Giant media company Warner Brothers might be taking further steps to ensure that its updated distribution strategy for newly released DVD movies has the maximum effect — regardless of how petty the company may seem as a result.
stories by Tom Cheredar
With the influx of smart TVs, set-top boxes, and connect-mobile devices, many people are discovering a new world of independently produced web video content. And for Internet TV network Revision3, this trend has translated into record growth that puts it on par with some cable TV networks.
With increases in revenue and higher than expected subscriber growth, video rental service Netflix is once again the darling investment among Wall Street analysts (for the most part). However, not all the comments from Wednesday’s fourth quarter earnings results were positive.
Netflix is no longer planning to offer a video game disc rental-by-mail service to complement its DVD-by-mail and streaming video subscription service, the company revealed Wednesday during its fourth quarter earnings call.
When it comes to significant events that are shared across the country (and sometimes the world), Twitter is getting increasingly good at making sense of the real-time data collected from tweets. Take for example last night’s State of the Union address, which racked up 766,681 tweets during the full 95-minute event.
Insurance software company Guidewire will begin trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) tomorrow. It has raised $115 million in the initial public offering by selling 8.85 million shares at $13 apiece. That’s well above the 7.5 million shares at $10 to $12 that the company had planned.
Yahoo‘s revenue dropped 13 percent compared to the same period last year, the company reported today. In its quarterly earnings’ announcement Tuesday, Yahoo reported $1,324 million in GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, while costs increased by 10 percent. Excluding traffic acquisition costs from Yahoo’s partnership with Microsoft and others, the company brought in $1,169 million — down just three percent compared to last year.
After employees of file-sharing services Megaupload were arrested, similar digital locker services FileSonic, FileServe, and others have stopped allowing users to share the files they upload with others,
The recent changes video sharing site YouTube has experienced are apparently paying off.
Apple’s venture into digital textbooks is apparently already proving successful, according to a recent report from Global Equities Research.
Following the news that the Senate is delaying a vote the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued a statement today admitting that Congress may need to rethink its approach to thwarting piracy.
A vote on the highly debated proposed piece of legislation the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) has been postponed, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced today.
Apple recently announced a handful of new initiatives focused on making digital books more accessible in the classroom.
YouTube is launching a new film festival channel in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and film director Ridley Scott, the company announced today.
A total of 25 U.S. senators have publicly stated their opposition to the highly debated piece of anti-piracy legislation, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
Streaming music site Grooveshark has decided to restrict access to Germany due to high licensing costs, the site announced today.
To help boost the quality and amount of original programming available, YouTube is launching a handful of new premium news-related channels to its site, which includes two celebrity and entertainment channels and an offering from Reuters.
Adding a link or message to a company homepage to protest legislation may seem like a worthless gesture. That is, unless the company is Google.
In advance of testifying at a congressional hearing tomorrow, a group of technology industry leaders participated in a public discussion about the ill effects of the proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation.
A group of disgruntled Netflix investors has filed a class action lawsuit against the movie rental company for allegedly withholding information.
Beginning today, The Pirate Bay will gradually stop serving torrent files over the next month as it moves in a new direction.
Author of the highly debated Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), has agreed to remove a controversial section in the bill that blocks foreign websites accused of infringing copyrights or committing acts of Piracy, the congressman said in a statement released today.
Electronics manufacturer LG may create a Google-branded television set that would run an unreleased, future version of the Android-based Google TV software.
Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the U.S. House member responsible for the highly debated Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), recently said he has no intention of backing down from trying to get the bill passed, despite heavy criticism from large tech companies, internet communities and influential tech business leaders.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT-D) is backing down on portions of the controversial Protect IP Act (PIPA) after a massive amount of criticism from human rights groups and tech industry leaders, the senator said in a statement today.
Google is planning to release a new set of design guidelines for the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Generally speaking, I like traveling and usually don’t mind not having super reliable access to the Internet while waiting for flights. This, of course, is the complete opposite if it’s a business-related trip and I’m having to work from afar.
Cable TV and internet service provider Comcast recently rolled out an upgrade to its entire internet service network that prevents DNS blocking. DNS blocking would be necessary to enforce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) should it pass.
Editor's Pick As a leader in social media, advertising and online influence, it’s surprising that ultra-powerful startup Facebook has managed to remain a privately held company for so long.
It’s time for yet another installment of unconfirmed Apple iPad 3 news — although the latest crop of rumors does sound like a practical scenario for the company’s next tablet.
Community news sharing site Reddit is planning to shut down its website January 18 in protest of proposed legislation the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as well as the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the company announced via a blog post today.