Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been cleared to add social functionality following Congress’ passing of a bill that ends the restrictions in the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) letting companies share users’ video rental history. “We are pleased the Senate has moved quickly to modernize the VPPA, giving consumers more freedom to share with friends when they want,” claims Netflix in a statement.
Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR) keeps its Neutral rating by J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster, along with a $52 price target.
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Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has donated $5.5 million in cash along with in-kind resources to 200-plus community organizations in Colorado in 2012.
Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) has a 40 MHz of satellite spectrum and was recently approved by the FCC nod to use unused spectrum to set up a wireless network. Now, the company thinks that Sprint has decided to acquire full stake in Clearwire and not only will it provide access to about 134 MHz of spectrum along with creating a far more dominant force in the wireless industry.
News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) acquired SportsTime Ohio, which is a regional sports network that is based in Cleveland, according to Reuters. The deal’s terms weren’t revealed, but according to a source, it has a value of nearly $230 million.