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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Ready for the weekend? We sure are; it was a crazy week at Google I/O, but unfortunately for Google, this is the headline that ends the week - Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus. We'll go straight from that to something lighter and fun for the weekend - Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path. And if you're a travel fan, you should read this - Delta expanding WiFi access to international flights starting next year.

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Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Although Hollywood doesn't exactly have a chummy relationship with China, the nation is hoping it can start changing that by promising revenue deals for studios that opt to be a part of a new government-run streaming movie service. The idea sounds like something most Americans could never even imagine, but it could be a huge thing for those in China.

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Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

The National Association for the Deaf's lawsuit against Netflix is heading to court. A federal judge has just denied the video streaming company's motion to have the case dismissed. At issue is whether or not Netflix needs to abide by the Americans With Disabilities Act and provide closed captioning throughout its library of movies and TV shows.

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Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

When you think of long, arduous journeys, sitting around and watching movies all day isn't usually the picture that comes to mind. But would you be able to watch 252 fils in their entirety in the span of just one month? That's a total of more than 404 hours of content, and it's what one Mark Malkoff did.

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Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

If you think that professional video game competitions will never gain significant popularity in the US, then you haven't been following Major League Gaming (MLG). The leader in pro gaming circuits in the country announced that it has shattered viewership records with its latest event. At one point, there were 437,000 people streaming concurrently.

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Having a wealth of movies available to rent and watch at your disposal is never a bad thing, and if you’re a Lumia Windows Phone owner living in Europe, you now have another app to add to your entertainment list. Voddler is bringing the video-on-demand app to Nokia’s smartphones along with some social sharing features. Voddler Lumia Movie Night lets friends schedule movie nights, in addition to reviewing and talking about movies.

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Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

There's a growing problem among discount video services like Redbox and Netflix - the lack of availability of blockbuster new releases. Disney recently joined fellow studios like 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros in delaying its movies to the rental services. The thought process here is that studios can make more money on actual DVD and Blu-ray sales to consumers.

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Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

One of the pioneers of cloud-based file storage solutions has just rolled out an update for anyone using an Android device with version 4.0 or higher (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich). The new update to the service's Android app adds the ability to stream videos that are stored in your Dropbox account. A variety of file formats are supported.

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