Streaming services seem to be big news this week as everyone tries to figure out how to capitalize on that space and be your next big content provider. Amazon picks up Netflix's spurned shows, while Hulu's on the auction block and seriously, are they really going to call it iRadio? That and more streaming your way after the jump.
Talk about perfect timing. Just days ahead of this year's WWDC, AllThingsD reported that Sony signed an agreement affirming its participation in Apple's highly anticipated free music streaming service this morning. With that signature, Apple now has the blessing of all three major record labels to proceed with the project, making it extremely likely that we'll hear an official announcement (but not a launch) at WWDC.
Strange but true: Windows Phone has no official YouTube app, and now Google wants to eliminate the only real option available to users, claiming Microsoft is violating terms of its API by eliminating ads.
Once again, the rumor mill hits one out of the park! YouTube has finally confirmed a "pilot program" for paid subscriptions, which the company will use to test the waters as it competes against the likes of Netflix.
Western Digital has been making streaming set-top boxes for several years now. Their WD TV line has consistently packed a lot of value into their little black boxes. The latest, called WD TV Play, continues in that tradition, offering a plethora of content options at a lower price-point than some of their competitors.
Imagine getting a great deal on gift cards, only to have the retailer take them away -- without explanation -- the next time you try to shop there. This real-life nightmare is currently playing out for CinemaNow customers, who watched helplessly as thousands of dollars disappeared from their accounts last weekend.
What would you do if you were a celebrity caught cheating on the company paying you big money to hype its products? That's the dilemma Alicia Keys finds herself in after tweeting from her iPhone yesterday, and it certainly isn't the first time -- Jessica Alba found herself in a similar situation last year after pimping Windows Phone for Microsoft and Nokia. Read on to find out all the details...
On Friday, corporate drama erupted over OnLive, the popular cloud streaming game company who cut loose its entire staff and was rumored to be on the verge of bankruptcy. Now the company is shedding some light on the situation.
With not even a press release, Amazon has made the lives of video streaming fans a little bit nicer this week by finally releasing an Instant Video app for the iPad. Could an iPhone app be just around the corner?