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Telcos call for more money from Big Tech
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 10:36

Telcos call for more money from Big Tech

Users should pay

Europes big telcos including BT, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom want users to pay for the costs of data fuelled by the global streaming and internet boom.

Netflix's ad-supported service is pants
Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2022 11:00

Netflix's ad-supported service is pants


Adverts will be the least of your worries 

Netflix's desire to boost its bottom line with advertising might be coming with more problems than hopeful users might think, according to a bloke who has had a look at the new code.

Euro governments want Big Tech to pay for internet improvements
Published in Network


This will go down well 

After failing to get Big Tech to pay any significant amounts of tax, the government's of France, Italy and Spain are stepping up pressure on the European Commission to come up with legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecoms infrastructure.

Netflix works a way around Apple's tax
Published in News
Monday, 25 July 2022 11:22

Netflix works a way around Apple's tax


Expect a visit from the boys 

Media streaming outfit Netflix has earned the wrath of the Tame Apple Press by working a way around paying a huge amount to the fruity cargo cult Apple for doing very little.

Microsoft might snap up Netflix
Published in News
Monday, 18 July 2022 09:20

Microsoft might snap up Netflix


Vole adverts plan could be the beginning of a take over 

Software King of the World Microsoft might be thinking of snapping up the streaming outfit Netflix.

Russia fines Meta for not persecuting gays
Published in News


Time to return to the 16th century

A Russian court fined Meta Platforms $54,030 for failing to delete posts that contained what it calls "LGBT propaganda.”

Exynos 2200 officially supported by Netflix
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 09:55

Exynos 2200 officially supported by Netflix


Dimensity 1200, Unisoc also made on the list

Netflix has a demanding rule for qualifying to play in HD, HDR, and supported chipsets. The chips from HiSilicon, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Unisoc made it on the list, but surprisingly, Netflix announced official support for Exynos 2200.

Netflix VP convicted for fraud
Published in News
Monday, 03 May 2021 11:16

Netflix VP convicted for fraud


"Pay-to-play" scheme

A federal jury convicted former Netflix vice president of IT Michael Kail on 28 fraud and money laundering counts.

Apple T2 security chip needed for Netflix
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 02 October 2020 12:16

Apple T2 security chip needed for Netflix


It is the only one which can handle HEVC video fast enough

Netflix says that Apple fanboys who want to see its 4K HDR on a Mac will have to invest in the Apple T2 Security chip even though the tech has been standard for years.

Netflix cuts bandwidth for a month in the EU
Published in Network


Fears of breaking the interwebs

Netflix is cutting back on the bandwidth it takes to stream videos to members in the European Union after a European Commission member voiced concerns over network strain.