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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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By now you probably know that Netflix is splitting its business into two parts: its digital streaming business (retains the name Netflix) and its DVD mailing business, which was its original business (to be called Qwikster). Frankly, I’m surprised Netflix doesn’t buy Hulu.

M-Go Rolls Out On Vizio, Takes On Netflix

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M-Go, which is a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, said the service gives users unlimited access to movies and TV shows, specifically pointing out that access will come much earlier than competing services from Netflix.

Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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The big three options right now are Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and they’re getting bigger: Americans are watching more than an hour of streaming content per day , a number excepted to steadily increase over time. Netflix Basics. A big draw for Netflix is the original shows.

Miramax, Netflix Ink Streaming Deal

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Santa Monica-based Miramax and video rental service Netflix said today that the two have inked a multi-year agreement, which will allow Netflix members to instantly stream motion pictures from the Miramax film library. rental content movie video streaming miramax netflix

Netflix Redux: Is It Ever OK to Fire Your Customers?

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Netflix as a service has always prided itself on movie recommendations that are tailored specifically to you plus user ratings on the quality of films. Netflix needs to segment their customers and charge each what is appropriate. Fan Summary of Netflix Redux, the movie : 2 out of 5.

Disney-ABC, Netflix Extend Streaming Deal

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Burbank-based Disney-ABC Television Group and DVD rental and video streaming business Netflix said this morning that the two have extended an existing, licensing agreement. The two said that the deal will allow Netflix to continue to stream library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channela, and ABC Family. The companies said that the Disney-ABC series will be available on Netflix 30 days after the last episode of each season airs.

VIZIO Pre-loads Netflix On Tablet

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Irvine-based VIZIO , the developer of HDTV and other electronic products, announced this morning that its VIZIO 8" Tablet with Wi-Fi is now pre-loaded with Netflix. The addition of Netflix comes about a month after VIZIO inked a deal to carry Hulu Plus on the tablet device. streaming video netflix computer hdtv tablet vizio

Industry Needs Common Security Standards to Thwart IoT Attacks

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A silver lining has emerged in the wake of the massive and well-publicized denial-of-service attack launched less than two months ago by hackers using millions of IoT devices to cripple the websites of major companies like Amazon, Netflix and Twitter.

Netflix Expands In Hollywood

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Internet video streaming and rental service Netflix is in a major expansion in Hollywood, and has signed a lease fo 200,052 square feet on the Sunset Corridor, the company said Thursday. According to Netflix and Hudson Pacific Properties, Netflix will lease a significant portion of the ICON office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios, as part of a growth and content creation expansion here. Netflix already has major operations in the Los Angeles area.

Netflix To Stream The Interview

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Online video service Netflix said Tuesday that it will start streaming The Interview , the latest online streaming service to offer up the title. Netflix announced the move on its Q4 earnings call Tuesday, saying it will offer up The Interview to U.S.

Netflix Expands In Cuba

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Online video streaming service Netflix --which has significant operations in Los Angeles--opened up its service in Cuba on Monday, one of the first companies back into the country after President Barack Obama''s move to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Communist country. Netflix will charge $7.99 netflix cuba streaming online video hollywood politics international

Netflix To Launch New, Original Content From India

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Online movie and television streaming provider Netflix , which has significant operations in Los Angeles, is launching its first, ever original series from the country of India. Netflix said today that it is filming a new, Netflix original series, based on the novel Sacred Games, by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Netflix said the series will be filmed in Hindi and English, and will be available to its members globally when filmed.

Netflix: We're Now More Popular Than TV

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Netflix , which has major operations in Los Angeles, said today that a new, national survey has ranked its services more popular than even live, traditional television--at least, among those who have streamed a full length show online recently. Netflix said the national survey, run by E-Poll Market Research, found that its poll asking viewers "Where do you go most frequently when you want to watch a TV show?" netflix viewing television streaming survey

Netflix Announces Unlimited Maternity, Paternity Leave

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Movie rental and streaming service Netflix said Tuesday afternoon that it will provide unlimited maternity and paternity leave to its employees, during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. Netflix--which has a significant employee presence in Los Angeles--said the move is part of its move to make sure it can compete for and keep the "most talented individuals in their field". Netflix says it already has "unlimited time off" for its employees.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 17: Activision Blizzard Sets Its Sights on Television

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CheckAlt picks up Klik Technologies, Activision Blizzard announces Netflix series, Los Angeles venture capitalist secures startup funds, and more

Netflix, The CW In New Content Licensing Deal

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Netflix , the television and movie-streaming service which has significant operations in Los Angeles, and The CW Network said last night that they are in a new, multi-year content licensing relationship. The two said that the new agreement between the two allows Netflix to remain the exclusive, U.S. netflix content licensing subscription television streaming

Activision Blizzard To Debut Animated Television Series On Netflix

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According to Activision Blizzard, the studio has created Skylanders Academy , a new, animated series which will show on Netflix. activision blizzard content netflix streaming animated videogameSanta Monica-based Activision Blizzard says that it is branching out its content to the world of streaming television with its first, original title out of its new television and film studio, Activision Blizzard Studios.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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Apple’s service revenue is growing, and they’re making investments to compete more directly in producing original content (against the likes of Netflix, Amazon, etc.). In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths.

