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Toshiba announces 4K TVs, Cloud TV, laptops, Media Box

January 7th, 2013
At an evening event the day before CES' official press day, Toshiba has unveiled a range of new TVs and laptops, including 4K and ultrabook models, as well as something called a Media Box. OK, it's a Blu-ray player. [Read more]



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Warner Bros. among interested THQ bidders

January 5th, 2013
Media giant one of five strategic buyers looking into purchasing bankrupt publisher; new hearing set for Monday.


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Google, Yahoo among list of top ad companies funding piracy

January 2nd, 2013
The University of Southern California has released a report critical of companies whose ads end up on sites accused of pirating music and movies. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media


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Yahoo completes withdrawal from South Korean market

December 31st, 2012
Its market share had been on the decline there as people increasingly used competing Web portals, like Naver and Daum. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media


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Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

December 27th, 2012
Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories have begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go. [Read more]



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U.K. Sets Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

December 20th, 2012
British government prosecutors have set out new guidelines to make it harder to bring legal cases against people who send offensive messages on Twitter and Facebook.

The guidelines, published Wednesday, come amid increasing criminal prosecutions against people who post online messages deemed indecent or menacing, and criticism that such cases are a threat to free speech. Civil rights campaigners have complained that British authorities have been too harsh with people who carelessly make insensitive comments online.

"These interim guidelines are intended to strike the right balance between freedom of expression and the need to uphold the criminal law," said Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions.

One of the most notorious of such cases was that of Paul Chambers, who was arrested by anti-terrorist police in 2010 a week after he joked on Twitter that he would "blow the airport sky high." He sent the tweet after he was angered that England's Robin Hood airport was closed and his flight was going to be delayed. Chambers was convicted and fined, but this year the High Court overturned his conviction.

Starmer acknowledged that prosecuting Chambers was a wrong "judgment call."

Hundreds of others -- many young people -- have been caught out, including a teenager who tweeted Olympic diver Tom Daley to tell him he had let his father down. The teenager was arrested but released with a harassment warning.

The new guidelines seek to draw a line between credible threats of violence, harassment or stalking -- which will be prosecuted -- and "the expression of unpopular or unfashionable opinion about serious or trivial matters, or banter or humor, even if distasteful to some and painful to those subjected to it," Starmer added.

Prosecutors should only act on such communications if they are "grossly offensive," and no prosecution should be brought unless it can be shown to be...



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Brenda Romero to teach at CA university

December 19th, 2012
Cofounder and COO of Loot Drop the first game designer in residence at University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media.


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Brenda Romero to teach at CA university

December 19th, 2012
Cofounder and COO of Loot Drop the first game designer in residence at University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media.


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Yahoo China quietly shutters its music service

December 19th, 2012
Following the news that Google dropped its Chinese music service, Yahoo also decides that it needs to adjust its "product strategy." Originally posted at News - Internet & Media


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3DS surpasses PS3 lifetime sales in Japan

December 14th, 2012
Media Create report states Nintendo has sold 8 million units of the portable device so far.


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