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Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which are the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, are streaming the big celebration tonight on Ustream. The broadcast will last for six hours. It will be live, obviously, and will be …

‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend ‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two …

Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content

Hulu announced that it has acquired exclusive streaming rights to hit television series (or mini-series, if you prefer..it was renewed for a second season) Fargo. The acquisition comes as part of an expansion of Hulu’s relationship with MGM, and it …

Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube …

HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April

HBO’s standalone streaming service – you know, the one that people demanded for years and that the company finally announced in October – is likely to launch in April of 2015. And it looks like it may be outsourced. According …

Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people …

HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given …

Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads

The Billboard 200, the decades-old standard for measuring the top albums in the country, is going to begin acknowledging that people use the internet to listen to music these days. According to a report in the New York Times, in …

Taylor Swift and Minions Come Back at Spotify’s Inconvenient “Facts”

Spotify CEO Daniel EK recently responded to claims by Taylor Swift and her label that his business is bad for music. On his company’s blog, Ek outlined a point-by-point analysis of Swift and her label president Scott Borchetta’s argument. One …

Bono Shuts Down Taylor Swift Over Spotify

During the Web Summit Conference in Dublin last week, U2 front man Bono shared a stage with House of Cards producer Dana Brunetti and Soundcloud founder and CEO Eric Wahlflors. The segment of the conference was entitled “Movies & Music …

Taylor Swift Explains Pull from Spotify

Taylor Swift has already gone on record about her opinion of streaming music. Last week she pulled all her music from Spotify. Her earlier op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal indicated that she did not feel her “worth” was …

Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss

As you may have heard, American sweetheart and creator of the only platinum-selling record of 2014 Taylor Swift yanked all of her music off Spotify earlier this week (save one song). Bummer for Taylor Swift fans who don’t buy albums …

CBS Launches New 24-hour Online News Channel CBS Launches New 24-hour Online News Channel

CBS is taking another step into the streaming arena. Today, the network is launching a 24/7 streaming news channel. Broadcast on its website, as well as a handful of its apps and other streaming devices, the new online-only channel is …

Netflix Reportedly Gearing Up for Australian Launch Netflix Reportedly Gearing Up for Australian Launch

It looks like Netflix is readying its push into the land down under. Australian news site Mumbrella is reporting that Netflix has tapped both a creative and a social media marketing agency to help the company’s move to the country. …

CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service

Not to be outdone by HBO and their theoretical cable-free content platform, CBS has announced a new subscription service that lets users watch the network’s programming both live and on-demand. It’s called CBS All Access, and it’s launching today on …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. …

Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your …

Hulu Plus Might Have Fewer Ads in the Future Hulu Plus Might Have Fewer Ads in the Future

In that’s probably a good idea news, Hulu is considering chilling out a little bit when it comes to ads on Hulu Plus. Any subscriber (or former subscriber) of Hulu Plus knows the soul-crushing despair that comes with paying $7.99 …

Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada

After announcing back in 2012 that it would eventually move into Canada, Spotify launched on an invite-only basis back in July. Today, Spotify is announcing its full Canadian launch. Alongside the more than 20 million songs, 320kbps streams, and the …

Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear …

Battlestar Galactica Departs Netflix Oct. 1, So You Better Get to Binging

Frakkin hell. If you’ve been putting off watching the Battlestar Galactica reboot (you shouldn’t have been but hey, I know there’s a lot of other stuff to watch), the time has come. The entire series, four seasons in all, will …