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[19 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]

Heavy Xbox users won’t be surprised to find out that Microsoft will be expanding functionality with “Xbox TV” this Christmas (2011).
Xbox users can already rent movies and watch Netflix and Hulu Plus. It will be interesting to see how they will further their penetration into this space which has been traditionally dominated by cable companies. (Disclosure: Oceanic Time Warner Cable sponsors my Your Computer Minute vignette on the radio). Can Microsoft provide a better set-top box experience? What happens when the world’s largest software company connects the Web …

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[19 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]

The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, just penned a blog post combining an apology for how they handled recent price increases and an announcement of a new company spinoff, “Quickster”, which will handle the DVD-by-mail service. The idea is that Netflix focuses on streaming and Quickster focuses on DVD by mail.
I know a lot of people are upset about the price increase (if you did both streaming and dvd by mail you will now pay more for what you used to get) but IMO Reed did the right thing. …