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Waddling into view are the stars of Netflix’s ‘Penguin Town’

NEW YORK (AP) — They arrive every year in their snazzy black and white tuxedos, causing traffic jams and clamoring for quality real estate. Endangered African penguins have long been a source of delight to visitors of the South African community of Simon's Town, mixing with humans as they go about their penguin tasks, which includes the important one of breeding. Now these critters are the stars of a new […]

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Passing on your password? Streaming services are past it

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Disney+ want us to stop. That's the new edict from the giants of streaming media, who hope to discourage the common practice of sharing account passwords without alienating their subscribers, who've grown accustomed to the hack. Password sharing is estimated to cost streaming services several billion dollars a year in […]

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Netflix’s subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix's pandemic-fueled subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home are able to get out and do other things again. The video streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers from January through March, its smallest gain during that three-month period in four years. The performance announced Tuesday was about 2 million fewer subscribers than both management […]

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Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series. For years, academic studies have sought to capture inequalities in Hollywood and to hold studios accountable for making film and television that doesn't reflect American demographics. Netflix is doing better, the study […]

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Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids’ food show

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children's food show with a pair of puppets. The new show, called "Waffles + Mochi," launches March 16 and will be "all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it," the former first lady posted on Instagram. The show centers on two best puppet friends who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking […]

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