Netflix shocked the tech world (and excited investors) with an unprecedented global expansion into 130 countries yesterday. That move means that the video streaming service is now available in 190 countries, so the chances are you, dear reader, are eligible to use right now — unless you happen to live in China, North Korea, Syria or the Crimea.
Today, Virgin America announced a partnership with Spotify to give its customers free music streaming as part of its ViaStat program, which also includes Netflix streaming. ViaStat has gone on record saying it can deliver “12 megabits per second download speeds to each seat,” which is faster than anything I’ve ever experienced on a flight. […]
Streaming services are continuing their march into Hollywood, competing head-on with network television not only for viewership numbers, but now also for critical acclaim and industry recognition.
At last night’s Primetime Emmy awards, services including Amazon, Netflix and – if you count it – HBO, which this year launched its own over-the-top option for cord cutters with HBO NOW, dominated the annual awards show, scoring trophies for “Transparent” (Amazon), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Game of Thrones” (HBO) and “Veep” (HBO).
During an enterprisey event at Google SF today, the company announced a brand new Chromebook for enterprise, built by Dell. The Google for Work team has been tailoring all of Google’s consumer software products for enterprise use. That means security, security and more security. Yes, to get computers blessed by a huge corporation, those things […]
It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future. Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in Europe. (If it feels unfair to weigh an entire country against individual cities, consider that the Netherlands has 17 million people crammed into an area half the size of South Carolina.)