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Netflix accuses Yahoo exec of kickback scheme

Four months after being hired by Yahoo to run its data operations, Mike Kail is accused by his former employer Netflix of secretly collecting “commissions” from two valley IT companies that did business with the Los Gatos streaming video giant. 
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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick comes in a small package with a bargain price, but rival devices offer more services and are less frustrating to use.  
 
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Today: GoPro will begin manufacturing drones stocked with its action cameras, the Wall Street Journal reports, a possible revenue boost for the freshly public company. Also: Hewlett-Packard hits 52-week high after earnings report.  
 
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Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.  
 
U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.  
 
U.S. regulators have declined to approve Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir as part of a combination hepatitis C treatment with another antiviral drug called asunaprevir.  
 
Power strips are great outlet multipliers, but if they’re defective or used the wrong way, they can cause shock and disastrous fires.  
 
Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? Not to unboxers and the millions of people who watch their videos on YouTube.  
 
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Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.  
 
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People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the same system.