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Want to watch the world’s best golf players compete against each other at the Open Championship, but don’t have a TV nearby? No worries, much of the tournament is live streamed online, viewable either on your PC or mobile device – with no cable subscription required. Read more »

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YouTube is starting a series of educational workshops this week that aims to teach video makers how to produce better clips – and it wants to reach as many of them as possible: YouTube’s new summer workshops are held as Hangouts on Air, viewable by anyone. Read more »


Live Nation Labs has acquired the social mobile music start-up Rexly, and will use team Rexly to open up an office in San Francisco. The new office will be used primarily for mobile development – but the Rexly app also isn’t going to disappear. Read more »


Second screens don’t have to always be tablets: A new Chrome extension called Chromemote turns your computer’s browser into a remote control for any Google TV device. Especially neat and useful: You can fling websites you’ve opened on your laptop to your TV. Read more »

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Full episodes of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report have disappeared from the internet as a result of the spat beetween Viacom and DirecTV. Viacom wants to mobilize DirecTV customers against the operator, but the blackout affects everyone. Meanwhile, talks betwen both parties have resumed. Read more »

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A few years back, Netflix produced some test footage for its device partners. The company simply added the footage to its regular catalog, where customers turned it into a cult hit, rivaling Internet memes like the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt. Read more »

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Google’s Hangouts group video chat service just got more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, thanks to a new app called Hangout Captions. The app allows users to caption conversations in real time or use professional transcription services. Machine-powered transcription could be next. Read more »


HTC has come clean on how much it spent on MOG, and it ain’t that much: The cell phone maker told his investors that it only forked over $14M for the music subscription service. The question is: Why did MOG sell for so little? Read more »

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Popular electronics repair site iFixit just launched its Android app on Google Play, making it possible to use your mobile device as the repair manual for your Macbook while its internals are spilled all over your kitchen table. Read more »


Google’s Chrome browser is coming to iOS devices: The browser will be available both for iPhone and iPad via iTunes later today. This brings cross-device Chrome synching to iOS – and for Google represents a significant step towards capturing the mobile browser market. Read more »

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Want to watch all the action from Wimbledon, without calling in sick for two weeks? No worries, tennis fans can watch much of the action online, thanks to multiple live streams. Apps for Android and iOS even make the prestigious tournament available on the go. Read more »


Real-time data is coming to video, courtesy of Ooyala: The video platform vendor is launching a real-time analytics dashboard for big video publishers this summer, allowing them to adjust live video streams as needed. The offering is powered by technology open sourced by Twitter. Read more »

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When Mozilla released Firefox 4 in early 2011, it displayed a real-time download counter on its website. How could the site process that much data that quickly? SQLstream CEO Damian Black explained at GigaOM’s Structure conference Thursday that the secret was dataflow. Read more »

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Netflix stores the master copy of its data in the cloud, and the company’s director of architecture Adrian Cockcroft thinks that startups should do the same thing. Cockcroft shared some of Netflix’s experiences with AWS as part of a guru panel at GigaOM’s Structure conference. Read more »

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