Wednesday, 02 February 2011
As much as consumers love inexpensive rentals from Redbox and all-you-can-eat streaming from Netflix, the companies behind the movies we watch hate it. With such low pricing, they worry that they won't make as much money as they used to, and they haven't managed to find a business model that would satisfy both their needs and the wants of the consumer base.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Gorilla Glass was all over the place. It was in Sony's press conference - they boasted their strong new TVs - and advertized on banners in the convention center. But Corning isn't the only company with strong new glass to show off.
Comcast's purchase of a 51 percent share in NBC has been a long time coming, and it looks like we'll finally see it happen. The FCC turned in a 4-1 vote in favor of the deal and the Justice Department approved of it shortly after, which was the final obstacle the companies had to navigate.