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Int’l Box Office Update: ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Annabelle’ Tussle in $27 Million Tie; ‘Dracula’ Drinks up $34 Million; ‘Guardians’ Strong in China
/ October 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Int’l Box Office Update: ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Annabelle’ Tussle in $27 Million Tie; ‘Dracula’ Drinks up $34 Million; ‘Guardians’ Strong in China

Deadline reports “Last weekend was a big improvement over the previous frame at the international box office with Breakup Buddies, Gone Girl, Bang Bang, Dracula Untold and Annabelle all making overseas waves.” Read More

Sony Gets Boost as Verizon Signs Up to Sell Its Latest Flagship Phone
/ October 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Sony Gets Boost as Verizon Signs Up to Sell Its Latest Flagship Phone

Re/code reports “Sony, which has struggled to convince U.S. carriers to subsidize its phones, is getting a boost from Verizon Wireless.” Read More

Adobe Places iOS Apps in the Cloud, Brings New Touch Control to Windows
/ October 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Adobe Places iOS Apps in the Cloud, Brings New Touch Control to Windows

The Wall Street Journal reports “Adobe doubled down on mobile devices on Monday at its annual Max developer conference in Los Angeles, announcing a rebooting of its iOS app lineup, and the addition of unique features to its desktop software for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet.” Read More

Netflix Streaming is Now 31% faster on Verizon FiOS Five Months after Peering Deal
/ October 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Netflix Streaming is Now 31% faster on Verizon FiOS Five Months after Peering Deal

VentureBeat reports “Today Netflix updated its ISP-shaming speed index, revealing that average streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS customers rose 31.5 percent last month to 3.17 Mbps during peak hours, up from 2.41 Mbps in August.” Read More

Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends
/ October 10, 2014 11:51 am
Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

TechCrunch reports “Seriously launches and decides it wants to run the same general play as Rovio did with Angry Birds, creating an addictive game that can then turn into its own media and merchandise brand.” Read More

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FuturLab Scores 1 Million PlayStation Store Downloads in Europe
/ October 10, 2014 11:51 am
FuturLab Scores 1 Million PlayStation Store Downloads in Europe

GamesIndustryBiz reports “Brighton studio Futurlab has revealed its games have now been downloaded over one million times from the PlayStation Store in Europe.” Read More

Skype Redesigns Mac and Windows apps with Focus on Chatting and File Sharing
/ October 10, 2014 11:51 am
Skype Redesigns Mac and Windows apps with Focus on Chatting and File Sharing

VentureBeat reports “Skype today announced new desktop clients for Windows and Mac. The former is available as a preview, which you can download from here, and the latter is available now from here.” Read More

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