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Report: Mobile streaming music revenue to eclipse download revenue this year

Global revenues from mobile streamed music services are expected to jump by more than 40 per cent this year to $1.7 billion (€1.3 billion), according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Netflix suffers another outage; this time it's the DVD website

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.

Netflix could be profitable in Canada this quarter; Mexico could take 2 years

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has completed its rollout in 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, offering programming in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and the company expects to be profitable

Carphone Warehouse launches cut-price mobile music service

The giant cell phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has launched a cloud-based music service to rival Spotify, Rhapsody and Napster. Subscribers will be charged €36 per year to access the service,

Report: 1080p HD coming to Netflix soon

Movie downloading service Netflix will be offering subscribers an upgrade to 1080p hi-def quality and 5.1 surround sound on some of the movies available on its instant streaming service, CNET

Netflix hooking up with Nintendo? Soon

The days of Netflix offering a full catalog of movies through its streaming service isn't too far off, CEO Reed Hastings said during an event at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but for

mSpot to stream full-length films to smartphones

mSpot, a start-up company aiming to be a mobile entertainment hub, announced a mobile video service that will stream full-length movies on smartphones. The company, which has content deals with

Making sense of online video market projections

Two new reports on the online video sector's revenues were released this week, and as usual, it's a process trying to figure out exactly what the individual implications of each one are, as well as

Netflix adds nearly 1M subs in Q1

Netflix reported first-quarter financial results Thursday, showing substantial growth in customer base and a minuscule dip in profit from the fourth quarter of 2008. Netflix finished the quarter with

Blockbuster "going concern risk," Netflix waits in wings

Blockbuster announced Tuesday that it expects its auditors to list it as a going concern risk until it meets conditions for refinancing of a $350 million credit facility with J.P. Morgan and others