Category Archives: Audio / Video

What is next for Yahoo? – Acquisition spree continues

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Marissa Mayer took charge of Yahoo in July 2012. She has tried to radically change the company culture, while often controversial, Yahoo is certainly not seen as the former giant, that is now old-school and just not worth looking at for the rising talents within the tech industry. When Mayer took charge of Yahoo, the closing price on NASDAQ was

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Kickstarter Darling Rocki Play – “Looking to revolutionize” music streaming – now adding iOS support

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We reported on the CE week in New York earlier, while one company didn’t make the highlights, we certainly think it deserves a closer look given the recent announcement and buzz surrounding the company – ROCKI, which funded a Wi-Fi streaming device through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is the place to be for startup companies in need of capital and has made

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No time for legal battles – Canon and Microsoft sign Patent Deal

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The software giant Microsoft and Canon have signed a cross-licensing deal which will give them each other access to their patents, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. “This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Nick Psyhogeos, a Microsoft associate general counsel for intellectual property licensing. “Microsoft believes

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Apple CarPlay – The first 10 Partners

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Earlier this week Audi already announced that they will be including Apple CarPlay in their models by next year. Now Apple has named additional automakers that are going to include CarPlay: Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Ferrari, Chrysler, Dodge, Mazda, Fiat, RAM and Jeep. CarPlay is not supporting older generation iPhones, you will need to have the 5th generation in order to connect

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Acquisitions continue – Google buys Songza – wants to know how you listen to music

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Google is at it again and is acquiring Songza, a streaming service that will serve you playlists based on your mood. So why is Google buying a streaming service for $39 million when they have Google Play Music? The service has over 5 million users, but that is not the reasons Google is buying them. Songza has tons of data

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GoPro IPO – stock has almost doubled in 4 days

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At the beginning of June we wrote about Nicholas Woodman becoming a billionaire with the June IPO, 10 years after he founded GoPro. The IPO actually took place last Thursday at $24 (Nasdaq: GPRO), it has been on fire ever since. On the 4th day of trading it now has almost doubled, currently at just over $47. This values the company at

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CE Week New York City – Highlights

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The CE Week 2014 concluded this week after a recording-breaking show with more participating companies and the largest show floor in event history, making it the east coast’s largest technology event. CE Week is the consumer electronics industry’s top annual mid-year event, bringing together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product launches, a dynamic conference program and networking events all focused

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UK – Streaming might shake up the charts

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Streaming is becoming increasingly popular and the official UK chart company has now decided to count songs being streamed into the official charts. Given the fact that 260 million streams are being made on a weekly basis in the UK that could shake up the charts considerably. Streaming services which will be counted: Spotify, Deezer, Napster, 02 Tracks, Music Unlimited,

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Telstra enters security monitoring market

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Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company has announced a partnership with SNP which will make TelstraSNP security monitoring systems available for both business and residential customers. Telstra is rumored to have invested between $40 and $60 million. Currently SNP has a majority of their customers in the business segment, with Telstra the joined venture now has a real possibility

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