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  1. FCC Examining Reasons for Internet Traffic Jams

    June 13, 2014 2:34 PM EDT 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 by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will dissec ...

  2. Twitter IPO Stokes Hot Market for Internet Stocks

    October 02, 2013 5:25 PM EDT Internet stocks are heating up again, just as Twitter is preparing to turn up the temperature with its highly anticipated IPO. Consider what's happened in the past month: The once-scorned stocks of Netflix and Facebook have soared to new hi ...

  3. Viacom 3Q Net Income Rises 20 Percent

    August 02, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Viacom Inc. said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 20 percent, boosted by higher affiliate fees at its cable TV channels and an increase in advertising revenue. The New York company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Paramoun ...

  4. Rdio Launches Vdio, New TV and Film Marketplace (Updated)

    April 03, 2013 2:07 PM EDT On-demand music subscription service Rdio announced the launch on Wednesday of Vdio, a video service that streams movies and TV shows. Vdio (pronounced vee-dee-oh) becomes the first video service offered by a standalone company that also offers ...

  5. Verizon To Launch Streaming Service With Redbox, Challenge To Netflix

    February 07, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent company, said Monday that the ser ...

  6. Music, Media Firms Pin Hopes On New Facebook Ties

    September 23, 2011 8:19 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Music and media companies are pinning fresh hopes for reviving their businesses on a small ribbon that Facebook has begun putting on user profiles called the "ticker." The new, slim stream of updates automatically list ...

  7. Higher Netflix Prices Equals Fewer Subscribers, Lower Stocks

    September 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's decision to raise prices by as much as 60 percent is turning into a horror show. The customer backlash against the higher rates, kicking in this month, has been much harsher than Netflix Inc. anticipated. That p ...

  8. Wal-Mart Offers Video Streaming Via Vudu Post Netflix Price Increases

    July 26, 2011 8:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - 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 Inc ...

  9. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  10. Netflix Rates Rise Up To 60 Pct For DVD, Streaming

    July 12, 2011 10:10 PM EDT Netflix is raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet. The company is separating the two options so that subscribers who want both will have to buy separate ...

  11. Dish Network Acquiring Blockbuster for $228 Million

    April 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT Dish Network Corp. said Wednesday that it won the auction for Blockbuster Inc. with a bid valued at $228 million in cash. As of Tuesday, the satellite TV company, billionaire investor Carl Icahn and a group of debt holders were the three remaining ...

  12. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  13. Apple Noticeably Absent at This Week's Consumer Electronics Show

    January 02, 2011 12:00 AM EST What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? The International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The elephant is Apple Inc. It won't be at the show this year, but its tablet co ...

  14. Netflix Offers $1 Million Reward

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wants recommendations on how to improve. Online DVD rental pioneer Netflix Inc. wants recommendations on how to improve its movie-recommendation system so badly that it's dangling a $1 million reward as an incentive. The prize, offered in a c ...

  15. Netflix Sinks On Slow Guidance

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix Inc. plunged more than 20% in after-hours trading Monday (July 24) after the company reported earnings that topped estimates, but offered guidance that disa Shares of online DVD rental pioneer Netflix In ...

  16. Blockbuster Files Antitrust Claims Against Netflix

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Netflix sued Blockbuster in an April lawsuit. Blockbuster Inc., North America's largest video rental chain, on Tuesday (June 13) said it filed antitrust counterclaims in a San Francisco federal lawsuit brought by Netflix Inc., an online DVD r ...

  17. Netflix Settlement OK'd

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to offer a free month to 5.5 million subs. A judge has approved a class-action settlement requiring Netflix Inc. to offer a free month of DVDs to 5.5 million current and former subscribers, resolving a case that prompted the online rental ...

  18. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  19. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  20. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus (AP) -- Video rental giant Hollywood Entertain ...

  21. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  22. Netflix Hit With Suit Over Share Price

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Investor Eugene Rausch has filed a federal class action against Internet DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. and its top executives, claiming the company pumped up its stock price by hiding from shareholders LOS ANGELES -- Investor Eugene Rausch has file ...

  23. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  24. Netflix Hit With Suit Over Share Price

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Investor claims crucial info was withheld. Investor Eugene Rausch has filed a federal class action against Internet DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. and its top executives, claiming the company pumped up its stock price by hiding from shareholders the ...

  25. Blockbuster Vows To Go After Netflix

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. chairman/CEO John Antioco promised shareholders yesterday (July 20) that the video-rental giant will take the fight to online rental rival Netflix Inc. when it launches its own Intern Blockbuster Inc. chairman/CEO John Antioco pro ...