Peter Kafka

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No Netflix for Sony, Which Stays With Starz

Sony’s movie studio has renewed a deal to show its first-run films on the Starz pay-TV service; the new pact now keeps the two companies tied up until 2021. Many industry observers thought that Netflix, after signing Disney to a landmark deal in December, would make a run at Sony, as well.


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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