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IBM Adds Tweets to Its Cloud By Partnering Up With Twitter

October 30, 2014 No Comments

Earlier this week, IBM announced that it had begun a partnership with Twitter that will integrate the massive amount of data created by Twitter’s tweets into its cloud applications. This partnership means the two companies will team up to build their own applications to help businesses make better decisions based on the data they’re getting [...]

Microsoft Drops Price of Xbox One to $350 For Holidays

October 29, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft announced this week that they will be cutting the price of their Xbox One gaming console to just $350 for the holiday season. Last year, when it was introduced in November, it was sold for $500, but that was with the Kinect camera packaged along with it. The $350 price is without the Kinect [...]

‘House of Cards’ Might Enter Final Season in 2015

October 27, 2014 No Comments

Since the Netflix drama “House of Cards” was adapted from the British mini-series of the same name, the show might have to create new material to work off of after Season 3 airs in Spring of 2015. The BBC series aired just three seasons, which is actually not unusual for British TV. The Latin Times [...]

Microsoft to Discontinue Free Streaming Music Through Xbox Music

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft decided to stop offering free streaming music through their Xbox Music app on Thursday, and they chose December 1, 2014, as the date they’ll discontinue it. While the premium version of Xbox Music Pass will remain intact, and still cost customers $10 per month, it is unclear what their next step will be in [...]

New HBO OTT Service Ready to Do Battle With Netflix

October 23, 2014 No Comments

Last week, HBO announced that they will offer an over-the-top streaming service, much like Netflix, to subscribers that aren’t getting it already through HBO Go and their Cable TV service. This means that millions of users that have cut the cord on Cable TV, but usually stream TV shows and movies, will now have the [...]

Time Warner Cable Answers Call For 1 TB Arris DVR

October 22, 2014 No Comments

Time Warner Cable joined a few other providers in offering what’s being termed a Super DVR, now that they have rolled out the six-tuner, 1 TB Arris DVR. Last week, TiVo announced their new Mega DVR, which happens to have 24 TB of space, allowing users to record 4,000 hours worth of high-definition programming. Verizon [...]

Dish Network, Turner Can’t Come to Agreement, Channels Removed

October 21, 2014 No Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Dish Network and Turner Networks have reached an impasse in negotiations for program license renewals. While TBS and TNT remain on Dish Network’s channel guide, other channels under the Turner Networks umbrella have been removed. Channels like CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Adult Swim and Boomerang, among [...]

Microsoft Smart Watch Could Be Ready For Christmas

October 20, 2014 No Comments

Forbes reports that the Microsoft smart watch is getting ready to be unveiled within the next month. The mobile device could record people’s heart rates and work with different mobile phones. The battery life is what’s getting the most notice, though, as it reportedly will last more than two days. That’s longer than both the [...]

Twitter Adds Music to Timelines

October 17, 2014 No Comments

Twitter is introducing what they’re referring to as an “Audio Card” format that will allow users to play some music files on mobile devices through SoundCloud. Apple is also involved, and they’ll allow certain iTunes tracks to be available through this Audio Card system. For instance, the band Foo Fighters recently tweeted out the first [...]

Google Express Ready to Compete with Amazon

Earlier this week, Google Express, formerly known as “Google Shopping Express,” announced it has expanded into three new cities, including Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C. The program is a subscription shopping service that offers same-day and next-day deliveries. The cost for the service is $10 per month of $95 per year, and it’s hoping to [...]