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 …


The Convergence Tipping Point

The convergence revolution is in its most disruptive phase in television.

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.

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.

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.

More Technical Difficulties at Netflix

This time, it’s the DVD site.

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.

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.”

Reed Hastings’s Expensive Year

Why the Web Hasn’t Hurt TV