Vimeo Secretly Launches an Improved, Super Fast HTML 5 Player

Vimeo is officially launching a new default HTML 5 player that's 50 percent faster than the the flash module that came before. In fact, you may have already been using it for months as the service has been slowly rolling it out to users. Sneaky, sneaky! Pretty much the only way you'll use the oldness is on Facebook… » 1/07/14 9:00am 1/07/14 9:00am

Vudu Version 1.5 Update Lets You Extend Expired Movies (Every Video…

Vudu has just been bumped to version 1.5, and the headlining feature should make its way to every video rental setup: Extensions! If you only get halfway through No Country for Old Men (or any other flick) before the 24-hour window is up, you can extend the rental period for a discounted price, $2 off HD movies and a… » 5/28/08 7:30pm 5/28/08 7:30pm

Netflix: Rental-by-Mail Has Five Years Left (Subtext: Discs Have Five…

At Netflix Investor Day, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed their timeline for the end of the rental-by-mail biz, and why they're digging so hard into digital distribution: It "will probably peak in the next five years." Taken more broadly, it's more or less predicting that the real end of physical media is in T minus… » 5/28/08 4:10pm 5/28/08 4:10pm