Netflix’s gamble pays off as subscriptions soar

Netflix's gamble pays off as subscriptions soar

Hundreds of movies disappeared from Netflix over 2016, the result of the streaming service’s decision to end several key content deals with top studios and distributors. It was a brave move – particularly given that its main rivals, such as Hulu, jumped at the chance to take on some of those titles Netflix decided it no longer wanted. The reason for the cull? Original content.

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Nobel Laureate Takes on Purdue Pharma and OxyContin as a Corporate Fraud

Nobel Laureate Takes on Purdue Pharma and OxyContin as a Corporate Fraud

At the recent 2017 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) meeting in Chicago, Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton described the American healthcare system as “optimally designed for rent-seeking and very poorly designed to improve people’s health…” By Maureen Meehan.

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U.S. sues Oracle, alleges salary and hiring discrimination

U.S. sues Oracle, alleges salary and hiring discrimination

The U.S. Labor Department has sued Oracle America Inc, alleging that the technology company systematically paid its white, male employees more than other workers and unlawfully favored Asian applicants in its recruiting and hiring efforts.

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Microsoft Windows 10: It may be adding an ebook store

Microsoft Windows 10: It may be adding an ebook store

The Microsoft Windows 10 Store—which already includes apps, games, movies, and TV shows—is going to include books in the Creators Update. This is according to pictures obtained by MSPoweruser. Based on images from an internal Windows 10 Mobile build, books will have their own dedicated section within the Store. The whole process will work much the same way as it does for any other purchase.

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