A Prime Contender
"Amazon is including a few tricks of its own. It includes (a) system that predicts what you’ll watch next and tees up the show or movie so that it streams more quickly. It’s called Advanced Streaming and Prediction - or ASAP, get it?"
Wilson Rothman, you sly Wall Street Journal blogger, you!
All hail Amazon's Fire TV Stick. It was announced today and it will be shipped on Nov. 19. Think Google's Chromecast, but with Amazon Prime. Or Roku's streaming stick but with ... read more
Amazon. Oh. Amazon.
For the second time this week, we have the Wall Street Journal breaking a story that applies to our tiny corner of the Internet. And for the second time this week, I wonder aloud how on earth the Wall Street Journal became the go-to place for all things TV-Without-A-TV-related. Thanks again, paywall. Here's Marcus Wohlsen from Wired ...
"According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has plans to launch a Hulu-like service that will stream TV shows ... read more
All right. So, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bomb last night. But the paper has a pay wall. So, we can't cite reporting from them. Though we can cite reaction from other media outlets who reported on their reporting, right? Right. So, here goes: Apple and Comcast are thinking about turning their friendship into something romantic. Go ahead, Jason D. O'Grady of ZDNet ...
"According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, Apple is in talks with Comcast to build a streaming television service ... read more
All right. So, there was a tiny bit of news that slipped through the cracks last week, in the midst of all the House of Cards-ness that was going down. That news? It appears Comcast, ye of the biggest cable company in the universe, has decided to take over Time Warner Cable for 45 billion (with a B) bucks. And why does that matter? Meghan Foley, of Wall St. Cheat Sheet, might know ...
"In swallowing Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable provider in the United States, Comcast will turn into ... read more
All right, friends. You know what time it is. You know what this weekend beholds. You've heard all the chatter, read all the stories, watched all the prepackaged features about charity work and rough family lives. You've certainly read this fabulous column by the fabulous Josh Smith on Richard Sherman and how he's a breath of fresh air. You have a stockpile of delivery coupons from your favorite pizza spot. You've talked to your friends, purchased the nacho cheese and figured out that weird, ... read more
Apple and Amazon — it wouldn't be a Friday in late January if we didn't give you a quick two-for-one to close the week out, right? Right. So, let's go.
Apple, you seductive beast, you
Timmy Cook's pet project is back in the news, friends. Thursday, a whole boatload of rumors began swirling about news regarding the company's set-top box. Yes. Apple TV is getting an upgrade. From the highly reliable Mark Gurman from the highly reliable 9to5mac ...
"We’ve learned that Apple is making ... read more
Welp. I received a Roku for Christmas. And while there's much to talk about with all the CES happenings, Hulu's original content slate for 2014, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding the season premieres of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" (already happened) and "House of Cards" (almost a month away!), we're going to start the year off with a first-hand account of what it's like to live with one of these things.
First, this should be said: In an ideal world, I would have initially preferred ... read more
All right. You know what it's almost time for? Christmas Eve? Christmas? New Year's Eve? Cookies? Gifts? Something called Festivus? Ham? Wine? Extended family members? Candy? Candy canes? Trees? Ornaments? A No. 1 with large fries and a regular Coke?
Well, if you guessed any of those, you'd be wrong (or right, depending on what your personal definition of the word "wrong" is, of course). Instead, we are going to go with this: It's almost (stress the "almost") time for the third-annual breakdown ... read more
Well, this is fun. Amid the snow, the best rhythm and blues of 2013, a brand new podcast and a love letter to "Ugly Betty" was this tiny tidbit of Great (with a capital "G") news: On the second day of 2014, this blog's favorite 15-minute comedy web-series about nothing, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," will return to an Internet near you.
"Jerry Seinfeld pioneered a new approach to unscripted storytelling with 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' and his vision garnered record-breaking viewership ... read more