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Netflix: Internet media streaming and video on demand service
Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China as well as Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Crimea. The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


Donald Trump says Democrats should look into Barack and Michelle Obama's books, Netflix deals

It's not the first time Trump has called for an investigation into Barack Obama's book deal, despite many former presidents publishing books after leaving office.
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"Seinfeld" moving to Netflix in 2021

All 180 episodes will be available to stream — but you'll have to wait a while
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Videos for Netflix

NBCUniversal names streaming service 'Peacock,' to launch in 2020 [Video]NBCUniversal names streaming service 'Peacock,' to launch in 2020

Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will name its upcoming streaming service “Peacock,” the company said on Tuesday. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Trade hopes lift Wall Street [Video]Trade hopes lift Wall Street

Wall Street was led higher by tariff-sensitive technology and industrial stocks Wednesday after China extended an olive branch ahead of next month's trade negotiations with the United States. Fred..

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Nigeria's 'Nollywood' attracts global entertainment brands [Video]Nigeria's 'Nollywood' attracts global entertainment brands

Nigeria's film industry, the world's second-largest, is increasingly grabbing the attention and financing of international investors eager to get access to a growing African market. Alexis Akwagyiram..

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What to watch on Wall Street next week [Video]What to watch on Wall Street next week

The Apple of investors' eyes next week may be the new TV subscription service the iPhone maker is likely to reveal.

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Drake attends Top Boy premiere in Hackney [Video]Drake attends Top Boy premiere in Hackney

Credit: Netflix The stars and creative team from the Netflix original series Top Boy celebrated the world premiere at the Hackney Picturehouse in London. Ashley Walters (Bulletproof, Sugarhouse) and..

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Fan frenzy as Timothee Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp premiere 'The King' in Venice [Video]Fan frenzy as Timothee Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp premiere 'The King' in Venice

Young stars sent fans wild as they arrived on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of their new movie 'The King'. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Timothée Chalamet Feels Weight Of Crown In 'The King' Trailer [Video]Timothée Chalamet Feels Weight Of Crown In 'The King' Trailer

(CNN) Netflix on Tuesday dropped a royally intriguing new trailer for its upcoming film "The King." In the Shakespeare adaptation, Timothée Chalamet stars as a reluctant young ruler who is forced to..

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Netflix Testing Collections: Curation By Humans, Not Algorithms [Video]Netflix Testing Collections: Curation By Humans, Not Algorithms

Netflix has started testing Collections, which is different from other recommendation features by the streaming service because humans are behind the selections, not algorithms. The feature, which is..

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Disney misses forecasts as it readies Netflix rival [Video]Disney misses forecasts as it readies Netflix rival

Walt Disney Co. reported a steeper earnings decline than Wall Street expected on Tuesday as the company poured money into the streaming media business it is building to challenge Netflix. Jillian..

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Week ahead on Wall Street [Video]Week ahead on Wall Street

Media earnings take center stage on Wall Street next week, as investors hear reports from Disney, Viacom and CBS. Fred Katayama reports.

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Coming soon to Netflix: Movie trailers crafted by AI

Streaming giant is investing in tech that can automate part of the trailer-making process for its massive library
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On This Day: 29 August 1997

Streaming giant Netflix was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. (Aug. 29)
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Philippine lawmakers want a 'Designated Survivor' in case of leadership crisis

Philippine lawmakers have introduced legislation based loosely on a popular Netflix political thriller called the "Designated Survivor" to ensure the country has a president in the case of a..
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Leslie Jones leaving "Saturday Night Live," and more trending stories

Leslie Jones is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after five seasons. She recently announced plans for an hour-long Netflix stand-up special. CBSN has more on that and other top trending stories of the day..
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Wireless carriers slow video content even in off-peak hours

Research finds that AT&T "throttled" YouTube and Netflix video content, but not Amazon's streaming service
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Netflix in September 2019: Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician,' 'Between Two Ferns' movie and more

