Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • Comcast CFO: NBC Needs Turnaround Time

    The day after NBC had an uninspiring first night of the season, Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis reiterated that the company believes it will take a while for the fourth-place network to move up the charts. ...Read the whole story

  • Zipcar Taps Levy For Humorous Take On Urban Life

    Car share company Zipcar has tapped comedian Dan Levy for a video series central to a social media push to promote the Boston-based service as an automotive solution to the frenetic urban life. The effort, "One Crazy Day," is a Facebook-based program where consumers give Levy a series of tasks that have to be completed in one day via Zipcar. ...Read the whole story

  • Tapjoy Adds New In-App Video Format

    Mobile ad platform Tapjoy is rolling out a new in-application video ad unit that allows users to interact with the ad without having to leave the app they're in. The goal is to provide a more seamless experience and higher engagement. In return for watching an entire video ad, a user playing a game will be able to earn virtual currency to unlock special features or content within the game. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix Could Lose More Subs, Redbox Could Benefit

    As Netflix concedes that pricing increases have cost it customers, consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates says it is at risk of bleeding even more subscribers. Up to 30% could cancel their memberships -- and RedBox may be the beneficiary. ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix Defends Price Hike As Price Of Doing Business

    Netflix management defended its recent and dramatic business model changes -- price increases, branding shifts -- saying they responded quickly to a changing marketplace. Part of that change is the creation of Qwikster to handle its DVD business. ...Read the whole story

    Blockbuster Accused Of Violating Video Privacy Law

    Blockbuster has been hit with a new privacy lawsuit alleging that it violates a federal law by keeping detailed records about Web users. ...More

    • Is Content Syndication The New SEO?

      In a world with ad networks and exchanges, where companies are looking to aggregate content and audiences in scale, is the "destination" model still a valid business strategy? The largest destinations will continue to get significant ...More

    • Netflix: Weathering A Storm Or Causing A Tempest In A Teacup?

      Netflix was the darling of video innovation, becoming the largest paid video subscription service in the U.S. (by subscriber count) and creating a tsunami of buzz of what the future of video was all about. Then ...More