With Movie Rentals, Google Sending Mixed Signals on Web Strategy

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Despite having been an early backer of HTML5 with Android and its Chrome OS and browser, Google’s use of Adobe Flash technology to deliver movie rentals may be seen by some as contradictory to supporting open web technologies like HTML5 and its own WebM standard. At the Google I/O developer conference when Google had announced […]

Apple’s iTunes Digital Cloud Storage Won’t be Free

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Early speculations about Apple’s digital cloud storage plans suggest that the service will launch for free initially, but that the iPhone-maker would eventually charge users a small annual fee for the service much like what it does with its cloud-based Mobile Me offering. According to Billboard, Apple may charge users around $20 a year for […]

iOS, iPad Owners Soon to be Able to Stream Sony Movies for Free

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Sony will soon allow iOS owners of devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch the ability to stream for free old movies and TV shows from the studio through the website www.Crackle.com. A specific timeline was not given as to when the iOS streaming capabilities would be implemented, but users who visited the Crackle […]

HTC Watch Video Streaming Service to Debut with HTC Sensation

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Following Samsung’s launch of the Media Hub for its own smartphones and tablets, HTC will be debuting its own video streaming service called HTC Watch that will appear first on the HTC Sensation 4.3-inch Android smartphone featuring a 2D qHD and 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU. However, with fragmented, OEM-created media experiences, the convenience factor […]