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May 22, 2015

Movie Box Not Working? Try These Alternatives

In March, we showed you how to install Movie Box—the popular free movie streaming app for iOS—without jailbreaking. Unfortunately, quite a few people have run into problems with the installation process, so we decided to put together a list of some alternatives. If you couldn’t find a solution to your problem in the comment section, give these apps a try instead.

PlayBox

PlayBox is a great movie-streaming app and probably the best alternative to Movie Box. The only caveat is that its installation process is a bit wonky—it requires a specific username and password on the first run, and occasionally the account gets disabled. But once you’ve got it installed, [...]

 
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May 22, 2015

Apple Wants To Include Local TV Stations In Its Web TV Service

Apple is pushing to include local TV stations in its new streaming television service, Re/code reports. This move would help to distinguish Apple’s streaming TV offerings from rival companies, most of which only offer major network programming.

Industry insiders have revealed that the company intends to provide more widespread access to programming from local broadcast stations in “cities around the U.S.” However, the move is said to have complicated Apple’s negotiations with networks due to the varied ownership, affiliate, and franchise systems in place between broadcasters and local stations. As a result, we can likely expect the launch to be [...]

 
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May 22, 2015

Microsoft Reportedly Tried To Buy Salesforce For $55 Billion

Microsoft came close to making one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history earlier this spring.

Talks between Microsoft and Salesforce got serious when Microsoft offered to buy the cloud-computing company for $55 billion, according to CNBC. But Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wanted as much as $70 billion. The talks reportedly fell through as a result of cost roadblocks.

Salesforce has a market valuation of more than $49 billion. Microsoft has more than $95 billion in cash and cash-equivalents.

Rumors of acquisition talks between the two companies first surfaced last month. Both Microsoft and Salesforce have declined to comment.

Had Microsoft acquired [...]

 
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May 14, 2015

8 Startup Pivots That Changed The World

Did you know that Nokia started as a paper mill in Finland, or that Nintendo has been in business since the 1800s? These are just two examples of some of the most successful startup pivots of all time.

This infographic, courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis, details eight pivots that had lasting impacts on our culture and economy.

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