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Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke at a conference today about his company ,what its strengths are and the limits he sees for Netflix. As he talked, a picture emerged of how Netflix has achieved its success and how it hopes to keep it going. Read more »

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Starz and Disney are suing Dish Network over a year-long free promotion it offered, claiming the satellite TV provider can’t distribute its channels without payment from users. The giveaway also coincides with Starz renegotiating its Netflix deal, which could take away some of its negotiating leverage. Read more »

Car Buying Sale
photo: Team Submarine, a News Corp.-backed startup which provides personalized recommendations to car shoppers, has been sold to TrueCar, a site which fe… Read more »

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plex on roku

Plex just published a beta version of its Roku channel, making it possible to access media stored on your computer as well as Internet content sources on the popular media player. The channel is currently considered beta and still seems to have a few kinks. Read more »


Brainient released a neat little application called Create Station that allows you to take any YouTube video and customize it with filters and text. The app is a proof of concept for Brainient’s BrainStudio platform, which makes it easy to add interactivity to any web video. Read more »

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Osama Bin Laden on newspaper
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You’ve seen the stories about how Twitter was used to break the news on Osama bin Laden’s death, and the huge effect the event has had on In… Read more »


Limelight has spent the last few years acquiring pieces and tacking on new value-added services to its legacy CDN business. Adding a content management system like Clickability could make it even easier for its customers to manage and monetize digital media across their web properties. Read more »

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