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Netflix has agreed to pay Time Warner Cable for guaranteed access to broadband–similar to the deal

Netflix has agreed to pay Time Warner Cable for guaranteed access to broadband—similar to the deal Netflix already has with Comcast , Verizon , and AT&T . Call it a domino effect, but the agreement—reached reluctantly on Netflix’s part—will ensure the cable provider delivers on its bandwidth promises for streaming video. [Variety] Read more… Continue [...]

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Spotify begins limited launch in Canada

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep Initially launched in Stockholm, Spotify has put a stranglehold on the music industry’s streaming market. The service is available in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and now, among many other countries, Canada. Due to the country’s extremely strict copyright laws, it’s been reported that Spotify [...]

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Behind the App: The Story of Plex

At its most basic, Plex is an app that lets you stream media from your desktop to any other device, whether you’re using a phone or a tablet or another computer. But it’s slowly become an entire ecosystem of media management across virtually every platform you could think of. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Why Apple may spend $30M to buy “Pandora of talk radio” app Swell

Sources tell Re/Code that Apple is close to finalizing deal to buy Swell, a news and podcast curation app for $30 million. Billed by some as the “Pandora of talk radio,” Swell creates playlists drawing in content from iTunes, NPR, ESPN, and others that are personally tailored to users’ tastes. Like YouTube, Amazon, Spotify, and [...]

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