Headlines – Issue No. 727 (April 8-14, 2011)

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
The Cablecos That Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
Rovi Brings Advertising to Smart TVs
Samsung Results Reflect Comedown after Tablet Overhype
Technicolor Brings Dailies to iPads, Android Tablets, PCs

IPAD & THE MANY OTHER TABLETS
Windows 8 May Arrive Earlier Than Expected
Sony to Launch Honeycomb Tablet
Acer Joins Overcrowded Tablet Space
Prices Cut for Galaxy Tab Tablet
Deutsche Telekom Says Motorola Has Sold 100,000 Xooms

HOME NETWORKS
Wireline Home Network Update
DirecTV to Use Net Servers & Wireless to Reach Portable Devices
Sigma Designs: HomeGrid (G.hn) Outperforms HomePlug

LEGAL MATTERS
Rick James Estate Sues UMG Over Digital Royalties
New Media Law Wants Music Fees for ISPs
Google Files Brief in Viacom Appeal
Italian Court: Yahoo Liable for Links to Infringing Content
Feds, RIAA Want Judges to Keep Off Damage Awards
Digital Economy Act File-Sharing Provisions Delayed
MPAA Sues Streaming Startup
Judge Tosses Apple Losses
Ericsson Sues Rival ZTE
Federal Court Dismisses Net Neutrality Appeals
Feds Investigate Mobile Privacy

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS
iPads Rate First at Consumer Reports

ONLINE MUSIC SERVICES
Vevo Dishes on Its Social Strategy and Stats
37% of US Teenagers Want an iPhone
One-Take Livestreamed Video Hits Before its Single
AOL Play Reaches 250,000 Downloads
Sony Will Expand Device Selection for Music Unlimited
Google Cloud Music App Out in the Wild
Baidu Music Service Coming in May

SHOW TIME
Google’s YouTube Goes for the OTT Jugular
Telstra Offers Shows on Samsung Smart TVs, Blu-ray Players
Hulu to Bring in $500m in 2011
Dish Joins Online Video & DVD Rental Industry by Buying Blockbuster
ESPN Streams to Apple Devices, Anytime, Anywhere
Motorola Combines Social Networking and TV Viewing
Netflix Gets Exclusive ‘Mad Men’ Reruns July 27

DIGIGRAMS
Telstra Acquires Video Conferencing Service
Nokia Expects to Sell Lots of Windows Phone 7 This Year
Going iOS-Only is ‘A Pretty Rotten Strategy’
Rhapsody Grows with Mobile
Panasonic to Ship 100GB Re-Writable Blu-ray Discs
Microsoft Goes for the Cloud
BT to Bring 20 Mbps to 80% of Homes
2m to ‘Cut the Cord’ This Year
G.hnem Goes for Final Approval at ITU
1b Web-Enabled Stationary Devices (No iPads) by 2015
Web, Radio, TV Take Up Over 8 Hours Per Day
Google TV Gets Concert Channel

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