Bankrupt Blockbuster Spending Millions on National Ad Campaign Bashing…


Recently bankrupted Blockbuster is jumping back in the game with a $15 to $20 million TV ad campaign. Reuters reports that Blockbuster is once again trying to raise awareness that it has new releases 28 days before Netflix and Redbox. » 11/20/10 10:00am 11/20/10 10:00am

Blockbuster Will Be "Evaluating Every Single Store"

Shed a few tears over Blockbuster's demise? You're not alone. But don't worry, there is a glimmer of hope for your local store, with their CEO promising that if it performs well, it might just stay open. » 9/24/10 4:00am 9/24/10 4:00am

Blockbuster is Officially Bankrupt

As expected, Blockbuster has filed bankruptcy today in the US, after shuttering over 1,500 stores in the past year. The remaining 3,000 or so stores will stay open—though for how long, who knows. [Bloomberg] » 9/23/10 7:00am 9/23/10 7:00am

Rumor: Blockbuster Filing for Bankruptcy Next Month

The much-documented decline of Blockbuster is drawing to a halt earlier than expected, with key people involved in the movie business touting a bankruptcy notice for the big blue just next month. » 8/27/10 4:20am 8/27/10 4:20am

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Other Failed Gadget Sellers

Now that Circuit City's closing up shop, perhaps we should take a minute to remember other failed gadget dealers from our country's storied history. Technologizer's compiled a bunch of old television ads from now defunct tech stores and they're a treasure trove of early 1990s cheesiness and the repetitive mantra,… » 11/10/08 11:30pm 11/10/08 11:30pm

Circuit City Goes Bankrupt, Files for Chapter 11 Protection

After closing 155 stores last week » 11/10/08 9:02am 11/10/08 9:02am, Circuit City has finally bitten the dust. The electronics store chain-with 721 stores in the US and 770 in Canada-has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia, pressured by the recession and competition from Best Buy and Wal-Mart. However,…

Beamz Synthesizer Uses Lasers as Strings, Has Plenty of Cowbell…

In the future we'll probably play music with our minds, but for now the Beamz Laser Music System uses a series of six lasers which you can break with your hands to play instruments like guitars, violin and (YES!) even a cowbell. There are also 30 preloaded songs and musical genres that can play alongside your flapping… » 3/30/08 8:00pm 3/30/08 8:00pm

Bye-Bye SGI: Former Workstation Giant Bankrupt

Back in the day, some of us older codgers here at Gizmodo used to drop our jaws at whatever SGI would do. But now, Silicon Graphics Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and things aren't looking good for the once-dominant giant of the techno-mofo workstation industry. SGI will restructure in an attempt to keep… » 5/08/06 1:53pm 5/08/06 1:53pm