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 1:05pm 6/02/10 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 8:39am 5/18/10 8:39am

BlackBerry Bold (aka 9000) Will Sync to iTunes

According to CNET, RIM is planning to ship the newly announced BlackBerry Bold (aka 9000) with some newfangled music capability that the folks at Apple may not be all that pleased with. The program in question has been dubbed "Blackberry Media Sync"—and it will make it possible to transfer music to the phone via… » 5/14/08 2:21pm 5/14/08 2:21pm

TiVo Fiddles with Nero to Build PC DVR

Why let Microsoft's Media Center PCs have all the fun? Today, TiVo announced a partnership with Nero to "develop a software solution that will bring TiVo features to the personal computer." The company claims that this is in response to the "growing PC TV tuner market," and in our opinion its a wise move. TiVo lost a… » 11/28/07 10:01am 11/28/07 10:01am