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Media Stories for 2015

For a Missouri Cassette Tape Factory, Obsolesence is Just a 12-Letter Word 169 comments
German Court Orders Man To Destroy Naked Images of Ex-Partner 263 comments
Facebook Replaces Flash With HTML5 For Videos 76 comments
WeMedia's Andrew Nachison Discusses the Future of Online Journalism 17 comments
What Is the Future of the Television? 235 comments
Another Giant xkcd Comics Experiment 48 comments
TV Networks Cutting Back On Commercials 242 comments
Sony To End Sales of Betamax Tapes Next Year 103 comments
Amazon Follows Through: Drops Apple TV, Chromecast 233 comments
FBI Chief Links Video Scrutiny of Police To Rise In Violent Crime 372 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's Your Media Setup? 236 comments
Rovi and Michigan State University Establish Largest US Library Media Collection 22 comments
Video Game Music Is Saving the Symphony Orchestra 111 comments
DRM In JPEGs? 301 comments
BBC Optimizing UHD Video Streaming Over IP 72 comments
Amazon To Offer Sneakernet Services: Data Upload By Mail 94 comments
TiVo's Latest Offering Detects and Skips Ads, Adds 4K Capability 85 comments
We Asked Doc Searls: Do Ad Blockers Cause Cancer? (Video) 116 comments
The Forgotten Tale of Cartrivision's 1972 VCR 92 comments
Hire a Developer, Watch Them Work In Real-Time 100 comments
Rupert Murdoch Buys National Geographic Magazine 286 comments
Four Year Sentence For Running Piracy Streaming Site 235 comments
Testing Old Tapes To Save Them 62 comments
Apple TV To Be Revamped 132 comments
Ask Slashdot: Storing Family Videos and Pictures For Posterity? 174 comments
Is There Too Much New Programming On TV? 307 comments
Sultan of Sound, Dr. James Flanagan, Passed Away Aged 89 13 comments
Police Body Camera Business All About the Video Evidence Storage 99 comments
Chrome 45 Launches, Automatically Pauses Less Important Flash Content, Like Ads 92 comments
Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Others Form 'Alliance For Open Media' 99 comments
Lights, Camera, Experiment! 14 comments
Ten Dropbox Engineers Build BSD-licensed, Lossless 'Pied Piper' Compression Algorithm 174 comments
Chrome To Freeze Flash Ads On Sight From September 1 190 comments
A Farewell To Flash 202 comments
Judge Rules That Inglewood, California Cannot Copyright Public Videos 67 comments
Two Arrests In Denmark For Spreading Information About Popcorn Time 244 comments
The Agonizingly Slow Decline of Adobe's Flash Player 220 comments
HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Targeting Kids 46 comments
CNN and CBC Sued For Pirating YouTube Video 222 comments
Cisco Developing Royalty Free Video Codec: Thor 145 comments
Anti-Piracy Firm Sends Out Wave of Takedown Notices For Using the Word 'Pixels' 224 comments
Maliciously Crafted MKV Video Files Can Be Used To Crash Android Phones 92 comments
EU May Become a Single Digital Market of 500 Million People 132 comments
HEVC Advance Announces H.265 Royalty Rates, Raises Some Hackles 184 comments
YouTube Is Adding VR Video Support To Streaming Videos 23 comments
Microsoft Edge, HTML5, and DRM 140 comments
Rumblefish Claims It Owns 'America the Beautiful' By United States Navy Band 97 comments
Aussie ISP Bakes In Geo-dodging For Netflix, Hulu 40 comments
How Television Is Fighting Off the Internet 194 comments
New Zealand ISPs Back Down On Anti-Geoblocking Support 50 comments
Turning Neural Networks Upside Down Produces Psychedelic Visuals 75 comments
Amazon Pulls Kodi Media Player From App Store Over Piracy Claims 122 comments
Ghost Towns Is the First 8K Video Posted To YouTube -- But Can You Watch It? 181 comments
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM 260 comments
Chrome Beta Now Automatically Pauses Less Important Flash Content 98 comments
MediaGoblin 0.8.0 "A Gallery of Fine Creatures" Released 32 comments
Showtime Announces Subscription-Free Streaming Plan 84 comments
Cable Companies Hate Cord-Cutting, but It's Not Going Away (Video) 160 comments
Android, Chromecast To Get HBO Now 39 comments
Lily Camera, a drone that follows you 0 comments
Europe Vows To Get Rid of Geo-Blocking 114 comments
Verizon Tells Customer He Needs 75Mbps For Smoother Netflix Video 170 comments
YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices 129 comments
Google Rolls Out VP9 Encoding For YouTube 109 comments
We're In a Golden Age of Star Trek Webseries Right Now 71 comments
No Film At 11: the Case For the Less-Video-Is-More MOOC 87 comments
Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship 54 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building a Home Media Center/Small Server In a Crawlspace? 253 comments
Ask Slashdot: Video Storage For Time Capsule? 169 comments
Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement 62 comments
Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs 107 comments
VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release 85 comments
Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5 188 comments
How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code 65 comments
Tim O'Reilly On Big Data, CS Education, and the Future of Print 26 comments
Watch Videos in Synch with Fellow iOS Users (Video) 71 comments
BBC Radio Drops WMA For MPEG-DASH 65 comments
The Revolution Wasn't Televised: the Early Days of YouTube 81 comments
VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features 121 comments
Kickstarted Firefox OS HDMI Dongle Delayed, DRM Support Being Added 106 comments
Does Showing a Horrific Video Serve a Legitimate Journalistic Purpose? 645 comments
The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal 227 comments
YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default 225 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive? 251 comments
Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links 114 comments
UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice? 332 comments
The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge 60 comments
The Current State of Linux Video Editing 223 comments
Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone 93 comments
Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates" 437 comments

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