Boxee has released an iPad application and other new media-management software. The free app serves as a social-aggregation and search tool for Web video and can be used to stream the user's own videos.
Amazon has been pulling "copycat" works from the Kindle Store amid concern that a slew of too-similar titles proves confusing to customers. The ease of digital publishing has sparked a retail concept that lets content owners sell publishing rights to multiple buyers, who can then make few, if any, changes and republish the work under their name.
Tablets and video-game systems are expected to outpace PC shipments worldwide in 2013, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. Internet-enabled devices are forecast to tally 503.6 million units in 2013, up from last year's 161 million units. PC shipments are expected to be 433.7 million in 2013.
Netflix's "Just for Kids" section apparently is getting a new interface that children should find easier to use. One feature is a row of clickable characters or performers along the top of the interface, which can lead to such shows as "SpongeBob SquarePants" or "The Last Airbender."
QR codes are making steady inroads into consumer culture, cropping up mainly in magazine ads but also in a number of other venues. And they're drawing attention, with an upcoming report revealing that about 6% of U.S. smartphone owners have used their device to scan a code, with numbers skewing toward young men and the wealthy.
Creators of the hit Fox show "Glee" hope the series' legions of devoted fans will pack theaters for the 3D spinoff concert film, replete with musical performances and behind-the-scenes vignettes with cast members. The show's producer saw the project as a good way to increase the public's exposure to the "Glee" brand, according to this article.