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http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcast-prepares-launch-network-dvr-boston/2014-01-29 Comcast  is preparing to launch its cloud DVR in the Boston market “very soon,” according to a FierceCable report. The company’s SVP and GM of Video Services Matt Strauss told FierceCbale that the new network DVR, which will store customers’ recordings in the cloud, will be […] Read more at GigaOM »

Stories for Jan. 29, 2014

Los Angeles-based music marketing and merchandise sales startup Topspin Media laid of a significant number of its staff Wednesday. Music blog hypebot first reported the news, calling it “major layoffs,” and laid off employees said on Twitter that “half“or even “the majority” of the company’s staff […] Read more at GigaOM »

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-behavioral-psychology-of-netflixs-plan-to-charge-higher-prices/283367/ Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently said that it wants to do away from the one-price-fits-all model and introduce three pricing tiers for new members. Why three? The Atlantic looks at the behavioral psychology of pricing, and explains why the Goldilocks effect is always making us […] Read more at GigaOM »

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Stories for Jan. 28, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303277704579348774128548520 Netflix is trying to lock down content rights ahead of its planned expansion to Europe later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper is reporting, as we did just last week, that Netflix is eyeing Germany and France in particular – but there […] Read more at GigaOM »

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http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2014/01/lastfm-to-go-youtube-powered-in-last-ditch-survival-effort.html Pioneering digital music site Last.fm just launched a radio product powered by YouTube videos that will help to keep the music streaming, without adding to Last.fm’s music licensing bill, according to hypebot. Last.fm was one of the first sites to analyze listeners’ music collections and generate personalized […] Read more at GigaOM »

Stories for Jan. 23, 2014

Despite the hubbub over the revelation that well-known Youtube gaming channel Machinima takes “marketing partnerships” with game companies that essentially amount to paying vloggers to hype up followers about games, and the mounting gray area over whether such a thing is ethical, the FTC told Polygon […] Read more at GigaOM »

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