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Apple’s iTunes Rental Service is Roughly One Tenth the Size of Netflix, Analyst Says

Apple’s iTunes Rental Service is Roughly One Tenth the Size of Netflix, Analyst Says

Brian Marshall, an analyst with Gleacher & Company, has come forward and put his two cents in as to how he believes Apple's iTunes rental services compare to that of Netflix. Or, perhaps how they don't compare. He published his note on Wednesday, pointing out sheer numbers in his comparison between the two services. Considering how popular Netflix is, and the fact that the company is now eyeing the possibility of an international roll-out of its services, perhaps the results aren't too shocking.

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Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Redbox now renting Blu-ray in many areas

Years ago, there were movie rental places all over my town. Then Blockbuster came in and put everyone out of business but one store. Over the last year, every one of the Blockbuster locations in my town has gone out of business leaving one rental store for a town of around 100,000 people.

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Redbox Thinks They’re Ready for Video Games

Redbox Thinks They’re Ready for Video Games

We're sure you've fallen victim to it, at least a couple times. On your way out of the supermarket or Walmart, you see a giant red box, and it beckons you, like the bull to the red cape. And you realize too late that you suddenly want to watch a movie, almost like you've always wanted to watch a movie, but you just hadn't realized it yet. Well, now it looks like Redbox is hoping you continue to fall victim to their wiles, but this time they want another dollar, so you can go home and play that copy of Tiger Woods you've been dying to play.

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Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

Netflix instant-streaming for Nintendo Wii?

A recent Netflix survey has suggested the possibility of the company's streaming DVD rental appearing on the Nintendo Wii.  According to the survey, the system would require a "Netflix Instant Streaming Disc" - at a one-off cost of $9.99 - which would be loaded into the console whenever titles from the user's Netflix subscription were to be streamed.

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iTunes HD Movie purchases: $19.99 to keep

iTunes HD Movie purchases: $19.99 to keep

Apple have announced the addition of high-definition movie purchases to the iTunes store, building on the existing rental functionality.  Now, as well as renting new-release HD movies for $4.99, users will also be able to buy them for $19.99.  As of March 21st Twilight will be available to buy in HD, followed by Quantum of Solace on March 24th; there are already multiple titles in the back-catalog available to buy in HD.

 

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