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CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of Netflix And The Fall Of AOL

Here's a chart from Dan Frommer that he calls "the entire Internet in one chart." It shows AOL's declining dial-up business compared to Netflix's rising streaming business, which Frommer uses a proxy for the broadband market. Frommer has more analysis which is well worth checking out, but one great …

AOL

Expense Manager: Make Budgeting Suck (Somewhat) Less

Anyone struggling to balance their finances these days is going to find themselves at a loss for an excuse. All the money managing, counting, and …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million.<p>Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny. That's because, despite its small size, Crocodoc had a handful of huge …

Customers

Amazon working to move further into hardware space with 3D smartphone, audio device

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon is working to expand its hardware offerings, this year, beyond the Kindle e-readers and tablets (like the Kindle Fire). According to the new report, Amazon is working on two smartphones, including a high-end model with a 3D display. Like other smartphones …

Will Waze Be Facebook’s Next Instagram?

As has been widely reported and according to sources we have confirmed it with, Facebook is indeed in serious talks to buy Waze for $1 billion, the …

Social Media

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …