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Amazon adds more free music for Prime subscribers

Amazon's subscription service gets "hundreds of thousands" more songs to choose from at no extra charge.

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Netflix raises fees, watches membership rise in second quarter

That extra dollar Netflix is charging new subscribers didn't hurt membership numbers for the streaming video service, which saw paid membership rise 4 percent in the second quarter.

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Qplay streaming service to shut down July 25

The video streaming service plans to close up shop less than a year after launching.

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Downsizing Microsoft to spin off Nokia's MixRadio music service

As Microsoft downsizes, Nokia looks to drop its Internet radio efforts.

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Verizon blaming Netflix for slow streaming speeds is an 'attempt at deception' says Internet backbone provider

Verizon says Netflix isn't buying enough bandwidth to deliver its streaming video to Verizon customers. But a major Internet backbone provider says that's just not the case.

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Stream your own film festival of Netflix recent releases

We look at nine movies that have come out in the past 18 months -- plus a decades-old classic -- that you can turn into your very own streaming double feature this weekend.

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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DirecTV offers streaming Sunday Ticket without a satellite, just not for everyone

You'll be able to watch out-of-market games on a laptop, PC, mobile device, or gaming console without a satellite TV subscription -- if you happen to meet DirecTV's eligibility standards.

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

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SlingTV aims for a unified TV experience at home and away

Sling Media's new user interface for its flagship Slingbox has a few features sports nuts in particular will love.

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Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

Sling brought back the native desktop apps and built Wi-Fi in to its entry-level Slingbox, now called the M1.

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Court ignores Fox's Aereo argument, rejects request to stop Dish Anywhere

Fox had cited the Supreme Court's ruling against online TV provider Aereo in its effort to get an injection against Dish Network's place shifting service. But an appeals court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of that request.

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Shazam adds full in-app song playback for Rdio subscribers

Rdio users are no longer limited to short song previews, with support for other streaming services coming soon.

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Broadcasters may have beat back Aereo, but online TV's future is bright

The Supreme Court may have backed TV networks in their fight against Aereo's streaming service, but traditional broadcasters face other challenges from online TV that could prove harder to beat back.

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MediaBeam review: This ultra-cheap streaming stick isn't worth the money

Just pay another $5 and get a Chromecast and spare yourself the hassles of this buggy mess.