Consumer Electronics
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12/5/2016

Detachable tablets are expected to spur growth for the tablet sector through 2018 to 2020, per an IDC report. Medium-screen tablets -- 9 to 13 inches -- will be the most popular versions of the devices available on the market.

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Telecompetitor.com
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IDC
12/5/2016

Sony kicked off its annual PlayStation Experience on Saturday, taking the opportunity to discuss its new offerings, including the PS4 Pro and the PSVR. Sony also announced several new titles, including "The Last of Us 2" and "Nioh."

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Forbes
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Sony, PlayStation, PS4
12/5/2016

Successful wilderness survival game "The Flame in the Flood" is slated to get a PlayStation 4 release in January. The new version will come with director commentary, as well as PS4-specific options, including a dynamic theme and avatars.

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Engadget
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PS4
12/5/2016

Amazon Web Service has teamed up with NGCodec to create RealityCodec, a codec that allows for ultra-high performance compression in an Amazon Web Services environment. It could be used to implement cloud-based virtual and augmented reality, if Amazon chooses to do so.

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Rapid TV News (U.K.)
12/5/2016

CyberLink has received a certification for its PowerDVD app from the Blu-ray Disc Association. The certification verifies that the media player can play back Ultra HD Blu-ray and other 4K discs.

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HD Guru
12/5/2016

While internet browsing on mobile devices has surpassed internet browsing on the desktop, consumers still do most of their purchases via desktop, eMarketer finds. Companies should focus on acquisition, engagement and retention via mobile.

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Mobile Marketer
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mobile commerce, mobile devices
12/5/2016

A new app from Starz adds Spotify music to Starz's premium video content. The app is free, but direct subscriptions are $8.99 a month.

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Starz, Spotify
12/5/2016

The Federal Communications Commission has queried AT&T and Verizon about their use of zero ratings, or data-cap exemptions, which could negatively affect the open internet. The two carriers have received letters from the FCC, and AT&T has responded by saying the practice is a plus for consumers.

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Business Insider
12/2/2016

Nokia might make a comeback in the smartphone market after HMD Global leased the brand rights from Microsoft and started working with Google to use its Android operating system. The company intends to launch an Android-based device early next year.

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Reuters
12/2/2016

Nike launched self-tying sneakers in an attempt to shift sales to a direct-to-consumer model. The company is offering its self-lacing $720 HyperAdapt sneakers on both its Nike+ app and at its retail location in New York City.

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Nike, retail location