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Harvey Weinstein: Netflix Is Winning Because it Has Vision

“The reason why winning is they have a vision,” said. “Most executives love money, they don’t love movies … they love movies,” he added. [...] The deal was about giving consumers choice, he argued, but for… 41 more words

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Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might be able to save that money by re-purposing an Android device with the right output cable, such HDMI or MHL, and Cast Receiver, a third-party app that lets your Android KitKat device act like a Chromecast. 62 more words

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Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.

, which has been working with banks like Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, would be likely to keep its preliminary paperwork under wraps under the provisions of the… 94 more words

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The Backed Pack: A Firefox OS streaming device, a smart security system, & a slo-mo camera

Matchstick is a new streaming dongle powered by Mozilla’s Firefox OS. The small stick is a completely new product category for the OS, standing apart with its completely open platform that will work with any device. 72 more words

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CBS News Streaming-Video Service Is Nearing Launch

A new 24-hour video-streaming service from CBS News, which has been gestating for more than a year, is nearing an official launch, [...] The service, which would give CBS News a presence in the ever-quickening news cycle beyond TV properties like “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning,” “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours,” could debut in coming weeks, with reports from several outlets suggesting the launch could take place by the end of October or closer to Election Day. 58 more words

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Is it finally time to cut cable?

[W]e felt like we were being taken advantage of. We paid for 160 channels, but we really only watched shows on 20 of them at most. 117 more words

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None of your favorite shows would have existed in an a la carte cable world

If people start cutting cords in large enough numbers, it will send cable providers into panic mode. And when major corporations panic, consumers suffer. À la carte programming is a great option in theory, but it’s a terrible thing to force upon people, which could happen in a worst-case scenario. 62 more words

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