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Netflix is bumping prices on all streaming plans

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Netflix launched its streaming video service 12 years ago, forever changing the way many of us watch TV. The cost for Netflix's all-you-can-stream subscriptions has gone up over the years, and it's time for another price hike. All three tiers of Netflix service are going up, but T-Mobile has your back (for now).

The most popular Netflix plan is also the one getting the largest percentage increase. The two-screen HD plan is going up to $13 from $11.

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Netflix is bumping prices on all streaming plans was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Reddit app updated with in-app purchases for the site’s convoluted new coin system

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Reddit has made some substantial changes in the last couple of years with the launch of an official app, a new site design, and (most recently) a new system for "gilding" posts. Now, the official Android app is getting a related update. You can now make in-app purchases to get Reddit Coins—up to $100 worth of them.

The IAPs are the main change here, but there are other tweaks in this version.

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Reddit app updated with in-app purchases for the site's convoluted new coin system was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon briefly joins the trillion-dollar company club just a month after Apple

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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On August 2, Apple became the first US company to reach a total market capitalization of $1 trillion. Now, just a month and change later, Amazon has done the same — however briefly. The online retail behemoth's stock hit a new high of $2,049.50 per share around 11:30 a.m., Eastern time this morning, momentarily nudging its market cap over the trillion-dollar line.

Following its new peak, Amazon's stock immediately began to tumble, coming to rest at $2,024.67 around 12:30 p.m.

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Amazon briefly joins the trillion-dollar company club just a month after Apple was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple has become America’s first trillion-dollar company

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

We're pretty keen on Android news here, but some things outside our immediate purview are significant enough to be worth mentioning. Here's one: today, Apple became the first US company to surpass a total market capitalization of $1 trillion (trillion as in a thousand billions).

Market capitalization, or market cap, is the total combined value of all of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. Apple's stock price climbed to a new high of $208.38 around 2 p.m., Eastern time today, pushing its market cap past that $1 trillion mark.

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Apple has become America's first trillion-dollar company was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook is testing paid subscription groups for premium content

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Plenty of Facebook groups have morphed into small businesses that use outside payment and membership tools to distribute paid content (e.g. Patreon). Now, Facebook is looking at ways to bring that activity into its platform with subscription groups. These are sub-groups with exclusive content, a monthly subscription fee, and additional admin tools.

The subscription feature is currently only available to a handful of groups. Admins can charge anywhere from $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access.

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Facebook is testing paid subscription groups for premium content was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instagram rolls out native payments in the app

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Instagram usually makes a big deal about new features, even when they're minor. Yet, it hasn't said a word about its new payments feature, which appears to be rolling out widely in the US. Just head to your Instagram settings, and you'll probably see a new option to add a credit or debit card. There's not much you can buy with it yet, but the possibilities are almost endless.

The payment UI has three tabs.

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Instagram rolls out native payments in the app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instagram rolls out native payments in the app

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Instagram usually makes a big deal about new features, even when they're minor. Yet, it hasn't said a word about its new payments feature, which appears to be rolling out widely in the US. Just head to your Instagram settings, and you'll probably see a new option to add a credit or debit card. There's not much you can buy with it yet, but the possibilities are almost endless.

The payment UI has three tabs.

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Instagram rolls out native payments in the app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alphabet reports $31.15 billion in revenue for Q1 2018, a 26% increase over last year

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Google parent company Alphabet just announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018, and the news is good across the board. The company took in a whopping $31.15 billion over the three-month period ending March 31st, which is a 26% increase of Q1 of 2017. After expenses, Google had $9.4 billion in net income for Q1.

Analysts had projected Alphabet's revenue numbers to be slightly lower, so the stock initially shot up in after-hours trading.

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Alphabet reports $31.15 billion in revenue for Q1 2018, a 26% increase over last year was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play narrows consumer spending gap versus iOS App Store in Q1 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Despite Android's considerably larger install base, on average, users spend more money on the iOS App Store than they do Google Play. According to a report from app market data analysis firm App Annie, though, the gap has narrowed. Consumer spending on apps from Google Play grew by 25 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2018, compared to a year-over-year growth of 20 percent on the iOS App Store during the same period.

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Google Play narrows consumer spending gap versus iOS App Store in Q1 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Spotify begins public trading under symbol SPOT

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Spotify is now a publicly traded company. The world's largest streaming music provider began public trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SPOT. The stock opened at $165.90 per share and has been trending down since then; according to Market Watch, as of this writing, it's hovering around $153.

The company filed papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public in late February.

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Spotify begins public trading under symbol SPOT was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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