Well, Netflix has been in the news a lot lately, and it hasn't all be pleasant for the one-time darling of Wall Street. In July, Netflix announced they would be splitting up their DVD and streaming into two separate products, which effectively raised prices around 60 percent. Many customers were angry, and yesterday CEO Reed Hastings said, "I messed up."
But the apology also included some more disruptive news, that Netflix would be spinning off the DVD business altogether into a separate company called Qwikster. Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing yet, and confused why Netflix choose the name of a Twitter account belonging to a weed-smoking Elmo for their new venture, many customers are giving up on CEO Hastings and Netflix and looking for new ways to get their movie fix.
The new Skype for Mac 5.4 Beta is now available brings full Facebook integration right into your Skype account. With the new version, you can connect to Facebook, then chat, import your news feed, comment and "Like" posts, all from within Skype.
Ever wonder what goes on inside your washing machine when the lid is closed? A new platform puzzle game from D7 Studios is poised to answer this age old question as the heroic stuffed animal Teddy bounces and tumbles his way through more than 90 unique levels of action.
Ding-dong, Deals –– Facebook’s Groupon competitor for finding nearby bargains -- is dead after just four months. (Don’t feel bad if you missed out…it was available in only five cities.) Deals is a rare misstep from a company that seems to get bad press only for occasional privacy-related dustups. Despite them, Facebook has done pretty well since launching in 2004. Here are five of the top ideas that have earned the House of Zuckerberg over 750 million users and one of the top spots in tech.
If you’re a fan of chatting with friends and family through Facebook, developer SHAPE Services has a treat for you, and just in time for the Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. -- IM+ Video is a new free app offering unrestricted video and voice calls to and from your iPhone through Facebook.
Despite the money and effort being put into Google+, there's no guarantee that its user numbers will ever rival those of competitor Facebook's. Part of that effort is providing its members with diversions equal to those of FB, which means Flash games. On this front, Google received a big show of support today from iPad developer iSwifter, who have announced support for Google+ Flash games.
Facebook is a lot of different things to more than 750 million people, but being a movie rental platform is not usually the first thing you hear about. But as more people embrace mobile devices and move streaming, the demand for "on-demand" is only going to heat up. And Facebook is not planning to sit on the sidelines.
Currently there are agreements in place between Facebook and several major movie studios, including Warner and Miramax, to stream movies -- for paid rent -- through the social networking site. The selection right now from the studios is extremely limited, but the potential is enormous.
Whether you’re tired of those Google+ friend requests, long for the days when you didn’t have to update yet another social network, or dislike the extra option in your Google toolbar, we’ll show you how to easily disable your Google+ account with just a few simple steps.