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Amazon Reportedly Planning a Free, Ad-supported Video Service for Fire TV Owners
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Amazon is making an even bigger play for the television advertising market with a planned launch of an ad-supported video service specifically for Fire TV device owners, according to a report today from The Information. From a report: The service, which could be called Free Dive, is said to be very close in concept to […]

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Multiple fatalities reported in shooting at video game tournament in Florida     – CNET
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Shooting reported at Madden 19 Tournament.

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CVS Offers Doc Visits via Smartphone Video
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CVS Health’a retail MinuteClinic on Wednesday announced MinuteClinic Video Visits, a new virtual healthcare offering designed to assist people with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions, and other wellness needs. The telehealth offering will provide 24/7 access to healthcare services via mobile devices. It is available for both Android and iOS in nine states: Arizona, […]

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Amazon Prime Video is coming to Comcast’s cable boxes
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Comcast and Amazon today announced a new partnership that will see Amazon’s Prime Video service integrated into Comcast’s Xfinity TV set-top boxes. This is the first time that Prime Video content would be added to a cable operator’s platform in the U.S.. It’s also a particularly interesting choice on Comcast’s part,  given that Amazon is directly […]

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Lego stars in an airline safety video you might actually watch     – CNET
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Turkish Airlines’ newest video, featuring characters from The Lego Movie, shows that everything is awesome.

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Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode
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The YouTube desktop site was designed for 16:9 video, with videos in any other aspect ratio—most commonly 4:3 for old TV material or 9:16 for vertical smartphone video—padded with black bars until they fit the 16:9 box. In a change that Google is currently rolling out, those black bars are now being scrapped, and the […]

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Rick and Morty's Dan Harmon apologizes for baby doll video, Adult Swim forgives him     – CNET
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A 2009 video depicting Harmon molesting a baby doll is coming back to haunt him.

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Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: TVs and home video     – CNET
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Come back at noon PT, 3 p.m. ET for a list of top deals.

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Charter launches mobile service, throttles all video to 480p
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Enlarge (credit: Toolstotal) Charter Communications launched its mobile broadband service on June 30, and it’s throttling all video streams to DVD quality. “DVD-quality video streaming is supported. Video typically streams at 480p,” Charter notes in the “Pricing & Other Info” section of its mobile sign-up page. The quality limit is similar to one just imposed […]

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