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Blockbuster Closings: Up To 960 Stores May Be Closed

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Blockbuster Inc. may close as many as 960 stores by the end of next year, shedding more dead weight as the struggling video rent...

The e-Book Wars: Is Pornography Next?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

With their proprietary software for Kindle readers only, Amazon has adapted a "we-win, you-lose," VHS vs. Betamax business model.

HuffPost Review: Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In the world of box sets, it would be impossible to find something better than Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972).

Exclusive clip from Warner Bros' new animated film: Wonder Woman (coming to DVD and Blu Ray March 3rd)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Here is a brief, 1 minute video clip from the upcoming (and allegedly bad ass) Wonder Woman animated feature. It comes out on DVD and Blu Ray on Mar...

Really Simple Ways To Save, So That You Can Enjoy My Luxury Service Journalism

Adam Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Adam Baer

Here are some of my personal budget strategies to keep enjoying the Luxury Life as defined in the glossies by Yours Truly.

Obama Supports DTV Delay: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 9, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

President-elect Barack Obama has joined the Consumers Union in asking congress to delay the digital television transition. Obama noted "inadequate f...

Blu Ray Faces Fuzzy Future

New York Times | Matt Richtel and Brad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The biggest news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January was not the birth of a new product but the death of one. A decision by Wa...

DVDs -- How And Why You Should Switch To BluRay

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Yep, it's time to make the switch to BluRay. You should buy a BluRay player and/or start buying movies on BluRay instead of regular DVDs wherever it makes sense. Here's how and why.

Blue OLEDs: Efficient Monitor Breakthrough Claimed By Korean Scientists

ars technica | Jon Stokes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last year at Thanksgiving, I was thankful for OLED displays finally coming to market in a meaningful way in 2007. But despite the progress made last y...

Senator Ted "Tubes" Stevens Guilty On All Counts: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 28, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

A jury convicted Senator Ted "Tubes" Stevens on all seven felony counts which violated federal ethics laws. Stevens is guilty of failing to report t...

SAG DVD Residuals Increase: RIP

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Three years from now, when the SAG agreement and WGA agreement expire a month apart, the unions may decide to try once again to increase DVD residuals.

Bought HD DVD? You May Get A Refund

ABC News | Ashley Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you bought an HD DVD player before the technology became outdated last month, you won't be stuck with a technological dinosaur -- at least if you b...

Microsoft Pulls Plug on HD DVD Players

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. said it will stop making HD DVD players for its Xbox 360 video game system after Toshiba Corp. ceded the high-definiti...

Toshiba May Pull Plug on HD DVD Format

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toshiba may pull the plug on its HD DVD business, the Japanese electronics maker said Monday, in what would signal the almost certain de...

Toshiba Quits HD DVD Business

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toshiba's decision to no longer develop, make or market high-definition HD DVD players and recorders will mean consumers can start feeli...

Report: Toshiba May End HD DVD Format

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Japanese electronics maker Toshiba might withdraw its HD DVD next-generation video format, Kyodo News agency reported Saturday. The rep...

Wal-Mart To Exclusively Sell Blu-Ray DVDs

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) on Friday said it plans to exclusively back the Blu-ray high definition movie format, the latest blow to the rival HD DVD ...

Blu-Ray Squeezing Out HD DVD

TG Daily | Mark Raby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Blu-ray had its best week ever with 85% of the high-def disc market share, according to trade publication Home Media Magazine. Since the b...

CES: The Final Roundup

SeekingAlpha | Eric Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So that's it. The Consumer Electronics Show ended Thursday in Las Vegas. Not much happens Thursday; it's the day for exhibitors to cruise each other's...

Toshiba Refuses To Surrender After Setbacks In HD-DVD Versus Blu-Ray War

Information Week | Antone Gonsalves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toshiba, which recently suffered a major setback in its fight to dominate the high-definition movie format for DVDs, on Monday dropped the prices of i...

Blu-Ray's Big Triumph At Gadget Show

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The International Consumer Electronics Show is turning out to be a celebration party for Blu-ray, the high-definition format that Sony Corp. backed, a...

WB To Use Blu-Ray Exclusively For DVDs

AP | Alex Veiga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warner Bros. Entertainment said Friday it will release high-definition DVDs exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format, becoming the latest studio to reje...

Do Apple's Macs Need Blu-ray?

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Will Steve Jobs jump into the silly hi-def DVD format war? Some analysts -- most recently AmTech's Shaw Wu -- expect Jobs to spend some of his Macworl...