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Netflix, which owns 60% of the digital movie market, thinks the next step is to offer exclusive video content that can't be found anywhere else. The content in question? A new series, House of Cards, directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. The company reportedly outbid Netflix HBO and AMC for it, and the deal could be worth $100 million or more. (AllThingsD and Business Insider)
A new study from NBC reveals how emotions generated from TV shows have mirrored American society. And 'judgment' is the current king of the charts.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
If you're on TV, whether in a drama or reality show, chances are that Americans are sitting on their couches, silently judging you. Those are the findings from a new study conducted by NBC Universal, which examined the top 20 broadcast programs (via MOREDec 21, 2010 1:13 PM ET
MySpace CEO Mike Jones has the challenging task of rejuvenating a faded brand. He is overseeing a re-launch of the still popular site, that despite its size –130 million unique users worldwide – has become far less important than Facebook. MySpace no longer is challenging Facebook directly. In fact, it recently signed a deal with Facebook to allows its users to sign up for MySpace using their Facebook credentials. An MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 30, 2010 12:29 PM ET
MySpace was once the big kid on the social networking block, but Facebook beat it in part by improving on its social advertising strategy, or lack thereof.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
So much of the discussion around Facebook centers on the way it's shaping our social interactions with others that it's easy to overlook how profoundly the company is rewriting the rules of online advertising. When Facebook's revenue is mentioned, it's MORENov 22, 2010 3:39 PM ET
MySpace CEO Mike Jones announces profile data sharing and login via Facebook. And yes, there are Like buttons.
On Thursday, Facebook and MySpace announced "Mashup with Facebook," a new partnered product that lets MySpace users with Facebook accounts port their Facebook interests and likes into their MySpace profiles, allowing for personalized MySpace media streams.
"MySpace is very committed to this new direction social entertainment," said MySpace CEO Mike Jones during the announcement. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 18, 2010 3:25 PM ET
As cable companies take on Netflix and Hulu with TV Everywhere, they'd do well to remember that where video content is concerned, a polished interface is part of the package, and the main area where they've been beat.
At a time when more than 21 million people now regularly stream film or television content from services like Netflix Instant and Hulu, cable companies still think they have the consumer by the eyeballs, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 14, 2010 3:29 PM ET
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