John Paczkowski

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There's a Singing Fat Lady Here to See You, Sir.

fatladysings.jpgLot of good that $2.7 million HD DVD Super Bowl ad did. This morning, online DVD rental pioneer Netflix, which has stocked both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats since they first came to market in early 2006, said it is dropping HD DVD. Quite a blow to the HD DVD camp–which, after a number of high-profile defections, is supported by just two major studios, Paramount Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

And not for much longer, says Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “The prolonged period of competition between two formats has prevented clear communication to the consumer regarding the richness of the high-def experience versus standard definition,” Sarandos said. “We’re now at the point where the industry can pursue the migration to a single format, bring clarity to the consumer and accelerate the adoption of high-def.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald