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Blockbuster was doomed to failure the moment Netflix came along: that's one narrative arc that has been appearing ever since the video rental giant started staggering. And it's gained not a little traction since Blockbuster's bankruptcy filing last week. Which is a shame, because it happens to be untrue.
After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied. That could open the door to a new era, the NYT reports.
Stocks surged Friday after a boost in durable goods orders—and despite news that home sales had their second-worst month on record in August. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market outlook.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
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Blockbuster failed to update its brick-and-mortar model to compete in the fast-paced digital age, and it's been trounced by Netflix and Redbox.
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Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data. Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.
The long slow demise of Blockbuster, filing for Chapter 11, provides another example of how the failure to effectively respond to changes in the distribution of content can doom an enterprise.
Goldman Sachs' Communacopia hosted some major media CEOs Wednesday afternoon: the mood was upbeat with advertising on the rebound. They also had plenty to say about the value of content — and protecting that content — in the new digital landscape.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an expected jump in weekly jobless claims.
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The long slow demise of Blockbuster that will culminate with an imminent bankruptcy filing provides another example of how the failure to effectively respond to changes in the distribution of content can doom an enterprise.
Stocks opened higher Friday after news that core consumer prices were holding steady—then turned mixed after a weak consumer confidence number. Will the bulls manage a breakout? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.
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Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range. HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range. HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks clung to modest losses Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data failed to convince investors to move prices higher. Alcoa and Bank of America fell, HP and Cisco rose.
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