The Justice Department has begun an antitrust investigation spurred by two new online music ventures, Pressplay and MusicNet. Lawyers close to the case told The Wall Street Journal that the probe is…
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is launching a high-resolution line of DVDs offering enhanced video and audio but no extra features.
Online gaming and chat venture TheGlobe.com said Friday that it is all but pulling the plug -- shuttering two sites, firing half of its staff and seeking buyout offers for its five popular online…
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For those already armed with Criterion's 1998 DVD version of "The Silence of the Lambs," beware: This "special edition" is no improvement. Release, which is linked to the double-disc package of…
RealNetworks and CBS are proving that Netizens will pay to watch Internet content. At least a small number, so far.
Michael T. Smith, who ankled as chairman-CEO of Hughes Electronics Corp. in May, has joined the board of NeTune Communications, the Los Angeles company behind ShowRunner, a satellite system that…
Universal Pictures is getting a bizarre Internet boost for "American Pie 2," the sequel to its 1999 hit film, which bows in theaters next weekend.
Capitol Hill pols supportive of getting tunes flowing on the Internet are expected to push legislation today ordering music companies to offer the same price when cutting various deals with Web…
New Zealand pubcaster TVNZ has been dealt a blow to its digital television plans: It's been dumped by telco partner TelstraSaturn.
Paul Villadolid, a former senior veep at Walt Disney Television and Larry Hess, a former software engineer at f/x studio Digital Domain, have formed Rebel Arts, a technology and software developer…
Long live Napster. Or its idea, anyway. A pair of Capitol Hill lawmakers are getting ready to introduce legislation that would loosen copyright laws to help legitimate, Internet-based music services…