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We hadn't heard from struggling content-delivery service Akimbo in over a year, so it's not really surprising that the latest news isn't exactly cheerful: the company is shutting down, leaving only a \"skeleton crew\" behind to find a buyer for its remaining assets. Akimbo seemed like it was searching

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May 24, 2008 at 2:06AM
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No real shocker here: set-top box-maker and service provider Akimbo is apparently shutting down its hardware line as of tomorrow. In a way it's almost uneventful that yet another set-top box is going teats up; which is, of course, why we were a little skeptical about the announcement of VuDu last we

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Capped by Google's $1.65 billion purchase of YouTube, 2006 was certainly the year that broadband video captured the Internet's imagination. Yet Internet-delivered video faces several chall

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When AT&T's Homezone service launched several months ago, we were dismayed to learn that what appeared to be a pretty capable high definition box, didn't actually have any HDTV content available for it. That shortcoming may be on its way to a resolution as Akimbo has revealed its VOD content, in

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It's been a long time coming, but the major Hollywood studios have finally agreed to amend the CSS (content scrambling system, found on store-bought DVDs) licensing restrictions to include support for both commercial and private download-to-burn options. First mentioned last summer, this new agreeme

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If you're a die-hard Akimbo subscriber then check it son, that new RCA box has arrived right on schedule and it's yours, not for $200 to $300, but as a free-ish upgrade to the current Akimbo Player. It'll cost ya $30 for shipping and handling with an expected delivery sometime in \"early November.\" B

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Akimbo, as we all know, made their debut as a set-top box maker, entering the market with lukewarm reviews (at best), and a slew derisive criticism about set-top box saturation, and the need for Akimbo pushing their IPTV content platform onto HTPCs (much of which probably came from this here camp).

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Just because AT&T's Lightspeed and the late SBC and BellSouth's nascent FTTH rollout (which they now own, in a manner of speaking) aren't yet ready to provide prime time IPTV to the masses doesn't mean they will be stopped from taking on cable companies every which way they can; enter their new

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