Netflix is bringing its streaming service to Canada, the company announced on Monday.
Netflix plans to launch its streaming service in Canada this fall. The company offered few details on how the service will be implemented. Customers will be forced to pay a "low monthly fee" for access to the service.
Netflix said its service will work on both PCs and Macs, as well as "a range of consumer electronic devices capable of streaming from Netflix." Ostensibly, that means the HDTVs, set-top boxes, and game consoles that currently support Netflix streaming, but the company didn't … Read more
More details are surfacing about why Blogetery.com, a blogging platform that claimed to service more than 70,000 blogs, was mysteriously booted from the Internet by its Web-hosting company.
The site was shut down after FBI agents informed executives of Burst.net, Blogetery's Web host, late on July 9 that links to al-Qaeda materials were found on Blogetery's servers, Joe Marr, chief technology officer for Burst.net, told CNET. Sources close to the investigation say that included in those materials were the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda. Messages from Osama bin Laden and … Read more
Two services that enable users to blog or create online forums have disappeared from the Internet under mysterious circumstances.
Blogetery.com, a blogging platform, went dark on July 9, less than a week before Ipbfree.com, a service that helped users create Web message boards, went offline. No one has said these situations are linked, but they nonetheless possess intriguing similarities.
Each of the services host loads of user-generated content. Operators at both Blogetery and Ipbfree said they were shut … Read more
As first reported by LiveSide, Microsoft has begun offering the Zune Pass subscription service to customers in the U.K. The Zune devices have never been sold outside North America, so there hasn't been much reason to offer the related subscription service, which offers unlimited streams and temporary downloads plus 10 permanent downloads a month. But the Windows Phone 7 software has the Zune HD's functionality built in, and with that phone platform slated to launch worldwide later this year, it makes sense for Microsoft to begin testing it now.
I was able to confirm the report for … Read more
Note: For more recent news on this issue, read "Web host to return Blogetery's blogs."
Blogetery.com, a little-known WordPress platform used by more than 70,000 blogs, was shut down by its Web hosting company more than a week ago and nobody seems willing to say why or who is responsible.
BurstNet, the Web-hosting company, informed Blogetery's operator that service was terminated at the request of some law enforcement agency but wouldn't say which one. As for the reason, BurstNet hasn't made that clear either. In an e-mail to Blogetery's operator, BurstNet … Read more
I used to live in a haunted house. The lady who wandered around it in a white nightdress seemed benign enough. She never deliberately startled me or said "boo" and never made a mess. I think she was simply looking for something or someone she'd left behind. It wasn't me, as she had died, I believe, somewhere around 1672.
Facebook now has a similar issue to deal with. Around its vastly populated house, there are people who waft away to the next firmament without leaving a note or even saying goodbye. But they're still there. … Read more
Playlist.com, the music service once known as Project Playlist, is low on funds, multiple music industry sources told CNET on Friday.
Just a year ago, the site could boast 38 million registered users; Owen Van Natta, a highly respected former Facebook exec, as its CEO; and Bob Pittman, the MTV and Time Warner exec, as an investor. Since then, the site has suffered through dwindling user numbers, a management shakeup, and has struggled to raise money, the sources said.
Unless Playlist.com, which enables users to create and share song playlists with friends, attracts a significant amount of investment, … Read more
Of course the tech industry crowd is giddy over the full theatrical trailer for David Fincher's "The Social Network"--it's a tale of one of Silicon Valley's own, however ignominious its take on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be, and it looks to be of far higher quality than the few stabs at dot-com cinema storytelling that have bubbled up over the years. ("The Pirates of Silicon Valley" was decent, for a made-for-cable-TV movie; the Josh Hartnett flick "August," about a New York dot-com flop, was a flop itself.)
But what … Read more
A chilling piano-and-chorus cover of Radiohead's "Creep," a paean to social inadequacy, plays in the background for the duration of the full-length trailer for "The Social Network," the upcoming film about Facebook's origins.
The film's backstory is well-known--an unauthorized take on the company's history, directed by David Fincher of "Fight Club" fame, an Aaron Sorkin-penned screenplay based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich--but this is the first time that we've gotten a peek at any video footage. Previous trailers for "The Social Network&… Read more