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LG to Launch $20,000 77-Inch 'Wallpaper' OLED TV in Los Angeles Wednesday

LG will launch its 77-inch “Wallpaper” Signature OLED TV at all four Video and Audio Center stores in the Los Angeles area Wednesday, the company emailed us in a pre-announcement. The $19,999 77W7 4K Ultra HD TV has Dolby … Subscribe to Read >>

Analysts Question Future of Pandora Premium, Amid Management Reshuffle

Dougherty & Co. maintained a “neutral” rating on Pandora pending the naming of a replacement for CEO Tim Westergren, who stepped down, according to a Tuesday announcement. Chief Financial Officer Naveen Chopra will be interim CEO while the … Subscribe to Read >>

Most Mobile Devices Score Low on Repairability, Says Greenpeace-iFixit Report

Greenpeace teamed with iFixit, an advocate of “right to repair” legislation for consumer tech products (see 1704090001), to grade the repairability of 44 models of smartphones, tablets and laptops across 17 brands, they said in a Tuesday Subscribe to Read >>

Sprint/Cable Deal Likely Would Have Smooth Sailing at FCC, DOJ

A possible deal between Sprint and Charter Communications or Comcast to help the cable operators provide a wireless offering is likely much easier for federal regulators to approve than a Sprint/T-Mobile combination, said industry lawyers and former FCC officials … Subscribe to Read >>

Antitrust Ruling Seen Setting Precedent for Any Future Actions on Other Google Services

The EC fined Google 2.4 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its market position as a search engine and ordered it to clean up its act within 90 days. The decision on the company's comparison shopping service finds … Subscribe to Read >>

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VR Industry Forum Begins Work on 'Guidelines' to Curb VR Motion Sickness

The 39-member VR Industry Forum recently began work to tackle virtual-reality motion sickness that threatens to impede the adoption of VR products and services if not resolved, Mary-Luc Champel, Technicolor director-standards, told participants in a Tuesday webinar. SMPTE organized the webinar to preview and promote the VR program at the July 11-13 Tech Retreat in Oxfordshire, U.K., that it’s coproducing with the Hollywood Professional Association. … Read More >>

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