An online video publishing company called Ooyala offers a new way to watch movies. By partnering with a major Hollywood studio, it plans to turn Facebook into a social entertainment hub.
Company said it would have 1,000 titles available for rental through the iTunes Store by the end of February, but fewer than 400 have actually appeared.
Rumors are abound that Apple will release a movie rental service on iTunes. And as Don Reisinger points out, the company should do it as soon as possible.
Blockbuster Inc. announced on Monday that it would rent only Blu-ray discs and not HD DVDs, in its 1,700 company-owned stores.
The famed film critic laments that the movie rental company has "largely stopped buying streaming rights" to independent films. Netflix denies this.
Movie-rental service says it laments customer backlash to upcoming 60 percent price increase, but says it could help company generate $1 billion in quarterly revenue for first time.
As Netflix customers cast about for answers to why the movie-rental company unexpectedly raised prices by 60 percent, some observers are speculating that Hollywood is in some way forcing its hand.
On Day 1 of the Google I/O developers conference, the company rolled out updates for its Honeycomb tablet OS, announced the Ice Cream Sandwich mobile phone OS, and debuted new music-streaming and movie rental services.
Movie rental company Redbox beefs up iPhone app and launches new Android app for customers who want to be able to find kiosks and browse available films.
The quickly growing movie rental company is now bringing Blu-ray movies to its kiosks. They'll cost $1.50 per day.