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LOS ANGELES | Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

LOS ANGELES — Shonda Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

NEW YORK | Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers’ attention — and dollars. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start.  Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company’s subscriber growth. Stocks skidded at the start of trading as investors sold some of their recent favorites including … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise

NEW YORK | US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

NEW YORK — After a weak start, U.S. indexes are climbing Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies rise and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and financial services company Charles Schwab. Technology companies are also rising. Netflix is falling as investors were disappointed with the streaming video company’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

SAN FRANCISCO | Netflix’s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to employees, published by … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Netflix’s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop. Apple said Wednesday it has given a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization. The shows will be part of a slate of children’s programming for Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Apple said the long-running “Sesame Street” program, which airs on PBS and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The repeal of “net neutrality” took … Continue reading NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK | How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can’t beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work out new relationships with once fierce rivals in … Continue reading NEW YORK | How Comcast is trying to change the cable game