digital downloads

Amazon Expands Its Downloads Play, Adding Digital Games & Software Stores In U.K.

Amazon has expanded its Steam-competing digital downloads play by launching digital games and digital software stores for PC and Mac software on its U.K. site -- something the ecommerce giant already

Phonevision, the video on-demand service of yesteryear

<img src="">So you're out and about with the Misses, enjoying a nice night on the town. Maybe doing some light shopping in

Blockbuster OnDemand coming to Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and home theater systems

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Paul McCartney isn't afraid of DRM-free digital downloading of his latest album

Paul McCartney’s previous album, Memory Almost Full, may have been, in so many words, complete garbage, but you have to give credit to the man for his latest endeavor, a new album from his elect

Tax, tax, tax: States move to tax digital downloads

So CNET has a scare-you-to-bits piece about states beginning to tax digital downloads like iTunes. Nine states “have considered” such a tax this year alone, while the great state of Tennessee will

VUDU updates software to 1.5

VUDU has just released a new version of their software and it will fix “several issues of importance to users and includes implementation of discounted extended rentals.” Discounted Extend

VUDU updating interface next week

The folks at VUDU sent this over. Sometime next week VUDU’s UI will get an overhaul to make the search for movies and TV shows much easier than it is now. They’re also making changes based

Radiohead's In Rainbows is week's best selling album, music industry must be thrilled

[photopress:inrainbowsno1_1.jpg,full,center] Despite being released three months ago as a digital download, Radiohead’s latest album, In Rainbows, was the best selling album last week. That must

Sony BMG to sell DRM-free music at retail stores, dubbed Platinum MusicPass

[photopress:blackout.jpg,full,center] Make your own joke Sony, riding on a high after Warner’s decision to exclusively back Blu-ray, has used CES to announce Platinum MusicPass download cards. T

Album sales dropped 9.5 percent last year, but downloads up 45 percent

This guy, John Biggs, had the top-selling album last year Here’s to another statement by the RIAA calling all of us thieves. Album sales here in the good ol’ U S of A fell 9.5 percent in 2

TiVo's future isn't the box, it's what goes in the box

It would be tempting to come up with a snarky headline for this story, such as “TiVo changing channels”, but we’ll spare you. In fact, we’re going to make a general summarizati


Breaking! Bands and Artists in the recording industry are trying to make money! Apparently, it took days for people to realize that Radiohead’s In Rainbows digital download was a marketing tacti

Other UK bands to copy Radiohead

Not musically, but how they’ll go about selling their upcoming albums. Brit rockers Oasis and funkadelic party-machine Jamiroquai are slated to release their forthcoming albums directly to their

MusicGiants: WMA Lossless Music, DRM-Free

MusicGiants isn’t the most well-known online music download service out there, but they’ve been pumping out WMA Lossless files since 2005. Until a couple weeks ago, all of the super hi-res

Microsoft Giving Digital Downloads A Try

Microsoft has been taking its sweet time hopping on the digital download train – until now. Starting January 30th, Windows users will be able to download both Windows Vista and Microsoft Office