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Tribune acquires Gracenote from Sony for one big smart media data stream

Tribune acquires Gracenote from Sony for one big smart media data stream

Two major sources for technology that organizes and mades sense of your media have, this week, combined into a single entity. What’s happening here is a transaction between Tribune Company and Sony Corporation of America in which the former will acquire “the global leader in music technology and metadata” from the latter: Gracenote. This data will be added to Tribune Media Services, making this one entity into “one of the largest entertainment metadata companies in the world.”

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Xbox Music gets Gracenote for cloud-based streaming

Xbox Music gets Gracenote for cloud-based streaming

Gracenote has announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring its service to Xbox Music users. Under the partnership, users will get a cloud-based solution for accessing their music across a variety of devices, opening up streaming possibilities regardless of location or device. In addition to the newly released Xbox One, Xbox 360 owners will also benefit from the technology.

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Gracenote ad replacement system will personalize TV commercials

Gracenote ad replacement system will personalize TV commercials

One of the reason TV commercials are so bothersome to most people is because the vast majority are for products we simply have no interest in. Commercials could be more bearable if they were targeted the things that we liked or at least had a passing affinity for. Gracenote has a new ad replacement system able to personalize TV commercials set to begin trials in 2013. The system will show different people different commercials during the same timeframe.

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Gracenote Bulldog acquisition aims for ultimate second screen

Gracenote Bulldog acquisition aims for ultimate second screen

One of the big takeaways from last week's E3 trade show was the emergence of this revolution called the "second screen." That is, we consumers aren't content to just watch one thing on TV anymore, whether it's live programming, a video game, a movie, or a sporting event. One company that wants to capitalize on that is Gracenote, which has an app that tries to automatically figure out what you're watching and seamlessly provide you with relevant data.

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Gracenote MoodGrid promises in-car mood-matched track picking

Gracenote MoodGrid promises in-car mood-matched track picking

This year at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Gracenote MoodGrid was revealed inside a Mercedes-Benz F125 research vehicle, this music-based bit of technology promising to change your automotive experience by matching your mood with tracks that'll do their best to compliment it. MoodGrid will allow the music in your car experience slick as a whistle with one-touch and/or simple voice commands, this improving both your ease in using the car's stereo and your safety in doing so. This is going to be perfect for those of you who'd normally be tapping on your iPods while carrying a hot cup of coffee and an Egg McMuffie in the other hand while driving with your feet on the regular.

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Gracenote second-screen tablet app tracks TV for extra info

Gracenote second-screen tablet app tracks TV for extra info

Gracenote is readying a "second screen" platform that would use digital audio fingerprinting to show related information to TV shows on an iPad or other tablet. The new system listens in to TV shows or movies with the tablet's microphone, comparing snippets of audio with its database of content to identify not only the show but whereabouts in its timeline it is. That process takes around five seconds at most, GigaOm reports, after which point the app can show contextually-relevant information on the tablet's display.

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Dashboard Wars: Are iOS and Android Infotainment Cuckoos?

Dashboard Wars: Are iOS and Android Infotainment Cuckoos?

Forget phones and tablets, the next big thing in mobility really can move. Audi, so the latest rumors claim, is readying an announcement that it will put Android on future car dashboards, supposedly set to unveil a plan for NVIDIA-powered infotainment systems alongside Google at CES 2014 next week. The deal is said to be a strike back against Apple's play for the car industry; yet, not every car manufacturer is so keen to throw in with the mobile heavyweights. Soon, the battle lines will be drawn: do you embrace smartphone platforms on your dashboard, or stand against them?

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

Chevrolet has big ambitions for its tiniest electric car, the Spark EV. The earth-friendly city car follows the Volt, dropping the gas engine in the process and embracing emissions-free motoring at a competitive price. As we've seen, though, small EVs can easily fall into the trap of being so eco earnest as to be deathly dull, or alternatively entirely impractical for everyday use. Can the Spark EV keep the best of its gas-powered predecessor and blend it with the benefits of electric motoring? We caught up with Chevrolet for an extended test-drive to see how the Spark EV fared.

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VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

Though it seems like a bit of a strange headline to lead with, it would appear that VUDU's upgrade of their Disc to Digital software from Beta to full-fledged release may have hit a hiccup. That shouldn't be too much of deterrent from users working with this system, on the other hand, as the details remain the same: conversion of your DVD and Blu-ray disks into digital editions accessible from wherever you've got an internet connection. For a fee, of course.

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