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2012-02-14 15:01:32

Do romance movies warm people up? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that yes, consumers choose romance movies over other genres when they feel cold. "We often think of love as being warm. This link between love and warmth appears in everyday language, songs, and poems," write authors Jiewen Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Yacheng Sun (University of Colorado, Boulder). "But is the connection between romantic love and warmth just a metaphor or is...

2011-11-16 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Kinsella Media, LLC, the court-approved notice provider for the Online DVD Rental antitrust litigation. There is a lawsuit and a proposed settlement of a class action that involves consumers who paid a subscription fee to rent DVDs online from Netflix anytime from May 19, 2005 to September 2, 2011. The lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Netflix involves the price of online DVD rentals and seeks money for...

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2011-07-13 05:21:10

Millions of Netflix subscribers who use the company's DVD service through the mail and watch streaming video online will soon see a price increase. The new rates were introduced on Tuesday. Netflix customers who want to enjoy both DVDs and Internet streaming will need to purchase separate plans that will cost around $16 a month, compared to the $10 a month fee users current pay for both services. For customers who only want the northern California company's DVD service, the cost will be $8...

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2011-05-18 07:55:00

Nearly 30 percent of downstream traffic during peak periods originates from the king of movie streaming Netflix, according to the Global Internet Phenomena Report by Sandvine. "Netflix is now the undisputed bandwidth king of the Internet in North America," reports Canadian networking gear company Sandvine. Seven months ago, the same report had Netflix with 20 percent of downstream peak data packets. "Subscribers have clearly embraced the Netflix streaming service, fundamentally altering the...

2011-03-16 05:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zediva®, Inc. provides a new way for people to watch the latest popular movies online. For about the price of a cup of coffee, Zediva users have the ability to instantly watch movies as soon as they become available on DVD. Now movie aficionados can watch many movies as much as 90-180 days (or more) before they could with some other movie rental services ... and at prices as much as 60-80 percent lower than many satellite...

2011-01-20 03:00:00

LUXEMBOURG CITY and LONDON, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited (http://www.LOVEFiLM.com). LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet to PCs, internet enabled TVs and...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, today announced two new hires, further strengthening its executive team with the appointments of Tom Dillon as senior vice president of distribution and Esther Lem as chief marketing officer. Dillon will be responsible for optimizing Chegg's product distribution to help students get the textbooks and tools they need, when they need them. As Netflix's Chief Operating Officer (COO),...

2010-11-08 15:48:00

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the high demand for the launch of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' on Tuesday, November 9, Blockbuster will have more copies available for rent in stores than any other game title this year. Blockbuster will offer Activison/Blizzard's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii platforms for $8.99 for five days- less than $2.00 per day (price and terms may vary, please contact local store for specific game rental terms). "We expect...

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2010-09-01 09:25:00

Online retailer Amazon.com is looking to launch a subscription-based Internet televisions service, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday. The newspaper, citing sources "with knowledge of the proposal," notes that the Seattle-based company has approached NBC Universal, Time Warner, Viacom, and others regarding the proposed service, which would allow subscribers to gain unlimited access to select TV shows and movies. The Associated Press (AP) also reports that Sony was approached...

2010-08-10 07:47:00

DALLAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Blockbuster® (Pink Sheets: BLOKA, BLOKB) announced the addition of games to the BLOCKBUSTER® By Mail offering. Customers now have access to more than 3,000 titles for Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii through BLOCKBUSTER's By Mail subscription service, and popular and classic games can be delivered to their home. Blockbuster is the only entertainment company to offer rentals of games, movies, and TV shows for...