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Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch Bandwagon

Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung are all reportedly working on wrist-worn computing devices behind closed doors, and it seems like that little club of big companies may soon get another member. If a new report from the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, Microsoft has been in touch with an …

Boxee rebrands new device as Cloud DVR, tones down cord cutting rhetoric

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Okay, I didn’t see this coming: Boxee has rebranded its new consumer electronics device just five months after it first became …

Intel Cooks Up Future of TV -- a Potential Mess for Cable

Illustration by Athletics<p>Visualize the TV service you've always wanted: a gorgeous interface that does away with clunky (and often ad-strewn) …

Starbucks ditches physical iOS app cards — how will it affect app downloads?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Picking up a free app with your morning coffee is about to change, as coffee giant Starbucks(s SBUX) announced it’s doing away …

CHART OF THE DAY: Why People Watch Video On Their Smartphones

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Video consumption on mobile phones has grown faster than PC video or tablet video in the last year, and 41 million people in the …

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The App Is Not Enough: Why We Might See More Companies Try Mobile Land Grabs After Facebook Home

An app on a smartphone is a limited vessel, one that can provide content and information for your audience, but within bounds set out by the operating system. People still have to navigate to your app, and therefore there’s a time when they’re “in” your product or service, and a time when they’re …

Hulu seeks buyers, gets $500 million bid from former News Corp president | Ars Technica

Peter Chernin is interested in the video streaming site, Reuters sources say.<p>Late last week, Reuters reported that former News Corp president Peter …

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy.<p>Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to …

Hulu said to receive $500 million bid from former head of News Corp.

The future of streaming video service Hulu has been decidedly hazy lately, and now <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that the former head of News Corp. has entered a bid to purchase the company. According to the report Peter Chernin — who currently sits on Hulu's board — offered $500 million. In March several …