Today in Tech: Netflix signs exclusive Dreamworks deal

September 26, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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* Netflix (NFLX) signed a deal with Dreamworks (DWA) that will allow the streaming service to exclusively serve up new movies as well as older content to users in 2013. The company reportedly outbid HBO -- Dreamsworks' previous home content supplier -- by paying an estimated $30 million per film. (GigaOm)

* Michael Arrington explains the goal of his new single-man tech blog, Uncrunched -- get it? Uncrunched? -- which sounds a lot like TechCrunch's mission statement, just without a troubled Internet giant attached. (Uncrunched)

* Jean-Louis Gassée on how bad boards kill companies, or in this case, HP (HPQ). (Monday Note)

* Why Apple (AAPL) needs a real social network. (Cult of Mac)

* 15 startups with $100 million-plus valuations that "hardly existed" last year. Among them: Instagram, Flipboard, Spotify, Square, and Rovio. (Business Insider)

* co-founder Seth Goldstein reflects on the rise of his social-focused music startup. (The company just confirmed raising $7 million.) (Billboard)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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