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Netflix Q4 2012 earnings tout 6 million new users and $8 million in profit

Netflix Q4 2012 earnings tout 6 million new users and $8 million in profit

Q4 2012 earnings are rolling in, folks, and Netflix is the latest to report on their quarterly progress. The movie and TV-streaming company announced today that they gained 6 million new users during Q4, bringing the total number of users over 33 million, with 27 million users in the US alone. They also announced a Q4 revenue of $945 million, with $8 million of that being all profits.

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Why NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD struck hardest at CES 2013

Why NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD struck hardest at CES 2013

This past week at CES 2013, the SlashGear team was privy to a handful of fantastic or otherwise generally interesting next-generation technology, but for yours truly, there was nothing as significant for its designer as NVIDIA's Project SHIELD. I want to be clear in saying that there may have been more market-ready, real-world devices and services presented to us that have hard release dates and/or real track records for success in earlier models, but when you take Project SHIELD and speak about how important even just the idea is for the NVIDIA brand and ecosystem, nothing else had as important a set of implications.

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Amazon orders up six new original TV shows, will let viewers vote on the pilots

Amazon orders up six new original TV shows, will let viewers vote on the pilots

Following in the footsteps of Netflix and Hulu, Amazon is officially getting into making its own exclusive TV shows now. Amazon Studios, a new branch of Amazon.com that produces original TV and movies with a focus community feedback, has announced six comedy shows that could end up on Amazon Instant Video at some point. A pilot from each show will be made and posted on Amazon Instant Video, where users can give feedback, which will determine whether Amazon will invest in a full season.

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Redbox Instant rollout begins today, get on the waitlist now

Redbox Instant rollout begins today, get on the waitlist now

We were told earlier this month that Redbox Instant would be rolling out sometime later in December, and just in time for Christmas, the movie kiosk service is now rolling out its streaming option for select users. Redbox Instant is launching in beta mode, and while you can send in your email address for the chance to get access, the company is keeping it to a small group of testers.

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