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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: New Netflix Thriller, 'Walking Dead' Pirates and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire October 15, 2013 at 10:09AM

Kickstarter hits a milestone; more than half a million people downloaded "The Walking Dead" season premiere and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
"The Walking Dead"
"The Walking Dead"

1. Walking Dead: More than half a million people downloaded a copy "The Walking Dead" during the first few hours following its season premiere, even though AMC is making it available to stream for free, BitTorrent reports. Do people just like to illegally download content or did they not realize they could download it legally for free?

2. Vimeo PRO: Vimeo has upgraded its Vimeo PRO subscription service, increasing the annual storage capacity twenty times. Vimeo PRO members will now get 20GB of storage per week, up to 1TB a year or about 5 hours of HD video per week, with no limit on the number or duration of videos. Vimeo PRO members will also now get unlimited HD plays on members' videos wherever they appear: on, embedded on other sites, or on connected TVs and mobile devices. Another plus: Vimeo PRO members will receive VIP customer service with one hour response time on business days and one day response time on weekends. Read all about it here.

3. Kickstarter: Over 50,000 Kickstarter projects have been successfully funded. We break down the stats for film and video projects here. Only three Kickstarter films and video projects raised $1 million or over and, not surprisingly, they were all celebrity-fueled: Zach Braff, "Veronica Mars" and Spike Lee.

4. Netflix Series: Netflix officially has another new series in the works. The streaming site today announced that it has ordered a 13-episode first season for a psychological thrilled from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the creators of "Damages." Read more about the project here.

5. Disney 3D Touch: Disney researchers have developed a new technology which allows viewers to feel what they are watching on a screen by simulating textures. Could "textured" television and TV be far off? Read all about the new technology here.

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