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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Breaking Bad Refund, Netflix Spoiler Foiler and More

5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Breaking Bad Refund, Netflix Spoiler Foiler and More

1. “Breaking Bad” Refund: We’re as excited about the upcoming finale as “Breaking Bad” as you are, but it did sort of irk us that we had to pay for the season twice, given that AMC released the final season in two segments (airing last year and this year). After Apple got sued by a number of “Breaking Bad” fans
who claim the company falsely marketed a ‘Season Pass,’ the company is now crediting customers who
bought the pass on iTunes for $22.99 in the iTunes store, according to MacRumors. Customers who purchased “The Final Season” received an e-mail from iTunes apologizing “for any confusion the naming of ‘Season 5’ and ‘The Final Season’ of Breaking Bad might have caused you. While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes, we’d like to  offer you ‘The Final Season’ on us…”

2. Netflix Spoiler Foiler: Speaking of “Breaking Bad,” don’t you hate it when you read a plot spoiler on Twitter before you’ve had a chance to watch the latest episode? Netflix has launched the “Spoiler Foiler,” intended to block any tweets about the show, just in time for the show’s finale this Sunday (Netflx has the rights to the AMC show and is clearly trying to remind viewers of that fact). You can read more about the Spoiler Foiler at Variety.

3. Kickstarter: The team behind the first two “Atlas Shrugged” films have launched a Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to start shooting the
third film this fall. Oddly, the Kickstarter campaign serves solely to provide
publicity for the film, and to raise some more funds for this film,
which is already fully funded. Read all about it here.

4. AT&T: Looks like the telecommunications company wants to get into show biz, or at least the broadcast video business. According to a report on CNET, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors today that the company is developing a technology that would allow it to broadcast
video directly to its customers through its cellular network.

5. Dark Side of iPhone 5s Lines: Who are those people who wait online overnight so they can be among the first to purchase a new generation iPhone? Filmmaker Casey Neistat is wondering the same thing and he shot a short video about it, “The Dark Side of the iPhone 5s Lines.” Check it out below:

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