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China: students go for foreign universities | Financial Times

Chinese high school students are increasingly shunning the National College Entrance exam (Gaokao in Chinese), and turning instead to international …

A look inside Netflix and how Reed Hastings built a streaming empire

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> today ran a feature story on Netflix and its CEO Reed Hastings, providing perhaps the best look yet at the inner workings of the streaming service. Among the interesting tidbits, we now have a definitive number for just how large Netflix's content catalog is; the company's …

Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Partners With BitPay To Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments In Its Android App

If you’re sitting on a bunch of bitcoins that are burning a hole in your digital wallet, you now have another way to spend them. Today, mobile gift card company Gyft has partnered with BitPay to start accepting bitcoins within its app.<p>This is a big partnership for both, as BitPay’s CEO, Tony …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

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Netflix takes Bluth's banana stand on tour ahead of 'Arrested Development' return

Throughout <i>Arrested Development's</i> three seasons on Fox, Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand served as a constant set-piece and quite possibly the family's sole legitimate means of income. As Netflix prepares to revive the beloved series for its subscribers, it's giving fans the chance to visit the …

The frequent fliers who flew too much

Many years after selling lifetime passes for unlimited first-class travel, American Airlines began scrutinizing the costs — and the customers.<p>May 05, 2012|By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times<p>For many years, Steven Rothstein, left, and Jacques Vroom held lifetime… (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles…)<p>There …