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Tim Stenovec is a technology reporter at The Huffington Post. Prior to joining HuffPost in 2011, he worked with AOL, The New York Times and Current TV. He began his career at Plum TV in Vail, Colorado. He grew up on the central coast of California and lives in Brooklyn. Tim appears regularly on HuffPost Live, the Huffington Post's live streaming network.

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Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

(52) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:44 PM

Cable companies, you've been put on notice.

Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -- is on the rise, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services.

In fact, some young adults may never even pay for...

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Soon Amazon Could Use 3D Phone To Get You To Buy Stuff: Report

(16) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Amazon's push to dominate every digital corner of your life continues.

The company plans to unveil a smartphone with futuristic 3D capability in the next few months, according to a tweet from CNBC and a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The phone's screen...

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Comcast Complaints Detail Nightmarish Customer Experience

(300) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 7:31 AM

Andrew Stone is fed up with Comcast. For months, the 27-year-old web designer has begged the cable and Internet company to fix the slow and spotty broadband connection to his Murfreesboro, Tenn., home.

He has resorted to using his iPhone as a hotspot or visiting a local cafe in order...

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The One Screen Tech Can't Conquer: Your TV

(101) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Looking for a cheap and amazing gizmo that lets you watch everything you want from the Web on your TV?

Keep looking.

Last week, Amazon announced its long-awaited streaming box, Fire TV -- a $99 box that plugs into your TV and lets you watch content from Netflix, YouTube and,...

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Amazon May Have Just Fixed One Of The Worst Features In Tech

(80) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 7:35 PM

If I were to assemble a list of cool technologies that are more annoying than useful, speech recognition would rank pretty high. In my experience, it's mostly been a gimmick: Using the dictation feature on my smartphone to compose text messages or emails while walking makes me feel like I...

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Amazon Just Figured Out A Genius Way To Make You Spend More Money

(72) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Amazon just pulled the trigger -- the company raised the price of its popular Prime service from $79 to $99.

Although the 25 percent price increase may drive some customers away, the move could also get others to spend even more money at Amazon. Prime offers...

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Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal May Be Bad News For Roku Owners

(159) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 7:38 AM

One group that may lose out if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal goes through may be Roku owners.

Roku, the popular streaming device, is one of the easiest ways to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, and pretty much anything on your television. And if you pay for premium TV, (

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Roku's Answer To Chromecast Is This $50 Stick

(21) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 2:57 PM

In the fight for your TV set, the weapons keep getting smaller.

On Tuesday, Roku, the maker of the popular set-top boxes that stream video and music from the Internet to your TV, announced its new Streaming Stick, a 3-inch dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI port to enable...

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This Is Why You Won't See Oscar Blockbusters Streaming On Netflix

(163) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Want to see "Gravity" or "12 Years A Slave"? How about "Dallas Buyer's Club"?

You'll have to go somewhere other than Netflix.

Not one of this year's -- or even last year's -- Best Picture nominees is available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. And only two Best Picture...

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Why Facebook Paid An Astonishing Sum For WhatsApp In 2 Charts

(37) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 9:42 AM

You may never have heard of WhatsApp, the messaging service which Facebook on Wednesday announced it had purchased for a jaw-dropping $19 billion, but a lot of people, especially in India, Latin America and Europe, have.

And they use it. A lot.

WhatsApp customers

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Just How Dangerous Is A Giant Comcast?

(457) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 4:34 PM

It's been more than 100 years since the U.S. Supreme Court determined that one of the biggest companies in the world, Standard Oil, was an illegal monopoly and would have to be broken apart.

The size of the company didn't automatically violate antitrust law, the court ruled. Rather, it was...

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The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Already Creating Headaches For Netflix

(321) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 2:37 PM

The warnings surfaced almost immediately after Comcast announced it wanted to buy Time Warner Cable. The $45.2 billion deal, some said, could be terrible for Netflix customers: The selection of movies and TV shows could get worse, Netflix performance could suffer on Comcast's expanded...

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5 Ways The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Could Ruin TV and The Internet

(701) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:02 PM

You're probably already thinking that the merger of the two biggest cable companies in the United States isn't going to turn out great for regular people.

Guess what? You're on to something. If Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable actually happens (and that's a...

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Is Your Netflix Slow? This May Be Why

(151) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 6:49 AM

Verizon and Comcast customers aren't hallucinating -- Netflix really has gotten slower for them.

The streaming video service on Monday released its monthly ranking of Internet service providers from fastest to slowest in terms of average performance of Netflix streams. Comcast again ranked among the...

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The Definitive Guide To Amazon Prime Instant Video

(42) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:49 AM

For a lot of people, Amazon Prime Instant Video is a bit of a puzzle.

For starters, one-fifth of people who have access to Amazon's Netflix-like streaming service, which is an added benefit for those who pay a $79 annual subscription to Prime, the company's loyalty program,

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Amazon Bets These New Shows Will Keep You Paying For Prime

(208) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 8:01 AM

Amazon is betting a new batch of original streaming video content will keep you paying for its Prime membership service, even if it raises the price.

Amazon on Thursday released a fresh round of pilots for original TV shows. The shows are packed with star power, including actors...

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The Super Bowl Stopped People From Binge Watching -- But Not For Long

(37) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 5:21 PM

The Super Bowl officially got boring after Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed.

If you're one of the 111.5 million people who watched the broadcast last night, then you probably knew that. But that's also when a lot of people decided it was no...

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1 In 5 Amazon Prime Customers Isn't Using A Key Part Of The Service

(337) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 11:34 AM

Amazon Prime fans love the service for the bargain it delivers. For a $79 annual fee, they get free two-day shipping on nearly 20 million items and one free ebook each month from the company's Kindle library. Yet nearly one-fifth of Prime customers don't use one of the service's best...

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The Price Of Amazon Prime May Go Up For First Time -- By A Lot

(756) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Enjoy that $79 Amazon Prime while you can.

The price of Prime, the $79 yearly subscription that includes free two-day shipping, may increase between $20 and $40 in the U.S., the company said late Thursday in a call with investors and analysts.

The price of Prime hasn't changed in the...

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The Creeping Threat That Should Worry Apple

(172) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Apple needs to watch its back.

Smartphones from lower-cost manufacturers are eating into the company's worldwide market share, according to newly released figures from two market research firms.

Apple's market share in the last quarter of 2013 dropped to about 18 percent, down...

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