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Redefining Search and Search Engines

By Faisal Laljee

As internet consumers, we are used to the terms “Google it”, “I will Facebook you” or “Tweet”. But when it comes to Search, one immediately thinks of Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and in some rare cases, Ask.com. Indeed when reports of search market share are released each month, Google seems to be gaining the ground... »

Netflix and Microsoft Partnership Defines Future of Movie Distribution

By Faisal Laljee

I have been watching E3 2008 for a couple of reasons this year. The first is because I am a casual gamer and E3 is the grand-daddy of all video gaming conventions and let’s face it, there is nothing great on TV these days anyway. The second reason is to get a glance at... »

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... »

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... »

Take Profits on These

By Faisal Laljee

Netflix (NFLX) is up huge today. I would sell it here. I recommended it back in June and if you bought it then, you are just barely breaking even. Admittedly, I didn’t quite pick the best price to buy this one. Also, to the reader who asked me about Atheros (ATHR) the other day,... »

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