"In cubicles across the country, lunchtime has become the new prime time, as workers click aside their spreadsheets to watch videos on YouTube, news highlights... or other Web offerings." "The trend — part of a broader phenomenon known as video snacking — is turning into a growth business for news and media companies, which are feeding the lunch crowd more fresh content."
In time for the Las Vegas CES show, Warner decides to back the Blu-Ray format - a major coup for Sony. It bet heavily on Blu-ray even as it was haunted by the loss its Betamax videotape format suffered to VHS a generation ago.
Netflix plans to offer a new streaming service will allow customers to watch movies on a high-definition television, using a networked set-top box that LG plans to ship later this year, the companies said.
While Netflix seems keen to invest more in download services, other players are pulling out. U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart closed down its video download service last month, less than a year after introducing it.
In the meantime, here comes an open source video device
"The (Neuros) OSD is a versatile recorder. Using a memory card or a U.S.B. storage device, it saves copies of DVDs, VHS tapes and television programs from satellite receivers, cable boxes, TVs and any other device with standard video output."