Editor's Pick Poor Netflix just can’t catch a break. The company already caught hell from subscribers over its recent pricing changes, and last night it announced that it’s spinning off its DVD rental business entirely under the name Qwikster.
The Emmys are tonight on Fox (8ET/ 5PT). Jane Lynch of Fox’s Glee and, more importantly, mocumentary Best in Show, is hosting. Unfortunately you can’t legally watch the awards ceremony live online. LAME.
Editor's Pick There’s a digital music revolution afoot. For the price of a single iTunes album, you can stream a month’s worth of songs from millions of choices while at home or on the go. But there’s so much movement and so much competition that it’s hard to keep track of all the companies worthy of your hard-earned cash.
Search giant Google might be working on a digital-magazine app for tablets that’s similar to Flipboard, according to popular tech blogger Robert Scoble.
Not to be left out of the streaming music hubbub this week, music subscription service Rhapsody announced today that it has added Facebook and Twitter integration to its web service as well as an improved radio recommendation engine.
In a guidance update Thursday, streaming video service Netflix cut its estimated third-quarter U.S. subscriber projections from 25 million to 24 million — a decrease of four percent.
Following MOG’s lead by just a few hours, music subscription service Rdio on Wednesday announced it will soon launch a free version that lets users listen to unlimited on-demand music.
Former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sports a shirt that reads "unpaid blogger" on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011.
YouTube is rolling out new video editing features for users uploading videos to the site, the company announced Wednesday.
Qwiki, an online Wikipedia-esque service that displays information and computer-generated voices, images and video, launched an online presentation creation tool for publishers today, at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Subscription music service MOG on Wednesday announced it will launch a free on-demand component to its service tomorrow, in a move that will help it better challenge players like Spotify and Grooveshark.
Video editing doesn’t have to be a lonely undertaking. Stoome, a web-based video editing startup, wants to turn the creation and sharing of videos into a truly collaborative and social experience. Today at Demo Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley, Stroome announced that Mozilla has come on board as a new adviser on its open source efforts.
Street Fight, a trade publication geared toward businesses that focus on hyper-local deals, has closed an undisclosed funding round, VentureBeat has learned.
Executives from AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft met with web publishers Tuesday to present their plan to cooperate on display advertising, reports All Things D.
Prism Skylabs, an online image-streaming service that lets businesses post current photos to social networking and media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Yelp, announced today it has raised more than $1 million in funding from investors like Zynga investor Yuri Milner and Eric Schmidt.
Turntable.fm has finally announced details about its recent first-round funding led by Union Square Ventures. The company raised $7 million in the round but kept mum about the deal, including the amount and the names of the investors, until today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference.
Just in time for the Fall television lineup, today Fav.Tv launched an interactive television guide that lets people discuss, follow and get notified about their favorite shows.
Online media editing suite Aviary is taking its first step onto mobile devices today with the launch of its mobile SDK, which lets developers embed photo editing capabilities into any iPhone or Android app.
Hot social music startup Turntable.fm has finally made its way to mobile devices with the launch of its iPhone app today.
A little over a month after launching, music curation social network Rolling.fm has more than 85,000 registered members who have collectively made over a million friend connections through the service, the company announced today.
YouNow, an online video streaming application where you vote on broadcasters to keep them on the air or boot them off, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
The Boston Globe today launched its new subscriber-only website, which puts much of the publication’s in-depth content behind a paywall.
Michael Arrington, founder of technology blog TechCrunch and known for his fiery personality and zero tolerance for corporate authority, has “decided” to move on from the San Francisco-based tech news publication.
In what may end up being a Netflix for e-books, Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers to launch a new digital book library for customers of its premium Prime service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz resigned from the company’s board of directors Friday, according to a Wall Street Journal report published today.
Premium video streaming service Netflix updated its Android application recently with support for all devices running version 2.2 (Froyo) or version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of the mobile operating system.
Facebook is set to debut its entrance into music services at its F8 event next week, reports TechCrunch.
The FBI is looking into a hack on news corporation NBC‘s Twitter account, which was attacked by hacker group The Script Kiddies. The hackers tweeted false information about hijacked planes crashing into Ground Zero, the place where the World Trade Center once stood.
Aol and Yahoo have had their most embarrassing moments this week under the media spotlight. So it’s only natural that the two companies are rumored to be talking about a merger.
Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz might be at risk of losing money from her severance package due to offensive comments made about company’s board of directors in an interview published Thursday.
Viewsonic has scrapped its plans for integrating its smart HDTV set with Boxee’s media center software.
Barely 24 hours after getting fired from her position as CEO via a phone call from Yahoo’s chairman of the board, Carol Bartz tells Fortune, ”These people fucked me over.”