Media & Entertainment

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 ...

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

Amazon is finally providing some explanation for its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette, explaining that it's taken issue over Hachette's insistence on pricing ebooks above $9.99. In a note on Tuesday, Amazon explained that it's not actually looking for a particularly large share of the revenue on ebook sales: it's ...

Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify has updated its iOS app with an equalizer feature that offers 22 audio presets, including electronic, hip-hop, acoustic and classical among other options. The music streaming service is also letting users manually define their own equalizer settings within the app. The update is still rolling out to all iOS users on ...

‘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 ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about Amazon's Kindle Unlimited. ...

Report: GameStop May Soon Issue Credit Cards

Report: GameStop May Soon Issue Credit Cards

GameStop has a reputation of upselling customers at the cash register. As annoying as incessantly turning down pre-orders and protection plans can be, though, it's child's play compared to what the brick-and-mortar videogame retail giant is expected to start pushing soon. GameStop is set to offer its own credit card to ...

Report: Apple to Buy Podcast-Streaming App ‘Swell’ for $30 Million

Report: Apple to Buy Podcast-Streaming App ‘Swell’ for $30 Million

Apple is reported to be buying Google-backed podcast app Swell. The iPhone and iPad manufacturer is said to be spending $30 million (around £17.6 million or AU$32 million) to buy the app, shutting it down in the process. Swell is an iOS app that plays you a continuous stream of podcasts, saving you the hassle of finding ...

OkCupid Experiments on its Users — And is Excited About It

OkCupid Experiments on its Users — And is Excited About It

Online dating site OkCupid is laughing in the face of Facebook's human experimentation scandal, lauding its own such efforts on Monday in a blog post on OkTrends. The post, titled "We Experimented on Human Beings!" reminds us that "if you use the Internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on ...

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. (Apple has since confirmed the initial report of the ...

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify just updated its Android app’s Spotify Connect feature to let the app act as a remote to control other devices playing Spotify tunes. Now you can hook up your tablet to your home speakers and control the jams with your smartphone. The Spotify change log in Google Play states the following: "Want to use Spotify ...