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The company that brought you the software to play video on your home computer is getting into the music business. RealNetworks Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Listen.com, creator of the award-winning Rhapsody digital music service. The service delivered more than 12.4 million on-demand songs to its [...]
Convergence may have been over-hyped as a consumer concept a few years back, but as a corporate business model in a digital age it’s hotter than ever. TVs still make lousy computers and computers are an eye-wearing way to watch a movie but that doesn’t mean that computer and entertainment [...]
The competition between computer graphics card makers to be ubiquitous in the PC world has jumped outside the box and into your cell phone. Or it soon will. Santa Clara-based nVidia Corp. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MediaQ, Inc., the leading provider of graphics [...]
With Kodak’s film business continuing to shrink as digital solutions infringe upon both the consumer and professional sides of the business, execs saw a need to re-brand the company as an imaging entity a few years ago. As part of that grand strategy, the company announced this weekend it’s making [...]
MAXON Computer, the award-winning developer of 3D software applications, got some high-profile help for its brand, spanking new release of BodyPaint 3D Release 2. With development aided by the Oscar-winning visual f/x team at Sony Pictures Imageworks, MAXON’s new version includes cutting edge features and enhancements that closely match the [...]
BOXX Technologies, one of the first computer companies to manufacture ultra-affordable CGI hardware and software solutions for boutique f/x shops, is entering into a strategic alliance with Discreet. First up: a version of the modeling/animation/rendering software 3ds max to run on both BOXX’s Windows and Linux-based systems. “Our relationship with [...]
The U.S. economy may be in a slump, but don’t tell that to the manufacturers of DVD hardware. Proving that it has to be the consumer product of the decade, DVD machines continue on a retail tear. Sales were up a whopping 44% in the first half of 2003 over [...]
Sony Pictures Digital and Sonic Foundry, Inc. announced today that SPD has acquired all of Sonic Foundry’s desktop software products and related assets in a $19 million-plus deal. “Sony Pictures Digital is dedicated to the application of talent and technology to create consumer-friendly products and services. The quality of Sonic [...]
Another marker on the road to total CGI photo-reality was announced today by SplutterFish LLC at this year’s Siggraph in San Diego, Calif., taking place this week. The high-end 3D rendering software solutions provider (and maker of the award-winning Brazil Rendering System) says Joe Alter’s Shave and a Haircut for [...]
Turbo Squid, the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor of the Discreet-certified 3ds max plug-in program, has announced the release of Turbo Toolkit, a suite of eight premium 3ds max add-ons. Product debuts at SIGGRAPH 2003 this week. “To celebrate Turbo Squid’s third anniversary, we wanted to offer our customers a [...]