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Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix hasn’t been shy about its plans for world domination, and by sometime next year the streaming company might put a big piece of the puzzle in place. The Times of India quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim Netflix is gearing up to enter India by 2016. From TOI: Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter …

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Last month, Google said it was almost ready to start testing its self-driving car prototypes on public roads, and that it would happen sometime this summer. Well, that time is now. A few cars from Google’s fleet are now cruising California highways. Slowly. “These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to …

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Narcos, Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Series, Debuts Aug. 28

Narcos, Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Series, Debuts Aug. 28

You know what they always say – there’s no business like blow business? Narcos, Netflix’s original series about Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his Medellin drug cartel, finally has a premiere date. All 10 episodes of the highly-anticipated series will hit Netflix on August 28. There's no business like blow business. All 10 episodes of @NarcosNetflix are coming to …

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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

If you’re looking to get around Paris today, expect delays. And fires. Roads to and from Paris airports and train stations are blocked, as is the beltway around the city, thanks to a massive protest against ride company Uber. The city’s Taxi drivers, who’ve been critical of Uber’s practices for some time, took to the streets today and reportedly flipped …

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‘Transparent’ Season Three Is Already a Go

‘Transparent’ Season Three Is Already a Go

Amazon has announced that it has greenlit a third season of its award-winning original series Transparent – and the second season hasn’t even premiered yet. The third season will begin filming next week. The show’s creator, Jill Soloway, will stay on as showrunner. “Jill is truly a creative force and I’m thrilled that we will be collaborating with her additional …

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Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple is set to pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during its Apple Music free trial period, which is set to kick off on June 30 and last up the three months. According to the New York Times, Apple worked out a royalty structure just a day after its decision to pay artists anything at all for music streamed during …

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You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

Back in May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative – basically a program to get major publications like the New York Times, NBC News, and The Atlantic to let Facebook host their content. Since then, Facebook has published a handful of these native Instant Articles. Now, it’s about to ramp up. The Wall Street Journal quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar …

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Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Facebook is trying its damnedest to catch up to YouTube when it comes to being a video powerhouse, and it’s gaining ground. Now, the company has made a high-profile partnership with HBO to get more people watching video on the site. In an exclusive deal, Facebook users are now able to watch the series premieres of two HBO shows – …

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No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

A video of a small drone crashing into the wing of an airplane isn’t real, so stop sharing it. Or keep sharing it, but make sure you put it in the right context. BranitFX uploaded a video on Tuesday titled “NYC Drone Collision (happens at 00:16)”. The short clip shows the wing of a plane, as filmed from inside the …

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Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

What’s the fastest wireless network in America? For the second year in a row, the crown goes to Verizon – at least according to a large study from PCMag. The publication, which claims to have “ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving,” says that Verizon delivered the fastest speeds …

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