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Morning Briefing: Wednesday 29 December 2010

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Wednesday 29 December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: A new iPod nano hack has been found, allowing the potential to support movies, TV shows, games, address book and even a calendar on the small device. According to Silicon Ally Insider, Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz has […]

McGraw-Hill CEO confirms tablet?

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Turns out, when you’re going to keep a product a secret, its best not to let your partner’s executives or CEOs ruin the surprise. In an interview with CNBC, the CEO of publishing company McGraw-Hill admitted that the company has made books that would be heading for the Apple tablet; while also revealing that it will have the iPhone OS – so now you can play Tap Tap Revolution on […]

It’s official – Comcast takes majority stake in NBC Universal

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In the biggest management shakeup in the media industry, GE and Comcast have announced the long rumoured deal that would see Comcast gaining a 51 percent majority stake of the media empire NBC Universal, after GE bought the final 20 percent of its original 80 percent holding of the company from Vivendi. GE will still hold a 49 percent stake. Comcast will give approximately $6.5 billion to GE for the […]

Rumour: Heroes told to prepare for ending

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RUMOUR MILL: It looks like Heroes could be given its final chapter, with rumours of its demise circling around the web today. Sources talking to sci-fi site Airlock Alpha has said that executives from NBC (the channel that airs it in America) have told producers to wind down the series, with the finale pencilled in in May. “There isn’t much happening with this show in terms of audience, and giving […]

US TV : MSNBC to go HD by June

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MSNBC, NBC’s 24-hour news channel that competes with News Corp’s Fox News and Time Warner’s CNN, has announced that it will be broadcasting in HD 1080i on June 29. “Broadcasting in HD is only going to help us build on the great success we’ve had so far this year, and will give viewers what they’ve been asking for, a full high definition broadcast of MSNBC,” president of MSNBC Phil Griffin […]

NBC’s new late-night show targeting G4’s audience?

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Is NBC targeting the audience demographic of former gaming-dedicated network G4 with its brand new late-night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? Well it might look so, since Jimmy Fallon has announced that on his second week on doing the show, the Diggnation crew will make an appearance. Diggnation, one of the popular shows on Revision3, is hosted by Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose (who rose to fame by creating […]

Hulu : An Evil Plot to Destroy the World

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If you receive an error from Flash, it is not techgeek.com.au’s fault – it’s the video site’s fault. The Superbowl may be over, but the ads will not, since it has been an ongoing tradition to post these ads up online and vote on them. You can find many of them on Hulu (which also made an ad), YouTube, Spike and a whole lot of other sites. Hulu also made […]

Hulu spent free money on ad for Super Bowl?

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According to Silicon Alley Insider, NBC essentially gave away money to allow Hulu to advertise on the Super Bowl. What? How? Well, according to them, as part of a deal to agree to create Google with News Corporation (owners of FOX), it gave them $50 million worth of advertising that it can use whenever it wanted. Along with the Hulu ads, its parent company, General Electric, will also air an […]

Joost goes head-on-head with Hulu … in Anime?

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Anime fans are rejoicing after today’s announcements. After talking about Hulu’s announcement on anime, Joost has now decided to release an onslaught of new anime titles. The new anime shows include the original Japanese versions (with English subtitles) of Naruto and Death Note (same as Hulu); the subtitled and dubbed versions of Ikki Tousen, Gun Frontier and Saiyuki; the subtitled versions of Izumo; and the dubbed versions of Astro Boy, […]

Correction: Hulu steams anime without dubbing

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While we did report on the launch of several features and new shows on Hulu, we have now know that both Death Note and Naruto will not be getting the dubbed versions – because of license rights, etc. However, as a compromise – both shows will air as their original Japanese broadcast, with subtitles. However, while they are still trying to work to get the dubbed version – many fans […]

Hulu launches brand new features, shows and channels

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Not letting Joost get a foothold of its market share, Hulu – co-owned by NBC Universal and News Corporation – has launched several new features – including discussion forums, show recommendations and better queue management. As well, they will be bringing out seventeen new topical channels including Fashion and Beauty, Food and Leisure, Comedy, Video Games and Home and Garden. But the biggest news is that there will be many […]

NBC comes back to iTunes

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News in Brief: After leaving iTunes and launching their shows on Amazon Unbox and Hulu, NBC Universal have decided to come back. This means that NBC shows like Heroes and The Office will be avaliable at the iTunes store. As well, the shows will be in two formats – SD and HD formats. The SD format will be at $1.99, while the HD format will be at $2.99. No word […]

Google, NBC Uni partner up to sell TV ads on cable channels

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NBC Universal has partnered up with Google on a mult-year partnerhsip that will see Google selling advertising space on some of its cable properties. The deal, set to come in effect in the coming months, will cover advertising for Sci Fi, Oxygen, MSNBC, CNBC, Sleuth and Chiller – with more channels may be added in the future. This new deal is set to use the existing deal with the DISH […]

Hulu gets big coup – two Viacom shows

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NBC Universal’s and News Corporation’s rival Viacom has now seen the light – sort of. Viacom is lending two popular shows on its Comedy Central television channel to the joint venture, which is gaining popularity, and I think it is a major coup, since it only has shows from NBC Universal and News Corporation among the other video content from The Onion and CNET. Since launching in October 2007, and […]


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