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Spotify partners with Sony: Music Unlimited is dead

Spotify partners with Sony: Music Unlimited is dead

This week the folks at Sony Network Entertainment International have announced a strategic partnership with Spotify on a global level. According to Sony, Spotify's streaming music network will be pushed to PlayStation Music as an exclusive partner. Spotify on PlayStation Music will be sent out to 41 markets globally (initially), moving first with PlayStation consoles and Sony Xperia tablets and smartphones. Users with PlayStation Network wallet accounts will be able to subscribe to Spotify directly with this setup, bypassing the need for a separate account.

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Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets first teaser trailer

Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets first teaser trailer

It was nearly a year ago when rumors surfaced that Netflix would be rebooting Wet Hot American Summer, something that was eventually confirmed and has since been ongoing. It took several months of patience, but we've finally got our first official look at the show via its first trailer, which Netflix released yesterday. The first rumors had tipped that the original cast was being pursued to reprise their roles, and now that the trailer is here we see that such information was (mostly) true.

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Ghostbusters cast tipped: Melissa McCarthy’s on board, others in talks

Ghostbusters cast tipped: Melissa McCarthy’s on board, others in talks

The cast for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot has been tipped, and among it all is word that Melissa McCarthy -- known to have been in talks for one of the lead roles -- has signed a deal and is on-board. A trio of others have also been tipped as being in talks to sign on, with the four of them ultimately being destined to assume roles as the newest collective of ghost-foiling comrades. If all goes as planned, the movie will enter production some time this summer after a relatively long -- and sometimes troubled -- development phase.

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Fantastic 4 reboot trailer: showing real promise

Fantastic 4 reboot trailer: showing real promise

The same studio that brought you the X-Men movies is giving a bit of a reboot to the Fantastic Four. The first couple of Fantastic Four (or Fantastic 4, if you prefer) films didn't do so hot - the actor who played Johnny Storm left the project to become Captain America with Marvel, if that's any indicator - now it's time to give the title a kick in the pants. Instead of continuing to roll with the same cast and the same plot, 20th Century Fox is bringing heat with a "re-imagining" of the team.

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Snowmageddon NYC 2015: 10 things in tech you mustn’t forget

Snowmageddon NYC 2015: 10 things in tech you mustn’t forget

It's a real-deal state of emergency right now in New York and surrounding areas - a blizzard is dropping this week - so much so that you may need a guide to get you through it. Accumulation of snow will reach 20 to 30 inches in Long Island and Connecticut, while visibility will be one quarter mile or less at times throughout the week. This isn't a snowfall to act tough about and/or scoff at. You're going to have to believe me on that one - I was born in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and I live in Bismarck, North Dakota now. You have no idea how badly I want to scoff at panic over snow.

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New animated ‘Jetsons’ movie in the works from Warner Bros

New animated ‘Jetsons’ movie in the works from Warner Bros

The last time we saw The Jetsons, the family from the '60s cartoon set in the future, on the big screen was way back in 1990. 25 years later, and it looks like Warner Bros. is ready to give the series another chance, as Variety has reported that the studio just hired writer Matt Lieberman to put together a new script. A live-action Jetsons movie is said to have talked about for years, but this is believed to be a different project and will most certainly be animated.

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Amazon Prime subscription priced at $72 today only

Amazon Prime subscription priced at $72 today only

In honor of the Golden Globes Awards marking their 72nd year, and original series Transparent earning two wins, Amazon is offering a one-year membership to its Prime service for only $72, down from the usual $99. The only catch is that is that the sale is for today, Saturday, January 24th, only. Previous to this promotion, Amazon has rarely offered Prime at discount prices, unless it comes bundled with other Amazon purchases, so it's a great deal if you've been on the fence about becoming a member. Read on to find out how existing Prime members can still take advantage of the deal!

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Netflix strikes deal with Duplass brothers for 4 movies

Netflix strikes deal with Duplass brothers for 4 movies

Netflix hasn't been bashful about its plans to release movies and otherwise shift the nature of entertainment consumption, and keeping in step with that is a new announcement tacking a couple more movies to the company's production plans. The Duplass brothers have struck a deal with Netflix, and under it they will make four movies that will ultimately be made available on the service. All four will be small budget movies, and as of right now there are no solid dates for when they'll come around.

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4chan creator tried to give site away, but couldn’t

4chan creator tried to give site away, but couldn’t

This afternoon Chris "moot" Poole, creator, owner, and sole administrator of the imageboard 4chan spoke about why he was preparing to retire from his role entirely. One of the odd bits about his transfer of leadership and the story therein was that he'd actually tried to give 4chan away at some point inside the last couple of years. While it's not clear to whom he'd have been giving this mega-popular website to, the outcome of this transaction was: the answer was "no, no thank you."

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4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

This afternoon 4chan creator and sole administrator Chris "moot" Poole spoke (and continues to speak, depending on when you're reading this article) on the whys and wherefores of his departure from the site. He's the creator of 4chan and has been the one and only non-volunteer owner and administrator of the site since it came into being. Today he spoke up a bit on who will be "taking his place" - or how that's not actually something that will happen, as it turns out.

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