Tag Archive: Redbox

Feb 28 2010

Beyond Blu-ray: Movies On A Necklace?

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B-Floppy became A-Floppy, which gave way to CDs, then DVDs, and now Blu-ray. The future of digital media seems to be in online video streaming, but could there be a market for hard-copy transfer? What format would it take?  The answer is both surprising and entertaining (pun intended). To begin, let’s take a look at …

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Feb 21 2010

Warner Bros. Heralds Future of Video Rental

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The Blockbuster closest to my house recently sold, shuttered, and gutted, grimly foreshadowing the end of the video-rental store era.  Like Sony Walkman cassette players (do my younger readers even know what these are?), VHS has all but vanished.  DVD and Blu-ray, too, are trembling before the inevitable growth of online video streaming.  Like a …

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