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Netflix loses 800K customers in third quarter

by Kelly MacNeil on October 25, 2011

Netflix received its fair share of criticism for its handling of both its pricing and organization earlier this fall, and it's starting to see the ramifications. The stock of the popular online movie rental service dropped 36 percent in early trading on Tuesday after losing 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter, CNN Money reports. Although […]

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German satellite to fall to Earth over the weekend

by Kelly MacNeil on October 20, 2011

Fragments of a falling German satellite are expected to fall to Earth sometime this weekend but scientists say it is still too early to say exactly where or when. The German Aerospace Center knows that it will come crashing down on either Saturday or Sunday but need more time to determine specifics, The Associated Press […]

A long dormant meteor shower will put on a show for astronomers this weekend, but star gazers in North America may be out of luck. The Draconid meteor shower is expected to provide hundreds of shooting stars per hour, but due to the presence of a full moon and bad timing, it may not be […]

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Apple founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

by Kelly MacNeil on October 6, 2011

Just days after Apple unveiled its latest iPhone, the company's former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer for several years and leaves behind a legacy of innovation and inspiration. His death was met with immediate tributes from people all over the world, ABC News […]

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Google+ becomes third most popular social networking site

by Kelly MacNeil on September 28, 2011

After doing away with its invitation-only policy last week, Google+ has seen an impressive rise in membership that puts it among the top three social networking sites on the internet. Web trafficking firm Experian Hitwise says Google+ enjoyed 15 million total visits in the United States last week. Perhaps most impressive is that the boost […]

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Amazon to unveil latest Kindle on Wednesday

by Kelly MacNeil on September 27, 2011

The Amazon Kindle has gone a long way to revolutionize the general public reads books, and on Wednesday they are expected to take things to the next level. The company will unveil the latest model, the Kindle Fire, at a press conference in New York City, and the new product will be available to ship […]

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Netflix CEO releases apology, launches new service

by Kelly MacNeil on September 19, 2011

"I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation." That's how the blog post penned by Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix, begins. The letter to subscribers of the DVD rental and online streaming video company is heartfelt and honest, but there's already speculation about whether or not Netflix is on its way to solving […]

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Microsoft gives developers preview of Windows 8

by Kelly MacNeil on September 14, 2011

In the hopes of re-establishing itself among the software giants, Microsoft recently unveiled its latest operating system, Windows 8, that offers users both touch-screen capabilities as well as traditional computer characteristics. The versatility offered by the OS may prove to be a smart move for the company, especially as it tries to keep up with […]

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Photos show best evidence yet of moon landing

by Kelly MacNeil on September 7, 2011

Anybody who has questioned whether or not man actually landed on the moon may want to rethink their stance after the release of some new photos. According to Arizona State University, who oversees the the imaging system aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), new images clearly depict the path made by astronauts aboard Apollos 12, […]