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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 →

New consoles help spark game sales

Mired in a six-year-long slump, the traditional video game industry is making a modest comeback this year. Through the first half of 2014, physical sales of video game products in the United States are actually up on an annual basis, thanks Read More →

Might a Silicon Valley firm bid on a media company like Time Warner?

Mega media mergers, like the one reported on Wednesday involving Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox's bid to buy Time Warner, seem a world away from Silicon Valley. But it's likely that the tech industry sat up and took notice of Murdoch's Read More →

FCC extends deadline for net neutrality comments after site problems

If you want a say in the future of the Internet, you have a few more days to make yourself heard. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that it was pushing back the Read More →
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