Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? No, Google Music!

Welcome once again to the show that never ends; the battle of corporate giants Google and Apple. Google has launched music services for its Android handset users while Apple has launched a new service, iTunes Match. It's a big step for Google, as not having a music purchase service was reckoned to be something of a [...]

Netflix and Lionsgate get ready to Kick Ass in the UK

Netflix Heading Across the Pond After Lionsgate Agreement The US DVD rental and media-streaming giant has recently outlined plans to launch its services in the United Kingdom and Ireland, expanding its base of operations into Europe. Netflix has just announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Lionsgate UK and says the UK and Ireland launch will happen [...]

Amazon and VUDU Go ‘Web App’ for the iPad and other Tablets

The reality is native apps are only better than cross-platform web apps in a small number of instances. Publishers are starting to realize that not only is it easier to build device "optimized" web apps for TV, tablet, mobile, etc., but that they can also help their bottom line by sidestepping a platform's in-app payment [...]

Amazon Cloud Drive Offering ‘Unlimited’ MP3 and AAC Music Storage for a Limited Time

Amazon has just beefed up their cloud offering and is enticing new users with a deal that's too good to pass up. For a limited time, Amazon Cloud Drive customers are able to take advantage of free, unlimited music storage with any plan currently available — like the entry level $20/yr for 20GB plan. In [...]

YouTube is King of Online Video; Netflix Leads in Paid Viewership?

AllThingsD has posted a graph produced by Citi Investment Research and Analysis which shows that YouTube is the king of online video when it comes to the number of eyeballs it gets on a daily basis (also just recently confirmed by comScore). Surprisingly, Facebook came in second to YouTube in the Citi survey — thanks to users [...]

Official: Amazon Prime Members Now Getting Unlimited, Commercial-free, Instant Streaming of More Than 5,000 Movies and TV Shows

We reported earlier this year that a few lucky Amazon Prime members were seeing free access to select SD and HD titles from Amazon's On Demand catalog. Well, today it's official. Any member with a $79/yr Amazon Prime membership now gets access to 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional charge — that's on [...]

Amazon Prime Members Getting FREE Netflix-like Unlimited VOD Access

This is kind of wild. An Amazon Prime member tipped Engadget that he now has access to 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost through Amazon's Video On Demand service. A Prime membership normally just entitles one to free 2-day shipping on all orders, but the addition of free streaming access as part [...]

Amazon’s Digital Media Device Hot List for 2010

Love 'em or hate 'em digital media adapters and networked set-tops are what bring users content from the web and/or from their networked PCs to a TV. Below is Amazon's bestsellers list for today (minus the peripherals and devices without network connectivity), which is a good gage for what people are buying out of all [...]