updated 09:14 am EDT, Mon June 24, 2013
Amazon signs deal with CBS, Star Trek reaches Lovefilm in UK, Germany
Amazon has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Studios to stream shows from CBS and Showtime on Lovefilm in the UK and Germany. Subscribers of the streaming service will have access to episodes of Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, and both the 1960s original Star Trek and Star Trek Voyager from today, with other shows heading to it in the future.
Microsoft launches Bing For Schools ad-free search initiative
Microsoft has launched an initiative to offer a customized version of its search engine to educational institutions. Bing For Schools will remove advertisements from search results, enhance privacy protections, filter adult content, and add "specialized learning features to enhance digital literacy," according to the Bing blog. The opt-in service will be free to any schools or districts in the United States, and will be available later this year.