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OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

A wave of confusion surrounded OnLive over the weekend, with employees reportedly being let go from the company. Soon after it was announced that OnLive had been acquired by another company, with details now emerging that the company will trade using OnLive's name, with all assets having been transferred over except shares and staff. Some employees will be hired back, but over half will be left without a job as a result of the transaction.

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Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

The last time we spoke about streaming over-the-air TV service Aereo, they were having quite the legal battle with several major television networks - now they're out of the haze and ready to bring on inexpensive service to the masses. It's not easy being a company that offers up content from giant conglomerates and media-serving monsters, but at $8 per month, it appears that Aereo has found a way to do it rather cheaply. In addition to DVR space that changes based on the plan you purchase, you've got several selections for grabbing yourself a full range of channels - including an Annal plan that's got the whole deal even cheaper than the new monthly sub-$10 cost.

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Summer Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies streaming in London

Summer Olympics 2012 opening ceremonies streaming in London

It's time to check out all the streaming live video streams we can for the kickoff of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This is the third time that London has hosted the Olympics, with their first being all the way back in 1908 and the next just a few years after the end of World War II in 1948. Here in 2012, it's time for a party - and without a doubt the entirety of England will be in rare form throughout the events which start off tonight with an above-average strange set of characters that'll only be come apparent once the ceremony has begun - Voldemordt and Mary Poppins have been tipped.

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Samsung Smart TVs to get Gaikai cloud gaming

Samsung Smart TVs to get Gaikai cloud gaming

Samsung has plans to enter the gaming business, starting off by partnering with cloud gaming service Gaikai. The South Korean manufacturer will be introducing a Samsung Cloud Gaming (SCG) platform on its new 7000 series and up Smart TVs. The service will be powered by Gaikai, but the UI and game selection is customized by Samsung.

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Banned “Tax the Rich” TED Talk slides and text here

Banned “Tax the Rich” TED Talk slides and text here

For those of you wondering if there's ever a TED Talk that presents an idea too controversial for the group to publish it, there definitely is, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer was the one to make it. What we've got here is the full text of the TED Talks presentation Hanauer made at the March TED University conference as well as the full set of slides he presented at the conference. We do not have the video for this TED Talk because TED officials have decided not to publish it, not streaming, not for download, and certainly not for consumption on Netflix or your iPad app.

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Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

It's time to party with the Spotify app for iPad, this being one of the last giant platforms for the application in its mobile form and certainly a beast of a battleground for the big green streaming music group. You've got several new elements coming your way for any iPad, but of course this application has been fine-tuned for the iPad 3, starting with Retina-quality graphics.

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iPad, iPhone TV streamer can now record TV

iPad, iPhone TV streamer can now record TV

Hauppauge Digital's Broadway live TV streamer for the iPad and iPhone can now record TV programs. The Broadway stand-alone box allows live TV to be watched on Apple devices in the home via a WiFi connection or anywhere in the world through an Internet connection.

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Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Recent rumors of a Nokia TV service have now been confirmed by the Finnish handset manufacturer. Following its announcement of Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, the company has now officially announced the Nokia TV service for Lumia Windows Phone users, which will arrive in the coming weeks. It will allow Lumia users to stream TV shows from "catch-up" services of major local broadcasters.

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Comcast Xfinity Streampix revealed to take down Netflix

Comcast Xfinity Streampix revealed to take down Netflix

If you're a user of Netflix streaming service, HULU Plus, or both, you know that there's a lot to differentiate the two, but that not a lot of ground is left to cover after they've taken their piece of the pie. That's where Comcast comes in with Xfinity Streampix. The group has this week revealed, though not formally announced, their upcoming streaming video service which will take command of its 75,000 shows and films that Comcast already offers and adds deals with several large picture companies.

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