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Students head to West Coast to learn about retail and digital companies 

Nine UNT students will get to tour Google, Facebook and Amazon headquarters this month as part of a "Digital Study Tour" class. 

The five-day trip across the West Coast will be led by Linda Mihalick, a lecturer who is teaching the class this summer semester. 

"The point is to dream bigger, to open their eyes and to give them the experience of what it might be like to work in ecommerce and digital environments," she said in a press release.

The students will also visit  Macy's, Nordstrom, Walmart and...

Netflix and Amazon Offer Indie Filmmakers Hope (And Lots of Money)
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Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 8:00am

by Angela Watercutter

The biggest players at the Sundance Film Festival are Hollywood outsiders. Amazon and Netflix, with their deep pockets and big ambitions, have picked up several films and havedriven up the bidding for others. Backed by the might of their massive audiences, superior technology, and business models unfettered by the typical constraints of Hollywood, these tech giants provide a new hope for independent filmmakers.

Amazon’s bought five independent films so far, including the well-received ...