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. ...

How to Enhance Your Netflix Experience With Third-Party Programs

How to Enhance Your Netflix Experience With Third-Party Programs

We've heard your complaint: you can't find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that's available to watch, and sometimes you want to do the choosing instead of ...

Oyster Opens its E-Book Subscription Service to Web Browsers

Oyster Opens its E-Book Subscription Service to Web Browsers

If there was any lingering questions around whether there is a market for monthly ebook subcriptions, Amazon surely went some way towards answering them when it introduced its $9.99 ‘all-you-can-read’ Kindle Unlimited plan last week. While this raised many concerns around the implications for authors’ monetization, it ...

A Look Back at the Google Chromecast’s First Year

A Look Back at the Google Chromecast’s First Year

One year ago today, Google surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small dongle that makes it possible to stream YouTube, Netflix and other online media services to the TV. At the time, Chromecast was radically different from any of the other streaming devices out there — and since then, it has begun to change how ...

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

When word first got out about Amazon’s (then-rumored) Kindle Unlimited, I was more than a little excited. Unlimited e-books! $10 a month! I’m going to read everything all of the time, forever! When the program actually rolled out, I was underwhelmed. Yes, having access to 600,000 books for $10 a month is a ...

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix announced on Monday that it topped 50 million streaming subscribers during the second quarter of 2014. That’s a whole lot of binge-watching. The company still has plenty of room to grow internationally, though, as just 13.8 million of Netflix’s 50.05 million streaming members are located overseas. Meanwhile, ...