Netflix gets its first Oscars nod for 'The Square'
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Netflix gets its first Oscars nod for 'The Square'

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Netflix gets an Oscar nod, while T-Mobile is holding a Macklemore concert of its own. I'm Shara Tibken, and for Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update. The Academy Awards are making room for the digital set. Well, kinda. Netflix got its first Oscar nomination on Thursday for The Square. The documentary profiles the Egyptian revolution from the view of young activists in the country. The video site calls the film a Netflix original. But it actually played in theaters and film festivals before Netflix got involved. That's lucky for the company, though, or it wouldn't have been nominated at all. T-Mobile CEO John Legere gets to see the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert after all. The company plans to hold the concert in Los Angeles for 1400 fans on January 23rd. CNET's very own Roger Cheng got Legere kicked out of the AT&T party at CES by tweeting a photo with him. We'll see if any AT&T people try to sneak into this one. Another big-named CEO will headline the Mobile World Congress Trade Show in Barcelona next month. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will deliver the keynote address to open the show. Meanwhile, Facebook is taking another cue from Twitter. The social networking giant has introduced a Trending feature that shows popular topics on the site. For now, Facebook Trending is only on the Web. Facebook and Twitter are battling to become the main social network for sharing news, and they're sure to keep stealing ideas from each other. Speaking of theft, Target is still doing massive damage control from its data breach over the holidays. If you were one of the unlucky customers to get hacked, the company will give you a year of free credit monitoring. That's the risk from Experian is out at $191. But you need to register online before April 23rd to get the benefit. One online retailer may be making a bigger push to attract brands. eBay is said to be working on a new site called The Plaza, according to an [unk] firm. We really don't know much about this right now, except there will be more control than the Wild West of the eBay auction site. The analysts of companies will be able to sell products directly to customers through The Plaza, rather than through the traditional eBay site. That way they won't have to worry about hurting their brands by appearing next to secondhand goods. eBay could launch the new marketplace this spring, the analyst said. Samsung's new Galaxy Tablet has been rumored for a while, but the company finally made it official. The company on Thursday announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, a new 7-inch tablet. Many features are similar to the full Galaxy Tab 3, but the Lite version is, well, lighter. Samsung is touting its slimmer, more portable design, but it didn't share any details about pricing or when you can actually buy this thing. The full Galaxy Tab 3 sells for $200. That's your tech news update, but you can find more details at cnet.com/update. And you can always keep up with the latest stories by following me on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Shara Tibken.

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