Watch The Throne: Netflix Snatches Online Movie Business From iTunes

According to a new report by market research from IHS iSuppli, Netflix has surpassed iTunes as the leader in the $992 million US online movie business. It seems as though people like the subscription model better than Apple’s on demand model. Just bill Americans’ credit cards each and every month and let them enjoy the content buffet.

The data also shows the continued power of the long tail. Netflix has a bunch of old content and obscure documentaries in addition to newer TV shows – whereas iTunes has a focus on what’s new. So if you want that old episode of Law & Order because you miss Elliot; you go to Netflix.

From Ars Technica:

According to IHS’ numbers, Netflix’s share of the online movie market jumped from a mere 0.5 percent in 2010 to 44 percent in 2011. Comparatively, Apple fell from 60.8 percent in 2010 to just 32.3 percent in 2011. The number three player, Microsoft, also fell between 2010 and 2011—from 16.7 percent to 7.6 percent. The only other company in the IHS ranking that grew year over year was Vudu (owned by Walmart), which went from 2.7 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2011.

(via Ars Technica)

You Should Be Downloading These Steve Jobs Interviews NOW

Thanks to All Things D we are blessed with six lengthy interviews from the late Steve Jobs in full video and audio format via iTunes. The All Things Digital conference was always a favorite platform for Mr. Jobs, and we are lucky to hear some of interviews.

According to iTunes:

There’s lots of video of the late Steve Jobs, primarily from his famous introductions of Apple products over the years, and his oft-quoted Stanford commencement address. But, by far, the largest trove of video of the legendary innovator candidly answering unrehearsed questions and explaining his views on technology and business comes from his six lengthy appearances at our D: All Things Digital Conference, from 2003 to 2010. As a memorial to a great man, and, in the spirit of sharing a priceless piece of history, we are making all six of these appearances available free, in high quality. We thank Apple for its cooperation in making these videos available for all. Photo credit: Asa Mathat