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Netflix invades Europe: Why expansion beyond the US is so critical

Although its US business is humming along just fine, international expansion will provide the real growth for the video-streaming company.

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Amazon unveils new 2014 Kindle Fire tablets (pictures)

Amazon's new slate of 2014 Kindle Fire tablets starts with a $99 6-inch model and tops out with an 8.9-incher that the company bills as its most powerful model to date.

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Spotify fires up on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's streaming-media box adds support for the music service with more than 20 million songs. To use Spotify Connect, you'll need a premium subscription.

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Trick Amazon into giving you $1 Instant Video Credit and free two-day shipping

A Reddit user found a way to hack Amazon so that Prime members get both free two-day shipping and the $1 video credit.

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As iPod Classic meets its end, here come the smartrings

Apple stops selling the iPod Classic, Mota wants to sell you a SmartRing, and Sony's online TV service scores Viacom channels.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video arrives on Android

Has Amazon just snuffed out one of the biggest reasons to buy a Kindle Fire Phone or tablet?

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The Amazon Fire Phone with a two-year contract now costs less than a candy bar.

Amazon Fire Phone: Was $200, now just 99 cents

Now that's discount pricing: Amazon slashes the price of its debut smartphone to just a dollar, or 1/200th of what it had cost on a two-year plan.

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Amazon's Vice President Peter Larsen announces that the Fire TV streaming-media device is on sale in Germany and the UK.

Amazon Fire TV alights in UK, Germany, putting heat on streaming rivals

The e-commerce giant takes its streaming-media box beyond the US for €99 in Germany and £79 in the UK, expanding competition with companies like Roku, Apple, and Google.

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<p>All episodes of Amazon's original series "Transparent" will be available at once to Prime subscribers Sept. 26.</p>

Amazon original series 'Transparent' angles for streaming-TV binges too

The dark-comedy series gives Amazon its best shot so far at beating Netflix at the critical-accolades game, and in a new turn, all episodes go up at once September 26.

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Amazon greenlights yet another batch of original kids TV pilots

The Netflix competitor beats the drum on original TV aimed at children -- shows that don't often win flashy Emmys but tend to keep high-spending subscribers loyal.

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Get discounts on new tech for class

Check out these deep discounts and exclusive sales for students that can help you find the right gear for the year.

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How to set up streaming video services

Services such as Netflix and YouTube have replaced catalogs of DVDs and VHS tapes in the modern home entertainment center.

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