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YouTube Launches Subscription Offering. YouTube is officially launching a paid subscription service for its content partners.

YouTube Launches Subscription Offering

As has been widely reported, the Web video giant is looking to providing its growing collection of content partners with another revenue option. Starting today, a handful of channels will test a subscription offering with prices starting at 99 cents-per-month. Among the test partners are several kids channels including Sesame Street, DHX Junior and Jim Henson Family TV; niche sports players like UFC and SportsSkool Plus; and hard-to-find fare like Digital Theatre (offering the best of British theater).

A decade of iTunes singles killed the music industry - Apr. 25, 2013. After Apple's iTunes Music Store debuted on April 28, 2003, sales of 99-cent digital singles surged.

A decade of iTunes singles killed the music industry - Apr. 25, 2013

But that had a disastrous impact on overall music revenue. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Since the introduction the iTunes Music Store on April 28, 2003, music sales have plummeted in the United States -- from $11.8 billion in 2003 to $7.1 billion last year, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. How iTunes crushed music sales.


Netflix Hulu. Deezer / Spotify. Game Marketing: "If the rules of the game aren't working, change the rules" The Game Marketing Summit is a one-day event that brings together marketing and brand management execs to "discuss, deliberate, debate and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes driving the interactive entertainment industry.

Game Marketing: "If the rules of the game aren't working, change the rules"

" This year, the Summit's panels ranged from discussing the changing nature of the audience to the best techniques and practices for reaching that audience. Lots of new entertainment coming to Xbox LIVE this week : This year kicked off with tons of great new apps on Xbox LIVE for our members around the world.

Lots of new entertainment coming to Xbox LIVE this week :

In the first three months we’ve welcomed NHL GameCenter, Neon Alley, Telemundo, Crunchyroll, Slacker, Redbox Instant by Verizon, GameTrailers, CanalPlay Infinity and VEVO TV. The train keeps rolling as we’re adding a bunch of cool entertainment apps and updates this week*, including Game of Thrones actions coming to Xbox SmartGlass. Xbox SmartGlass for Game of Thrones Season 3 (United States) Discover even more of Game of Thrones® with HBO GO® and Xbox SmartGlass for your Windows 8 tablet or iPad. YouTube préparerait des chaînes payantes. Next Gen : pourquoi vous ne jouerez plus comme avant. Ce n’est pas un scoop, le cloud chez Sony et Microsoft, c’est en route.

Next Gen : pourquoi vous ne jouerez plus comme avant

Sony a racheté Gaikai en juin dernier, et Microsoft chassé cet été de nombreuses têtes chez OnLive, précurseur de la technologie. Une question se pose toutefois : pour quoi faire ? Météo gaming La promesse du cloud gaming est aujourd’hui bien connue : elle consiste à jouer sur n’importe quel écran (netbook, smartphone), même sans carte graphique ou processeur puissant, en streamant uniquement le flux vidéo d’un jeu. Les calculs, eux, sont assumés par des serveurs distants. L’autre limite, c’est celle de l’infrastructure côté utilisateurs. Après la vie privée, la propriété Certains joueurs s’interrogent peut-être déjà : jouer à un jeu PS2 téléchargé ou y jouer en nuage, fondamentalement, quelle différence en termes d’expériences ? Le principe est contraire à toutes les habitudes, il est pourtant déjà en place. L’occasion en ligne de mire Derrière ce combat, deux impératifs économiques. La nouvelle ruée vers la TV. The evolution of Call of Duty Elite.

In the time it's taken me to write this sentence, more than 900 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been cumulatively played around the world by its millions of fans.

The evolution of Call of Duty Elite

The Release Windows Archaism. Television and media industry are stuck in a wasteful rear-guard fight for the preservation of an analog era relic: the Release Windows system.

The Release Windows Archaism

Designed to avoid destructive competition among media, it ends up boosting piracy while frustrating honest viewers willing to pay. A couple of months ago, I purchased the first season of the TV series Homeland from the iTunes Store. I paid $32 for 12 episodes that all landed seamlessly in my iPad. 'Halo 4: Spartan Ops' trailer. With each new entry in the Halo franchise, fans of the sci-fi first-person shooter series expect two things: A cinematic solo experience to shame anything George Lucas has committed to celluloid (at least in the last three decades), and a robust suite of online multi-player modes that continue the fragging fun long after the campaign’s credits have rolled.

'Halo 4: Spartan Ops' trailer

Halo 4 (which hits stores in the U.S. on Nov. 6) is the first game in five years to put players behind the gold visor of Covenant-crushing space marine Master Chief. Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon. Please note: An update to this article is available here, it includes the December 2012 iTunes expansion (Music & Movies) as well as Xbox Music.

Mapping The Entertainment Ecosystems of Apple, Microsoft, Google & Amazon

The choice of what phone or tablet to buy is one that often involves many considerations, chief amongst those is the physical device and the operating system that it runs. But I think there is a third fundamental consideration that is growing in importance: what services and entertainment ecosystems you’ll be able to access.