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Samsung confirms it will not buy HP's computer business

August 24th, 2011

Samsung will not buy HP’s computer business, the company confirmed on Wednesday.”The recent rumors that Samsung Electronics will be taking over Hewlett-Packard Co.’s personal computer business are not true,” Samsung said in a brief note on its official global blog. “We hope this clarifies any confusion that may have occurred.” Reports surfaced on Tuesday that …

Hulu future foggy, bids for company due Wednesday

August 23rd, 2011

Bids for the online streaming company Hulu are due on Wednesday but it is still unclear what the company’s future will hold. Bidders will “submit proposals with wide price ranges based on what types of television shows Hulu would license, when those shows would become available on Hulu and how long the agreements would stretch,” …

Sprint in talks to buy Clearwire for 4G LTE roll-out

August 19th, 2011

Sprint is in talks to purchase Clearwire outright, Bloomberg reported on Friday. The carrier has been speaking to a number of firms including Comcast about the possible acquisition, which would help Sprint build out a 4G LTE network capable of going head-to-head with competing networks from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Cox Communications has also been …

Verizon: Google's Motorola purchase could bring stability to patent wars

August 16th, 2011

Verizon Communications’ senior vice president and deputy general counsel John Thorne discussed Verizon’s opinion on Google’s planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. “We will be looking with interest as further details of the proposed transaction become clear,” Throne said. “But, at first glance, to the extent that this deal …

GameFly to launch unlimited game download service this fall

August 11th, 2011

GameFly announced on Wednesday it will soon offer a new service called “Unlimited PC Play” that will allow gamers to download an unlimited amount of games to their Windows or Mac computer. Much like Netflix’s business model, GameFly will provide instant access to more than 8,000 rental discs or more than 1,500 instant downloads for …

Rumored 'iTunes Replay' service won't launch soon according to report

August 8th, 2011

Apple’s upcoming “iTunes Replay” service is indeed in the works, but the company has yet to sign “cloud agreements” with at least four of the top-six film studios in Hollywood that are necessary in order to launch the service, CNET News reports. As such, the site calls earlier reports that suggested an imminent launch premature. Apple …

Samsung, Apple and Google considering bids on InterDigital's patent portfolio

August 3rd, 2011

Apple, Google and Samsung are examining InterDigital and its 8,800-patent portfolio, and at least one is expected to bid on the company, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. InterDigital is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and analysts from Algorithm Capital and Dougherty & Co. said the firm could be worth as much as $5 billion. InterDigital …

Apple rumored to be prepping imminent 'iTunes Replay' launch

August 3rd, 2011

Apple is preparing to launch a new service that will allow iTunes users to re-download previously purchased music, movies and TV shows for free, AppAdvice reports. The service may also support some streaming functionality according to the report, though such functionality may be limited. In the past, iTunes users who lose content from their libraries …

Apple TV gets software update, preliminary iCloud support

August 1st, 2011

Apple issued an update to its Apple TV product on Monday that will allow users to stream purchased high-definition TV shows directly from iTunes. Specifically, Apple says the update will enable: iTunes TV Shows: Purchase your favorite TV shows directly from the iTunes Store, and watch the shows you already own, commercial-free in HD. Vimeo: …