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According to the New York Times, the rumours about YouTube adding full-length movies are about to come true -- sort of. The paper says that MGM will announce a deal with the video site on Monday to run some full TV shows and also some movies, with ads appearing alongside them. But the content isn't…

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Greg Sandoval at CNET had a story today saying that he heard from a couple of sources close to YouTube that the company will soon be launching full-length movies. This led to a raft of posts echoing the story, most of which mentioned that this seemed like a plausible rumour -- since YouTube now offers…

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As more than one person has already pointed out, the demise of Wal-Mart's video download service comes as no real surprise. In many ways, it was stillborn to begin with. Why? Simple. Even when it was launched, it was obvious (to everyone but Wal-Mart, apparently) that the service was too restrictive. Only Windows format, and…

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Beware of the “standpatters”

by Mathew on December 13, 2007

Great quote from Jack Warner, founder of Warner Brothers, which I found on Marc Andreessen's excellent blog (a blog I wish he had more time for). Warner was talking about movies, but I think -- and I assume Marc agrees -- that it applies to all kinds of things: "Every worthwhile contribution to the advancement…
I didn't get a chance to write about Marc Andreessen's recent post related to the writers' strike, in which he argued that Hollywood needs to become more like Silicon Valley -- i.e., more entrepreneurial -- but it certainly got me thinking. And now I get to write about it anyway, because an article in the…

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