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Netflix nabs The Blacklist, will start streaming next month

Netflix nabs The Blacklist, will start streaming next month

Netflix has confirmed rumors that it acquired The Blacklist, though it hasn't given confirmation about the leaked amount it paid for the show: a rumored $2 million per episode. If you haven't watched the show yet and aren't sure what all the hoopla is about, you'll get your chance to stream it starting September 7th.

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NBC acquires social video streaming company for user-generated content boost

NBC acquires social video streaming company for user-generated content boost

Mainstream news outlets heavily rely on user-generated content already, but in a bid to boost it even more, NBC has bought Stringwire, a social video streaming company that allows for real-time sharing of videos recorded with smartphones. NBC thinks it'll be the next generation of news coverage.

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Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

The folks at Bloomberg chatted with two sources said to be involved in some private talks that Twitter is undergoing with Viacom and NBCUniversal about offering their content on the microblogging service. The sources, who won't named, said that discussions with Viacom concern displaying TV show clips and ads, but the subject of its talks with NBCUniversal weren't specified.

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Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno as The Tonight Show host in 2014

Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno as The Tonight Show host in 2014

After hosting The Tonight Show for 21 years, Jay Leno will be stepping down from the helm, and current Late Night host Jimmy Fallon will be taking his place at some point during the spring time next year. Leno became the host of The Tonight Show in 1992 after becoming a permanent guest host in 1987 when Johnny Carson held the lead position.

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NBC websites hacked and compromised with malware

NBC websites hacked and compromised with malware

Earlier today, Ronald Prince sent out a tweet stating that NBC.com had been infected with malware and that users should avoid visiting. This prompted others to look into the issue, with HitmanPro and Sucuri both confirming the issue, stating that a trojan and exploit links were present. In light of this, NBC released a simple statement confirming the problem while assuring users that their information hadn't been compromised.

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Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports have announced that they will be teaming up on sports reporting, broadcasts, and news coverage. The two companies have a goal of creating the largest dedicated sports news platforms in the US. According to the announcement, Yahoo Sports will combine its "premium sports news and events coverage" with the NBC Sports Groups digital brand and TV promotion and integration.

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Anonymous celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with reported PayPal hack [UPDATE]

Anonymous celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with reported PayPal hack [UPDATE]

In case you don't remember, today is Guy Fawkes Day. Anonymous is trying to make sure that you remember the fifth of November, taking to Twitter today to announce that it has hacked PayPal and made off with nearly 28,000 passwords. According to The Next Web, Anonymous posted these passwords (along with usernames and telephone numbers in some cases) to Private Paste, though at the time of this writing the page linked to by the AnonymousPress Twitter account has been taken down. [UPDATE: PayPal responds below.]

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Xbox 360 to offer hub for 2012 election coverage

Xbox 360 to offer hub for 2012 election coverage

Starting later on this month (Monday, August 27 to be exact), the Xbox 360 dashboard will transform into a hub for coverage of the 2012 presidential election. Microsoft announced today that it will be providing Xbox 360 owners with full election coverage, and from the sounds of things, those who are interested will be able to find all the information they could ever want about the election come August 27.

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Twitter backtracks on Olympic NBC tweeter: Account reactivated [Update: Twitter reponds]

Twitter backtracks on Olympic NBC tweeter: Account reactivated [Update: Twitter reponds]

This week Twitter made more than just a tiny mistake in banning one of their more famous members in an effort to keep him quiet on speaking out against NBC's coverage of the London Olympics. This fellow was (and is) Guy Adams, a journalist who writes for the BBC, and his supposed crime was pointing out the email of NBC's Olympics president, saying that he was responsible for the Olympics being broadcast with a time delay so that they might reach prime-time audiences across the USA. Adams alleges that NBC didn't see this tweet until Twitter informed NBC of it, and once NBC complained, Twitter banned him - Twitter disagrees.

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Twitter and NBC tie up for Olympics hub

Twitter and NBC tie up for Olympics hub

Twitter and NBC are working on partnership for the Olympics that will see a dedicated Olympics hub set up on twitter. The Olympics have is a partnership between twitter and NBCUniversal and is expected to be announced officially today. The partnership will serve as one of the first times that twitter has been a narrator of sorts for a live event.

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Comcast buys out Microsoft in MSNBC.com deal

Comcast buys out Microsoft in MSNBC.com deal

Comcast, the parent company of NBC, has purchased MSNBC.com in its entirety. With Microsoft now out of the partnership, MSNBC.com will be renamed and users who go to the website will be redirected to a new website. We reported in May that NBC was in talks to buy out Microsoft and it appears the deal is now done.

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NBCUniversal in talks to buy back MSNBC.com

NBCUniversal in talks to buy back MSNBC.com

We've had quite a few changes going on in the online environment over the last two years with websites being purchased left and right. More changes are coming apparently with sources claiming to have knowledge of the negotiations reporting that NBCUniversal is in negotiations Microsoft to buy back MSNBC.com. The MSNBC television network and the MSNBC.com website launched in 1996 as a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft.

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