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Starbucks to Discontinue CD Sales in March

Global coffee giant Starbucks has announced that at the end of March 2015, the company will stop selling CDs in its stores. This is a major move by the Seattle-based company, which operates more than 21,000 locations worldwide, including more than 12,000 in the United States. The compact disc market has been in decline for […]

CES 2015: Panasonic Demos First 4K Blu-ray Player

At the International CES show in Las Vegas, Panasonic demonstrated the World’s First 4K Blu-ray disc player. This is a pre-production model and is not yet available on the consumer market. This prototype integrates video processing and optical disc drive technologies that Panasonic has refined over many years, making it capable of reproducing 4K (3,840 […]

UltraViolet Reaches 20 Million Registered Users

According to a recent survey from the NPD Group, the number of registered users for UltraViolet has recently topped 20 million accounts. This is a major milestone for the service, which has grown tremendously since it debuted in 2011. 2014 was a great year for UltraViolet, which saw its user base grow 33% from the […]

Blu-ray Disc Association Moves Forward with Double-Sided Discs

The Blu-ray Disc Association is a group of manufacturers that includes Sony, Intel, Pioneer, Panasonic, and dozens of other companies. Together, they come up with the standards for how Blu-ray products will look and work. Recently, the group group announced that they have approved a new specification for double-sided discs. Known as BD-DSD, the new […]

Qumu Sells Rimage Corporation for $23 Million

In the world of business, companies must adapt to changes in their environment. If they do not adapt, they risk being passed by. With the market for CD and DVD products shrinking, many companies in the duplication business have branched out into other industries. Microboards technology has gotten into 3D printing with their Afinia 3D […]