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Chelsea Handler Gets Netflix Talk Show

Chelsea Handler has lined up her next TV gig and it is the one she’d wanted all along — a talk show on Netflix. After months of negotiations and …

Is Aereo working on a Plan B?

“Of course. What else would I do? Just sit around and wait?”<p>That’s Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia after being asked if he’s still going into work …

Samsung Enters Crowded Terrain With New Android Homescreen App

It's the first product born out of Samsung's Palo Alto accelerator.<p>There are plenty of companies large and small vying to serve as a smartphone owner’s home screen.<p>With Terrain, launching on Tuesday, Samsung is offering up yet another option.<p>Terrain comes not from Samsung’s massive mobile …

Amazon's first phone will reportedly be exclusive to AT&T

Amazon's upcoming smartphone will be exclusive to AT&T, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The e-commerce giant is widely expected to introduce its first ever smartphone at a media event tomorrow, building on its Kindle Fire line of Android tablets. Amazon already has a relationship with AT&T; …

On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart wants to make its service available in every city in the United States. To make that happen, it’s raised $44 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Along with the funding, a16z partner Jeff Jordan will be joining the company’s board.<p>The …

Samsung Builds Smart Home Foundation on Patents

In the smart home of the future, who will rule the roost?<p>If patent innovation is any gauge, that company could be Samsung Electronics Co., according to a new report.

YouTube Gets a New Tech Boss, From Google

Venkat Panchapakesan is the new head of engineering at the biggest video site in the world.<p>YouTube has a new top techie: Venkat Panchapakesan is the video site’s new head of engineering.<p>Panchapakesan had previously headed up engineering at Google’s Apps group. He fills part of a hole created this …

Ross Levinsohn Exits Guggenheim Digital Media

Ross Levinsohn, CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, has left the company, sources confirmed. Financial services firm Guggenheim Partners hired Levinsohn …

Amazon Suspends Preorders of Warner Bros. DVD Titles, Including ‘Lego Movie’

Amazon.com has stopped taking DVD preorders for upcoming Warner Bros. Home Video releases, including the studio’s recent hit “The Lego Movie,” as the …

Shazam Hires Former Hulu Exec Patricia Parra as CMO to Drive Deeper into TV

Shazam Entertainment, creator of apps that identify songs and TV shows, has tapped Patricia Parra, a former content marketing exec at Hulu, to be …

AT&T giving $50 Google Play gift cards with new Android devices

AT&T is making it easier to get great apps on your Android phone with their latest promotion. For a limited time they are giving away $50 Google Play …

World Cup Advertisers Trade Commercials for Hashtags

For advertisers during the World Cup, hashtags are becoming as valuable as 30-second commercials.<p>With few breaks in action during a soccer match, …

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface

When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone. Think about it: Notifications already are the way …

World Cup Advertisers Trade Commercials for Hashtags

For advertisers during the World Cup, hashtags are becoming as valuable as 30-second commercials.<p>With few breaks in action during a soccer match, …

AOL’s MapQuest debuts video series with MLB.com

Heading out to see the Colorado Rockies and not sure what to do after the game? The first episode of a new video series from AOL-owned MapQuest and …

Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock<p>Netflix (S NFLX) will stop blaming your ISP when your <i>Orange is the New Black</i> stream starts …

Surprise! Cisco data says we still use a lot of broadband (mostly for video)

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/kentoh<p>Lots of users. Lots of devices. Lots of video. This is the formula that will lead to global …

Apple Begins Rejecting Apps That Offer Rewards For Video Views, Social Sharing

Apple has begun to crack down on tools that app developers use to monetize and grow their applications, including incentivized video viewing and rewarded social sharing, as well as discovery tools that allow users to find apps inside the games they’re already playing. The move will have a …

Viacom Becomes Latest Entertainment Giant to Buy a YouTube Presence

Viacom today became the latest big media conglomerate to buy a foothold on YouTube.<p>The parent company of MTV and Comedy Central took a minority stake …

Exclusive: Amazon.com plans local services marketplace this year - sources | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen to birthday clowns, beginning with a single market, several people familiar with the matter said.<p>Worker collects items at …

It's Complicated, but Sony's Pay TV Service Is Still "On Track"

Did we mention it's really complicated?<p>At CES in January, Sony said it wants to leverage the millions of PlayStation consoles already in U.S. homes to deliver an “over-the-top” pay-TV service. Despite the introduction of a cheap TV-connected box, there was no mention of the service at last night’s …

Opera Is Buying Mobile Video Ad Network AdColony, Sources Say

Opera Software is making another acquisition to build out its mobile advertising business: It has either purchased or is close to purchasing mobile video advertising startup AdColony, according to sources with knowledge of the companies.<p>We’ve contacted both companies asking for comment. Opera …

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E3 2014: Microsoft is all About the Games

A review of Microsoft's game-centric 2014 press conference.<p>At the beginning of the latest chapter in the neverending story of Sony vs. Microsoft at …

GoDaddy Files For $100M IPO

Today GoDaddy, the popular domain and web-services company, filed its S-1 document to go public. The company has seen quick revenue growth in recent years and massive losses measured using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).<p>The company’s 2013 revenue totaled $1.13 billion. The company …

Amazon reportedly prepping music streaming service for Prime customers

But you won't be hearing any new music, and don't expect a big catalog<p>Amazon is preparing to launch an on-demand music streaming service for Prime subscribers, according to a fresh report from <i>BuzzFeed</i>. The move will put Amazon, which until now has focused on digital music <i>sales</i> over streaming, in …

Sony, Disney sell FilmFlex VOD platform

Sony Pictures Television and The Walt Disney Company have sold their jointly owned movies-on-demand service, FilmFlex.<p>The U.K.-based digital rental …

VH1 launches first scripted web series

VH1 has launched a companion digital series to its scripted drama <i>Hit The Floor</i>. The 2- to 5-minute spin-off, called <i>Inside The Arena</i>, is produced and …