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Cyber Monday Sales Top $2 Billion for First Time   2 Dec, 2014

Cyber Monday reached $2.03 billion in desktop online spending, up 17% compared with the prior-year...More>>

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Online Shopping, Early Promotions Diminish Black Friday Crowds   30 Nov, 2014

Overall shopper traffic from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 30, dropped 5.2% from 2013...More>>

Target store video shelves after Black Friday
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HBO Inks Streaming Deal With Chinese Video Site   25 Nov, 2014

HBO and Tencent Holdings Ltd. Nov. 25 announced a partnership whereby select programing from the...More>>

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Amazon Eyeing Ad-Supported SVOD Service Separate From Prime Video   21 Nov, 2014

Amazon reportedly will launch a standalone subscription streaming service next year that will be...More>>

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Netflix Still Trumps Amazon, Hulu in Peak Streaming Traffic   20 Nov, 2014

As expected, Netflix accounts for the largest percentage of North American downstream streaming...More>>

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Best Buy Gets Early Christmas Present   20 Nov, 2014

Best Buy Co. Nov. 20 reported third-quarter (ended Nov. 1) net income of $107 million, up 98% on...More>>

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Internet Sales Tax Doomed   12 Nov, 2014

Less than 10 days after midterm elections the GOP reportedly is on course to deny passage of the...More>>

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Walmart Takes a Match to Black Friday   12 Nov, 2014

Walmart Nov. 12 announced it would extend steep price discounting across five days — instead of...More>>

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Amazon Prime Not Charging Extra for Ultra-HD Content    11 Nov, 2014

Amazon Nov. 11 announced it would not charge Prime Instant Video members fortunate enough to own a...More>>

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RLJ Entertainment: New Credit Facility Should Alleviate Cash Flow Issues   10 Nov, 2014

RLJ Entertainment says new $70 million credit facility should improve cash flow by $15 million...More>>

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Murdoch: Industry Needs 'Serious' Competitor to Netflix, Amazon Prime   31 Oct, 2014

21st Century Fox Inc. CEO Rupert Murdoch has seen the future of television viewing and he doesn’t...More>>

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Stick Games: Amazon Takes on Google Chromecast, Roku    27 Oct, 2014

Amazon Oct. 27 launched an HDMI-compatible stick version of its Fire TV streaming media device. The...More>>

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Spending Spree for SVOD Content    24 Oct, 2014

While DirecTV, ESPN and Turner Broadcasting earlier this month re-upped separate broadcast rights...More>>

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CFO: Amazon Prime Increases Physical Media Sales   23 Oct, 2014

Increased sales of movies and TV show discs, books and music in physical form are some of the...More>>

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Target Goes After Amazon Prime With Free Shipping   22 Oct, 2014

Target Oct. 22 announced it will ship for free any online order purchased through Dec. 20,...More>>

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Toys 'R' Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures   22 Oct, 2014

Toys "R" Us has yanked dolls associated with AMC Networks’ popular series “Breaking Bad” from...More>>

Walter White, a.k.a. 'Heisenberg'
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SVOD Services Marked by Burgeoning Content Costs   13 Oct, 2014

Nary a week passes without news of a content license agreement involving Netflix and/or Amazon...More>>

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Report: Amazon in Talks to Support UltraViolet   10 Oct, 2014

Amazon is reportedly in talks with three major studios about selling digital movies with...More>>

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Studiocanal, Amazon UK Extend Prime Instant Video Pact   8 Oct, 2014

Amazon UK and French movie producer Studiocanal Oct. 8 announced they have extended their...More>>

Liam Neeson in airline thriller 'Non-Stop'
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IHS: Digital the Backbone of Home Entertainment Revenue Going Forward   6 Oct, 2014

Growth in subscription streaming (Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, etc.), transactional VOD and...More>>

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