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Universal will release movies at home and in theaters at the same time

March 17th, 2020

Universal announced that brand new movies starting with Trolls World Tour will launch in cinemas and on streaming services on the same day. ”Day-and-Date” release will continue through the coronavirus pandemic, allowing users to watch the newest attractions from the comfort of their own home. Other recently released titles will be included in the offer, …

Spotify's paid subscribers vs Apple Music

Spotify will change how it works to compete with Apple Music

April 4th, 2017

Spotify is still sitting pretty atop the pile of music streaming services. Sure, Apple Music has had a not-terrible launch with millions of subscribers on board, but it’s still a long way away from Spotify’s 100 million subscribers. But the numbers get a little worse for Spotify when you start looking at paid subscribers. Spotify …

Nintendo Universal Theme Parks

Nintendo attractions are coming to a Universal theme park near you

May 7th, 2015

Nintendo hasn’t given its fans much to be excited about over the past few months, but following the surprise announcement of a full-year profit on Thursday, the video game company revealed that it would be entering into a partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring Nintendo-based attractions to theme parks the world over.

AntiSec hacks Universal and Viacom; leaks user data, passwords

June 29th, 2011

A hacking group named LulzSec made headlines recently for attacking high visibility targets, including Sony and the U.S. government. LulzSec announced earlier this week that it was stopping its operations, and rumor has it many of the members joined up with Anonymous’ “AntiSec” hacking group. Now that group is making its own headlines. On Tuesday …

Apple inks cloud-music deal with EMI; Sony, Universal in the works

May 19th, 2011

Apple has completed a cloud-music streaming deal with record label EMI, according to a report filed by CNET. Citing multiple industry sources, the publication notes that Apple, Sony Music Entertainment and the Universal Music Group are working on agreements as well; a previous report claims that Warner Music Group and Apple already signed a cloud service agreement sometime last …

Record labels, LimeWire working on settlement ahead of jury award, report suggests

May 13th, 2011

According to a report filed by The Wall Street Journal, peer-to-peer networking site LimeWire and several major record labels may be working on an out-of-court settlement in a copyright infringement case from 2006. “Lawyers for several major record labels have held at least three settlement conferences with representatives of a file-sharing service that they sued for copyright …

Spotify close to Universal deal, may launch without Warner

February 24th, 2011

A report on Wednesday claims European streaming music extraordinaire Spotify is “a few weeks away” from signing a new deal with Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company. Reuters cites people familiar with the talks in reporting the deal, which will give Spotify access to Universal’s massive catalog of music in the U.S. Spotify has …

Apple to offer universal, SIM-less iPhone in Europe?

October 27th, 2010

If we know one thing about Apple it is this: they like control… and this latest rumor seems to reaffirm that creed. Blog GigaOM is reporting that Apple is planning to release an iPhone with an integrated SIM that can be used on any wireless carrier — partnered with Apple — in the EU. A …