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Australia Flip-Flops as Apple vs. Samsung Tablet Lawsuits Continue on Three Continents

In the past week Australian courts first lifted a ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets, then re-instated it as the ongoing legal saga plays out in the U.S., Germany, Australia and seven other countries.


Technicolor’s “MediaEcho” Two-Screen Sync

Technicolor announced today a new service, called MediaEcho, that syncs online content with movies on TV. The technology uses inaudible audio signals  to sync up related contented from the Internet. The system works with Blu-ray discs, as well as  live or VOD TV signals. According to Technicolor’s press release, “MediaEcho synchronizes a wealth of content […]


Google May Enter Cable Television Business

Google may be taking on Comcast and Time-Warner as a major competitor in the cable television business, according to recently published reports in The Wall Street Journal.


Disney and YouTube Deal for Original Content

YouTube and Disney are partnering to provide original Disney content on YouTube, according to recent published reports.


New B&N Nook Boasts 16-GB and 7″ Screen

Barnes and Noble has introduced a new Nook e-reader model with 16-gigabytes of storage, a 7″ color screen, and $249 price tag.


FLO TV Goes Off The Air

FLO TV, the subscription mobile TV service created by Qualcomm to charge mobile consumers for content they largely get for free at home, has announced that they will soon cease operations.


LCD Producer Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $30 Million Fine for Participating in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

A Taiwan thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel producer and seller has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $30 million criminal fine. Fines obtained in the LCD investigation total more than $890 Million.


Aptina’s Image Sensor Strategy: Smaller Pixels with BSI and Better HD Performance with FSI

Aptina recently detailed its strategy to address the challenges designers face as the industry moves toward smaller pixel sizes.


Apple May Be Target of U.S. Anti-Trust Action

Apple may soon be facing charges of anti-competitive practices by either the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, or both.


Network Neutrality Struck Down by U.S. Court

The court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has no jurisdiction over Comcast’s practices in providing Internet service.


Two-Screen Viewing and Mobile Video Rising

A new report says nearly 60 percent of U.S. viewers simultaneously watch TV and use the Internet at least once per month.  The report, from Nielson, also says mobile video has risen by 57 percent over the past year to 17.6 million from 11.2 million people, with much of the increase attributed to the growth […]


Nintendo 3D Handheld Game Console Coming

Nintendo announced that they will be introducing a new 3D handheld game player unit at the E3 electronic gaming trade show in June.


HDMI 1.4A Spec Mandates 3D for TV

The latest HDMI Specification adds key enhancements to support the market requirements for bringing broadcast 3D content into the home, says HDMI Licensing.


Apple Sues Google Phone Maker

Apple has filed a suit against Taiwan’s HTC Corp which many observers see as an indirect swipe against Google.


YouTube Competitor Veoh to Liquidate

The five-year old video-sharing company, with some 28-million users, will be filing for bankruptcy according to a Reuter’s report.


Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) Technology Introduced

Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology claims unsurpassed image quality and lowest power consumption of all large format displays in its class.




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