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Apple Kills 99-Cent iTunes TV Show Rentals From iTunes

Apple Kills 99-Cent iTunes TV Show Rentals From iTunes

Apple has removed the ability to rent TV shows from both iTunes and its Apple TV, taking away what was just last year one of the major advertised selling points of the $99 streaming-centric set-top box, introduced the ability to rent certain episodes of television programs for $0.99 each last September. Apple recently flipped the switch on streaming purchases for its relatively new second generation Apple TV and it appears 99-cent rentals didn’t move the needle, so we’ll wait and see what the folks from Cupertino have up their sleeve next……………

By On August 27, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon rolls out textbook rentals for Kindle, promises discounts up to 80 percent and that discount varies depending on the rental period, which can be anywhere from 30 to 360 days and the option is already available on tens of thousands of textbooks from a number of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Once the rental period is up for a textbook, students can choose to purchase books or rent them again for a period of as little as one extra day and students will be able to take notes and highlight text……………..

By On July 19, 2011 Respond
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Redbox Videogame Rentals

Redbox Videogame Rentals

Redbox will officially start offering video game rentals in more than 21,000 locations starting June 17th and will offer titles for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii in their rental kiosks.The company started experimenting with video game rentals almost two years ago after successfully expanding their test offering last October to 5,000 locations, but for 21,000+ other locations there’s now a whole new reason to stand behind someone that wants to check each and every title available when all you want to do is return a disc…………

By On April 29, 2011 Respond
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YouTube Ready To Renting Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service

YouTube Ready To Renting Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service

YouTube ready to start renting video on-demand movies from major studios and the report indicates it could launch as soon as this week with movies from majors including Sony, Warner and Universal, as well as smaller entities like Lionsgate, Kino Lorber and other independents.This doesn’t appear to be a challenge to Netflix, with the unnamed studio exec quoted in the article saying how happy they are to see a new entrant renting movies that’s not using a subscription model……….

By On April 26, 2011 2 Responses
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