February 21, 2013 |
Fanhattan, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company that makes a smart guide to movies and television shows online, took its first steps beyond the iOS universe Thursday, releasing a version of its guide for the Web. The new guide is not only available to more people, it also adds several features designed to help people find something interesting when they don't have any idea what to watch. The company launched its app for iPads and iPhones in 2011, giving users the ability to search simultaneously through the libraries of a steadily expanding roster of sources of movies and TV shows.
January 19, 2013 |
The gig: Col Needham, 45, is founder and chief executive of Internet Movie Database, the world's leading online source for information about movies and television shows and for celebrity news. Every month, the site attracts more than 160 million visitors who come to watch movie trailers, read reviews or check out the comprehensive rundown of a movie's cast and crew. Its database contains more than 100 million items, including information about more than 2 million movies and TV shows and some 4 million cast and crew members.
January 2, 2013 |
John Krasinski is over being the nice guy. For the last seven years, he's played one on the television sitcom "The Office" as Jim Halpert - a goofy, mild-mannered romantic who is smitten with his coworker. On the big screen, he's also been the guy next door: the supportive husband to a pregnant wife in "Away We Go"; the supportive fiance whose lover is struggling to accept her parents' divorce in "It's Complicated"; the supportive friend who listens to his crush swoon over another man in "Something Borrowed.
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August 21, 2012 |
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark guffaw. "I spent seven hours today at the beauty parlor; hell, that was just for the estimate," Phyllis Diller would say on stage, firing off one joke after another. "I'm in the 14th year of a 10-day beauty plan. " Diller, whose stand-up career spanned nearly 50 years, died in her sleep Monday at her longtime home in Brentwood, said her agent, Fred Wostbrock.
June 28, 2012 |
The Google Play store will now sell movies, TV shows and magazine subscriptions, Google announced Wednesday. This is important news for any Android users but it was overshadowed by other major Google announcements from its Google I/O keynote, especially since the announcement was basically used as a gap filler between the introduction of Jelly Bean and the unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet. TV shows and magazine subscriptions are brand new additions to Google Play. Movies were previously available on the digital Google store but they could only be rented.
June 13, 2012 |
Netflix is testing a redesign of its website that would for the first time separate movies and television shows into separate tabs, each with dozens of subcategories to help users sort through their thousands of options. The potential redesign is currently being tested with a small number of users. If the video subscription company finds that the design increases overall usage, it could deploy the new look to all 23.4 million of its Internet streaming customers in the U.S. Currently, users can find movies and television shows to watch on Netflix's website by searching or via suggestions the company makes based on content the user previously watched.