Blockbuster joins HMV, Jessops with administration woes – trade-in gift cards honoured

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Blockbuster is the latest high-street chain to succumb to the ongoing financial recession, announcing that the video and game rental store is to enter administration. The store's fortunes had been on the decline for many years, struggling to make ends…

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Q&A: Gamefly co-founder Sean Spector on digital subscriptions, Steam and the indie gaming boom

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Gamefly, the USA's leading videogame rental service, has made the jump over the pond and are looking to take old Blighty by storm with their digital PC games download platform and forth-coming digital subscription service. We caught up with…

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Q&A: Netflix CPO Neil Hunt on LOVEFiLM, HBO disc deals, DVD subscriber fallout and avoiding the fate of Blockbuster

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After a lengthy wait, the Netflix streaming service is now open for business in the UK, offering a robust catalogue of movies and TV shows onto a wide variety of devices, with an intelligent platform and UI that the company…

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Blockbuster developing set top box to "kill" Apple TV

Gary Cutlack Digital set-top boxes, HDTV, Home cinema, Intellectual Property, TVs Leave a Comment

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Poor old Apple. Everyone wants to invent a “killer” to take out its products – and the next cold-blooded assassin is video rental chain Blockbuster.

Blockbuster is developing a video-streaming set-top-box to rival (KILL!) Apple’s Apple TV system, according to The News.

Rumoured to be announced some time this month…

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YouTube launches UK site and Manhunt 2 banned by BBFC: the best stories from Shiny Media

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hurleychen.gif- Recognizing that over half of YouTube users are outside the U.S, country-specific sites have launched today. And yes, the UK is one of them [Techscape]

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