Posts Tagged ‘stream’
  • KaZaa reborn — Subscription music service with a social twist.
    by Mike
    Posted June 3rd, 2010 at 7:09 am
    KaZaa's old model may be down and out for the count, but the men behind the old green giant are trying at this whole digital music thing once again with a new subscription/social service called "Rdio". The social aspect of Rdio will apparently focus around the ability to friend other Ridio users, see what other users are listening to, and comment accordingly. Hmmm, sounds a lot like, and several other lesser known music streaming services. Oh, and all this can be had for $5-$10/...
  • HOT HOT HOT: Sega Genesis games now $2.99 on Steam!
    by Mike
    Posted June 2nd, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    While many of the so called "hardcore" classic gamers already have gigabytes upon gigabytes of old ROMs, a few of you out there may want to stay more on the legal side of things. Today, Steam is making that a great deal easier with 11 new classic Sega Genesis games ripe for the pickin'. The best part is that they're only $2.99. Catch the list inside... (more...)...
  • Netflix continues screwing over customers with delayed new-release rentals compliments of Fox and Universal…
    by Mike
    Posted April 12th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Like renting new releases via Netflix soon after they're released? Well, now you'll have to either (A) find a new similar service or (B) start pirating that crap because Netflix just made it harder to enjoy the service you pay for. With the help of Fox and Universal, delaying new movie rentals for 28 days after release in hopes of increased physical media sales is the sole motivation behind this move. According to the trio, it's a "win-win" for everyone, ultimately bringing lower prices. Fo...
  • Destination unknown: Simplify discontinuing music streaming apps, changing direction.
    by Mike
    Posted March 15th, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Here's quite a shoker: Popular WiFi and 3G streaming app, Simplify, will be no more in its current form. Per a post on the Simplify company blog, Simplify as we have come to know it will be discontinued and the company as a whole changing direction. What direction are they going exactly? For that, we'll have to play the "wait and see" game with Simplify stopping short of describing any immediate goals on the linked post above. Support for their current apps will continue on for "at least 3 m...
  • Score one for the little guy: Common folk aren’t the only ones. Even the government hates NBC’s Olympics coverage failure.
    by Mike
    Posted March 1st, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    I as a commoner, a mere spec in the population bucket of the United States can sit here ranting and raving all I want about how NBC single handedly ruined the Olympics for the entire country. As an American, I'm ashamed and embarrassed to say NBC represented our country as the sole provider of Olympics coverage. And until today, you could even say I was alone (though 30 3 seconds on Google will quickly paint a vivid -- and expletive ridden -- picture). It is today however, March 1st 2010 that...
  • Survey says: NBC blows Olympics, sucks at life overall…
    by Mike
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    It's no secret that the general consensus surrounding NBC's handling of the Olympics is that it sucks. Plain and simple -- horrible. Between tape delays, "old farts", and utter lack of any real selection of online content means for an increasingly digital generation, the Olympics was an epic let down. Don't believe me or the countless other sites highlighting such travesties? Just look at Crimson Hexagon's data (above) collected across various online sources, namely 20,000+ Twitter posts and...
  • Cablevision aiming to suck less, debuting “PC-to-TV” screen streaming service.
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2010 at 4:45 am
    Spend any measurable amount of time in the tech realm and you'll quickly find out that in terms of ISP's, Cablevision rarely get's "I love you" reviews. Usually expletives and other nasty phrases are being hurled forth. So consider it a welcome surprise to learn that that a cable company who has generally favored old business models (read: eschewing anything remotely interesting to techies) is now moving forward with a new "PC-to-TV" service that if launched successfully, will be quite additio...
  • Free music downloads come to Vodafone 360 customers.
    by Mike
    Posted February 12th, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Thinking of getting a new phone and having trouble deciding which one to pick up? Do you take pleasure in finding new music or simply music in general? If so, Vodafone has a deal for you! New customers who purchase one of two current Vodafone 360 phones, (Vodafone 360 H1 or M1 mobile) will get free access to the carrier's "Vodafone Music 10 Track Pack" giving them up to 30 free music downloads (limit of 10 per month) for up to 3 months. Basically it's a bundled trial with any new phone p...
  • Cool: NBC using 730,000 feet to bring all-HD Olympics to customers. Bad: A paltry 400 hours of live Olympic streams to be available. Answer: NBC = Epic fail.
    by Mike
    Posted February 12th, 2010 at 11:37 am
    The Olympics are a grand time for many people and groups all over the world. It's a time for said groups to represent their country on the world stage, proving that they are just a cut above the rest. For decades, watching the Olympics meant catching time in between your busy life schedule to sit down and enjoy the (tape delayed) games. And then there was the VCR. Recording the not only the Olympics but TV in general was a huge revolution, as now people didn't have to babysit their TV. Then...
  • Blockbuster filing for bankruptcy in Portugal. Blames piracy — not managerial incompetence or failure to get on the digital bandwagon sooner.
    by Mike
    Posted February 10th, 2010 at 8:33 am
    As if we didn't see this one coming... Blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy in Portugal. Why does that matter to us here? It doesn't really. But it goes to show how a company stuck on old business models and resistant to embracing new technologies kills itself. If Blockbuster had moved to some form of Netflix solution or even to a more digital business model, perhaps their pockets (and stores) would be a tad more full, hmm? Once riding high on a 100 store army in Portugal, Blockbuster ...
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