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The Murdoch dynasty continues at 21st Century Fox as the company announced today that Rupert Murdoch's son, James Murdoch will take over as CEO beginning July 1. The elder Murdoch will join his other son Lachlan Murdoch as Co-Executive Chairman. Rupert announced he was stepping down as CEO less th...

June 16th 2015 at 4:56pm 0 Comments
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CNN already announced its intent to make drones part of news coverage. It's not the only media outlet looking to leverage the UAVs, though, as a group of 15 other companies are partnering with Virginia Tech to conduct trials of their own. The university's facility in Bealeton, Virginia is one of t...

June 16th 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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The ability to silence the constant braying of advertising is great, unless you're a publisher who relies upon the cash that it generates to keep running. This tension between media outlets and ad-blocking agencies has finally spilled over into a courtroom punch-up after some German newspapers too...

April 22nd 2015 at 7:58pm 0 Comments
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Now that Facebook has video ads, how is it going to make sure you hang around to watch more of them? According to a report on The Information, the social network is in talks with publishers like Vice, The Onion and Vox Media to make short-term videos it can host. The point to doing that instead of...

March 24th 2015 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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You know the drill. Apple issues an invite for an event, and tech media channels go wild with speculation. Except that we know the event in question this time, scheduled for March 9, is almost certainly about the Apple Watch. How? Well, we already know it's slated for an April release, so there's...

February 26th 2015 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Knocking on wood is said to bring you luck. Those of a less fortunate disposition will be interested to know about Bang & Olufsen's new wireless home music system then. It's called "Moment" and features (among other things) a wooden touch-sensitive interface. It could be the luckiest HiFi you'...

January 8th 2015 at 2:08pm 0 Comments
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Dish Network has announced that the Xbox One will be the first console to receive its new Sling TV media service. Revealed yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show, Sling TV offers viewers access to live streams of popular networks including ESPN, Cartoon Network, the Disney Channel, HGTV and th...

January 7th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Samsung spent a good chunk of 2014 launching and nurturing its (very oddly named) Milk music and video streaming services. At the time, we asked the obvious question: Do we really need more of these things? Like, honestly? The Korean tech titan never fully proved its case, but that hasn't stopped...

January 5th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest addition to Microsoft's burgeoning lineup of console media options is a Showtime app that offers both live and on-demand access to the network's programming. Those with valid subscriptions to Showtime can download the app at no charge and use it to stream unlimited hours of select, arch...

December 10th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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On Monday, NPR's All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talked to New Tech City podcast host Manoush Zomorodi about Robert Morris University's new athletic scholarship program, the first of its kind in the United States – scholarships for League of Legends players. The hosts rattled off the...

November 19th 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments
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Jeff Bezos runs Amazon and owns the Washington Post -- is it any surprise that those two entities might start getting a little cozy? According to a new report from BusinessWeek, the a group of folks at the Post are working on a sort of curated Washington Post app that'll be preloaded on the forthc...

October 6th 2014 at 12:27pm 0 Comments