Too little, too late: Blockbuster gives up on trying to beat Netflix

Blockbuster Growing up, Blockbuster was the place to go to get videos. When I was a kid, we’d drive down to the now-shuttered big, bright corner store in Santa Monica to pick out movies to watch. Later, in college, I patronized Berkeley’s local indie shop Reel Video (also now defunct) on the rare occasions that I wanted to rent something. But by my junior year in college (2003), I—along with millions of Americans—discovered Netflix, and happily devoured as many films as I could. Read the full story at ARS Technica.