Posts Tagged ‘streaming media’

Netflix: The Future Is Streaming

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Streaming seems like a huge improvement over the old DVD-by-mail route … too bad that there’s only two or three movies that come out each year that I actually care about watching.

Netflix expects its DVD-by-mail business to peak in 2013, at which point it believes its Watch Instantly streaming service will be driving its growth. That’s the gist of a slideshow posted on the company’s jobs site that details its plans to transform itself into the leading streaming subscription service for TV shows and movies.

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Report: Apple Prepping Cheap, Cloud-Based Apple TV For War With Google

Friday, May 28th, 2010

With both Apple and Google fighting for leadership in the field of cloud-based TVs, it’s pretty obvious that the whole concept of television in general is about to change …

The idea of putting iPhone apps on the Apple TV has been something some of us have been thinking about since at least 2008, when the original App Store launched. When rumors were swirling about Google TV, it became an even better idea as the living room was likely to be a new battleground for Apple/Google. And with the unveiling of Google TV last week, it became clear that this would be a next major fight — provided Apple started taking it seriously. Soon, they will be, if Engadget’s sources are correct.

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