Monday, March 25, 2019

Streaming Overtakes Downloads, Warner Music Reports

According to Warner Music Group, last quarter marked a milestone in the music industry. It was the first time any music company reported that its revenues in streaming audio overtook downloads. This...

Zynga Shuts Down Datacenters, Brings Cloud Back to Amazon

Like the saying goes, if you can’t be a good example, be a cautionary tale. The problem is, everyone thinks they’re a good example until they’re hip-deep in it, then they...

Meerkat Pivots to Facebook

Meerkats on the African savannah are known for their upright postures to scan the horizon for eagles and other birds of prey. In a way, Meerkat the app is looking for...

“No Seinfeld for you!”…if don’t have Hulu

What’s the deal with on-demand video? That’s a questions that Jerry, Kramer, Elaine and George are probably not as asking on their way to the bank to deposit their huge checks from...

Questionable and Expensive Advice: Inside those “You Have Malware! Call Now!” Pop-Ups

If you’re the designated tech support in your family, you’ve probably had someone approach you about those pop-ups that warn about the doom and gloom that’s about to befall that person’s...

Netflix to Shift to Content Ownership and Enter Production

House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and the newer seasons of Arrested Development may be the jewels in Netflix’s crown, but the streaming service doesn’t own the shows. It...

Comcast’s Dream of a Time Warner Merger is Over, Media Reports Say

The deal to bring together the nation’s two largest cable and internet providers has reportedly failed. Comcast’s bid to merge with Time Warner Cable met with skepticism from consumer advocacy groups, the...

Game of Cable: Comcast/Time Warner Deal in Doubt, May Result in Industry Freak-Out

Lawyers in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division will reportedly recommend the agency block Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable and could make their determination public next week. Concerns that the cable and...

Bing Share Really is Growing, Google Use Dipped According to comScore

Remember that statement from Google the other day in response to the European Union’s antitrust charges? That the search engine industry is vibrant and full of competition? If you muttered, "Yeah...

The Big G Strikes Back

When the European Union made its statement of objections against Google known, it alleged that the search engine systematically favored its own "comparison shopping product in its general search results pages." This...