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Netflix will raise prices for some customers next month

Netflix will raise prices for some customers next month

Despite a dwindling catalog, Netflix still remains a good deal, at just $7.99. If you're confused about that price, it means that you probably haven't been using the service for more than a couple of years. And if that price sounds about right, then I've got some bad news for you.

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Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Yahoo's been criticized for dragging it feet, and things are finally getting underway -- there's a planned bid for the company's web business, according to sources, and other companies are considering challenging it. Sources say Verizon is preparing to place a first-round bid for Yahoo's web business, something that would fall in line with the company's previous comments about acquiring Yahoo. As well, sources say Google is considering making a bid of its own.

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Amazon adds same-day deliveries to 11 new metro areas

Amazon adds same-day deliveries to 11 new metro areas

Amazon has rolled out same-day free deliveries in 11 new metro areas, expanding the number of places where Prime subscribers can get items the same day they order them. The newly added cities span the nation, and include places like Cincinnati, Sacramento, Nashville, Stockton, Tucson, and more. With this latest addition, Amazon's free same-day deliveries now cover 27 metro areas across more than 1,000 towns and cities.

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Oculus “may” use data for advertising, but when?

Oculus “may” use data for advertising, but when?

When it was announced that Facebook would be purchasing Oculus, it gave a lot of people pause. I certainly didn't see that move coming, but over time it slowly made more and more sense. After all, VR can be used for a lot more than just playing video games. It can be a great way to interact with other people, which is what Facebook is all about. Of course, Facebook is also about making money through advertising, which has caused some concern over the last few days.

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Adobe to raise its prices in 6 countries starting May 1

Adobe to raise its prices in 6 countries starting May 1

Adobe has announced plans to increase prices in some countries due to currency changes, the company announced today. The changes will affect users in certain countries, including Australia and New Zealand, and are being made to offset currency fluctuations. The price increases will start on May 1, and is unfortunately the opposite of Adobe’s recent December changes, which saw a price decrease in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

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Outlook.com Premium Pilot page appears, will run $3.99 per month

Outlook.com Premium Pilot page appears, will run $3.99 per month

Microsoft has teased the idea of getting users to pay for premium features on their Outlook services since earlier this year. These features include using custom domains and ad-free inboxes. And today, it would seem that the company is taking requests to be invited to the new service.

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Apple wants to sell used iPhones in India, industry opposes

Apple wants to sell used iPhones in India, industry opposes

After China, India is quickly becoming the mobile industry's next darling, with smartphone makers scrambling to make a dent in the market. However, just because India is pretty much still considered to be an emerging market doesn't meant it's going to settle for something less. The country already rejected Facebook's temptation of free Internet because it actually confined users to a Facebook-approved corner of the Web. Now industry players are moving to block Apple's application to import and sell used iPhones for fear that it could undermine the country's economy and environment in the long run.

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BlackBerry Priv’s sales numbers don’t look promising

BlackBerry Priv’s sales numbers don’t look promising

600,000 units. That's how many Priv smartphones BlackBerry was able to sell in the fourth fiscal quarter, ending September last year. Considering CEO John Chen's usual coy answer was to hint that things were "so far, so good", the lower than projected total doesn't inspire much hope in the company's future as a hardware maker. Always the optimist, however, Chen tries to mitigate the impression by relating how to company was able to slash its operating losses by half thanks to the sales of its smartphones.

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Judge rules Uber CEO must face antitrust lawsuit

Judge rules Uber CEO must face antitrust lawsuit

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick must face an antitrust lawsuit over alleged price-fixing, a judge has ruled. Uber itself was not named in the lawsuit, which claims Kalanick conspired with drivers to charge prices determined by an algorithm (in the Uber app), as well as hiked rates known as surge pricing. Efforts were made to have the lawsuit dismissed, but presiding U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has given it the go-ahead.

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Canceling Comcast service may soon be as simple as a few clicks, in California

Canceling Comcast service may soon be as simple as a few clicks, in California

Have you ever tried to cancel your internet or cable service? If you've used a company like Comcast, you know that it's not always an easy task. You'll call in to cancel, and they'll route you to someone in their retention department who will spend the next 15 to 20 minutes trying to convince you to stay with them. Well in the state of California, this might be a thing of the past.

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Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over lookalike ad

Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over lookalike ad

Soccer legend Pele has filed a lawsuit against Samsung over a lookalike actor used in some of its UHD TV advertisements. The ads were run in the New York Times, and reportedly features a man who “very closely resembles” Pele, as well as a soccer player performing a move that he is well known for. The lawsuit is looking for a minimum of $30 million, and was filed recently in the U.S. District Court in Chicago.

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Uber’s new in-app support replaces annoying emails

Uber’s new in-app support replaces annoying emails

Email support is annoying — at least when you’re calling, you eventually get to someone and know in real-time what’s happening on their end. Email support, though, is time consuming and involves a lot of waiting and guessing. Enter Uber’s newly transformed support system, one that is ditching email in favor of an in-app messaging feature that lets drivers and riders alike shoot off a quick note about their concerns.

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