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Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Cloud storage and streaming service Streamnation has just added a new feature to its arsenal that could potentially ruffle the feathers of a few entities in the entertainment industry. It will now be allowing users to not only upload "DRM-free" copies of their favorite films and TV shows, but actually let others watch them as well, at practically no cost.

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Netflix begins testing 4K video with goal of 2014 launch

Netflix begins testing 4K video with goal of 2014 launch

As 4K televisions pick up speed in the consumer market and prices begin to drop, demand for 4K content is increasing, and it seems Netflix is aiming to be on the forefront. The video service has been testing 4K video streaming, and has recently added a handful of Ultra HD resolution videos to its catalog. If all goes as planned, Netflix hopes to begin providing Ultra HD-resolution content in 2014.

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Netflix idea toys with streaming “big” movie same day as theater release

Netflix idea toys with streaming “big” movie same day as theater release

Netflix has been basking in success lately, with its third quarter numbers published last week showing record subscriber numbers, and its original TV shows proving more than able to hold their own against network offerings. Now the company has talked about its latest idea, namely providing subscribers access to a "big" movie the same day it is released in theaters, something that would overhaul the industry's current system.

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Netflix third-quarter report shows record subscriber numbers

Netflix third-quarter report shows record subscriber numbers

It is the time of year when companies' financial reports come in, and the most recent to dish out its numbers was Netflix, which has had a positive experience across the board. In addition to beating out most expectations analysts had for its third quarter, the video streaming service has achieved a new milestone, hitting and exceeding the 30 million overall domestic subscribers mark.

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Amazon reportedly to launch set top box by the holiday season

Amazon reportedly to launch set top box by the holiday season

Earlier today, word surfaced that Amazon has a device in the works called the Amazon Firetube, something said to be similar to the Google Chromecast. Following this, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Amazon has plans to launch a set top box in time for the upcoming holidays, something said to be codenamed "Cinnamon" with functionality akin to that of the Amazon Firetube.

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Intel reportedly in talks with Samsung and Amazon for Web TV backing

Intel reportedly in talks with Samsung and Amazon for Web TV backing

In February, Intel announced plans for a Web TV service, something that would be akin to Hulu and Netflix, but that would also offer live TV broadcasts. The given timeline for the service was later in 2013, a time that is quickly nearing and has prompted the company to seek backers for the service. If such backers willing to distribute and fund Web TV aren't found, the project may fizzle away, says sources.

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CBS no longer allows full online episode streaming for Time Warner Cable users

CBS no longer allows full online episode streaming for Time Warner Cable users

Time Warner Cable and CBS have found themselves embroiled in a bit of a spat, with the cable service provider cutting CBS from many major markets earlier today. In response, CBS has issued a jab back, no longer allowing the provider's subscribers to have access to full streaming episodes on its website. As long as Time Warner continues to leave CBS off its maps, its customers will remain blocked.

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