Netflix : Lately, Netflix and Blockbuster have  been going to the mattresses . Even Blockbuster's CEO has jumped into the scrap . This week, though, Netflix is expected to release its fiscal results, which may shed some light on whether or not its winning-streak over the struggling video-store giant is continuing. So far, projections show that Netflix added up to 1.6 million  new subscribers during the first quarter alone; meanwhile, bad news from Blockbuster from an analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities: "Blockbuster is losing customers to Netflix and Redbox at an unprecedented rate, driving continued upside to Netflix's financial performance."
Spotify : The Guardian  has an interesting rundown showing how the cloud-based music service is financially viable (or not). One of the more interesting finds is that after more than 5 months and 1 million plays of Lada Gaga's "Poker Face" on Spotify, the singer only earned $167 in royalties.
Microsoft : Ever think the keys on your phone are too small to type on? Well Microsoft plans to solve this issue with Skinput, which turns a person's hand and forearm into a keyboard. The system responds to gestures, finger touches, and taps, and can even project a fully typeable screen and menu onto your skin. While still an early prototype, Skinput really does put this technology in the palm of your hand. Check it out: