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Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out...

Sorry, Netflix, rural area still likes this DVD rental chain

Mar. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the edge of a vast national forest, in one of Pennsylvania's most rural counties, Joe Carlton was browsing for laughs on a Friday night. The smell of buttered popcorn and candy lingered in the aisles while he scanned through movie titles. Carlton, 35, picked up Spaceballs, National...

Oregon city will have last Blockbuster store in world

Mar. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll be the only one in the world. The Bulletin reports that a Blockbuster store in Perth, Australia, is closing later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet....

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple's app fees might be next

Mar. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone app, Apple pocketed as much as $3.30. Multiply that by every charge made through iPhone apps and you can see why Netflix and other companies are fed up about what they consider Apple's unfair market power. Late last...

AT&T shakes up WarnerMedia to emphasize streaming

Mar. 4, 2019 2:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that AT&T's $81 billion takeover of Time Warner is a done deal , the company is reorganizing its TV and movie businesses to emphasize streaming rather than cable TV networks. AT&T is bringing in a new executive as longtime HBO and Turner chiefs leave. It's also consolidating...

Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

Jan. 23, 2019 2:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with CNN, ESPN and a few dozen other channels over the internet, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, as Hulu seeks to...