DivX Acquired By Sonic Solutions With Hollywood Streaming in Mind

DivX Inc, the company that owns the codec which made your early 2000s movie downloads look actually not too bad, is being acquired by Sonic Solutions, a content delivery company, for a reported $300 million. Sonic's been working in circular media like CDs and DVDs for years—they own the popular Roxio brand—but is now… »6/02/10 1:05pm6/02/10 1:05pm

Best Buy's CinemaNow Streaming Movie Service Begins This Month

We've known Best Buy's CinemaNow-branded streaming service was in the works for some time now, but it's finally launching this month. At the moment, this only concerns those of you with an LG Blu-ray player, since you'll have access to $3-$4 rentals (and more expensive purchases) first. As the service is refined, it… »5/18/10 8:39am5/18/10 8:39am