In September 2015, a California judge ruled that none of the companies claiming ownership of Happy Birthday to You ever had any right to it at all.The world's most recognised song originally appeared as Good Morning to All, written by Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893.While that version has been in the public domain for decades, Warner/Chappell music has claimed ownership of the Happy Birthday version since 1988, when it bought the ditty as part of Birch Tree Group's holdings.That publication deal assigned Summy the copyright of all the songs in the book.The Summy Company later registered copyright in 1935 for an arrangement of the song with the same music and the now-familiar birthday-themed lyrics, crediting Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R.Ever since 1935, the Birch Tree Group -- and later Warner -- insisted on royalty payments for all performances of the song for business purposes, from waiters serenading customers to musical greetings cards and TV and film use.
Rhea LiuTwitch-like game streaming website, Douyu TV, is reported to have raised a large amount of funding from Tencent, the WSJ reported earlier.The game streaming business is hot around the world.Twitch was acquired by Amazon last year for USD 97 million and Youtube has established an independent channel, Youtube Gaming as of June, in addition to having just launched a mobile game streaming application in Japan.There were an estimated 30 million Chinese gamers watching game streaming websites as of last year and that number may hit 100 million in 2016, according to iResearch.Chinese investors have increased their interests in the top Chinese game streaming websites.AllChinaTech has handpicked the most popular game streaming companies currently operating in China.It has since fundraised an A-series of RMB 20 million USD 3.17 million and a B-series of USD 20 million both from Sequoia Capital.Douyu, as the leader of game streaming in China, has daily pageviews of 39.69 million.It has been criticized for its aggressive expansion.Earlier this year, Douyu hired six top live casters from rival Huya.com together worth RMB 60 million.Huya.comPreviously known as YY Livecasting, Huya belongs to NASDAQ-listed company YY.
Then Juha-son called a neighbor of Anna-Maija and play.Juha put Anna-Maija and sit in the upstairs of the stairs, a little to the upper rung, to go to look up my skirt.Is there more visible than the brown stockings and garters.Women interested in Juha Vakkuria later, and he told adulthood rakkauksistaan open-mindedness.a Soul mate, finding always produces happiness and satisfaction.When Vakkurista not become a violinist, he became a writer, dramaturg, program manager, as well as Advertising-on TV that Is, UN officials and Africa-an enthusiast.
Sirpa Kähkönen Kuopio-series is already the seventh part of, summer 1968.the Book is, however, independent and open to those who have not read the earlier parts.Kähkönen describes a few of the family steps on a small, just a few blocks in the area.many are still living at the plank fences, birch and maple leaf, harry shadow in wooden houses and drink their morning coffee out on the stairs.the Reader goes into the past of the world, where women do the housework, families eat pork and gravy and black-and-white tv are still new rough.the Workman chooses sides, even though the battle home on behalf of or suffered as a political prisoner.
Telecommunications company Elisa to buy the Estonian cable tv operator AS Starmanin the entire stock of two investment companies.Polaris Invest and Com Holding -investment companies with a transaction price is € 151 million.Trade has no effect on elisa's ability to pay dividends and profit distribution policy, the company says.Starmanin the Estonian business ' revenue last year was eur 37 million and ebitda of eur 18 million.Starmanin Lithuanian business are not included in the transaction.the Transaction is subject to Estonian competition authority approval and other customary transaction-related implementation conditions.
An exhaustive analysis of pixels and resolutions has found some bizarre inconsistencies with the 1080p browser output of streaming kingpin Netflix, with stats suggesting its 1080p output isn't actually 1080p when using some underground niche browsers like, er, Chrome and Firefox.The official stats are buried within a Netflix support page, which says that Chrome, Firefox and Opera can only support HD video up to 720p via HTML5 -- while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can push out 1080p resolution should your internet be fast enough.It's almost as is Microsoft has bunged an enormous amount of money at Netflix to buy some tech superiority to boast about, eh?Although perhaps it's not all an enormous conspiracy, as users of Safari through Mac OS X 10.10.3 or higher should also get full 1080p video as long as their roadside BT cabinet isn't too congested on the evening in question.That said, if you're broadcasting browser tabs to a TV, you're not really doing streaming right.A Roku or Chromecast or [Chinese clone of choice] ought to be able to handle 1080p streams if your internet pipe's fat enough, so it's only going to inconvenience pixel counters hooking up PCs and laptops through cables and full-screening the web player.
the market court has issued its decision on copyright letter case in which the defendant was accused of download the three Black Sails -tv series of episodes as well as A Walk Among the Tombstones movie and share their still going as a BitTorrent peer-to-peer network.Court took the view that the copyright holders presented a case enough evidence of defendant's guilt.the defendant argued that his use was an open wireless internet connection that could be used by anyone outside of his apartment from the outside, up to 300 meters distance.Innocent also support the evidence, because the defendant's computer or network hard drive of no studies found traces of the pirated content or BitTorrent client.the market court considered that the applicant managed to present strong enough evidence that the defendant's internet connection would have been protected, or that he would have personally downloaded tv series episodes.the Law requires Crystalis Entertainment UG's and Scanbox Entertainment A/S. by the defendant 28 136 euros in court costs and overdue interest.
