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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, the 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is held up for a photo in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to […]

07/18/2014

This image provided by Roku Inc., shows a screen frame grab of Roku's service. (AP Photo/Roku Inc.)

Roku CEO discusses state of Internet video, TV

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is the star of the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, then Roku CEO Anthony Wood is the best supporting actor. Both men play pivotal roles in popularizing technologies […]

06/13/2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. The inquiry announced Friday, June 13, 2014, by Wheeler will dissect the routes that video and other data travel to reach Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FCC examining reasons for Internet traffic jams

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. The inquiry announced Friday […]

06/13/2014

Netflix on a tablet. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Verizon to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad video

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc., the country’s fourth-largest home Internet service provider, is telling Netflix to stop blaming it for bad video quality or face a lawsuit. Verizon is reacting to messages appearing […]

06/05/2014

Netflix on a tablet. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Netflix raises prices by a $1 for new subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates. The changes mean anyone […]

05/09/2014

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from "E-Team," a documentary film about human rights workers. (AP Photo/Netflix)

Netflix makes push into documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is making a push into documentaries, with the subscription service announcing deals on Thursday to premiere four new films in the next few months. Netflix has always made non-fiction films […]

05/08/2014

The Comcast logo is displayed on a TV set.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal requiring Netflix to pay Comcast for a more direct connection to […]

04/14/2014

Tech company CEO's including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, center of group in blue tie, walk to exit the Soutwest Gate of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to […]

03/21/2014

Netflix drone parody video on YouTube.

Netflix ‘Drone to Home’ video spoofs Amazon

Netflix is poking fun at rival Amazon in a mock commercial for drone-powered DVD home delivery service. Hank Breeggemann, general manager of Netflix’s DVD division, stars in the spoof reportedly made by two Netflix employees […]

02/25/2014

The Comcast logo is displayed on a TV set.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

6 points that help clarify the Netflix-Comcast deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of bickering, Netflix and Comcast are finally working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they’re watching movies and old television shows over high-speed Internet […]

02/24/2014

Kevin Spacey, left, and Robin Wright arrive at a special screening for season 2 of "House of Cards", on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘House of Cards’ cast accepts Obama’s endorsement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama’s latest playful executive order is a tweeted effort to limit “House of Cards” plot spoilers. The second season of the political thriller about a power-hungry Washington couple premiered […]

02/14/2014

A sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)

Charging Netflix at issue in open-Internet case

NEW YORK (AP) — Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require? A court ruling this week gives providers […]

01/15/2014

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