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Netflix launches in France, partners with third-largest telco

Netflix launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with Bouygues to offer its content on France's third-largest telecom operator's set-top boxes. California-based Netflix said in a statement its subscriptions would start at 7.99 euros a month and give access to films, series and documentaries on television, computers but also tablets, smartphones and game consoles.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

South China Morning Post

Scandal-plagued Asahi Shimbun admits fabricating interview

The Asahi Shimbun , under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed yesterday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo. In a statement yesterday, the newspaper said it produced a story in June 2012 that appeared to be an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, though the paper actually compiled remarks he had posted on Nintendo's website.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Asahi Shimbun, Nintendo Co, Electronics

West Australian

UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Telecom, Vodafone

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 10:44 PMSynagogue Attendance for Rosh Hashana Expected to Grow

27, after the Shabbat following the festival has concluded. than at the park over those three days, according to the chairman of the Association of Synagogues in Israel, Eliezer Sheffer.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Rosh Hashana, TV

Bad connection: Prison phone seizures rise

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.


Related Topix: Prison, Cell Phones

Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

The original computer cost over $1 million, flat-screen televisions were once priced in the $20,000+ range, and then the first hand-held cellphone that was the size of a brick could be had for the gargantuan sum of $3,995. Based on the prices of all three, it's apparent that there was once a costly 'shortage' of useable computers, high resolution televisions, and workable cellphones.


Related Topix: TV, Cellphones


Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.


Related Topix: Electronics, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, LG Electronics

Ambot ah!

Nikon CoolPix S6900, a selfie-friendly digicam for A 199

In addition to the D750 , Nikon has also introduced its new digital camera, the CoolPix S6900 , which is primarily geared towards consumers who love taking selfies. In a nutshell, the S6900 doesn't actually differ much from your typical point-and-shoot camera as far as its shooting capability is concern .


Related Topix: Digital Cameras

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Swinging on your phone just isn't amazing in Gameloft's 'Spider-Man Unlimted'

The highly anticipated mobile phone game " Spider-Man Unlimited" was released yesterday for Android, Apple and Windows phones. Game developer Gameloft has produced mobile Spider-Man games based off the film franchise starring Andrew Garfield in recent years, but this is the first original game featuring various Spider-Men from the comics.


Related Topix: Spider-Man, Activision, Beenox, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Cell Phones, Game., Marvel, Pop/Rock, Run!


Pikmin movie will premiere in Tokyo at the end of October

The Pikmin animated movie - a compilation of three shorts produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto - will premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival at the end of October. "Pikmin Short Movies" comprises three shorts films: "The Night Juicer," in which Captain Olimar makes his favorite beverage; "Treasures in a Bottle," in which Pikmin discover a strange treasure and "Occupational Hazards," which is an adventure at a construction site.


Related Topix: Electronics, Nintendo Co

Inside Bay Area

Calculate your way to an easier life

There's a reason "do the math" has all but disappeared from popular culture -- with online calculators, who needs to do the math? Crunched: A nurse making $85,000 a year in Chicago is considering a move to New Haven, Conn., to be closer to family. Want to reconsider? To maintain the same standard of living in New Haven, he would have to earn $95,288.


Related Topix: New Haven, CT, Cell Phones, Cellphones

Digital Post Production

SMiT presents the CI Plus v1.4 demo

The CI Plus v1.4 CAM demo includes new features such as the ability to route high-bandwidth IP streams through the CAM and the ability to control those IP streams. Other new features include extended CI Plus browser, the handling of multiple encrypted streams , the new "Online Service Descriptor Table" , and support for IP multicast.


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Sony, the catch-up king

Sony's not making PCs any more. It recently announced it wouldn't be making new e-readers , either.


Related Topix: TV, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Inventions, Science / Technology

Electronic House

JBL Pumps Up TV Sound with Cinema SB350

Just the other day, we told you that JBL was planning to slide sound under the TV via its new Cinema Base However, the company doesn't want to abandon the soundbar market. In fact, they have quite the slick little package in the new JBL Cinema SB350 .


Related Topix: Audio and Video, Bluetooth, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Speakers

Hack a day

Controlling a Point and Shoot With Bluetooth

Loading point and shoot digital cameras is old hat around here, but [Alex] and [Andreas] are taking it to the next level. They've made a Bluetooth controller for a cheap Canon camera , allowing pictures to be taken with an iPhone or Android device.


Related Topix: Cameras, Digital Cameras, iPhone

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Q&A: Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

Entrepreneur Sina Khanifar is photographed with his iPhone at his home in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Khanifar became one of the leaders in the movement to reauthorize the unlocking of cell phones after he launched a petition on the White House website.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cellphones, Cell Phones, DMCA News

MiCasa Cements Strategic Partnership with Vidillion's Advertising PaaS

MiCasa, the premiere English-language entertainment network catering to Latino viewers, selected Vidillion as its advertising and content distribution partner. The Texas-based broadcasting network selected Vidillion as a partner in distributing and monetizing its programs on Internet-connected televisions and devices.


Related Topix: TV, Advertising


Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

The line between TV and mobile services is blurring, and in many cases that blur in between them is a cloud. That's the logic behind Ericsson's planned US$95 billion acquisition of Fabrix Systems, which sells a cloud-based platform for delivering DVR , video on demand and other services.


Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders


Netflix takes on language challenge in next phase of European expansion

When Netflix launches its video streaming service in France and Germany next week, it will have to contend with the locals' preference for watching content in their own languages as well as the presence of formidable pay-TV competitors. The California-based company's growth and profitability hinges on the next chapter of its four-year old international expansion in which it is set to enter six European countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg.


Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, TV, Prison

The Beaumont Enterprise

Options abound for selling used mobile phones

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Home Listing, Home