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Google, YouTube reportedly ready new music streaming service

Google’s long-awaited YouTube music subscription service is finally taking shape, according to reports from Android Police. The blog reported Monday that Google is preparing to launch a service called YouTube Music Key and rebrand its Google Play Music All Access Read More →

Quoted: ICYMI, Reed Hastings is not a fan of big ISPs

"Why would more profitable, larger companies charge for connections and capacity that smaller companies provide for free? Because they can." — Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, on the access fees, or "tolls," that U.S. Internet service providers are charging his Read More →

Quoted: Aereo pleads for its life

"The company is figuratively bleeding to death." — Aereo, in a filing beseeching the federal court in Manhattan to let the company operate as a cable-TV service. If it's not allowed to do so — and in Read More →

Netflix strikes paid connection deal with AT&T

Netflix has struck a paid data connection deal with another one of its supposed antagonists. The company announced Tuesday that it had agreed to pay AT&T for a direct connection between the two companies' networks. The companies struck the deal back Read More →

Google seals deal to buy Twitch, report says

Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion. Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley Read More →

Coming soon: Netflix earnings (as in today)

It looks like Wall Street is expecting a good show from Netflix today when the company reports second-quarter earnings after the markets close. Numbers, we've got numbers: A Bloomberg survey of analysts expects earnings per share of $1.13 on $1.3 billion Read More →
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