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Rallyverse Roundup: Vine coming to Xbox, 3D Phones From Amazon, Google Tours The

By , on June 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

In today’s Roundup, we’re very very excited about Vine coming to Xbox One, somewhat puzzled by the concept of a 3D phone, somewhat floored by the size of streaming video revenues, and, as always, excited that Google can take us on a tour of the World Cup stadia. And yes, we love writing “stadia.”

Yes yes yes! We are huge Vine fans and this is awesome news. As if it wasn’t cool enough that we could search Vines on, now I can surf them on a 50-inch TV? The future is here, and it comes in six-second increments.

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Six-second videos on 50-inch screens? It’s gonna happen this year, thanks to a new Vine app for the Xbox One.

Given how much I adore my Kindle, Amazon gets the benefit of the doubt here. That said, what is a 3D phone, how would it work, and why does Amazon want to sell me one? Lots and lots of questions.

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Amazon says it will introduce a new productlikely its first smartphoneat a Seattle event on June 18. A bizarre teaser video suggests the mystery device has a unique technical feature, possibly a simulated 3D display and interface. The real question is how cheaply Amazon will price its phone, and more importantly, its mobile service. With such strong competition from Apple []
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Because your couch is super comfy and your television is gigantic. Also, expect the movie biz’s traditional windowing strategy to get blown up: “The main area streaming services will have an impact on the traditional box office, the report says, is in release dates.”

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The report projects that streaming services will be the biggest contributor to the American filmed entertainment industry in four years, as the revenue generated by TV and subscription video on-demand providers reaches almost $14 billion, $1.6 billion more than the amount earned from the traditional cinema box office.
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Google, you’re the best. This almost dulls the pain of not being able to go to the World Cup. Almost.

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