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Today in Tech: Netflix lets Starz go

September 2, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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* The Netflix-Starz partnership is no more, meaning all Starz content on the movie and TV-streaming service will be unavailable beginning next February. In a statement, Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings told Business Insider that domestic viewership of Starz content has declined to 8% given increasing content from other networks. Unsurprisingly, Netflix's stock plunged nearly 8% in after-hours trading following the news. (Business Insider and CNNMoney)

* TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is looking to raise a venture capital fund worth around $20 million to invest in early-stag tech startups. Limited partners will include AOL (AOL) and VC firms like Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, and Sequoia Capital. (Fortune)

* Sprint (S) says the AT&T (T) and T-Mobile merger will actually hurt the job market, instead of improving it. (Recently, AT&T and the Economic Policy Institute said the deal would create "tens of thousands of jobs.") (TechCrunch)

* The PC isn't dying -- it's just evolving. (Time)

* Why Facebook and Twitter could become affected by the patent wars. (BusinessWeek)

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