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Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017

guardian media - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 09:46
The growing popularity of downloads and streaming services like Netflix means that Blu-ray and DVD sales are declining

News: Ebook revenues to overtake printed books by 2018

A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has declared that the market for DVDs and Blu-ray is quickly declining, with the slack taken up by increasingly popular on-demand streaming services like Netflix  which will also overtake cinema box office revenues in the coming years.

The study says that revenue from electronic home video (ie streaming and downloading films) will outstrip physical media in 2016, and that the market for physical media will drop from $12.2bn now to $8.7bn in 2018. They also predict that in 2017 electronic home video will overtake the traditional cinema as the biggest contributor to total film revenue in the US, reaching a total of $17bn the following year double the $8.5bn the sector currently generates.

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Rihanna Rogue perfume ad restricted due to 'sexually suggestive' image

guardian media - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 08:08
Advertising Standards Authority says poster can only be displayed in areas where it is unlikely to be seen by children

A poster for Rihanna's perfume Rogue has been restricted to areas where children are unlikely to see it because of its "sexually suggestive" image of the pop star.

The poster features an image of the singer sitting on the floor with her head and shoulders leaning against a wall and her legs raised against a large bottle of perfume.

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Chris Kenny to receive on-air ABC apology after legal settlement reached

guardian media - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 04:29

TV apology will be broadcast at 9pm Wednesday the same timeslot as a skit last year that depicted the conservative commentator having sex with a dog

The ABC will apologise to The Australian's conservative columnist Chris Kenny on air on Wednesday night for offending him in a comedy sketch last year.

The TV apology will be broadcast in the same timeslot as the offending program The Hamster Decides in which Kenny was photoshopped so that it looked like he was having sex with a dog.

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A Startup Called HealthKit Isn’t Pleased That Apple Is Using Its Name

wired - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 03:19
Turns out, HealthKit already exists. And it's an Australian startup that isn't very happy with Apple's name choice for its health-focused services.

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool

wired - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 02:17
Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA. Today, the company released the source code for a new web browser plugin that encrypts your email messages before they’re sent across the net. Dubbed End-to-End, the plugin aims to prevent interlopers from reading messages even if they […]

The Evening Ticker: 2020, Food, Mind…

tvnewser - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 01:14

  • Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN, is embarking on "Turner 2020." As explained by CEO John Martin, the goal is "to ensure [Turner] is optimized" against strategic priorities, "reducing spending and maximizing growth and profitability." CapitalNewYork has more.

  • "Restaurant Startup," the newest addition to CNBC'S reality lineup, features restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurant operator Tim Love who vie to invest their own money in restaurant concepts. The first of eight one-hour episodes debuts July 8.

  • NBC News's Peacock Productions has signed a deal with forensic mind reader Colin Cloud to develop a series. Cloud, the self-proclaimed Sherlock Holmes of entertainment, has left people convinced he can read minds and influence outcomes.

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YouTube accused of trying to strong-arm indie labels into poor deals

guardian media - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 01:04
Trade body lodges formal complaint with European Commission over Google-owned site's tactics

A threat to remove Adele and the Arctic Monkeys from YouTube should be investigated by the European Commission, according to the independent record labels they are signed to.

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Ebooks on course to outsell printed editions in UK by 2018

guardian media - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 01:01
Consumer ebook market set to almost triple over next four years while PwC predicts sales of printed editions will fall

The ebook will overtake the paperback and hardback as Britons' preferred format for reading their favourite novels by 2018, according to a report. The UK consumer ebook market which excludes professional and educational books is forecast to almost triple from £380m to £1bn over the next four years.

Over the same period, accounting group PwC predicts that sales of printed editions will fall by more than a third to £912m as the UK population's reading habits become dominated by tablets, with 50% of the country expected to own an iPad, Kindle or a similar device by 2018.

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U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU

wired - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 00:44
A routine request in Florida for records detailing the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray turned extraordinary Tuesday when the U.S. Marshals Service seized the documents before local police could release them.

Cable Network Ranker: Week of May 26

tvnewser - Mer, 04/06/2014 - 00:21
Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of May 26, placing seventh in primetime and ninth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,389,000 primetime viewers and and 864,000 total viewers. MSNBC placed 35th in primetime and 34th in total day, averaging 482,000 viewers and 316,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 39th in primetime and 38th in total day, delivering 429,000 primetime viewers and 283,000 total day viewers, ESPN, TNT, History Channel, NBCSN and USA were the top five cable networks in primetime for the week. The full ranker is after the jump. continued...

