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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik