It's been a good news, bad news situation for Netflix of late. On the good news front, the online streaming media player signed a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Television Group for complete previous seasons of serialized dramas. This was tempered by the bad news that HBO, in extending its deal with Universal Pictures for movie rights through 2022, effectively shut Netflix out.
Netflix had to be happy to ring out the old year and ring in the new--especially after the way the old year ended. First the streaming service suffered a major malfunction on Christmas Eve; then its DVD website started acting up on New Year's Eve.
Leaving itself open to claims that it's spreading itself too thin, Netflix has confirmed that it's launching its service in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Netflix announced second-quarter earnings that included a return to profitability that still included 91 percent drop in net income. On top of that, the service provider announced mediocre subscriber gains and cautioned that things could be muddled in the third quarter because viewers might drift away to watch the London Summer Olympics.
Fringe and The West Wing , are two television programs that share common thread of incredulity (Fringe is sci-fi, The West Wing is about collaborative politics). Now they have something else in common: they're both part of the Amazon Prime instant video catalog.
More than a year after introducing its Cloud Player streaming music service, Amazon is finally bringing the application to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, enabling consumers to access and download music stored in the cloud to their iOS device.
Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire mobile advertising network Jumptap, a move that would further escalate the digital retailer's ongoing battle with archrival Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ). Citing
Amazon will expand its Special Offers advertising platform to the Kindle Fire tablet, the digital retailer's bestselling product. Citing an ad agency executive briefed on the initiative, AdAge
Amazon.com as well as a joint team of Microsoft ( NASDAQ:MSFT ) and Nokia ( NYSE:NOK ) have considered takeover bids for struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion ( NASDAQ:RIMM ), but no formal offers
Hewlett-Packard hopes to sell Palm's webOS platform for "hundreds of millions of dollars," according to a Reuters report, a move that would allow HP to partly recoup the $1.2 billion investment it