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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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In the battle over home video distribution, the Hollywood studios may finally be realizing they have to give up some control, or risk losing millions.
Earlier this month, Disney (DIS) announced that it is renewing its licensing agreement with Starz Entertainment, giving the premium movie provider behind the Starz and Encore movie channels exclusive pay-TV rights to show content from Walt Disney Studios.
But this deal was a little different than MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Mar 21, 2010 11:16 PM ET
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