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Netflix Sees Subscriber Growth With Original Shows

Twenty years after Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix Inc (NFLX.O), and a decade after the company introduced video streaming, it hit another milestone - one that is key to its ability to sustain its scorching pace of growth. (more…)

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5G, Which Promises Blistering Speeds for Mobile Technology, is Coming Soon

Patrolling the congested halls of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, you couldn't help but run into some sign of “5G,” the full-throttle Internet aspirations for smartphone manufacturers, chipmakers, network operators, and government regulators. (more…)

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Netflix CEO Believes Future Audience May be AI Lifeforms Instead of Humans

Twenty to fifty years from now, when “you’re starting to get into some serious AI,” Reed Hastings isn’t sure whether Netflix is going to be entertaining you or entertaining the artificially intelligent bots. (more…)

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How Netflix Personalizes Your Recommended Viewing

When you finish binging Stranger Things you take for granted Netflix may recommend another scary TV show or movie. (more…)

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Tim Cook Expects Apple’s Services Business to Double in Next Four Years

The iPhone might still be the largest revenue driver for Apple, but the tech giant is seeing more growth from the segment that includes Apple Music and the App Store than any other category. (more…)

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How Amazon Got Its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

With all the discussion of this year’s Oscar nominees—which embraced a more diverse range of performers and stories—another big industry change went largely unremarked on: the first Best Picture nomination for a film distributed by a streaming service. The movie? Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s weighty, if darkly funny

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DirecTV Now Customers Frustrated With Technical Glitches and Incorrect Billing

AT&T's new Internet-delivered cable TV service, DirecTV Now, has had its share of technical glitches in the early going. Consumers have been complaining about problems such as unavailable video streams, features that don't work as expected, and incorrect billing. (more…)

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PewDiePie is Once Again YouTube’s Highest Paid Star With $15 Million

Felix Kjellberg, the video-game vlogger and comedian better known as PewDiePie, remains by far the wealthiest YouTube creator — with a gross income of $15 million for the 12 months ended in June 2016, according to estimates by Forbes. (more…)

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Netflix Adds Over 50 Percent More Subscribers Than Expected, Shares Jump 20 Percent

Netflix Inc added over 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as "Stranger Things" drew new international viewers and kept U.S. customers despite a price hike, sending its shares soaring 20 percent in late trade. (more…)

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