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Rdio launches Vdio movie streaming service

Rdio launches Vdio movie streaming service

Popular music-streaming service Rdio has launched a companion movie and TV show streaming service appropriately called Vdio. It's been in private beta for some time now, but the company has officially launched it today. However, it's only available for Rdio Unlimited members, but if you're really interested in checking out Vdio, you can sign up for an Rdio Unlimited subscription and get going with Vdio right away.

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House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

Netflix's latest original series, House of Cards, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for all of those folks who have been too cheap to get a Netflix subscription, although you'll be paying much more for the discs than you would a Netflix membership, seeing how the Blu-ray version will set you back $52.99, while a month of Netflix -- which is more than enough time to watch all of House of Cards -- is only $7.99.

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Weekend Watching: 1985 “Computer Chronicles” discusses the all-new Macintosh

Weekend Watching: 1985 “Computer Chronicles” discusses the all-new Macintosh

Back when Apple's first Macintosh computer was introduced, there was an explosion of interest from not just geeks and nerds, but "the rest of us" too - that's what this television program explores. What you're about to see is an episode of the legendary Computer Chronicles, a show here dug up from the archives by Wired for your enjoyment. This episode goes by the name "MACINTOSH", was directed by NICHOLS, and is program number 210, and is approximately 29:03 in length - there's even a countdown beeper before it begins!

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Amazon Prime Instant Video to get new original comedy pilot called Betas

Amazon Prime Instant Video to get new original comedy pilot called Betas

Streaming video services are working hard to differentiate themselves from each other in the mind of the consumer. One way some of the major streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are looking to set themselves apart are with original TV shows that can't be seen anywhere else. Amazon has announced that it is working on a new original comedy pilot that will be exclusive to Prime Instant Video.

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LG launches 100-inch class laser TV

LG launches 100-inch class laser TV

LG has announced that it is set to launch the LG Laser TV. We first talked about the product back in January during CES when it was originally announced. The 100-inch Class Laser TV isn't your typical television, it's actually a short throw projector and large projection screen combination.

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Verizon seeking Spotify model for TV: Pay-Per-Viewer

Verizon seeking Spotify model for TV: Pay-Per-Viewer

This week the folks at Verizon have had a bit of a revelation: instead of paying media companies a flat fee for their television channels, make the payment based on real viewership. In this way, companies that deliver a channel that has no popularity at all will not have to be payed as much while the top-tier companies will get payed monster amounts of cash. This model is rather similar to how Spotify works, having you the user pay a flat fee and listen to whatever you like on their service, the artists whose tracks you listen to getting cash per listen accordingly from the company.

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China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China's most powerful TV program, China Central Television, controlled by the country's government, aired a 2-hour show that attacked both Apple's and Volkswagen's customer service policies in the country. CCTV aired the broadcast in celebration of World Consumer Rights Day, held every year on March 15th. The company has attacked several, major corporations in the past, including Mcdonalds, KFC, and a French retailer named Carrefour.

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