netflix http://michiganradio.org en The oldest video store in the US is in Royal Oak, but now it's closing http://michiganradio.org/post/oldest-video-store-us-royal-oak-now-its-closing <p>Thomas Video opened in 1974, and was the first store in the country to sell films.&nbsp;</p><p>On Stateside, we spoke with Jim Olenski, the owner of Thomas Video about his business and why it's closing.&nbsp;</p><p>According to Olenski, the store has been losing money for a long time, partly because of the rise in online movie streaming options, like Netflix.&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear Cynthia Canty's interview with Olenski, click the link above. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:52:50 +0000 Stateside Staff 17778 at http://michiganradio.org The oldest video store in the US is in Royal Oak, but now it's closing Online subscription TV could be the way of the future http://michiganradio.org/post/online-subscription-tv-could-be-way-future <p>It was 2007 when Amanda Lotz of the University of Michigan wrote a book entitled "The Television Will Be Revolutionized." The professor of communication studies predicted that eventually TV will move from the broadcast network format we grew up with to an online subscription format.</p><p>Well, if you are one of the many fans of the series "Arrested Development," you are celebrating the resurrection of the wildly popular series which began on Fox and was canceled by Fox, and has now been revived by Netflix in online subscription format.</p><p>Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan professor of communications studies, joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:38:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 13084 at http://michiganradio.org Online subscription TV could be the way of the future Online shoppers shifting focus http://michiganradio.org/post/online-shoppers-shifting-focus <p>An Ann Arbor-based consumer research firm says there&rsquo;s been a shift in people&rsquo;s&nbsp;online shopping habits.&nbsp;</p><p>Ann Arbor-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foreseeresults.com/news-events/press-releases/us-e-retailer-winners-and-losers-holiday-season-2011-foresee.shtml">ForeSee</a> asked more than eight thousand online shoppers about their satisfaction levels with 40 of the nation&rsquo;s top web retailers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ForeSee released its 7<sup>th</sup> annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:55:45 +0000 Steve Carmody 5574 at http://michiganradio.org Online shoppers shifting focus