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Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale

Could Funny or Die be up for sale? According to a report from Bloomberg, the online comedy site has “hired a financial adviser to evaluate options including a possible sale” In a memo to employees, CEO Dick Glover said that they’re not exactly trying to sell Funny or Die, but they are bringing in experts to evaluate the situation, considering …

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Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in your home feed. With our latest iOS release, you can follow any Vine channel to get hand-picked posts right in …

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Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours of short, looping videos on the big screen with the addition of the Vine app on Xbox One. Available to …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. This past month has seen a huge boost for Verizon FiOS, which jumped nine spots all the way to the …

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Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear to be trending in a different direction. According to the report, 28% of those who stream Netflix on a TV …

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Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition

Last month, Amazon announced its intent to acquire Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers. That acquisition was completed on Thursday, records show. You can see the SEC filing here (via ZDnet), which says: “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, Inc. completed its acquisition of Twitch Interactive, Inc.” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said upon the company’s initial announcement, ““Broadcasting and …

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Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 5 Gets Release Date

The fourth season only debuted in June, but Crackle has already announced the fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – its flagship show, which features comedian Jerry Seinfeld driving around in cars and drinking coffee with other comedians. It will debut on November 6th. The last season included such stars as Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, …

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YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from channels. It’s unclear exactly how much they’re dishing out this time, but it’s said to be in the millions. “As …

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Sling Adds Chromecast Support

Google’s inexpensive Chromecast device keeps getting better and better, and it’s mostly not even by Google’s own hands (though the recent launch of screen mirroring was pretty big). More third-party apps continue to offer support, and today the device gets a big one. Sling, which lets people watch their own TV set-ups remotely by way of mobile app, now supports …

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Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut

On Monday, Netflix launched in France, and on Tuesday, the company followed that with a launch in Germany. Guten Morgen! Netflix ist in Deutschland. Und ganz bald auch in Österreich und der Schweiz http://t.co/tB2FeUUW6n pic.twitter.com/HMO2WtrdqF — NetflixDE (@NetflixDE) September 16, 2014 Au Revoir, France! See you soon Berlin! @NetflixFR @NetflixDE pic.twitter.com/oP7IXbTRTf — Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2014 On the …

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Netflix Launches Post-Play For Chromecast

Netflix announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to its Chromecast experience. Here’s how Netflix described the feature when it originally launched in 2012: When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we’ll minimize the credits and tee-up the next episode. If you do nothing, the next episode will start to play in 15 seconds. You can …

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Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping capabilities. “Tens of millions of our customers have installed the Amazon app on their Android phones in order to enjoy …

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