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Google+_IconEver wonder how Netflix chooses the little thumbnail images that give you a peek at a show to help you decide if you want to watch it? Apparently there’s a lot more work that goes into these seemingly simple images that you could ever guess. Read the rest of this entry »

RedBox-LogoWhen Redbox parent Outerwall reported its first quarter financials late last week, the numbers were not great, with a 31 percent drop in profit and a 19 percent drop in revenue compared to the previous year. Several analysts, however, think that Redbox may be on the road to renewed stability.

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RedBox-LogoRedbox is just a day away from reporting its first quarter financials, and things may look more positive than in recent quarters.  A stronger lineup of new release movies may give the embattled renter a boost, according to a prominent analyst.

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downloadIn case there was any doubt in your mind that Amazon wants to beat Netflix at its own game, behold the new Prime subscription options. Previously, in order to enjoy a Prime Video subscription, you needed to pay the $99 annual fee for the entire Prime bundle, which includes free 2-day shipping and other goodies. That quaint time has now passed.

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Google+_IconNetflix announced its financials for the first quarter of 2016, and reported healthy revenue and subscriber growth. However, the company’s bearish outlook for subscriber growth in the next quarter upset investors.

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imagesHere are the new movies you will find in your local Redbox this week (4/19/2016):

Fifty Shades of Black
Norm of the North
Misconduct

and more…

What will you be watching this week?

imagesThe bullish news on Netflix continues to flow in, this time courtesy of BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield, who expects Netflix to add 20 million global streaming subscribers this year.

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Google+_IconIf you’ve been a Netflix subscriber for a few years, you’re about to see a bump in your monthly rate. On May 9, Netflix will be increasing the subscriber fees for more than 30 million U.S. customers.

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Google+_IconDo you feel like Netflix just doesn’t have as much content as it used to? If so, you’re spot on, according to Netflix catalog tracker AllFlicks. Netflix has reduced its movie count by 33 percent and its TV show count by 26 percent in the last two years.

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175_90_RedboxRedbox is in an interesting place right now. It’s looking for ways to return to revenue growth even as it has just about saturated the DVD kiosk rental business in the U.S. and pulled the plug on its streaming partnership with Verizon, Redbox Instant.

Even with rumors going around that Redbox is looking to try the digital side of things again, the company has announced a bold, completely new direction that it hopes will reinvigorate its business: Redbox Air drone DVD delivery. See today’s news release after the jump for full details. Read the rest of this entry »