Shrinking down the boob tube
With the new primetime shows trickling in, the fall season is here. However, if you miss your favorite show, it's getting a lot easier to catch up. Over the past few days alone, NBC announced that it would be offering free week-long download rentals of its shows through NBC Direct. Disney's
Ahh, remember the days when you needed a DVR or VCR to see the shows you wanted on your schedule? That is sooo 2006. OK, technically that is sooo 2005, since ABC has been streaming many of its hit shows through ABC.com since May of last year.
However, between Apple
Don't TASE me, bro
You know what's sad? I'm not just talking about the black eye that the University of Florida's campus police suffered after its takedown of a town forum protestor with a TASER
The publicity may not seem favorable for TASER, even if stun-gun abuse is ultimately up to the training of the actual user. Still, it shouldn't stop the orders. TASER had a good week in that regard, ringing up orders from both the French government and the United States Forest Service for hundreds of the company's signature X26 stun guns.
I wonder how many of those domain name speculators plan on actually selling TASER weaponry through their new sites?
There goes the discount brokerage neighborhood
With E*Trade's stock failing to keep pace with rivals Schwab
Until next week, I remain,
Disney, Time Warner, and Schwab are Stock Advisor recommendations. TASER is a Rule Breakers stock pick. If this weekend finds you hungry for stock picks, snag a 30-day trial subscription offer to either newsletter service.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.