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Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

(AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw and pushy monopolist. It's different when the unflattering ...

Mar 23, 2011
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Party over for 'Guitar Hero,' but not music games

(AP) -- "Guitar Hero" made ordinary people feel like rock stars, and its plastic guitars have redefined how people consume music and entertain themselves at house parties for the past half-decade. Yet its ...

Feb 10, 2011
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Iconic 'Guitar Hero' video game gets the ax

(AP) -- These days, guns are more popular than guitars, at least when it comes to video games. The company behind "Guitar Hero" said Wednesday that it is pulling the plug on one of the most influential video game titles ...

Feb 09, 2011
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Hulu Plus set to hit 1 mln subscribers

(AP) -- Hulu Plus, the video subscription plan that charges $8 a month to watch a range of TV shows online, will have 1 million paying customers this year and post annual revenue of more than $200 million.

Feb 03, 2011
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' to return to Hulu

(AP) -- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report," which have been absent from online video service Hulu for almost a year, are back on the free service.

Feb 03, 2011
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Comcast takes control of NBC Universal

(AP) -- The nation's largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., took control of NBC Universal after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services such as Netflix ...

Jan 29, 2011
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Viacom replays copyright claims in YouTube appeal

(AP) -- Viacom Inc. is seeking to overturn a court decision that dismissed its claims of copyright abuse against YouTube even though the Internet video site used to show thousands of pirated clips.

Dec 03, 2010
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Viacom to sell Harmonix

Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it plans to sell Harmonix, developer of the "Rock Band" videogame, and is in talks with several potential buyers.

Nov 12, 2010
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Amazon trying to offer subscription TV, movies

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. is talking with major media companies about offering unlimited views of older TV shows and movies online, as it struggles to stay relevant to consumers flocking to Apple Inc.'s iTunes a la carte store ...

Sep 01, 2010
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Netflix to stream Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM movies

(AP) -- Netflix Inc. has reached a five-year deal worth nearly $1 billion to stream movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM online starting Sept. 1 - a major move that boosts its "Watch Instantly" offerings ...

Aug 10, 2010
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