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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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