Media & Entertainment

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

Cable companies, you've been put on notice. Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -- is on the rise, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. In fact, some young adults may never even pay for cable TV in their lifetimes. The number of ...

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy. Beats Music, the new subscription music service that launched in January, figures ...

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of ...

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t ...

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

The big US broadcasters are primarily leaning on legal action to shut down Aereo's antenna-based streaming TV service, but what if the startup prevails in court? Apparently, the media giants aren't too worried; they have some backup plans. The Wall Street Journal claims that CBS is considering a subscription-based video ...

Xbox One Gets April Update, Adds Friend Notifications and More

Xbox One Gets April Update, Adds Friend Notifications and More

The Xbox One April update has begun rolling out to systems and will continue over the next few days, according to an announcement on the Major Nelson blog. The latest update initially rolled out last month to users in Microsoft's beta program, an initiative that lets console owners test system updates prior to their ...

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

There’s no shortage of video-focused, Internet-connected boxes on the market and most of them can handle music streaming too. But what if you stripped out the video and concentrated entirely on audio? That’s what ‘social WiFi’ company Fon is doing with its new Gramofon device. Hook a Gramofon box up to your Internet ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Heartbleed on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Heartbleed on Good Day Wake Up

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

Exercise Your Brain by Playing Video Games

Exercise Your Brain by Playing Video Games

Mamma Mia! Last year, scientists in Berlin found that playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day increased gray matter in the brain. According to the journal of Molecular Psychiatry, this astounding find was observed in the parts of the brain that involve spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning and fine ...