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YouTube turns on WebM transcoding, 30% of video already done

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Once Google bought WebM, it was speculated that YouTube would also switch to the new royalty-free codec. Well, today YouTube has announced that it will now transcode all videos uploaded to its site to WebM, allowing those who watch it on their HTML5 player to watch it natively on Firefox, Opera and (of course) Google Chrome. Google has also confirmed that it has already transcoded 30 percent of its entire [...]

James Cameron: all films to go 3D within 5 years

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Image: Steve Jurveston/Flickr (Creative Commons) Something tells me once Avatar came out, James Cameron has been on a 3D high. The filmmaker has launched a brand new venture that aims to bring the technology to both the big screen and small screen, and aims to have all cinemas to be capable of showing 3D films in the next five years.

AFACT brings iiNet case to High Court

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The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has announced that it plans to lodge an appeal with the High Court in its case against iiNet, alleging that the ISP has allowed its users to infringe on the copyright of the film and television studios it represents. It seeks to reverse the decision made by the Federal Court, dismissing AFACT’s appeal in its case, ongoing since 2009. The federal court found [...]

New ad reveals the next generation is f**ked

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PHD, a marketing company, has copped some flack over its new video campaign titled “We are the Future”. Why? Because it reveals the extent of how PHD or other advertising companies will help its clients interact with “the next generation”. The video, however, has gotten some flack across the internet. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/aliceroberts/statuses/40919827140984832"] [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry/status/41371009651183616"] Why is it bad? Despite the fact it is a very bad ad, it reveals some [...]

iiNet wins appeal against priacy lawsuit

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The Federal Court has ruled in iiNet’s favour, dismissing an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) filed after losing in the high-profile case against internet piracy and copyright infringement earlier last year. “I have concluded that the appeal should be dismissed,” Justice Arthur Robert Emmett, who presided over the case, said in court.

Sony launches online streaming music service in Australia

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Sony has announced the expansion of its online music streaming service, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, to Australia, the United States and New Zealand, joining users in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Span. The service, which allows users on Internet-connected Sony devices, such as its line of BRAVIA televisions, Blu-Ray players and PlayStation computers, will stream music from all four major labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, [...]

Comedy Central blocks international visitors from Daily Show, Colbert Report

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International fans of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are no longer able to see videos from the show – including the archival videos from both show’s history – after Comedy Central upgraded its video player and blocked international visitors. Previously, both sites allowed international visitors to watch clips of the show, including the latest episodes. The only parts that were geoblocked were full episodes. Now, you must be [...]

Foxtel expands availability to Telstra T-Box

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Your mobile phone and your Xbox 360 are not the only places where you can now watch Foxtel, with Telstra announcing that it will offer 30 channels from the Foxtel channel lineup to its customers who are using its T-Box set-top box. The deal would mean that consumers will be able to stream the best of Foxtel’s lineup of channels, all unmetered via BigPond. Channels include FOX 8, CNN International, [...]

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m, creates new “Media Group”

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AOL will buy the left-leaning blog The Huffington Post in a deal worth $315 million and will see AOL’s media content to be merged with the blog to create a new media group within AOL, with founder Arianna Huffington full editorial control over AOL’s media properties. AOL’s media properties include popular tech websites Engadget and recent addition TechCrunch along with its news content. AOL’s buy is worth $315 million, with [...]

Pirate Bay to bring more “fear” to music industry with new site

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Notorious website The Pirate Bay is said to be launching a new project – dubbed “The Music Bay” – that aims to instil more fear to the music industry, according to an anonymous Pirate Bay insider talking to TorrentFreak. The site in question – themusicbay.org – is currently used to serve up ads for The Pirate Bay website, but rumours began to grow in recent days that the domain could [...]

Apple, News Corp delay The Daily

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Those who wanted tabloid and trashy journalism, you have to wait a bit. Just a day when leaks of images purporting to show The Daily newspaper layout, Apple and News Corp have decided to delay the announcement of the supposed launch on January 19.

Murdoch’s The Daily iPad newspaper images leaked

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The supposed The Daily iPad newspaper is getting closer to reality after images of the app (albeit small) were discovered on the app’s new website after a bit of digging. Damon Kiesow, from Poynter, went inside the CSS files of the paper’s site – thedaily.com – to find the image. And we can tell it will be in the traditional, Murdoch style with headlines such as “A Bridge to Farve” [...]

Channel 7 signs exclusive deal with Digital Product Placement company

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According to TV Tonight, Network Seven has signed an exclusive deal with MirriAd, a UK company that digitally inserts product placements into TV shows. The difference between traditional product placement and digital product placement is the embedded advertisements are added after filming, during the post-production stage. This could open up plenty of opportunities to add relevant advertisements to a show closer to the air-date. You can see a demo-reel of [...]