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Netflix: No, We Won't Stream New Releases

Netflix is the undisputed champ when it comes to streaming video. But there's one thing its competitors will do that Netflix won't: stream new releases. Will that be the company's undoing?

What Apple's $1 Billion Victory Means for Consumers

Apple's $1 billion court victory over Samsung poses a lot of questions for consumers. Will Samsung phones still be available for sale? Will they be more expensive? Will owners of existing phones need to worry?

iPhone 5 Debut: Apple Needs a Hit on September 21

Earlier this week, we confirmed speculation that Apple will roll out its latest iPhone on September 21, a mere four weeks away. An iPhone debut is always an event, but things should be particularly interesting this time around.

My Doomed Romance with T-Mobile

I thought I was long past the time when breakups were a concern. Then my heart was torn to pieces by the cell provider I'd come to love.

Verizon-Redbox Deal Adds to Online Video Choices

Verizon and Coinstar are joining forces in a new Internet streaming video venture built around Redbox's DVD-rental kiosks. Details are sketchy so far, but it will bundle streaming and DVDs, and it'll probably cost less than dominant player Netflix's service.

When It Comes to Cell Phone Privacy, You're an Open Book

Few people would willingly carry around a device that tracks their movements, records their conversations, and keeps tabs on all the people they talk to. But, according to documents recently released by the American Civil Liberties Union, cell phone companies are doing all of that -- and may be passing the information on to law enforcement agencies.

'I Was Scammed by Phone Crammers': True Stories

Cramming: It's a multibillion dollar con that cheats millions of Americans every year. But because it uses small charges, hidden as deceptively legit sounding fees embedded on phone bills, victims may not notice for months or years. DailyFinance's readers talk about how they got scammed -- and how they fought back.

Top CEOs Earn More Than Their Firms Pay in Taxes

Twenty five CEOs of America's top companies earned more money than their companies paid in taxes last year, according to the Institute for Policy Studies' Executive Excess report. See which firms and CEOs made the list.

5 Things to Watch in Next Week's Market News

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Even if you don't feel like alerting the "sell in May and go away" camp of investors, there are plenty of headlines to be written about. Here are five things that will shape the way the market acts in the week ahead.

Will Apple Go Downmarket With Cheaper iPhone?

When Apple rolls out its next-generation, high-end iPhone 5 this fall, one analyst is predicting the company will also shoot for the low-end market by introducing a second, inexpensive iPhone model that's capable of working with prepaid phone plans.

Sprint and T-Mobile Are Talking Merger Again

SprintNextel and T-Mobile USA are reportedly discussing another tie-up, as both companies seek to stop the flow of customers defecting to larger cell-phone service providers. In the past, the carriers have mulled a merger but haven't been able to agree on who would acquire whom.

Smartphones Could Give a Boost to Verizon's Shares

Verizon says its smartphone penetration will increase from 26% in 2010 to 50% in 2011. That is a very aggressive target that should be good news for the stock. Investigate yourself how high the stock could go by clicking on the interactive chart inside the story.

Verizon iPhone: A Less Mad Day One Than Expected

Verizon Wireless stores across the nation Thursday were braced for a crushing wave of customers seeking the newly available Verizon iPhone Thursday. But thanks to a strong pre-order campaign, the crowds were lighter than expected, and happy Apple fans got their smartphones quickly.

Verizon iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Flow in, With a Minor Glitch

They've waited years for this. Today, Verizon customers were able to pre-order their iPhone 4s. The phones should arrive on or before Feb. 10. So far, the supply is holding up, though some frustrated customers were greeted with an error message.

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

Should Verizon Customers Hold Out for the Apple iPhone 5?

Verizon customers will likely flock to the Apple iPhone 4 when the largest U.S. carrier starts selling it in February. But many industry-watchers expect an iPhone 5 a few months later. And that could create a quandary for folks on the fence about their next smartphone move.

Amid iPhone Hype, Verizon Quietly Ending 'New Every Two' Program

Amid all the hype around the Verizon iPhone, you may have missed one important change: Verizon (VZ) is ending its popular "New Every Two" upgrade program. The program offers Verizon subscribers a credit of as much as $100 toward a new phone every two years, SmartMoney reported. As of Jan. 16, the company will no longer offer the credit to new customers and won%u2019t re-enroll current customers after their next Every Two upgrade.