online video

3 Stocks that May Heat Up Thanks to Netflix's Meltdown

Shares of Netflix are down nearly 50% year to date for a variety of reasons: The loss of its popular Starz content, the price hikes, and the infamous Qwikster debacle. But online video is still a hot market. Here's a closer look at three companies that could profit from Netflix's missteps.

YouTube Draws Nearly 40% of Online Video Visits

YouTube has been a powerhouse in the online video arena since well before Google bought it. YouTube dominates the sector, accounting for nearly four out of 10 online video viewing sessions in the U.S. in May. What's still a question is how much the video-sharing site will add to Google profits.

Facebook: Writing a Script for Online Movie Consolidation?

Warner Brothers is launching the first streaming-video app that lets people rent movies through Facebook. First up: The Dark Knight. It's a small test, but when Facebook enters a business, competitors get nervous: Here's how this move could trigger a round of mergers among the established players.

No Matter How Successful, Netflix Can't Shake the Bears

Throughout its history as a public company, Netflix has confounded the critics who've said it'll never survive. Yet, the critics still won't let up. And, yes, they have a scarily compelling story now. Here's why 2011 might prove to be Netflix's toughest one yet.

Here Comes the Great Internet Paywall

A paywall is rising at The New York Times, AT&T is limiting data-usage for the iPhone, and Hulu.com is going start charging viewers. What happened to the fundamental Internet ideas of free and unlimited?

No Quick Impact From Cisco's Speedy New Router

Routers are crucial Internet traffic cops that direct data along its congested main arteries. And Cisco's super-hyped super-fast router promises to help network operators keep up with ever-increasing demands. But those big customers won't be too quick to take out their checkbooks.

Cisco Unveils Its New Superfast Network Router

Vowing to "forever change the Internet," Cisco today announced a new ultra-heavy-duty router that offers network speeds 12 times faster than its nearest competitor. CEO John Chambers says it's aimed at the exploding market for online video.

The N.Y. Times May Be Aiming at Web TV

Later this spring, the paper will launch a daily webcast, according to sources familiar with the planning. The show will be produced on the fourth floor of the Times's offices and air around lunchtime EST, when consumption of online video peaks. Networks, watch your backs?

Walmart Jumps Into Online Video with Vudu

Retail giant Wal-Mart is wading into the digital content melee by snapping up web-video startup Vudu for a reported $100 million or more. It's the latest evidence that the still-nascent market for on-demand video is starting to heat up.