the format.
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Amazon’s latest move suggests cord cutters don’t go for reality TV

It seems cord cutters might have more discerning tastes in TV, as Amazon has decided to cut reality shows from its latest licensing deal with Viacom, like Mob Wives and Teen Mom.
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Watch U2 guitarist The Edge fall offstage in Vancouver

David Howell Evans, known as U2’s guitarist The Edge, accidentally took a fall offstage during a performance of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” joining a long cast of rock stars who overestimated, well, the…
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Resurrected Development: Hulu saves The Mindy Project from cancellation (Update)

Following in Netflix's footsteps, Hulu is sending a strong message to traditional TV by resurrecting The Mindy Project for an elongated fourth season after Fox's cancellation of the series.
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Netflix targets China in its bid for global domination

Several reports suggest that Netflix is in talks with providers like Wasu, backed in part by Alibaba's Jack Ma, to offer its content in China. But the service needs to get around new foreign content rules and restrictions.
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When no mere iPod will do, Astell & Kern makes this $3,500 high-res music player

Astell & Kern ups the ante in the portable high-resolution audio market once again, demoting the $2,500 AK240 for a new flagship called the AK380. Loaded with top-tier components, and tons of new features, the AK380 takes portable sound to…
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You can now use Amazon Echo to buy another Amazon Echo

While the Amazon Echo is a cool piece of technology, given the company behind it, the lack of hands-free shopping features was always a bit surprising. Now with the most recent firmware update, owners can use the Echo to re-order items from…
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Netflix is the new HBO, YouTube is the new MTV, and everything new is old

Netflix and YouTube are turning TV upside down, but they’re also following the well-trodden path of the companies before them – and need to pay close attention to what did those companies in.
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AT&T and Hulu get cozy in new multi-platform partnership

Hulu and AT&T have announced a joint effort to bring Hulu to the AT&T customers. According to a press release by AT&T this week, the commuications giant will offer Hulu subscription streaming service to its subscribers across multiple…
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Ausdom M06 Review

For $50, Ausdom's M-06 Bluetooth headphones are the cheapest way to lose wires.
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CBS’ live, local video streaming service now available in majority of U.S. markets

CBS All Access, the streaming service which gives customers the ability to watch local affiliate content as well as their favorite shows and other special events live, is now available in over 60 percent of the U.S.