Our hilarious Internet video of the day is also a disturbingly meta metaphor for what's got to be happening if the FCC would just roll over and approve a Comcast-NBCU merger 4-1, like they did today: walking headlong into the fountain. Hello, content balkanization! What could possibly go wrong? Also in the news, Steve Jobs on medical leave again, get your info off Facebook, for god's sakes, and why everybody hates Netflix. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Don't hold your breath for the arrival of "The Sopranos" or "Entourage" on Netflix's streaming service.
Citing a "high-placed Time Warner executive," The Hollywood Reporter reported late last week that the only way for Time Warner-owned HBO to offer its content on Netflix's service is if the rental company charges customers $20 per month, rather than the $7.99 it currently charges streaming-only users. At such a price, The Hollywood Reporter's source claims, Netflix would get a "meaningful amount of HBO content."
Jeff Cusson, HBO senior vice president … Read more
Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:
Mozilla is considering building a do-not-track feature into Firefox
News Corp. is thinking about selling off MySpace
Panasonic is getting closer to launching its portable gaming system, the Jungle
AT&T adds HBO and Cinemax streaming access to its U-Verse service
Microsoft may be seeking to compete with Netflix for streaming video
The Facebook application that claims to show you who is viewing your profile is a scam
AT&T said that customers of U-verse, an Internet protocol TV service that as of a year ago had 2 million subscribers, can log on to Hbogo.com and Maxgo.com and watch their shows via the Web--provided they also subscribe to HBO and Cinemax.
It's long-accepted wisdom in the tech world that when the porn industry adopts a technology, that technology has arrived. Sadly for all of us, that day has arrived for 3-D. No, seriously. 3-D porn. Soft-core, thank goodness. Also, how HBO is trying to Benjamin us to death, why Windows Phone 7 might turn out to be cool after all, and the RIAA trying to force FM radios into all cell phones. No, really!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
If you were hoping to see HBO's content show up on Netflix's streaming service, things aren't looking too good for you.
In an interview with Bloomberg, HBO Co-President Eric Kessler went on the record as saying "there is a value in exclusivity," and that people would "pay a premium" for it.
That exclusivity comes in the form of HBO's own online streaming service called HBO Go, which the company launched in February.
Unlike Netflix and competitor Redbox, which are having to wait nearly a month to release some new films via their … Read more
This week on preGAME we build our very own racetrack and then give it a spin live on the show! Today we're giving you a double dose of racing action with ModNation Racers and Split/Second. Joining us on the phone to talk about ModNation Racers will be Dan Sochan, producer on the project.
Before we hit our live demos, we'll discuss some of this week's top gaming headlines. First up, Halo: Reach has been officially dated. September 14 is when you'll be able to play the prequel to the Halo trilogy that follows a team … Read more
Person A is geared up with Wii accessories including wings, a balance board, a rowing machine, a steering wheel, a gun, and some Wiimote weights. All of these things are available for the Wii.
Person B has Natal on Xbox.
Which person do you want to be? Pretty soon, outfitting yourself to play Wii will have you looking like Doc Brown.
Other links from Tuesday afternoon's episode of Loaded:
If you don't like broad patents on potentially world-changing scientific developments like scientific genomes, well, then, build your own! Also, does the $97 iPhone 3GS mean the 4G model will be on sale at launch? And we find out why five inches just isn't enough. Sorry.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
The PlayStation Network is officially the first console marketplace to offer original content from premium cable network HBO. Starting today, PlayStation 3 and PSP owners will be able to purchase and download seasons and individual episodes via the PlayStation Store.
Available immediately are seasons one and two of "True Blood," season one of "Eastbound and Down," one through three of "Big Love," and one and two of "Entourage."
Gamers will also get access to a generous backlog of HBO programming including some of the seasons from shows like "The Sopranos," &… Read more