Orb launches app to live stream TV to mobile phones; Rumor has Netflix looking to Europe for next expansion

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> The BBC is launching icons for BBC News and the BBC iPlayer on the BlackBerry PlayBook. New users who purchase the tablet device now will find the icons, known as shortcuts, are pre-installed. Existing users will be shown a software update notification on their status ribbon or can access the update at any time from the Software Updates item in the Settings Menu. Article

> Orb Networks this week rolled out its Orb Live app, which enables users to stream premium online TV shows, sports, movies and more to their iPhone or Android devices. Article

> Netflix will be rolling out its third international front as early as the first quarter of 2012, according to published reports. The company is rumored to be looking at launching in Spain and in the U.K. Article

> Research In Motion, the Canadian firm behind the BlackBerry smartphone, may be jumping into the over-the-top set-top box market. A report in NerdbBerry.net said the company will roll out a box similar to Apple TV this fall. Article

> Facebook users have been inundated with VOD offerings of late, as Hollywood looks longingly at the over 750 million active users the site has, many of them Baby Boomers and other adults who have adopted the technology as their own. Now, Doctor Who will be available to users in exchange for Facebook credits (available in any online game and on the payments tab in Facebook). Another fan favorite, Top Gear, which already has 12 million Facebook fans, also will soon be available on the site, according to published reports. Article

> With more than 23 million customers, Netflix apparently isn't too concerned about losing some of them. The company decided Tuesday to bump its price for a combined streaming and DVD-by-mail offering 60 percent. Article

> It may now be more expensive to subscribe to Netflix, but the company is working to make sure you still have plenty of options to stream online. Netflix renewed its licensing agreement withNBCUniversal. Article

And finally... A Pennsylvania woman was arrested for texting the word "jerk" to her former boyfriend. Article