Tag Archive: streaming media

Porn site sues Amazon over Fire TV

The owners of a porn website that shares the name as Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box are turning up the heat. Florida-based WREAL is suing Amazon for alleged trademark infringement, asking a U.S. District Court… Continue reading

Ultraviolet: Future hue of homevid?

After spending much of the past year educating consumers on the merits of UltraViolet, Hollywood is ready for the digital locker service to go mainstream in 2013. Launched by a consortium of more… Continue reading

Video growth drives network upgrade

When the standards for local wired high-speed computing networks were first formalized in 1985, streaming media wasn’t a big concern. But as demand for those services has increased, especially in recent years, officials… Continue reading

Mixed news on Netflix earnings

While Netflix saw its net income take a hit in the fourth quarter, the news wasn’t all-bad. The company beat estimates and more importantly saw its streaming business grow, despite a series of… Continue reading

Google TV tries again

The first iteration of Google TV fell flat. It was, at its core, a good idea that was marred by poor execution and mismanagement. Now the search giant is ready to give it… Continue reading

Gamefly details new digital service

GameFly has found a fair bit of success by emulating Netflix’s old business model in the video game space. For a fixed amount per month, users can rent console games and keep them… Continue reading

Who’s cutting the cord – and where do they live?

There’s plenty of talk about cord cutting these days – the idea that people can cancel their cable subscriptions and still view most (or all) of their favorite programming. There’s not a lot… Continue reading

Survey: Netflix price increases could spark notable user revolt

Netflix rolled the dice two weeks ago, announcing a significant change – and price increase – to its members. Now, it looks like a lot of those members may be planning to cut… Continue reading

Warner expands Facebook movie catalog

Warner Bros. is doubling down with Facebook. Roughly three weeks after offering “The Dark Knight” for streaming via the social network, the studio has added five more films – including a trio of… Continue reading

Playcast raises $10 mil in expansion bid

As interest revs up in the cloud gaming world, venture capitalists are doubling down. Playcast has raised $10 million in a Series B funding round to help it expand its ongoing rollout of… Continue reading