Hasbro, Netflix Team On Kids Programming

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Beverly Hills-based Hasbro Studios , the content division of toy maker Hasbro, and streaming media provider Netflix said Thursday that the two are in an expanded, multi-year programming agreement. hasbro netflix content streaming video hollywood

Netflix Drops Qwikster Plans

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Online video streaming service Netflix , in a dramatic reversal, said this morning that it will not be splitting the company into two, and will continue to offer both DVDs by mail and streaming movies. In a statement, the firm said it "moved too fast" in announcing the move a few weeks ago, where it said it would split its DVD by mail service into a new company called Qwikster, and continue on the path of streaming video with Netflix.

Hulu To Carry Epix After Netflix Falling Out

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu scored a major win this weekend, and has inked a deal with television network Epix , after Netflix said it would not renew and existing deal with Epix for its content. Netflix said it will stop carrying Epix movies at the end of September, and said that "now is the time" to stream movies from Epix on its service. movie content hollywood television streaming netflix epix hulu

Hulu Snags New Marketing Head From Netflix

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Wall was most recently at Netflix, as part of that company''s global creative team. Hulu said wall had headed up the Netflix "Watch Responsibly" compaign, plus campaigns for "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Arrested Development," and "Hemlock Grove". hulu marketing streaming executive television netflix

Netflix In Deal To Carry ABC's How To Get Away With Murder

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Netflix said it has inked a deal to become the exclusive streaming provider of the season one episodes of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder , the company said Friday. Netflix started making the first season of the series available on its service this weekend, throughout the U.S., Netflix has significant operations in Los Angeles. netflix murder hollywood streaming television series content

Hulu Ends Free Viewing

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In a move to align itself with its paid-subscription rivals, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, television-streaming service Hulu of Santa Monica has ended its free-to-view streaming service

Netflix Manifesto

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 -- Netflix Manifesto. Recently what looks to be a Netflix power point made its way around the net titled Reference Guide on our Freedom and Responsibility Culture. This document which looks to be a cultural manifesto for their salaried employees is well worth the 128 page read. See [link] (more

Netflix, Disney In UK, Ireland Streaming Deal

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Netflix and the Walt Disney Company announced this morning that the two have reached a deal to bring live action and animated films from Disney to Netflix customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. netflix ireland disney international content video licensing hollywood

Top Tips for Streaming Services: Cutting the Cord the Smart Way

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Netflix. Netflix has both quantity and quality.but isn’t very timely. Use Add-Ons: There are scores of Netflix add-ons to help you find certain shows, search for random episodes, and much more. For additional insight, please visit Gadget Review on Hulu Plus vs Netflix.

Quarterly Co. Snags Netflix Co-Founder As CEO

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The company said today that Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has been appointed CEO of the company, to help grow and expand the company''s offerings. redbox lowe mitch ecommerce subscription gifts executive netflix quarterly Hollywood-based Quarterly Co. ,

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 20: Netflix Countersues Fox Over Employee Poaching Claims

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Netflix countersues Fox over employee poaching claims, SAG-AFTRA rejects final offer from video game industry, and Seriously launches “Best Fiends” sequel mobile game

Why Friday’s Massive DDoS Attack Should Be Terrifying

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Friday’s attack affected Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, AWS, Airbnb, Reddit, GitHub and many more companies at once. Friday’s massive DDoS attack made a number of hugely popular websites unavailable for much of the country for large parts of the day. Our service wasn’t directly affected by this incident, but the nature and scope of this attack is tremendously worrisome.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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There was an inkling of the changes to be when interactive TV services like NetFlix, Hulu and On Demand debuted as frenemies to traditional TV viewing. TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005.

ExecTec on the Netflix Manifesto

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 -- ExecTec on the Netflix Manifesto. See [link] (more

Netflix, Disney-ABC TV In Streaming Deal

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Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group announced this morning that the two are in a new, licensing agreement, which will allow Netflix to stream episodes from the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, and ABC Family over the Internet. According to the firms, episodes will be made available on Netflix no earlier than 15 days after initial telecast. netflix disney television streaming content video

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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The Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley panel came next and featured a heated discussion between a former employee of Netflix and Fox representatives. Over $50,000 in prize money. Big crowd of entrepreneurs, professors, students, and established professionals. Filled with innovation.

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Netflix, NBC Universal Ink Streaming Deal

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Beverly Hills-based NBC Universal Domestic Television DIstribution and DVD rental provider Netflix said Friday that they have expanded a license agreement covering streaming of NBC TV shows. According to the two, the deal allows Netflix customers to view prior season cable and broadcast TV series. Tags: netflix content streaming video television cable hollywood

Disney-ABC Television Links With Netflix On Lost, Other ABC Shows

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Disney-ABC Television and movie rental service Netflix reported this morning that they are in a deal, which will make "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," and other ABC television series available via streaming to Netflix customers. According to Netflix, the episodes went live this weekend, and is an extension of a September deal between the firms focused on series from the Disney Channel. Tags: disney television netflix shows content hollywood

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 4: Fisker Relaunches His Electric Car Brand

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Fisker relaunches his electric car brand, Disney rumored to be looking at Netflix acquisition, MTV to make shows for Snapchat, and more

Netflix Gets Walt Disney Studios’ Approval | Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement

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Netflix Inc and The Walt Disney Company have joined hands to give US film lovers high quality animated and live action films. ” According to them, the new multi-year licensing agreement will make Netflix Walt Disney’s exclusive U.S.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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With a full day’s usage (reading twitter, watching some Netflix, downloading apps, making a few phone calls), the battery still had plenty of juice at the end of the day to continue, and then some.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 17: Mitú to Create Latino Content for MLB

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secrecy culture may clash with the requirements of a public company, and Seinfeld’s “Comedian’s in Cars” leaving Crackle for Netflix Mitú to create Latino content for MLB, Snap Inc.