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  • Twitter owes me $1. I'll take it now.

    True confession: I sometimes (OK, fine, often) waste a lot of time on dumb stuff.  Which probably explains my interest in Twitter. You undoubtedly heard that Twitter had its IPO (that’s initial public offering for non-business-school types)...
  • Blockbuster to Stop Movie Rentals Saturday

    While Dish Network plans to shutter the 300 Blockbuster company stores it still operates by January, most of those outlets have already started winding down. Blockbuster has sent out tweets over the last several days alerting customers it will stop...
  • Business boom at Palmer Park Mall

    Business boom at Palmer Park Mall
    With the highly anticipated or highly dreaded (depending on your stress tolerance) Black Friday rapidly approaching, the halls of most malls have already been decked. Garland, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Santa's throne ready to welcome a...
  • How Fitting: 'This Is the End' the Last Movie Rented from Blockbuster

    The comedy "This is the End" was the last movie rented from a Blockbuster store, the retailer said. The final transaction, as Dish Network shuts down the remaining 300 stores Blockbuster operates, took place at 11 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Hawaii. Company...
  • Dish Subs Less Disgruntled in Q3, Helping Satcaster Beat Street

    Dish Network, the third-biggest U.S. pay TV operator, gained a net 35,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter -- surprising Wall Street analysts who had been expecting the company to lose about 39,000. A key difference for Dish in the period: Existing...
  • Cord-Cutting Slows in Third Quarter, But Pay TV Is Still Shrinking

    The U.S. pay TV sector collectively dropped 113,000 subscribers in the third quarter -- capping the worst 12-month period of losses for the industry -- but the pace of consumers cutting the cord has slowed down, according to Wall Street analyst firm...
  • Dish Seeking Disney Ad Deal for Hopper, Ergen Says

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said he's still "cautiously optimistic" about reaching a long-term deal with Disney for ABC stations and ESPN and other cable channels, saying the satcaster is looking for a way to deliver ads to Hopper DVR customers...
  • Epic Fail: How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

    It will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in the boardroom: Blockbuster deciding not to buy Netflix. But that's what could have happened multiple times throughout the early 2000s when Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings courted a...
  • Julia Howe Tapped to Head Up Brand Marketing for Fox Home Entertainment Titles

    As Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment looks to grow Digital HD as a brand around the globe, Fox's homevideo arm has tapped Julia Howe to serve as senior VP, brand marketing, North America. Separately, Cameron Dillavou has been promoted to VP,...
  • What was Blockbuster's last movie rental...ever?

    What was Blockbuster's last movie rental...ever?
    And the last movie ever rented in a Blockbuster goes to "This Is the End," a 2013 apocalyptic comedy featuring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan. Quite fitting, no? It was 11 p.m. in Hawaii, Saturday night. A man picked up the film "This Is...
  • What's in Store for Blockbuster Brand: Digital Expansion

    Blockbuster may have gone bust as a physical rental chain for movies and games, but the brand will live on as a digital player for Dish Network. "We continue to see value in the brand as we expand our digital offerings," said Dish CEO Joseph Clayton...
  • Trading a wedding ring for Chiefs-Broncos tickets? It must be love

    "Will trade diamond wedding ring for Chiefs vs Broncos Tickets." So the Craigslist ad read. And while it won't be a win-win situation when the white-hot Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet Dec. 1, it will be for one Kansas woman who offered to...