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Google Launches Chromecast In Europe and Canada

Congratulations, Europe and Canada—you finally get to see what all the fuss over Google’s cheap TV streaming stick is about.

The company is releasing the device, which has been available in the U.S. for $35 since last summer, in 11 countries: Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

A Google representative told me that the international release was delayed partly due to manufacturing and distribution issues. That may reflect lessons Google learned from the U.S. release, during which the Chromecast rapidly sold out shortly after launch.

See also: The First Wave Of New Chromecast Apps Is Here

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That Amazon Prime Price Hike Is Already Happening In Europe

Amazon is raising the price of Amazon Prime subscriptions in the U.K. and Germany by roughly 60% to 70% starting February 26, it announced Friday. The new fee coincides with Amazon’s decision to include streaming video in the deal for its European customers and may be a sign of things to come for U.S. users as well. Amazon said a few weeks ago that it may impose similar increases for domestic Prime users, who have access to free streaming since 2011



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Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft.

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