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HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

Today at the Dive into Media conference, HBO's President and COO, Eric Kessler, announced that HBO Go will now support Apple's AirPlay protocol, and will also be coming to the Apple TV at some point in the future. The addition of AirPlay support means that HBO Go subscribers can beam their content from their iOS devices to the big-screen TV in the living room, provided that you have an Apple TV to do the grunt work.

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Microsoft’s LA studio to bring original video content to Xbox

Microsoft’s LA studio to bring original video content to Xbox

Yesterday during All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference, Microsoft stepped on stage to discuss their Xbox platform and tell folks where the console is heading in the future. Specifically, the company's entertainment and digital media president, Nancy Tellem, said that Microsoft's Los Angeles studio will be working on delivering original video content to Xbox users that will arrive sometime before the end of the year.

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New H.265 video format approved: high-quality video at lower bitrates

New H.265 video format approved: high-quality video at lower bitrates

Today's H.264 video codec might be all well and good for the most part, but there's a new codec in town that looks to take over in order improve video quality and bitrates even more. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced today that they've agreed upon the successor to the current H.264 standard, and it's called H.265, or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

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Kindle Fire sells out in anticipation of Amazon event

Kindle Fire sells out in anticipation of Amazon event

If you needed any "official" proof from Amazon that their upcoming event was about to introduce a new generation of media tablets, this is it - the Kindle Fire has been announced as "sold out." This announcement comes just one week before the company is set to host an event in which they'll more than likely release a new bit of hardware - at least one tablet with the ability to work with Android media of all types, we're seeing now. The Kindle Fire was launched in September of 2011 and has since been the #1 best selling product on Amazon - and it's time for a refresh.

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New York increasing in appeal to high-tech startups

New York increasing in appeal to high-tech startups

New York isn't exactly where tech startups traditionally situate nor where venture capitalists are willing to bet their money, but that may slowly be starting to change. From 2007 to 2011, almost 500 tech startups in New York received venture financing and certain startups have found the major media companies located in the city to be key to their businesses.

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