after Reading an article about how the Us president Donald Trump I hate bad news, I was left to ponder the business leaders similar pattern of behavior.the Article quoted a Washington Post story, which discussed Trump's reactions to the women's march news coverage as well as Trump and president Barack obama's inauguration, the audience number of comparison:"president Trump had just returned to the White house Saturday's final inauguration event, a peaceful interfaith prayer moment, when the anger of the thunderhead began to accumulate.Trump turned on the tv and saw a slice of confrontation – on the one hand, different parts of the world organised huge demonstrations in his day-old president, through the against the and on the other hand, few people read inaugural audience, around which remained empty on the broad white areas of the National Mall park.As we know, in a hurry convened a press conference.Spicer played the occasion, the obvious lies Trump the inauguration of the public amount, and the suppliers the criticism was harsh.
Nelonen Media has continued to cable operators permission to shared Jim, Liv and Hero channel on the cable network in 16.5. until Nelonen Media, owning Newspapers, the group reported.the Telecom operators, DNA and Sonera announced earlier this week prepared itself to suspend the Hero, Jim and Liv's distribution cable network, end of this month.the DNA cable network in total, more than 600 000 economy and sonera's network is 500 000 cable economy.the channels of sharing in the background are the law change related to negotiated cable distribution agreements as well as disputes Kopiosto cable operators presented by the supplementary compensation coverage, says in the release notes.said, according to Nelonen Media is now continued promise shared channel on the cable network in 16.5. until, when the channel of the current licences expire, and hope for negotiations to take extra time in the framework of a peaceful conclusion.”Tv viewers are getting into the negotiations in the middle of the surrogate victim.
do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual realityOne of our readers alerted us that Samsung has started advertising their own products in their television sets.the Ads show up if you use the tv's so-called smart functions.In this case it's about a tv set purchased in the year.According to Samsung's support, you agree to automatically receive advertising when you activate the tv's smarthub.It is not possible to turn off the advertising but it should only be about ads regarding Samsung's tv stuff, and no ads from third party advertisers.
Android TV will get new features in the update to Android N later this year. A novelty is the picture-in-picture, that is to say that users will be able to play video while browsing for other content. The platform may also an API for recording live TV, as well as enhanced support for 4K video and HDR. New apps are on the way to the platform from the example Spotify, MTV, Starz, CNN, Comedy Central and ESPN. At the same time released plenty of new Android TV hardware from players such as Sony, Sharp, Philips, Polaroid, Toshiba, RCA, Beko, Grundig and Vestel. Xiaomi has not announced the price yet, but hopefully it is beneficial.
Google, not being particularly amenable to letting other robots into your life has unveiled its own version, Home.Just by speaking, you can order an Uber, play Spotify, set alarms or just ask questions.Duo, meanwhile, is quite simply Google's answer to FaceTime or Skype, allowing internet video calls.Both are coming for iOS and Android in the summer.Google's next software operating system update for smartphones and tablets, codenamed Android N, has been released as a developer previewThe new system will be named after a tasty treat, and could be called Nerds, Nutella or NougatNew features include split-app multitasking, the ability to reply to messages from within a notification and increased battery efficiencyGoogle has been dipping its toes in low-end VR with Google Cardboard for a couple of years, but is stepping up by bringing it to Android N.A new feature called Daydream will allow certain phones to up their performance to deliver VR, and Google is releasing a Play Store, Street View and YouTube for VR.Google is also thinking beyond the limitations of Cardboard, and has produced a blueprint for a headset which it will share with third-parties, alongside a natty little controller reminiscent of the Siri-powered pointer Apple unveiled alongside the latest Apple TV last year.
Amazon has announced a host of forthcoming improvements for its Fire TV devices that ll offer greater voice commands and more 4K content.In a press release on Tuesday, the firm announced a new range of Alexa voice commands that ll make it easier to find and play content.Users will be able to launch apps, play content by speaking into the Fire TV remote.More skills borrowed from the Amazon Echo speaker are also coming, including the ability to find local movie show times, read Kindle books and find local businesses.to find out what movies are playing in theatres near you or specific movie timesYouTube 4K Ultra HD—Access YouTube s full 4K library via the YouTube.com app on Amazon Fire TV when connected to a UHD-compatible TVSearch for local businesses and restaurants using Alexa—Ask What Mexican restaurants are nearby?to get convenient information on businesses nearbyAccess Kindle e-books via Alexa—Say Read The Nightingale to listen to text-to-speech enabled books from your Kindle library through Amazon Fire TVcomments powered by Disqus
Both are designed to be primarily voice controlled - Google Home lacks buttons altogether - and to blend into most decor.Inside, there's WiFi along with a speaker and microphone array; Amazon is particularly proud of the seven microphones that give Echo its precise ears, though it's hard to imagine that Google hasn't given across-the-room pickup the same sort of consideration for its device.Unlike Echo, which is music-only, Google Home will support video streaming too: you'll be able to verbally search for a clip, movie, or TV show, and then have it beamed over to a TV with a Chromecast plugged in.Some of the spoils of that were shown off during Google Home's brief demo: answering questions that, I suspect, would've easily stumped Alexa.I enjoy Amazon's virtual assistant, but her ability to muster up solutions is rudimentary: if she can find a Wikipedia entry for it, you're usually good to go, but anything demanding a more intuitive take gets you "I'm sorry, I don't understand the question" at best.It's also data that, though Amazon could try to help you duplicate, it faces a considerable barrier with: people's inherent laziness when it comes to jumping platforms.
