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Netflix Splits Into Two Companies

At midnight Monday night, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, released a blog post announcing the split of Netflix into two separate companies. Netflix itself would encompass the streaming part of the company, while the new entity known as Qwikster would take over the DVDs and Blu-rays.


We are in a new age of music startups. From Turntable.fm to Spotify, plenty of new startups are creating cloud based music listening options to share music with friends. One such new startup is Promusic.fm, a new site that allows a user to create new and share new radio stations online.


Earlier this month, Spotify finally came to the United States. The utilization of this popular British music listening service has been the goal of many a music fan here in the states and now, it is possible.

Does Netflix Care What Its Customers Think?

Recently, Netflix did a redesign of their website, which made it harder to navigate their website with infinitely scrolling large images of the box art, but making hard to actually find movies someone would want to watch. This week, they brought a similar redesign to their PS3 interface, which makes it impossible to view more than five movie titles on the screen at the same time. Add to this Netflix’s announcement that they would be raising their rates on September 1, and their users are up in arms.

The Verizon Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot LC11

I recently attended a Verzion Wireless and Mashable event, where some of the latest Verizon devices were on display, and a few were given out via raffle. While they gave away a Motorola Xoom and a HTC Thunderbolt in the first two raffles, it was the third and final raffle in which I won a new iPad and a Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot LC11.

Buick Intellilink

With the onset of the New York Auto Show this week, many auto makers are making announcements and introducing new technologies to be seen in their 2012 cars, and ones that one appear further into the future. Today, I was invited to the Buick luncheon to see the latest infotainment technology for their upcoming cars.

The End of the Flipcam

In March of 2009, Cisco bought Pure Digital, makers of the Flipcam, for $590 million dollars. The Flipcam was the most popular hand held HD camcorder on the market when it was purchased. This week, Cisco decided to kill the Flipcam entirely.

Review: Autonet

When traveling the roads of this country from New York to Austin, TX for the Chevy SXSW Road Trip, our Chevy Equinox was supplied with an Autonet router to give us internet access from the car. It gave us the ability to keep connection with the outside world and our GM reps, see what the other teams were posting online and upload our challenges.

Why You Shouldn’t Keep Important Data In HTML Forms

HTML forms are the predominant way to procure data from a user on the web. Signing up for newsletters, making purchases, and taking any other data from users are all done through forms. When dealing with sensitive information, like handling monetary transactions, it’s important to handle it on the backend, rather than in the form itself, otherwise a knowledgeable person may be able to change the data in your form to their own ends.

Verizon iPhone

Last week, Apple finally announced the long awaited iPhone for the Verizon mobile network. After years of rumor and innuendo, American cell phone users who want a choice of cell phone carriers and Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone will soon have the option to purchase it on an alternate network, but it is worth it?