Back in April, a company called Next Issue Media launched its digital-magazine app. A joint venture of five big publishers -- Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp and TIME's owner, Time Inc. -- it bundled a bunch of famous publications into a single app with all-you-can-read pricing.
When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?
Netflix's stock has bounced back sharply from last year's nightmare. But it may take some of Gob Bluth's best illusions (don't you dare call them tricks!) for the company to be profitable again anytime soon.
When Procter & Gamble shut down some access to the Internet this week, it wasn't to keep employees from messing around on Facebook or crafting personal e-mails on company time.
Last year was a rough one for many of Wall Street's recent darlings. Netflix, Salesforce.com, and Travelzoo are just a few of the "it" stocks that tumbled in 2011.
Netflix's key contract with Starz expired on Tuesday, causing a massive hit to its instant streaming catalog of movies and TV shows.
An update rolling out Tuesday for the Xbox Live network aims to do what Microsoft has been teasing for a while -- turn a platform designed primarily for video games into one that will be the major hub for all television viewing.
Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes each company's U.S. workers by their self-identified race and gender.
For Netflix, the hits keep on coming -- the bad kind.
TV on demand website Hulu, which has been not-so-quietly hunting for a buyer for several months, said late Thursday that it has decided not to sell itself.
Go install streaming music app Spotify on Facebook. Now brace yourself for a flood of comments and quips about your musical tastes -- including the track you fired up just seconds ago.
It pays to be a content provider these days. This morning, both Netflix and Amazon announced new digital video streaming deals.
Two of the key players in the battle for online streaming market, Netflix and Amazon, announced Monday that they've acquired new weapons for their content arsenals.
Sukhraj Beasla's parents boast that their successful daughter works at a bank. The problem is that it's all a lie -- she was laid off more than two years ago.
With grocery shelves seemingly stocked, many Americans still go hungry. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
Blockbuster was expected to launch a Netflix rival on Friday -- and it did, kind of.
Facebook wants to hear your life story.
Cable companies were ticked off when "cut the cord" became a rallying cry in 2009, with disgruntled consumers vowing to cancel their expensive TV plans in favor of cheaper options -- namely, Netflix.
Netflix's move to rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster sets that business up for a spin-off and underscores Netflix's longtime desire to go all-in on streaming. But it's a high-risk strategy: Streaming video has become a very expensive game -- and Netflix's rivals have much fatter wallets.
Netflix subscribers threatened to flee in droves when the company whacked them with a surprise price hike, which kicked in this month.
For three decades, Bob Lowry consulted for small radio stations, logging more than 100,000 miles a year on the road. Then media conglomerates began gobbling up his clients. By 2001, at age 52, Lowry faced a tough choice: "I could reinvent myself or retire and make do with what we had."
When you're a new tech company with a cool product, life is good. But once you become an industry leader, pleasing people is a lot tougher. Just ask Netflix.
Nearly one month after Apple's strict new App Store rules kicked in, Amazon and other publishers have finally rolled over.
When Netflix announced new prices for its DVD and streaming combo subscription plan a few weeks ago, many Netflix customers were unsurprisingly outraged.
With so many rumors about a Hulu buyout swirling around, it might be easier to list who isn't interested in snapping up the video streaming service.
Apple could be considering a purchase of popular online video service Hulu, according to "two people who weren't authorized to speak publicly."
Netflix announces an increase in the cost of streaming and DVD movie subscriptions, leaving many customers upset.
If Netflix had filed Tuesday's price-hike news in a movie genre, it would be either drama or horror.
In the not so distant past, Netflix was known mainly for its red envelopes. The DVD-rental-by-mail service was the company's core, and streaming video was a side perk for subscribers.
Big changes are coming to Apple's App Store on Thursday -- and they could mean big trouble for e-book sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Hulu is considering an unsolicited takeover offer, according to several news reports making the rounds on Wednesday.
Earnings and buyouts were the main talkers on StockTwits Wednesday, with tweets focusing on FedEx, Yahoo and ZAGG.
Dave Chappelle left many a fan out in the cold when he disappeared from the world of TV comedy in 2005, ducking out of "Chappelle's Show" in its third season.
Anderson Cooper adds people who talk and text in movie theaters to AC360's RidicuList.
In the wake of the recent Alamo Drafthouse "Don't Talk" PSA that has been blazing a viral trail on YouTube over the past 48 hours, I was asked to expand on our other operational policies at the theater.
Rescue workers were looking for at least a dozen children reported missing following two landslides that buried a Malaysian orphanage, killing at least 16 people and injuring nine others, the nation's official news agency reported Sunday.
Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day earlier buried an orphanage in Malaysia, the national news agency said.
Netflix knocked over a new milestone Monday: It now has more subscribers than the largest cable TV operator in the U.S.
As broadcasters and television networks try to figure out their Internet strategy, the TV content that actually is online is generating quite a pretty penny.
In a bid to get more eyeballs on its movies, one major studio is looking to turn Facebook into a movie-streaming service.
On Tuesday, Amazon launched Instant Video, a streaming movie and TV service that features more than 5,000 titles.
You're an adult. You know how to prioritize your time to do your job. So why should your company ration out vacation reluctantly and monitor when you spend it? Wouldn't it be nice to do away with vacation-day limits entirely, so you could leave work whenever you want for as long as you feel you need?
