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Netflix cans Qwikster, service staying whole

Talk about your qwik turnaround. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced this morning that Netflix won't split into two separate services as planned. The news comes less than a month after the company's stock went into freefall following its announced split into disc-based and streaming entities...

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PS3 remote control updated with TV, Netflix controls

In "late October," Sony will release a new version of its PS3 remote control peripheral, which is now designed to work not only with the PS3, but with TVs and Sony amplifiers as well. Commensurate with those new functions, it has volume and channel controls at the bottom of the device -- where...

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GameFly expresses confidence as Netflix muscles in

GameFly is putting on a strong face as it prepares for its greatest competitor to the game rental space to date: Netflix. Well, the behemoth's disc distribution division is called Qwikster now -- a change that's taking folks some time to wrap their brains around -- but the fact remains: Netflix's...

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Netflix's DVD division renamed 'Qwikster,' adds games-by-mail

Netflix made waves a few weeks ago when it split its streaming and DVD-by-mail services into two separate plans with separate prices, but these measures were apparently more preparatory than reactionary, it seems. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the movie megalith's DVD-by-mail...

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Xbox Live Fall Dashboard preview: From 'nonsense' to Metro

Terry Farrell, senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, is pretty excited about the new Fall Dashboard update. As the individual who partners with first and third-party video content providers, he's the go-to guy to talk to about Microsoft's future plans for offering video content. Too...

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MS: 42% of US XBL Gold members watch average of 1hr of video content a day

With Hulu Plus, Netflix and Zune on the Xbox 360, now more than ever the console is becoming a bastion for those looking to digest video content. During a preview of the upcoming Fall Dashboard update for Xbox Live, I spoke with senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, Terry Farrell,...

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'Half of all Netflix users connect via a game console,' Nintendo Wii used most

Sorry Jackie boy, but it seems that Sony's PlayStation 3 has been dethroned as king of streaming Netflix. That's according to a recent Nielsen survey that pegs the Nintendo Wii as the most used device in households to stream Netflix (outside of the computer, of course), and puts all three gaming...

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1.5 million daily Netflix users are on Wii

Today, Nintendo was quick to boast about its Wii numbers -- at least, the number of owners who spent some time not playing Wii games. The company claims that 1.5 million Netflix users are accessing streaming on the Wii daily. The service launched on Nintendo's home console back in April of 2010....

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'Select' 3D movies not coming to 3DS soon [update]

Update: Just a scant eight hours later, Nintendo has clarified its promise of " an additional library of select 3D movies" for the 3DS. The clarification in short? "Nah." "The press release announcing the new Netflix service for Nintendo 3DS also references the system's upcoming short-form...

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See the Netflix 3DS app in action

You know Netflix. You know 3DS. But can you conceive of what the two would look like ... together? You almost certainly can. But now that we've introduced that seed of doubt, the possibility that you may be wrong, can you resist checking the above video for yourself to reestablish your faith in...

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