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You might say Sesame Street's newest move is being brought to you not by a letter or number, but by a symbol: $. If the show's production company, Sesame Workshop, didn't find a new way to win financial support for the venerable kids' program, it would not be able to continue in its mission of edu...

August 16th 2015 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Unbundling: Beginner's Guide to Football without Cable by Joe Ovies WRAL Sp...

August 15th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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With HBO finally doing battle directly against streaming video subscriptions from Netflix and Amazon, its biggest strike against those two comes today with an exclusive deal for Sesame Street. Most of us have grown up with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest available primarily through PBS and t...

August 13th 2015 at 1:03pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, the competition for kid's eyeballs is fiercer than ever, but that's not slowing down Sesame Street. Now in its 46th year, the show is making a bigger and bigger push into social media, with often hilarious (but secretly educational) results. I sat down with t...

March 8th 2015 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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It'd be wrong to say that the cast of Sesame Street just discovered the internet. As it is, the show's characters have dozens of games and mobile apps, with a large video archive that goes at least as far back as "Me Lost Me Cookie At The Disco." It would seem, though, that someone over at the Ses...

February 18th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If you were looking for another streaming service to pitch a few bucks to each month -- and you have a few Sesame Street fans in the house -- Sesame Go might be your next subscription. For $3.99 per month or $29.99 for a year (you can cancel whenever), the US-only service will stream to PCs, Mac a...

April 9th 2014 at 7:49am 0 Comments