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Netflix is now available in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Germany

Netflix is now available in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Germany

BRUSSELS, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Netflix says its online entertainment-streaming service is now available in Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Karen Butler
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.
Ananth Baliga
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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Skipped shot costs student $50,000 ... Google shoe does it all ... Angola woman gives birth at 38,000 feet ... Tattoo gets man free year of Netflix ... The world as we know it from UPI.

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.
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Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO of Netflix, participates in a panel discussion about entertainment in the digital age at the Motion Picture Association of America's conference "The Business of Show Business" in Washington on February 6, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. (b. 8 October 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts ) is an entrepreneur and education philanthropist. He is the CEO of Netflix, and on the board of Microsoft and numerous non-profits.

Hastings graduated high school in 1978 from the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father was a lawyer who once served in the Nixon administration, serving as general counsel in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. After high school, he spent a year selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners door to door.

Hastings majored in mathematics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and won its mathematics department's Smyth Prize in 1981, and its Hammond Prize in 1983. Hastings received his bachelor's degree from the college in 1983.

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