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DreamWorks Announces Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation, the people who brought you “Shrek,” will be bringing their movies to Netflix. The company announced the deal Sunday, confirming earlier reports that it was exiting a deal with Time Warner’s HBO a year early. Netflix needs new content deals to help attract new customers and appease dissatisfied ones, but this one won’t help for a while — DreamWorks movies won’t arrive until 2013.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus