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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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Twitter expands revenue sources in prep for Nov. 15 IPO

Twitter expands revenue sources in prep for Nov. 15 IPO

With its Nov. 15 IPO less than a month away, Twitter recently explained its latest revenue model additions. They include lead generation, traffic conversion and TV targeting. Having been in business since 2006 but yet to show a profit in any year since, Twitter is under pressure from the investing community to show why its IPO is worth $1 billion.

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NVIDIA suggests gamers double US citizenship at Montreal Gaming week

NVIDIA suggests gamers double US citizenship at Montreal Gaming week

Speaking on stage first this week at NVIDIA's Montreal gaming event series was Tony Tamasi - SVP of Content and Technology, letting it be known that this week's content would work with Game Platforms, Game Works, and Game Technology. He went so far as to suggest that three new technologies (at least) would be revealed this week, making the case first and foremost on the importance of PC gaming. Using a variety of sources - Riot Games, Sports Business Journal, Wedbush Securities, and Nielsen, a few numbers were spilled - perhaps the most boggling being the idea that the number of PC gamers in the world is currently double that of the entire population of the United States.

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Breaking Bad finale sees record 10.3m viewers

Breaking Bad finale sees record 10.3m viewers

AMC's Breaking Bad finale pulled in 10.3m viewers on Sunday evening, with the five seasons coming to a close with the network's second highest ratings of the year. The show, which followed anti-hero and terminally ill Walter White over the course of sixty-two episodes as he turned to crime in order to provide for his family, saw a 3.7m surge from the penultimate episode, Nielsen says.

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Cable companies may lower bills by getting rid of sports

Cable companies may lower bills by getting rid of sports

Many people have been cutting their cable thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video, but the reason many people are still glued to their cable subscription is that live sports are hard to find on anything other than cable, but that may change slightly, as cable providers are looking into cutting sports from their lineup in order to provide lower monthly cable bills.

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Magna Carta: Jay-Z Samsung downloads change RIAA rules for Platinum Certification

Magna Carta: Jay-Z Samsung downloads change RIAA rules for Platinum Certification

It's been made official - Jay-Z's move with the album Magna Carta Holy Grail and a total of 1 million "free" downloads has pushed the RIAA to update their rules on Gold and Platinum records. Mentioning specifically the Magna Carta album and the Samsung deal made with the artist, the RIAA has made it clear: "a common sense update" is in order. The 2004 "Digital Single Award" will be updated to reflect the "wild wild west" of modern times.

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Cable-cutting households jump 150% since 2007

Cable-cutting households jump 150% since 2007

The number of cord-cutters is on the rise, folks. With the popularity of streaming services mixed with free over-the-air stations, consumers are seeing less of a need to go with a cable subscription. In fact, the number of households that don't have cable subscriptions has jumped to five million, compared to two million in 2007.

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Twitter announces Bluefin Labs acquisition

Twitter announces Bluefin Labs acquisition

Twitter has announced that it acquired Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company, a move taking it further into the world of television. Twitter has shown interest in television for years, with people using it as a way to interact with televised events using hashtags. According to the social network, the acquisition will aid in both ad product innovation and the creation of social TV consumer experiences.

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Sound City Players set single NYC show for film celebration

Sound City Players set single NYC show for film celebration

There's a movie out there right this minute by the name of Sound City, a documentary about the recording studio by the same name, and the creators and collaborators of this movie are set to play a single show in New York City this month to celebrate its release. Sound City closed as a commercial recording studio in May of 2011, this prompting the head of the project, music legend Dave Grohl, to create the film and the media that now surrounds it. The band that will play a single show in NYC this month is what's known as a "Super Group", consisting of some of the most well-known musicians of the past several decades.

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