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NETFLIX SHARES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix’s free fall continued unabated on Monday as shares closed at $57.75 on the Nasdaq, down an additional 2 percent to a new 52-week low. The company was hit anew with damaging news as Consumer Reports published results of a survey indicating that subscribers to Netflix’s streaming service are generally dissatisfied with it and prefer […]

HBO QUICKLY REMOVES BUSH’S HEAD FROM THRONES EPISODE

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take long. Only a week or so ago HBO yanked DVD shipments of the first season of Game of Thrones and pulled the final episode from HBO GO and iTunes, because one of the producers admitted on the making-of soundtrack that he had used a replica of the head of George W. Bush […]

HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK LANDS AT NO. 1

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to conventional industry wisdom, nobody’s interested in soundtrack albums anymore. What people want are single records that can quickly be download onto their iPods from Apple’s iTunes store. Tell that to the producers of The Hunger Games CD, which sold 175,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. And Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound,” […]

APPLETV GETTING AN UPGRADE

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In addition to unveiling its new, higher-resolution iPad on Wednesday, Apple also disclosed that it is upgrading its AppleTV settop box so that it can produce true 1080p HDTV. More significantly perhaps, it said that users of the device will be able to sign up for Netflix’s streaming service and pay their monthly subscription fees […]

TIME WARNER CHIEF URGES STUDIOS TO MODERNIZE HOME VIDEO

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes the reason that consumers have flocked to kiosks like Redbox and online stores like Apple’s iTunes has little to do with price and everything to do with convenience and ease-of-use. Speaking to a media conference in Palm Beach, FL, Bewkes observed that a study of the behavior of […]

APPLE TO UNVEIL ITS ANSWER TO ULTRAVIOLET

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As most of the major studios get set to launch a “cloud” service called “Ultraviolet” that would allow anyone purchasing a DVD movie to access it via any Internet connection afterwards, reports have emerged that Apple is planning a similar service linked to its iTunes store. With its new iOS5 released on Wednesday, Apple began […]

WEBSITE LAUNCHES A KIND OF MOVIE “TRIVIAL PURSUIT” APP

September 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The popular Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which claims that its iPhone and iPad app has already been installed on 15 million devices since 2009 and its Android app on 10 million more since 2010, has launched a new movie and TV trivia app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. In a statement, IMDb founder and […]

FACEBOOK AND NETFLIX FORM AN ALLIANCE — BUT NOT IN U.S.

September 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Reed Hastings joined Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s f8 conference on Thursday, where the two announced a joint arrangement that would allow Canadian users to connect their Facebook and Netflix accounts to see what their friends are watching and quickly order up a movie or TV show for streaming via the Facebook […]

TOO MANY PREVIEWS FOR FOX’S NEW GIRL?

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV may be giving so many potential viewers a chance to see online the entire first episode of its new comedy New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, that ratings for the actual broadcast could be affected, some experts have noted. It already is being screened on some hotel and college networks and on airline in-flight […]

AL-MART FINDING SUCCESS WITH DOWNLOAD SERVICE

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Wal-Mart’s Vudu movie download service has rapidly become the third most popular in its field, putting it ahead of similar services from Amazon and Sony and behind only Apple’s iTunes service and Microsoft’s Zune Video Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Monday). “The business we’re in today, offering first-run movies a la carte, is […]

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