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Apple – FCC – Microsoft – WGA – Toshiba – MediaBytes 01.15.2008

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APPLE CEO Steve Jobs announced iTunes movie rentals with support from all the major studios. DVD-quality rentals will cost $2.99 for library titles and $3.99 new releases. HD rentals will cost $3.99 for library titles and $4.99 for new releases. Users have 30 days to start watching a rental and 24 hours to finish once […]

Netflix – Apple – Imagine – DGA – SAG – Havas – MediaBytes 01.14.2008

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NETFLIX will remove the viewing limits on the company’s “watch instantly” video streaming feature, allowing subscribers to watch unlimited amounts of online TV shows and movies. Netflix offers over 6,000 titles through the service and recently announced plans to deliver content to TVs via an LG set-top box. The change is a defensive move that […]

News Corp – Apple – O2 – Kmart – Visible World – Microsoft – Queen Elizabeth – MediaBytes 12.26.2007

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NEWS CORP. will sell 8 owned-and-operated FOX stations to private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners for $1.1 billion. The deal includes stations in a mix of large and mid-sized markets including Cleveland, Denver and Milwaukee. After the sale, News Corp. will be left with 27 O&O’s. Oak Hill recently bought nine other mid-sized stations […]

Facebook Beacon – Google Wireless – AT&T – Apple iPhone – Verizon – Starcom – AMPTP WGA Strike – MediaBytes 11.30.2007

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FACEBOOK has been forced to change Beacon’s default behavior due to mounting criticism and user unrest. Previously a transaction would broadcast to a user’s network automatically if he did not choose to prevent it. Under Beacon 2.0 transactions will not be published until a user actually agrees to it. Ignored requests will greet a user […]

Apple Unlocked – MediaBytes 11.21.2007

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YAHOO signed a deal that will allow users to legally upload videos containing SONY BMG music to Yahoo’s video-sharing site. Sony BMG will receive a cut of advertising revenue generated by videos, which can be placed in a Yahoo.com player or embedded on third-party sites. Sony BMG cut a similar deal with Google Video and […]