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The Scoreboard: Monday, June 2

tvnewser - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 22:43
25-54 demographic (Live +SD)
  • Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 96 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 80
  • Primetime: FNC: 449 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 168 | HLN: 99
4p: 5p: 6p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 148 TheFive: 280 Baier: 260 Greta: 252 O'Reilly: 436 Kelly: 469 Hannity: 442 O'Reilly: 259 Kelly: 194 MSNBC Wagner: 54 EdShow: 98 Sharpton: 82 Matthews: 113 Hayes: 154 Maddow: 225 O'Donnell: 164 Hayes: 118 Maddow: 84 CNN Tapper: 114 Blitzer: 111 Blitz/Cross: 98/59 Burnett: 96 Cooper: 189 Cooper: 179 Tonight: 135 Cooper: 90 Cooper: 92 HLN Now: 28 WWYD: 24 Dr.Drew: 44 Jane: 82 Grace: 102 Dr.Drew: 72 Files: 123 Files: 195 Files: 202 continued...

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, June 1

tvnewser - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 22:12
25-54 demographic (Live +SD)
  • Total day: FNC: 140 | MSNBC: 144 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 159
  • Primetime: FNC: 162 | MSNBC: 207 | CNN: 242 | HLN: 308
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Alt/HC: 73 Kurtz: 91 FNSunday: 134 Faulkner: 248 Huckabee: 180 Hannity: 139 Stossel: 166 Huckabee: 98 Hannity: 75 MSNBC Finney: 47 Caught: 87 Caught: 106 Caught: 168 Caught: 174 Vegas: 248 Vegas: 199 Lockup: 281 Lockup: 336 CNN Nwsroom: 97 Nwsroom: 101 Nwsroom: 113 Love/Death: 113 Bourdain: 190 Bourdain: 320 Spurlock: 215 Bourdain: 120 DeathRow: 180 HLN Files: 109 Files: 147 Files: 119 Files: 144 Files: 226 Files: 284 Files: 413 Files: 351 Files: 285 continued...

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Facebook Embarks on Cross-Country Tour to Woo Small Businesses

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 22:08
One of the world's biggest businesses is counting on small businesses for growth.

The Scoreboard: Saturday, May 31

tvnewser - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 22:04
25-54 demographic (Live +SD)
  • Total day: FNC: 117 | MSNBC: 119 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 127
  • Primetime: FNC: 101 | MSNBC: 212 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 188
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Alt/NewsHQ: 72 Stossel: 115 NewsHQ: 124 Report: 100 Report: 72 Pirro: 106 Geraldo: 125 RedEye: 78 Pirro: 115 MSNBC Disrupt: 54 Caught: 78 Caught: 99 Caught: 135 Caught: 179 Lockup: 211 Lockup: 246 Lockup: 196 Lockup: 231 CNN Nwsroom: 101 Nwsroom: 98 Nwsroom: 106 Nwsroom: 101 Sixties: 65 Bourdain: 104 Boudain: 198 Sixties: 159 Bourdain: 122 HLN Files: 83 Files: 52 Files: 95 Files: 93 Files: 176 Files: 166 Files: 222 Files: 319 Files: 262 continued...

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And the CBS News Interview with Hillary Clinton Goes To…

tvnewser - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 21:57
Jane Pauley will interview Hillary Clinton on "CBS Sunday Morning" on June 15 as part of Clinton's book tour for "Hard Choices." The CBS interview rounds out the big three broadcasters, as well as CNN and Fox News, that have confirmed interviews with the presumptive presidential candidate. So here's the order:

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Introducing WIRED’s Summer Binge-Watching Guide

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 21:37
All summer long, we're helping you get your TV fix with a series of guides for binge-watching all the best shows of recent history.

Cut Off Glassholes’ Wi-Fi With This Google Glass Detector

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 21:06
Not a fan of Google Glass’s ability to turn ordinary humans into invisibly recording surveillance cyborgs? Now you can create your own “glasshole-free zone.” Berlin artist Julian Oliver has written a simple program called that detects any Glass device attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network based on a unique character string that he […]

This Is The Best Mario Kart 8 Video Ever

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 21:06
Your move, entire rest of the Internet. How are you going to top this?

With New Overnight Delivery, Google Confirms It Wants to Be Amazon

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 21:06
Less than a year after launching its Shopping Express service in Silicon Valley and San Francisco--delivering retail products straight to homes on the same day they're ordered online--Google is muscling even farther into Amazon's territory, offering overnight delivery across Northern California.

An Amazingly Designed Kid’s App That Feels Alive

wired - Mar, 03/06/2014 - 20:35
Presented by If all apps were like Tinybop’s, we wouldn’t worry so much about our kids staring at screens. In fact, we might even encourage it. The 19-person Brooklyn outfit is focused on building a new class of education apps. Drawing inspiration from mid-century encyclopedias and the rich children’s media of the ’60s and ’70s, […]

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