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Netflix hiking its rates

May 10, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Netflix announced Friday it will raise its Internet video prices by a $1 for new customers and will let existing customers continue to pay $8 a month through May 2016.

The price increase marks the first in three years for the service and the extra cost will be used to pay for additional original programming.

In addition to its popular original shows "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," the service is also pushing into documentaries.

The first one, "Battered Bastards of Baseball," is about a defunct minor league baseball team and will release July 11.

Other ones include films about protected marine sanctuaries, human rights workers and 3-D printing.

TWITTER BRANCHES OUT - Twitter is adding some features that will be very familiar to Instagram and Facebook users.

The company added more photo sharing features, which include adding filters to your photos that are posted to the site (similar to Instagram) and being able to post multiple photos in one tweet and being able to tag individuals inside photos (similar to Facebook).

More details about the announcement can be found in the corresponding link.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Information from The Associated Press was used in this column). Would you pay more for Netflix? Email me at and I'll publish your responses in a future column. Chris Pugh is a copy editor and blogger for the Tribune Chronicle. You can follow Tech Corner at and

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This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, left, and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood in a scene from "House of Cards."


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