Tag Archives: digital media

MSFT Zune HD gets games, takes on iPod touch

Aimed solely at the US market right now, Microsoft seems to hint at games for its new Zune HD – but will the company’s black hole investment in mobile devices excite enough consumers to make shareholder’s happy?

We do know Apple has sold 20 million iPod touch devices and 30 million iPhones. We also know Microsoft is spending money to attract developers. But has Microsoft lost its Mojo? We think it has.

Apple’s Comic Capers hint at Tablets future

mayhem_coverWell, if you’re waiting for Apple’s eBook attack, it may have already begun – and it seems to underline some expectation of an Apple tablet, according to a report on Fortune…

Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem is the first digital book for sale on iTunes 9

“Take a look at the Mayhem comic iTunes LP ($1.99), and it’s easy to see the potential of book or magazine sales over Apple’s digital store. For starters, Apple has amazing reach – there are more than 100 million iTunes accounts connected to credit cards, which is a sizable audience. In the Mayhem iTunes LP itself there is a beautiful flow to the action; new panels zoom into the foreground as others fade away.

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Blockbuster to offer movies on Motorola phones


Blockbuster Inc. says it will start offering movies that can be watched on certain Motorola phones.

Blockbuster offered few details on the plan, which expands on the company’s OnDemand movie downloading service offered through set-top boxes for TVs.

It did not say when the phone service will be available or how much it will cost.

Netflix video service aims at iPhone

netflixNetflix is developing a streaming application that will enable iPhone users to stream movies offered by the service over a WiFi connection, reports claim.

This ‘Watch Instantly’ feature is already available to Mac and PC users on an unlimited plan, as it is to Xbox 360 owners. Some reports also claim the online video sales giant intends offering the service to the Nintendo Wiii in future.

The original report states: “The company will soon offer the Watch Instantly video-streaming feature on Apple iPhones and iPod Touch devices and the Nintendo Wii gaming console, according to an industry executive familiar with Netflix’s plans.”

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Key research explores arts in digital age

ACE black_0007Arts Council England has published findings from two new pieces of digital research. The research is part of the first phase of the organisation’s three year programme to help the arts world seize the digital opportunity.

The first study explores the public’s understanding of and engagement with art in the digital space.

Key findings of this research included:

– arts attendees are likely to explore digital space as a complement to existing arts activity, with the potential for deeper and more fulfilling experiences as a result

– the public feel that digital cannot replace the atmosphere, sociability or immediacy of the live experience

– most people believe that digital can come into its own when providing context for the live experience in areas such as education and information.

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MSFT Win mobile team woo, woo, wut, iPhone devs

Here we go.

From the windows mobile team blog:

“Hello, my name is Constanze Roman and I’m a Community PM with the Windows Mobile Community Team. If you’ve been curious about porting an iPhone app to the Windows Mobile platform, then I have exciting news for you! We have just published a new technical article on MSDN titled Porting the Amplitude Application from the iPhone to a Windows Mobile Device – a Case Study which outlines the real-world experiences of a developer who ported the popular Amplitude application.”

Skipping the invective, is this jaw-jaw or war-war?