Netflix gets its first Oscars nod for 'The Square' Video
Netflix gets its first Oscars nod for 'The Square' Video Transcript
Netflix gets an Oscar nod, while T-Mobile is holding a Macklemore concert of its own. I'm Shara Tibken, and for Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update. The Academy Awards are making room for the digital set. Well, kinda. Netflix got its first Oscar nomination on Thursday for The Square. The documentary profiles the Egyptian revolution from the view of young activists in the country. The video site calls the film a Netflix original. But it actually played in theaters and film festivals before Netflix got involved. That's lucky for the company, though, or it wouldn't have been nominated at all. T-Mobile CEO John Legere gets to see the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert after all. The company plans to hold the concert in Los Angeles for 1400 fans on January 23rd. CNET's very own Roger Cheng got Legere kicked out of the AT&T party at CES by tweeting a photo with him. We'll see if any AT&T people try to sneak into this one. Another big-named CEO will headline the Mobile World Congress Trade Show in Barcelona next month. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will deliver the keynote address to open the show. Meanwhile, Facebook is taking another cue from Twitter. The social networking giant has introduced a Trending feature that shows popular topics on the site. For now, Facebook Trending is only on the Web. Facebook and Twitter are battling to become the main social network for sharing news, and they're sure to keep stealing ideas from each other. Speaking of theft, Target is still doing massive damage control from its data breach over the holidays. If you were one of the unlucky customers to get hacked, the company will give you a year of free credit monitoring. That's the risk from Experian is out at $191. But you need to register online before April 23rd to get the benefit. One online retailer may be making a bigger push to attract brands. eBay is said to be working on a new site called The Plaza, according to an [unk] firm. We really don't know much about this right now, except there will be more control than the Wild West of the eBay auction site. The analysts of companies will be able to sell products directly to customers through The Plaza, rather than through the traditional eBay site. That way they won't have to worry about hurting their brands by appearing next to secondhand goods. eBay could launch the new marketplace this spring, the analyst said. Samsung's new Galaxy Tablet has been rumored for a while, but the company finally made it official. The company on Thursday announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, a new 7-inch tablet. Many features are similar to the full Galaxy Tab 3, but the Lite version is, well, lighter. Samsung is touting its slimmer, more portable design, but it didn't share any details about pricing or when you can actually buy this thing. The full Galaxy Tab 3 sells for $200. That's your tech news update, but you can find more details at cnet.com/update. And you can always keep up with the latest stories by following me on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Shara Tibken.
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A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
This movie was nominated for an Academy Award. Click here for trailers and clips from other Oscar nominated films on Download.com.
Set against the colorful bustling backdrop of modern-day Manhattan, "Prime" is a romantic comedy about the trials and tribualtions of two mismatched lovers. Starring Oscar-nominee Uma Thurman as Rafi, a 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, who meets David (Bryan Greenberg), a 23-year-old painter recently out of college, "Prime" explores what happens when love at first site meets the day-to-day realities of an adult relationship. Oscar-winning actor, Meryl Streep, portrays Rafi's therapist, who also happens to be the mother of the man she is dating.
Netflix's family plan allows for more simultaneous streams, applications open for a one-way ticket to Mars, and changes at Facebook and Foursquare take a page from Yelp.
First, apologies for the song that will be stuck in your head for at least a week. Blame the chat room. In the news today, the T-Mobile Sidekick outage, the ongoing Facebook outage, the IBM outage that briefly crippled Air New Zealand, and the unbelievable failure that is the PSP Go launch. It's a fun show.
Google may be testing a mobile payment option in San Francisco and New York, Twitter lets you make your account more secure using HTTPS, and Netflix may be bidding for an original TV production from David Fincher.
Newly limited Twitter support means Instagram photos are cut off on Twitter's mobile app; iPhone 5S rumors have begun; and Netflix makes a major deal with Disney.
Finally, we get a bit of relief from this busy summer of cell phone madness, but even though it's a short week, there's still some news to discuss. Motorola and T-Mobile have teamed up on another Android phone, and Samsung and Sprint have done the same. Also, problems continue to plague the iPhone 4, but there are also a number of bright spots. Plus, we take a look at T-Mobile's first LG handset and Pantech's phone for seniors. All this and more on this week's Dialed In podcast.
Stylistically, The Somnambulants are even more driven by cinematic influence, as evidenced in their lyrical imagery and spacious production. Joseph White built the first Somnambulants songs from music soundtrack pieces composed during his tenure as a film student. In fact, their name was taken from the somnambulist character Cesare - in the 1920 German film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Its fitting, therefore, that the title track from their previous album, Evacuation, appeared in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film Half Nelson (Lakeshore Records).
The HTC Radar is one of the first U.S. handsets to have Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and it's heading to T-Mobile.
- Netflix gets its first Oscar nod for 'The Square'
- T-Mobile hosting Macklemore concert
- Facebook's Zuckerberg will headline Mobile Wold Congress
- Facebook takes another cue from Twitter
- Target offers hacked customers a year of free credit monitoring
- eBay may open an online mall to lure brands
- Samsung introduces much-rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet