Geo-Blocking of TV Content Under Fire in EU

Frank Lenk 07/29/2015 05:59:29 PM EST in Frank Lenk

Geo-Blocking of TV Content Under Fire in EU

The European Commission is investigating the Sky UK TV network and six Hollywood studios, for creating geographic barriers that prevent EU viewers from seeing the video content they wish. The immediate concern relates to anticompetitive behavior, but the ultimate goal is to eliminate the practice of ‘geo-blocking’ of video content

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Sonus Faber Announces Venere S Loudspeaker

Published: 07/29/2015 05:46:32 PM EST

Sonus Faber Announces Venere S Loudspeaker

The Italian speaker manufacturer Sonus faber has announced a new flagship model in its entry Venere lineup. Designed and hand-assembled in Italy, the Venere S (for "Signature") incorporates refinements from Sonus faber's more expensive Olympia series.


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Facebook Q2 Numbers Way Up

Published: 07/29/2015 05:27:02 PM

Facebook Q2 Numbers Way Up

Facebook has reported revenue increased 39% to $4.04 billion in the second quarter, up from $2.91 billion a year ago driven by mobile advertising revenue that accounted for 76% of all advertising revenue in the quarter. Regardless of street-beating revenue growth, shares of Facebook have fallen 2% in after hours trading on concerns over rising expenses.


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Amazon's Proposed Dedicated Airspace for Couriers: Will It Fly?

Published: 07/29/2015 04:59:19 PM

Amazon's Proposed Dedicated Airspace for Couriers: Will It Fly?

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, yesterday proposed that couriers, such as itself, be granted dedicated airspace for delivery drones. The suggestion, made at a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) convention in California, is at odds with numerous current and proposed FAA regulations, and may not get off the ground

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Twitter Shares Drop to a 52-Week Low

Published: 07/29/2015 02:00:36 PM

Twitter Shares Drop to a 52-Week Low

Twitter shares have plunged to a 52-week low after interim CEO Jack Dorsey said that growth would not return to the service anytime soon. Twitter's stock drop came after an honest talking Dorsey and Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto stated that Twitter faced a dramatic turnaround that was going to take "considerable" time,

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Motorola Debuts New Moto G, Moto X Play

Published: 07/28/2015 12:09:01 PM

Motorola Debuts New Moto G, Moto X Play

Motorola unveiled two new smartphones today: the Moto G and the Moto X Play, both of which are water-repellant, and under $400.

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Changes at Top of Nationwide Marketing Group

Published: 07/28/2015 10:41:15 AM

Changes at Top of Nationwide Marketing Group

Top management has changed at Nationwide Marketing Group, the parent of Cantrex Nationwide. Dave Bilas takes over as President & CEO, and Jeff Knock becomes Chief Commercial Officer. The moves culminate a planned three-year transition.

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Cat Debuts S40 Rugged Smartphone

Published: 07/28/2015 08:57:03 AM

Cat Debuts S40 Rugged Smartphone

Cat phones has introduced the S40 rugged smartphone, a durable device that's designed particularly for professional tradesmen, construction, and other outdoor workers.

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Matter and Form Lets You Snap 3D Pics With a Smartphone

Published: 07/28/2015 08:47:22 AM

Matter and Form Lets You Snap 3D Pics With a Smartphone

Toronto-based Matter and Form Inc., best known for making a popular and affordable 3D scanner, has developed the Bevel clip that allows for taking 3D photos with a smartphone.

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Videotron to Offer Speeds Over 1 Gigabit/Sec. in Montreal

Published: 07/28/2015 07:30:01 AM

Videotron to Offer Speeds Over 1 Gigabit/Sec. in Montreal

Videotron says it's offering both residential and business customers in the greater Montreal area with Internet speeds that exceed 1 Gigabit/sec. through a new pilot project.

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