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Qup Netflix feature notifies users of streaming additions

Qup Netflix feature notifies users of streaming additions

There's a new service that anyone who relies on Netflix as a daily source of entertainment will not be able to live without. It answers the problem that many users no doubt have in that it is difficult to tell when something new has been added to Netflix. Short of logging in and checking the "New Arrivals" section every day, it pretty much can't be done.

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Netflix beats Apple in online movie revenue

Netflix beats Apple in online movie revenue

Netflix has become the the largest online movie service in the US, taking Apple out of the top spot. According to data collected by IHS iSuppli, Netflix's share of the online movie market surged to 44 percent in 2011 from 0.5 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, Apple's market share through its iTunes service fell nearly by half to 32.3 percent in 2011 from 60.8 percent in 2010.

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Hulu may add pay TV authentication in the future

Hulu may add pay TV authentication in the future

The dream may be to become a full fledged cord cutter, but if a new rumor turns out to be true, that idea could face more than just a bump in the road. The New York Post reports that Hulu is planning to introduce a cable authentication system in the future. That would mean that users would have to prove that they have a cable or satellite subscription in order to view content via the service.

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Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows

Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows

There's an odd set of numbers being posted today by Netflix as they report their earnings for the first quarter of 2012, including losses in DVD, gains in streaming, and a global revenue drop from this past quarter. There's always two (or more) ways to look at an earnings call, and this is certainly one for the books: $826 million in total domestic revenue for domestic sales only, this down from $847 million the quarter before and up from $706 million last year this same quarter. All that with significant gains in both domestic and international streaming subscribers - a surprising number, actually.

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Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix isn’t just interested in the movie and TV streaming business: its ultimate goal is to bring original content to the internet too, almost like an additional channel. The company graced the United States with the Lilyhammer series a couple of months ago, and will be bringing the show to the UK and Ireland following a deal with the German distributor.

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MGM Movies come to YouTube and Android offering over 600 titles

MGM Movies come to YouTube and Android offering over 600 titles

Google has been looking to expand the movie and content options of both Android and YouTube for some time now. They've slowly been adding more and more options for their users but today just inked a deal with a big one. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, better known as MGM has now partnered with Google and will be bringing over 600 titles to YouTube and the Google Play Store.

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Netflix CEO blasts Comcast over net neutrality

Netflix CEO blasts Comcast over net neutrality

Comcast has already taken some heat over its Xfinity streaming media service, which offers up movies and TV shows to Xbox 360 users without eating into the ISP’s 250GB data cap. At the time, Comcast say that they weren’t violating any net neutrality rules, claiming that the Xbox 360 streaming didn’t travel over the public internet. CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, doesn’t think too highly of Comcast’s move, and has criticized the ISP over the issue.

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Netflix spent $1 million on an algorithm it doesn’t use

Netflix spent $1 million on an algorithm it doesn’t use

You would think if a company spent $1 million on an algorithm to increase accuracy of its recommendation engine, the company would actually use that algorithm. That's not the case with Netflix though. After shelling out a million dollars to a developer team back in 2009 for an algorithm to increase the accuracy of its recommendation engine, the algorithm wasn't implemented. The new and improved algorithm was from a developer team participating in a contest the company held.

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D-Link MovieNite 1080p streamer available now for $59.99

D-Link MovieNite 1080p streamer available now for $59.99

Does the world need yet another 1080p media streamer? D-Link seem to think so, today announcing the MovieNite DSM-310. As you would expect, it streams video and audio from various internet services, and it's relatively cheap to boot.

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Netflix Xbox 360 update adds zoom options and Facebook integration

Netflix Xbox 360 update adds zoom options and Facebook integration

Netflix for Xbox 360 just received a decently large update this morning with some new features and changes that should make plenty users happy -- if you're an Xbox Live Gold member of course. Video streaming just got better today with the main feature bringing new and improved colors and contrast, not to mention the fact that Netflix added zoom options too.

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Netflix offers insight to its movie recommendation system

Netflix offers insight to its movie recommendation system

If you have a Netflix account, I would wager you have looked at some of the categories of movies that are recommended for you and wondered where in the world Netflix came up with them. Netflix is talking a bit about its recommendation engine and offering up some insights. The company hasn't offered up hard algorithm information just yet, but apparently, that's coming later.

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Paramount movies destined for YouTube and Google Play

Paramount movies destined for YouTube and Google Play

YouTube has slowly but surely been buildings it collection of movies available to purchase or rent. Google is looking to expand the range to both YouTube and the Play Store, today announcing a new partnership with Paramount that will see the studio's movies hitting both services. All in all, you can expect to find almost 500 titles from the studio, with prices depending on factors such as title age and SD/HD options.

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