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Amazon increasing streaming video contentPath takes a wrong turn, Yahoo's board gets new faces, and Amazon Instant Video may add Viacom content.
It's Wednesday February 82012. Averaging here -- cnet.com and it's time to get -- expect Amazon to announce that video streaming deal with Viacom in the next few days. Reuters is reporting that content deal which could be announced as soon as this week. Would strengthen Amazon's streaming library and thereby making it stronger competitor to Netflix. Amazon instant video streaming service is included with the 79 dollar -- year prime membership and Amazon -- boosted the number titles -- -- through partnerships with several media companies including CBS NBC universal Warner and Disney. Prime instant video streams have skyrocketed in recent months reportedly up nearly 300% -- the fourth quarter. That up and coming photo sharing network called path has taken a wrong turn in the minds of many users. After a blogger reveal the -- app automatically upload iPhone user's entire address books to its servers. It's caused a stir because app never asks for permission -- names emails and phone numbers. -- founder and CEO Dave Morin responded saying the data was being gathered to help users connect with friends and family on -- -- and -- the data collection will be optional an upcoming update. Another young social services also causing a stir up being straightforward with what it does. Interest as -- site for sharing cool -- on the -- and it's seen immense traffic growth with a reported ten million US month -- leaks but as one blogger discovered. It's tracking codes and links user shares so that it earns money from those clicks. So every user -- -- -- to cool thing on Amazon for example pay interest would make money from England and clicking that -- and -- product. Now lots of sites use tracking -- to make money it's noteworthy is that can interests does this on the download and it's a tactic some bloggers say should be disclosed. There's more change in Yahoo!'s leadership as was expected after Yahoo!'s co-founder Jerry -- stepped down a few weeks ago Yahoo!'s chairman of the board Roy boss stock and three other board members announced they would not seek reelection this year. In a letter -- -- said that effort to -- Yahoo! is still active but also fill the complexity. Sprint reported that its site's biggest surge in new customers in six years all thanks to be able flocking to get iPhone with unlimited data contract. But that growth came with a price sprint reported a loss to one point three billion dollars and the big hit came from subsidies and had to -- -- Apple. Google is launching what it looks like to be its own version of Ted talks those educational short presentations from industry leaders and -- thinkers. Google is calling it salt for -- and it's designed to bring experienced entrepreneurs innovators and scientists from around the world to talk about solutions to the world's problems. It started last week with the gathering and is expected to be held a few times the -- The topics -- on the website we solve for X dot com. Those your headlines for today average -- for cnet.com and you just been good.