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March 19, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be clocking in together once again.  The actresses, who co-starred in the classic 1980 workplace comedy "9 to 5," will team up again in "Grace and Frankie," a new single-camera sitcom for Netflix. The series also boasts a creative team that includes Howard J. Morris, writer and producer of 'Sullivan & Son," and Marta Kauffman, co-creator of a little show known as "Friends" as well as "Dream On," an early original series on HBO. Through 13 half-hour episodes, "Grace and Frankie" will explore the relationship between two women in their twilight years, Grace (Fonda)
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced the next round of original animated series from their partnership on Thursday, with three new original series and new episodes of the previously launched "Turbo FAST. " The three new series, which are expected to debut on Netflix later in 2014, are "King Julien," a solo series starring the zany lemur character from the "Madagascar" films; "Puss in Boots," starring the Antonio Banderas-voiced character from the "Shrek" films; and "Veggie Tales in the House," new Christian-themed stories from the long-running franchise.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Meg James
Comcast Corp. has signed a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment that will increase the number of titles offered for sale through Comcast's recently launched digital store. The deal with Sony is noteworthy because it allows Comcast customers to purchase digital copies of such Oscar-nominated movies as "American Hustle," and "Captain Phillips" from Comcast's Xfinity On Demand digital service. "American Hustle" will be available beginning Tuesday, and "Captain Phillips" and other movies, including "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," will be available within a few weeks.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
When it comes to pay, internships can be a struggle -- that is, of course, unless you work at one of the world's top tech companies. Nineteen out of the top 25 highest-paying companies for internships come from the tech industry, according to a Friday report by Glassdoor , a jobs and careers website. Many of the top companies pay their interns more than $5,000 per month on average. At the top of the list is Palantir Technologies, which pays interns $7,012 per month on average.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The little hockey-puck-sized Apple TV has turned into a big business.  During the company's annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple TV had generated $1 billion for the company in its last fiscal year.  That figure includes sales of the $99 Apple TV unit as well as the content people are purchasing over it.  "It's a little bit harder to call it a hobby," Cook said. That was a reference to Cook's previous habit of saying the company considered Apple TV a "hobby" whenever someone tried to prod him into talking about his plans for the device.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The good news is Netflix has built a feature for its service that can detect if users fall asleep while watching a movie. The bad news is that users may never get to try the feature out. The video streaming company held a 24-hour hack day earlier this month during which staffers created numerous features that could potentially be integrated into Netflix's service. Among them was "Sleep Tracker," a feature that capitalizes on the technology of wearable devices to detect if users have fallen into a slumber.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
The advocacy group Consumers Union is urging federal regulators to scrutinize the deal struck between cable giant Comcast Corp. and the Internet streaming service Netflix. Netflix agreed to pay to directly connect to Comcast's network to improve the video quality of movies and TV shows streamed to subscribers, after many complained about deteriorating quality. Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports magazine, called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and U.S. Atty.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
In a huge coup for the New York-based production community, on Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Disney, Marvel and Netflix announced that the upcoming "Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen"  series for Netflix will be filmed principally in New York state. The multi-series collaboration will represent the largest film or television project commitment in the history of the state, according to the governor's office.  Production is scheduled to begin this summer on the four series and miniseries based on the characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Netflix has taken to YouTube to make fun of the drone delivery program Amazon.com unveiled last year. In a satirical video, Netflix jokingly announced "Drone 2 Home," a service that allows the company to deliver DVDs the same day users rent them from the company's website.  "That's right. Our fleet of high-tech drones will deliver your disc to you within mere seconds of you adding it to your queue," Netflix DVD division manager Hank Breeggemann said in the video.  PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The video shows drones chasing down customers, crashing and exploding, and even delivering movies to users while they're in the bathroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Meg James
The landmark deal between Comcast Corp. and Netflix Inc. resolves a simmering dispute over who will support America's growing Internet video habit. Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the cable operator's broadband networks to ensure that Netflix customers receive an uninterrupted viewing experience when streaming movies and TV shows. The agreement, which was confirmed this weekend, comes after Netflix customers complained about deteriorating service, as videos they tried to watch stuttered and stalled in midstream.
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