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Love Kept Them Together – Netflix Won’t Split

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, October 10th, 2011
Posted in: News

 Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings announced that the plans to split their DVD distribution business into a separate company (Qwikster) has been cancelled because of customer feedback. While I’d love to believe that the many emails and articles like this one were the reason for the reconciliation I believe it may also have involved Amazon’s recent Read More…

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Streaming Wars: Netflix Grabs DreamWorks, Amazon Signs Fox

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, September 26th, 2011

With Amazon set to announce its new tablet that reportedly will include a subscription to the company’s streaming video service, “Prime”, CEO Jeff Bezos announced that 20th Century Fox had agreed to license much of its TV shows and movies library for streaming.  The library will include approximately 2,000 titles including a slew of movies Read More…

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Dear Netflix – Think of the Children!

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, sent me an email apologizing for the way Netflix communicated their most recent price increase. Some of you (okay maybe 20 million of you) also received a similar message. Mr. Hastings opened up and told us about his deepest fears and then he broke the bad news…it would be better Read More…

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Netflix Announces They Are Splitting into Two Services

on Monday, September 19th, 2011
Posted in: Articles

Every Netflix subscriber – and most everyone else who reads or hears the news – learned a couple of months ago that Netflix was drastically increasing their rates. (Scroll down to July 12th’s entry.) Instead of $7.99/month for one DVD at-a-time or $9.99/month for one DVD at-a-time plus unlimited streaming, the DVD mailing service would Read More…