Roundup – October Never Sleeps Edition

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It is no secret that October tends to be a big month for those interested in technology. With companies gearing up for the holiday shopping season and jockeying to one-up the competition in pursuit of the dollars destined to stream out of our wallets, October tends to be a poor month to take a vacation if you spend your free […]

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Dish Backs Off Plans for Blockbuster vs. Netflix Brawl

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Many folks were left scratching their heads when Dish Network bought up the crumbled shell of Blockbuster. The once mighty movie rental chain had been felled in large part by Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service, with Netflix’s streaming service and Redbox’s kiosk rental model swooping in for the final kill. Not that Blockbuster didn’t try to fight back. It was in […]

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Netflix Sets February 1 to Debut “House of Cards”

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Netflix tooks it first tentative steps into the world of original programming with Lilyhammer, a series developed in conjunction with a Norweigan production company. However, Netflix also has a couple of series coming up that the company has taken on all by itself. The first up will be House of Cards. Backed by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, Netflix made […]

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Netflix Adds People Search to Xbox 360 App

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One of the most interesting aspects of watching a streaming service provider like Netflix roll its apps out across the various Smart TV platforms and OTT boxes on the market is watching how different devices and platforms receive access to different features at different times. In fact, sometimes a feature rolls out to a new platform that I wasn’t even […]

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Netflix Reaches Out to HBO, HBO Turns Up Their Nose

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Netflix recently released their Q2 results, announcing a return to profitability after taking a $5M hit in Q1. The company didn’t bring on as many new subscribers as expected, including a narrow miss in Latin America, the UK and Ireland where the company recently launched. In spite of this miss, the company plans to go in the red again next […]

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D-Link Announces MovieNite Plus (DSM-312)


You’d be forgiven if it seems like D-Link just introduced the “MovieNite” because it’s only been a few months since the DSM-310 was announced. Obviously they are discrete devices, with the first rev offering only six channels – VUDU, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Picasa, and mydlink. More is better, and channel count matters; so today we get the “MovieNite Plus” (DSM-312) […]

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NETGEAR Announces NTV200S Media Streamer

NETGEAR just announced the NTV200S (aka NTV PRO) as successor to their popular NTV200 media streamer this morning. Those with familiar with the previous device will be forgiven for not noticing the difference as it essentially the same device (offering all the good stuff we loved like VUDU and Netflix) just with WiDi support (via 2x 2.4GHz antennas) for $20 […]

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Netflix Announces Open Connect CDN


There is no doubt that Netflix has become an Internet video streaming juggernaut. They generate more traffic and have cornered more money in the market than just about anyone else. Streaming video over the Internet may be cheaper in the long run than shipping discs through the mail, but it’s a safe bet that a goodly chunk of the distribution […]

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