Netflix is set to enter the original content space in a big way with the release of House of Cards, a long-anticipated original series featuring Kevin Spacey as Rep. Frank Underwood, a ruthless politician with his eye on the top job in Washington.
The entire first season will be available to stream beginning tomorrow.
Netflix won the rights nearly two years ago, outbidding the likes of HBO and AMC with a massive upfront commitment of $100 million for 26 episodes (or two seasons). Netflix has an exclusive two-year window on the series. After that, the show’s producers are free to take it wherever they want.
A nice feature for those who have bought CDs on amazon…since 1998…
The Last 40 Years in Gaming
An attempt to capture the evolution of gaming by genres as well as technological platforms.
Amazon is launching a subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.
Curated Shopping im WSJ
Das Thema “curated shopping” fliegt im Internet 2012 mit Seiten wie fab.com, svpply.com, thefancy.com uvm. In diesem Artikel vertritt der Autor die These, dass faule und überforderte Konsumenten geradezu darauf angewiesen sind, Kaufempfehlungen zu bekommen.
Aber lest selbst…
It’s speedy, and for a streaming music service like Spotify making the jump from desktop software to the browser, that’s of the utmost importance. This is just an early beta of what will rollout next year, so I’ll forgive the missing features and say I was impressed with the feel. But discovery still has a long way to go to unlock the potential of near infinite music.
To set the stage, in September I broke the news that multiple industry sources had confirmed Spotify was building a browser version. Yesterday, the company supposedly closed a massive $100 million+ round of funding valuing it at over $3 billion. And today, The Verge revealed that a test of the browser version’s beta is now available to some users. Spotify has confirmed with us that it will be rolling out the beta over the next few weeks and months, and it will have more news in Q1 of next year.
The browser version could be a big boon to Spotify because it means you can listen to your playlists or nearly any song no matter what computer you’re on. That includes work or public computers you can’t install software on, or the ability to play form your ad-free subscription while on friend’s laptop at their house.
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Das Start-Up Newsportal Gruenderszene.de berichtet über Pläne des bislang werbefinanzierten Musikvideoportals Tape.tv, sich durch ein Freemium-Modell neue Einnahmequellen zu erschliessen, obwohl angeblich das Werbemodell funktioniere.
Gründerszene: Ab dem zweiten Quartal 2013 plant der Musik-Service die Einführung eines flexiblen Bezahlmodells. Premium-Inhalte wie Videos in HD-Qualität oder mehr Personalisierungsmöglichkeiten können optional kostenpflichtig hinzugebucht werden.
Hier entlang geht’s zum ganzen Artikel.