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CEO of Coinstar on automating business
The success of the company Coinstar -- which owns the DVD rental kiosk company Redbox -- sheds light on the belief that things like DVDs and pennies have no future. Both businesses use machines to sell their products rather than human employees.
Verizon and Redbox plan new streaming service
We already have a company that offers streaming movies and TV shows as well as offering DVDs and Blu-Rays. It's Netflix. So why, then, are Verizon and Redbox teaming up to offer the same thing?
Verizon and Redbox teaming up for Netflix knock-off
But what color will it be? Blue? Magenta? It’s so hard to know!
Warner Bros. stops doing Blockbuster any favors
If you can still find an open Blockbuster store somewhere (it's a little like Sasquatch, some people swear they've spotted one but the scientific...
Zediva has new movies, low prices, legal questions
A web service called Zediva is offering rentals of new release movies before Netflix or Redbox. For only $1.99, you can watch the movie on your co...
MID-DAY UPDATE: Wells Fargo re-files, Nissan recalls and high speed rails
Wells Fargo will re-file 55,000 problematic foreclosure documents, but will not issue a blanket moratorium. Today, we learned that the number of...
MID-DAY UPDATE: Tube strike and retailers try
On this Labor Day, we have a story about retailers using deals and sales to lure in customers....
Redbox reaches deal with Fox, Universal
Cheap DVD kiosk company Redbox has reached a deal on legal disputes with Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. Under the distribution...