The fact that Hulu is still shopping for a buyer hasn't stopped the streaming service from expanding its would-be empire, which now has an international presence. Hulu officially launched in Japan this week, marking the first time it's set virtual foot outside the United States. It's the first step toward becoming a global brand, and could make the service more valuable (and attractive) to potential suitors.
Adventure. Excitement. A geek craves not these things...most of the time. While most of us are content to walk in the light, a number of our most craven geek brethern have chosen to follow a darker path, seeking power, fame and glory through any means neccesary. Plying their geeky wiles towards bending the world to their will, these nerdy neerdowells will stop at nothing to survive and thrive. To make sure you know to steer clear of such villianous vermin, we've put together a gallery of some of the worst offenders. After all, knowing is half the battle.
Videogame publisher Electronic Arts announced preliminary financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2011, posting numbers that came in higher than what analysts were expecting. EA's GAAP total net revenue for the quarter settled in at $999 million, up 23 percent from the $815 million it posted in the same quarter one year ago.
Netflix acknowledged in its Q2 earnings report that its recent price hike will likely cause revenue to fall in the third quarter before rebounding in the fourth. Investors responded by feeding the hybrid DVD-by-mail/streaming movie service a heaping slice of humble pie in after hours trading, sending the company's sky-high stock price down more than 10 percent.
We know that a lot of you are mighty sore about the recent hike in Netflix rates, but according to sources, they’re putting that money to use. Netflix has reportedly worked out a deal with DreamWorks Animation to get the studio's films on the Internet company’s streaming service.
How many times have you wanted to yell at a movie character to look behind them before they're sliced to bits, or give them some information crucial to whatever dilemma they're facing? The problem is, they never listen, no matter how spot on your advice. But what if they did? Intel and Toshiba today announced a new social film project called "Inside" that will give you, the viewer, a chance to direct the action from your recliner.
Sony has had more than its share of issues lately, but just days after switching all its PlayStation services back on, they’re ready to woo jilted customers. That’s right, the Sony Welcome Back program is online. The free games and other perks will be available for your consideration until July 3. If you haven’t taken advantage by then, the deals go bye-bye.
Instead of stepping outside for a coffee break when there's a lull at work, YouTube wants you to grab a bag of popcorn and plop yourself in front of your PC. The Google-owned video sharing site today rolled the dice with online rentals and added thousands of of full length feature films from major Hollywood studios to its catalog, provided you reside the U.S. And it's not just old movies that you've seen a hundred times already on VHS.
There are thousands of websites out there that will happily assist you in standing on the neck of your day-to-day productivity, but few can do it as effectively and as addictively as Famous Objects From Classic Movies, our Cool Site of the Week.
When was the last time you bought a DVD? Net-who – oh, Netflix? Yeah, that's what we thought. You aren't alone in your gradual migration to streaming video content. A new report indicates that DVD sales have dropped off 20% in the first quarter of 2011 when compared to a year ago.