Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

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Here We Go Again: How Murdoch’s Offer For Time Warner Fucks Hollywood

Back in 1983, some 90% of the U.S. media was controlled by 50 companies. I thought Hollywood had it bad enough when studios started gobbling up networks, and cable companies started taking over studios and networks. Now 90% of media is controlled by 5 companies — Comcast, Viacom, CBS, Walt Disney, Time Warner and 21st Century Fox.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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Thunderbirds Are Go: October Reveal

Thunderbirds Are Go! to Mark First MIP Junior World Premiere TV Screening

PARIS: Thunderbirds Are Go!, a remake of the classic show from the 1960s, is slated to make its world debut at this year’s MIP Junior, which is being held in Cannes from October 11 to 12.

MIP Junior’s first-ever World Premiere TV Screening will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at the event’s new Palm Beach location at the opposite end of the Croisette from the Palais des Festivals.

Someone needs to Be There.

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Onda Acknowledges Two Iterations Of V989

In a Weibo communique that confirms what a user at the IMP3Net forum pointed out:

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First User Reports: Onda V989

The Onda V989 is the first tablet with the new octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU. It’s an iPad Air clone with 9.7-inch Retina-class screen, 2GBs of RAM, and 32GBs of internal storage.

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Over at the IMP3Net forum in three threads [Google Translate and Google Translate and Google Translate].

Testing has begun; at post time not much there. I tend to think these are legitimate buyers and not Onda beards.

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Kindle Unlimited Leaked

Whoa.

Same-day update: Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month

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Teclast X98 Air Coming

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At IMP3Net [Google Translate].

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Xiaomi MiPad At A Non-Gouge Price

I’m passing this along only as information. If anyone is actually brave enough to try this, please report in Comments.

PC Pop mentioned an online store that’s selling the Xiaomi MiPad for a reasonable price: 1549 yuan [Google Translate]. That’s just 50 yuan (US$8) over its official 1499 yuan price.

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CUBE iWork8 Is Now A “2/32” Windows Tablet

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Just a day after the rumor, it’s true: CUBE has upgraded the iWork8 from a “1/16” to a “2/32” tablet for the same price as the original model — 799 yuan (about US$129).

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Onda “Sells Out” Second Tiny V989 Beta Test Supply

In a Weibo communique:

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Five Technology Announces iFive Mini 4

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See the 5Fans thread that announces their beta test round [Google Translate].

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