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Source: The Guradian

Netflix to raise US prices for first time since 2017

Today 14:29 GMT

Netflix is to raise its US prices for the first time since 2017, a move designed to alleviate a large, debt-fueled $13bn investment in new films, series and documentaries this year – as well-funded competitors emerge in the content streaming business.

“We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience for the benefit of our members,” Netflix said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.

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Source: DW

YouTube bans dangerous 'challenge' videos

Today 14:30 GMT

YouTube announced late on Tuesday that it would crack down on videos depicting dangerous pranks and challenges after several people were been badly injured in the so-called "Bird Box" challenge.

"We've made it clear that our policies prohibiting harmful and dangerous content also extend to pranks with a perceived danger of serious physical injury," YouTube said in a statement. The video-sharing site said it wanted to "make it clear that challenges like the Tide pod challenge…that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube."

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Source: Reuters

Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

Today 14:29 GMT

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion.

“With Netflix frequently tapping the debt markets on several recent occasions, the price hike could help ease concerns with a growing deficit on free cash flow to fund a likely continued escalation in Netflix’s content spending, which likely topped $13 billion in 2018,” CFRA analyst Tuna Amobi said.

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Source: Common Domain

This Apple Analyst Has a Prescription for the Company’s Woes

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

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Source: BBC

Wife criticises Ghosn's 'harsh' detention

Tuesday 12:39 GMT

The wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is suffering under "harsh treatment" in a Japanese jail, where he has been detained for nearly two months.

"I urge Human Rights Watch to highlight his case... to press the government to reform its draconian system of pretrial detention and interrogation," the letter said. Last week, the 64-year-old looked visibly thinner when he appeared in court for the first time since his arrest on 19 November.


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