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Apple Music launching at 11AM ET tomorrow
/ June 29, 2015 11:24 am
Apple Music launching at 11AM ET tomorrow

The Verge reports "Apple Music will launch at 11 AM ET tomorrow with the release of iOS 8.4. The first Beats 1 radio broadcast will begin one hour later, at 12 PM ET. Apple had previously said the new services would launch on June 30th, but Ian Rogers, senior director of Apple Music, announced the exact time in a blog post published over the weekend." Read More

Nintendo’s NX ‘will start from zero’
/ June 29, 2015 10:43 am
Nintendo’s NX ‘will start from zero’

Wired reports "Nintendo will continue to make games for its Wii U and 3DS consoles, even once the secretive new 'NX' platform is released. But Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the company's annual general meeting the new hardware 'will start from zero'." Read More

Verizon Wireless Internet-Video Lineup to Include Food Network, HGTV, Other Scripps Nets
/ June 26, 2015 1:26 pm
Verizon Wireless Internet-Video Lineup to Include Food Network, HGTV, Other Scripps Nets

Variety reports "Verizon Communications will carry Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and other cable nets in its forthcoming wireless over-the-top subscription-video service, after reaching a multiyear content-licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive. The deal for the service — slated to launch sometime in the second half of the year — includes content from Scripps brands including Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Cooking Channel." Read More

Sirius XM to Pay $210 Million to Record Companies for Pre-1972 Songs
/ June 26, 2015 1:18 pm
Sirius XM to Pay $210 Million to Record Companies for Pre-1972 Songs

Variety reports "Under the settlement, Sirius XM has rights through Dec. 31, 2017, for the music recordings from ABKCO Music & Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings and Warner Music Group. The deal resolves the lawsuit the companies filed against Sirius XM in September 2013." Read More

Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week
/ June 26, 2015 1:09 pm
Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

TechCrunch reports "Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player is with the Discovery Channel, for its annual Shark Week multi-platform event — which begins July 5." Read More

Playwire cuts rates for streaming and hosting video
/ June 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Playwire cuts rates for streaming and hosting video

VentureBeat reports "Playwire announced today that it has cut the rates for streaming, hosting, and encoding video by up to 50 percent as part of its plan to compete with rivals such as Amazon. The Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based company makes it simple for publishers and content creators to create online video and monetize it without incurring a lot of costs." Read More

Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode
/ June 25, 2015 4:37 pm
Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode

TechCrunch reports "Following the rollout of Tumblr’s GIF search engine earlier this month, the blogging platform is today launching another new feature aimed at helping users discover and share GIFs: Tumblr TV. The addition is a combination of a search and viewing feature for GIFs, which helps you find the animated images housed on Tumblr and then view them in a full-screen mode. The “TV” part of the feature’s title refers to the fact that the interface offers player controls, like play, pause, forward and backward." Read More

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