ACM - Computers in Entertainment

2011 Archive

Angry Birds, Other Games Get Transformed Into Horror Flicks

Source: Wired have released a series of short films transforming videogames Mario Kart, Angry Birds and Duck Hunt into gory horror flicks.
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Sony Expands Music, Game Streaming Services to Tablets

Source: CIO

Sony is looking to leverage its broad entertainment holdings in music, film, and games through its electronics products.
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Sean Parker: Spotify attempting to finish what started at Napster

Source: Zdnet

Napster’s founder the doors are now open for Spotify and other digital music lockers to revolutionize the failing music industry.
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Rdio Offers Free Online Music as Spotify Rivalry Intensifies

Source: Bloomberg

Is there room for another music streaming service? Rdio Inc. will offer free streaming minus the advertising as it prepares to battle with Spotify Ltd. and Pandora Media Inc. for customers.
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Magazines Join With New Tablet Challenger

Source: Wall Street Journal

As more consumers are going online to find content, magazine publishers have been losing readers at an alarming rate. Ereaders and tablets may be the answer to their worries. Amazon's Kindle Fire, which features a color screen, is being heralded as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
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Pandora CTO: We jailbroke the iPhone, love HTML5

Source: Gigaom

Pandora's CTO explains the company's success in developing a mobile app and how HTML-5 will play a larger role in the future to bring Pandora to your TV and inevitably your car.
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New Media, Old Messages

Source: China Daily

Currently being held at the National Art Museum, Translife features 53 new media artworks by artists and artist groups from 23 countries and regions. Visitors can not only view the works but also interact with them at the first International Triennial of New Media Art.
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THX-Certification Coming For Mobile Phones And Tablets

Source: Pocket-lint

Buy any smartphone today and it will surely be preloaded with a app for viewing videos. Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube mobile apps are drawing in more viewers as more and more of us use our mobile devices to watch videos. But what if your phone could deliver the sound quality of a cinematic experience? THX is proposing just that.
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The Evolution of Digital: Entering the Era of Curation

Source: Flip the Media

We have entered an age of digital curation, which presents new opportunities for social change and economic growth as discussed by panelists at the Hamptons Institute this past July.
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Adobe Museum of Digital Media Announces Two New Exhibitions

Source: Business Wire

The Adobe Museum of Digital Media has announced its 2011 fall exhibition schedule featuring artists Mariko Mori and Thomas Goetz.
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