I have a bet with my friend on which next-generation high definition video format will win. In five years, I think that Toshiba’s HD-DVD will win over Sony’s Blu-ray. Despite the technological superiority of Blu-ray over HD-DVD, I don’t think it’s what the people want or need (I think holographic technology will be better suited for our storage needs, but that’s about five years down the road). … Continue reading…Sony Banks The Company On Blu-ray
Every person that calls himself or herself a gamer knows that the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s next generation console, is officially launching in North America on Tuesday, November 22. Poor Europe and Japan won’t see their launches until Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 10, respectively. The North American launch will be media frenzy, but Microsoft might have a solution to both build the Xbox anticipation and lessen the armloads of young children eager to play on launch day. Sell the software early and let the people just buy the hardware. … Continue reading…Best Buy To Sell Xbox 360 Games Before Official Launch Date?
Best Buy Co. Inc. — the number one electronics retailer in the U.S. — is currently testing the sale of used video games in a few of its stores. With more than 870 stores in North America, Best Buy is trying to tap into the existing used video game market estimated at $800 million (10% of total video game sales) this year. … Continue reading…Best Buy To Test Selling Pre-Owned Video Game Software
Later this month, Japanese moviegoers will be able to see male genitalia on a movie screen without any cuts or edits for the Japanese premiere of Kinsey. Films that have previously tried to push the boundary of censorship were not saved for artistic merits and instead were regarded as pornography. … Continue reading…Japanese Moviegoers Will See First Male Penis On The Silver Screen
Apple has had tremendous success involving its iTunes Music Store and its iPods. However, next year might be different because the license agreements that Apple has with the major music label expire. Many of the labels have wanted to raise the prices of each track, which Apple has resisted. … Continue reading…Apple’s 2006 Problem And The Future Of ITMS