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Blockbusted: Blockbuster to shutter remaining stores, kill off movie-by-mail

The last remaining Blockbuster retail locations will soon be shuttered up as parent company Dish Network announces it is closing down Blockbuster's retail and movie-by-mail programs. Blockbuster on-demand and @Home services will remain…
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Blockbuster On Demand app launches for iPhone and iPad

Months after Blockbuster relaunched its on-demand digital rental service, it has released apps for the iPhone and iPad in the hopes of attracting more viewers, adding support for 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound for part of its catalog.
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Blockbuster rises from the canvas, re-launches spruced up on-demand service

Blockbuster isn't out for the count just yet. In the wake of bankruptcy and store-closure announcments, the company is relaunching its video-on-demand service in an apparent effort to reinvigorate its brand.
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Blockbusted: A Once-Iconic Video Rental Store is Sinking Fast

It appears that Blockbuster, once a household name, may be on its way out, despite owner Dish Network's assertions otherwise.
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Blockbuster UK bankrupt, bound for administration

What does the fall of the once-mighty Blockbuster Video chain tell us about modern industry?
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Dish Network finally has a green light to offer 4G, so when do we get our satellite phones?

Dish Network has recently gotten its 4G network blessing from the FCC, but just what is it planning for the future?
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Weekly mobile news recap: Now is the winter of Microsoft’s discontent

It doesn't feel like winter yet, does it? We don't think so, but some mobile companies are trying to get into the spirit of the season. Google is doing so by giving updates to all its apps, while Microsoft's Windows 8 OS has going the…
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Still got a Blockbuster nearby? It may become a cell phone store

In an attempt to break into the mobile industry, Dish Network may begin selling smartphones at its Blockbuster brick and mortar locations.
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Will Netflix streaming suffer without Starz?

While Netflix seems to be shifting subscriber attention to a vast library of television content over feature films, Starz finally exits the streaming service this month.
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Dish Network shutting down a third of all remaining Blockbuster stores

While Redbox continues to flourish despite increasing prices slightly last year, more Blockbuster retail locations are being closed as directed by parent company Dish Network.
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How a Netflix-like service from Verizon and Redbox might work

Verizon and Redbox are teaming up to create a new subscription service that will compete with Netflix. We imagine some of the ways the new service might work, from how it will integrate the Redbox DVD kiosks to what kind of content it will…
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Can Redbox beat Netflix by snubbing Warner Brothers 56-day plan?

With movie studios still attempting to restrict when a consumer can rent a new release, Redbox has decided to forget the extended wait period and bring new movies to customers on launch day.