The once high-flying video rental chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move that for years has been seen as nothing but inevitable.
Yesterday was a big day for Netflix as it launched its streaming video service in Canada, but the company has some egg on its face after it appeared as though it paid actors to pretend to be excited during the announcement.
Microsoft is planning a sweeping update to its Xbox 360 online service, and for a limited time is letting users get a sneak peek at the new features it has in store.
Amazon has reportedly been aggressively talking to Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal, and others to start building up a new online video service that would be the only firm competitor to Netflix's instant streaming program.
Blockbuster has fought valiantly in recent years to defend itself against threats from online contenders such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. But now it seems as if the industry heavyweight is getting ready to throw in the proverbial towel.
Adding to its slate of support on the iPad as well a game systems, Blu-ray players, and Internet-connected TVs, Netflix has now found millions of potential new homes with support for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
While rival Netflix appears to be trying to move away from its once-core rental-by-mail service, Blockbuster is ramping up its efforts, becoming the first major player to offer both video games and movies from one centralized online account.
Call in the Mounties because Canada is about to get flooded with something that heretofore has only been available in the United States of America - Netflix instant streaming.
Netflix's Internet streaming service has just landed its latest deal, bringing Relativity Media titles to the service within a few months after their DVD releases.
Hulu's new premium TV-watching service is on its way to a whole bunch of platforms, but there are now rumors that the $10/month fee may not be the only cost that users face.
Sony is reportedly close to clinching an agreement with Hulu for a paid TV service that would stream content to its flagship Playstation 3 (PS3) console.
As it struggles to compete with Netflix's streaming video service, Blockbuster has just landed a deal with Toshiba to offer its on-demand movies directly through new Blu-ray players.
The studios and the organizations that represent them don't care much for products that rip DVDs.
Seemingly not satisfied with its top spot in the free streaming video market, Youtube is beginning to experiment with pay-per-view streaming movie rentals, offering full-length motion pictures starting at $1.99.
Viewers who feel limited by Hulu's five episode cap for each series will soon be able to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to an entire back-catalog of TV content.
After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.
Netflix is the king of DVD-by-mail and GameFly has a monopoly on the games-by-mail market, but what will happen if Blockbuster becomes the first to do both?
Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.
The top DVD-by-mail rental service Netflix has pulled the plug on a pending contest after it started to raise concerns that it could expose sensitive information about private customer records.
Sprint has confirmed plans to expand its 4G mobile broadband service to several major cities during 2010, including Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco.