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Tech push transforms TV viewing experience

For decades we've been watching TV. Now a new generation of televisions is beginning to watch us. Technological advances are giving the old clunky "boob tube" an IQ injection. Some of the new breed of smart TVs comes equipped ...

May 28, 2013
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YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks

Children's shows like "Sesame Street," inspirational monologues by celebrities and campy movies—these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.

May 09, 2013
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Amazon's growing threat to HP, Dell and Oracle

At any given moment, Netflix Inc. is serving up thousands, if not millions, of online videos from a big data center that the company's 33 million subscribers couldn't care less about, as long as those shows run immediately ...

May 09, 2013
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iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges

When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry—reeling from the effects of online piracy—was anxious to see how the new music service would shake ...

Apr 24, 2013
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Netflix shares soar as ranks of viewers surge

Netflix shares jumped 24 percent in after-hours trade on Monday on earnings figures indicating that original programs and other tactics are luring viewers to the streaming Internet video service.

Apr 23, 2013
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Explainer: What is geoblocking?

So you sit down in front of your computer to catch the latest episode of Doctor Who directly from BBC's iPlayer, and you are greeted by an error message informing you that the program will play only in the ...

Apr 19, 2013
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Free video services nibble at Netflix's consumer base

It's too early to tell how well baseball's New York Mets will do this season, but for Mets fans, it's easy to go online and relive the glory days of the team's last World Series-winning year, back in 1986 - without having ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain

Apple's ring-shaped, gleaming "Spaceship Headquarters" will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander. Google's new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental ...

Mar 31, 2013
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