Blockbuster sees its digital future

March 25, 2009

Here’s the thing about Blockbuster: like other cultural icons, its synonymous with its service — renting movies from a local store.

Let’s dance: Universal, YouTube talk music site

March 5, 2009

Get ready for Vevo, or whatever YouTube and Universal decide to call their premium online music site.

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Your Blockbuster guy is really Movie Cupid

December 5, 2008

In tough times, perhaps the maxim "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is even more true.

Sports and economy square off

December 2, 2008

Sorting out what the economic downturn means for the sports world has become something of a sport itself.

Blockbuster throws its hat into the set-top box ring

November 25, 2008

Blockbuster got into the set-top box game right in time for the holiday season with a new digital media player that brings fewer but newer titles from the Web to TV six months after arch rival Netflix launched its $99 Roku set-top box. Netflix followed that launch with similar partnerships with Tivo, Samsung, LG Electronics and Microsoft.

Blockbuster: flicks AND Fedoras

May 28, 2008

Harrison Ford is interviewed as he arrives for screening of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” in New YorkWill my local movie rental shop ever become a “content hub” like Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes hopes ? Perhaps. But his transformation of the company has certainly improved sales of one item.

Blockbuster + Circuit City = 3?

April 14, 2008

blockbuster-ceo-jim-keyes.jpgEyeing the disintegration of its brick and mortar rental business, Blockbuster offered to buy electronics retailer Circuit City for $6 a share, the rental giant revealed on Monday.