Articles By: James Johnson

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

4 February 21, 2012 8:13 pm

Cable TV provider Comcast has jumped into the streaming movies and TV show game, announcing plans to take on current streaming leader Netflix. The new service called Xfinity Streampix will only be available to Comcast customers for $5 a month […]

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

7 February 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Amazon wants to try it’s hand at developing original half-hour TV programming for internet and TV viewers and to reach that goal the company has posted two new jobs on Amazon.com as it shops around for TV executives who can […]

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

5 February 10, 2012 2:38 am

The popular and critically acclaimed movie Bridesmaids is popular, so popular in fact that the movie has become the highest renting video-on-demand movie of all time. According to the Hollywood Reporter the female comedy has experienced 4.8 million rentals in just four […]

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

3 February 9, 2012 12:40 am

It’s been a tough go at the DVD-by-Mail service for Netflix over the last several months, a service that was once the cornerstone of the company’s business. First Warner Bros, Universal and Fox knocked back their release dates for cheap […]

AOL Chooses Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange For AOL Ad Inventory Control

AOL Chooses Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange For AOL Ad Inventory Control

4 February 6, 2012 10:28 pm

Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange has been selected as the program of choice for serving AOL ad inventory. The announcement follows the company’s Q4 2011 partnership with Yahoo. According to Yahoo: The inventory AOL makes available under the display advertising agreement […]

Steady Decline At Yahoo As Profits Sink Further

Steady Decline At Yahoo As Profits Sink Further

5 January 31, 2012 1:37 am

With Yahoo co-founder and ex-CEO Jerry Yang no longer with the company after 16 years and CEO Scott Thompson trying desperately to create better results Yahoo on Monday announced a 13 percent decline in revenue. The company’s Q4 2011 fiscal […]

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

3 January 26, 2012 9:01 am

When Netflix announced 60% pricing increases for their services and then attempted to spin-off the company’s dvd-by-mail service into the Qwikster platform shares at the company plunged by 75% but now the firm appears to be reversing its fortunes with […]

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

1 January 17, 2012 4:09 pm

Netflix investors have filed a class-action lawsuit against the movie service, claiming that the company misled them about earnings prospects after the company’s stock took a nosedive during the second half of 2011. Files in the U.S. District Court of Northern […]

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

2 January 16, 2012 1:29 pm

Spotify is giving other programmers and the general public the chance to meet some of their talents staff of programs by announcing the star of “Tech Meetups.” The special events meant to show off the company’s talent pool will take […]

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

2 January 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Hulu on Sunday launched the network’s first original TV series Battleground. The fictional show following a political campaign in Wisconsin and was produced by JD Walse, Haigai Shaham and 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb. The company is likely to […]

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

2 January 14, 2012 2:19 am

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar predicted in March 2011 that the company would earn half a billion dollars in revenue before the end of the year and while Hulu didn’t reach that goal the company still managed to pull in an […]

Facebook To Reach 1 Billion Users In August [Report]

Facebook To Reach 1 Billion Users In August [Report]

4 January 13, 2012 6:32 pm

Facebook is on course to reach a huge milestone in August 2012, that’s the month in which the social network is expected to pass the 1 billion users plateau. In case your not familiar with our planet’s currently population that’s […]

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

3 January 13, 2012 6:09 pm

It was a long time coming but Microsoft search engine Bing has surpassed Yahoo search to become the internet’s second most trafficked search property. When combined with other Microsoft owned properties users visited the site 2.75 billion times in December, […]

Facebook To Begin Rolling Out “Listen With” Feature For Audiophiles

Facebook To Begin Rolling Out “Listen With” Feature For Audiophiles

1 January 12, 2012 3:24 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the upcoming release of its new Listen With feature, a platform build into a users profile that allows them to share music and listen to music with friends in real-time. If the program sounds familiar you’re […]