With streaming media websites like Netflix and iTunes virtually wiping out Main Street’s DVD rental stores, Dish Network has found an alternative use for Blockbuster, the chain it acquired last year.
Satellite television provider Dish Network recently admitted that it may have been a bit shortsighted in its plans to transform video rental chain Blockbuster into a serious Netflix competitor.
A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.
Finding a Blockbuster near you will become even harder in the near future. Dish Network Corp, which purchased the video-rental retail chain last year, made a statement Thursday saying more of the retail stores would be closing down in the U.S. than originally planned.
Naughty Dog will release a video game package that includes two blockbusters, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves The bundle is due July 22, ahead of the release of its highly-anticipated third Uncharted game, according to ComputerandVideoGames.com.