Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

A great idea, which also seems improbable. But if they can pull it off …
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The Convergence Tipping Point

The convergence revolution is in its most disruptive phase in television.
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You Tell Netflix What You Want to Watch, and Now It Tells You What You Really Want to Watch

Netflix overhauls its “instant queue” feature: Now its computer brain will sort your “going to get to it someday” list for you.
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The Penny Arcade Guys Film a Reality TV Show Called “Strip Search”

Penny Arcade founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins search for America’s next top comic artist.
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Sony’s Michael Lynton on How the Net and Social Media Are Changing the Movie Business

Sony’s Michael Lynton says that in the age of social media, a film’s audience can now help kill a movie or extend its life.
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Walmart’s Cloud Movie Service Shapes Up

“Disc to digital” didn’t make much sense last year, but the retailer is making some key improvements.
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More Technical Difficulties at Netflix

This time, it’s the DVD site.
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The Redbox Verizon Movie Service Is Almost Ready to Take On Netflix

Just about there: Some streaming, some DVDs, some online rentals. $8 a month.
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A Laptop for Students

Walt answers readers’ questions on buying reasonably priced laptops for college and high-school students.

Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age

PeggyBank digitizes home movies, audio tapes and photos, and uploads them to a free online “vault.”
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Reed Hastings’s Expensive Year

Why the Web Hasn’t Hurt TV