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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 […]

WAL-MART: LET US PUT YOUR DISCS IN THE CLOUD

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumers with overstuffed home-video libraries will soon be able to take their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to their local Wal-Mart store and, for $2.00 apiece, have them transferred to “the cloud,” where they can be accessed from connected TV sets, home computers, and mobile devices. The disc-to-digital program was announced Tuesday by Wal-Mart, the largest […]

WALMART VIDEO SERVICE TO ALLOW FREE MOVIE DOWNLOADS

November 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Add Walmart’s Vudu to the video services scrambling to take advantage of Netflix’s recent stumbles. Until now, if you bought a new DVD or Blu-ray Disc from Walmart, you also had the ability to stream the disc onto your interconnected devices via “the cloud.” That’s OK if you’re at home or close to a wi-fi […]

DEVICE TURNS SMARTPHONES INTO REMOTES FOR INTERNET TV

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netgear, best known for its home Internet routers, plans to introduce yet another settop box to enable owners of older-model TV sets to watch streaming video via the Internet. (Most newer models have such capability already built in.) What distinguishes the new device, the NeoTV Streaming Player, is that it uses either Apple’s iPhone or […]

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 […]

WAL-MART TO STREAM MOVIES ON SAME DAY THEY’RE RELEASED ON DVD

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Wal-Mart today (Tuesday) began using its dominance as the world’s largest retailer of DVDs to enhance its online video rental service by making movies available for streaming on the same day they are released on DVD. Price: $3.99. The movies are available via Wal-Mart’s Vudu service, which allows connections to television sets via computers and […]

APPLE’S ITUNES STORE DOMINATES ONLINE DVD SALES, VOD

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Apple’s iTunes Store effectively held off challenges from rivals seeking to sell DVDs online and/or “rent” them via time-limited downloads, according to industry researchers Screen Digest. Combined with other video sites, including Microsoft’s Zune, Wal-Mart’s Vudu, and Amazon Video on Demand, the market for on-demand video sales and rentals increased more than 60 percent in […]