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Rdio Shuts Down Vdio Video Streaming Service Without Warning

Music streaming service Rdio has closed its video streaming service Vdio without warning. The video service was initially available to Rdio subscribers in April, and was launched publicly in June. Subscribers who had time left on their subscriptions or unused rental content have been offered Amazon gift cards to compensate for the shuttered service. The company said that it had…

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Nokia Lumia 2520 to Be Followed by 8-inch 2020

Shortly after the launch of its first Windows RT tablet, rumors surfaced that Nokia would produce a model with an 8-inch diagonal screen. Developed under the code name “Illusionist,” the future product will apparently be a flagship model, to be released next year at CES 2014 in January or at MWC 2014 in February. At 8 inches, Illusionist is slated…

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Apple vs. Samsung: the Battle of the Bans Continues

What is the popular thing to do when battling for market share against a strong competitor in the smart phone and mobile device industry?  File a lawsuit and request that competitors have their products banned from the country.   At least this has been the strategy of Apple and Samsung over the last couple of years as the embattled companies scramble…

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Will Smartphones and Tablets Replace Televisions? Study Explores Trends

The children of today could witness a major shift from TV sets to smartphones and tablets.  The trend of declining preferences for television sets has already begun.  Streaming services from Netflix, Hulu, and even the NFL have created a sharp decline in time spent around the television set according to a study by Ooyala, a provider of digital video services…

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