Netflix stock is riding high, with a share value that has nearly tripled within the past year. As the movie distributor prepares to announce its fourth quarter earnings later today, we asked two analysts to weigh in on whether the company can make good on the market's enthusiastic expectations. Here's what they had to say:
The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice on Tuesday approved -- with several conditions -- a merger of the country's largest cable operator, Comcast, and broadcasting company NBC Universal.
At the just-ended Consumer Electronics Show, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced that Hulu is bringing its premium Hulu Plus service to smartphones running Android 2.2. He also demonstrated the Hulu Plus app during his presentation.
Netflix has built up a large library of catalog television content that can be streamed to subscribers on demand. Now, the company wants to get access to current episodes of primetime TV shows, and it's willing to pay up.
YouTube has officially launched its new TrueView ad format, allowing site visitors to avoid watching ads they're not interested in.
Hulu's premium service Hulu Plus, which launched as a preview in July and recently opened up to everyone, is now out of testing period and has a new price tag of $7.99 per month.
Boxee has announced that its Boxee Box -- a set-top box for streaming video content built in collaboration with D-Link -- is now available in 33 countries.
Hulu now reaches 30 million viewers a month, and Zynga's games draw a bigger daily audience than the New York Times.
Enter your birthdate on this site to prove that you're over 18: And please be honest, kids.
Maybe Apple approved Skyfire, an iPhone web browser that plays Flash videos, to prove a point: Flash is losing relevance.
IPhone and iPad users' long wait for an app that allows them to view Flash videos is about to be over.
Google TV has the network television industry's attention.
Matthew Callahan's laptop is sitting in its case, which is most likely where it will stay for the next nine months he's on the road.
Potential cord cutters take note: the cheapest and arguably easiest and (for some) long-awaited way to bring Hulu to a TV is now a reality.
Even in the age of DVRs and Hulu, live sporting events like the Super Bowl produce ratings bonanzas. But these days sports divisions at the four major networks confront a future in which viewers -- and advertisers -- move to cable and elsewhere. That poses a challenge for Eric Shanks, 38, who became the youngest network sports division president ever when he was named head of Fox Sports in May.
A possible initial public offering of Internet TV service Hulu would be a significant test for the success of the online streaming video business.
Internet TV website Hulu on Tuesday unveiled a premium, subscription-based service that will be available on the iPhone, iPad, and some other devices in addition to the Web.
Think you need to buy a new phone to get better battery life?
Viewers might have a different idea of what they are going to see when they start watching the movie "Strictly Sexual" on Hulu.com, but that hasn't stopped them from making it one of the most popular on the site.
Your cable bill is going up this year -- and next year, and the year after that -- with no end in sight.
Comcast rolled out a Web-based on-demand television and movie service on Tuesday that gives customers access to more than 2,000 hours of television and movies.
Eric Schmidt's presence at a swanky music industry gathering was an illustration of how far digital technology has come and the power it has amassed.
A first thought upon hearing that Comcast is buying NBC Universal from GE? "Oh my God, will this be the end of "30 Rock?"
EW.com and Hulu make sure your fave TV doesn't get ignored this awards season
Two cable powerhouses have announced an ambitious pilot program that aims to convince their customers that, actually, TV on the web should not be free.
There has perhaps never been a better time to drop your $60-a-month cable bill and subsist purely on free web video.
When Hulu, the online video joint venture of GE's NBC and News Corp.'s Fox (and now Disney's ABC), launched last year, CEO Jason Kilar said its mission was "to help people find and enjoy the world's premium content when, where, and how they want it." Perhaps what he meant to say was, "Anytime, anywhere, anyhow - except on a TV screen."
Not so long ago, music companies were doing all they could to keep their music away from online video sites. Now Vivendi-owned Universal Music Group is partnering with Google's YouTube to do for music videos what Hulu.com has done for TV. After much speculation, the companies Thursday afternoon announced plans for Vevo.com, a premium music site that will feature all of UMG's artists.
YouTube is in talks to acquire licensing rights to full-length content from Sony Pictures, home of such films as "The International" and "Spider-Man," sources familiar with the negotiations told CNET News.
Whether it's watching Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart trade blows on Hulu, or catching up on the latest from the Disruptors series (shameless plug, I know) more and more video is getting delivered via the Internet.
If there's one major obstacle to the success of news video online, it's the lack of a central, organized place for viewing. A new company backed in part by wireless pioneer Craig McCaw hopes to change that.
It took Hulu.com less than a year to become the go-to destination for television-watching on the Web. Hulu even scored a spot on traditional media's biggest stage, a Super Bowl commercial.
When Corey Wynsma's wife got laid off a few months ago from her graphic design job, the couple did an inventory of their household budget.
More than 2 million Americans lost their jobs last year, the stock market fell by almost 45 percent from its peak, and comparisons with the Great Depression are becoming disturbingly commonplace.
Amy Poehler is one of the hottest properties in comedy today, a close second to former "Saturday Night Live" co-star Tina Fey. Anyone who caught Poehler impersonating Hillary Clinton or rapping about Sarah Palin knows how good she is.
Saturday Night Live isn't the only brand boosted by Tina Fey's Sarah Palin routines. If you're one of the millions who's watched those skits online within a week of their original broadcast, chances are you've seen them at Hulu.com. It's a big moment for the free video site.
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