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Consumers still want something for nothing

It's no surprise: People prefer watching videos for free.

Nearly half (48 percent) of all time spent watching videos online is via YouTube, according to a survey appearing in a Wall Street Journal blog. YouTube, of course, is a free service.

In the survey, Netflix is second (22 percent) and Hulu third (8 percent); both are paid video services. (For the blog, click here.)

Anecdotally, Netflix appears to be catching on among consumers who buy entire seasons of their favorite television series. Sometimes they even will hold a weekend party to watch an entire season of a series, such as “Mad Men.”

Today’s teens react to Internet of 1990s

Those of us who recall the infancy of the World Wide Web should enjoy this video of teenagers today reacting to a 1990s video tutorial on how to use the Internet.

Business Insider had some fun with the video: Check out the primitive look of the websites. Plus, at one point, Internet users are reminded that when they type in a Web address, they must start with http:// – and of course, we also hear that once-familiar distinctive sound of a dial-up modem.

Will iPhone prices fall?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Android prices are expected to fall this year. But iPhone prices, meanwhile, could rise – if Apple has its way.

As the Journal notes, Apple protects its luxury brands and is not likely to trim its price.

For the story, click here.

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