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‘Star Trek 3′ Will Stay True to Original Franchise, Go Into ‘Deep Space’

June 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Star Trek 3″ will boldly go where no man has gone before. Director Roberto Orci promises that the latest installment of the rebooted franchise will stay true to its roots as it heads back to deep space. “In this movie, they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever... Read more

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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Sees $16 Million Friday With Sturdy Overseas B.O.

March 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Epic action sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” is getting off to a solid start with $16 million domestic for Friday, including $3.3 million in latenight grosses Thursday. Weekend totals should end up at a sturdy $40 million-$45 million, though substantially less than the original pic’s nearly $71 million weekend in 2007. Overseas is also... Read more

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‘Expendables 3′ Helmer Tapped to Direct ‘Raid’ Remake at Screen Gems

February 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Screen Gems is in final negotiations with “The Expendables 3″ helmer Patrick Hughes to direct a remake of the Gareth Evans cult actioner “The Raid.” In the original, an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team raids a building where a gangster and his thugs are embedded and chaos ensues. The remake will have a similar storyline. Brad... Read more

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HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000. When the company first announced the plan, it targeted the number of job eliminations at 27,000 by October 2014 and later raised the figure to 29,000. But HP had suggested at its analyst meeting in October and again during its quarterly earnings call in late November that the cuts would affect 33,000 to 34,000 people. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday. Michael Bromwich, the lawyer picked as Apple’s monitor, said in court documents filed Monday that Apple’s characterization of his team’s activities as a “roving investigation” in fact “bear no relation whatsoever to the activities we have attempted to conduct.” Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties

December 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Technology giants Google and Apple are about to expand their battle for digital supremacy to a new front: The automobile. Next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google and German auto maker Audi plan to announce that they are working together to develop in-car entertainment and information systems that are based on Google’s Android software, people familiar with the matter said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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LightSquared Files Bankruptcy-Exit Plan Backed by Fortress, Melody

December 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Wireless venture LightSquared Inc. is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection with backing from private-equity firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Melody Capital Advisors LLC. LightSquared, which has been at the center of a fight for control between hedge fund manager Phil Falcone and Dish Network Corp.’s Charlie Ergen, filed a new plan to exit Chapter 11 proceedings on Tuesday night, with more than $4 billion of debt-and equity backing from Fortress, Melody and existing investors J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Mr. Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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BlackBerry Co-Founder Cuts Stake to Under Five Percent

December 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. co-founder Michael Lazaridis disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday he cut his combined stake with another company co-founder in the smartphone maker to just under five percent, and indicated he doesn’t plan to pursue a joint bid to acquire the company outright. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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Scores of Music Services Stream Into Crowded Field

December 24, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The number of music-streaming services is set to explode next year, as record labels have warmed up to the idea of renting consumers access to a vast collection of tunes, rather than selling them individual albums or songs. Dozens of companies — from household brands to music-focused startups — plan to begin offering new services in 2014, according to companies that they have hired to help launch and operate them. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Robots’ New Challenge: Pentagon Boot Camp

December 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

They have been portrayed by Hollywood as deadly Terminators. They have been vilified as future automaton armies, hunting humans without conscience. But these imposing robots, their makers say, are just here to help. If all goes as planned, machines named THOR, Valkyrie and Atlas will rush in where humans fear to tread, rescuing earthquake victims and turning off potentially catastrophic radiation leaks. To help developers come up with the rescue robots of the future, the Defense Department has embarked on a multimillion-dollar campaign. Competitors squared off Friday on a Nascar racetrack in Florida, where they engaged in a kind of slow-motion robot contest for survival—and for more Pentagon money. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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