Amazon inks streaming deal with NBCUniversal

By on July 29, 2011 at 12:37 AM.

Amazon inks streaming deal with NBCUniversal

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has inked an agreement with NBCUniversal to provide its subscription customers with access to 1,000 Universal Pictures movies. The deal is in addition to the online retailer’s recent agreement with CBS to offer shows such as Star Trek and Cheers to its customers. The new content includes films such as Being John Malkovich, Jetsons, Flipper, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Billy Elliott. Amazon is largely expected to release at least one tablet in the coming months, which will provide its customers with near instant access to its Amazon Unbox, Amazon Mp3, Kindle, Cloud Music and Cloud Drive services. Comcast owns 51% of NBCUniversal while General Electric owns the remaining 49%. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read on for the full press release. More →

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Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie game now free for iOS

By on March 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM.

Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie game now free for iOS

Doodle Jump fans, we realize it might be hard to put down the game for a few minutes to read this post, but bear with us. Today, “Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie” launched for free in the App Store for iOS devices. The game was developed through a partnership between Lima Sky, which created the first Doodle Jump game, and Universal Pictures, for a new movie called Hop. As TouchArcade points out, you’ll take the controls as a rabbit named E.B., the son of the Easter Bunny who needs more practice jumping. There are twenty-five levels, eight of which are available now, and one new level will become available each day until Hop hits theaters on April 1st. Our high score during our first play was 4,074. Yes, we know it’s pathetic, but it’s the best we could do. More →

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