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Rhapsody Acquires Napster In Stock Deal With Best Buy
2011-10-04 05:10:19

Online music service Rhapsody announced on Monday that it has acquired Napster from Best Buy, which will receive a minority stake in the combined company. The specific terms of the stock-based deal, which is expected to close around November 30, were not disclosed.  "This deal will further extend Rhapsody's lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music market," said Rhapsody president Jon Irwin in a statement. "There's substantial value in bringing Napster's...

2011-01-13 06:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today released Roxio Video Lab HD, a robust high-definition video editing suite for capturing, editing, and sharing personal home movies, which now features a range of capabilities for creating 3D projects. Roxio Video Lab HD allows users to import a wide range of 3D video formats including stereoscopic content directly from 3D cameras. The software...

2011-01-05 09:00:00

ViXS' XCode(R) 4210 processes more content, applications and technologies on connected consumer devices TORONTO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors, announced today that it continues to advance its leadership position in enabling digital media with the launch of support for many of today's important digital media software, applications and technologies on its XCode(R) 4210 System On Chip (SOC) multimedia processor. They include:...

2011-01-05 09:00:00

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors that enable a rich video entertainment experience, announced today support for the RoxioNow(R) entertainment platform from Sonic Solutions. Support for RoxioNow on ViXS platforms as a pre-integrated solution can significantly reduce the time-to-market for our OEM customers. RoxioNow offers a massive selection of premium video entertainment for rental or purchase, including new releases...

2011-01-04 06:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CES 2011 -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that its RoxioNow(TM) platform is providing video-on-demand services for ROS(TM), the intelligent digital home hub from Prodea Systems. The ground-breaking ROS solution will enable millions of households to enjoy a range of broadband-enabled services including video conferencing, home monitoring, eHealth, and social networking. With the inclusion of RoxioNow, ROS will also...

2010-12-28 06:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that RoxioNow(TM) platform licensee, Sears, has officially launched its online movie download service, Alphaline Entertainment http://alphaline.roxionow.com. The new service enables Sears and Kmart customers to download entertainment online, including new movies on the same day they are released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Sonic is working with Sears on a multi-phase rollout that...

2010-12-16 06:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that it has received the 2011 Global Product Quality Leadership of the Year Award in Digital Media Workflow and Delivery from global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Sonic was recognized for its RoxioNow(TM) entertainment platform, one of the largest platforms for instant access to a huge array of premium Internet-streamed video entertainment, including...

2010-12-13 06:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Solutions(®) (Nasdaq: SNIC) and Allied Vaughn today announced the companies' manufacturing-on-demand (MOD) program has produced more than 1 million discs and provided content creators and distributors with a cost-effective alternative to mass replication. The MOD program, which combines Sonic's digital ingest and delivery technologies with Allied Vaughn's highly-efficient disc duplication and fulfillment systems, allows...

2010-11-24 06:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that RoxioNow(TM) platform licensee, Cineplex Entertainment ("Cineplex") (TSX: CGX.UN), has officially launched its online movie download service in Canada. The Cineplex introduction further extends the availability of RoxioNow outside the United States, and is part of Sonic's broader international expansion plans. Sonic plans to announce additional initiatives outside...

2010-11-17 06:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced the launch of Roxio Streamer, enabling users to easily turn a PC into a powerful media server to access and share their personal libraries of music, photos, and videos stored on their home PC from other devices in their home as well as remotely from other computers or mobile devices. Roxio Streamer allows users to easily and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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