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PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

This week the folks at GameStop have made clear their intention to further tie themselves to the Sony software ecosystem with their own offerings of Sony Music Unlimited. For both PlayStation 4 and non-PlayStation consoles, this service will be moving to GameStop for subscriptions in-store and online. Music Unlimited is being released at GameStop with a number of tiers of service, each of them valid in a cool 19 countries around the world.

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Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

At a shareholder meeting this week, Apple made clear the current state of affairs with Apple TV, showing it to be the fastest growing product in their hardware line-up. As it was announced that the company made $1 billion USD in revenue in 2013 from Apple TV alone, Tim Cook was reminded of his comment on the Apple TV being a "hobby" all the way back in January of 2012. Today Cook suggested of Apple TV that "it’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days."

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Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

An update to the Shazam app for iPhone this week adds a bit more content-led action to the ecosystem while the entire layout earns a much more simplified look. This update to the system is part of what the Chief Product Officer at Shazam, Daniel Danker, suggests makes Shazam much more in-tune with its goals: simplicity in design and consumer experience. In other words - Shazam doesn't do one whole heck of a lot more between yesterday and today, but it's a lot easier to understand what it does do.

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Roku reveals plans for third-party themes

Roku reveals plans for third-party themes

Those with a Roku player were graced with a new homescreen for a while over the winter holidays, shaking of the typical purple homescreen with a bit of snow-themed color. If that temporary change served to remind you about how nice it would be to have a bunch of themes to choose from, you're in luck.

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Popular Science and the self-destruction of print media

Popular Science and the self-destruction of print media

One of the most surprising gifts I received this Christmas was a subscription to National Geographic. I didn't expect to get signed up for a printed publication, but I did - and I'm really excited to get the magazine in the mail each month. But when I see a story like the one Wil Weaton published today on how his name was sold to junkmail dealers by the likes of Popular Science, I become suspicious of the whole media once again.

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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 may soon allow you to edit tweets: anonymous employees

Twitter may soon allow you to edit tweets: anonymous employees

Twitter is working on an edit feature. Meaning you could soon be able to edit your tweets -- with some caveats. You won't be able to write a tweet, publish it, wait a few hours, and then replace the content of the tweet with entirely different and unrelated content. Twitter is still working out the details of what you can and can't do in edit mode, but the feature is on the horizon.

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