As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
Xiaomi s VP teased that the company would have a presence at Google I/O, and, true to his word, the Chinese firm has unveiled a new set-top box bound for U.S. shores.Voice commands, as on Android TV devices like Asus Nexus Player and Nvidia s Shield TV, are parsed by Google s dedicated search app, and the Mi Box s Cast integration will support the standard library of Chromecast-compatible video, photo, and music apps available on iOS and Android.The 4K Mi Box will also ship with the newest version of Android, tentatively named Android N. It features picture-in-picture support, APIs for live video recording, and playback of High Dynamic Range content.In terms of inputs, the 4K Mi Box sports an HDMI outport, a USB port, and an AV port.At an I/O developer session, Sony announced that Google s operating system will power its 2016 Bravia TV line.On the set-top box side of things, Sharp s releasing the Net Player.
Streaming video may be what Netflix is best known for, but now the company also offers a tool for checking the speed of your personal internet connection.You don t have to be a Netflix member to use the website, nor does it throw any ads at you.You literally just go to the website and wait for it to quickly report its findings.When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider, wrote David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, in a blog post published today.While they re certainly useful, the company s motives in launching them are likely not 100 percent altruistic.Plus, the tool may inspire users to opt for faster internet, which would in turn improve their streaming experience — and thus their Netflix satisfaction.
GizChina regulars will know that it isn t going to be a phone, courtesy the impending legal hassles.Anyway, US citizens will still be interested in what Xiaomi will soon have to offer in the country.According to sources in China, it is going to be Xiaomi s own MIUI-powered TV box, which will turn any dumb TV smart.The Xiaomi TV box is sold in a few different versions in the company s homeland of China.However, expect one version to go official in the US — perhaps the most powerful of the lot.This version costs 399 Yuan in China, so a price tag of around the $70 mark is what US folks can expect to pay.Xiaomi already sells some accessories and gadgets in the US.However, this is probably the first time Xiaomi will be launching a device as standalone as the TV box.Will the Apple TV finally face some competition?
Kathy RainClifftop Games3.5/5 starsNostalgia s a funny thing, and armed with the right tools, those infected by its bug for decades on end can turn out some amazing results.Case in point: this new breed of indie adventure games, heavily inspired by the Sierra and LucasArts point-and-click games of yesteryear, when Monkey Island, King s Quest and others dominated our boxy old PC monitors.The biggest inspiration here is David Lynch s cult TV show Twin Peaks: that reveals itself most obviously in the standard set of almost all two-dimensional characters – the forced detective, the gruff sheriff, the mysterious priest – but goes even deeper as things take a turn for the supernatural as the story progresses.And there s where Kathy Rain particularly separates itself from its forefathers: here s a tale where things actually happen, where characters grow and the story evolves.It s a more involving journey than Indiana Jones search for some random artefact or Guybrush Threepwood s endless rescuing of the governess, but it s still not without its flaws.Nostalgia for the 90s is strong these days, and Kathy Rain channels that trend to the best of its possible abilities – almost too well at times, in fact.
One97 Communications Ltd., the owner of an Indian online payment processor backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. s finance arm, said funds at its disposal were enough to last five years, enabling it to build a business model that s predictable.We have enough money in the bank to last 21 quarters if we keep spending at the same rate as last year, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief executive officer of One97 that owns Paytm, said in an interview to Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong.One97, which was founded in 2000 by Sharma, doesn t plan to sell shares in an initial public offering for at least three years, Sharma said.The company has received funding from Intel Capital, private-equity firm SAIF Partners and Fitbit Inc.-backer Sapphire Ventures LLC.A Morgan Stanley fund marked down the value of its investment in Flipkart by more than 25 percent, paring the valuation to $11 billion in less than a year from as high as $15 billion.India s only food-tech unicorn, Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt., saw its billion-dollar valuation slashed in half this month by analysts at HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India .Paytm started as a provider of value-added-services for mobile phones and later evolved into a marketing platform for consumer brands to reach customers via text messages and voice calls.The payment-processing system Paytm is the public face of One97.Its businesses include mobile-recharge services and an e-commerce platform where consumers can find goods including clothing and cameras.