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    It was just a short time ago that Sprint partnered with Amazon to deliver monthly Amazon Prime subscriptions as a third-party attachment to subscribers' cell service bills. Now, Amazon is doing its own thing and going for Netflix's jugular, right as the competitor is set to jack up prices. CNNMoney is reporting that an Amazon Prime subscription, in addition to being offered at an annual rate of $99, will now also be offered in two monthly forms: the Amazon Prime Video service will go for $8.99 while the full Amazon Prime package — complete with free two-day shipping, Prime Music and ...

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    When you pay Netflix to connect you with streaming on-demand entertainment each month, do you assume you're getting the same experience as every other customer? Of course; why wouldn't you think that? So it came as a big surprise last week when we learned that Netflix had taken it upon itself to artificiality limit the bandwidth made available to users accessing Nextflix over AT&T and Verizon wireless networks, throttling connections to a mere 600kbps as part of some self-imposed role to help “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps.” If that sounded all sorts of wrong to ...

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    After Netflix surrendered to cable providers and paid up to connect to their servers, the movie streaming service has admitted to cramping down on traffic from the nation's two most popular carriers, AT&T and Verizon. Complaints have been filing into the two carriers, which have denied altering customers' streams, since last week. That was when T-Mobile CEO John Legere continued defending the carrier's Binge On zero-rated video streaming scheme which sets the maximum data rate for video to 1.5Mbps. Netflix announced that it streamed to AT&T, Verizon and many other global carriers' ...

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    You know you’ve truly made it as a tech company when the leader of the free world uses your products. In the case of OnePlus, a China-based smartphone manufacturer with only three gadgets under its belt and less than three years of existence, we’re of course merely talking a fictional United States President. But Frank Underwood is probably quoted more on the interwebs than Barack Obama, and even if he’s killed a few people, he could definitely take on the likes of Donald Drumpf (sic), Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in one of those insult-filled debates going on lately. Let’s not ...

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    You often hear the world’s most valuable company justifying its success on the unmatched loyalty of its customers, but exactly how do you scientifically assess such a vague and deeply abstract concept? Leave it to New York-based consultancy firm Brand Keys to interview close to 43,000 consumers aged 18 to 65 in the nine US Census Regions, in order to determine the most beloved brand names in no less than 72 categories, ranging from airlines to breakfast bars to deodorants to smartphones, tablets, and social networking sites. The logo that prevailed in the most sections of the ...

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    CES 2016 has officially started, and, as it is usually the case with trade shows, it is pretty much over. Companies are generally unveiling products and services, making announcements, and gathering media at their press events prior to the official start of the show. However, that doesn't mean that Day 3 (which is the official day one of CES) was a boring one. Check out the most important things that saw the light of day, rounded up for you below, in case you missed any of the action. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch already announced a line-up of Pixi products, powered by Android (and ...

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    CES 2016 isn't only about products. Services managed to make their way to Las Vegas as well, and, one of the most recent announcements comes from Netflix. During a recent keynote at CES, the company announced -- and flipped the switch -- on worldwide availability, adding more than 130 new countries around the world to its portfolio of markets where it is available. While English still remains the main language for Netflix, the company also added Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese to the 17 languages it already supports. The service, however, is not yet available in China, ...

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    Given T-Mobile is the US carrier with the highest consumer satisfaction scores among the “big four”, yet its subscriber base isn’t growing quite as rapidly as CEO John Legere would want, it makes perfect sense to try every trick in the book to enlist fans of opponents. After all, rivals are pulling similar stunts, one going so far as to even tempt Magenta employees with gift baskets and lucrative job offers. Meanwhile, the “Uncarrier” couldn’t forget its existent customers, gearing up to shave $100 off “Samsung’s latest superphones” for “absolutely everyone.” The ...

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    If you turn to Netflix to scratch your media itch, there's a good chance you find yourself streaming its content on all manner of devices, across drastically different networks. Netflix already tries hard to make sure that the video you're streaming on your 50-inch home television over your fiber connection looks as good as the video you stream on a tablet over the local coffee shop's WiFi, and does so by encoding media in a number of resolutions, at varying bitrates. And while that works pretty good, the company thinks it can do even better, so this week it's announcing a new encoding ...

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    Samsung already has a huge share of the mobile electronics market, but that enviable position isn't about to cause the manufacturer to back down from its promotional game. We've already looked at a number of offers that tempt shoppers to pick up Samsung gear this holiday season, like the big savings we're seeing for Samsung phones at certain carriers, or the $200 gift-card offer coming from Samsung itself. The latest Samsung promotion to go official offers buyers a $120 value when they buy a new Galaxy Tab S2, hooking them up with a free year of Netflix. With a big, beautiful, OLED screen, ...

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    How does a start-up streaming video service compete with original series like "Top Gear" and "Orange is the New Black"? We don't know, we're just on YouTube and have more than a million subscribers (thank you so much, by the way). But will a comedy series be the end of Verizon's go90 service? It might not really end up as a "Fatal Decision" on Verizon's part, but CollegeHumor production team Big Breakfast are hoping to gain some mainstream prominence with a new 52-episode comedy series scheduled releases happening every Wednesday. It's go90's first original series. The plot revolves ...

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    Last summer, T-Mobile gave its users a new reason to turn to streaming for their mobile music needs as it announced Music Freedom as part of its Uncarrier 6.0 news. With Music Freedom, data consumed from major streaming music providers wasn't counted against a user's data cap, enabling them to stream high-quality music around the clock without penalty. A couple weeks back we heard that the latest Uncarrier announcement was on its way, and this one might bring word of a service similar to Music Freedom, but extended to video streaming services. Sure enough, for today's Uncarrier 10 news ...

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    The mobile world moves quickly – probably faster than just about any other industry in the world. New devices are announced on what feels like a weekly basis; perpetual software updates are hitting for the hundreds of mobile devices; one-off press events are always happening; and while phones seem to have a longer life span than they did back in, say 2010, they still become antiques in what feels like no time. Looking back, it's crazy to see how far the industry has come in less than a decade – from phones that (barely) handled email to pocket-sized computers that a increasingly ...

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    Samsung started off 2015 with a pretty sweet deal for customers picking up some new hardware: if you purchased a new Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy Tab S during a specific two-week window in early January, you could score a free year of streaming Netflix service – a $108 value. While nice what it lasted, that deal's long gone by now. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge just about to land, Samsung's warming this Netflix deal back up, and today T-Mobile announced that new GS6 and GS6 Edge owners will get the same free year of service. To qualify you'll need to pre-order a GS6 or GS6 ...

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    Slowly but surely, Android Wear adoption by major companies has been on the rise. The latest heavyweight to join the list is Netflix, having just announced Netflix Android Wear integration through the use of its blog, which can be nothing but good for the relatively-new platform. Let's take a look at what's new in the app, shall we? Two main features have been added: the Android Wear support, and some social integration. The latter has been present on other platforms for a while now, and Netflix has finally just ported it over to Android. The changes are best described in Netflix's own ...

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    How do you like that "unlimited" data plan of yours? Whether it's on your phone or to your home, "unlimited" has some pretty major pitfalls. Oh sure, for folks like you and I it's pretty great! All the data that we want for one "low" price. That's really good if you have LTE or HSPA+ and a good signal! In many cases your phone's data plan is faster than your home's Internet connection -- or close enough that you don't care. Back in the day, that wasn't much of a problem. Other than downloading music, pretty much all we did was surf the web and get email. Today, however, we have podcasts, ...

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