Netflix ended the third quarter of 2011 with just 23.8 million total subscribers — 810,000 fewer than the previous quarter, the company revealed today in its latest earnings report (PDF).
Netflix will launch its popular streaming TV and movie service in the U.K. and Ireland in the first months of 2012, the company announced today.
Steve Jobs’s biographer answered questions about the Apple founder’s life on CBS’s 60 Minutes last night, and now you can watch the interview online.
Not only do Kindle users get to avoid fighting through book store crowds to get their hands on Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, but they also got the chance to start reading it long before everyone else.
Google is the latest company to be connected to a potential buyout of troubled Yahoo Inc. The search giant has talked to at least two equity firms about helping it acquire a chunk of Yahoo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which sites an unnamed source close to the matter.
After revolutionizing the digital music business, smartphones and tablets, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was planning to take on an unlikely project: textbooks.
[vimeo 30489837 w=640 h=360] Have you ever considered how a simple, free technology such as YouTube videos could drastically improve a global problem such as education?
Apple has begun airing its first television ad for the hyped iPhone 4S, but instead of focusing on improved hardware, the ad’s emphasis is all about Siri, the phone’s handy “personal assistant.”
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings admits that his company screwed up many times over the last few months. He made the statement in an interview with the New York Times published Thursday.
Nintendo’s 3DS handheld and Wii console will get access to Hulu Plus‘ trove of streaming TV content before the end of 2011, the company said today.
Editor's Pick Daily Deals site BuyWithMe, which gorged itself buying smaller rivals, has laid off more than half its workforce, the company’s chief executive officer Jim Crowley announced yesterday. BuyWithMe was the No. 3 daily deals site in the U.S. behind Groupon and Living Social.
Infographics startup Visual.ly has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
60 Minutes tweeted today that Walter Isaacson, author of the biography of Steve Jobs, will appear on the show on Sunday night just before the book goes on sale on Monday.
With consumers watching more and more video content over the web via tablets and smartphones, carriers and ISPs are going to need help preparing their networks for the onslaught of traffic.
Leading digital advertising company Federated Media and WordPress developer Automattic forged a strategic partnership today that allows for greater interaction between advertisers and audiences from over 24 million blogs hosted by WordPress.com.
Apple has added an iTunes Match on/off switch to iOS 5′s settings screen under the music tab, which could signal that the company is planning to launch its cloud-based music service soon.
Streaming music service Spotify has finally launched an application to bring its service to BlackBerry owners who love having access to copious amounts of music.
Cloud video editing startup WeVideo has announced that its service will be accessible through YouTube starting today, a move that will give YouTube’s astounding amount of users much better video editing tools free of charge.
If you’re an expert on any subject, you can become famous and get paid for it. Even if you’re just writing posts on the internet. That’s the message delivered today by Joanne Bradford, chief revenue officer at web media giant Demand Media.
Is there something wrong with search? There are many answers to that question, and rapper M.C. Hammer took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit with his own, WiredDoo, a deep search solution. With the tagline, “Search once, see what’s related,” Hammer said that with any product there is always room for improvement, so there’s nothing wrong with today’s search.
Aol Radio has relaunched. With all the buzz around super-social music apps like Spotify and Turntable.fm, you’d think the company would have jumped on that trendy bandwagon. But the new Aol Radio will be powered by Slacker Radio. While there will be some social integrations in a few months, social media is not a primary source of data for an programmatic, algorithmic approach to serving up songs.
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Google is “close” to launching its own MP3 music store, Android head Andy Rubin said today. The company has been in talks to offer a music store for some time, but Rubin shed a little more light on the upcoming service today at the AsiaD conference.
Many local newspapers may be teetering on the edge of death, but web publishing service OwnLocal doesn’t think they’ll be meeting their maker anytime soon. The company has just nabbed an undisclosed round of funding to help traditional paper newspapers boost their income.
Google introduced the newest form of bookcase to your browsers today — what it calls an “Infinite Digital Bookcase,” and damn does it look cool.
Yahoo announced its third quarter earnings today, with with both revenue and revenue costs down due to a search agreement Yahoo made with Microsoft. The company tallied $1.217 million in GAAP revenue, down 24 percent year over year.
Editor's Pick Sean Parker began his tour in the Internet spotlight by blowing up the music industry, and it apparently became sort of a hobby for the serial entrepreneur.
Hopefully, the days are long gone when a U.S. Senator could get away with saying the internet “is a series of tubes.” Ron Wyden, the Democratic U.S. Senator from Oregon, tried to put that image behind him as he became the first politician to talk on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Monday.
YouTube is going to let musicians sell merchandise, tickets and more on the site, the company announced on its blog yesterday.
After years of turning the traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore business on its head, online retail giant Amazon is now taking aim at the publishing business by getting writers to ditch their publishers in favor of Amazon.
Owners of last year’s third-generation Kindle don’t need to buy a new model to take advantage of some nifty new cloud features.
Joining streaming music services such as Last.fm and Pandora, Spotify has launched an app for the Boxee Box, the company announced Friday.
Google is planning to open a new MP3 music store, and has entered into negotiations with major record labels, reports the New York Times.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByWVVovdDg&w=560&h=315] Skype is now officially a part of Microsoft. The software giant announced today that it has completed its $8.5 billion purchase of the video chat company.
Editor's Pick Cross-platform video calling startup Tango has seen tremendous growth since its launch in early fall of last year. One of the biggest reasons for its success, according to CTO Eric Setton, may be the company’s crazy strict 2-week development cycle for its iPhone, Android, and PC applications.