Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Mike Snider

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

Netflix adds 8.8 million new subscribers, 'The Witcher' tracks as most-viewed new series

Netflix added 8.76 million new subscribers, more than expected. Growth came despite the arrival of new streaming competitors Disney+ and Apple TV+. → Read More

Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C., and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most. → Read More

Hold my wine: Vino is on the decline. So what did you drink in 2019, America?

Americans drank and spent more on alcoholic beverages in 2019. Wine drinking fell, but hard seltzers, spirits, craft beer and low-alcohol beer rose. → Read More

Move over, wine. Americans were reaching for more hard seltzers and hard liquor in 2019

Overall, Americans drank more and spent more on alcoholic beverages in 2019. But wine consumption fell for the first time in 25 years. → Read More

Robocalls continue to rise, and these states get the most: Where does yours rank?

As people seek to make money off robocalls, Maryland and Nevada are the states most annoyed by the unwanted intrusions. Where do other states rank? → Read More

Cutting the cord: As prices go up, here's how you can still save money streaming

With so many streaming choices – Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube TV – and prices going up, can cord-cutting save you money? Yes, but hurdles remain. → Read More

Unbundling: Verizon makes it easier to get internet, TV in response to cord-cutting

The telecom company hopes to shake up the industry by unbundling broadband, pay TV and phone services, a nod to those looking to cut the cord. → Read More

Cutting the cord will cost you a bit more as Sling TV gets price increase

Live streaming service Sling TV has raised its monthly prices, while also adding channels including Fox News. This follows competitors' price hikes. → Read More

Video games in 2030: Will I still need a console game system? That depends

Cloud-based video games are prevalent and subscription services let you stream games just as you do Netflix. The future for consoles? Partly cloudy. → Read More

Craigslist: There's finally a mobile app for that on iOS and Android

Online classified ad website Craigslist, founded in 1995, has finally gotten an app. Official apps landed in the Google Play and App Store this week. → Read More

Curing all disease is goal of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan's initiative

With The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan hope to eradicate illness by the end of the century. → Read More

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says the social network should not be 'censoring politicians'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan told CBS This Morning's Gayle King that Facebook should not ban political ads. → Read More

Thanksgiving Day dinner: Tips for cooking turkey, serving a safe, succulent holiday meal

Health officials are warning Thanksgiving cooks to take care in prepping and cooking the holiday turkey, one year after a massive salmonella scare. → Read More

Black Friday: What streaming video device is best for you and can you get a deal?

Whether new to streaming or looking to upgrade your player, Black Friday is a good time to shop for devices from Roku, Amazon, Apple or Google. → Read More

Black Friday streaming music deals: Amazon Music, Tidal for 99 cents, and SiriusXM for $1

Black Friday brings deals for streaming music services include bargains on Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, SiriusXM and other subscription services. → Read More

Charles Schwab reportedly seeking to buy TD Ameritrade in $26 billion deal

Charles Schwab is reportedly offering $26 billion for TD Ameritrade -- a deal that would combine two of the nation's largest discount brokers. → Read More

Charles Schwab reportedly seeking to buy TD Ameritrade in $26 billion deal

Charles Schwab is reportedly offering $26 billion for TD Ameritrade -- a deal that would combine two of the nation's largest discount brokers. → Read More

Vegan sues Burger King because Impossible Whopper is cooked on same grill as beef burgers

A vegan is suing Burger King, charging it is deceptive because the fast food restaurant chain grills its plant-based burgers with beef burgers. → Read More

Video games' big night gets its nominee list for The Game Awards

The Oscars for video games, the Game Awards, announced its nominees for the top video games of 2019. "Death Stranding," got the most nominations. → Read More

Google Stadia video game streaming service goes live Tuesday with 22 games

Google's Stadia cloud service ($129.99, controller, Chromecast Ultra, 3-month subscription) lets you play video games online without a game console. → Read More