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James Careless has been covering the Internet since the days of 1200 baud modems. His credits include Business Week, KM World, Network World, PCWorld, and Streaming Media.

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Netflix stands up to regulatory pressure from Canada, France, and the Netherlands

When government bureaucrats get tough, Netflix doesn't blink.

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Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: YouTube is the top spot to watch TV online

It's not just cat videos—YouTube is the most popular place to watch TV online.

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Sling's TV place-shifting gains Chromecast support

If you've got a Slingbox, you can now cast live and recorded television to any TV outfitted with Google's $35 Chromecast dongle.

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Chromecast adds support for Disney and iHeartRadio

New Chromecast apps add even more value to Google's cute little $35 streaming stick.

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Dish Network inks a deal to stream Food Network, HGTV, and other Scripps networks

Cord cutter and "cord nevers" are still willing to pay for content, so Dish Network is prepping its own OTT streaming service, and just locked in content from Scripps.

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Netflix launches in France, with a Franc-o-fied 'House of Cards' on the way

Ironically, the political battles Netflix has had to fight to get into France make those in Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards pale by comparison.

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Comedy Central, MTV, and other Viacom channels coming to Sony Cloud TV

Finally, some cable channels will stream to cord-cutters.

Netflix to join Internet Slowdown protest Sept 10

The latest net neutrality protest will sprinkle the web with simulated loading icons, in the hopes that you'll contact your lawmakers before hunkering down to binge-watch your favorite show. But the slowdown will be entirely symbolic.

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Software update will help Nest Protect know the difference between steam and smoke

The smart smoke detector should get a little smarter thanks to a 2.0 software update coming to units automatically in the next couple weeks.

Sonos speakers now run on Wi-Fi with no Bridge required

The Sonos 5.1 software update means that you can set up and run Sonos on your Wi-Fi network without having a wired connection to your router.

Will patent trolls put a stop to your favorite podcasts?

A recent court settlement suggests that podcast fans can breathe a little easier. But it also offers a telling look at the impact patents are having on the technology world

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Amazon puts the power to greenlight pilots back in your hands

Another round of Amazon Originals, another chance to tell the company which shows to add to its streaming offerings.

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MLB.TV hints at easing blackout rules, though not for cord cutters

As early as next season, Major League Baseball's live streaming service could ease the rules that prevent you from streaming games involving your local team. But you'd likely need a cable or satellite subscription to take advantage.

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Even with built-in audience, rumored YouTube music service faces hurdles

If the rumored YouTube Music Key subscription service comes to pass, it will be because plenty of users already enjoy music via YouTube. But will they be willing to pay $10 a month for the privilege?