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Comcast Apple TV talk prompts streaming skepticism

Comcast Apple TV talk prompts streaming skepticism

Chatter of an Apple deal with Comcast that would secure priority access for Apple TV streamed content has renewed speculation about a new set-top box and given stock prices a bump, but questions around net neutrality remain. Apple has reportedly been continuing the talks it began with Time Warner Cable with Comcast, which is set to acquire TWC, in the aim of avoiding last-mile congestion by using the same private connection the ISP itself uses for its own streaming media services.

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OUYA Everywhere puts platform on Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console

OUYA Everywhere puts platform on Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console

Kickstarter success OUYA has made the jump from product to platform, with a deal that will put the open-source console's software on the new Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console. Part of the startups' new OUYA Everywhere initiative, announced earlier this week, the agreement will mean all of the games and content that developers have released for OUYA will be available on the M.O.J.O. Micro-Console later this spring, along with a price cut.

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Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

A conical intelligent speaker could cut through the choice-overload of online music services, with startup Aether promising simplicity without giving up choice with its new Cone streamer. Shaped, as the name suggests, like a soft-edged cone, the wireless speaker gets online via WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and streams from a number of unspecified online music services, mixing together content from internet radio, on-demand, and podcasts.

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Amazon music streaming talks teased for Prime

Amazon music streaming talks teased for Prime

Amazon is in talks with major record labels around bundling music alongside movies and TV shows to Amazon Prime subscribers, it's reported, though aggressive negotiations are said to be stymieing the likelihood of any immediate deal. The online retail behemoth already bundles Amazon Prime Instant Video access for those paying $79 per year for unlimited two-day shipping on their orders, but has supposedly been in talks for several months about including Spotify and iTunes Radio style streaming too.

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Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay, the streaming video box designed by the creators of TiVo, has officially launched, packaging together new and popular online content for what's billed as plug-and-play entertainment. The compact Qplay TV Adapter, smaller than a deck of cards, plugs in via HDMI and the viewer then uses a companion iPad app to customize their preferences and interests, with curated playlists - dubbed "Qs" by the company - being generated accordingly.

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