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Blockbuster Sued Over Facebook Program

By Faisal Laljee

I read this article today and it upset me a great deal. http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san&s=80839&Nid=41637&p=469091 Per the article, a Texas resident is suing Blockbuster for participating in Facebook’s Beacon program, which tells members about their friends’ e-commerce activity. In the lawsuit Dallas County resident claims that Blockbuster violated the federal Videotape Privacy Protection Act by sharing... »

Blockbuster’s New CEO – Right Man for the Job

By Faisal Laljee

New York Times has a great piece on this topic. Since I have been wrongfully bullish on Blockbuster (BBI), here is something that will give you some hope if you own the stock. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/17/business/17blockbuster.html »

Garmin Good, Blockbuster Not So Much

By Faisal Laljee

This Garmin (GRMN) earnings reports was quite fantastic. According to Associated Press, net income grew 60 percent to $139.9 million, or 64 cents per share. The only negative thing here – the cheaper dollar inflated their EPS by 5 cents. Revenue increased 52 percent to $322.3 million as sales in the auto/mobile segment more... »

Blockbuster CEO Departure an Opportunity to Buy

By Faisal Laljee

I disagree with pundits about Blockbuster (BBI) going down with the departure of their CEO by the end of 2007. He is not as good as people think. Total Access is hugely successful, but he took a long time before responding to the Netflix (NFLX) threat successfully. Shame on him for that. I think... »

Blockbuster Takes Off

By Faisal Laljee

Blockbuster broke out today on heavy volume. Watch this one go to $8. »

Media Wars – Response to Reader Comment

By Faisal Laljee

Reader Linda N recently commented on my post titled “ Media Wars Part 2 of 2: Focus on Content and Easy Digital Distribution “ Faisal, I think you’re missing some important points about VOD. Right now, I’m downloading independent films from Unbox, in about 40 minutes to my ZEN. I can watch on the... »

Media Wars Part 1 of 2: Walmart’s Impact to Blockbuster, Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Tivo.

By Faisal Laljee

By now, you must have heard of Walmart’s (WMT) intention to enable movie downloads via the Internet. Needless to say, this has generated a lot of buzz and publicity for Walmart. Without further ado, I want to make my opinions clear on this move by Walmart. Like their DVD rental service two years ago... »

Blockbuster Up, Netflix Down

By Faisal Laljee

I feel good about getting readers out of Netflix (NFLX) back at $27.50 in October. Since then Netflix has fallen some 14%, while its arch rival Blockbuster (BBI) is up 67%. So what changed? On Nov 1st, Blockbuster launched its Total Access program, which enables subscribers to return movies rented online to a local... »

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