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One Reason For Netflix's Success -- It Treats Employees Like Grownups

(36) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM

If you’re one of the many Americans toiling away at a huge corporation, here are some things you’re probably familiar with: tracking vacation days, getting expenses approved and sitting through yearly performance reviews.

These are things salaried employees at Netflix don’t have to worry about.

They get unlimited vacation....

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This Company Wants To Be The Lego Of The Internet

(8) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 7:35 PM

NEW YORK -- Joachim Horn’s refrigerator is probably smarter than yours. Sensors inside of it tell him how much remains of particular foods, so he knows what recipes he can make with what he has at home.

Horn was able to upgrade his fridge thanks to SAM Labs, the...

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You Won't Need Cable To Watch The Final Episodes Of 'Mad Men' Live

(11) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 1:58 PM

Cord cutters who are fans of Don Draper and Rick Grimes are in luck.

Sling TV, Dish’s $20-per-month live-TV streaming service, will add AMC to its small lineup of channels, the company said Monday. Sling TV also said that the service, which had been invite-only since it launched...

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The Fire May Be Going Out For Amazon's Tablet Business

(58) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Amazon released a lineup of pretty darn good -- and inexpensive -- tablets last fall.

The problem is, nobody seems to be buying them.

IDC, a technology market research firm, said that shipments of Amazon’s Fire tablets fell by more than 69 percent...

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Apple May Have Edged Out Samsung To Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker

(46) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:55 PM

For years, Samsung has sold more smartphones than Apple. The Korean electronics giant makes dozens of different types of handsets, many of which cost much less than the iPhone.

But for the three months that ended in December, Apple finally bested Samsung, according to one analyst.


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Facebook Is Now Bigger Than The Largest Country On Earth

(19) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 4:40 PM

If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth.

The huge social network said Wednesday that 1.39 billion people log in to Facebook each month to scroll their News Feeds, communicate with friends and look at photos.

That’s more than the...

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How Apple Got Us To Spend Even More On iPhones

(29) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:04 PM

Apple got millions of you to buy a more expensive iPhone.

The average price of an iPhone during the three months that ended in December was $687.30, up from $602.92 last quarter, and $636.90 over the same period last year. But that didn't stop people from rushing to get one:...

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Amazon Prime Members Spend An Astonishing $1,500 A Year, Survey Says

(111) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 2:37 PM

Amazon Prime was always designed to lure members into spending more. New research suggests just how much more members are spending.

Those who sign up for the retailer's free-shipping loyalty program spend an average of $1,500 per year buying stuff on Amazon, according to a new report from...

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Standalone HBO Could Inspire Millions To Ditch Cable, Survey Says

(96) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:52 PM

As many as 7 million people might cut the cord once HBO launches its new streaming service later this year. At least that's how a market research firm read the numbers from its recent online survey.

Such a mass exodus, if it were to occur, would be...

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Netflix CEO Says ‘Marco Polo' Is A Hit, And We'll Never Know Otherwise

(131) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 7:33 AM

The critics may not think much of it, but Netflix’s big-budget epic series “Marco Polo” is a hit with viewers -- at least according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

The historical drama is “a massive success,” Hastings told The Huffington Post in an interview this week. “It’s been...

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Netflix Turned Down Amazon's Hit Show 'Transparent'

(11) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 8:32 AM

Those two Golden Globes could have been Netflix’s.

The biggest streaming service in the world, which now boasts more than 57 million members in about 50 countries, had the opportunity to bid on “Transparent,” Reed Hastings, Netflix’s founder and CEO, told The Huffington Post.

The critically acclaimed...

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Netflix Stock Is Soaring

(6) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 4:46 PM

Shares of Netflix surged more than 13 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday, after the company reported subscriber growth that topped its own forecasts.

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The world’s biggest subscription streaming service added 4.33 million new members in the three months that ended in...

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This Will Be The Best Year To Ditch Your Cable Subscription

(167) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 4:32 PM

One day we may look upon 2015 as the year that pay TV began embracing the cord cutter's dream: to pay only for the channels you actually watch.

January kicked off with Dish’s announcement that it would offer a streaming television service called Sling TV that requires...

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Our Obsession With Convenience Could Get Scary

(70) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:38 AM

This is the not-so-far-off future that technology companies and appliance makers envision:

As you’re being chauffeured from work in your self-driving car, your home will come to life. Your thermostat will adjust to the ideal temperature, the garage door will open as your car approaches and your door...

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This Could Be Amazon Prime's Big Breakthrough

(12) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Will a pair of Golden Globe awards drive hordes of subscribers to Amazon Prime? Perhaps: The online retailing giant’s $99-per-year service is the only way to watch “Transparent,” the critically acclaimed series that took home Amazon’s first Golden Globes on Sunday night.

"Transparent" follows the story of a...

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Dish To Offer Live Streaming TV For $20 Per Month

(75) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:41 PM

LAS VEGAS -- You will soon be able to watch ESPN without shelling out a huge amount of money for a cable package.

Dish, the satellite TV operator, is set to announce on Monday a $20-per-month online television service that offers a dozen networks -- including ESPN, a crucial channel...

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5 Genius Tech Gifts Procrastinators Should Buy Now

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 7:50 AM

If you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, don’t worry. We're here to help. Introducing the second-annual tech gift guide for procrastinators, including presents that are sure to delight even the grinchiest of grinches:

Roku Streaming Stick -- $39.99 - $49.99

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Facebook Didn't Ruin Instagram, Actually Made It 10 Times As Big

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:14 PM

When Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 billion, some fans worried the social networking juggernaut would somehow make the photo-sharing app uncool and irrelevant.

Instead, Instagram has retained its edge and become a giant.

On Wednesday, Instagram announced a huge leap in users. Three hundred...

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