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Netflix hits 50m global subscribers as profits double

Streaming video may not have supplanted broadcast TV, DVD or Blu-ray quite yet, but it appears to be well on its way. Online TV and movie streaming service Netflix announced this week that it now had more than 50 million subscribers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Releasing its results for the second quarter of 2014 on Monday, Netflix also …

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Anti-piracy campaign set to kick off in UK

In an effort to fight digital piracy, the movie and music industries have announced a deal with the UK’s leading ISPs to send warning emails to alleged copyright infringers. Called the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme, the campaign will focus on alerting people to the fact that their activities infringe copyright. Starting next year, up to four warnings will be sent …

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Kickstarter changes its crowdfunding rules

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has relaxed its rules, making it easier for projects to be accepted. Kickstarter, which launched in 2009, has become the most well-known and successful crowdfunding platform in the world – attracting more than $1bn worth of…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: jOBS – Kutcher's take on Apple icon Steve Jobs' life gets panned

Could this ever have possibly ended well? When Ashton Kutcher was first cast as Apple visionary Steve Jobs for the silver screen biopic jOBS, the choice was met with almost universal skepticism. Now, on the eve of the movie's general…

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Gerald LynchREVIEW ROUND-UP: jOBS – Kutcher's take on Apple icon Steve Jobs' life gets panned