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August 28, 2015 4:18 PM ‘Narcos’ Review: The Wars Against Pablo Escobar

Netflix’s biopic about Colombia’s worst cocaine criminal also pays tribute to some of those who fought back against him. People disposed to spend a big chunk of their waking life watching a series about the Colombian cocaine gangster and mass executioner Pablo Escobar will find nothing to dissuade them in “Narcos.” Part panorama, part freak show—yet with more menace 33

August 28, 2015 2:18 PM Chelsea Handler flashes underwear in new photo

The television personality is well known for posting revealing snapshots. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chelsea Handler continued her penchant for risqué photos by flashing her underwear Thursday on Instagram. The 40-year-old television personality cheekily exposed a black pair of panties, writing, "Butt art." Handler posted the picture two days after 57

August 27, 2015 9:39 PM Nielsen Tracking Nearly 1,000 Shows on Netflix, Other Services

Nielsen is expanding on its TV ratings by giving studios detailed statistics on nearly 1,000 shows streaming on services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video. That number was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and was later confirmed to NBC News by a Nielsen spokesperson. Overall, Nielsen is tracking around 3,000 episodes, the company 82

August 27, 2015 3:46 PM Fat-Shame, Awesomesauce Added to Oxford Dictionaries

So, are these new dictionary additions "awesomesauce" or "weak sauce"?, which is like the cool mom branch of the Oxford family, has added 1,000 new, modern words with their latest update. Most of what we say on the Internet and via text is made up of slang, and the folks over at Oxford are just trying to keep up with the times 56

August 26, 2015 11:55 PM Dow zooms up 619 points, 3rd biggest gain ever

New York (CNNMoney) — Greed made a comeback on Wall Street. The Dow raced 619 points higher on Wednesday, its most emphatic point gain since the 2008 financial crisis. The huge rally represents a rebound following six days of dramatic selling that was driven by serious concerns about how China's slowing economy will impact the rest of the world 74

August 26, 2015 1:13 PM Tech Five: Shares of Netflix rising

Netflix. Shares jumped more than 5% in pre-market trading, recovering after two days of steep drops. Following the close of the markets August 19, shares of Netflix plunged to $96.88 over the next three trading sessions. Currently, Netflix is trading above $100. GrubHub. A Barclay's stock downgrade to "equal weight" -- reports CNBC -- is apparently having 52

August 26, 2015 6:14 AM Local channels blacked out on Dish across 36 states

Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, affecting viewers of a string of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. Dish said 129 stations in 36 states and the District of Columbia were pulled from its service on Tuesday, in the latest of a string of distribution 45

August 25, 2015 7:02 PM Wall Street posts biggest rally of the year

Wall Street posted its sharpest rally of the year on Tuesday, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks a day after the market's worst performance in four years on fears about China's economy. Financial markets also got a boost from China's second interest rate cut in two months. The Nasdaq composite index .IXIC led stocks higher with a 3.3 percent 90

August 24, 2015 10:45 AM Netflix partners with SoftBank for Japan launch

Netflix has partnered with Japanese telecoms and internet giant SoftBank to launch its video-streaming service in Japan. SoftBank customers will be able to sign up for Netflix through SoftBank's shops, website and call centers, as well as through major electronics retailers, Netflix said on Monday. Netflix also announced a tiered pricing structure starting 77

August 24, 2015 9:17 AM Netflix taps SoftBank to offer carrier billing for Japan launch, app will be pre-installed on phones

With Netflix’s first foray into Asia a week away, the video-streaming giant has revealed how it plans to tackle what could prove a particularly tricky inaugural market for the company. Telecom giant SoftBank has been reeled in for Netflix’s assault on Japan, which kicks off on September 2. As an operator of a mobile network, broadband, e-commerce, media 71