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House of Cards: 10% of Netflix Subscribers Have Streamed It

House of Cards: 10% of Netflix Subscribers Have Streamed It

It’s been a little more than two weeks since Netflix released its long-awaited original series House of Cards to the public. The entire first season of the show, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and was produced by David Fincher, was released at once, leading many subscribers to binge-watch over the first few ...

Netflix Says ‘House of Cards’ is Most-Watched Program

Netflix Says ‘House of Cards’ is Most-Watched Program

Taking a page from Amazon’s Kindle playbook, Netflix says its homegrown series “House of Cards” is its most-watched title, but declined to give any numbers. “I don’t want to give ratings, because it is a real apples-to-oranges comparison with network ratings,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, ...

Hulu Plus on iOS Gets ‘Kids Lock’ Feature

Hulu Plus on iOS Gets ‘Kids Lock’ Feature

Hulu's Kids Lock has already been implemented on Android, and now it's time for the children-tailored, itty-bitty feature to make its way to iOS -- well, at least to the iPad. It's rather simple, really: Kids Lock essentially comes in the form of a virtual button on the app, allowing parents -- or whoever's in charge -- to ...

Growth of a Meme: How the Harlem Shake Went Viral

Growth of a Meme: How the Harlem Shake Went Viral

It's too soon to tell if the various bizarre 30-second versions of "Harlem Shake" have what it takes to be 2013's answer to "Gangnam Style." But to the delight of everyone who enjoys getting jiggy in dorm rooms and offices, the Harlem Shake meme has taken off fast enough to get some serious credit from the powers that be at ...

HBO Go Now Works Over AirPlay From iPhone and iPad

HBO Go Now Works Over AirPlay From iPhone and iPad

Over the last several years, HBO has been making its streaming video product more attractive to users, by adding more and more devices that users can stream its programming on. At the D: Dive Into Media conference today, HBO President and COO Eric Kessler said that the company is enabling AirPlay streaming for its HBO apps, ...

Fragmentation: Why No Streaming Service Can Be Perfect

Fragmentation: Why No Streaming Service Can Be Perfect

Hulu Plus. Amazon Prime. Netflix. Redbox. In an ideal world, any one of these would someday become an all-encompassing streaming service. One subscription, one price, one ticket out of the cable's iron grasp. That's never been the case, of course. But as exclusive content deals keep piling up, it's increasingly clear that ...

House of Cards’ Full-Season Launch Redefines ‘Spoiler Alert’

House of Cards’ Full-Season Launch Redefines ‘Spoiler Alert’

This article about “House of Cards” contains no spoilers. That notice seems necessary, since Netflix’s all-at-once release of the Kevin Spacey political thriller series last Friday has raised a thicket of questions. Chief among them: how can viewers who binged on all 13 episodes in one sitting talk about the show ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: House of Smart

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: House of Smart

Some time from now, we may remember February 1, 2013 as opening day of a new TV era – and not for the reason immediately coming to mind right now. For some, Netflix's premiere of House Of Cards last Friday is memorable as the first major scripted TV series commissioned by a Web site to gain superlative reviews, even ...

Is it Smart for Netflix to Dump New Shows in One Big Clump?

Is it Smart for Netflix to Dump New Shows in One Big Clump?

Netflix's flagship original programming effort, House of Cards, dropped the other day, and chances are you've heard because a lot of people have been talking about it. The question is, will they keep talking? Netflix shoved the show out into the world all at once, just like it's going to do with Arrested Development, so ...

YouTube Says Super Bowl Ads Aired Early Get 600% More Views

YouTube Says Super Bowl Ads Aired Early Get 600% More Views

Is putting your Super Bowl ad on YouTube before the big game a good idea? It is if you want to get more views for your video. According to YouTube's research, ads that ran online before the Super Bowl last year got 9 million views, in average. Those that waited? 1.3 million. The six-fold difference explains why there has ...