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Netflix series criticized online in China over Taiwan flag

May. 19, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalism on the internet has a new target: The popular Thai drama “Girl from Nowhere" distributed by Netflix. Comments online Wednesday complained the series' Facebook page showed the flags of Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the...

Oprah and CNN: AT&T is merging media business with Discovery

May. 17, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The merger of Discovery and AT&T's WarnerMedia operations, marrying the likes of HBO and CNN with HGTV and Oprah Winfrey, is another illustration of the head-spinning speed in which streaming has transformed the media world. The companies are...

Passing on your password? Streaming services are past it

May. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop. That's the new edict from the giants of streaming media, who are hoping to discourage the common practice of sharing account...

Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

May. 11, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from studios, stars and large swaths of the film industry, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022, putting in doubt the viability of one of Hollywood's oldest and most-watched award shows. ...

Amazon's profit more than triples as pandemic boom continues

Apr. 29, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s pandemic boom isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The company said Thursday that its first-quarter profit more than tripled from a year ago, fueled by the growth of online shopping. It also posted revenue of more than $100 billion, the...

Google's Q1 ad sales surge 32%, Alphabet profit doubles

Apr. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google’s digital advertising network has shifted back into high gear, with its corporate parent reporting profit that more than doubled after an unprecedented setback during the early stages of the pandemic. The robust first-quarter...

Intuitive Surgical, Tenet rise; Netflix, NextEra Energy fall

Apr. 21, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Netflix Inc., down $40.67 to $508.90. The streaming video service reported weak subscriber growth during its first quarter. Intuitive Surgical Inc., up $80.27...

Netflix's subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases

Apr. 21, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s pandemic-fueled subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home are able to get out and do other things again. The video-streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers...

Startup cards can help build credit even in tough times

Apr. 10, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

While major credit card issuers tightened lending standards and slashed credit limits amid COVID-19, some financial technology startups took a different tack. In 2020, young companies like Grow Credit, TomoCredit and Chime launched or expanded credit cards that are...

Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony films

Apr. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures' top releases in the U.S. Beginning next year, Sony's new films will exclusively stream domestically on Netflix after...