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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/13/14: Moto CEO exit, Comcast TWC buy, NVIDIA booming

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/13/14: Moto CEO exit, Comcast TWC buy, NVIDIA booming

It was a news-filled night last night in the technology universe, that's for certain. It was suggested on one hand that the CEO of Motorola was on his way out, and on the other hand that Comcast was about to lay down a plan to purchase Time Warner Cable. Then there were Lenovo earnings and NVIDIA earnings and Netflix announced they'd be getting the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions as well - as an exclusive release!

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Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast Xfinity subscribers may have a new option to get their movie fix soon, if word from sources that spoke to Reuters pans out. Reportedly, the cable service provider plans to offer digital movie downloads and movie streaming for-pay via its set-top boxes and through Xfinity TV's website. If all goes as stated, the functionality could roll out before the end of this year.

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Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

There are a lot of fans of TV shows on HBO that would like to get access to HBO Go without having to subscribe to traditional cable television. HBO hasn't offered the ability to purchase its network as a streaming channel only and may not ever offer that ability. If you happen to live in an area served by Comcast the cable provider has a new deal that is as close as you'll get to subscribing to HBO only via the Internet.

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Netflix and US cable companies finally talk set-top app integration

Netflix and US cable companies finally talk set-top app integration

US cable companies may finally be warming up to the idea of letting Netflix establish an app presence on set-top boxes, reports the Wall Street Journal. As we reported two weeks ago, no cable company had come remotely close to embracing Netflix's long-standing advances, but it looks like Comcast Corp. and Suddenlink Communications are now negotiating with the popular streaming video service. Still, no deals have been struck yet.

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Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets

Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets

Twitter and Comcast have inked a deal that will add a "See It" button to Xfinity TV, allowing live or DVR access to new TV show and movie content mentioned on Twitter right on the TV in their living room. The new button will show up for Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers around NBCUniversal content, and when pressed will offer the choice of watching the show there and then if it's currently playing, starting On Demand playback, or setting a DVR recording for an upcoming screening.

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Comcast reportedly making six-strikes alternative, pitching to other providers

Comcast reportedly making six-strikes alternative, pitching to other providers

The six-strike copyright system was leaked and talked about at length for many months, delayed once, and eventually launched back in February of this year. With it comes a series of warnings and eventual punishment on the behalf of many big-name ISPs for those caught pirating. Now sources have come forward to the folks over at Variety claiming that Comcast is working on an alternative system.

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Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

In February, Comcast began testing a pre-paid Xfinity Internet service in a few states, and now has begun doing the same for a pre-paid cable TV service. Thus far, the service provider hasn't detailed what markets have access to the service, with its "Check Availability" tool not working presently. The plans have been detailed, however, and are available now for those who want to enjoy cable television as a pay-as-you go service.

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