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Mossberg: Apple is a movie studio and its next blockbuster is coming later this year

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Recode’s Walt Mossberg is out with an interesting piece today taking a look at Apple after Steve Jobs and revisiting Tim Cook’s promise of new product categories across 2014. While comparing Apple and its product releases to movie studios— big blockbuster hits followed by sequels that often make more money— Walt says Apple execs have told him “impressive new products” are indeed on the way.

But I think the most useful way of thinking about Apple is to see it as a movie studio. Studios release blockbuster franchise movies every few years, and then try to live off a series of sequels until the next big, successful franchise. We are in the early stages of one such project right now: On May 2, Columbia Pictures will release “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the first of what may be several sequels to the original 2012 film, that was itself a reboot of an earlier series.

Just because these things are sequels doesn’t mean they’re bad, or even worse than the originals. Sometimes, as with “The Godfather Part II,” the sequel is considered by many to be even better than the original. (Of course, sometimes — as with “The Godfather Part III,” a sequel may be reviled as so bad that it’s unworthy of the series.)… And sequels can make more money — sometimes much, much more — than the originals.

While Mossberg has had relative success with Apple’s sequel products in recent years— despite a few hiccups with Maps and iOS 7— he claims “Apple executives have assured me that the second half of 2014 will have impressive new products.” Whether that includes a new game-changing product or “franchise” category remains to be seen.


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April 22nd

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All the Weird Stuff Blockbuster Stores Are Putting on Craigslist

All the Weird Stuff Blockbuster Stores Are Putting on Craigslist

At Blockbusters across the country, Everything Must Go! Pretty soon, the rental chain's remaining locations will be closed, so last week, workers sifted through the rubble of their once thriving businesses and prepared the stores for the final rite of retail: The liquidation.

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Mario Aguilar

November 19th

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The last movie rented before Blockbuster closed was This Is The End

The last movie rented before Blockbuster closed was This Is The End

Forgive yourself for thinking that Blockbuster went out of business years ago but, in reality, Blockbuster officially shut down its remaining 300 video rental stores this past weekend, on Saturday, November 9th. The last movie ever rented at everyone's favorite video store? Hilarious stoner comedy with the most poetic-est on-the-nose title ever for this type of end-of-the-road moment: This Is The End. It really doesn't get more perfect than that.

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November 12th

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RIP Blockbuster (Or: Why Can’t I Watch Indiana Jones?)

RIP Blockbuster (Or: Why Can't I Watch Indiana Jones?)

It's a near-guarantee that you haven't been to a Blockbuster this year, or possibly this decade. And after today's announcement that the company is shutting down its 300 remaining stores, you likely never will again. But that doesn't mean that video stores have outlived their usefulness—or, especially, that streaming is anywhere near ready to replace it.

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Brian Barrett

November 6th

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RIP Blockbuster (Or: Why Can’t I Watch Indiana Jones?)

RIP Blockbuster (Or: Why Can't I Watch Indiana Jones?)

It's a near-guarantee that you haven't been to a Blockbuster this year, or possibly this decade. And after today's announcement that the company is shutting down its 300 remaining stores, you likely never will again. But that doesn't mean that video stores have outlived their usefulness—or, especially, that streaming is anywhere near ready to replace it.

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Brian Barrett

November 6th

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Blockbuster On Demand app finally launches on iPhone & iPad

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Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-logo-iconEarlier this year Blockbuster relaunched its digital video rental service dubbed “Blockbuster on Demand” by releasing apps for Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PC & Mac and introducing new features such as 1080p HD streaming and 5.1-channel surround sound. The service hasn’t picked up much steam since relaunching in January, but today it appears Dish is pushing ahead by finally releasing an app for iPhone and iPad. 

Available as free download on the App Store now the app offers single title rental options that can be streamed instantly or saved for later viewing on any supported device. Users intiatlly complained of no HD video support on mobile devices but, according to the app’s iTunes page, the iOS does indeed support “stunning HD and full Surround Sound.”

•Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later
•Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes®
•Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more
•Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound
•Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience
•No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch


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Jordan Kahn

May 2nd

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Blockbuster On Demand app finally launches on iPhone & iPad

BLockbuster-on-demand-iOS Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-01

Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-logo-iconEarlier this year Blockbuster relaunched its digital video rental service dubbed “Blockbuster on Demand” by releasing apps for Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PC & Mac and introducing new features such as 1080p HD streaming and 5.1-channel surround sound. The service hasn’t picked up much steam since relaunching in January, but today it appears Dish is pushing ahead by finally releasing an app for iPhone and iPad. 

Available as free download on the App Store now the app offers single title rental options that can be streamed instantly or saved for later viewing on any supported device. Users intiatlly complained of no HD video support on mobile devices but, according to the app’s iTunes page, the iOS does indeed support “stunning HD and full Surround Sound.”

•Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later
•Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes®
•Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more
•Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound
•Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience
•No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch


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Jordan Kahn

May 2nd

Apple

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Blockbuster On Demand app finally launches on iPhone & iPad

BLockbuster-on-demand-iOS Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-01

Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-logo-iconEarlier this year Blockbuster relaunched its digital video rental service dubbed “Blockbuster on Demand” by releasing apps for Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PC & Mac and introducing new features such as 1080p HD streaming and 5.1-channel surround sound. The service hasn’t picked up much steam since relaunching in January, but today it appears Dish is pushing ahead by finally releasing an app for iPhone and iPad. 

Available as free download on the App Store now the app offers single title rental options that can be streamed instantly or saved for later viewing on any supported device. Users intiatlly complained of no HD video support on mobile devices but, according to the app’s iTunes page, the iOS does indeed support “stunning HD and full Surround Sound.”

•Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later
•Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes®
•Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more
•Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound
•Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience
•No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch


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Jordan Kahn

May 2nd

Apple

Mac

Blockbuster On Demand app finally launches on iPhone & iPad

BLockbuster-on-demand-iOS Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-01

Blockbuster-On-Demand-iOS-app-logo-iconEarlier this year Blockbuster relaunched its digital video rental service dubbed “Blockbuster on Demand” by releasing apps for Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PC & Mac and introducing new features such as 1080p HD streaming and 5.1-channel surround sound. The service hasn’t picked up much steam since relaunching in January, but today it appears Dish is pushing ahead by finally releasing an app for iPhone and iPad. 

Available as free download on the App Store now the app offers single title rental options that can be streamed instantly or saved for later viewing on any supported device. Users initially complained of no HD video support on mobile devices but, according to the app’s iTunes page, the iOS app does indeed support “stunning HD and full Surround Sound.”

•Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later
•Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes®
•Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more
•Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound
•Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience
•No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch


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Jordan Kahn

May 2nd

Apple

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There’s a Bunch of New Stuff To Watch on Your Roku!

Ring ring ring, all aboard the content-mobile. Roku doesn't have the best interface, but there's now an officially overwhelming amount of stuff to watch on those little pucks. More »


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Sam Biddle

January 7th

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