Vivendi Universal is trimming about 130 jobs, or 20% of total staff, from its Internet music properties as part of an ongoing restructuring that will put the company's U.S.-based online assets under…
Sonicblue, the maker of the controversial ReplayTV 4000 digital video recorder, has won a patent for its technology that enables consumers to record television programming onto computer hard drives.
Webnoize, a Cambridge, Mass.-based media and entertainment research firm that rose to prominence as a sage of the booming Net economy, has fallen victim to that industry's bust.
Television broadcast design shop Autonomy has expanded its new media efforts by adding DVD menu design to its existing Web and interactive TV design offerings. The Hollywood-based facility has tapped…
The number of individual users simultaneously swapping music files on the free peer-to-peer network Fasttrack reached 1.57 million this month -- even more than Napster could boast at the peak of its…
Broadband provider Williams Communications has received the greenlight from U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to buy the assets of streaming media pioneer iBeam Broadcasting Corp. for $25 million in…
Tom Hershey has been upped to senior veep of operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks, giving him responsibility for console game development at the f/x studio.
Viva Media is taking a step outside of its all-music programming by acquiring Brainpool, a producer of formats for general private webs.
The way AOL Time Warner co-CEO Bob Pittman sees it, the gee-whiz home of the future will have a data port right next to the phone line that will allow the inhabitants to access any movie at any time…
Comcast will launch a videogame news and information cable net in April headed by former Disney TV and TV animation prexy Charles Hirschhorn.
In the biggest launch of a new gaming console to date, Nintendo said Thursday its new GameCube system sold more than 500,000 units in its first week in the U.S. That's 200,000 more than rival Xbox…