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Obama joins Quora, answers healthcare questions to boost registrations

Obama joins Quora, answers healthcare questions to boost registrations

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- President Obama became the first verified account on Quora as he answered questions about healthcare, as he pushes to get people to register before March 31.
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CEO of Netflix calls for stronger net neutrality protection

CEO of Netflix calls for stronger net neutrality protection

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 21 (UPI) -- Reed Hastings, chief executive officer of Netflix, one of the biggest consumers of bandwidth in the country, has called for strong net neutrality protection.
Netflix CEO: Reluctantly paid Comcast for streaming deal

Netflix CEO: Reluctantly paid Comcast for streaming deal

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 21 (UPI) -- Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Thursday that he strongly supports net neutrality rules and that they reluctantly paid Comcast to seamlessly stream their content.
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Obama says he's a 'House of Cards' fan

Obama says he's a 'House of Cards' fan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- At a White House meeting Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama told Netflix's top executive, Reed Hastings, he's a fan of the political drama "House of Cards."
'Arrested Development' producer Grazer says there could be a Season 5

'Arrested Development' producer Grazer says there could be a Season 5

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- "Arrested Development" executive producer Brian Grazer says he is in talks with Netflix to bring the U.S. cult comedy series back for a fifth season.
Netflix ponders fifth season of 'Arrested Development'

Netflix ponders fifth season of 'Arrested Development'

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Netflix said Thursday it will order more episodes of the U.S. sitcom "Arrested Development" if the stars and writers agree to return.
Bill Gates among top tech execs to join economic lobbying group

Bill Gates among top tech execs to join economic lobbying group

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Bill Gates is among four top U.S. tech executives to join a lobbying effort co-founded by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, the group says.
SEC: FB, Twitter as good as a news release

SEC: FB, Twitter as good as a news release

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Companies may use Facebook and other social media websites to share news, provided they first tell investors which sites they'll use, a U.S. regulator said.

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Tattoo gets man free year of Netflix

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- An Indiana man got a Netflix tattoo on his torso and after posting it to Twitter, company representatives saw it and gave him a free year's subscription.
Netflix: No plans for additional seasons of 'Arrested Development'

Netflix: No plans for additional seasons of 'Arrested Development'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings says there are no plans to produce more than one new season of the revived U.S. sitcom "Arrested Development."

Netflix CEO expects proxy battle

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he expects activist investor Carl Icahn will mount a proxy battle with the U.S. entertainment provider.
Netflix: We have 30M streaming customers

Netflix: We have 30M streaming customers

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- American Internet film and television subscription service Netflix says it has more than 30 million streaming members around the world.

Anti-death penalty drive has $5.4 million

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- More than $5.4 million, mostly from wealthy donors, has been collected to support a ballot measure to abolish California's death penalty, a research group said.
Netflix to rent, stream in U.K., Ireland

Netflix to rent, stream in U.K., Ireland

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The American company Netflix says its television and film subscription service is now available to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Netflix backpedals on DVD plan

Netflix backpedals on DVD plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Netflix says it has changed its plans and will allow U.S. members to continue using the Netflix Web site for both streaming and ordering DVDs by mail.
Netflix plans to go global

Netflix plans to go global

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- In Las Vegas, Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he plans to take the company's online video streaming and video rental service global.
Netflix App available for iPhone

Netflix App available for iPhone

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Netflix, based in California, announced Thursday the availability of its free Netflix App for iPhone and iPod touch.
Netflix and Samsung strike a deal

Netflix and Samsung strike a deal

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Netflix, Inc. and Samsung Electronics America announced a partnership to allow consumers to stream movies and TV episodes via Samsung Blu-ray disc players.

Netflix subscribers can stream films on TV

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- Netflix Inc., the U.S. online movie rental service, says it is selling a device that allows subscribers to stream movies and TV shows from a digital library.

Netflix vacation policy: Take all you want

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. does not care how much time off its employees take, as long as they get their work done, the U.S. company's chief executive says.

Netflix in casting call for bigger role

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- In a movie industry game of drama and high stakes, upstart Netflix has been taking on the house of Blockbuster for several years, laying claim to the dominant p
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International expansion for Netflix

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Online DVD rental company Netflix will launch in Canada and the United Kingdom in late 2004 or early 2005, CEO Reed Hastings revealed.

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