This Week’s Headlines – Issue No. 729 (April 22, 2011)

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THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
Why Aren’t G.hn and HomePNA Included in P1905?
Get Into Smart TVs or Else!
Acer’s New CEO Reduces Sales Forecast

THIS WEEK IN CONTENT DEALS
THIS WEEK IN FINANCE DEALS

IPAD & THE MANY OTHER TABLETS
AT&T Rains on PlayBook’s Parade By Blocking BlackBerry Bridge
TWC Restores News Corp Content on iPad App
 
BROADBAND BEAT
Virgin Media Testing DOCSIS Broadband at Up to 1.5 Gbps

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY
LG, Tencent, ZTE, China Mobile Join Intel in MeeGo Effort
Adobe Supports Video Streaming to the iPad
YouView Spec Out, More Set-Top Players Show Their Hand

LEGAL MATTERS
Death Row Records Hit With Royalty Issues
TID:Protect Reaches One Year, 100k Takedowns
Grooveshark Says It Is a Purely Legal Service
ACS:Law Will Be Accountable for Wasted Court Costs
US VP Biden Goes After Piracy
Apple Wants DRM Antitrust Dismissed
Apple Files Patent Suit Over Samsung Galaxy Devices
ISPs Lose on Most Three-Strike Issues
TiVo Secures Another Victory in Dish Patent Fight
 
LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS
Many More iOS Device Users Than for Android
YouTube: 30% of Videos Get 99% of Views
Stats on How People Share
PRS for Music Publishes Your Wallet
$49b Tablet Market by 2015
Apple iPhone Revenue Passes Nokia

MOBILE BROADBAND
Telstra Launches Motorola Xoom in Australia

ONLINE MUSIC SERVICES
Even Android is Game with AirPlay
Mountain Dew Music Promos Take New Turn
Devo Launches Interactive Video
Redigi Secures $535k for Secondhand MP3 Store

SHOW TIME
Retail Giant Tesco Buys the Blinkbox Online Video Service
Crackle Adds Apps for Free Movies & TV Shows
LoveFilm Gets 50 Disney Films for Monthly Subscribers
4m Watch YouTube’s Webcast of Coachella
HBO Adds iOS & Android to HBO GO
Report: Netflix May Introduce ‘Family’ Plans

DIGIGRAMS
RIM’s Hold on US Government Market Slipping
Sigma Designs Launches Vietnamese Venture
Microsoft Needs to Accelerate Product Development
Phillips Surrenders in TV Sets
Google UK to Surpass ITV in Ad Revenue in 2011
Vodacom Launches 43.2 Mbps Wireless Broadband
iPad Beats RIM PlayBook to Best Buy’s Cover Page
There’s a Fridge for That App
Dish to Keep Open 500 to 600 Blockbuster Stores
Radiohead Gives Away More Tracks
Number of Homes without Landline Phones Now at 26.5%
Wedding to Get Royal Treatment by Web

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