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  • Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

    April 18, 2016 1:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time. Starting this week, the e-commerce company says customers can now pay $8.99 a month just to watch Amazon's Prime video streaming service. Previously, the only way to get access to... more »
  • The latest in gadgets: Netflix viewers binge on

    January 6, 2016 2:48 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Netflix subscribers watched 12 billion hours of programming on the Internet video service during the final three months of 2015, a nearly 50 percent increase from the previous year. CEO Reed Hastings disclosed the growth during a Wednesday presentation in Las Vegas at CES, a high-profile showcase... more »
  • Netflix offers new parents a year off of work

    August 4, 2015 8:16 PM

    LOS GATOS - Families expecting a child and also looking for a new job might try Netflix since the video service company announced Tuesday it will offer a year's paid leave to workers who have newborns. The Associated Press reported the news was first posted to the company's blog.... more »
  • Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba

    February 9, 2015 3:15 PM

    LOS GATOS, CA - Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available. Netflix, which is working on international expansion and hopes to be in about 200 countries by the end... more »
  • Netflix says it wants to stream 'The Interview'

    January 7, 2015 12:16 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Netflix's chief content officer says the streaming service wants to make Sony's "The Interview" available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers. Ted Sarandos of Netflix would not comment Wednesday on efforts to make that possible, however. The movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is available on... more »
  • Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

    November 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Netflix says it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special. A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of "Bill Cosby 77." This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women. Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt,... more »
  • Obama wants ban on Internet 'fast lane' deals

    November 10, 2014 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. In a statement released by the White House Monday, the president called for an "explicit ban" on such deals. Obama also said that... more »
  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    September 2, 2014 10:25 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to their Facebook accounts automatically... more »
  • Court says post office must do better by Gamefly

    January 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal court says the U.S. Postal Service must come up with a better solution to its questionable pricing structure affecting Gamefly's video game DVDs and Netflix's movie DVDs. Gamefly must pay extra to mail its rental DVDs because they can be damaged by automatic mail sorting systems... more »

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