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Daily Archives: July 13th, 2011

Netflix subjects customers to “price change”; opt-out required to avoid paying 60% more

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, Net­flix sent out an email to its mil­lions of cus­tomers dis­clos­ing that it has decid­ed to raise its prices, effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly for new cus­tomers and effec­tive in Sep­tem­ber for exist­ing cus­tomers. The announce­ment, also post­ed to Net­flix’s blog and its Face­book page around the same time, has since drawn tens of thou­sands of com­ments, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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News Corporation drops bid for BSkyB, citing overwhelming public opposition

Excerpt: Vic­to­ry! Rupert Mur­doch’s media group News Cor­po­ra­tion bowed to pres­sure from the pub­lic and par­lia­ment on Wednes­day and with­drew its bid to take full con­trol of pay-TV com­pa­ny BSkyB. All three main polit­i­cal par­ties were poised to call on News Corp to aban­don its offer in a vote in the House of Com­mons lat­er on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Media & Culture
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Save the Date: NPI’s 2011 FallFest will be September 8th in Seattle

Excerpt: One of the most fre­quent ques­tions we get asked when we request feed­back from long­time read­ers and loy­al sup­port­ers liv­ing on the west side of Lake Wash­ing­ton is, When are you going to hold a fundrais­ing event in Seat­tle so I can drop by and show my sup­port for NPI with­out hav­ing to fight rush […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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