Netflix has plenty of new September titles including Ryan Murphy's "The Politician," David Tennant show "Criminal" and "Between Two Ferns: The Movie."
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New on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

Shows and movies you'll want to stream soon
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Li Jun Li on 'Wu Assassins' and love for Lucy Liu

Lil Jun Li says her Netflix series "Wu Assassins” finally gave her to chance to play a character like herself, and reveals the lack of acting jobs for Asian-Americans in Hollywood almost made her..
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The Obamas' first film, "American Factory," debuts on Netflix

Documentary explores impact of globalization, centering on a closed Ohio plant that reopens under Chinese management
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Netflix's medical investigation docuseries 'Diagnosis' is your next binge-watch obsession

Neflix's medical mystery series "Diagnosis," a documentary version of "House," seeks cures for patients struggling for answers to medical issues.
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Cutting the cord could get costlier with CBS and Viacom

Latest media marriage could follow past history: removing popular shows and asking you to pay more to see them, a la Friends and Netflix
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Palm's $5 smartphone plan: A cellphone bill cheaper than a Netflix subscription

US Mobile has partnered with the cellphone maker Palm to create a cheap smartphone plan starting at just $5 per month. Unlimited plans start at $20.
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Viacom and CBS announce nearly $30 billion merger

CBS is buying Viacom in a deal executives hope will help them save money and compete with larger rivals like Disney and Netflix.
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Staring down seagulls may keep them away from your food

Scientists may have found a way to prevent seagulls from stealing your food: stare them down. A study by researchers in Great Britain tested dozens of gulls in southwestern England, and the birds took..
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Geena Davis recalls director who made her sit on his lap: 'I didn't know you could say no'

Geena Davis chats new role in Season 3 of Netflix wrestling dramedy 'GLOW,' out Friday, and her gender equality documentary "This Changes Everything."
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"Game of Thrones" creators coming to Netflix

Streaming platform reportedly beat Amazon, Apple and Disney in inking a $200 million deal with the HBO hitmakers
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4 Secret Netflix hacks and 1 bonus tip you’ll wish you knew sooner

There are ways to liven up your Netflix experience. Kim Komando offers tips to search, view, and organize Netflix offerings.
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Disney enters streaming wars with $13 monthly bundle of Disney, Hulu and ESPN offerings

The bundled streaming service is on par or less than some competing plans, such as Netflix's premium $15.99 service
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"The Great Hack": new Netflix documentary examines Cambridge Analytica scandal

"The Great Hack" is a new documentary on Netflix. The film specifically sheds new light on the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. Carole Cadwalladr broke that story for The Guardian and The..
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 8/4

This week "Sunday Morning" hosted by Jane Pauley features Dr. Jon LaPook's cover story on efforts by doctors to confront gun violence. Plus: Special reports marking the 50th anniversary of the..
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Angela Bassett on "Otherhood"

Actress Angela Bassett, who has played roles that are fierce, sultry and iconic, had an upbringing molded by two strong women. She talks with correspondent Michelle Miller about how her mother and her..
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Netflix didn't release mom movie 'Otherhood' with Felicity Huffman amid scandal — until now

Felicity Huffman plays an empty-nester mom in Netflix's "Otherhood." But where does Huffman legally stand now in the college admissions scandal?
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Turkey moves to oversee all online content, raises concerns over censorship

Turkey on Thursday granted its radio and television watchdog sweeping oversight over all online content, including streaming platforms like Netflix and online news outlets, in a move that raised..
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Netflix's funny 'StoryBots:' John Legend, Jennifer Garner and other A-listers star in Season 3

The third season of parent and kid hit "Ask the StoryBots" premieres Aug. 1 with Jennifer Garner, John Legend, Zoe Saldana and Jason Sudeikis.
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Netflix and Hulu, I beg you: Stop plugging yourselves during your TV shows and movies

The easiest way to ruin the moment in a streaming film or TV episode is when characters queue up content on Netflix or Hulu. It's worse than #sponcon.
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"Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman discusses final season of Netflix series

"Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman joined CBSN to discuss the final season of the Netflix series of the same name and issues women face in the criminal justice system.
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Dale Soules on cultural impact of "Orange Is the New Black"

Get ready to binge-watch the final season of one of Netflix's most-watched original series
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Netflix in August 2019: 'Rocky,' 'Now and Then' and 'Mindhunter' are in; 'Scarface' is out

Netflix's August offerings include new seasons of "Mindhunter" and "GLOW," along with classic films "Now and Then" and "Rocky."
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Hawking ice cream, asking bad guys to chill: Triple-digit heat sizzles across much of US

Screaming heat prompts officials to issue dire warnings, hawk ice cream and even urge criminals to stay home and binge-watch Netflix.
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Hannah Gadsby on comedy and tragedy

Luke Burbank profiles Australian writer, actress and standup comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose recent Netflix special, "Hannah Gadsby: Nanette," about the intersection of comedy and tragedy, earned her a..
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Priah Ferguson talks about 'Stranger Things' Season 3

Priah Ferguson opens up about her breakout role as Erica Sinclair in Season 3 of the Netflix hit "Stranger Things."
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The real stars of "Stranger Things"? All those brand names

The hit Netflix series' seamless twining of stories and products is changing how companies market their brands
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"Stranger Things" boosts 1980s-era brands

The hit Netflix series seamlessly pairs stories and product placements, changing how companies market their brands.
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Netflix just lost US paid subscribers for the first time in eight years

The last time Netflix lost domestic subscribers was in 2011 after the company raised prices and tried to separate its streaming product.
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Netflix stock tanks after U.S. subscriber count falls

Is the rocket ride over for one of Wall Street's best-performing stocks of the past decade?
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Netflix to pass another subscriber milestone

Netflix is expecting to pass a new subscriber milestone. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard has the story.
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Actually, losing 'Friends' and 'The Office' won't hurt Netflix

Netflix has been in the news because in a relatively short time, it will lose The Office and Friends, two of its most-watched shows.
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See bearded Chris Evans save the world again in exclusive 'Red Sea Diving Resort' trailer

In his first post-Marvel role, Chris Evans plays action hero again – and with his Internet-approved beard – in Netflix's 'The Red Sea Diving Resort.'
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Netflix deletes suicide scene from "13 Reasons Why"

The show came under fire for its depiction of teen suicide
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Netflix Deletes ‘13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene

Two months after a study linked the series to an increase in suicide rates, Netflix removed a graphic scene.
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'13 Reasons Why' cuts controversial suicide scene following backlash

Netflix announced Tuesday that the suicide of the 17-year-old protagonist in "13 Reasons Why," Hannah Baker, would no longer be shown on-screen.
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California Today: See Hollyhock House, California’s Newest Unesco World Heritage Site

Monday: Read about how officials at the house are getting ready for more visitors. Also: Netflix’s lobby and possible justice for a ring-tailed lemur.
NYTimes.com - Published

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby.

Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a piece of the billions Netflix is spending..
NYTimes.com - Published

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is back with 'Family Reunion'

Tia Mowry-Hardrict credits the authenticity of her new Netflix show to its all-black writers room, and also reflects on the staying power of "Sister, Sister," the popular sitcom she shared with her..
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'Friends' finds a new streaming home on WarnerMedia's new HBO Max. So long, Netflix!

WarnerMedia announced its new streaming service will be called HBO Max, and will be the home of new and classic TV series, including "Friends."
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"Friends" is leaving Netflix in 2020

No one told us life was gonna be this way
CBS News - Published

Aziz Ansari gets serious about sexual misconduct allegation in Netflix comedy special

In his Netflix special, Aziz Ansari addressed a sexual misconduct allegation quickly, succinctly and sincerely, before moving on to comedy.
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"Stranger Things" season 3 breaks Netflix streaming records

The show has already turned the platform's ratings records upside down
CBS News - Published

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