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Should Carl Icahn Really Scare Netflix? Yep.

Should Carl Icahn Really Scare Netflix? Yep.

The drama surrounding Netflix is at a fever pitch. The company, despite stabilizing a bit and seeing its streaming grow, is trying to fend off Carl Icahn, one of the most tech-hungry activist investors out there.

If you haven’t been following the drama, you should know that Carl Icahn recently invested enough cash to take a nearly 10 percent stake in Netflix. Worried that Icahn might have something up his sleeve – you know, like acquiring enough Netflix shares to take control over the company – the streaming provider initiated a poison pill.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

We obviously do a lot of different things on the Internet each and every, but when the peak hours between 9PM and 12AM arrive, it's all about Netflix baby. A new report from Sandvine shows that in North America, Netflix is responsible for 33% of the downstream traffic on fixed networks between those hours. That's good enough, but Sandvine's report also says that 65% of all downstream traffic during those hours is coming from video and audio streaming sites, meaning Netflix is responsible for half of that.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the special Halloween edition of the Evening Wrap-Up! The Halloween edition is pretty much the same as regular Wrap-Ups, the only difference is that I'm dressed as Ginger Spice as I type this. Let's spice up our lives with a recap, shall we? Microsoft is being sued over its Windows 8 live tiles, and Apple has removed delivery dates from iPad Mini LTE pre-orders, leading some to suspect that the company has been forced to delay them. T-Mobile and AT&T have opened up their networks in areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, letting customers of both carriers use either network - a respectable move by the two carriers in this time of need.

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Netflix makes unfortunate typo error in SEC filing

Netflix makes unfortunate typo error in SEC filing

No one's perfect, obviously, and we all make mistakes at some point no matter how dumb or illogical they seem. Netflix just made one themselves on a recent SEC filing, and it was caught this morning. However, it wasn't just a simple misspelling or a missing comma. The typo was fairly significant and completely shocked investors.

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Netflix details Windows 8 app as rumored Microsoft buyout leads to stock jump

Netflix details Windows 8 app as rumored Microsoft buyout leads to stock jump

If you're a Netflix user who happens to be upgrading to Windows 8 today, then you'll be pleased to know that the video streaming service has gone into detail about its Windows 8 app. Now available on the Windows 8 Store, the Netflix app lets you browse and watch content without actually going to the Netflix site, and it's been engineered to work with both touch controls and the more traditional mouse and keyboard. Netflix director of product innovation Michael Spiegelman and engineering manager Matthew Trunell have even put together a little video that walks users through all of the new features of Netflix on Windows 8.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening folks. We had a whopper of a day, what with Apple announcing a ton of new products and all. You can find all of our coverage of today's Apple news in our event round-up or by checking out our Apple Portal. Don't forget about our hands-on with the bite-sized iPad Mini, the ridiculously thin iMac, and the long-awaited 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. You can even watch a video of the entire event if you missed it earlier, so be sure to have a look at that.

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