This Day in Tech: Netflix stock is down; Ford and Toyota make a big hybrid deal

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, August 22.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, August 22.

Netflix

• Netflix's stock fell nearly $100 from $300 per share , after the company announced it would raise prices. The entire stock market has taken a tumble, but that still doesn't explain Netflix's stock plummet.

• WebOS is the mobile operating system that Hewlett-Packard discontinued last week . Devices that run the system are selling like hot cakes. However, as CNET's Brian Tong found out, his order of the TouchPad didn't go though after all.

• Ford and Toyota announced a partnership to develop a hybrid powertrain for rear-wheel-drive light trucks and SUVs. This just goes to show that hybrids are entering the big leagues. "Our collaboration with Ford is a move to make hybrid technology more widely available in sport-utility vehicles and in trucks. Those kinds of models are indispensable to American customers. And providing them with our hybrid technology will help conserve energy and reduce output of greenhouse gas here in the United States," said Toyota Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada.

• FTC commissioner wants to create "do not track" strategy for the Web . CNET's Declan McCullagh reports: "As interest-based advertising, sometimes called behavioral advertising, has become more widespread, interest in some kind of do-not-track mechanism has increased. Developers have added tools to Chrome, Firefox, and Safari to implement different forms of 'do not track'."

• iPad sales to hit 22 million , according to a financial analyst.

• Android dominates iOS in quarter, taking up 52 percent of the market share.

• There's nothing better than venting about first date horror stories . Just keep it under 140 characters, please.

 

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