Stories for Jan. 22, 2014

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/01/tivo-lays-hardware-design-team-gets-ready-exit-hardware/ TiVo is laid off most of its industrial designers, according to a Wired report, which initially speculated that this may be part of a bigger strategy shift that would result in TiVo exiting the hardware business. TiVo has since assured me that the company will […] Read more at GigaOM »

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http://torrentfreak.com/three-strikes-law-does-nothing-to-curb-piracy-research-finds-140122/ Gradual copyright enforcement legislation, also known as three-strikes laws, don’t curb piracy: That’s the result of a new study that looked at the effectiveness of France’s anti-piracy legislation, which fines and disconnects users after repeat warnings. Researchers found, according to Torrentfreak, that this simply results […] Read more at GigaOM »

Stories for Jan. 21, 2014

The developer of Freevo, a pioneering media center app for Linux, Windows and OS X, announced that the app won’t receive any future updates. Freevo, which was first released in 2002, combined DVR and media playback capabilities for home theater PCs. Freevo’s developer wrote Monday on […] Read more at GigaOM »

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Updated. The iPhone app for Beats Music, the much-anticipated music subscription service that is spearheaded by Jimmy Iovine, went live in Apple’s iTunes app store  ahead of its official launch Tuesday morning. Beats will also be available on Android, but the app can’t be found on Google […] Read more at GigaOM »

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Rdio is now letting U.S. listeners use its music subscription service for free — on the web, anyway: The music service announced Thursday that it is allowing users to listen as much as they want on its website. Rdio is monetizing the new free offering through […] Read more at GigaOM »

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