Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos from Any Site With Friends

Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos from Any Site With Friends

Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where they ...

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video. If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a new revenue source: In addition to selling its reruns to Netflix and its competitors, it will ...

Netflix’s Secretive View Counts Were (Kind of) Uncovered

Netflix’s Secretive View Counts Were (Kind of) Uncovered

Netflix doesn’t want anyone to know how many people watch its original shows, like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” But until a few months ago, at least one company had a pretty good idea — and shared it publicly. Now Netflix has plugged that leak. Procera Networks, a broadband monitoring company, ...

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix has surpassed HBO in subscription revenue, CEO Reed Hastings proclaimed on his Facebook page Wednesday. Netflix subscription rates have been consistently on the rise this past year--from just above $500 million to nearly $1.2 billion in the past year--while HBO’s subscription revenue has remained comparatively ...

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to their networks. This is the exact same evolution that Netflix has been going through, building out its own CDN and agreeing to pay ...

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company's streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay. Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May. "We're now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 30, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 30, 2014

If you’re a regular user of Google Chrome, you probably know that you can perform Google searches directly in the browser’s “Omnibox” – that text box at the top of your screen that shows a website’s URL. But did you know that you can also add other site-specific search engines to that box? It saves you a step ...

‘EA Access’ on Xbox One May Be My New Favorite Video Game Thing

‘EA Access’ on Xbox One May Be My New Favorite Video Game Thing

EA announced a new service called EA Access on Tuesday, which delivers some of its games on the Xbox One at incredibly inexpensive prices. Check it out: EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play.  During the beta, gamers will have unlimited ...

The Next Net Neutrality Fight Will Be Over The Internet of Things

The Next Net Neutrality Fight Will Be Over The Internet of Things

The fight over net neutrality will soon be in your fridge. Net neutrality is one of the hottest debates of the year. It has developers worrying that their services won’t be able to compete without access to the internet’s “fast lane.” Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Verizon argue that to provide ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 29, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 29, 2014

Amazon recently launched Kindle Unlimited, a new e-book subscription service that gives you access to over 600,000 e-books and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Amazon’s not the first company to launch a “Netflix for e-books” program, though – Oyster and Scribd have both already launched similar services. ...