Netflix Cancels Plans to Split DVD, Streaming Services

It seems Netflix won’t split its DVD and video streaming services after all.

Last month, CEO Reed Hastings announced that Netflix would push the company’s DVD rental service to a new website called Qwikster while Netflix would be reserved for streaming only. Under the new plan, customers who wished to stream movies and watch DVDs would have to maintain two separate accounts and pay two separate charges, a proposal that infuriated many Netflix customers.

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Amazon to Stream Fox Movies and Television Shows

Amazon has inked a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to allow Amazon Prime subscribers to stream Fox movies and television shows, the companies announced today. 

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Netflix Separates DVD, Streaming Services

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last night that the popular video rental service will now split into two separate companies, one for online video streaming and one for DVD by mail. The announcement comes two months after Netflix said it would begin charging separately for the two services and raise existing prices by 60%, a move that infuriated many customers.

“I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation,” Hastings said on The Netflix Blog Sunday night. “We realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses, with very different cost structures, that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.”

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Amazon Adds Universal Pictures Titles to Video Streaming Service

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Amazon announced today that it has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer select films to its movie-streaming service, Prime Instant Video, Reuters reports.

"We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost," Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video, said in a release. "Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video."

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The Dangers of Data Caps

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More Internet service providers (ISP) are imposing monthly limits on the amount of data customers can use, and with these restrictions comes a new threat to people who enjoy streaming video from their smartphones or personal computers.  

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