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Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access to 10,000 patents to defend themselves against intellectual property lawsuits. What’s maybe most interesting here, though, […]

How to watch movies online for free — legally

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In the modern age of the internet, there are ways to watch movies for free that are completely legal. Yes, you read that correctly. There’s no need to visit any shady sites or jump around YouTube in order to watch free movies. 

Free (and legal) movies are waiting for you only a few clicks away, and there’s a pretty easy hack to get you there. It all hinges on one crucial step: Get creative with utilizing free trials, and you’ll have hundreds of free movies right at your fingertips. 

Almost every movie streaming service offers new subscribers a free trial period to “try before you buy.” Taking a test run on a streaming service is the best way to know if it’s a good fit for you and your individual movie tastes. Of course, eventually you’ll run out of free trials, but the idea is to use these free trials to shop around so you can find the streaming service that you truly love — and don’t mind paying for. Read more…

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Netflix is still too cheap

Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. How do you know your product is priced too low? One way is when you raise the price between 13 and 18%, you have almost no churn, not many complaints, and your stock price actually goes up! When Netflix increased their prices a few […]

Original Content podcast: ‘Triple Frontier’ sends famous faces on a grim hike over the Andes

Even by the standards of the often, ah, “wide-ranging” conversations on the Original Content podcast, this latest episode covers a lot of ground. The initial focus is “Triple Frontier,” a film directed by J.C. Chandor and starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund as friends who served in the special […]

Apple TV+ makes Facebook Watch look like a joke

Apple flexed its wallet today in a way Facebook has scared to do. Tech giants make money by the billions, not the millions, which should give them an easy way to break into premium video distribution: buy some must-see content. That’s the strategy I’ve been advocating for Facebook but that Apple actually took to heart. […]

Apple TV isn’t taking a shot at Netflix just yet – it’s going after Amazon

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Apple announcements are usually a big event, but the first of 2019 was a bit more celebrity-laden than usual. 

Jennifer Anniston, Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, and even Oprah all gathered at the Steve Jobs Theatre today to promote Apple’s new upcoming streaming video subscription service, Apple TV+.

With a slew of shows slated featuring big Hollywood celebrities, Apple’s stepping into the streaming video subscription ring with current heavyweight Netflix obviously dominating headlines. But it’s Apple’s other TV-related announcement, Apple TV Channels, that’s primed to cause a more immediate shakeup in the market — and it’s Amazon that should be worried. Read more…

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Video streaming subscribers now outnumber cable customers: report

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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other video streaming service subscribers now outnumber their cable subscribing counterparts.

According to a report by the Motion Picture Association of America, online video subscriptions surpassed the number of cable customers in 2018. 

The MPAA’s report says there were 613.3 million online video service subscriptions as of last year, a 27 percent increase from 2017. Those 131.2 million new customers helped video streaming services exceed cable’s 556 million subscribers for the very first time. 

Also assisting video subscription services in surpassing cable: cord cutters. Cable’s overall customer base fell 2 percent in 2018, according to the MPAA report. Read more…

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