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Citizens of Chicago need to prepare themselves for a "cloud tax" that went into effect on July 1. The nine-percent tax to cloud services like Netflix, Spotify and Xbox Live is the result of an "amusement tax" ruling that items "delivered electronically" for entertainment purposes are subject to a...

July 2nd 2015 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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When Sky announced the launch of a new Kids section on its set-top boxes, it immediately put Google and Netflix in its crosshairs. On-demand TV shows and movies were suddenly front and centre on the homepage, allowing children to select up to 4,000 episodes from cartoons like SpongeBob Squarepants...

June 29th 2015 at 4:35am 0 Comments
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In the UK, if you want to sign up for Netflix, your options are basically PayPal or your bank card. With the Netflix Card, however, the company has just introduced a new pay-as-you-go option, allowing you to continue sampling the service beyond the free trial or enjoy your favourite films and TV s...

June 26th 2015 at 4:13am 0 Comments
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We've come a long way from Qwikster. Netflix's stock price has more than doubled since last December, and with prices of shares nearing $700 today it announced plans (PDF) for a 7-for-1 stock split. The price closed today at $681, and the Board of Directors approved a plan to distribute six additi...

June 23rd 2015 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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You won't have to wait long at all to try Netflix's long-expected (and arguably overdue) web interface overhaul -- it's rolling out over the course of the next two weeks, starting today. No matter where you are in the world, you'll get a much slicker experience that resembles what you see in the s...

June 15th 2015 at 11:57pm 0 Comments
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Alibaba is already a cornerstone of China's online shopping space, and it's now setting its sights on one of the internet's other big draws: streaming video. Jack Ma and crew are planning to launch Tmall Box Office, a Netflix-like service that will combine HBO-like original video productions (henc...

June 14th 2015 at 1:38pm 0 Comments
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We were expecting season three of Orange is the New Black to become available for streaming at about 3AM ET tonight, but Netflix surprised everyone and released it at about 9PM. That was during its "OrangeCon" event in New York City for fans, but really raises an interesting question. What if Netf...

June 11th 2015 at 10:53pm 0 Comments
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Netflix is investing heavily in new TV originals, and maintaining the standard set by House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Daredevil doesn't come cheap. With that in mind, it should come as little surprise to hear that Netflix is raising the price of its basic HD subscription from £6....

June 11th 2015 at 4:38am 0 Comments
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After being scolded by the FCC over its plans to block guests' personal WiFi connections back in January, Marriott hotels has announced that it is partnering with Netflix to deliver the streaming service as an in-room amenity. According to a Marriott press release, guests staying at select hotels...

June 10th 2015 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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Netflix has scored some big names for its exclusive content in the past, but its latest coup is one of its largest yet. The streaming video service is teaming up with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment to produce War Machine, a satirical movie about the war in Afghanistan that will have Pitt playing...

June 8th 2015 at 11:33pm 0 Comments
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Netflix wants to grow from servicing its current list of 50 countries to 200 in the next couple of years and now we know three of the new ones coming soon. Earlier this week it added Spain to the list, followed up by Italy, and today it announced Portugal too. Already available in 13 European coun...

June 6th 2015 at 5:03am 0 Comments