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WSJ: FCC Votes to Advance Broadband Rules on “Paid Prioritization”
/ May 15, 2014 4:22 pm
WSJ: FCC Votes to Advance Broadband Rules on “Paid Prioritization”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted 3-2 to advance a series of proposed rules that would let broadband providers accept payments from content companies to deliver their websites faster, The Wall Street Journal reported. The rules, which now will be open to public comment for 60 days, also would ban broadband providers from blocking or slowing down sites. Read More

China’s Android Phone Maker, Xiaomi, Introduces iPad Mini Competitor
/ May 15, 2014 4:01 pm
China’s Android Phone Maker, Xiaomi, Introduces iPad Mini Competitor

TechCrunch reports that China’s Xiaomi has introduced its first tablet running on its MIUI Android firmware. The tablet is an iPad mini-esque 7.9 inches and comes in a sequence of colors including pink, blue, and green. Read More

Events Discovery Platform SpinGo Raises $2 Million
/ May 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Events Discovery Platform SpinGo Raises $2 Million

VentureBeat reports that SpinGo has raised $2 Million in its Series A Round of Funding. Prelude, a new Mercato Partners fund, led the funding round. Read More

Fan TV Raises $8.3 Million
/ May 15, 2014 3:55 pm
Fan TV Raises $8.3 Million

VentureBeat reports that Fan TV has raised $8.3 million in its recent round of funding. The company first launched its Fan TV set-top box last year with a strategy to partner with cable and satellite TV service providers to provide an alternative to the boxes issued to clients. Read More

Flappy Bird to Relaunch with Multiplayer
/ May 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Flappy Bird to Relaunch with Multiplayer

VentureBeat reports that Flappy Bird will be back to your smartphone, this time with a multi-player game. Flappy Bird took the mobile-gaming world by surprise earlier this year when it appeared to come out of nowhere and swiftly had millions of people tapping their screens to keep their bird flying. Read More

Tencent Sees $1 Billion Profit in Q1
/ May 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Tencent Sees $1 Billion Profit in Q1

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Tencent today stated its monetary results for the three months that ended in March 31, and announced a net profit of RMB 6.432 billion ($1.03 billion), up 58 percent year-over-year. Read More

Gannett to Buy Texas TV Stations for $215 Million
/ May 14, 2014 2:57 pm
Gannett to Buy Texas TV Stations for $215 Million

As its print advertising revenue continues to wane, McLean-based Gannett, the media company behind USA Today, said on Wednesday it will pay $215 million in cash to acquire six television stations in Texas from London Broadcasting Company. The deal is expected to close this summer. Read More

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