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Video rentals top sales for first time since 2000

(AP) -- Americans spent more money renting home movies than buying them in the second quarter, marking only the second time that's happened in the DVD era. The big switch in consumer behavior shows the rising popularity ...

Aug 06, 2011
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Wal-Mart offers video streaming on website

Now playing: Movies at Walmart.com. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix ...

Jul 26, 2011
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Behind the increase: Why Netflix is raising prices

(AP) -- Why is Netflix raising its prices? In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared to its streamed ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Clear Channel swipes at Pandora with iheart revamp

(AP) -- Radio station giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. is taking a swipe at online music service Pandora with a revamp of its iheartradio application that imitates Pandora's personalized listening experience but doesn't ...

Jul 11, 2011
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Spotify says US launch coming 'soon'

Swedish music streaming service Spotify said Friday it will launch shortly in the United States, where it is not currently available because of copyright issues.

Jul 08, 2011
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Facebook hires iPhone, PS3 hacker 'Geohot'

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as "GeoHot" who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company's PlayStation 3 game console.

Jun 29, 2011
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Sony backs US cybersecurity legislation

Japan's Sony Corp., victim of one of the largest data breaches in history, voiced support on Wednesday for cybersecurity legislation being considered by the US Congress.

Jun 29, 2011
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