A periodic roundup of relevant news… from our friends at Last100:
10 years on Blockbuster still lacks a digital strategy
Blockbuster’s management talks a good digital game but it’s nothing more than “marketing fluff”, often confusing the company’s dominance in physical media with that of digital. The company’s underwhelming and late to the game set-top box (above) isn’t even being promoted on Blockbuster’s homepage.
Hulu explains its lack of love for PlayStation 3
It’s not Hulu’s fault per se but the result of keeping content owners happy. A price worth paying, says Hulu, as they help wean the studios off of the release windowing system.
Thoughts on Google Chrome OS
The failure of existing Linux distros to become the defacto OS for Netbooks, despite getting a head start and backing from OEMs, doesn’t bode well for Chrome’s chances unless Google is able to redefine not just the OS but what users expect from their PCs.
Joost admits ad-revenue defeat, trying white label biz model instead
Joost, the Internet TV startup that just won’t seem to die and has announced plans to focus less on its own online video portal and instead tout the company’s newly launched white label service to “media companies, including cable and satellite providers, broadcasters and video aggregators.”