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Samsung LCD Production Disrupted By 11-Min Power Outage

A Samsung production facility in South Korea was hit by power outage last week, causing temporary disruption to the manufacturing of LCD panels. These screens are used in PC monitors and HDTV displays made not only by Samsung, but also other manufacturers who source them from the Korean conglomerate. Samsung LCD production disrupted by 11-min power outage The power failure ... Read More »

BBC Applies For .bbc Top-Level Domain Name Extension

The BBC has submitted an application to ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to secure its own .bbc generic top-level domain (gTLD) extension. Brand protection and futureproofing were among the reasons cited by the British public service broadcaster for making the application. BBC applies for .bbc top-level domain name extension The Beeb’s current primary URL is, ... Read More »

Netflix Bests Apple In 2011 US Online Movie Market Share

A report this week revealed that Apple has lost its position as the leading online movie offering in the United States as far as revenue is concerned. Netflix, the American film rental company, is said to have taken the throne from Apple in 2011 on the back of strong growth of subscription-based video-on-demand (VoD) streaming services. Netflix bests Apple in ... Read More »

Sony Pulls Out Of LCD TV Panel Joint Venture With Sharp

Sony has pulled out from a joint venture project with Sharp Corporation to co-develop and sell large-sized LCD television panels and modules. The Japanese TV manufacturers jointly announced the decision in a press statement this week. Sony pulls out of LCD TV panel joint venture with Sharp The partnership began on the 1st of July 2009, when Sharp transferred one ... Read More »

Samsung & Sony Impose Minimum Advertised Price On US TVs

Samsung Electronics and Sony Corporation have started to enforce minimum advertised prices on televisions sold by American retailers, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. The new policies, which prohibit brick-and-mortar as well as internet-based stores in the USA from selling or advertising Sony and Samsung HDTV models below the set minimum prices, came into effect last ... Read More »