6at4 Business Report: Limits on Netflix, Pandora and caffeine

April 6, 2012 2:45:41 PM PDT
It's some of the stuff that can help get you through the day, but limits might be coming for some Netflix, Pandora and caffeine users.

Netflix and Pandora Blocked
The Wall Street Journal says Procter and Gamble is blocking employees from watching movies on Netflix or listening to music on Pandora. It's because employees have been logging mega hours and that's causing a major internet slowdown. Many businesses are struggling to keep their networks running smoothly with all the downloading of video and audio; some for legitimate work, some not so much.

Caffeine Energy Drink Limit?
A lack of caffeine can cause a slowdown for many people, but one U.S. senator is trying to put caffeine limits on energy drinks. Senator Dick Durbin is urging the Food and Drug Administration to investigate energy drinks after emergency room visits involving the products jumped 10-fold from 2005 to 2009. Energy drinks don't have to comply with FDA caffeine guidelines for sodas if they're labeled "dietary supplements." The agency says it's looking into the nation's caffeine intake to make sure energy drinks are safe.


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