In 2007, a home video of a baby dancing to Prince’s 1984 masterpiece Let’s Go Crazy was uploaded onto YouTube. Eight years and a few dozen lawyers later, a federal appeals court has ruled that uploading the video was an OK thing to do — a judgement that is of surprising importance to the rest of the internet.
Universal Orlando's Springfield expansion to its The Simpsons Ride won't be completely finished and ready for the public for a while. But Fast Food Boulevard, a part of the attraction featuring restaurants from the animated series, officially opened over the weekend and Inside the Magic was there to capture what it's…
A few years ago Fox and Pepsi had a contest where the winner would get their own real-life version of The Simspons' house. But taking things about a million steps further, Universal Orlando is adding the entire town of Springfield to its theme park—at least the parts that fans really care about.
Verge sources are suggesting Apple will ink a deal with Universal next week to create an internet radio service.
While Gangnam style was out racking up a billion views, channels owned by Sony and Universal have moved twice as far in the other direction. YouTube has stripped them of these views alleging a violation of the YouTube terms of service which prohibit the artificial inflating of view-counts.
Amazon has announced a deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution to bring over 2,000 new movies and TV shows to its Prime instant streaming video service. Some highlights include "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Being John Malkovich". [Engadget]
Universal remotes for your iPhone are old news, but the thing about them is that they're so, well, universal: You use the same layout for all your devices. The Voomote One lets you have a different remote for your TV than your stereo.
Could anything be better than lazing around on your couch with your universal remote? How about playing Fruit Ninja on it during commercials? Conspin's Andi-One is the first universal remote to run Android 2.1—and any of its 100,000 apps—right on your controller.
Following through on what probably started as an epic round of double dog daring, four major studios—Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox—have agreed that charging $30 for streaming movie rentals is a pretty great business model. Not current-run movies, either! "Home Premiere," as it's being called, only…
AllThingsD is reporting that EMI Music has just signed a deal with Spotify. Counting Spotify's previous deal with Sony, the awesometastic music service now has two of the four major record labels locked up. The other two? Warner, who has said nice things about Spotify before, and Universal, who happens to be the…
We already know that iMovie '11 is going to be YouTube's next big (annoying) meme, but Apple's protecting its chums at movie studios such as Universal and Paramount, by banning any chance of parody. Bummer.
Last January, Netflix agreed to delay the rental of new release Warner Bros. films by 28 days in exchange for more streaming properties. Now, Fox and Universal have signed similar agreements. What do we get out of the deal? Buffy!
Is there any doubt that the value of purchased music is plummeting? Universal, one of the big four record labels, is planning to cut the prices of almost all of its CDs to between $6 and $10.