Michael Wolff on MSNBC: More Embarrassment Possible in “Straight News” Shift, Brian Williams’ Return – Hollywood Reporter

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Michael Wolff on MSNBC: More Embarrassment Possible in "Straight News" Shift, Brian Williams’ Return

MSNBC, at the behest of its owner Comcast and under the direction of NBC News chief Andy Lack, has begun an overhaul of its character and philosophy. It will no longer be an overt and garrulous left-leaning opinion monger to Fox News’ right-leaning version. Now, slapped along the head and brought to heel, it will be a straight (or straighter)…

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Virgin America And Netflix Partner Up To Deliver Movies Over Inflight WiFi – Forbes

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Virgin America And Netflix Partner Up To Deliver Movies Over Inflight WiFi – Forbes

Inflight internet technology has finally matured to the point where it’s fast enough to stream Netflix. The milestone comes from San Francisco-based Virgin America in partnership with Las Gatos-based Netflix, and covers flights that operate with the airline’s new ViaSat WiFi service. That connectivity offers transfer speeds similar to whatconsumers might […]

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2015/09/30/virgin-america-and-netflix-partner-up-to-deliver-movies-over-inflight-wifi/

Logitech’s Circle is a slick, portable home-monitoring camera that captures everything | VentureBeat | Security | by Paul Sawer

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Logitech’s Circle is a slick, portable home-monitoring camera that captureseverything

Consumer electronics and accessories maker Logitech has launched a slick new home-monitoring video camera that’s as much about snapping priceless family moments as it is recording intruders.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/30/logitechs-circle-is-a-slick-portable-home-monitoring-camera-that-captures-everything/

How does Google’s Pixel C compare to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3?

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How does Google’s Pixel C compare to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3?

If you want a tablet that can double up as a laptop replacement, there really is no better option than Microsoft’s venerable Surface Pro 3. It has been the undisputed king in this segment for well over a year now, and it is easy to see why: it has a big, high-resolution screen, it comes with a stylus, it can take a decent keyboard, its battery life is good, it is extremely fast, and, on top of all this, it can run every Windows program that you want. Nothing comes close, really.

http://betanews.com/2015/09/30/how-does-googles-pixel-c-compare-to-microsofts-surface-pro-3/

Surface Pro 3 Gets A Second Firmware Update for September – Thurrott.com

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Surface Pro 3 Gets A Second Firmware Update for September – Thurrott.com

With just a day left in the month, Microsoft has quietly squeaked out a second set of firmware updates for Surface Pro 3, improving … well, something.

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/6392/surface-pro-3-gets-a-second-firmware-update-for-september

comScore + Rentrak: Good For Researchers, Not Bad For Nielsen | MediaVillage

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comScore + Rentrak: Good For Researchers, Not Bad For Nielsen

comScore and Rentrak announced an agreement to merge on Tuesday. Our view is that the two research companies will undoubtedly continue to grow, but not necessarily at Nielsen’s expense.

https://www.mediavillage.com/article/comscore-rentrak-good-for-researchers-not-bad-for-nielsen/

Why the Major Labels Are the Streaming Wars’ True Villains | Flavorwire

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Why the Major Labels Are the Streaming Wars’ True Villains

When Vox technology site The Verge got a hold of a 2011 contract between Sony Music and Spotify, signed right before the Swedish streaming company’s US launch, the terms were so favorable to the la…

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NY Media Quandary: Where is Daily News Publisher Mort Zuckerman? MIA as Paper Dissolves | Showbiz411

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NY Media Quandary: Where is Daily News Publisher Mort Zuckerman? MIA as Paper Dissolves

Where in the world is Mort Zuckerman? The publisher of the famed 96 year old New York Daily News has been MIA in public for some time now, a head scratcher to be sure. His newspaper is dissolving b…

http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/09/29/ny-media-quandary-where-is-daily-news-publisher-mort-zuckerman-mia-as-paper-dissolves

Henry Blodget’s comeback complete after $343m sale of Business Insider | Media | The Guardian

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Henry Blodget’s comeback complete after $343m sale of Business Insider

Just a decade after he was charged with fraud and banned for life from the financial industry, Blodget’s star is stratospheric – and so is his bank account

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/29/henry-blodget-comeback-business-insider?CMP=ema_565a

Edward Snowden joins Twitter: A public platform for a privacy advocate – CNET

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Edward Snowden joins Twitter: A public platform for a privacy advocate – CNET

The move to the popular social media service makes Snowden, the man who revealed government surveillance programs, more publicly accessible.

http://www.cnet.com/news/edward-snowden-joins-twitter-a-public-platform-for-a-privacy-advocate/

Netflix Heads to the Sky with New Virgin Partnership – WebProNews

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Netflix Heads to the Sky with New Virgin Partnership – WebProNews

Netflix and Virgin America have just announced a partnership that will offer passengers on some of its new aircraft free Netflix streaming until March 2nd, 2016. Starting today, if you’re flying on Virgin America’s new ViaSat WiFi-equipped aircraft, you’ll be given free Wi-Fi to use for the purposes of Netflix. You’ll be able to stream to your existing devices – …

http://www.webpronews.com/netflix-heads-to-the-sky-with-new-virgin-partnership-2015-09/

NBC ad boss: Rating services are in a ‘crisis’ | New York Post

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NBC ad boss: Rating services are in a ‘crisis’

With TV viewing falling off a cliff but with more homes watching video than ever, NBC’s top ad boss, Linda Yaccarino, said the cross-platform TV-to-digital measurement industry is in “acute crisis….

http://nypost.com/2015/09/29/nbc-ad-boss-rating-services-are-in-a-crisis/

Cablevision, Viacom in settlement talks over bundling lawsuit -source | Reuters

Cablevision, Viacom in settlement talks over bundling lawsuit -source

Cablevision Systems Inc andViacom Inc are discussing a possible settlement of anantitrust lawsuit in which the cable operator accuses Viacom offorcing distributors and subscribers to buy channels they do notwant, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/29/viacom-lawsuit-idUSL1N11Z1Z120150929

Discovery CEO on Scripted TV, Netflix – Hollywood Reporter

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Discovery CEO on Scripted TV, Netflix

Scripted TV has become a crowded space amid cable networks’ hopes of finding the next hit original, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday, chiming in on the debate about the rise in the number of original series.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/discovery-ceo-scripted-tv-netflix-827916

Box’s Aaron Levie on How Apple Broke Down Corporate IT Walls | Re/code

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Box CEO Aaron Levie Credits iPhone, iPad for Breaking Down Corporate Technology Walls

Apple’s gear forced businesses to open their networks to more than just Windows PCs, Levie said in an interview with Re/code.

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Drone-for-Hire Business Makes Big Bet on Industry – The New York Times

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Drone-for-Hire Business Makes Big Bet on Industry

Robert Wolf’s advisory firm plans to announce it is spinning off its drone-services arm into a separate company, which is positioned like none other to thrive in the nascent drone market.

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